Saturday, 31 January 2009

Valentine Pattern Papers Freebies

I wanted to share some papers I designed that have a Valentines theme. They are 8x8 ins and are at 200dpi. There are two designs that come in three colourways each. Just click the sample image to download from 4shared.
Valentines Hearts:

and Valentine Squared:

I hope that you enjoy them.

: ) Estazia

Monday, 26 January 2009

Hearts and Kisses. A valentines card.

I'd like to share a valentines card that I made. I realised that the only heart punch I had wasn't really the shape of heart I was looking for so I had to improvise and use a large six petal flower punch (Woodware super 2" Flower). I drew lines on the back to divide all the petals like slices of a pie; I then cut out two "slices" width to create a heart (see the shaded area in the diagram).

I then mounted the hearts on white punched circles, popping the centre one up with dimensional pads. Two rows of pricked holes along the bottom of the card were cross-stitched with red button thread to create 'kisses' and I wrote 'love and' in the space left in the rows. The paper for the hearts came from the Little Sizzles 'Country' paper pad by Sissix. I think this has a more masculine feel to it so it's great for male friend or relative. The sentiment could also be changed, maybe hugs and kisses?

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

A belated Happy New Year and some cards...

Wow! Two and half weeks into the new year already and I haven't blogged since before Christmas!

I hope that you enjoyed your holidays in whatever form they come and that this new year will prove to be a fabulous one.

I have been crafting like crazy finishing off a few gifts for people that I knew I wouldn't be seeing until after christmas and I've been making cards for birthdays that fall within the first two months of the year.
So with that in mind here is a card that I made for my aunt who is 81 on the 29th. It's been a tough year for her as she lost her husband of 59 years and discovered that she has breast cancer in both breasts. She has been amazing in her attitude to all that life has sent her this year!

I used a blue grey pre-scored card base and stamped four blossoms out of the 'From the Garden' set by Fancy Pants and used a blossom branch from the same set to make a border strip. The inks are pumkin pie, always artichoke and chocolate chip by Stampin up.

And this card is for my nephew who will turn 11 on february 8th. I can't believe how big he has grown.

I used black glitter card for the base and stamped a dotted star border using real red ink (Stampin Up) onto cream cardstock. The sentiment was stamped onto the same cream cardstock using a Just-rite monogram stamper and cut out using a circle punch.

The little space bugs are from a stamp sheet by Crafters Companion and coloured with Polychromos pencils.

Thanks for looking.