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Monday, 31 August 2009

Catch Up

Time for a bit of a catch up, firstly a card that I just finished making, I did make a matching envelope too but I forgot to take pics before I put it inside the envelope to be posted lol
I used my own sketch for the layout.
The card itself is for my younger brother who has just moved out of home and into his own flat with his girlfriend.

The front, I used all new goodies (see below), on this card.

The inside with one of the new papers I got :)

A side view (before I put the flowers on it, because I only just remembered about them after I took this picture lol
As you can see I printed out the digital stamp 4 times (it has 1 dog and the house, but as it was for a couple I thought it would be a nice touch to add a second dog). I popped up the original dog and the ladybird then I also popped up the second dog along with the sentiment, which I hand-wrote and then I finally popped up the whole image from the card. I also drew a little bow for the second dog
I coloured with Whispers brush markers and chalked the sky and added a little chalk to the grass also, so it blended a little above the 'grass lines' and around the flower heads.

The sketch I made and used for this card.

And finally, some more goodies that arrived in the post a few days ago all from
6x6 'Secret Garden' papers by Papermania (£1), 4x Fabric Flowers (40 per pack @ 50p each!), 4x Duo Snag 'Em stamps (50p each!), 3x Sticky Ribbons, 1x Black Ink, x2 ATC Backgrounds, Kimono Decoupage sheet, 2x Double sided tape, 2x Music Embellishments, Miniture Oriental Postcard embellishments

What a bargain too, everything was either 50p or £1 and the sale is still on so get yourself over there!

Card Recipe:

  • Card Stock
  • 6x6 'Secret Garden' paper pack by Papermania
  • 'Welcome to my Home' digital stamp by Elizabeth, available here from Softpencil on Etsy
  • Butterflies & Flowers Sticky Ribbon by Papermania from
  • Fabric Flowers
  • 3d Foam Squares
  • Whispers Brush Markers
  • Faber-Castell Chalks for the sky, grass and her cheeks. Colours used were; 146 (sky blue), 101 (white), 141 (delft blue), 171 (light green), 280 (burnt umber), 188 (sanguine) and 182 (brown ochre)
  • Double sided tape
  • Scoreboard
  • Bone folder


  1. Soooooo beautiful card!!! I love it! I´m sure your brother and his girlfriend will be very happy to receive it! I love the addition of the "girl puppy" you did ;)

  2. What a gorgeous card :)

    I have come from Jude's blog candy to say hi :)

    So glad I did :)

    Have a fabulous day
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