Card making

Special cards for special people

A while ago I was asked to make 12 cards for a wheelchair display team from by their trainer. They use the butterfly symbol to symbolise the freedom they feel when dancing so I had to include a butterfly on each card. They have done exceptionally well in their competitions and the trainer wanted some special cards to congratulate them and to say well done. I used my Kanban Magnificence set and dies. The trainer was thrilled with them; she has now sent them out and said I can share the photo of them.

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Card making

Altenew Floral Card

I’ve not been crafting as much recently as I was away and life has been extra busy. Here is my latest make. My Altenew stamps made into a topper. I showed a friend the photo yesterday and she wants it made into a card for her mum. I painted the flowers with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Japanese Watercolour Paints then added a touch of Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen. Then there is a photo of the finished card.

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Card making, greeting cards, handmade cards, Papercrafting

Seahorse Cards

My latest batch of cards made using some of the toppers I had started – not added sentiments yet. All made with my new Kuretake Gansai Tambi Japanese Watercolour Paints (36 Colour Set) from Amazon. The stamps were from @Wish and the starfish embellishments and coloured beads were too. I highlighted the seahorses with gold Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers. The other embellishments were my favourite Nuvo Drops to match the backgrounds. I used a metallic multicolour stamp for some of the greenery and added highlights with a white gel pen. All in my favourite colours! If you know anyone who would like a card like this please get in touch.

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Card making, greeting cards, handmade cards, Papercrafting

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolour paints

I’ve been playing with my new watercolours today. I saw them on a jennifermcguireink video and she recommended them. They are by Kuretake Gansai Tambi Japanese Watercolour Paints (36 Colour Set) which I bought on Amazon and arrived today. Not brilliant photos but I couldn’t wait to share. I will post the finished cards when they are done. The paints are beautiful and so easy to use – almost make me look good. If you want any crafting ideas then watch Jennifer’s videos – they are so clear and informative – so glad I found her when searching for craft videos. My other two favourites that I follow on You Tube and Instagram are The Hedgehog Hollow and Katherine Warner. Check them out.

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Card making, Crafting, greeting cards, handmade cards, Papercrafting

First Christmas Card Made!

First Christmas Card made with the set free with the Papercrafter Magazine that my article is in. I used clear Nuvo Drops for the snow to fill the white space. I cut a piece of the card in the set to make the ground, popped out the die cuts, trimming any edges that were needed, and layered them up on the card.

I made this yesterday, I tried going in the craft room today but according to my car it’s 36.5 degreees today and as hot air rises, upstairs is out of bounds today – unless I want to end up as a puddle on the floor 😃

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Card making, Crafting, greeting cards, handmade cards, Papercrafting

Papercrafter Magazine Club Papercrafter

My ‘proud moment’ alert! @papercraftermag saw one of my cards that I had made and asked to feature it in their magazine. I have just received the next issue and this is the article they printed. Thank you Papercrafter for getting in touch. You’ve made my day! #cardmaking #papercraft #handmadecards #cardmaker #papercrafting #handmade #cards #cardmakinghobby #papercrafts #card #crafting #handmadecard #cardmakingideas #craft #crafts #greetingcards #nuvodrops #unicorn #pinkandpurple #rainbow