Saturday, 18 October 2014

Silver Machine for Ed

Hello :-) Today I have the 1st of my overlap cards between my 2 blogs. This is a birthday card I have made for one of hubby's work colleagues. His birthday isn't until December but I am trying to get ahead of myself before I get into Christmas Fair mode.

I followed this week's sketch over at Sketch Saturday as it was perfect for a man's card. I have used the Silver Machine decoupage sheet by La Pashe, which is now available in my shop. I layered it onto Crate Paper Random & Studio Calico Sundrifter papers. I stamped the sentiment using Stazon onto Kraft card & cut into a tag. x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch Saturday - Challenge #332
Incy Wincy Designs - Tic Tac Toe (Happy Birthday, Free Space, Pastel Green)
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Sweet Birthday

I have decided to now use this blog for any personal cards that I make & to use my blog linked to my website www.threadbarecrafts.com for any cards that I make as samples or stock. I am at a point now where I really want to keep them as seperated as possible. There may occassionally be an overlap but not very often. So here is today's card.


I have used this sweet image from Pollycraft & coloured her with Promarkers & Mirage pens. I am really beginning to like these new pens & will be adding to my collection soon. I have added some white WOS to the spots on her cossie & also to the shell in her hair.

The papers are a mix of Core'dination, Mambi, Nitwits & a freebie from Papercraft Essentials. To finish it off I added flat backed pearls, organza ribbon, & the fab sentiment from Craft Creations. x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Crafty Sentiments - Things that start with a "G" (Girl)
Penny's - Polka Dots

Thursday, 18 September 2014

G'Day Mate

Been a bit busy with work so the creating stood still again over the last couple of weeks ;-( But I have finally managed to complete another Xmas card. This time this great Santa image came from Make It Crafty.


I coloured him with Promarkers & using last week's sketch from SSW2. Unfortunately I won't get to enter it into their challenge. I layered it onto AC Cardstock & Dovecraft BTB Vintage Christmas. I added red gingham ribbon, gems & this great sentiment from Craft Creations x Clare x

Challenges I have Entered.......
Passion For Promarkers - Make It Digital
ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Something Festive
ABC Challenge - T is for Tic Tac Toe (Ribbon, Sentiment, Pearls or Gems)
Stamp & Create - Circles or Dots

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Wedding Card

This is another commission for a new customer & I thought it was about time my poor Morehead stamp was allowed out of the drawer.

I coloured the image with Promarkers & added some clear WOS to the bride's veil & dress. Here is a closeup of the image.
I used these gorgeous papers from the WRMK Antique Chic collection & added some lace, organza, a heart embellishment & some Bling Flat Backed Pearls. For the inside of the card I again pulled out an item that has been neglected in my drawer.
The inside was left fairly plain as the card needed to be posted & I didn't want to add any extra weight. The die used for the centre is a Sizzix Ornate die that has sadly been unused since I bought it x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Pearls
ABC Challenge - Shabby Chic
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

A bit Minor

Depending on the weather I could be doing my last car show of the year so I need to get a few cards made up ready for the weekend. This one features a Morris Minor decoupage sheet from La Pashe that has been sat in a drawer waiting to be used.
This week at Sketch Saturday you get to choose the sketch you want to use from previous weeks so I chose #225. I teamed the image with Recollections Mosaic Memories & Gorjuss Girl papers. They are backed on to Regal Blue Centura Pearl card. To finish it off I added 2 black gems.

I kept the inside pretty simple, just replicating the front using the same papers. x Clare x

Challenges I entered........
Sketch Saturday - With Bugaboo Stamps Using Sketch #225
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Dig Deep
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes



Friday, 29 August 2014

Cheeky Get Well

I was asked by a colleague of hubby's to make a card for a family member who was recovering from an operation. I was told, female card, funny rather than flowers. So why not have flowers & funny? Here is the result.

I am not one for girly colours, but I am loving this combo of purple & yellow. I used my Trim 'n' Score to emboss the edges of the flaps.  I got hubby to do the sentiment for me using a font called Harrington.

I photoshopped the image so I could create a page of flowers to colour using Lilac & Lavender Promarkers & the Blender pen. I am hoping to do a tutorial for this soon.
The image on the inside is one of my favourite images from Redonkadoodles. It always makes me smile when I print it out.

 I have coloured it with Promarkers & using 3 layers created a 3D image. Added some more flowers to the inside of the card. x Clare x


Challenges I have entered.......
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Girl Power
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Warm Sunshiney Colours
Stamp & Create - Anything Goes