Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Great card and blog candy over at In My Minds Eye

This wonderful card is NOT mine.  I saw it over on Kadie's blog In My Mind's Eye.  She's giving away some blog candy until 21st April so hop on over and take a look.
I think the theme of her card and colours are great for our men's cards and I will certainly be following her blog more.
Back soon.....

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Have you seen these...

....wonderful cards by Rach.

The first card, found in more detail here, uses an image from Sugar Nellie called 'where's mine?'.

The second uses a Whiff of Joy image called 'King's Jester Charlie'.

In all of Rach's cards (including her girlie ones) it's not just the image that I like but the unusual papers used in the background. I wonder does she choose her background before colouring or vice-versa? Her attention to detail is second to none.

I know that she colours her images using copic markers and has actually produced a detailed tutorial on her blog showing her processes. Go and have a look at her site, it's well worth it.

Hope you find it as inspirational as I do.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Birthday Card for my Dad

Well this is my first entry on this blog.  As you can see it is a card I made for my Dad whose birthday is on Easter Sunday.  I am also entering it in the Crafty Goings On blog candy in the vain hope of winning that wonderful set of Copic Markers.  To make it I've used:
  • Card - Bazill Basics Classic - Carob
  • Image - Gardening George - downloadable image from Crafty Goings On
  • Paper, Chipboards, Ribbon - Dovecraft Masculine range
With the exception of the image, the items are for sale in my shop  This is the first time I've attempted my own image and I found it very therapeutic.  I've certainly gained the confidence to give it another go.