Wednesday, 9 February 2011

A few cards that I have thrown together!

Sorry I haven't been around much over the last few days.  With the preparing for and then guest presenting the TV shows on Create and Craft last week it's been a little hectic around here, as I'm sure you can image.  I'd like to say thank you very much to everyone who watched the TV shows and supported the launch of our newest Papercraft Factory release Craft The Year Away by either buying from Create and Craft or directly from our website  It's been a great success and the wonderful reaction, comments and general support we have received from you all overwhelms me everytime. 

OK OK, the Oscar speech is over now don't worry!  As some of you wont have caught the shows I guest presented last week on TV I thought I'd share a few of the demo cards that I made to give you a taste of the new craft CD.

I'll start off with the LOVE word book that I made using word book pages from Craft The Year Away CD ROM the February Love collection.

The heart is a digi stamp on the CD which I coloured in using Promarkers.  The 'All you need is..' writing is also from the CD.  I just wrote it using the new writer available on the CD using the Impact Label font..which is proving to be pretty popular with my Design Team!!

Next up is a nice bright Easter themed card..

The daffodils are also a digi stamp from the CD. What I did was print the plain black outlined version of the digital stamp directly onto the yellow gingham paper and then printed out another coloured version of the daffs. exactly the same size, on white card which I cut out and then layered over the top using a few foam pads to give it a bit of height.  The sentiment was created using the writer on the CD (Impact Label font again!) and by layering it onto a co ordinating paper from the same collection (April Fool) a relatively simple but very effective card was pulled together pretty quickly.

Right onto another card,  this one is actually one of my favourite cards I've made in a while.  We are back on the love theme, with Valentines Day so close I suppose it has to be done..

This card was created using one of our new templates, a wobble card.  If you print the card full size it will be an A5 card but you can reduce the size in the workspace in the Craft The Year Away CD and make it any size that you like really. This one is A5. I used the Marching On paper collection for this one. The rainbow image is another digital stamp from the CD.  I used the coloured version for speed but if you want to colour your own rainbow then there is a black outlined one available to use.  The sentiment was printed out using the writer on the CD. To finish off I just added a little doodling around the edges of the layered paper using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen in black and a Sakura Gelly Roll pen in gold on the sentiment.  Another simple 'Anice' card but still fun to make!!

Last but not least for my cards today is another lovey dovey card I'm afraid..

This card was created using a template to create the square card with patterned hearts picked out on it.  In the other templates available on the CD there are two in the same vain but with circles and stars picked out instead.  They make a great base for a card.  The 'U&ME' part of the sentiment was created using the individual characters available on the CD for each collection (this collection is Evening in June) and the 'Forever' the writer again and that favourite Impact Label font!  With a little inking around the edges of the sentiments and a heart on opposite corners just doodled with a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in Silver it was finished!

Well that's my round up of cards I made on Create and Craft last Friday so I just have time to remind you that this months challenge over at the Funky Hand Design Team challenge Blog Get Funky! is still on the go, so you can still join in until the 14th of the month.  Paula has just posted her entry for this month and it's a great reminder to use up those left over bits of paper us crafters never seems to be able to throw away.  Take a look at it here

If you are inspired, join in with the challenge and have a chance to win a little prize. If you don't fancy the challenge this month, have a glance at all the fab posts the Design Team have put up so far this month and leave them a comment, I know they would really appreciate them. We'd love to see you over there!

Speak again very soon
Anice xx

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