Been very busy making cards, cards, and more cards. And a bit of crochet now and again.
Here’s another selection of my handy work. Can’t believe I’ve only been doing this since the New Year – feel like I’ve done so much and learnt so much. My creations have come on in leaps and bounds – when I look back at my first makes I can’t believe how basic they look.
I made this card for a friends engagement. And it was my first attempt at paper cutting. I chose a fairly simple heart pattern and a not so simple Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
Two things I’ve learnt – 1. Stick to simple designs and 2. Reverse the design to any ink and pencil lines are on the back.
Anyone else who enjoys paper cutting I would hugely appreciate any other tips.
Dawn’s Handmade Cards and Gifts
My daughter and her boyfriend have been together to a year and I wanted to make the occassion special for them so I made this simple but, I think, effective little card to mark the event.
I used some textured card which I had bought very cheaply (89p for 8 A4 sheets) from Home Bargains – amazingly thick and good quality considering the price, definitely a bargain.
I was intending on printing some heart paper off but my printer has decided it’s not printing properly (a problem that needs rectifying as I use my printer an awful lot now I’m into this card making malarchy 🙂 ). So instead I rummaged through my stash and came across some pretty pink paper which I think works equally well.
The tricky part was cutting out the heart shapes with a craft knife – if anyone has any tips on how to effectively cut curves and circles with a craft knife if would be much appreciated.
Here’s the finished piece.
I think my next mission will be to learn calligraphy as I think it will add an extra special finished to some of my cards. But I’m a lefty so I know it’s not going to be an easy task.
A quick anniversary card made from the Craftseller magazine. Was supposed to be a Valentines card but I think it works equally well as an anniversary card.
Today I decided to use my two crocheted love hearts to make my mum and dads anniversary card. And as promised here’s a picture.
I used some freebie patterned paper to cover a plain white card. I also found some lovely white paper with silver embelishments to mount my hearts.
I then made happy anniversary tags out of card covered in pink paper and added a homemade bow.
I’m quite chuffed with the results as it was my own ideas and believe me having ideas is definitely not my strong point 🙂