I made this card for my boss who just loves his coffee.
Dawn’s Handmade Cards & Gifts
After learning a friends little girl was besotted with Minnie Mouse after a recent trip to Disneyland Paris, the theme for her card was a bit of a no-brainer.
She was over the moon with her card and just as excited to receive her first letter from the postman. Feels great to make a little girl very happy on her birthday.
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I saw an explosion card in an edition of Creativity magazine and decided to make it earlier in the year for my brother’s 40th birthday.
Since then I have made quite a few explosion cards and everybody seems to love them.
Here’s my latest makes:-
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 thought I’d share with you a few more of my recent card makes that I made for a friend’s daughters birthday.
Firstly I made a mobile phone card from her niece. She loves her technology and I spied a similar one on Pinterest. A really quick and easy make which can be totally personalised in favourite colours, name, age and whatever messages suit. Loved the end result.
Also on the order list was a sister card. As the young lady in question likes ice skating I liked this idea of using a snow globe shape. I used acetate to make a circle for the centre of the card and stuck a printed picture to it. To get the snow flakes I just used silver glitter glue. A bit fiddly in parts but it was worth it.
I saw this card in the Creativity magazine and used the free papers that came with the magazine.
I saw this card online and as my friend’s daughter is a bit of a shop-a-holic, I really wanted to give it a go. I love this card and I will definitely be making more in the future – again it’s one of those cards which can be customised to suit the recipients favourite colours.
Feel free to take a look at other cards and crochet items I have made on my Facebook page Dawn’s Handmade Cards and Gifts. If you like what you see please share with your friends and family.
Just thought I’d share a few makes with you.
First of all a card for my brother in law. It’s a family joke that he resembles Al from Toy Story 2 (Al’s Toy Barn) so it was this was a bit of a no-brainer. Not as complicated as it looks really and it went down a storm.
Next International Friendship Day – 30th July was International Friendship Day so I want to show my friends how much I appreciated them by sending a card. Again another simple make which I saw in a magazine but they much greatly received.
A got a some freebie papers and toppers on a magazine so I created this gorgeous card for my niece. At first I wasn’t sure who I was going to send it too but my son picked it out of the box so I added “Happy Birthday” and “Cousin” and it was good to go.
Not sure if I’ve posted this one before (sorry if I have). This was for my hubby from my son – bit of a rushed job while the hubster was out walking the dog.
And lastly, a gorgeous birthday card for a 3 year old Peppa Pig fan – it speaks for itself really.
My boss at work loves her cats so it was a no brainer which theme to choose for her birthday card.
A very simple design and very quick and easy to make. She loved it.
I’m pleased to say that I have had a few orders from my newly formed Facebook page (Dawn’s Handmade Cards and Gifts for anybody who would like to take a look). So I’ve had my hands kept pretty busy over the last couple of weeks. At the moment I cannot share the pictures of finished items as the gifts haven’t been given yet and I don’t want any pictures to leak (I know it’s very unlikely but I’d rather wait than take the chance). I promise I will share as soon as I can.
In the meantime I will share with you a nice quick make that I found in a magazine, using the freebie papers and images that came with the mag. It’s a bit of an awkward size to get an envelope for so I think I might have to master the art of envelope making for future projects.
The mistake I made with this card, was I didn’t scan the picture or papers before making the card – so I can’t make this exact same card again but I can obviously make it slightly different. After making this card I now quickly scan my free papers onto my computer – just in case.