Friday, 15 February 2013

Lucky Me!

Today at the Card a Day Blog, the theme is St. Patrick’s Day! I always think of the pot of gold and Lepruchauns when I think of St. Patrick’s Day…. and then I think of what I feel so lucky to have found in my life…. true love!


Using three cut files (two called Pot of Gold, and one a basic heart) and Silhouette Studio, I made a simple print and cut to cover the card front and fold over to the inside, to reveal my “pot of gold”.

pot of gold cut fileslucky me

How I could embellish it… I’m kicking myself for getting rid of the Ferrero Rocher gold foil from the chocolate yesterday (would have been spectacular ripped into little bits and glued onto the “gold” in the pot. I’ve opted instead to highlight the heart on the card front with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic ™ . I tried to take a picture of how neat it looks, but sometimes pictures don’t do the final product justice…


Sometimes I think focusing on one thing to embellish does the trick, don’t you?

Enjoy! And make sure you check out the challenges at the Card a Day Blog!

Friday, 1 February 2013

A Spot of Tea You Say!

This week’s theme at the Card a Day Blog is Invitations!

I put together a simple digital card today, just to bring me back to my roots…. and how I began paper crafting in the first place….. making posters for staff luncheons and functions.I did this for the most part digitally. I started out using Print Artist and then Printmaster and Print Shop. My current “digital” software of choice though is Craft Artist 2 ( from Serif ). 

The digikit that I used was Afternoon Tea (which came as a bonus when I ordered the software).  The one thing I use the software most often for is removing the background of pictures… (I’ll show that in my next card!).

The nice thing about doing digital cards, is that you can use what you do as a foundation for doing print and cut cards (I’ve done lots of these… printing and cutting out the embellishments), or if you are more into traditional cardmaking, using your digital efforts as a layout idea.  My goal is to show you something different to do “digitally” for the next few cards I make… also I want to show you some neat products I’ve used to make a plain printed card grand!  Stay tuned, I’ve committed to doing a card every two weeks on my blog, and hopefully some in between too!


spot of tea