Well it has been a week sine my last post and it's now eight days since I fractured my wrist. So I haven't actually made any cards since, although I have to confess to using my guillotine with my elbow yesterday to trim a few Christmas card inserts so that I could get the cards ready for the post. And I gave hubby his first papercrafting lesson. I don't think he cares much for double sided tape somehow - there was a great deal of muttering about going to the shop and buying a box of cards! But he did a really good job, as I knew he would.
Today I would like to share with you a card I made a couple of weeks ago but have had to keep under wraps because it was for my son's birthday, which is today. Here is the card
This cute little fella owns my son and his girlfriend and I took this photograph back in September when we visited them. To make the topper I first took the photograph into my Corel Painter Essentials and converted it into an oil painting and then took it into Serif Craft Artist and added the page curls. I then added all the other embellishments including the hessian background and little pawprints from digikits - the embellishments I know were in the Daisy Trail "Furry Friends" digikit. I printed this out onto gentle gloss paper from Joanna Sheen and then matted and layered it onto Coredinations cardstock from Crafters Companion and some copper coloured embossed foil card which I have had forever and originally came from Create and Craft. The corners were cut from Coredinations card using a Sprllbinders die.
And for once I actually remembered to take a piccie of the insert:
This is the sort of card my friends and family know me best for - a very personalised one. I hope you have enjoyed looking at it. I know my son likes it, and that's what counts!
Thankyou for dropping in.