Lil' old Me

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
I am a full-time working mum who works shifts with a son Richard aged 23 and a daughter Emma aged 21. I have been married to my lovely Husband Paul for 26 years. My passion in life, besides my family, is papercrafting, especially cardmaking, although I "dabble" in scrapbooking. I was introduced to Jewellery making in 2012 and found another addiction :) I have been cardmaking since 2006. I am also a bit of a tigger freak!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Elzybells Challenge #35

The challenge this time on Elzybells Blog is to make your own backing paper. I love doing this but don't spend enough time making it as there are sooooo many beautiful papers out there. I thought as I had not done any for so long I would make two cards - one girl and one boy.

This first card has paper made using sentiment stamp onto white card then heat embossed using clear embossing powder and chalk inks blended over.

Image : Cutie Patootie (07-020) from Elzybells
Sentiment: Wishes/birthday/thanks (03-175) from Elzybells
Medium: Promarkers
Tools: Cuttlebug, blossom nesties, circle nesties, Woodware Daisy punch in 3 sizes
Pearls, spacers and brads from stash

This card is a little simpler. I stamped the backgrounds onto blue card using new pigment ink from Elzybells in whipped cream. I made a simple easel card and matt and layered blue and yellow bazzill.

Image, sentiment & background stamps: Boys will be Boys clear set (20-008) from Elzybells
Medium: Proamarkers
Tools: Cuttlebug & nesties
Brads from stash

11 comments:

Sonia said...

Fab cards Jane :)
Hugs Sonia x

~ Ali ~ said...

Fabby cards honey your backing is brilliant.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Jane,
These are beautiful but my favourite has to be the girl card. It's so charming and gorgeously coloured.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Kat said...

I love both of these flowers Jane. Love the colours of the first one. Great background paper you made. I don't do it enough either. The second one is really cute too.

Kat xx

Cheryl said...

fab cards again hun love the colurs and images too hugs cheryl xxxxx

**Inge** said...

Gorgeous cards Jane, love the snail background at the boys card!

Inge xOx

hayward69 said...

Love both these cards they are gorgeous. Really love the images and the dp used.

Will have to sort out buying some tickets for the NEC soon if you were still wanting to go.

Jayne xx

Cathy said...

Fabby cards Jane .. love your backing papers.
The colours in the first are gorgeous, and those nesties are very tempting LOL!!!
Fantastic easel card too, a great boy's card.
Hugs
Cathy xx

strawberry fields said...

Great cards. Love the pink especially!
f x

Sarah said...

Fab cards Jane! I love the backgrounds, especially the first one with the soft pink colours.
A great male card too, i'm never very good at them!
xx :0)

Gingerbread Gal said...

Wonderful Cards! Love all the layers and your fabulous backgrounds! Great job!
:) Rachel