Sunday, 13 May 2012

Christening Rocker and Easel Cards

Hi There

Thanks for popping in.We have been away for the past week on our narrowboat Firefly. I miss being able to make cards when I am away but I don't think Tim my husband would be too impressed.We are meant to be getting away from everything for a while. I get the odd comment about the little square patches from the sticky pads that seem to get everywhere at home, so perhaps the boat is not the place. I did try once but found that I couldn't be as creative when I don't have all my bits and pieces around. Besides which we seem to have enough kit with us as it is.

On the way home we stopped off in Lancashire for my Great Nephews Christening. I had to do 2 cards one for my Mum and another from us. For the easel card I imported the Clipart Fairy Easel shape into Craft Artist  and then changed the colour to blue I also imported a picture of Louis and framed it with CA and faded the image so that it was in the background not easy to see but it does look lovely,Added a verse and cut out the shapes by hand. Mounted the easel in the usual way onto 260gsm card added a ribbon with a button and a few card candy to add interest. The box is made from 260 gsm card which I printed from My Craft Studio Celestial Horizons backgrounds.

For this rocker  card I used another Clipartfairy Baptism Angel Boy image. The backgrounds are from a range on the Craft Artist which I cut out with my newly acquired Grand Calibur Floral Circles. Layered and mounted onto 260gsm card I found this stiff enough not to need help with standing.I held back with the glitter.I love the smokiness of the image on this.

I suppose I had better stop messing about with my blog now. Washing and the usual post holiday stuff to sort out. I also have a couple of cards to finish. Hope you will call again.

Sue x


  1. Welcome back from your hols Sue, hope the Christening went well. Two beautiful cards. Your Niece should be thrilled. Jools. xx

  2. Not niece nephew. I just realsied I had posted the rocker before> My first post!oops