30 April 2011

DCM - By Royal Appointment

Here's my go at this weeks Daring Cardmakers Challenge. The challenge was to make a card with a royal or patriotic theme. You can check out the challenge here, http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/2011/04/by-royal-appointment.html
I picked out the red, white and blue patriotic colour theme and added some bling for the royal because those royals have some serious bling!

Papers are a mix of Sassafras and October Afternoon. The white is just plain white embossed with my Cuttlebug.
xx Leo

21 April 2011

Some of my favourite cards

I've just been browsing through my blog looking for card samples and I forgot how many cards I've posted up on my blog over the years so I though it would be fun to post some of my favourite ones together. It's funny too to see my style hasn't really changed as much as I thought it had, (it starts from the oldest to the newest). Have a go on your blog it's fun, I just used the 'post a photo from this blog' option on Blogger and it comes up with all the photos you've posted up then you can browse though them.

How has your style changed over the time you've been blogging?
xx Leo

15 April 2011

Finish Up Friday

This Friday I'm still working on finishing up my Crafty Templates card samples for this month. It's been my birthday this week and so I was kind of arm twisted into having 3 days off. I did some rushed ones before my birthday but I wasn't happy with all of them so today I've been fixed to the desk trying to catch up where I left off, eek!
I'm not sure I'm going to bother with tidying this Friday I'll probably still be working until late but I'm still calling this a 'Finish Up Friday' post as what I am doing essentially is finishing up some projects :-D

I really like this card from this months set I'm doing right now. I always end up with small off cut bits when making cards so I wanted to think up a simple way of using them up to make a card....
I love cards like this, ones you'd be able to give to anyone so you can make them up in advance and just by changing up the colours you can make them different every time.
xx Leo

1 April 2011

Finish Up Friday

So I've been trying to find time to blog and I figured I need a regular feature to push me to it. Today I was tidying around my desk and I thought I really should be trying to use some more bits and pieces I've got leftover instead of just adding to my scraps bag. So I've combined the two ideas and come up with Finish Up Friday!
Every Friday I'm going to {try} to add a regular post that makes something using up what I have out on my desk then pop on my blog and load it up. Fingers crossed it'll give me motivation to not let my blog get all neglected and cobwebby, yuk.

Ok so today I'm going to start off with the first Finish Up Friday post.
Here's what I've got piled up on my desk this week:
A Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe pad, (I've mostly just used the off cuts I shoved back in here) and stickers, Echo Park For the Record stickers and leftover paper scraps, Jenni Bowlin Dot alphabet stickers, Sassafras Indie Girl Journal Stickers and some other random off cuts of paper/card and bits.

I had a request to make a mothers day card so I started with that and decided to make a couple of cards.

Finished Card

Then another card as I still had some off cut bits to use...

Finished card

Still had little bits of paper leftover so I used them to decorate the envelope too:

Feel free to join me in the quest to tidy on Friday and finish up by making use of those leftover little bits!
xx Leo