Friday, 17 September 2010

Cards R Us... not!

There has been a few birthdays this month which means my feeble card making has been cranked up a notch. I don't know why I struggle with them but I do - is it the small scale I wonder?

Bombshell stamp Stampotique stamp & Gauche Alchemy wallpaper swatch
My favourite card to make - ever. So easy but I love the effect. I bought these fairy laser cuts from an Etsy seller - he has sadly stopped selling for a while so am really getting miserly with the couple of cuts I have left. I just colour them black slather some glitter glue over a pretty background, slap on the die cut and Bob's your Uncle.

I now have a spick and span desk and shelf area! Only taken me since Wednesday - should I want to I could now resurrect my fledgling pin-up career. Oh yes I could.

G'night all .

20 comments:

  1. OMG Carmen these cards rock! I love the images you've used and that stitchy image from SB is awesome, and the fairy laser cuts are brilliant (might have to invest when he starts reselling). x

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  2. the cards a re fab, you doubt yourslf way to much, love the fairy its so awesome!!! love the use of pin up type girls, i think they are great art, sexy in a clean way if ya ge me drift ;-)

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  3. I love them all...that bombshell card ROCKS! Well done!

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  4. Don't know why you think you have a problem - these are great! I love all that grungy texture thing going on. Take it from us, you are a good card maker! :-P

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  5. My inability to make cards is well documented, so you have my sympathy. I love them all - but particularly like the middle one. Shame about the Etsy seller - some people have no HEART!

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  6. The cards are fantastic :) Dont be so hard on youself x

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  7. You always make me laugh Carmen. NOT AT YOUR CARDS!!! But at what you say.(phew that was a close one rofl).
    Theres nothing wrong with these... all are fabulous!! I love the images of the first, the Stampotiqueness of the second :0) and the third is as you say fantastic in its simplicity yet stunning to look at .

    ....my top tip if you are looking for one (which has always worked for me) is to never start with a card blank - leave placing it onto your folded cardstock last of all, that way you are free to build the card as it develops and not feel restricted by boundaries. (You need a few various sizes though in your blank card box until you end up 'usually' making around the same shape each time.

    And if that fails and you still hate making them (even though your cards are gorgeous looking at these), then there's always Clintons lol (I buy all my bloke cards and a good percentage of my other cards from there rofl)

    :0) x

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  8. I love them- far better than my shite

    I don't believe I've started selling my stuff AS YOU ASKED and you aren't doing it yourself yet

    THAT WAS THE DEAL.....

    If my shite sells yours will go like hot cakes!

    ....mmmm cake

    I loooove da cake!

    xxxx

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  9. Great cards! Love the middle one with the stamped image x

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  10. So what on Earth is wrong with your cards? They are fab!!!!

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  11. Carmen, there is NOWT wrong with your cards, I love them - I saw the Stampotique one on the challenge site yesterday - I want that stamp (no, I don't have it...!!) but I ADORE that fairy. I nearly fell off the stool I am crouched on at my computer when I read Jo C-S says she buys some of her cards....!!! Have a great day, posing on your desk, lol.

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  12. I'm with MZ D - Let other people judge (and buy) they are less harsh than you are with yourself, 17th April I want one... any one of the above...

    I think we should pose with our burnt offerings if there is now space - we can cover our faces with the chopping boards and let them guess who is who from the body parts ....hey if we do it Friday it can be your Rocking post?

    Dx

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  13. bronze work - pipe in the vice - junior hacksaw the length, two pairs of pliers wrench the tube open, hammer the blugger till it's flat - junior hacksaw to ATC size - file the edges so no ripped flesh risk, dremmel engraver head - off you go design, dremmel drill head - hole top corner, laminate a sketch, cropodile hole - put a bit of spare lamination plastic at back - laminated sketch at front - line up the three holes (back plastic, copper atc middle, front laminate) - cropodile eyelet - this way the laminate swivels up to reveal the 'linguini' underneath - and Hey No Injuries!!!

    Dx

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  14. I love all of them and am a proud owner of the second one! It's beautiful and have no understanding of why you don't like making cards because the one I've got is awesome as are the others you've made!

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  15. Right behind you hunni! Cards are not my forte! Still say yours look fab mind. xx

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  16. Hi Carmen, thanks for stopping by my blog, come by any time for a goth fix! I agree with you about doing cards and ATCs, working small can be a bitch, no room for filler. Yours are sweet and a little bit edgy too, especially the first two. Very nice!

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  17. love the fairy one, not made a card in aaaages.

    Re. cups....depends how big your are...oooer missus!

    I bought a set of measuring cups from the £1 shop, there is a 1 cup, 2/3 cup, a 1/4 cup, a tblspn,teaspoon and a 1/2 tsp.

    I use them for all american recipes. x

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  18. Your cards are wonderful Carmen. And they do the job. Keep doing them.
    I love the fairy Laser cut.


    Carmen that is one of the great advantages of polymer clay, there are quite a few things you can put in the oven with it.
    Paper does not even combust until 451 degrees F. so you have quite a lot of lee way before setting the house on fire ;-D

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  19. Trying to catch up with all my blog friends ....not sure where time has gone. I love your cards ..the fairy one is so pretty....must do some crafting ...soon ...well later I think xx

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  20. hey, just found your blog because it was featured on the Fiskarettes site - I LOVE your style! It's great to see a darkness coming in that is so different from most of the stuff out there. I especially like the Stampotique card in the middle. Keep up the fantastic work - I'll be following from now on! x

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