Sunday, 20 November 2011

Age cards

I have been busy this week working on a few orders.My First card is for a colleague's son who turns twenty-one next weekend. He is a mechanic, so I went for a cogs and tools look. All of the images on this card were free clip art from the net, as was the font.
 The tools are novelty buttons that I've had in my stash for years.
My next card is for a lovely student I have in my class two days a week. She will turn Eighteen on Friday. For this one I used a computer generated number and then a Waltzing Mouse stamp for the fancy circle.
The roses and leaves were made with Marrianne dies, the border was made with my new Martha Stewart Doily lace punch (I wore out the old one) and the circles were cut with nesties. I used the Victoriana embossing folder on this one.
One of our lunchtime supervisors is fifty at the end of next week, so this next one is for her.
I cut out some numbers and used B&J soothing sunset, my ink dusters and a Fun Stamps paisley stamp to decorate them. The flowers and leaves were punches and the background was embossed with a paisley cuttlebug embossing folder, and the background paper is some I had printed out from an Artylicious cd, and just used a corner of it. The sentiment is a Waltzing mouse stamp. 
Finally I have a card for which I pieced together a selection of scraps and finished off with a little scene using Hobby art Scene it Tuscany stamps and coloured with Distress inks. I was rather pleased that you can't tell the backing paper was in five pieces and the corrugated card covers a big jagged gap!
The more I look at it the more I think I made a bit of a faux pas, as there is only one glass and two bottles of wine partially drunk! Apart from the first one I made all of these from scraps and snippets, so they are all eligible to be entered into Jules's Crafty Snippet Challenge.


Tracy said...

Hi Sally
Superb creations with fabulous details.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lisa Jane said...

wow you have been busy Sally.. i love the little button tools .. so cute .. but i think my fave is the one with the rolled roses
Lisa x

craftimamma said...

Wow, you have been busy Sally. These are great and I too love the second one. It's so crisp and elegant. Love the colour of those beautiful roses.

Well done on making so many snippet cards. Jules will be proud of you.

Lesley Xx

Cath Wilson said...

You should be pleased, too, Sally - I'd never have guessed in a million years - it looks brilliant! I like those stamps, too ... Love your age cards - I just wouldn't have known where to start with cards like that, so I'm in awe of them. Love the embossing, too and those WM stamps look interesting. Lovely work. Have a good week xxx

Spyder said...

Fabulous cards, I love the 'Key' card, and will have to go hunting for some of those clip arts for a card I have to do coming up in the next week or two.

Jules said...

Beautiful makes Sal .. .. you have certainly been very busy!!

I love them all but the 18th one is my favourite. A gorgeous finished look.

Love Jules xx

Ruth said...

Hi Sally, these are gorgeous cards! All beautiful in their own way,
Ruth x

lisa said...

You've been so industrious, Sally. What a lovely collection of cards.
I have that leaf die and have made the roll up flowers loads of times but never used the leaves. Now I've seen them I don't know why as they look gorgeous with your flowers.
Hope you are well. Bet you are up to your ears in Christmas productions and the like.
Hugs Lisax

Carola Bartz said...

You really have been very busy. Could you share a bit of your creativity with me?? I'm so awfully slow.


Wow Sally - what a great collection of cards. The 18th birthday card is stunning - LOVE the beautiful Roses and leaves. Great work!
Sylvia x

Izzwizz said...

Some fab cards there - love those tool buttons!

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous cards. Kim

Vicky Hayes said...

Hi Sally, you have been busy! Those little tool buttons are so cute and I love the pretty 18th card and the fabulous 50 one too with its gorgeous colours. But my favourite one is the last one now you've pointed out the two half full bottles and the one glass... I'm wondering whether there might be some empties in the foreground and maybe someone under the table?!!! Vx

Linby said...

You have been busy with all these great cards.. I like all the tools on the first one - great male card. I also love those red roses and leaves-so beautiful.

Sally said...

Hi Sally, great cards, all of them but I have to agree with Jules & say that the 18th birthday card is my fave,as I love the look.
Saly M x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Great selection of cards. Love the 18th one especially xxx

Louise said...

Hi Sally,
What lovely cards you've created and well done on reducing your snippet mountain. I especially like the 18th birthday card. x