Monday 29 March 2010


I made this card for my wonderful aunt for her birthday next month.
The mounted picture is of "Elsie" my aunt's auntie (my great aunt) who died tragically at the age of  just 28 in the early 1930s.

I used the Free Photo Editing Software "PHOTOSCAPE" which is downloadable from the net to turn the scanned photo into a sketch.
The "lace" is border punched card dabbed over with a cream ink pad and decorated with tiny left over negative peels offs.

The flowers were punched out in two sizes (3 of each) sprayed with water scrunched up tightly,  reopened and left to dry which gives them more dimension.
The ribbon I had matched the background too well so I glued it onto brown card then mounted it with gold mirri card to lift it from the card.

Vince X

A few Easter Cards

I've been quite busy lately but still managed to make a few Easter cards to send out using "Nobunny like you" stamps from The Angel Company
The "Happy Easter" word stamps are from my friend the extremely talented artist Paula Pascual, which sold out very quickly from QVC UK recently.
Well done Paula.  XX

Vince X

Sunday 21 March 2010

Dawn Bibby's birthday card.

A rather large card that I made for Dawn Bibby from QVC (UK), we went to see her at Olympia on Friday, she was rather bemused by it  :0)
Inside it has a poem called "Queen of Craft" .
Dawn really is a sweetheart, I admire her a lot.

We also presented Julian Ballantyne with his very own "Bibbyology" certificate kindly signed and dated by Dawn.
He was so pleased with it and showed it off proudly to everyone.
For those of you that don't know Julian he's a long serving presenter on QVC (Uk) a great guy who is always hinting he should get an ology for his rather "over enthusiastic" crafting abilities.
Well now he has one though it is a basic level certificate.

We were pleased at last to meet Amy Shaw, another presenter on QVC (UK) who was so friendly and attentive.

The highlight of the day for us was to meet Marc a fellow crafter who spent the whole afternoon walking round the event with us.

All in all we had a great day and met some wonderful people.

Vince X

Friday 19 March 2010

My Craft Studio Cards

This is the same base card as the one below only I rubbed over the lower one with red and brown ink stamps.
These are the cards I made using the "My Craft Studio" Ready Printed Paper Kit to be shown on Ideal World's TV show today (Fri 19th March)
I Hope you like them

Vince X

Wednesday 17 March 2010

ButternutSage Designs Style Card

I've always been a big fan of Donna's card designs at "ButternutSage Designs"
Her style is simplistic, clean and stunning.
I had so much work on recently that I missed out on her recent competition to create a card in her unique style. The lucky winner of which won $100.
I did eventually get round to make a card, but was too late to enter it.

But still, here is my little homage to the lovely Donna, long may she craft.

Please click here to visit Donna's wonderful blog.

Vince X

Sunday 7 March 2010

Fab's Birthday card

10"X8" card, I spritz the whole of the green backing paper with Gold Cosmic Shimmer and matted it with Gold mirror card. inked around the edge and then glued the whole thing to the base card. (I'm afraid the cosmic shimmer and edge inking didn't photo very well)

The topper was made using Dawn Bibby's tree stamp which is much too nice just to be used at Xmas,  available from her shop click here

I embossed the inked image in Gold embossing powder and added some owl stickers (bought at Paperchase)
Then I stamped the swirls on a strip of card and embossed that too in Gold, after adding some Promarker coloured flowers I topped and tailed it with some ribbon, stamped the sentiment and added some gems.

Thank you for looking
Vince X


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