Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Helen Broxap

Saturday, 21 July 2012

40th Card for a Man

I'm never sure what to do for cards for male friends and family.  But my crafty group friend Tamara seems to always make some nice clean and simple male cards and I'm sure I remember seeing something like this style on her blog but can't find it but click here for the rest of her blog as there are some fab card ideas there :-) Hope you don't mind, Tam! 

Anyway it went down well with my work colleague so I guess that all that matters.  And guess what, it is green - funny that!

Papers used were Papermania secret garden ones which I haven't used in so long.  Thanks for the inspiration Tam, and hope it inspires others.

Helen x

Monday, 2 July 2012

A Gorjuss Stepper Card

Earlier in the year I got invited to a Teddy Bears Picnic (they are not just for little girls, although there were quite a few there as well).  The organiser, who happens to be one of my closest friends, had a birthday this month so I just had to use the Gorjuss Girls stamp with the little bear.  So cute!

I added to the image to a stepper card similar to my previous one .  The pretty paper is Kate Knight, and the flowers are craftwork cards (as usual!).

Here's a close up of the flowers on the stepper.

It has been coloured with my trusty Pro&Flex Markers.She's such a nice stamp to colour as the image isn't too fiddly.

Such an embellished card needed an extra special envelope.  So I had to whip out the Enveloplus Board from Crafters Companion. Such an easy tool to use to make super envelopes like this:

At least it made a bit of a first impression and the card was very much appreciated. Hope you like it too!

Helen x