Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Birthday Card

I was asked to make " a sort of  funny but I'm not sure what he likes" birthday card...and since don't know the recipient at all and so I can't help on that front, I played it safe with this slightly "cheesey"  card.

I used a kraft base with a decorative dots embossed white panel and yellow as the core colour and the cute little mouse from the life in the forest stamp set, some gorgeous new washi, the sentiment from  Just Sayin' set  was cut using word bubbles framelits and the stars were cut using the Little Pieces embosslits.

For the inside I used one of the image stamps from Giggle Greetings  which I stamped onto whisper white card, cut out and adhered to the inside of the card...and I teamed it with with one word stamps form Age Awareness photopolymer set.

A bit cheesey perhaps but I think it works...

Until next time, take care

Christa   xx 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

MDS to the rescue again

Yesterday I got a call with a last minute request to make a couple of cards that needed to be ready by tonight. This is the first time I have been asked for this type of card and so it was MDS to the rescue once again...

There was a very short amount of time to make these cards and as the two young people are part of the same family and the message  and wishes are the same for each, I kept the design the same and just changed the colours.

 The more I use MDS the more impressed I am with just how simple it is .  I can do the whole layout, change the colours, add elements so simply and can check it all before I save the project.  It is a far quicker process than if I stood in my craftroom surrounded by all my supplies...  and the end result - two cards ready for the young people who are about to set off to start their life adventures at University.

Of course MDS will never replace the pleasure of designing and making things from scratch in the usual way in my craftroom, but when time is short or the project is very specific, MDS is an extra tool available for me to use.

If you still haven't tried MDS you can download a trial version for free via my online store. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. As always if you have any questions please do let me know

Until next time, take care

Christa   xx 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Not sleeping on the job...honest

I haven't fallen asleep at my desk...but I did dislocate my elbow and tear a tendon which has made crafting a bit of a challenge...but with the help of  some fabulous ESP support (physio not psychic)  things are slowly settling..

Of course babies have no sense of timing and one in our family decided to come today -  a week earlier than expected...and so  I say a hearty Thank Goodness for MDS!  

Using MDS I was able to design, print and assemble this cute baby card today and all without too much strain on my poorly arm. I printed out the main panel already sized to fit my card base and I also printed the blocks, teddy and onesie a second time, cut them out and popped them on the card with dimensionals. A couple of basic rhinestones and it was good to go.

A pretty pink card for a beautiful baby girl.

If you haven't tried MDS yet, what are you waiting for? It proved a life saver for me today and you can try it for free. If you'd like to know just drop me a line.

Until next time,

Christa   xx