Monday, 25 August 2014

A pretty floral shaped Christmas card kit


Hello folks,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and that those of you lucky enough to be having a long weekend (like me) are having a good Bank Holiday, even if it is a wet one. Well it wouldn't feel like a Bank Holiday if it wasn't raining would it? ;o)

Do you also realise that Christmas is exactly four months from today? Only another 122 days to go! So, in case you feel like making a start on your Christmas cards, I've just added a new Christmas kit to my store. It's a pretty floral shaped Christmas card featuring a lovely vintage image that I fell in love with. I hope you like it.


Bowl of Poinsettias Shaped Fold Card Kit




This pretty shaped Christmas card comes with a blank sentiment panel so that you can also devise your own sentiments and a choice of inserts (one with a greeting and one without).

The card can be left unlayered and used as a quick card or you can add the optional decoupage layers that are included. It comes with a co-ordinating envelope though it is also designed to fit a standard 6x6 inch envelope if you only want to make the card. Step by step instructions are included on each of the sheets.

This kit contains SEVEN sheets to choose from:

  • a shaped card base sheet
  • a layers sheet with the optional decoupage layers for the front of the card plus a blank sentiment panel layer
  • a sheet with a fully shaped insert which has been left blank for your own greeting or message
  • an alternative insert sheet with a greeting (Best Christmas Wishes)
  • an envelope front sheet
  • an envelope back sheet
  • a matching backing paper that you can print onto the reverse side of the card base sheet if you would like the inside of the card to be patterned


All the sheets are 300dpi, high resolution sheets, for quality printing.

Raw Graphics © Twisted Papers and KayMiller Designs (used under licence)
Design, concept & template © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)

Here it is finished:
































You can find this pretty new Christmas card kit HERE.

I hope you have a good week.

Hugs
Von

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Who knows a little princess who would love to receive a special card?


Hello everyone,

I hope your week is going well. Mine seems to be zipping past again as usual.

I've been busy making a cute new card that will delight any little princesses you may know or maybe even bigger ones too. ;o) We're all young at heart after all. I hope you like it.


Snow Princess Bracket Edge Shadow Box Fold Card Kit




This sweet scenic shadow box card will delight any little princesses you may know. Three different inserts are included, two with greetings and one which has been left blank, making this multi-use kit suitable for almost any occasion including Birthdays; sending your best wishes for a special day; or telling someone you are thinking of them.

The finished card measures 7x7 inches, it comes with a co-ordinating envelope, and folds flat for posting. Step by step instructions are included on each of the sheets.

This kit contains NINE sheets:
  • a sheet with the shaped card front base panel
  • a sheet with the shaped shadow box panel and it’s optional decoupage layers – the wording on the sentiment reads ‘We are like a snowflake, all different in our own beautiful way’; an alternative panel is also included which reads ‘Snowflakes are kisses from Heaven’; and there is also a blank panel if you prefer to devise your own sentiment
  • a shaped matching card insert sheet which has been left blank so that you can write your own greeting or message
  • a second insert sheet with a generic greeting (Wishing you a magical day)
  • a third insert sheet with a Birthday greeting (Special Birthday Wishes for our little princess)
  • a sheet with the shaped card base back panel
  • an envelope front sheet
  • an envelope back sheet
  • a co-ordinating backing paper that you can print onto the reverse side of the card front base panel and card base back panel if you would like the inside of the card to be patterned and the reverse side of the shadow box panel if you would like the inside of the shadow box to be patterned

All sheets are 300dpi, high resolution sheets, for quality printing.

Raw Graphics © Nitwit Collections (Licence Number: 31327)
Design, concept, verses & template © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)

Here's a closer look at her:






































You can find her HERE.

Thanks for reading.
Von

Monday, 18 August 2014

A pretty floral easel card kit for poppy lovers


Hello everyone,

I hope you had a great weekend.

I made a Birthday card for my sister last week. She adores poppies so it had to be a card featuring poppies in some way.

I must admit that I didn't find it easy to source some suitable poppy graphics so I had a couple of false starts getting something suitable to come together until I came across these stunning vintage poppies and immediately fell in love with them. They seemed to compliment Pam's lovely painting perfectly.

I then decided to make it into a card kit so that other people could make it too, so I hope you like it as much as my sister does.


Poppy Meadow Easel Card Kit




This pretty multi-use easel card will partilcularly appeal to anyone who loves poppies. Seven different sentiment panel layers are included for the stop as well as a blank panel so that you can also devise your own sentiments. It’s suitable for a wide range of occasions including: Birthdays; Mother’s Day; saying thank you or hello; telling someone you are thinking of them; wishing someone well; or just sending a friendly greeting.

This card comes with a co-ordinating envelope though it is also sized to fit a standard 5x7 inch envelope if you don’t want to make the matching envelope. Step by step instructions are included on each of the sheets.

This kit contains EIGHT sheets:

  • a sheet with the easel base panel with a blank greetings panel for your own message or greeting
  • two sheets with the easel top panel and the optional decoupage layers for the top panel
  • a sheet with the easel stop panel; two of the sentiment panel layers for the stop panel (Happy Birthday and Happy Mother’s Day); plus a blank sentiment panel layer that you can use to tailor the card for other occasions
  • a sheet with five alternative sentiment panel layers for the stop panel (Especially for You; You are in our thoughts; Wishing you well; Thank you so much; and Just saying hello)
  • an envelope front sheet
  • an envelope back sheet
  • a backing paper sheet for you to print onto the reverse side of the easel base and first top panel sheet if you want the back of your card to be patterned


All the sheets are 300dpi high resolution sheets for quality printing.

Raw Graphics © PamelaWest; TheOldDesignShop; and Angelica S. (Licence Number: NK2127)

Design & template © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)

Here's a more detailed look at it:

































You can find this pretty new card kit HERE.

Thanks for reading.
Von

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Another Christmas place setting set


Hello everyone,

It's finally feeling a lot cooler here now. Dare I say it? I actually felt chilly this morning, LOL. I never thought I'd end up enjoying being cold but it did make a pleasant change. ;o)

I've got a bit more energy this week so I'm trying to finish off a few things that I've had on the go for a while now.

I have made a second festive place setting set which can be used on it’s own or it will also co-ordinate with my Christmas Candles Place Setting Set if you want to alternate place settings when you need to dress up a big table for a large family gathering or party.

I can't decide which set I like best as they are both pretty. If you wanted to go mad, you could even dress your table differently for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Christmas Bells Place Setting Set




You can dress your Christmas table with this pretty festive place setting set and making it look lovely for the big day. This place setting set consists of a place mat, coasters, cracker with topper panel, place cards, napkin rings and detailed instructions for making them up.

The cracker in this pretty set could also be used to gift wrap small presents and the cracker topper panels could also be used as gift tags.

If you want your crackers to go bang when pulled, you will also need to source some cracker snaps.

The place mat measures 11.3 inches (28.75cm) by 7.9 inches (20cm) and the coasters are 4 inches (10cm) square. The finished size of the cracker is approximately 9.25 inches (23.5cm) long by 2.25 inches (5.5cm) wide with the middle section of the cracker being 3.5 inches (9cm) long. The topper panels are 2.6 inches (6.75cm) in diameter. The place cards are 3.5 inches (9cm) wide by 2.2 inches (5.5cm) high and the napkin rings are 1.5 inches wide (4cm) wide by 2.25 (6cm) inches in diameter when made up.

This set contains EIGHT sheets:

  • a sheet with the place mat
  • a sheet with two double sided coasters, which can be cut apart if you prefer to make four single sided coasters
  • a sheet with the cracker panel
  • a sheet with 6 cracker topper panels and their optional decoupage layer
  • a sheet with four place cards
  • a sheet with six napkin rings
  • a matching backing paper that you can print onto the reverse side of any of the sheets, as desired
  • a sheet with instructions for making the set up, along with additional instructions on some of the individual sheets

The wording on the cracker panel and napkin rings reads ‘May the magic of Christmas shine in your heart throughout the year’.

All the sheets are 300dpi high resolution sheets for quality printing and can be printed as many times as required to make up your set.

Raw Graphics © Nitwit Collections (Licence Number: 31327)
Design & templates © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)

Here's a closer look at each of the items in the set:


























You can find this pretty new set HERE.

This place setting set is also available in an exclusive value for money twin pack, along the co-ordinating Christmas Candles version of this set, which can be found HERE.

That's it for today but hopefully I'll have another new kit finished very soon.

Hugs
Von

Monday, 11 August 2014

A pretty new Christmas place setting


Hello everyone,

Well that was another weekend gone in the blink on an eye. I hope you found some time to enjoy it while it lasted.

I thought I would have a little break from making card kits and do something else for a change. So I've been thinking ahead and working on a new Christmas place setting. So if you want your table to look a picture on the big day then maybe this is for you?


Christmas Candles Place Setting Set




You can dress your Christmas table with this pretty festive place setting set and making it look lovely for the big day. This place setting set consists of a place mat, coasters, cracker with topper panel, place cards, napkin rings and detailed instructions for making them up.

The cracker in this pretty set could also be used to gift wrap small presents and the cracker topper panels could be used as gift tags.

If you want your crackers to go bang when pulled, you will also need to source some cracker snaps.

The place mat measures 11.3 inches (28.75cm) by 7.9 inches (20cm) and the coasters are 4 inches (10cm) square. The finished size of the cracker is approximately 9.25 inches (23.5cm) long by 2.25 inches (5.5cm) wide with the middle section of the cracker being 3.5 inches (9cm) long. The topper panels are 2.6 inches (6.75cm) in diameter. The place cards are 3.5 inches (9cm) wide by 2.2 inches (5.5cm) high and the napkin rings are 1.5 inches wide (4cm) wide by 2.25 (6cm) inches in diameter when made up.

This set contains EIGHT sheets:

  • a sheet with the place mat
  • a sheet with two double sided coasters, which can be cut apart if you prefer to make four single sided coasters
  • a sheet with the cracker panel
  • a sheet with 6 cracker topper panels and their optional decoupage layer
  • a sheet with four place cards
  • a sheet with six napkin rings
  • a matching backing paper that you can print onto the reverse side of any of the sheets, as desired
  • a sheet with instructions for making the set up, along with additional instructions on some of the individual sheets


The wording on the cracker panel and napkin rings reads ‘May the magic of Christmas shine in your heart throughout the year’.

All the sheets are 300dpi high resolution sheets for quality printing and can be printed as many times as required to make up your set.

Raw Graphics © Nitwit Collections (Licence Number: 31327)
Design & templates © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)

Here's a closer look at all the items in this set:

































You can find this new set HERE.

I hope you all have a good week.

Hugs
Von

Sunday, 10 August 2014

A video tutorial for my 3D layer cards


Hello everyone,

I hope that you are all having an enjoyable weekend.

Sammy from CMD has made another excellent video, this time showing how to assemble my 3D layer cards, and has again very kindly given me permission to share her video. So a big thank you to Sammy for her generosity as it is much appreciated.

This style of card is actually very easy to make and the layers are quicker and easier to cut out than traditional decoupage layers and you end up with a lovely 3D card which will fold flat posting.

I hope you enjoy watching the video.




You can find all my 3D layer cards HERE if you want to have a go at making one.

Don't forget that the current coupon code is still valid until midnight tonight. The code 1YEAR25 will allow you to save 25% when you place an order for £3 or more at my store.

Hugs
Von

Friday, 8 August 2014

Who fancies a coffee? Or knows someone who can never resist?


Hello everyone,

I hope that you've all had a good week.

Well the cooler weather didn't last long, I'm sitting here roasting again. It's just airless. It's getting murkier outside now, so I'm just hoping that it's brewing up for some rain and that will clear the air again. Though fingers crossed that it waits until hubby gets home from work as I don't fancy starting the weekend with a disgruntled soggy husband. ;o)

Luckily I managed to get a new card kit made while it was cool enough to work so at least I've got something to show for this week. I hope you like it.


Coffee Time Over The Top Easel Card Kit





This homely coffee-themed easel card is large and impressive and will go down well with any coffee addicts you may know. A choice of eight sentiment panel layers are included for the stop panel, as well as a blank one making this multi-use card kit suitable for a wide range of occasions including: Anniversaries; Birthdays; Father’s Day; Valentine’s Day; showing appreciation; saying thank you; or just telling someone that you love them.

You can use this card as is or you can add the optional decoupage layers that are included to the top and stop panels. It comes with a co-ordinating envelope though it is also sized to fit a standard C5 (9x6.5 inch) envelope if you don’t want to make the matching envelope. Step by step instructions are included on each of the sheets.

This kit contains SEVEN sheets:

  • a sheet with the easel base with a greetings panel which has been left blank for your own message or greeting
  • a sheet with the easel top and stop panels
  • a sheet with the optional decoupage layers for the top panel
  • a sheet with the optional decoupage layers for the stop panel including eight different sentiment panel layers (I love you a LATTE; Thanks a LATTE; You MOCHA me crazy; I want to EXPRESSO my love for you; I want to EXPRESSO my thanks; I want to EXPRESSO my appreciation; Life tastes better with COFFEE; and Wake up and smell the COFFEE) and a blank panel that you can use to devise your own sentiments
  • an envelope front sheet
  • an envelope back sheet
  • a matching backing paper that you can print onto the back of your easel base and top panel sheets if you want the back of your card to be patterned


The word art on the inside of the card and the back of the envelope reads ‘ Life tastes better with coffee’ and the wordstrip on the front of the envelope reads ‘Everything is better with coffee’.

All the sheets are 300dpi, high resolution sheets, for quality printing.

Raw Graphics © Nitwit Collections (Licence Number: 31327)
Design, concept, sentiments & template © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)

And here's the finished article:

































You can find this homely new card kit HERE.

Don't forget that the current coupon code is still valid until midnight on the 10th of August. The code 1YEAR25 will allow you to save 25% when you place an order for £3 or more at my store.

I hope that you have something fun planned for the weekend. Have a good one!

Hugs
Von

Monday, 4 August 2014

1 year old today, a coupon code & a new Christmas card kit


Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well.

It's finally feeling a bit cooler here now, thank goodness. It rained heavily over the weekend which has cooled it down at last. I finally just about feel human again. ;o)

It's exactly a year today since I opened my own store. I can't believe that it's been a whole year already. It's both amazing and frightening how quick the time has gone by. That's me another year older too as well as my store, LOL.

To celebrate my first anniversary and as a thank you to everyone who has supported my store over the last year, I have a coupon code for you. The code 1YEAR25 will allow you to save 25% when you place an order for £3 or more. The coupon code is valid for the next week, it will expire on the 11th of August 2014, which means you can use it up until midnight on the 10th of August. It can be used as many times as you want during that period.

I also have a new card kit to show you. It's a new Christmas kit this time. I hope you like it.


Sweet Tidings Cracker Shaped Fold Card Kit




This unusual large scalloped cracker card will please any recipient. Two shaped inserts are included (with and without greeting).

The card can be left unlayered and used as a quick card or you can add the optional decoupage layers that are included. It comes with a matching envelope though it is also designed to fit a standard C5 (9x6.5 inch) envelope if you only want to make the card. Step by step instructions are included on each of the sheets.

This kit contains EIGHT sheets in all:

  • a shaped card base sheet
  • two layers sheets with the optional decoupage layers for the front of the card
  • a shaped matching card insert sheet which has been left blank so that you can write your own greeting or message
  • an alternative insert sheet with a greeting (Wishing you a sweet cracker of a Christmas)
  • an envelope front sheet
  • an envelope back sheet
  • a matching backing paper that you can print onto the back of your card base sheet if you want the inside of your card to be patterned


All the sheets are 300dpi, high resolution sheets, for quality printing.

Raw Graphics © Nitwit Collections (Licence Number: 31327)
Design, concept & template © Yvonne Munn (Card Buddy Designs)

Here it is made up:
































You can find it HERE.

Thank you for your continued support, it is much appreciated. I hope you have a great week.

Hugs
Von