happy mothers day mum
Today it is Mother's Day in Blighty, so this last week I have been busy designing and making some cards for Freddy's Mum and mine.  Paper crafting is my new hobby...for Christmas I was given a Sizzix Big Shot machine and I haven't looked back since!...lately though I have gone one step further and with these Mother's Day cards, I decided to design them in photoshop and print them out on my computer...

pretty mothers day card

happy die cuts papercrafting
This way I was able to print the basic design off onto card and then print and cut layers to add with 3D foam pads...

Recently I have joined a digital scrapbooking site called pixel scrapper , Basically I pay a fee a month so that I can digitally download their graphics...and use them for personal use or commercial use depending on the fee I pay...This cuts out all the time it takes to create the graphics myself...and perfect for making cards for the family...Although eventually I intend on using them for profit so I have signed up for the commercial use pack...go and check them out HERE...
happy making cards
I also created a Card for a friend's Birthday (above)...(I used graphics from pixel scrapper)
...and Mother's Day cards from Rosie to both Nan's (below)...(these cards were made with papers cut with my sizzix big shot machine.)
pretty nanna cards
...It's so much fun making them for people and I hope a keepsake for the receivers...
I must admit, I did get a little sticky happy on the two above!
pretty die cuts
 I also keep a box with all my ready cut pretty papers and embellishments ready to decorate a card that I am creating...The die's that are used with the machine to cut these pretty shapes have arrived on my desk by the lorry load (I really do not know how lol!) so that I can have the most fun possible whiling away the hours in my craft room...and boy does time fly!
mothers day card by happy harris
You know I have always loved to make things so I thought i would show you a picture of a card I made about 7 years ago!...funny thing about these cards though ( I made two similar ones), is that they went missing and I was never able to send them to our Mum's...I had to buy some in the end! strange that! We always thought we had a ghost in the old house so perhaps the ghost took them lol! 
designer mothers day card by happy harris

...and here we have the finished card!...as you can see i couldn't resist adding a bit of sparkle!
designer mothers day card by happy harris

and a close up of the finished Birthday card!

designer birthday card by happy harris
I am having a break from getting the house all ship shape and having a bit of me time, by having fun in this way!...my craft room is in so much mess...there is so many bits of paper on the floor.  Its so nice though to just shut the door when I am finished with no mess in the house...although I do find paper trails...you know the little bits of paper that stick to your feet and then get dislodged in another room lol!

What have you been creating this week?
Do you like paper crafting?
What cutting machine do you have?

Do share with me...I'd love to hear from you.


 Speak soon.


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