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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Shop Windows -Tuesday 18th June

Good Morning Friends,

I wanted to share two quite different shop window cards with you today. This type of card is different from my usual type  - although I am very eclectic in style, I do in general like to get inky and messy and use stamps, but sometimes I have to make quick cards or cards where I don't have suitable stamps or digital images.

Both of these cards were surprisingly quick and easy to make, once cut out..

The first card was made for my friend's teenage son and was a card set downloaded from Carfts-U-Print. All I had to do was print it, cut it and construct it! Once made the card expands at the front to make the shop front and folds flat to post.  I printed it on glossy paper and used acetate behind the window and door.
For the second card, I have to apologise for the photo; by the time I had uploaded it and realised how awful it was the card had been posted. This card is made from a shop front from the Katy Sue, Fabulous Fashion CD. I hadn't bought any CD's in a while, mostly because the ones I have I don't have time to use or just use for backing papers, plus, I use a Mac and most of them don't work quite as well on Mac's; but in the last month I bought the House Mouse one, because I do buy a lot of the stamps and there are some gorgeous digi-stamps on it, plus it's great for quicker House Mouse cards..and this one, which is just gorgeous. The artwork is beautiful, I love all the designs.

This was the first shop front I made using it and I had to make it pretty quickly and post it, so it's not got  as many details as I would add if I had more time.

It works on the same principle as the football shop, but the dress in decoupaged. I also added a hat and bag from the CD, some gems and a ribbon flower, which I made from some left over bits of ribbons. Again I used acetate to back to window. The most time-consuming part of this card is cutting out all the panes. It could be cut out as a whole, or printed again on acetate instead, then the panes would still show. But I don't mind the cutting and it was fairly easy with a sharp knife.

Thanks for stopping by! I really do appreciate all your comments..I loved Jenny's yesterday about wanting to see my stamps..I am a self-confessed stamp-aholic!

Carole X


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  2. Hi Carole

    I am on a mad catch up in blogland whilst on a mega printing session and gosh I have missed so many lovely projects on your blog.

    Loving your shop fronts .. .. they look great fun to make!

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

    p.s. Sorry had to delete my first comment. Typing one handed was clearly not a good idea LOL!!!

  3. Hi Carole,
    well these are really great cards. You have made a superb job of them. Love all the detailing and that lovely ribbon on the girly one.
    I too have a Mac computer and I use Virtual Box to run my windows CD. I'm not sure if you have this but it's free too.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

    1. Thanks Jenny, I'll check it out...what I failed to 'share' was that some months ago I put an sd card in the cd slot (they are stupidly close together!) and I've yet to get it fixed, so I can't use my cd slot anyway right now! Ooops! X

  4. Great cards Carol, love them both.
    I have the Girly CD, done a few cards, have not done a shop front as yet.
    Seeing yours is making me think

    Patricia xxxx