Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tried something a little different as I didn't have much time but needed to get creative! You know how it is when you have been so busy, you just need an outlet to relax.
See you all soon as it will be holidays and more time for cards! LOL

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


As you will gather, as you visit my blog, I love to try out new techniques and ideas.
This is a pulley card and as the proto-type, I am quite pleased with the results. I think this will remain a design I use for special requests and family birthdays and anniversaries.
It was great fun to make, especially when it worked!!! Such a Primary School Teacher. LOL!

Made from a 6x6

Tried these cute little goodie bags from an idea I saw on YouTube, from
They are perfect for little gifts, using up scraps(which we all have loads of) and one piece of 6"x6"(15x15) Bonus - they hardly take up any room. You can easily pop a lip balm or little chocolate in for a small and original gift. Possibilities are endless!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Meow, meow!

This weekend was time to play with the cats - lots of fun.
Don't know what the Animal Anti-Cruelty league would say to purple and pink cats!
Coloured kitties with watercolour pencils and added lots of glitter!
Cat with cello, more practice with the Copics.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

More new with old

I had some unexpected free time on the weekend - accounts took less time than I expected so I played with some more of my old stamps. Quite pleased with the results!
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Friday, July 13, 2012

Rescued from the back of the drawer!

Sometimes old toys get discarded for the new! That's a shame and maybe a sign that we have too much! I found this little stamp the other day - one of the first I bought and very well-used, but very neglected the last few years, so I decided to use it to practise with my Copics as I still have a long way to go. I am still having such fun with the papers that Stefanie Semple gave me. Thank you so much for your generosity! 
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Have a wonderful Friday and weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A bit of fun!

Last Friday was pouring with rain and really cold but 2 friends braved the weather to make cards with me! They produced such lovely results and we had a great time together!
The shield on this card was a "mistake" which one of them left behind so I decided to have a little play and this was the result! Hope you like it! Thanks for dropping in to visit Celebration cards!

The image is from the boxed Hero Arts set, cat portraits, which I have had for a long time and used several times and in different ways! The pink shield is embossed with Cuttlebug swiss dots which is one of my most used embossing folders and the rest is bits and pieces. For a change I went back to watercolour pencils for the shading - so different from using Copics.
Have a great day everyone.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Something different

If you have had enough of flowers and enough of the cuties, how about these for a change?
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Monday, July 2, 2012

Latest Africa design

Here is the latest of my recent Africa themed cards. Onto something girlish now.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

One for the boys!

I had an order for this one and was very pleased with the outcome. I just love working with Copics and LOTV stamps. I also liked the way the scalloped oval fit so perfectly below the oval. These craft equipment manufacturers are so clever! I am definitely going to be making some more of these.

Holiday playing!

It has been such fun to play around with colours and designs this last week as I am on school holiday!
Next week is going to be really busy organising the new classroom Whoopee! Can't believe it is finally going to happen. Anyway, I might not get so much creative time.
Here are 5 different versions of the same print which I bought from Charmaine's Cards.  It always amazes me what a few different colours and designs can do to the same basic print! I have also played around a bit with some dies I bought this week - similar to Nestabilities but locally made so the price suits my pocket! 
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Punch art is my favourite!

I really do love making cards using punch art. To create flowers from lots of little pieces of beautiful paper and card, and then put them together to make a card that is SPECIAL gives me such pleasure.
This card I used when doing a card class with friends.

Nature's way

I have a lot of friends who are brilliant gardeners and love growing herbs. This one is for them!
Also a LOTV stamp, quite a recent release. The yellow papers were given to me by a friend, Stefanie Semple. I think they look really good together even if they are not the usual Celia colours!

New colour way

Here is the same card in one of my favourite colour combinations - I used the sketch I had seen a few months back. Once again, this is a LOTV stamp and the sentiment is too.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Believe in your dreams

And a cutie today!

I love the Lili of the Valley stamps and this is no exception. The sentiment is also from LOTV. I am practising using Copics but have a long way to go! This is not my usual colours but I am trying to stretch myself a bit.

Monday, June 18, 2012

African theme

Might have a buyer for my cards, especially African designs. Here are the latest two in readiness!
I am really enjoying playing around this theme! These were made before I had to start all the end of term reports. Might not play again till Friday or Saturday! Hope to meet lots of followers as soon as I can work out how to make a followers list.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

After my last week's marathon cardmaking session, the same friend showed some of my other cards to a lady who owns a craft shop up-country, and she said she would be interested in buying any African-themed cards I make.
As a result, I have had great fun this evening making a few. WHAT DO YOU THINK!
I would love to hear your comments - I think most crafters thrive on feedback!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Commissions - I love and hate!

I love it when a friend asks me if I can make a special card for them, but then I start to panic as the work starts - will they like it, is it good enough have I done the right thing?
Here are 2 cards that kept me up till 1am on Thursday/Friday. Not my normal style, but I think they were OK in the end. 
Can anyone suggest the best way to display cards for a post?

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Last night I didn't feel like going to bed early, so I played around with a few small cards. 
I have been trying to master using Copics on the flowers. 
I would appreciate any comments or tips! Here are the results.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Welcome to Cards by Cel

At the suggestions of several of my friends, I decided to create this site to show my creations. 
I make and sell cards in aid of Eagles Nest Christian Primary School.
It is rare that I create 2 cards alike - I think that is in my nature! I get bored with repetition.
I hope you enjoy the cards I post and that you will comment from time to time. Suggestions for improvements and useful tips will be very much appreciated.
A quick post of my latest card!