Remember the little wooden houses I bought back in July? Well, I have teamed one up with the fab Hunkydory Twilight Kingdom papers that I bought in June to make this New Home Card. The paper backgrounds have proved to be very versatile, helping to make birthday, pagan, mermaid and even wedding cards!
Monday, 18 September 2017
Saturday, 16 September 2017
I like to make some Christmas cards that do not have Christian symbols on them for friends who are pagan or not Christians and the stags head stamp seems ideal for these!
This one also uses as recycled Christmas card from last year as the background!
Saturday, 9 September 2017
Loving this Majestic Moments free gift from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine. I just couldn't wait to stamp out the stags head and colour them using promarkers
I then cut out some different coloured oval backgrounds using one of those cheap Chinese dies and layered them up
and this is a birthday card using one of them - expect to see some more!
Saturday, 2 September 2017
I've started using the car boot bargains I found last week
I've made Thank You, Birth Congratulations, Just for You and New Home cards as well as several birthday cards. Some of these will be going to my favourite charities.
Going to go back tomorrow for another look round to see if I can find some more crafty stash!
Monday, 28 August 2017
I don't often find craft stuff at car boot sales, but this week I found not one, but two stalls with loads of things! One was from a lady who was clearing out stuff, so she could go and buy some more, the other from a friend of a lady who was too ill to craft any more.
I picked up loads of patterned papers (including an unused 12 x 12 pad), die cuts, stamps, flowers, ribbons, kits and heaps of Buzzcraft and Hunkydory toppers!
From just that one Buzzcraft Garden Blossom Delux mat sheet on the right of the photo, I have made these 5 cards already!
Saturday, 26 August 2017
I've been away on a 2 week holiday to Greece and came back to discover I had won 2 sets of Clearly Whimsy Stamps from Making Cards Magazine.
Once I have finished all the washing and stocked up the fridge, I will have a play with them!
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
I've got the gilding waxes out again and made a start on Christmas 2017 - I think this snowy village scene was a freebie from a crafting magazine a while ago
I also made this general card using one of my favourite 'Script' embossing folder
Friday, 18 August 2017
Sunday, 13 August 2017
In this months issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft there is a very useful label die cut and stamp set
I went through my pile of odd pieces of card and cut these out. The lacy border looks very effective against a coloured background
And this is my first card made using them! The little wooden bird was coloured with my French Lavender gilding wax to match the flowers.
Monday, 7 August 2017
Friday, 4 August 2017
I bought 3 pots of gilding wax a couple of years ago at a Papercraft fair, but apart from decorating some wooden shapes, have never used then and they languished at the back of the shelf
I then spotted someone demonstrating using them on a piece of embossed black card, whilst flicking through the crafting channels on TV, and was impressed with the effect they had! I dug mine out and had a play.
The 3 colours I have are lavender, teal and spring green - but now I am very temped to get silver and gold in time for the Christmas makes.
Monday, 31 July 2017
Yes, I have spent the weekend playing with my new Big Shot Plus - I've been digging out embossing folders that I haven't used for years and rediscovering lots of dies too!
All my stamps have been put away, whilst I concentrate on getting the most out of my new machine!
Saturday, 29 July 2017
It's my birthday soon, so my husband has treated me to a Big Shot Plus to replace my faithful old Cuttlebug.
I had to try it out straight away - this Arboscello Tree die by Memory Box never cut very well on the Cuttlebug, but came out a treat on the Big Shot
I also bought issue 42 of the Tattered Lace Magazine because I loved this Cherry Blossom free die. Expect to see lots more die cuts on future cards!!
Friday, 21 July 2017
Saturday, 15 July 2017
What shape do you make most of your cards in - do you prefer square, the long DL, C6 or more unusual shapes?
I find most of mine are the rectangular C6 size (4 x 6 inches), but sometimes the design leads to a square or tall card.
I have tried to make a few stepper cards - but just find them too fiddly!
Sunday, 9 July 2017
I get carried away and make so many cards, that I often donate some to charity. Recently they have gone to the local hospice and animal rescue charities, but at the moment I am making some for Vasculitus UK, as a friend at work suffers from this nasty illness and often has to send weeks in hospital when it flares up.
Its one of those diseases that is difficult to diagnose because it has so many different symptoms and can change peoples lives forever.
We are holding a fund raising event next week and while everybody else will be baking cakes and scones, I will be selling my cards!
Friday, 30 June 2017
Saturday, 24 June 2017
Oh dear - my pile of stash just keeps increasing, why do they keep bring out new papers, dies, inks and stamps that are so irresistible??
I love Craftwork Cards and have loads of their papers and craft candi, but I have got to use some up before I can justify buying any more!
Friday, 16 June 2017
Friday, 9 June 2017
Monday, 5 June 2017
Found this pad of beautiful papers in The Range today and just had to make some cards with it straight away
There are 24 different designs that work so well with black silhouette die cuts like these cats, birds and rabbit! Well worth £7.99
Saturday, 3 June 2017
I've been asked to make an 80th birthday card by my Mum for her friend - I don't know this lady, so have had to fall back on the 'old faithful' themes of flowers, butterflies and birds!