Monday, 26 August 2013

Sporting Birthday Cards

I wandered down to The Range yesterday to pick up some crafting essentials and a new cat carrier - one of my cats managed to break the door  of ours whilst we were wresting him into it for a trip to the vets - only for a check up and booster shot!

I stumbled across a sheet of silver foiled sports decoupage figures - I really struggle to make suitable cards for my male relatives, so snapped them up!

Friday, 23 August 2013

Keep on Gilding!

I can't stop playing with my new sunshine gold and peacock gilding flakes and dandelion stamps, I'm almost tempted to get out my Christmas stamps for more gilding - but I try not to start Christmas cards until September when the weather starts to cool down a bit!

Friday, 16 August 2013

Ballerina Teddy Bear Birthday Cards

A couple of cute cards for young girls this time - Ballerina Bears designed by Gillian Flint, which I have mounted on Kraft cards to give a bit of a contrast. 

Coloured using my trusty Promarkers!

Saturday, 10 August 2013

A Bit More Gilding

Having fun using the gilding flakes, although things can get a bit sticky and its best to get organised with everything you need nearby! 
I am always surprised how crisp the images come out.

I quite pleased how these couple of cards turned out,

 the girl with the hair was a free stamp with a magazine and plant stems are from  Inkadinkado.

Monday, 5 August 2013

New Plaything - Gilded Flakes!

My Mum and I went to the Papercraft Fair yesterday in Bury St Edmunds and she bought me some great early birthday presents!

I was impressed by the Indigo Blu demonstration of their Gilding Flakes and bought a couple of tubs and their glue and had fun making these cards! 

She also treated me to a new stamp, so I thought this lovely dandelion head from Personal Impressions would look nice gilded up.

I am really impressed by these products -I'm guessing that I won' be able to resist getting some more of their yummy colour schemes to make some Christmas cards with.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Scraps Away!

I have several folders full of those poly pockets containing the left over pieces from various collections of papers - many of which were freebies from different magazines. 

The stickers and scraps of papers for these 3 cards, I think, were from a Making Cards Magazine collection - probably at least 2 or 3 years old!

I challenged myself to use them all up and after a bit of playing around, found they toned nicely with some large Papermania Capsule die cut flower shapes (which had been kicking around for a while too!) - so that just leaves about 30 more pockets of scraps to use up!!