Saturday, 30 April 2016

My Very First Easel ATC's!

 I have been making ATC's for years but had never attempted to make easel ones before.

They are for next months technique swap over at Trimcraft, hosted by Dicards, and it finishes on 25th May.

After checking out youtube, they are so easy to make, why did I wait so long???

That the good thing about joining in with swaps, it forces you out of your safe zone into something new!

I am hosting a monthly theme swap on Docrafts - Aprils theme was Music and I will be sorting out the swaps tomorrow. 

There are always loads of different styles and techniques used to interpret the theme. May's theme will be Roses. 

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Yet More Cards from the Craftwork Cards Goodie Box

I am now building up quite a selection of new birthday cards for the Charity box - trying to make as many different styles, colours and types as possible to appeal to different people!

Friday, 22 April 2016

Some Very Cute Cats!

I just couldn't resist these sweet cat toppers from Dixi Craft - they have so many other sets, I was very tempted with the owls and dogs too!

Here are the first four cards that I have made and I still have another 20 toppers left in the pack.

Luckily I have lots of cat lovers within my friends and family!

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Pirates Ahoy!

 I made this selection of Pirate themed cards for some young boys to go into the charity box.

I thought that you can't go wrong with a couple of cheeky monkeys,  Skull & Crossbones and some buried treasure!

These were fairly quick makes using stickers and some chopped up background paper. Now the weather is improving, I'm trying to get out more and do lots of walking. 

This year I am one of the faces used to promote the St Elizabeth Midnight Walk - which has now been happening for 10 years and raised loads of money for such a good cause over the years!

This years theme is neon and so me and my daughter will be glowing in the dark!

I'm the one standing at the back with the bright lemon top on!

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Friday, 15 April 2016

CAS Kraft Wedding Card

A fairly Clean and Simple Wedding or Engagement card - made with a Craftwork Card Circle topper from their tag pad layered over a cream doily on a Kraft card.

 An easy and quick make!

Sunday, 10 April 2016

More Cards from the Craftwork Cards Goodie Box!

Four different style cards from 4 different Craftwork card ranges - only a small dent made in the goodie box!

Saturday, 9 April 2016

The First of Many!

I've had great fun sorting through and looking at all my new stash from Craftwork Cards (see last post). I especially like the retro 1960's 'flower power' style caravans, scooters and VW's from their Seaside Summer range.

There is stuff from many of their other ranges such as Bohemian Dreams, Vintage Ephemera and Noir de Luxe too.

 I have lots of ideas buzzing around but not enough time!

Saturday, 2 April 2016

I love a Bargain!

So when I saw a special Easter offer of a box of goodies worth £75 for only £15 from Craftwork Cards, I snapped one up!

I was not disappointed, it was crammed full of different paper pads, toppers, tag pads, sentiments and of course, their famous Card Candi !

It should keep me busy for ages.