Monday, 27 June 2016

Field Mice

The first card made with my new goodies from the papercraft fair - this is the cute field mice stamp from Imagination crafts!

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Well, I knew I wouldn't come away empty handed from the papercraft fair! I've stocked up on some momento inks and perfect pearls.
Stencils seemed to the the 'in thing' this time - with lots of demonstrations showing how to use different mediums with stencils - so I gave in and bought 3 different gilding waxes, starlight gold and silver paint, red glitter paste plus some new stencils

I couldn't come away without a new stamp - Field mice by Imagination Crafts as well as some churches and country inns to colour in

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Bring Out the Wellies!

What with all the torrential rain and wet weather, it seemed appropriate to make a card featuring a row of Wellington Boots! Apart from the background paper, it was made from very old stash - I think originally from a Docrafts goody bag. 

I've just had to clear out part of the craft room, as the engineer is coming to service the boiler that is in there, and yes, I did find more stash that I had forgotten about! 

I have absolutely no excuse to go to the Papercraft show in Bury St Edmunds tomorrow - I don't need anything, but I'm going to go anyway!

Friday, 17 June 2016

Lucky Me!

I was lucky enough to win this stamp and die set from Quick Cards Magazine - it is called Merci Beaucoup by Clearly Besotted stamps,

There are 2 roses with 6 different sentiments - first I had a play stamping, cutting and colouring the roses with promarkers.
Then I had to make a thank you card to the magazine for the prize (worth £25!). 
and finished off with some other cards for friends and family. Die cutting the rose, really makes it stand out and I like the effect for CAS cards. I will definitely be entering more competitions in the future!

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Get on Your Bike!

Yet another card made with the Sea Breeze embossing folder - this time bright yellow with a bicycle in the middle (free stamp from Cardmaking mag).

I'm off to a free classical concert in the local park to celebrate the Queens birthday this evening, but the forecast is for scattered showers, so I will have to pack an umbrella with the picnic!

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Sea Breeze Embossing Folder - 3 Colour Ways

This is the embossing folder that came with the Sea Breeze Cardmakers Collection (previous post).  It gives a lovely crisp embossed finish, so I tried it out in 3 different colour combinations today.

Although my photos don't do them justice - I am please how they have come out in real life. Plus as as added bonus, I realised that if you embossing it on black card and cut out the circular motif, it looks very much like a car tyre and can be used for cards for petrol heads!!

Saturday, 4 June 2016

I do like to be beside the seaside

....... so I treated myself to the Sea Breeze edition of The Cardmakers Collection. This contains papers, dies and a set of stamps as well as lots of ideas.

I especially like the free anchor and seashell dies and have cut out several to use in future cards

I've whipped out 8 different cards already from the kit!