Monday, 28 August 2017

Car Boot Bargains

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

Lucky win!

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

Christmas with Gilding Wax

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

A Few More Cards with Labels

Just a few more cards using those labels I cut earlier with the freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft mag

Think I need to go and cut out some more!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Labels Galore

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

Gilding Waxes on White Card

After having fun using the gilding waxes on black  - I thought I try them out on white card. Obviously the effect is a lot more subtle, but still gives a lovely sheen!

Friday, 4 August 2017

Rediscovering Gilding Wax

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.