Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Three of a Kind ....

Today I've been playing with one of my die sets that gives this lovely oval border. Each of these cards has the intricate border cut out of a yummy chocolate glitter card and backed with a gold sparkle card.

Each card then has a wooden embellishment of butterfly, bird or guitar

 and then different sentiments and backing papers - for 3 similar but different square birthday cards

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Inking Up Old Stamps

Whilst rummaging through my large collection of stamps I realised there where so many that I hadn't used before.

These are all from the sets free with Creative Stamping Magazine - one of my favourites, as they have such a great selection with each issue

I must make the effort to used all the stamps -not just one or two each time!

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Age and Glasses of Wine should never be Counted!

One of the Honey Doo stamp sets that I picked up at the car boot sale last week is called 'Just the One' and is great for wine lovers!

I think these birthday cards could be suitable for many of my friends!

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Two Weddings and an Anniversary ....

Following on from yesterdays post I made 2 wedding cards with the Bride and Groom Silhouette die

Then finished off with a wedding anniversary card that features one of the Honey Doo stamps embossing in silver and coloured with watered down distress oxide inks to give it a delicate feel

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Today's Car Boot Bargains

I visited my first car boot sale of the year this morning and picked up a big pile of crafting goodies from a lady who was having a clear out ( to make room for more stash!)

There was a box of 16 stamp sets from Honey Doo crafts (usually £8 a set) -sentiments, snowflakes, numbers and lots of flowers, 6 different distress oxide ink pads (at least £5 each new), several dies including a tonic Fairy (£11) and 2 ink duster brushes. I paid £18 for the lot and was very pleased with these additions to my craft room

I haven't got any Honey Doo Crafts stamps, so decided to try some out with a bit of heat embossing

So, these are my first makes from my new stamps - a couple of Sympathy cards and a Christening card. Really pleased with the quality of the stamps, now off back to the craft room for some more stamping!

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Scrapbooking Mojo returns

There are some lovely 12 x 12 papers in with the Faerie Dust package so I though I would try and match one to a photo taken at the Magic Kingdom in Florida last year

Cinderellas castle at dusk looks fabulous when all lit up!

It also inspired me then to set out some older photos that I've been meaning to scrapbook for ages

These are both WIP (Works In Progress), that's the fun of scrapbooking, you can just keep coming back and adding more til you are satisfied!

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Faerie Mojo

Last February I won a  massive parcel of Faerie Dust papers and embellishments from Graphic 45. 

I made and blogged about a few cards and then put the parcel to one side. Well, I have just re-discovered it whilst putting away all the Christmas card making stuff and feel inspired to sprinkle a bit more faerie dust around on my cards!

Certainly helps to brighten a dull and wet weekend!

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Card Making Magic Stars!

Last year I mentioned about the Masculine dies and stamps I won from Christina Griffiths  & Card Making Magic

Well, I have now got around to using the stars die from that set and have made 3 of a kind birthday cards for men, using different colour schemes and backing papers

They were quick makes, so I must remember them in future if I need to produce a card in a hurry!