Sunday, 24 August 2014
The 80th Birthday card that I made for my friend to give to her mum is my most requested card. (You can see it here.) Every time I get asked to make it I think to myself it would be nice to try it in a different colour or with a different embossing folder or just to have some kind of variation to it. So this is my effort to put another variation out there to help potential customers envisage the options.
The letters and numbers were cut on the Silhouette, everything is inked with scattered straw and spiced marmalade distress ink. The dies used to make the flowers are from Heartfelt Creations, other dies are by Spellbinders. You can also see that I've made a matching box and used a tonne of star dust stickles :)
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Embossing folders - Anna Griffin and Cuttlebug
Dies - fishtail, roses and sentiment strip MFT, label - Paper Wishes
Sentiment -Technique Tuesday
Inks - worn lipstick and spun sugar Distress Ink, London Fog Momento
I'm entering this to Simon Say's Stamp - Emboss it
Sunday, 20 July 2014
I've been playing with inking up my embossing folders, the aim was have the raised areas stay white but I haven't quite mastered it yet. I used distress inks and even though they didn't turn as quite as planned I'm pleased with the result. Colours I used were tattered rose, spiced marmalade, worn lipstick and fired brick.
I'm not generally a TV shopper but I saw a beautiful card made with an Anna Griffin embossing folder and when I searched for it online I saw QVC had quite a good deal so I bought two sets. The Birthday card features one of the folders I got.
Friday, 27 June 2014
A colleague asked me to make a card for another colleague who was retiring. I've used kaizercraft papers and the card itself is from the silhouette store. Both colleagues were very pleased with it.
The second card is a simple one made for a friend. When I turned 50 earlier this year my aunt sent me a very big sparkly card in which she had written 'it's big and it's blingy but 50 is really a big thingy'. Although my card is small, I've definitely taken on board her blingy inspiration:-)
Thursday, 12 June 2014
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Sunday, 2 February 2014
Here we are in February but as this is my first post this year, I'll wish you all a Happy New Year.
My Goddaughter turned 18 in January and here are the card and gifts I made for her. I used a tonne of gold stickles in the making of these projects and it was running out by the time I got the card so its a bit blotchy.
I made her a regular strung bracelet with champagne and pearl coloured glass and metal beads - I'm not so good at photographing jewellery so excuse the poor photo.
And also a crocheted beaded wrap bracelet using Czech glass beads
The little gift box which I put the bracelets in was downloaded from the Silhouette store and cut from Mirri board.
And last but not least I made a little quote book with 5 Bible verses.
Monday, 25 November 2013
Crochet was probably the first craft I ever learned as my mum taught me when I was little. In fact I seem to remember having a pattern book called "crochet outfits for teenage dolls" or something similar. (In my day a teenage doll was a Sindy not a Barbie or Bratz or whatever they do these days but I digress.) For a while crochet was my craft of choice and I even had the patience to create whole adult sized garments. Now I don't seem to have the attention span but I hope to get back to it one day.
In the mean time I've been inspired by Pinterest to have a go at some beaded bracelets. They're designed to wrap round the wrist twice but as my wrist is queen sized and these were created for your more willowy princess types you'll have to imagine that bit. They're really quick and easy to do, only chains and slip stitches and I think they'd be great fun for teaching a child how to crochet.
Sunday, 10 November 2013
I've decided to make little gift sets instead of Christmas cards this year. These cards are 8 x 10cm and feature sentiment stamps by Stampendous and by Verve. The papers in the first set are by Zoe Pearn at the Sweet Shoppe. For the boxes I designed a cut file in Silhouette Studio. The papers in the second set were a freebee digital download and the stamp that matches the Spellbinders' die is by Justrite Stamps. Hope you like and thanks for looking.
Saturday, 2 November 2013
Christmas Teddy, a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs. He's coloured with Spectrum Noirs and has lots of Stickles sparkle on his furry bits. The sentiment is computer generated.