Thursday, 24 July 2014

Monochromatic

 I'm still somewhat obsessed with inking up my embossing folders. Really happy with how this card came out, the photos don't really do it justice, it so soft and pretty IRL.

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

Peach Sorbet


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

Front Stepper Cards

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

A couple of polyclay pendants

More than card making lately, I've been playing with polymer clay and am showing you two pendants that I've made. Both involve acrylic paint and alcohol inks crackled on the clay. I got the technique from a book by Donna Kato. The first is on an 18" steel choker wire and the second I've strung on waxed cotton. I'm quite pleased with how they've turned out.  When I've got enough pieces I think have turned out well I'll try selling them in my Folksy shop. In the mean time I'd welcome any feedback you care to give. tfl






Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Been a while


It's been a while but here are a couple of cards I've made using an Anna Griffin embossing folder I bought a while back. The first card was made for a friend who's been poorly. The second one wasn't made for any purpose, just an easy card to get me back into card making. Not that I haven't been making stuff including the odd card, just haven't really had the opportunity to take any photos and you can't blog without photos!


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Birthday Ensemble


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.



If you're still here, thanks for looking.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Something Different - Crochet!


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

More Mini Card Sets


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

Warm Winter Wishes

 I don't plan to make many Christmas cards this year, but this is one of the few. I used 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.


Thursday, 24 October 2013

Mum's Birthday Card

Just got back from two weeks in Jamaica visiting my parents.  My mum had a birthday while I was out there and this is the card I made for her. I've used dies from Go Kreate, Spellbinders, Marianne Designs and MFT. The Happy Birthday Wishes part of the sentiment is a digi stamp from the Digichick. I added the Mum, the font is different but I didn't think she would care and I was right - she loved her card but then she is a bit biased where my cards are concerned ;)

Anyway I'd better go, there's some post holiday washing to be hung out and then there's the ironing :(

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