Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Poly clay pendants

Thought I'd show you a few more of my polymer clay pendants. They're for sale in my Misi shop. TFL

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

More Quick and Easy Christmas Cards

These minis were inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest. Snowflakes - Spellbinders, Sentiments - Verve Stamps and a fair amount of Stardust Stickles.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards

A few simple cards in an effort to get ready for Christmas. I used some old Pink Petticoat images and coloured them with Copics. The card stock was new and seems to be coated so I couldn't get a smooth blended finish with the Copics but I quite like the watermarked look. The green embossed paper was actually created for the poinsettia card below but I couldn't make it work. TFL

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Watercoloured Poinsettia

 I've been watching Jennifer McGuire on YouTube recently and particularly like her water coloured cards. They are the inspiration for this card.  I've used the Spellbinders Poinsettia along with a coordinating stamp set from Heartfelt Creations. I coloured them with distress inks and they added some sparkle with Rhinestone Stickles. The sentiment is by Verve Stamps. I'm quite pleased with how the poinsettia came out and wouldn't mind trying it again with some better quality water colour paper.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Oldies but Goodies

 I've made cards very similar to these in the past. Quick and easy Christmas cards using Pink Petticoat images and sentiments along with various embossing folders. Coloured with a mix of Spectrum Noir markers and coloured pencil. They're still cute.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

80th Birthday Card

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


 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


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