Sunday, 14 September 2014
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
Sunday, 31 August 2014
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:-)