Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Hello to all my followers, although there may only be a few of you.  
As you may know, I am quite new to this. 
My problem at the minute is trying to figure out which button does what... As you may have noticed I have twiddled a few knobs and changed thing around, hopefully for the better.
Will catch up with you again soon. Toodle pip.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Engagement card - January 2013

This is a card I created for my cousin who got engaged on Christmas day 2012. I really enjoyed this project as I took me back to my roots of using fabric.

I raided my ribbon/fabric stash (which I have a lot of) and found all the cream and white lace I could find.  

I cut a heart template out and covered the whole thing with red-liner double sided tape. I cut strips the width of the heart and started to stick them down in strips. 

I chose some 'special' lengths of lace to add over the top to stand out and break up some of the white. 

I added a long piece of lace around the edge, and gathered it as I stuck it in place.
I then added buttons and paper roses, and made so mini fabric roses to match. 

I decided to make a box to send the card. I made the box using Crafters Companion centura pearl card and cut out the initials of the recipients S & R on my Cricut machine.

I added flowers and buttons to match the card.

Hope you like...

Dad's Birthdy Card - March 2013

This is a card I made for my dad's birthday who is a very keen fisherman. I decided this would be a simple card focusing on the main image and using my 'working progress' Promarker skills.

I stamped and heat embossed the image with clear embossing ink first then coloured it in with a selection of Promarkers. 

The image was cut using a Spellbinders die and inked around the edges. I stamped the sentiment and used foam pads to raise it.

I wanted to add ribbon or string to the card but decided it didn't look right for the theme. So, I decided on wrapping fishing wire round numerous times and added split shot fishing weights to incorporate with the theme. 

Saturday, 27 July 2013

In the garden...

This is a box card I made for a friends mums 60th birthday who enjoys gardening. 

I used the 'home to nest' papers from Docrafts as my initial inspiration. 

I decided to use a box card as it was a 'special' birthday being a 60th ans also wanted to include 3D elements.

The front of the card box I made an envelope from the Docraft papers and included a pull out tag with a 'happy 60th birthday' message. I tied jute twine around the spine and added a jute knot to act as a handle to open the card.

I covered the inside box with wood grain print paper to create a feel as if the recipient was looking out a window in to the garden. I used a Flowersoft stamp to stamp the tree and added Flowersoft to create colour and texture.

I added the fence using a Spellbinders die.
The flowers at the front were created the same was as the tree.

My favourite part of making the card was creating the trellis. I used cocktail sticks which I coloured using a Promarker, criss-crossed and glued at the points and covered with Flowersoft.

I filled a mini wicker basket with tulip paper flowers and reindeer moss and tied a jute knot in the handle.

I loved doing this project and was particularly pleased to hear the recipient liked her card so much it made her cry!!


FINALLY....... I'm blogging. I've been wanting to do this for agggeeeessss!!! And set up my blog but never managed to figure out how to do things. Well today is the day..... Lets see how it goes.