Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Monday, 28 December 2015

Graphic 45 - Raining Cats and Dogs Boxed Card Set

Had a quiet relaxing day today, making a boxed set of six 5 x 7 cards using Graphic 45's Raining Cats and Dogs Collection.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

12 Days Of Xmas - Tree Decorations

I found a 12 x 12 Graphic 45 hidden under my craft desk on Friday, and had a flash of crafty inspiration to make 12 tree decorations as a surprise for someone in America. Thank you to Olga Struk of G45 for the inspiration who made a similar project about 2 years ago:

Friday, 18 September 2015

Movement Card Swap

The theme for the September card swap was a card that moved that was made especially for our swap partner. I chose to make a shutter card after seeing a tutorial on you tube. After contacting my swap partner I found out amongst other things that her favorite colours were purple, bottle green and turquoise, and I just happened to have some really lovely Kaisercraft papers that I thought would be a perfect match for her. As usual I was having so much fun that I got a bit carried away and made a extra goodies to go with the card. Hope you like them:

Monday, 14 September 2015

The Shaving Foam Technique

A couple of weeks ago, I popped into the Candy Box Crafts unit, to have a lovely crafty catch up with my pal Roy. Whilst there he showed me a selection of amazing cards that he had made using the shaving foam technique that he had learnt at a recent workshop with Pauline Butcher,

Well I was so impressed that I wanted to have a go myself, so I went straight to Tesco's and bought a can of their value shaving foam for 25p and a small baking tray.I squirted some shaving foam into the tray and then added a few pumps of Dylusions ink on top of the foam. I then used a wooden BBQ skewer to gently swirl the ink around. Once I was happy with the swirls I pressed a piece of card onto the top of the ink and lifted it off after a few seconds. After removing the excess foam you are left with beautiful swirly patterns, one of which I have used to make the card below.

Thanks Roy for inspiring me once again xx

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Blog Giveaway

Yesterday was a very exciting day for me, I reached an amazing 200 followers on my little crafty blog. So I'd like to say a  a huge thank you to each one of you who take the time to follow me, I really do appreciate every single one of you and the lovely comments you leave ...even when things don't turn out so well,

As a bit of a thank you, I would like to offer one follower the chance to win a crafty stash giveaway of all the items show below. All you need to do is:

a) be a follower of my blog
b) post a comment below and let me know which are your three favorite blog posts, one from each year that I have been blogging - 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The competition will close on September 30th and I will announce the winner on the October 1st.

Good luck everyone xx