Friday, 27 January 2012

A touch of cream .. A touch of black

‎2nd card of the day, very simple 8 x 8 in black & cream - again used some of my American Crafts ribbon, some of the bumper stash of adhesive gems I have and a craftwork cards message. I do love this style of card as you can use up the smallest pieces of card/paper and have loads of fun with each square ... should add that this card is a true "stroker" as many of the pieces are flocked!

Tattered Flowers ...

After spending the past few days sorting my crafty stash I actually made something today!!!! I used a small piece of the American Crafts Ribbon, Craftwork cards Candi, Prima flowers and some TH die-cut tattered flowers which were sent to me by a fabulous FB friend. It's the first time I've used die-cuts by TH and must say I am quite looking forward to seeing what he brings with him next month!  Now going to raid my bookshelf to see which of my books I can sacrifice for more die-cutting!

Monday, 23 January 2012

My Heart ....

I wanted to experiment with a simple Valentines day card. I didn't want to go for traditional pinks and reds or the word "Love". I wanted to make it a little bit more masculine so that a man might not feel too embarrassed to have it on display!

I started by die-cutting a heart out of a piece of paper from the Metalica range by Kanban. I then glued that onto a peice of brown card and cut around it very carefully. I used two distress inks around the edge - Wild Honey and Pumice Stone - to give it a little depth.

I peirced a small hole at the top and threaded a thin piece of brown satin ribbon throught the hole. I then added a small padlock and heart (by Prima) and tied the ribbon into a bow.

The heart was them matted onto a piece of ribbed kraft card and anothe piece of brown card stock. Finally it was all matted onto a 6 x6 white card blank. and a small sentiment added. Am really pleased with the result.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Sweet Nectar by K&Co

Just a very quick post: Those of you who watch a certain shopping channel will know that there was a 3 day craft clearance event recently. I tried very hard to resist but ended up buying a set of mat pads by K&Co in their Sweet Nectar range. Gorgeous , bright, happy papers in stunning colours. Here are a few of my creations


Monday, 2 January 2012

First Two Cards of 2012

My aim for January is to make all the cards for friends and family birthdays and anniversaries in advance.

Here are the first two made with a vintage car theme. The papers used were from: Bo Bunny Timepeice collection, Kanban Metalica collection and a sheet of 12 x12 with vintage cars on it - so sorry can't remember the make.

On the first one I made a pocket on the front of the card to house a tag which I also made. The pocket was then edged in Candi by Craftwork Cards.

The second card was just a simple folded card which was covered using the reverse of the vintage cars paper matted onto gold mirror card on the inside, and four of the vintage cars on the outside.

Happy New Year everyone x