Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Sympathy Cards

Two entirely different styles of sympathy cards today.  Unfortunately these cards are quite often needed.

Wanted to try a white on white card, very simple

This next card was inspired by a fellow cardmaker - black and white

The weather is getting cooler, so you may see more crafting soon

Enjoy your day

Monday, May 27, 2019

No crafting at the moment

I haven't been in my craft room for days.  We have been having warm Autumn days, so I have been making the most of the beautiful sunshine out in the garden.  I have planted some pansies, so hope to have some lovely colour in Spring.

I saw this beautiful image on Pinterest.  A great use of the many buttons in my stash.

Enjoy your day

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Papercraft gift handbags

A little different paper crafting today.  I made these cute little handbags, for table gifts.  They could include a tea light candle, chocolate or small gift.  Just a 6” square of paper for the bag section. 💕

Love the colours in this one, with a little pink ribbon necklace as a gift

First one I made, with a decorated tea light candle.

I have finished four of these handbags and need to make another 8 for our Pink Ribbon table gifts. Like everything, deciding what paper to use, takes the longest time....

Link to the tutorial I followed, can be found here 

Hope you have had a great weekend

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Art Squared cards

As mentioned yesterday, I had a friend visit and we played with the art squared stamp technique.  I finished three cards, all entirely different.
The first one, I used Kaleidacolor Birthstone inks - more vibrant colour than oxide the inks.

The next card used a combination of blue distress oxide inks.  The dark blue overpowered this card too much, I feel. 

The last card I decided to change the orientation to landscape- used nice bright distress oxide colours.  Can’t quite remember the colour combination, and used a 60s themed stamp set.  I think this is my favourite of the three cards. 

The weather has been beautiful during the days, so I have been spending lots of time outside in the garden.  I think I like Autumn the best.

Hope you are having a great day

Friday, May 17, 2019

On my desk

Today I have a crafting friend visiting, and I am going to show her how to make the square art card. I have one cut and stamped ready to assemble, as well as two other cards in the planning stage.
Looking forward to a great day.

The template for cutting up the background has been printed as well, I think I am organised. Hopefully I will have some finished cards to show you tomorrow.

Enjoy your day

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Saxophone Player card

This was a very simple card to make, just used two dies.  One of the saxaphone player, dog and lamp and the second the birthday greeting notes.  I like how it came together, although the hardest part was choosing the background paper.  I wanted to use bricks, but the colours were all wrong, so I ended up with this wood theme.  I think it works ok.

I have a friend coming to craft with me tomorrow, so I had better clean up my craft room today to make space for her.  If really is quite a mess.... 

Enjoy your day

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Stamped Birthday Card

A friend shared a YouTube tutorial on how to use more of your stamps in cardmaking.  See link here
I decided to try it using supplies I had on hand, not what was mentioned in the tutorial but it still worked out great.

Supplies used, glossy photo paper, distress oxide inks for background, momento tuxedo black ink for stamping and free vintage stamp set from a magazine.  (Creative Stamping Magazine, Issue 67)

I think I will challenge myself to make more of these cards, so I can get better use of my stamps.

Now I am off to do some gardening while the sun is shining and before it gets too cold.

Enjoy your day


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Winter is coming

The weather is getting colder, reminding us that Winter is fast approaching. Although I don't like the cold, it is ideal for crafting.

My garden is still giving a good showing of colour, especially the Salvias, which I love.  The camellia shrubs have started flowering and the pink colour is so soft and delicate.

Enjoy your day

Friday, May 10, 2019

Two very different cards

A very feminine vintage style card - a little bit of everything on this card.  Lace, tulle, metal embellishments and flowers

The second card, I played with blending my oxide inks, sprintzed with water and layered a Paper Rose Kangaroo mob die cut on top.  The sentiment  was heat embossed 

I love the colours in this card.  The Autumn weather has turned cold, so I hope to get a couple more cards completed over the weekend.

Enjoy your day

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Another boy card

i like how this card turned out.  Used Stampin Up grunge stamps for background, and a Crafts 4 U mountain bike die for the feature element.  Simple, but effective.

I have one more boy card to make, I think I will do a fishing theme for that one.

Enjoy your day

Friday, May 03, 2019

Two cute teddy bear cards

I love these teddy bear dies, they make great cards

This first one for a new baby

This card was made for a little girl.

The die pieces can be a little fiddly to assemble, but I think they are worth the effort.

The next few days, I am going to start and re-organise my die storage, so I might find something new to play with.

Hope you have a great crafting day

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Card for a teenage boy

This card was a challenge, a teenager’s card.  I used Darkroom Door skateboard stamp as my focal point and Kaisercraft Attitude papers and stickers to finish it off.  I hope he likes it.

I had better check my birthday list to see who is next 

Enjoy your day