Friday, 23 June 2017
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Bit hard to photograph this one.
It's a sheet of printed acetate that I folded to make the card blank, then it just needed a topper.
Behind the topper, on the inside, is a piece of white card for the message - this means that the adhesive is sandwiched between the two and therefore not visible.
Because of the thickness of the acetate it was impossible to score so I just folded it over and then used a plastic roller to enforce the fold. I bought the roller in a DIY shop and I *think* they're sold to go over wallpaper seams, it's been so handy over the years when making my own card blanks.
Topper and acetate are both Papermania
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Apologies for the long absence of posts, we've been away on a cruise and then away again at a music festival (Download) plus the puppy is still wanting a lot of attention...so card making has taken a back seat for the last few weeks.
I'll post a card later but in the mean time I found these lovely paint chips recently in B&Q. The colours are gorgeous and on quite a matt finish so they'll be great for small dies/ punches.
I might even just use a single one as it is on a 'welcome to your new home' card.
Friday, 26 May 2017
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Monday, 22 May 2017
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Sunday, 14 May 2017
Friday, 12 May 2017
These are thank you gifts for a couple of my club ladies who placed orders with me recently.
I bought the plain tote bags from Papermill, unfortunately they're not on their website. I usually visit the shop when we're in the Lakes and these bags were tucked away on a bottom shelf.
The front of the bag has a plastic sleeve so you can decorate a piece of A4 card and slide it in to make the cover personal.
I used some papers from TKMaxx, stamps by Autumn Leaves and Banana Frog.
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Excuse the horrendous pics, as usual as I was in a rush for card club!
This is a wiper card, lots of tutorials on YouTube/ Pinterest. I couldn't find one with the measurements I wanted so I made them up myself to suit a 5 x 7" envelope. If you watch a tutorial video and get the gist of the basic card here are my measurements:
two pieces of grey card 10.5 x 5" and scored at 2" and 4"
'wiper' is 4" x 2", marked at 2" and a diagonal score from here.
When things have calmed down I might actually have a go at some videos as I have to make card projects anyway, just that I don't like my speaking voice...
Border punch is by Martha Stewart
Sentiment die by Tonic
Butterfly is K&Co
Called a wiper card because it folds flat into an envelope and then when you open the card (by pulling each end) the butterfly slides up like a windscreen wiper!
Sunday, 7 May 2017
I made this flower using a piece of Foamiran, cut with Papertrey dies, and shaded with some Colour Cloud inks.
I was pleased with it but I know it's nothing like the beautiful flowers people can make with Foamiran (YouTube has tutorials).
Celebrate die is by Die-versions.
Swirl die is by Memory Box or Poppystamps
Linen card is Papermill and I've shaded with Colour Cloud.
Friday, 5 May 2017
It's the same flower stamp (Woodware) as on the previous post and I liked this card right up until I added the sentiment.
I'd stamped and embossed the flowers, painted them with Colour Cloud inks, then looked at it again the next day and thought there was something missing. Decided it needed a stamped sentiment (Hero Arts)...and then instantly regretted it. Never mind!
Thursday, 4 May 2017
Friday, 28 April 2017
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Same set of Hunkydory stamps used in my last post.
On this card we also used the matching stencil with Colour Cloud inks to make the background, the van was coloured with Colour Cloud too.
Sentiment stamp is by Woodware (Jane's Script)
Monday, 17 April 2017
Stamps are by Hunkydory
Coloured with Copics
And talking of road trips... Fletcher's first holiday in the Lakes last week.
He climbed two Wainwright's and had lots of attention in Keswick. It's a very dog-friendly place so we were able to take him in most cafes, pubs and shops etc.
Saturday, 1 April 2017
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
I made this one for my mum for Mothering Sunday.
Scallop square die is by Tonic, Butterfly by Spellbinders, and the leaves/ fronds are Sue Wilson.
Flowers are old Primas with a touch of glitter added, letters are a Sizzix alpha.
Card is 8 x 8 inches and ombre background paper is by Craftwork Cards.