Thursday, 17 May 2012

Happy Birthday!

Good evening! Hope you have all had a good day. Tonight I'm sharing with you a birthday card that I have made for one of my work friends. I've also had a few orders this week so I need to start working on those too. The image is precoloured and from the Hobby House and the papers are Avalon from Bazzill Basics. I've added flowers, ribbon and bling and the card is complete. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards. I feel that there is something missing from this card but I'm not sure what it is! I've also had a play with my new Spectrum Noir pens and SWALK stamps but I think it is going to take a LOT more practice. Sorry it's short and sweet tonight, I'm really tired and still have lots to do. Speak soon, take care. x
Saturday, 12 May 2012

Sew Sweet!

Hello everyone, hope you are all having a good weekend! Tonight's stepper card was made for the demo but I've decided to send it to a friend for her birthday. The stamps were borrowed so I'm afraid I can't remember who makes them but the papers are from Papermania and I have used Tim Holtz distress inks. The fab sewing tape ribbon was originally cream but I used distress inks so that it matched the rest of the card. That's all for tonight as I'm off to watch the BGT final! x
Friday, 11 May 2012

Diamond Jubilee!

Good evening everyone! Firstly I must apologise for the poor photographs but I realised slightly too late that I had forgotten to take them! (I even had my husband shining the bright light from his mobile phone at the card). This is another card that I made for my demonstration using Papermania Portobello Road papers. I ripped the edges of the paper to add a more vintage feel and I stamped the gorgeous 'Gorjuss' girl stamp and coloured her with Promarkers. These stamps are a dream to colour and I'm sure that I'll be adding to my collection soon. The flowers are from Kanban and I coloured them with Promarkers before curling them into roses. I used a punch for the leaves and wooden letters from Kars. I'm hoping to go to the opening of the new Craft Palace shop in Worcester on Sunday. Have a good weekend! x
Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Baby Boy!

My second card of the evening is a Baby Boy card which I created using the Woodware elephant stamp. I just love this stamp so decided to make it look like they were marching off the page! I coloured them using Promarkers and the gorgeous ribbon is sold by the metre at Craft Palace in Sheldon. Again I have used the wooden letters from Kars and a circle punch. That's all for tonight, I'm off to do a spot of online craft shopping! x

I Love You!

Good evening! As I've been a quiet blogger lately, I have decided to share 2 cards with you this evening that I made for my demo on Sunday. This card has been made using wooden letters from Kars which I have coloured with Promarkers. I used a circle punch and foam pads to give the card an additional 3D effect. It is quite a simple card but I think it looks effective and it received positive comments at the demo. Hope you like it! x
Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Craft Palace Fun!

Hello all! Apologies for being such a bad blogger of late. I'm back to work and all is busy but I am hoping to post more regularly in the future. On Sunday, I did my first full card making demonstration at Craft Palace in Sheldon. I really enjoyed it and hope to do more in the future. I had made lots of cards beforehand (which are in the photograph) and I will be sharing each one in turn and explaining how they are made over the next few days. I demonstrated a range of techniques and mediums including stamping and Promarkers, embossing folders, Perfect Pearls, Twinkling H2Os, Tim Holtz Distress Inks and much more! I also now have 72 brand new Spectrum Noir pens so I need to find time to have a practice with them! I promise I will be back tomorrow with one of the cards from my demo. I'm off to watch the Crafters Companion Pick of the Day on Ideal World. X