Sunday, 27 April 2014

Crafting Fun

Well it is a couple of weeks since my last post. I spent a long weekend with my best friend and her family for Easter and did manage to get some crafting in with my 9 year old Godson. We did some Decopatch, although we did not have the right glue I do not think our attempts were too bad. Matthew did a Dinosaur and I did a Teddy Bear.
Matthew was that impressed with his attempt that it came to Snettisham Deer Park with us on the Sunday. This afternoon I have managed to make two cards, a leaving card for a work colleague who will be finishing on Wednesday, and a Birthday Card for my Partner's Grandaughter who will be 7 years old in May.
The leaving card was created using the nesting dies CD-ROM from My Craft Studio and a Clipart image from the Serif PagePlus 5.0 CD-ROM.
The birthday card was created using the Daisy punch from Tonic Studios. The topper was taken from the Crafter's Companion Barkley Everyday Papercrafting CD-ROM.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Crafty Day

Well let's us start with catching up on some of the cards I made last weekend which got finished yesterday. The first was made using dies from Tattered Lace (Trio of Owls and Lacy Daisy). The background was embossed on Centura Pearl cardstock using the free embossing folder which came with the eBosser. I then inked this with Espresso Adirondack. The trellis was a remnant left over from a previous card and is a Spellbinders die. This was made for a member of the Westdale Trefoil Guild who will be celebrating her 70th birthday next month.
The second card was made using the Embellishment Attic CD-ROM by My Craft Studio. The background paper was designed using the Shabby Sweet CD-ROMs, also by My Craft Studio. This was made for a work colleague who will be celebrating her 30th birthday at the end of the month.
The Easter Card was made using Craft Artist 2 Professional and free digikits from Daisytrail. This card will be for my Godson and I incorporated a pocket to put in a little gift.
The final one was made this afternoon and is for a work colleague who will be leaving the company at the end of the month. I used the Nesting Dies CD-ROM from My Craft Studio. The image of the Cricketer was taken from the Art Gallery which came with Serif PagePlus 5.0

Sunday, 30 March 2014

What a Clarity afternoon!

As a result of Barbara Gray's blog 'One day at a time' I decided to have a go at the gilding flakes and double sided adhesive technique. Although I do not have the allium stamps, I decided to use the large landscape and the boy fishing stamps. I started by stamping the large landscape on the A6 double sided adhesive and then added the image of the boy fishing. I then covered this side with a piece of A6 acetate before adding the variegated green gilding flakes to the back. I then mounted this on some pale brown and brown cardstock before mounting on a piece of Theuva card which I used stonewashed Adirondack and a blending tool to add some colour. I then decided to have a go at some heat embossing and added some reeds and a poppy. This wasn't as successful as I didn't make sure that all the loose bits of embossing powder had gone. I then decided to have a go at the Gelli Plate and added the stamps from the Birdhouse stamp kit.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

A bit out of date!!!!

Well I should have wrote something on this blog last weekend. Mum phoned me on the Friday and asked if it was too late for me to make a card for my Grandmas's 92nd birthday, of course I send no. So last Saturday was spent making the card. I used the Tonic Daisy punch, Core d'inations card stock, mirror card, Spellbinders trellis die, toppers from the Hunkydory Shimmering Watercolours kit and some Gems.
Sunday I went to the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC with my Mum. We joined the coach at 08:10 outside the local Co-op and after various pick-ups made our way to the NEC. We arrived just after 10am and had a coffee before going into the show. My first port of call was the Clarity stand, after which we just meandered around the different stands. The photograph below is just some of the things I purchased.
On a couple of previous blogs I mentioned that I had been lucky enough to win some things. I was a runner up on a competition on Barbara Gray's blog 'One day at a time' and was sent a 6x6" Gelli Plate along with the piece of artwork on the right hand side of the following photograph. The photograph on the left is the card made by Nancy Watt on the Embellishment Attic show on Create and Craft, where I was lucky enough to have my email drawn out of the Cup of Chance.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Totally a crafting day today

Well I have managed to get all the cards finished for this month. A fishing card for my Partner's birthday using the Tonic Studios Baroque Oval Die, Cored'inations cardstock and Anita Designs Topper.
A Mother's Day Card for my Mum using a Tattered Lace die to frame a Cross Stitch Rose taken from an old issue of Quick & Easy Cross Stitch magazine, mounted on Hunkydory's Adorable Scorable Cardstock.
And finally a birthday card for my Grandma's 92nd birthday using Tonic dies Oriental Lily and the Butterfly Strip punch.
A very successful day all in all, especially as I had an email read out on the Embellishment Attic show on Create and Craft and had my name pulled out of the cup of chance to win one of Nancy Watt's creations.

Not very good at this blogging lark yet!

Well I am still making cards and I have made these one's since my last blog post.
These were all created for members of Westdale Trefoil Guild here in Nottingham.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Crafty Weekend

Well I managed to get three cards finished this weekend. Two were made using the Hobbies and Past-times Decoupage Kit from Hunkydory.
The third one was made using the Dennis Lewan By the Water's Edge CD-ROM by Card Creations Plus. This is my first attempt at a Twisted Easel Card and I am very pleased with the result.
I have made a start on a fourth card using the Oval Baroque Die from Tonic Studios and toppers taken from an Anitas Decoupage Kit. I am still trying to decide how to mount this and will hopefully try and finish this next weekend.