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A bit out of date!!!!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.