Friday, 5 June 2015

Hi, Welcome to my papercraft blog

My name is Pat and I live in beautiful Wiltshire, in the UK 

I am married to a wonderful and very patient man.  We have two daughters who have flown the nest and now have families of their own.  Our family are a  joy. 

I have always been interested in all things crafty.  Learning to sew and cook with my mother - then growing up loving gardening, dressmaking, cooking and DIY. 

 I am now retired so have the luxury of time to shut myself in my craft room and ‘play’.
I am now focused on all kinds of paper craft including card making, scrapbooking and home décor.
I have been a follower of many crafty bogs and learnt a lot from them over the years.  Now I and have been persuaded, by friends and family, to start a blog of my own so that I can share my craft with you - I hope you enjoy my work and hope I can inspire some of you.


My First Post

When I began crafting I started with stamping and embossing - making mainly cards.  Currently my passion is die cutting and as well as cards I have created many pictures and other home décor. 
So to begin I will show you two cards  - I hope you like them

18th birthday card

  • I used cream card to randomly stamp and distress the background then mounted it onto a brown mat, then onto an 8" by 8" card.
  • I stamped the figure then cut it out, coloured it with promarkers, and attached it to the card with mounting foam.
  • I cut some cogs from a set of Spellbinders dies from engraving art card, sanded them to reveal a copper core and attached these with mounting foam also.  I did the same with the car which I cut with a Movers and Shapers die.
  • I finished with a sentiment on craft card.

I hope you like it

London card

 This was a really easy card to make and would be suitable for a birthday or holiday.

  • I stamped the main image in black ink using a set of stamps from Darkroom door London set 1.
  • The bus was from the same stamp set and would have looked good in the foreground, but I wanted it to be part of the scene so I stamped the bus onto shrink plastic then shrank it before attaching it to the card.
  • Then I matted the art onto a black mat before sticking it to the card and adding red, white and blue bakers twine.
I was happy with the result.

Bye for now