Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Thank you card

I have been busy making some thank you cards in readiness for Christmas.

I can safely do this as there are already several presents under our tree, so I know I will need some.

Here is my first card:-

This is simply kraft and white card which I think is very classy, do you?

This is my second card:-

This was created by masking a section off, then using distress inks for the background and stamped image.

Happy Christmas


Monday, 21 December 2015

We will miss you - kraft card with subtle white stamping

I made this card for a friend who is moving away.

I couldn't resist using the crazy bird stamps again, so I simply used one as an accent - I stamped and coloured him before cutting him out and attaching him to the card, with his bowler hat.

Apart from the white stamping and crazy bird all the embellishments were made using dies from Sue Wilson. I think the result is very pleasing, hope you do also.


Saturday, 19 December 2015

Home decor - number four


This is the final piece of home decor I have to show you at the moment.

It is for my newly decorated bathroom, and matches the piece of home decor in my last post. I am very happy with it.

Hope you like this.
I'll  be back with more cards soon.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Burlap paper pad from DCWV

Today I would like to share a card I have made using some burlap paper (from Die Cuts with a View) which I was lucky enough to win on the Hope and Chances blog.

Elliot, from Hope and Chances, is featuring my card on their blog today.

I do like natural products - this was fun to make, and I have lots of paper left for future projects.


Sunday, 13 December 2015

Home decor - number three


We recently redecorated our bathroom in shades of white, dark grey and black.

So it was another opportunity for me to create a piece of home decor using my existing stash and an inexpensive frame purchased from a well known Swedish store .

This time I used a black frame and used bright colours to compliment the coloured accessories in the bathroom.  I hope you like it


Thursday, 10 December 2015

Home decor - number two

Hello everyone

This is the second piece of home decor which I  created using my existing papers and dies.  It is a partner to my previous post and they hang side by side in my craft room.

I hope you like them, and that they give you an idea of what you can achieve using your existing dies and materials.
I have two more similar home decor pieces to show you soon.

All for now


Sunday, 6 December 2015

Home decor - number one


I am, like most of you I am sure,  always trying to find new uses for the dies and papers I have.  So needing some art for my home I decided to see what I could do.

Making use of some inexpensive frames I already had ( bought from a large Swedish store) have created four pictures which I will share with you in the next few posts:-

This is the first picture I made, quite subtle I think.

 I am very happy with it and have it hanging on the wall in my craft room.


Saturday, 5 December 2015

craft card embellished using a sewing machine

 Hi everyone

Today I would like to share with you a card I made some time ago which I am very pleased with.

I had used my sewing machine, so before I put it away I thought I would try some sewing onto a card front, something that I have had in mind for a while .
I used craft card for the card base and did my sewing onto a white mat using complimentary colours .

I think the result is very pleasing - do you?

Till next time


Thursday, 3 December 2015

card with inspirational sentiment inspired by card-io stamps

I do like the type of cards created with Card-it stamps, so I decided to have a go using stamps I already own.

I used a white card base, then a mat of pink pearl card, topped with a white mat which I stamped upon using several delicate stamps.
After stamping in black I coloured some little flowers in pink to match the outer mat, glued on some pink beads, then finished with an inspirational message from  Visible Image.
I am happy with the result, hope you like this

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Spellbinders Victorian medallion die


I was lucky to win this die in a competition run by Spellbinders ambassador Christine Emberson on her blog - Creativity Continues.

As soon as I received the die I had to have a play -here are my first attempts using this beautiful die set.

This card was very simple - I just allowed the medallion die to do all the work.

I  used the same die,  folded in two -  as a hinge at the top of this card.  The front is  acetate, then I simply embellished with a bow and button, and added a sentiment.
Do you spot the deliberate mistake? - the patterned card is upside down!!!!!!

I must try harder