Saturday, 30 April 2016

A card using Sizzix mixed media dies


I wanted to experiment with my new Sizzix mixed media dies and make a card to thank a friend who has been very helpful.  This is what I came up with.

This is how I made it :

I spritzed white card with blue and purple ink.
I cut one of the mixed media dies twice in white card - as above.
Then glued the die cut card onto the spritzed card.
I cut a frame using  two Crealies stitched rectangle dies.
Then sat the frame over the die cut and spritzed layers.
After wrapping ribbon around this, I glued the whole thing onto a 7 by 5 card base.
I completed the card with fall-out pieces from the same mixed media die which I had cut in complimentary colours.
You could use this card for a variety of occasions,  by simply adding an appropriate sentiment.

All for now

Friday, 22 April 2016

A birthday card for my sister

Hi All

It will soon be my sister's birthday.
 Although I do not use the colour green very often I have used it for her card because it is her favourite colour.

I used some pretty paper from my stash which I matted onto green mirri card.

As the paper is so detailed I felt it did not need too much in the way of embellishments, so I simply added two flowers which I made using Sue Wilson's cornflower die.

Then I used my Sizzix alphabet dies to cut out the word sister three times in white card, and then once in a variety of patterned papers, before glueing hem together for dimension.  I finished with a few sequins and glazed the letters with glossy accents.

Hope you (and my sister) like this


Friday, 15 April 2016

Quilt for a new baby

Today I would like to show you something a little different - a quilt I made for our new grandaughter.

The quilt is made of twenty separate squares which I made using the crazy quilting technique.  I embellished  each square with machine embroidery.

The squares were randomly joined together, backed with fleece, then anchored with tiny buttons.  I bound it with  a complimentary colour.

 I am very pleased with the finished quilt,  hope you do too.


Thursday, 7 April 2016

Golf themed card


Today I  would like to share with you a card I made for my grandson.  He plays golf regularly, and I am told he is quite good.

This card is for his birthday, and I couldn't resiqst using my new golfer die from Joanna Sheen.  The other dies I used were several  from a selection of Sizzix  Tim Holtz alterations dies.

Hope you like this

All for now