Friday, 29 April 2011
I could hardly wait for these scalloped card blanks to arrive from Which Craft
so I could start playing with them. At first I was just going with the daffodils stamp (from Woodware) but then got a bit carried away into a fantasy land of bugs and flowers and birds. The sentiment says, 'Bugs and kisses' which is really appropriate (from Pink Petticoat) and the flower button was one I had in my stash that worked really well.
I wasn't looking forward to cutting the scallops out of my backing paper, but I found it really easy with my craft knife. I can't wait to use them again.
Hope you like it,
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
The sentiment says, 'Have a tweet day!' which is really cute. I've just finished it off with little roses from Wild Orchid crafts. They always manage to lift a card out of the ordinary into something really special.
I'm off to eat my last Easter egg (sob!)
Have a great day everyone,
Sunday, 24 April 2011
I'm telling you this, because this is my Easter card:The stamp is called 'Duck Mum' from Little Claire's Designs. It's very sweet (look at the little duck on the left, crying its eyes out!) but I really wanted to do some 'He is risen!' type cards. In Hobbycraft they actually had a couple of stamps with crosses on, but it's a bit late by Good Friday, isn't it? I'm going to see if I can find something in the sales and save it for next year.
I hope you've all had a wonderful Easter. More cards coming soon.
Saturday, 23 April 2011
There are three little blue roses from Wild Orchid Crafts just above the sentiment, with some little leaves at the back cut using a Nellie Snellen punch. I use this all the time.
All this talk of tea has made me quite thirsty, I'm off to put the kettle on!
Have a great day everyone,
Thursday, 21 April 2011
I am delighted to say that the technical side of uploading my photo was a doddle, so I think I might have a go at entering another challenge soon.
Anyway, here is today's card:
These stamps are from a set called Tea House by Dovecraft. I came across these, and the matching papers in my local craft shop and grabbed them very quickly! I've got a bit of a thing about teapots, so these stamps are perfect for me. The papers all work wonderfully well together.
Well I'm off for a quick horse ride now that things have cooled down slightly.
Take care everyone,
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
I'm so glad I've found this blog. They are raising money for a hospice in Sheffield, not very far away from us at all, and it's because of this that I've decided to pluck up the courage to have a go at my very first challenge blog.
The theme is 'Say it with Flowers', which I think I have done, don't you? The stamps are from Pink Petticoat, but they were free with Simply Cards and Papercraft (rapidly becoming my favourite magazine). I didn't have any matching backing paper, so I got out the little daisy stamp and stamped all over a piece of card, so I could colour them with Promarkers and they'd match the little toppers exactly. The blue border was just plain card coloured with a blue Promarker too, so that matches as well. The ribbon was just a piece of green from my stash, but it worked a treat. The wording says, 'A little note... to say thanks.'
Now I have to work out all the technicalities of uploading this to their blog. I may be a lot greyer by the end of today, but it will have been worth it.
Enjoy the sunshine everyone!
Monday, 18 April 2011
I had fun making this one. I cut circles of three different sizes in different papers from the same set. It's amazing how well they all work together. I used a black marker pen on each one, then scrunched them up, opened them back out and glued them together. I've coloured card candy (the little pink and green circles) and put one in the centre of each rosette. I'm having a go at my first ever card challenge tomorrow. For some reason I didn't see the blog post when they put it on, so I'd better hurry up. Have a great day everyone. Mrs O.
Friday, 15 April 2011
This whole kit is from Little Claire's Designs. I am in their 'stamp of the month' club. It's brilliant, as they send you the stamps, plus everything you need to make one card, and loads of design ideas for other ways to use the stamps, which is brilliant for someone like me.
I heat embossed the owls, which gives them more impact, and of course I coloured them with my fabulous Promarkers (but I'm curious as to whether Copics are better?) I've ordered some scalloped cards as they're a bit different, so something new to play with.
I'm having the two boys I childmind today, and they're going to be making easter cards for both sets of grandparents, which should be fun. They get to colour with humble felt tips, Promarkers are strictly for grown-ups!
Have a great weekend, everyone!