Thursday, 14 August 2014

A Walk In The Park

I have finally given in and been to Hobbycraft and bought the Project Life Blush edition.  I've bought the card set and the 12x12 paper and today my 6x4 plain cards arrived.  It is such beautiful stuff, I was so excited to play work with this!
We took our granddaughter to Twin Lakes last weekend.  We bought a photograph after John and she had been on the log flume, so I knew I was going to start with a full page spread.  This is what I did:

I have liked the look of the Blush colours for a long time, they're very feminine.  I had to wait for my 6x4 cards to come so I could put in the wording 'braver than me!' with my die cut letters (braver than me because I'm too scared to go on anything!)  I've drawn a pen line all the way around the outside, I don't know if you can see that.  I've added some lovely October Afternoon stickers.  The one with the butterfly says, 'Walk in the park.'  How perfect is that?

This is the right hand page.  I loved picking out the cards.  There are so many to choose from I found it quite overwhelming at first.  Then I was nervous about writing on them in case I ruined it, whereas if it's my cards I can throw it away and make another one.  The top right space is cut from a 12x12 sheet as well.  I love it all so much, it's everything I ever wanted to do with paper!
Thanks for looking in today, your comments are much appreciated.
Jane xx


Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Anniversary Card

Hello all,
I realised I never got around to posting the card I made John for our anniversary this year.  I'm so pleased with it.  The writing in the background is 1 Corinthians 13, which is the Bible verse we had at our wedding, and it's all about love.  It took several attempts to get it to the size I wanted.  After that it was a doddle, I die cut two hearts and hand cut the banner and added it on.  It came out exactly how I wanted and is nicely masculine.
Happy crafting everyone!
Jane x

Monday, 11 August 2014

Card For Brenda

This is the card I made for one of the residents for her birthday:
I signed up for a magazine called Get Stamping, which was brilliant, but it stopped after about 6 issues.  I must say I noticed there was hardly any advertising in it and I wondered how they were making any money, and sure enough, it folded.  So the owners wrote to me and asked me if I'd like an alternative magazine instead, so I said yes.  This was one of the stamps from the new magazine.  It's really pretty so I decided to go with it.  The lilac strip at the back is made from my SU wheel, but I've actually just taken all my wheel stamps off the roller and now find them much easier to use.  The colour is Wisteria Wonder, by the way.  It's a colour I hardly ever use and yet when I do I realise how pretty it is.
I can't believe this is the third card I've made for Brenda and she's now 92!  All the staff signed it and she really liked it.  I quite often find my cards are the ones that get kept and I see them in their rooms for months and months afterwards, which is lovely, don't you think?
Back soon
Jane xx