Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Forgotten materials

Just watched a stampendous show in create and craft and thought I would venture into my treasures that I do not often use. So so nice to see Fran using embossing powders to make backing papers and it really gave me the oomph to create some for myself. I've really had some great fun using materials that I don't often use and will certainly be keeping them all at the forefront of my crafting goodies.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012


Another 8 x 8 card today I'm afraid. I seem to go in fits and starts with card sizes and this week it's a very definite 8 x 8 week. I think I choose this size just because of the fun I have making the 8 x 8 gift bags for them. I know I could pop the card into an 8 " envelope but I think the bags make the card size more if a gift.

This one is for our niece Amy. The stamped image is a personal impressions stamp and if course the colouring was done with pro markers. Flowers were cut in my Cricut and sentiment tag was punched with border and ribbon punches and ribbon threaded through. Sentiment was done using my xyron machine. Not used much but when it is used the result is good. The gift bag once made up is simply dressed with similar embellishments to that if the card. X

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Saturday, 14 April 2012

Tia's quintessential birthday card

Just popping in with today's card I just made. I used the new quintessential set from my craft studio to make this one. Die cuts from same pack and I added mulberry roses and plenty if pretty ribbon. Thought an easel card might be nice to use for a 21st !

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Monday, 9 April 2012

Forward planning

Well it's looking promising that we shall be moving soon to Peterborough !! So I decided to make a planning book. I have made a pocket for each room of the new house which I will hopefully be able to work on more later today. In the meantime this is the front cover .. All made up from off cuts and remnants. I really don't use my bind it all enough .. But will be now as I am very pleased with results do far. Shall add more pictures later when I've worked in inside.

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Friday, 6 April 2012

Silhouette rhinestones

I've had my silhouette SD for around a year now and still learning something new every time I use it. I also use like thousands if others out there, sure cuts a lot software. On the sure cuts a lot software there is an option to use rhinestones. This is a function I've always wanted to use but never really had the time. So yesterday whilst watching crafting in TV, the presenter was showing 6 small sheets of rhinestone embellishments for around £10.99 plus postage. Not a bad price but that's £10.99 I could allocate to maybe cardstock. So yesterday became my make your own rhinestone embellishment day. I've used a 7inch square card and all papers used are from a 6x6 paperstack. I've got a mountain of 6x6 paoerstacks that I tend to use for try out projects. The wire flower was made on a flower loom and the rhinestone function is something that I can recommend and will definitely be using on a regular basis.

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