Saturday, 28 June 2014

Hey there

I'm struggling !
I seem to have hit a crafting wall.
If I'm honest, I've had days when I thought of packing it in all together.
I'm trying to push through it though  :-(

This is a card for a friend of mine, just to say hi.
She's been ill recently and it's tough not living near her anymore.

I used the insert method for my word balloon, die cutting it into my dp and then
placing a stamped die cut back into the space.
The circle was die cut with a nestie and then backed with some pretty glitter paper and my little owl.
To finish, I scattered some sequins.


Casology - Wood
CAS(E) this Sketch


DP - My Mimd's Eye, 'fine & dandy'
Clearly Besotted - 'you're a hoot' and 'you said it' stamps and dies
Glitter Paper - DCWV 'le tresh chic'
Nestie circle die.  Sequins

Friday, 6 June 2014

You're a Superstar

and the sun is shining.
Not for long though - the forecast is heavy rain and thunderstorms for the weekend.
I LOVE thunderstorms :-)

Today I'm sharing my Father's Day card with you.

This amazing digi paper is courtesy of Mel Stampz.  Mel is so generous with her work, she has a fabulous download section on her blog that you really should check out.

I die cut 'Dad' into my white card and backed it with blue.
Then, I added my 'star' sentiment - a banner and some stars.
All popped up on foam pads to give it some dimension.


Inspiration from Vicki's fabulous Muse card

Cardz for Guyz - Father's Day
Simon Says - Father's Day/Masculine

Digi Paper - Mel Stampz
Memory Box Alphabet Dies. 
Clearly Besotted Stamps & Dies - Basic Banners and Superstar
Memento Inks - Rose Bud and Tangelo

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Shake it

Hey there.   Hope you're all enjoying the sunshine rain.
Today I'm sharing with you the card that I made for my dd Annabel.
I attempted a shaker card.  It wasn't easy. This was attempt No 4.

Sorry about the pics - everything seems to have a blue tint today!

I knew I wanted to use this little Penny Black stamp - it's so cute and versatile and is one of my favourites.
You can see it here on my other dd's card.
I used a rectangle nestie and a chat bubble die to create a template, that I drew around and cut out with a craft knife. Don't look too closely, some of those lines are a little wobbly!!

The main problem I had was with my sequins. They kept sticking to the foam tape at the edges and refusing to budge. I'm not sure how to avoid that, but this final attempt seemed much better.

Penny Black Saturday - Use your Favourite Penny Black Stamp
Penny Black & More - Favourite Stamp
CASology - Shine

Penny Black Stamp from 'Bubbly' Set, coloured with Copics and Sakura 'clear star' glitter pen.
'Make A Wish' Sentiment from Clearly Besotted
Template made from nestie rectangle and Clearly Besotted 'You Said It' die.