Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
I have been playing with my punches a lot lately (I think I may have already mentioned this!)and came up with this masterpeice .... well I think it's a masterpeice anyway :)
All you seasoned crafters probably know all these tricks of the trade but I thought i'd post a few pictures to show you how I got the shapes. This is what I started with, 3 flowers punched with the 5 petal flower punch. i had the 1/2 inch circle punch close at hand!
I inserted each petal into the circle punch as shown below and this is what you get, you can chop as much or as little of the petal off as you like. A little tip for you ...... you know the nail buffers you get at the beauticians ...... well, i use that to rub down the edges to smooth them out :)
Next i stuck a flower to a piece of paper, put it back in the punch and rotated it, nice effect don't you think?
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Anyway, you'd be forgiven for thinking I had been given my inspiration this past week. I had been asked to make a few kids cards. Now, this is relatively new to me, i've only ever been asked to do grown up stuff before. I think i managed to pull this off ... I know Christian's Mum just loved it.
Basically it's just a development of the post before. Using the punch art with the sweet pea papers only with a giraffe added thios time ..... so cute. I know i'm still using peel offs but I do still have some left and its a shame not to use them. I've also taken to inking the edges of things, messy, messy, messy but I do love the effect.
Really getting back into my crafting now and loving every minute of it. I have orders for another 4 specific cards to make over the weekend ...... hmmmmmm ....... hope the housework doesn't get in the way!
Have a great weekend ...... laters xx
Friday, 13 August 2010
I was checking the blogs I normally look at and spied a picture tutorial for the monkey on Julies blog http://juliesjapes.blogspot.com/ Forgive me, I do not know how to do links back properly, it is in there somewhere. My friend had asked me to make a card for her grandson and this is it .... cool eh? I know Cody will just love it.
I see a giraffe of Julies page as well, maybe I should try that one too :)
That's it for now, i've just popped home at lunch to finish this off ...... hope Fri 13th is just another day .... mines going great :)
Have a grand weekend everyone x
Saturday, 7 August 2010
Well, it has NEVER happened to me before. But ....... during the week a friend asked me to make her a card cos her wee sis had gotten engaged and she couldn't find anything she liked or that she thought was suitable. This is what I came up with ....
....... I was so happy with the way it turned out I didnt want to part with it. Of course I did and it has since been delivered and the recipient was completely overwhelmed. That has made the tear of separation bearable lol ...... i think I might actually make this again for someone else.
I've been practising some new techniques so stay tuned to see how i've been getting on.
TaTa for now x
Sunday, 1 August 2010
Some are just terrible but I think the one in the picture below turned out just grand :)
I had a completely different vision in my head when I began making this card but after stamping in the wrong place, not stamping hard enough and adding the teal strip to the wrong end i've managed to come up with something i'm actually quite proud of.
I will forgive myself this time as my craft time has been quite non-existent this past while what with holidays and the general routine. I am a wee lil bit out of practice but I have enjoyed so much making a mess!
I have also managed to get myself a copy of the new US Stampin' Up catalogue. I can't wait for ours to come out, i do so hope we get build-a-brad in ours. A nice teal stamped centre for my medallion would have been just great on my card, not that i don't like it just the way it is!! There's also this kool, kool tool in it simply called a paper tearer. It makes a real raggedy edge and a beautiful vintage finish. Please, please, please can we have these ...... oh, and all the new colour add on kits too ...... please?!?!?
Ta, ta xx