Monday, 31 January 2011

Craft Stash Tidy-Up

I've had a super busy weekend as spent hours organising all my crafty stuff. When I started making cards I stored all my stash in the living room down the side of one of our sofas. This was fine in the beginning but was starting to look really untidy as all my purchases mounted up! So, after a couple of eventful trips to Ikea, i've now organised everything into my lovely brand spanking new Lack bookcase. It's much easier to access what I need so feels like a new lease of life for my mojo...



Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Fishing Birthday Cards

My boyfriend's Dad and Brother-in-Law share a birthday on 9th January. They're both fishing mad and we brought them both tackle so I decided to continue the theme in their cards!

This first one was quite simple to put together as I designed it for Martin to make for his Brother-in-Law. He cut everything out then insisted he wouldn't be able to assemble it straight, so I had to do that bit along with stamping the greeting. It uses one of the cute Lili of the Valley die cut squares, DCWV Stack 6 designer paper, Papermania Natural Raffia and an assortment of buttons that i've collected.

This second card was designed in Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 and then printed onto Matt Photo Paper. The photo I used is actually of a fish Martin's Dad caught last year! It felt a bit like cheating though so I added some stitching and eyelets, covered the letters in Glossy Accents then matted it onto some green cardstock. The card blank was 8" x 8" and is the first time i've used this size but it's perfect for projects like this with lots of detail.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

All I Want For Christmas Card

I've been a bit behind posting photos of the Christmas cards I made but this is the last one I promise! This was for my boyfriend Martin who loves my handmade cards so I always try to make each one better than the last. I spent ages colouring the image with my ProMarkers and am so pleased with how it turned out, though the shading hasn't photographed very well...

I've decided that it's really useful seeing the supplies people have used on their cards, so have decided that i'm going to start adding this information to my posts!

Image - Mistletoe Digi Stamp by Kenny K
Papers - Jovial by Basic Grey
Mirri Card - Secret Crafter
Sentiment - Computer Printed
Punch - Lace Heart by Martha Stewart
Ribbon -
Gems - Poundland

Monday, 3 January 2011

Squidgy Christmas Cards

My colleague at work asked me to make some cards for him to give his family for Christmas. I suggested shaker cards as i'd just brought some plastic domes, but this lead him to ask for squidgy cards instead! This is what I came up with - the snowflake cut out is backed by a zip lock bag filled with hair gel and sequins. They were a bit messy to make but loads of fun to play with...