Sunday, 26 February 2017

This Girl is 5 Today

Last card was a cheeky little numbered Birthday card. The technique for making this card was to use a circle punch rather than a scalloped die , to mat the white circle onto. It worked really well and is great for those who do not have a die cutting machine.
The balloon was cut from a template, coloured to match the girls skirt and then covered in sticky back glamour card to give it that sparkle. 
In the original stamp the girl was holding flowers so I cut them off and put the balloon in their place. Here are a few photos of the class in action.

Back with some more soon xxx

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Home Sweet Home

Nice and simple this one and the stamp was one of the freebies on the A4 stamp sheet in the Creative Stamping magazine this month.
The picture is not very good but I have added lace around the stamped embroidery hoop, stamped stitching around the edges of the matted layers and used red embroidery thread to make three little cross stitches on the card.
I think of all the four I made for the class, this one was the favourite. So many stamps on that stamp sheet. Well worth taking out a subscription if you want to bump up your stamp collection.xx

Friday, 24 February 2017

Happy Retirement

Such an easy card to make but so effective. I have loads of knitty friends who are coming up for retirement.
I matched the hearts to the colour I had chosen for the wool but I think when I make this again I might try more than one colour on the knitting creating a pattern. You could even extend the knitted piece by drawing in some more stitches. The possibilities are endless.
Putting the knitting on sticky foam pads added to the overall effect. Love it xx

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Floral Happy Birthday

I've got a real liking for border punch edges on cards at the moment. This is probably because I am obsessively cleaning out my craft room and keep finding loads of beautiful punches which I rarely use. This particular punch is by Martha Stewart.
The flower design and 3d flowers are all made from a stamp set by Honey Doo Crafts. They have a fantastic selection of really usable stamps ideal for all occasions and well worth a visit.
The black sparklers really finish the card off. Enjoyed making this one. x

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Craft Day/Crop 22nd April 10am to 4pm

My Craft Day (Crop) is a fantastic place to unwind and have a bit of me time. You can come and go as you please and learn a few new tips and techniques along the way.

Entrance is £10 for the whole day (over 16's only) and includes tea/coffee/ squash plus cakes and fruit for those who are diet conscious. Please bring your lunch with you if you want something more substantial.

You can bring along anything to do on the day like knitting, sewing, Scrapbooking, Cardmaking etc and it is a good opportunity to see what others are doing, catch up on all those projects you haven't finished, have a good chat and catch up with old friends and make some new ones.

A make and take will be available on the day. This will be £1 per go and the money from this will go into the Children In Need pot this year.

Please email to book your place.

It is a great, relaxing day so why not come along and join us. xx