Friday, 17 August 2012

Sweet Tilda with curls

I found some delightful paper from Cart US when I was on holiday. It looks very much like it has been designed by PIP Studio, a Dutch company. I know there household range very well and it is nice to have some paper in the same design. It looks like a very "happy" paper style to me.
I made a card with this paper and used my new Tilda stamp with curly hair. I like all the little ribbons in her hair.
I used a kraft card base from Tim Holz, but it doesn't score very well and leaves the card cracked. The flower die is from Marianne design and I used light blue tissue paper for the flower wit a glittered Making Memories brad. The tag is also from Marianne design, stamped with a flourish and sentiment from Crafty Secrets. The leaves are from Spellbinders with some Diamond dust added.
I found some yellow pompom trim in The Works when on holiday. The small pink border is made with a Joy Craft die. My image has been coloured with Faber Castell pencils, which I use a lot now. I am embarrassed for buying those Copic markers as I don't like colouring tiny images with them. I do not get the desired effect.
The inside of the card, decorated with more of those lovely papers and trims. I like the sparkle on the paper too.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Lilac and white card #2

Softer than soft, are these lilac and white cards. I wanted to make something simple and beautiful.
Just using Spellbinders dies could give you the ability of making a stunning card. This is how good they are. I used another handmade flower layered on one Spellbinder die-cut. The little round sentiment is from Crafty Secrets. The leaf is now made from Tim Holz's kraft card.
The inside has a simple sentiment stamp from TCP Studios. I used Copics to add a little more colour to the flowers and border.

Lilac and white card #1

Soft lilac and white card #1, made for my loving mother, who sent me a lovely parcel. Thank you darling.
Several layers of white paper tissue circles are sprayed in Timeless Lilac Glimmer Mist with a purple jewel brad in the centre. I can't stop making these flowers, I so love them.
Crafty Secrets stamps in amethyst ink on a cute little doily, all made with the Cuttlebug and Spellbinders. The leaves are sprayed with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist. I love all these new shapes from Spellbinders. The background was simply embossed using the Scor-Pal to create the diagonal embossing lines.
TCP Studios sentiment stamp on the inside of the card.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Hang in there

Hang in there if you 're struggling.
This too shall pass, that is what I have to tell myself when the troubles of life get me down and tired.
These papers of My Minds Eye are getting well loved. They have such a vintage feel, so I was inspired to make these little tea towels. I decoupaged them, so I could create a 3D card. The stamps are from Crafty Secrets.
The scalloped oval Nestabilities die made my cloud sponged with Distress ink. The Memory Box flower die from the previous card, is now my sun with a button in the middle. Loving it.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Sweet Crafty Secrets card

A little hello card is always very usable.
The stamp is from Crafty Secrets' A Couple of Cuties set. I coloured her with pencils and matched the colours with the paper from My Minds Eye. The flowers are made with Papermania card from a Memory Box die.
Light blue American Crafts cardstock to frame this little image. The flowers have inked edges to give them a vintage look.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012


Two long months off the blogging radar, that is how long it's been. Have I missed my crafty time!
All for the dedication to my new job role. I have spent so many hours at work in order to pass and audit  and prove to myself that I could do it. In doing so, I have missed many hours of card making and blogging.
Ahh, but don't despair, I am back and have a load of cards to share. I had a fortnight vacation in the Lake District and it rained, poured and stormed for most of the time. To be honest, I didn't care. I was so tired from work and the stress that came with it last year, that I had no energy left. I used my vacation to rest and craft and almost cried when it was time to go home.
My first set of cards have been made with the Cricut and Cuttlebug. I don't know what to think of the Damask Decor cartridge. Beautiful, but very challenging to use.
 Mariposa cardstock and glitter card from DCWV.
 Yes, a Christmas card, you can't start early enough.
More DCWV Mariposa papers and card with punched Martha Stewart butterflies.
The stamp is from Crafty Secrets set on a tag die-cut with Spellbinders.