Saturday, 26 January 2013

So good...I made it 3 times!

It was my birthday yesterday so had some thankyous to send so a great excuse for making cards! Decided on this design inspired by one of the cards I received from a fellow crafty friend which featured some lovely poppy stamps. This stamp is from a Lakeland plastics set. First I brayered the background using a couple of different big n juicy pads - waterfall and foliage. I then stamped the image using memento black and coloured in my my promarkers. I mounted on red and also used red paper for the inserts. I had to add a couple of extra bits - a bee on one and birds on the other - to cover up some little imperfections! The 'thankyou' is a mini wood mounted stamp by Docrafts I think. Hope you like them as much as I do - poppies just look so good!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

I'm in print!!!

Well I knew this was coming but it's taken a while but was thrilled to get this copy in the post today of Craft Stamper magazine featuring my card. Really chuffed and will be carrying it around to show everybody I know and probably some that don't know me too!

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Gosh - it's been a while!

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. Sadly, I had yet more sympathy cards to make before and just after Christmas. I have made a few birthday (commissioned) cards and a few more Christmas cards but just not had time to photograph them and post on the blog. I have also had a terrible Christmas break - I started with a terrible chest infection on Christmas Eve which cause me to lose my voice and just as I was getting over that I came down with the Norovirus!! Great eh? I did manage to make the majority of my thankyou cards before Christmas but these two are from my mum and brother. Mum's naturally had to be extravegent! She loves the Spellbinder style card. My brother wouldn't appreciate anything fussy so I just used some Hot off the Press papers to do something simple. I will try and post more in 2013