Monday, 31 May 2010

I promise, these are the last for a while!

Ok, so I had a real thing for the CC DeLovely line last week, so here are the last 2 cards I made and I promise these will be the last for a little while :)

Pears are my favourite fruit (well, along with cherries and strawberries) I love anything pear flavoured, scented or in paper form and as soon as I saw the 'pair' strip I knew just what I was going to do. This card is for my best friend for when she returns from overseas, I have missed our gossip and shopping sessions and we both think that we make a great pair! I also used a small square of hambly overlay, I love this stuff and hate cutting into it, but I keep telling myself that it is there to be used!

This card was quite simple, based around the bloom circular sticker, I just added the paper that complements it along with the border strip.

I have had to complete my WOYWW today as I won't be able to post what's on my desk on wednesday, I definitely had fun with it this week and for a change it will feature a scrapbook page! I'll be back later this week to share some exciting news :)

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Just a quickie

Just dropping in to share some notecards I made recently using more CC DeLovely!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

DeLovely Oh My!

Just a quick one! I submitted my photo frame and 2 cards I made using CC DeLovely to the Cosmo Cricket Blog and to my delight it is featured today! If you hop over and leave a comment you could win some DeLovely goodies! I'm so happy today, the laborious task of 15 coats of paint on the frame seem worth it now!

Hope you are all having a fabby day! :)

WOYWW - 26/05/10

Howdy! I hope you have all had a good week and are looking forward to a lovely bank holiday weekend? I'm really getting into the spirit of WOYWW and find it gives me something crafty to look forward to in the middle of, what can sometimes be, a pretty mediocre week! Onwards to the desk..
So what can we see today? Lots of Cosmo Cricket Delovely, I fell in love with the bright cheery colours and had to get stuck right in. On the left you can see my pink ribbon and lace jars, a Disneyland bag that is almost 20 years old that contains lace from when I used to make crafty things as a teenager, I think that counts as being vintage doesn't it?

Last week a lovely commenter asked to see a close up picture of my storage drawers:
The unit is a Quickutz Magpie unit, I purchased mine from Home Sense for the bargain price of £9.99, so good in fact that I went back and picked up a second. One set has six of the magpie nesting tins (it's been a pain to try and find another set of 3 to complete the unit) and the other is perfect for storing my promarkers. I have been told that they can be stored upright but I prefer to store mine horizontally, I simply added some white dot stickers coloured with the pen to make it a bit easier when choosing my colours. At some point I would like to paint the units white, they look a bit hefty in black!

I picked this photo frame up from a charity shop this week, it was a murky dark red and black colour when I bought it, I primed the frame, painted a few layers of fuschia pink paint then overlaid this with white acrylic paint. When it was dry I sanded it in some areas and bashed it a little to distress then painted on more of the pink paint and wiped the excess off with a baby wipe. I was so pleased that it came out how I intended. I then added some Cosmo Cricket paper, lace and ribbon, the perfect accompanying gift to the card..

I think that this will be a gift for my niece when she and her family return from living in Canada. I just can't wait for them to arrive, they have been gone for 3 years and I have missed them all so much, hopefully not too long to go now!

Have a great week and a lovely bank holiday weekend!

Friday, 21 May 2010

Poppyseed Crazy

I recently bought some of the new K&Co Poppyseed range and I love it, gorgeous colours, lovely embellishments with a contemporary feel. I couldn't resist and got straight to it!

The paper is from the paper mat pad and the butterflies are from the beautiful heavy cardstock borders pack. The lovely striped velvet ribbon was from Paperchase, it matches perfectly!

The words and butterflies are also from the borders pack.

This one was a bit of an experiment but it came out ok, I love the coloured dymo tape, lends itself perfectly to more retro themed cards.

I can't wait to make some more but that will have to wait, I just received a pack of yumminess called Delovely!
Hope you are all having a good week, thank goodness it's Friday, more craft time!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

WOYWW - 19/05/10

I have been hankering for ages after a metal drawer unit my mum has had laying unused at her house and finally she allowed me to whisk it home and fill it with all my bits and bobs! I love it, it holds so much.

I also got straight to work with my label maker so I know what's in each drawer. Here is a peek at my two favourite drawers right now, my inks and my flowers.
Mmmm, I just keep opening the drawers to look at them!

So, on to WOYWDW (Which in my case should be WOYWDT as I had to clear it all away to start a new project tonight) This is a photo of the calm before the storm!

Then this is what it looked like during....
You can see that I managed to pick up a second set of Magpie storage drawers from Home Bargains so I can now use one for promarkers and the others for my nesting tins. I am using a pad of MME glittered paper for my project this week, along with my beloved corner chomper and little bags of bargain flat back pearls.

And this is the result. A set of little thank you cards for my mum to give to her students at the end of their year. I love the pretty mint green against the pink and I love paisley so I am sold! Hope you have all had a great week and I am looking forward to blog hopping to see all the other workspaces out there!

Monday, 17 May 2010

Old Time Anniversary

I am amassing quite a stash of cards in my little card box but I noticed that I have plenty of birthdays and simple sentiments but none that really cover anniversaries. I set right to work making a card and it all started with the rose. If you haven't seen Wendy Vecchi's tutorial, hop on over to have a look, you'll be glad you did, and as she says they are addictive!
I took the basic 5 petal rose and added in a number of individual petals to make a more ruffly rose, instead of using grungepaper as suggested I used MME Wild Asparagus paper. The best tip I can give when using paper, as it is less forgiving than grunge paper, it to cut your petals, then take each individual petal and to screw it up into a ball, flatten it back out and to gently curl it using either your thumbnail or a bone folder, it allows you to curl the petals without hardly any rips and tears. I then inked the edges using cat's eye chalk ink.
 It sat on my desk and I played with it for a good couple of days turning it this way and that before commiting myself to putting it on a card, they are just so pretty! I added a mat of MME paper, stamped a postcard on some cream card using a Prima stamp, distressed it with distress ink to add some age and rounded the corners, I popped the postcard and a tag behind a die cut piece of K&Co paper (I love that paper, I have one and a half sheets left and keep telling myself to just use it up and not hoard it!) I then stamped a clock image using a Hero Arts stamp which I found in the land of bargains known as Home Sense! and dusted it with perfect pearls for a more subtle look.

I sewed some ruffles using MME paper, added it to the card and layered it with some Prima lace and added some gems, buttons, ribbon and a stick pin dyed to match using alcohol inks. The sentiment is from one of my favourite Hero Arts sentiments sets.

The card is quite bulky so needs to be sent in a boxvelope. I love how it turned out, it came out quite vintage-y which is what I was going for, I think I am going to send this to my husband's grandparents for their anniversary this year, they have been together for 63 years and are still very much in love, I only hope that my husband and I are as happy as they are when we have been married for that long!

Happy crafting, looking forward to WOYWDW, hope you consider joining in too!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Sweet New Baby

There are a couple of impending births happening around me, however the parents want to keep the sex a secret so I have made cards that cover me for one of each, thinking about it now I should have made some unisex cards, however I just received my new Hero Arts baby boy and girl stamps so I had to use them in all their stereotypical pink and blue glory :)

I'm also slow to the party but I am also loving kraft card blanks right now, I'm also looking forward to the Basic Grey kraft mix pack, just wish it would start shipping soon! Have a great day :)

More Bee Creative cards from CT

Just another couple of cards from this month's Crafty Templates Bee Creative kit. I used an acetate front for this one with the template flowers and branch, I just added some tissue paper behind the flowers to make them pop a little more.

I like this from the 'Birds on a Wire' template, I simply stitched a border and line, mounted the birds on foam pads and added some little brackets on the edges to pep it up a bit, simple but looks pretty IRL.

Back later this weekend with a few more cards, have a great one!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

WOYWDW - 13/05/10

I love looking at all the different work desks on WOYWDW (what's on your work desk wednesday) created by the fabby Julia Dunnitt, I have always wanted to join in, however I have a little problem, I either don't create on a wednesday, I forget to take a photo or I tidy up then realise I should have taken a picture!

This week however I remembered and decided to join in! So what can you see? My lovely new Magpie storage I mentioned a few weeks ago filled with my new collection of Promarkers, it's just perfect! My vintage button jar with all the scrummy buttons that I want to use but prefer to just look at and finally what's actually on m desk. Lots and lots of Carolyn Gavin for K&Co Greenhouse line. I purchased it all when I went to Florida last year and I just love the bold patterns and cute shapes, I managed to pull it all out just to make one card then neatly tidy it away again straight after, I'm a bit of a neat freak.

I have since started another project and there is twice as much mess and I am finding it very hard not to tidy as I go but I am trying to relax and go with the flow! So what's on your work desk?


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