Friday, 18 May 2018
For years now I've made sample swatches of card, paper, ink-pads etc etc. It's really helpful when shopping or for when trying to colour match for projects.
Papermill Direct will send out samples of their products, ten pieces for £1 inc p&p.
I recently bought some of their pearlescent card samples and they are quite generous in size, by the time I'd cut them down to suit my swatch rings I had lots of little strips left over.
Looking at the strips on my desk I thought they were too nice to throw away so made this quick card.
The sentiment die is by Crafter's Companion.
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Monday, 14 May 2018
Friday, 11 May 2018
I spotted several of these 'Impossible' cards on Pinterest recently and thought I'd have a go at making one.
My favourite tutorial videos are usually about ten or fifteen minutes long, just enough time to enjoy a cup of tea whilst watching them.
The particular video I watched for the Impossible card went on for quite a long time.
After about thirty minutes I just had to switch it off but at least I had all the vital measurements.
I sat down to make the card and then realised the measurements did not work. So, now I know why it's called an Impossible card!
I wouldn't let it beat me but it's not possible that I'll be making another one ;)
The gears/ cogs are Sizzix dies, sentiment is by Crafter's Companion.
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
I don't buy a lot of patterned paper/ card for my club as I don't find it cost effective. Recently I found some nice vintage-style pads in The Range and they were so cheap (£1.49 and £1.99) I couldn't not buy them.
I'd watched a video the other day of a card with a similar fold to this one but the measurements were all in imperial and I find it difficult sometimes marking 3/16ths of an inch or whatever.
The card from this pad is perfectly sized to just fold in half and then half again, no faffing. I did then decide to trim some off the height but no silly bits of an inch.
The stamps are a mix of Inkandinkado and Kaisercraft.
The tag punch is SU
Saturday, 5 May 2018
Thursday, 3 May 2018
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Friday, 27 April 2018
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Sunday, 15 April 2018
Thursday, 12 April 2018
Thursday, 5 April 2018
8 x 8 inch card
I've cut the right-hand of the front off, the pearlescent beige covers the whole of the inside.
Flower border die is by Chloe's Creative Cards. I've added colour with Colour Cloud ink.
The small flower stamp is a China cheapy.
Sentiment die by Tonic
Tuesday, 3 April 2018
Thursday, 29 March 2018
Sunday, 25 March 2018
Sunday, 18 March 2018
Friday, 16 March 2018
A recent birthday card for someone who is going to Disney later this year.
I saw the idea on Pinterest, I've just changed the sentiment.
I think the die is by Tonic and came as part of a set, I didn't particularly like it but wanted the other dies.
Monday, 12 March 2018
Thursday, 8 March 2018
I made this for one of my club ladies.
When I saw the lady in the green skirt it just reminded me of Jan :)
Patterned papers are by SU
Flower punch is Martha Stewart
Alpha is Sizzix Sunset
Picture panel is from Making Cards
Thursday, 1 March 2018
Saturday, 24 February 2018
A simple thank you card for friends of ours. They invited us round for Sunday lunch recently and asked that we take Fletcher along with us, so nice when people make your dog welcome!
This SU set reminds me of Fletch with his floppy ears :)
Sentiment is by Personal Impressions