Monday, 30 March 2009
Maddy & I actually had a crafty play in her craft room the other day & made this cute box from the instructions on here We had a lovely afternoon. It makes a change for us to actually do some crafting together for ourselves rather than for Sticky Fixers craft club :-)
Yesterday I used my new sizzix build a flower die that I bought at the Papercraft Fair at Harrogate on Saturday & used it to decorate the top of this cute box.
The faux 'ribbon' was made using Maddy's Martha Stewart punch, slightly offset on one side. I really want/need some of these gorgeous edging punches :-)
Edited to say that I forgot to say that one of the measurements on the box plan I had to revise - the 9 3/4 should be 9 1/2
Sunday, 22 March 2009
This is my card for the Copics challenge 5. I've been a bit more literal with the picture inspiration - I couldn't find papers I liked in my stash for the challenge so did my own background using distress inks wiped over the card in rough stripes. The card is a tri fold. I used buttons for the flower middles. The image was matted onto a plain blue background & of course coloured with copics.
Saturday, 21 March 2009
This is the Birthday Card that I made for my BIL over in the USA - we share the same birthday :-) As the day was yesterday I can now reveal the card :-) It was featured on Crafts by Carolyn as a challenge card but I figured that he wouldn't visit there!
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Monday, 16 March 2009
Sunday, 15 March 2009
Saturday, 14 March 2009
I made this Mothers Day card again using Copic markers to colour in. Colours would again fit the Copic Challenge. Again I've had trouble photographing the colour purple - the flowers aren't blue, they are purple!! After all the cute girlie images I decided to use Hamish - boys send cards to their mothers don't they? Didn't seem to go down well with the male of the family though - oh well ..............................................
The inside of the card has some flowers, stamped, coloured & cut out & of course the sentiment.
Friday, 13 March 2009
This is my card for the Copics Colour Challenge 4 Although I now have a few more Copics I don't have that many so had to use the nearest colours I could so the yellow is YO6 rather than YO8.
The middle of the flower is made from shrink plastic - didn't want to waste the bits left over the from the other day :-)
Sunday, 8 March 2009
Today I managed to make a 50th birthday card for a family member. Just a bit of background to show where my thinking came from. He now works abroad but spent time in Weymouth as a young man in the Navy before leaving the Navy for the private sector hence the watery colours, map ref & planes & journey sentiments.
The 'You are here' sentiment I stamped onto white shrink plastic, remembered to put the hole in for the brad, heated & voila had my sentiment tile which i think works quite well. I inked the edges to tie in with the inked edges elsewhere on the card.
Friday, 6 March 2009
In between the gabbing, cuppa drinking & biscuit eating I managed to make a couple of cards at Sticky Fixers craft club this week :-) Firstly this cheeky chappie which I finished just before packing away.
This is an example of using the wrong ink for the copic pens - too much gabbing & not concentrating! Note the way the ink has bled over the lines :-(
This is the card I made first using my Martha Stewart leaf punch, the circle I chalked & the birds were stamped & cut out & mounted on sticky fixers to create depth. The sentiment is just so appropriate :-) & mounted on slightly less thick sticky fixers.
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Sticky fixers Craft Club last Thursday was fun. I used my 8 copic markers to colour the Sarah Kay image - isn't it cute? I then borrowed the yellow for the birdies. I was pleased with what I managed to achieve with so few copics :-) This is a much better attempt than my first attempt & as with most things I will get better with practice :-) The image was stamped onto card that was cut with nestabilities on the Cuttlebug.
The image was then matted & mounted onto a gatefold card.