I am hosting a Bookmark Swap this July over on the Cb Forum (Crafts Beautiful) and the theme for this months swap is "Birds"! Any type of Bird can used and, I used my favourite stamp, my Peacock (I got this beauty from Angel Crafts.biz). I stamped and embossed the image in gold embossing powder and used two patterned papers and some new organza ribbon, bought from Josy Rose. Curved the edges to finish off and soften and, embellished with a punched daisy flower and beads and sequins to add interest! Now, I just hope that the receiver of this LOVES it!
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Over on the Crafts Beautiful Forum there is a ATC Swap themed on Vivid Colours! I had not signed up for this in the beginning but, later on asked to join in and luckily, I was able to join in on the fun with this swap! I was delighted to be able to as this ATC swap was a challenge and a half for me - vivid colours are not my style at all so, this was particulary difficult to do! Spent aaaaaages looking through my stash finding that perfect Vivid paper to go with vivid materials and embelliushments! I just managed to get them sorted and made last night and these are what I came up with! Used some mouthwatering Papermania paper flowers, brigh pink beads, interesting ribbon, beads and sequins using stitching to put together! Hope you like them and enjoy looking at them!
Sunday, 19 July 2009
This is a birthday card that I made just a few nights ago for a dear friend, Barbara aka barbara19 over at CB forum! It's her birthday today actually, and thankfully she recieved this card I made yesterday, was worried she wouldn't get till tomorrow in al honesty! This is a Fairy Stak It decoupage which I have used on top of some Regency paper given to me by annother friend Irene aka Witchqueen over at Cb forum! Kept it very simple and used a flower bloom with ribbon rose then finished with stitching on beads and punched paper daisies and sequins and pearls and then glued on silver gems to frame the fairy!
Just a few days ago I received a phone call from my Step MIL putting in a card order for a Re-Union card of 40 years! She wnated it to have that American feel as she is American herself. I had a lot of difficulty coming up with something for this order but, kept to the Cherleader and Football American thing as felt it was just perfect for cheering o 40 years of a Re-Union! She wanted it to have 40 somewhere on the card and the use of maroon and white as was her school colours. I didn't have Mauroon so had to go with the closest thing to it! I used the Matting and layering techniques and stitched on seuins and beads and used ribbons and punched flowers too! Very difficult! Ever so challenging and most enjoyable to work to certain specifications! Hope you like it, any comments will be gratefully received.
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"Butterfly Fancies" was made based on using an image from the Counry Diar of an Edwardian Lady. I couldn't quite find the right paper to combine it with until the I realised that I had this delightfully gorgeous butterfly paper, geven to me by my dear friend Sarah Louise aka tiggertastci - over on Cracfts Beautfiul Forum. I thought it worked perfectly well once put together and all needed doing was some basic and few details! I stitched on some pearl beads, a few pink transparent buttons and a opaque pink button and then used 3 small tear drop pearl beads to mirror the butterfly wings. Sequins were used on top of some organza and satin ribbona nd then finished witha beaded green flower.
What a wonderful suroprise this was when it popped through my door. This was a delightfull RAK from my dearest friend Katie aka Kittykat975 (over on Crafts Beautiful). I was in such awe as we have been chatting for weeks each day and, before we knew it we didn't chat sooo much but, thats ok because she has been very busy as Ihave been too. This ATC was a delight to receive as she wrote some lovely touching words to remind me she was thinking of me! I also received a love Fairy card too and have put both up in my craft space to admire! My friendship with Katie is very valuable to me and is a friend to treasure forever and ever! Love you hun and thanbks again for this beauty!
Challenging myself to following these Sketches found in the Cardmaking & Papercraft issues have been helping me a little with card ideas and using materials I ahve not yet used in my craft stash. This Sketch is from the current issue, issue 68! I ahve not yet come to follow the sketchbut will be doing so in the next week or two so, will post up my card make after having followed this sketch! Feel free to follow this if you have popped on over here and like to follow sketches. Very good for beginners to get the idea of making layouts for your cards and also very good for the advanced cardmaker too! AHve fun anayway!