Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Christmas over!

Well that's another one over - where does the time go?! I realise that I haven't blogged any Xmas cards but that will have to wait until next year now!
My new years resolution (well one of them!) is to post more pics of cards, not just ATC's. This is mainly because on the back of the cards I sell I put a sticker with my email and blog address on. So people who buy my cards may have a look at my blog to see what else I've been up to.
Another resolution is to attend more craft fairs this year. I have bought so much craft stuff recently (I blame Leonie and the C&C sale!) that I just need to use up what I have before I buy anything else and sell some of the mountain of cards I've made. Yes I know this probably won't last as I NEED all the new products!
Here are 2 quick cards I made using some black glitter cards I bought in the sale. When Nigel showed them on air he said you either love them or hate them. I love them and teamed them with some oriental toppers from the other channel (controversial!). I thought they might be a bit gauddy but I think they have worked. I do like my bright colours!
Happy New Year everyone!

Friday, 18 December 2009

A day off today due to the snow! I've stayed in the warm and caught up on some odd jobs! Here is a quick card using a Kanban kit. It was inspired by my trip to the beauty salon last weekend. I had an hour and a half of chocolate treatments including a cocoa body wrap and chocolate facial! Yum!

Monday, 14 December 2009


Through my letter box today popped my new copy of Papercraft Inspirations along with 3 sets of the free gift! If you don't subscribe to this mag or would like another set drop me a line and I'll send you a pack. I've got 2 sets spare. I am wondering how I managed without my new printer scanner. I love it, it's so quick to scan cards in. Must go to bed now and stop playing!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Something different!

Here is a technique I learnt on C&C. You stamp onto tissue paper, cut roughly around the image and use a small piece of glue to attach to a candle. Wrap the candle in greaseproof paper and gently heat with your heat gun until the tissue paper stamped image is adhered to the candle. Take care not to heat too much as the candle will melt too much and you'll end up with un uneven candle surface! A very effective technique I thought!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

Happy Birthday to me! I wonder what surprises I have in store for today....?

Sunday, 6 December 2009

I'm feeling clever!

I have just installed my new printer/scanner and it all works so I am feeling very pleased with myself! I've managed to scan 2 ATC's I've made this week. It's funny how sometimes us crafters can stick with what we are currently interested in and forget earlier techniques. I had forgotten about using pens diresctly on stamps so to create these I used my Whispers pens directly on a stamp on the left hand card. On the other card I made a background wash using Whispers pens onto a wet paintbrush and then stamped over the top. Each ATC is finished with a acetate ATC cover. Hope you like them!