31 March 2012

Ooh look! A blog hop!

Do you enjoy checking out the creations your fellow crafters have made? And discovering new ideas and techniques? Then get hopping along - the link to the blog-hop home page is here:


I might be back later to see if you've been tempted .....

18 March 2012

Card fest - part II

Next instalment as promised .... starting with free papers.and ribbons from my stash, a flower cut using my Sizzix Big Shot, a Tim Holz tattered floral die and the plain side of a coke can. Embossing with a Cuttlebug folder.
Free papers, flowers and bling from stash, plenty of foam fixers to give extra dimension, of course!

More free papers and supplies from stash. Yellow rose made with a Marianne's Creatables die.

 And more free papers, stash etc ........

 This one got turned into a mother's day card for my lovely mum. Used more free papers, flowers and ribbons from stash, along with gems, and two heads from wired roses (wires cut off). I used letters from a Basic Grey monogram sheet to spell out 'Mum'.

Yes, more free papers etc. Awaiting a sentiment. Probably will be a 'thinking of you' printed out on the PC.

And last (thanks for sticking with me), there's even more free paper in use, and roses made from the Marianne's die mentioned earlier. The leaves are from a length of ribbon.

Thanks for looking!

12 March 2012

Bit of a card-fest

So, over recent weeks I have tried to replenish my dwindling stock of hand-made cards. The need to do so has been made even more acute by the fact my mum says she wants to buy some of my creations. Ooops, I thought, better get creating, then. I won't show them to you all in one go lest you fall asleep zzzzzzzzzzzz.

Card one features... papers that came free with a craft magazine, a blossom from a charity shop flower bunch, ribbons from my stash, a section of 'Just the Edge' (Bazzil, I think, or Basic Grey?), two lengths of baker's twine and a die cut bird (Marianne's Creatables and the inside of a tomato puree tube!), and a computer-generated sentiment made in Word and printed onto scrap card stock.

Card two features the same die but uses a patterned card stock instead. The papers are freebies from a magazine, the ribbon and gems are from my stash and the label-style sentiment was made using Word, plain card and a fab new punch from EK Success. I inked the edges with a cat's eye stamp in blue.

Card three (last one for now) uses yet more free papers, ribbon ans blingy gems from my stash, a length of 'Just the Edge', a strip of Washi Tape (first time I've actually dared use any of my latest purchase!), some Prima-style blooms and a large flower from one of the charity shop hauls. Centrepiece of the flower is a button from a collection of odd buttons given to me by my mum.

Hope you like this trio. Back another day with some more.