Monday, 23 November 2009

Busy crafting

I have three birthdays in December all in the first week!!. So I have used the same sketch but different magnolia stamp for each. Love the prima flowers also. i have used Bo Bunny papers and craftwork cards sentiments along with my faithful trusty nestabilities.Out came my copic markers once again and just a teeny weeny bit of glossy accent. I also used my Martha Stewart doily punch and the centre of the flowers are tiny pearl flower embellishments. Whilst I occasionally use the Kanban kits ie patchwork pals etc I do get more satisfaction from making cards from a complete blank canvas.

Special 50th

My sister in law asked me to make
special 50th birthday card for her friend so I decided to practise my newly aquired paper folding technique. The request was for a girlie card and as the birthday is a December birthday I decided to use christmas colours. The card folds as a gate fold card and I have decorated the front page also. I also made my first envelobox to put it in. The photos haven't really captured the true colours of the card but it gives an idea. I really must improve my photography skills!!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Friendship book

I went to a workshop today at Windmill Crafts and had a fab time making a friendship book. The papers were Bo Bunny papers and the stamps are all magnolia stamps. Once again (what a surprise!!) coloured in with copic markers. Mel from Ideal World was showing us how to make the book and the class lasted 5 hours. Whew... Great fun to spend a day crafting. I am quite pleased with my first attempt at my little piece of art work. The book uses 12 x 12 papers to make a 6 x 6 booklet but you can use any size obviously.

The letters are cut using a cricut which i do not own unfortunately.

The copics I have used are the oranges and turquoise for this image.

I have used turquoise and red for this one.

The key to the success of this

booklet is the folding.Sharp folds really help the papers to fall into shape

A couple of cards

A christmas card with magnolia stamps not really christmas ones but coloured in the christmas theme and a birthday card for my son to give to my younger son. The stripes are not purple but brown. The photo has not picked up the colours very well.