Saturday, 8 March 2008


These are 2 cards my friend asked me to make her. one for her mother, and one for her mother-in-law. i used the Joanna Sheene sillhouette CD to create my images which i then Decoupaged and added some flower soft to the little baskets at the corners. and to the little flowers in the girls basket and around her.i used another Joanna Sheene CD to create a picture frame which i thencut out and applied to the scene with 3D foam strips. i then made little butterflies on the computer and printed them to vellum which i cut out and decoupaged and attached to the front of the card. I applied some rennie mackintosh peel offs to the top/bottom edges and corners of the bottom card. On the top card i used hand made paper which was a duck egg blue with silver metalic swirls. I matted, layered / enameled the little mothers day poems and attached them across the bottom of the decoupaged images, and applied little butterflies to the corners of the poems.


These are the little Heart Fat Pages i made using the paperartsy squiggly heart stamp Simon demonstrated on the craft swap blog. when i saw the work simon did, i thought i love those hearts so off i trotted to the paperartsy website, and hey presto i found the squiggly/swirly stamps. although i loved them all, i had a sensible moment and thought no, i dont need any more stamps.... Well i did say it was a sensible moment, and a moment it lasted. Then I ordered the stamp. so here goes. i used different scraps of paper and different embossing powders to see what sort of effects i would get. and i was not disapointed with the results. i attached little glass stones to the swirls. the backing paper on the Fat Page was a load of paper i bought from QVC a while ago, but, didnt really use any. i thought this time around they went with my little hearts. i used my crop-a-dile to punch holes around the page, and threaded thru some fibres Ann-R bought me a while ago. i am pleased with the result. I really didnt have a decent heart stamp...... I do now.

Friday, 7 March 2008

ATC for Craft Swap Forum Buddie

these where little buttons i had purchased. i liked them but whenever i went to use them i thought no. i like them too much. then i was sending an ATC to a Craft Swap Forum buddy so thought hey! time to part with these guys. as i had just started to play with alcohol inks, i had made some little cards using the inks. so set about putting the trimmed and filed buttons onto the card with 3D foam. so what theme i thought. Then hey presto. you know, one of those little crafting ureka moments. after remembering the time we went to Ayr beach the seagulls over head as we tried to have a picnic. that would be my theme. so my little open air picnic ATC was born.