Saturday, 26 July 2008

It's Christmas!!

Well ok, not quite. But I have made a start on my Christmas cards. Thanks to Linda Luckin's fab stamps I was able to get a bit of a 'production line' going by stamping the same image six times and then colouring each one in at the same time (all the reds together, all the greens together etc.). This has meant that I made six cards in one afternoon/evening and have made a start on toppers for ten more.

Taster of the toppers still on the production line:

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Envelope Challenge

Craft Swap Forum is two years old. To celebrate Simon set a challenge. We were put into teams of 6, each team was given a theme and each person had to decorate an envelope and insert to that theme.

My team - Three's A Crowd (Team 3) had the theme of 'Childhood'. Here is my envelope:

And here is the insert. I wanted to make it like a baby's rattle, so have done it as a 'shaker' card.

Monday, 25 February 2008

My Time to Craft Challenge - week 3

"Things with Wings"

This is my humble offering for this week's Time to Craft Challenge - Things with Wings. I used various colours of paint dabbers to do the background on the tag and then just stamped up a collage of winged images for the foreground - using a combination of stamps from PaperArtsy and Artistic Stamper.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Altered Heat Gun

Having seen other people on the Craft Swap Forum showing off their lovely 'altered' heat guns, I thought I would have a go at mine. I used Bottle, Cranberry, Red Pepper and Mushroom alcohol inks. This is the result.

Friday, 11 January 2008

First Bind-It-All project

I haven't added anything to my Blog for a couple of months mainly because I haven't created anything worth blogging.

Using my lovely Bind-It-All I made this book for my friend and work colleague to thank her for all the friendship and support she has given me over the past 20 years. A simple 'thank you' card just didn't seem to suffice, so I created this book. The main technique I used was stamping, and each page represents a theme: the journey we have taken, the times we have spent together, friendship, the fun and laughter we have shared, the changes we have seen and the future (which is very uncertain for me at the moment work-wise).

I think she liked it!

Thank you Caroline.