Sunday, 28 August 2011

A challenge to myself......

I don't do quick and easy cards but this one took the biscuit for the most complicated and longest in the making I think I have ever made! I really wanted to make this card as I loved the design of the brass stencil and decoupage images by Mattie. This was not die cut! First I embossed the swirls on my lightbox and then cut out various elements. I cut round parts of it, leaving some attached to the frame. Then I added some blue backing paper and cut out the hat and added 3 layers of flowers with sticky pads (couldn't find my silicon glue!) I really enjoyed making this card and think it is one of my most satisfying to date. I won't tell you how long it took me to make...... but if you should receive it, you'll know how very special you are to me!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Favourite leaf

I felt this little leaf deserved a picture of its own as it is definitely my favourite. It was stamped on acetate with black Stazon and gilded flakes were added on the reverse side.

Leaf samples

I am running a papercraft workshop on Thursday and thought I would make up a page with a variety of ways of using the same stamp to get different effects. I'm sure there are many more but think this will suffice for the moment!

Pam's birthday card

This is an encaustic piece that I made a few months ago. My friend Pam admired it and so I earmarked it for her birthday card. Happy Birthday, Pam!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Joyeux Anniversaire, Violette

Here's a card that I made for a dear French neighbour whose birthday is today. The beautiful little vintage girl image was a free download from somewhere. The frame is a Clarity corner stamp embossed in gold and I added some punched flowers and jewels in the corner. Just off now to present it to her together with a large tin of Celebration chocolates!