Monday, 30 April 2012

My uncle's birthday is looming. As he is a keen (and very good!) photographer I wanted to use one of his photo's for his card. I used a particular favourite of mine, knowing that it would fit with the Steam Stock digikit I had.

Now just need to find some nice card stock to print it on.... with the gales and the rain we've had just lately, we've ended up with a few broken rooftiles, crumbling pointing, a soggy carpet and two damp walls. 
The Council have been and inspected the damage, and have declared 'scaffolding needs ordering'. What happened to the good old days when one man and his very long ladder came along and fixed stuff???

Hence all my craft stuff is piled to one side out the way, waiting for dryer climes.
Totally ironic random fact: we have scaffolding on the front of our house ready for new fascia's to be fitted on the guttering.......

We will match both sides soon.

Friday, 27 April 2012

playing around with CAP yesterday afternoon, themed to a challenge on DaisyTrail. This is a 12x12 scrapbook page. you had to:
1) use a background from a kit
2) insert a photo with no frame
3) cluster 1 or 2 lots of embellishments on the page
4) use text to name your page, or explain it.

I had lots of fun doing mine:

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Back to my normal bling style of card. All bits were from Debbi Moore - of course!
Pity I didn't notice that one of the stars had fallen off till after I took the photo *lol* Went a bit mad with the chameleon glitter methinks.
and also two male themed birthday cards:

I've used the photo before, one for my dad a few posts earlier, I love this image, totally random thing to come across when out for a walk. One day we will go back and stay at the campsite.

This is done with a vintage image from 'The Graphics Fairy'. Look closely and a hidden message is revealed; could it lead to treasure or is it a long lost love letter hidden away?

Decided to go with a garden theme as spent last weekend planting cabbage. brussels, cauliflowers and peas outside, and in the green house courgettes, tomatoes, peppers and 3 cascading Strawberry plants to hang on the patio (hopefully). Never mind green fingers, they were soil black by the time we had finished! *lol*
And Quinn helped too ;)

Monday, 23 April 2012

I've started to miss participating in the challenges on my crafting groups now, but I'm not ready to rejoin them just yet, so I decided to have a looksee at Daisy Trail's. "In a word" caught my eye, this week the word is Graceful..... after a couple of hours, yes really, have I ever explained how indecisive and finnicky I am? I came up with this scrapbook page.

The image comes from The Graphics Fairy, and again I used Inkblot Butterflies.
This was designed for Delia's birthday, using Debbi Moore 'Shabby chic vintage flowers'. I put the background paper inside the acetate card, then decoupaged individual flowers onto the front to give a 3d effect. The whole card stands up as an oval.

A card made using offcuts of paper and patterned acetate. It looks much better in real life *lol*

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Inspired by an article in Simply Cards and Papercraft on using fonts and dingbats etc in your projects, I came up with this card for a Birthday over the Easter weekend. I distressed the two backing papers (one graph paper, the other tape measure) and found a font designed for easter, which I can't remeber the name for!
(He loved the card, said it was one of the best he'd ever had, bless him!)

Saturday, 21 April 2012

April is a bulk Birthday month in my house, I love how this one turned out, the backing paper was from Petite Papers - western romance & all about me pack. Added a few embellishments and it was done, a simple and quick card turned into something quite elegant.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Maternity Leave card - I didn't know what to do for a maternity card, so I googled and got plenty of hits, I eventually found a romper suit template, actually called a 'onesie' and altered the size to be a C5 card, cut round it, embellished and voila! Hope Nat liked it.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Having decided to do some proper digital scrapbboking I found myself in a whole new exciting and shiny world called Daisy Trail. Before I splurged and bought the Craft Artist Professional, I decided to try the compact freebie available on DT.

One birthday card later:

I love these little birdies! Spotted two mistakes after I'd printed the thing...... and added 3 little gems for the birds eyes.

One A4 scrapbook page later:

This is a photo I took when we went to... yes you've guessed it - Hardwick Hall, the other week, my first sighting of lambs this year. Have seen loads more, some even smaller and unfortunately two dead ones hand delivered by a farmer.

Anyway by now I was totally hooked and splurged my £19.99 on the proper version from Create and Craft.
Only to find that the week after when I received it, C & C dropped the price to £9.99 as a Pick of the Week deal. Oh well....
I now have around 10 programmes to watch and play along with. Yay!!

Second card:


This digikit was InkBlot butterflies, and has the most gorgeous pinks and purples, abolutley perfect for purplemurtle!!