Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Dimension & Denim

3 for the price of 1 today, got my crafty head on as the weather is cooler today, expecting it too rain but the wind blows away the greyish clouds and we get a little bit of sun. Couln't concentrate on anything whilst we were in the heat wave, I picked 6 books from the library and have only read 2, couldn't get into the others, will take them back and pick some more.
Did you know if you check out books from your local library, the author gets some money? Its something like 7 or 8p a go, sounds rather Spartan but at least they know they're being read.

Anyhoo, back to the cards.

Made using a sheet of dark blue denim effect paper and a light blue denim effect paper. Create a flower die, (which came free with a magazine - which explains why I nearly took the tip of my index finger off with it when I pulled it from its glue, having to craft and type with a poorly finger stuck up in the air is quite hard. Ouch.) Tattered Lace mini butterflies die, blue gems, Spellbinders sentiment die, white flower and finally a dark blue button.
A simple card, but I love how it turned out.
I have some A6 blue cards I had given me in a swap over at cardexchange uk, which have been sitting in my envelope box for some time, so I thought I'd use up my bits & bobs and make 2 notelet style cards with them.
I read an article in this months Do Crafts Creativity mag about Happy Mail and it looks like something I liked to do, so I figure if I have some to hand, then I can start using them.

entering in: butterfly challenge = D is for dimension and/or denim

Friday, 22 July 2016

Planes, trains & automobiles

Again, struggling with male cards - although I bought HunkDory little book of gentlemans whatever it is, the name escapes me at the moment!

A simple put together of a spare piece of HunkyDory backing card, the topper and then some copper peel offs and twine tied over the top. Hey Presto!

entering in: lunagirl = Planes, trains and automobiles

Wednesday, 13 July 2016


Most of this digi page was done in the middle of the night, my brain would not switch off and let me sleep, so I got up and decided to start my piece for Digitally Sweet.

Used various elements from various digi kits free on the web, but the image is from Lunagirl 'Travel Posters'.

100% digital using CAP2.

I used the Travel theme with a twst - Time Travel - I guess the sentiment could be a statement or a question, with the steam train powering out of a fiery rip in time.

entering in: digitally sweet = travel

colour palette

The colour palette theme for June was absolutely gorgeous, which made making the card quite hard as I was torn between the colours!

I eventually chose teal, beige and a teeny tiny bit of black.

plain colour papers from DoCrafts colour block pack
candi "Mr & Mrs"
die cut sentiment from Tattered Lace 'Mini die set'
teal patterned paper "Soft Nostalgia" Hot off the Press
Going to use this as a notelet/writing card/rak.
entered in fripperies and butterflies page on Facebook.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Y is for Years & Yellow

Using a feebie embossing folder and accompanying stamp, I made this lovely 80th birthday card.

The yellow was water coloured but I didn't like the result so ended up going over the pencil with a promarker.