Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Hi folks have managed to have a play today, first time this week. I decided to make two Thank you cards with my box of goodies that I received last week. There was loads of stuff  lots of  little cute decoupage  and toppers. Backing papers in two sizes ,  printed shaped cards and envelopes, ribbons, ric rac, pearls, material, Sticky back fabric on a roll, and lots of sentiments.
For the first card  I stuck a piece of embossed card down and wrapped a ribbon around it, then added a paper ribbon sentiment trip on top. I cut one of the shaped cards in half and stuck that to the top of the card. Using one of the backing papers I cut a frame with a Marianne die,  added one of the little decoupage images in the center . I only used part of the decoupage . I added Thank you with the lovely cross stitch sticky back letters. Cut some flowers and added lace flower centers. The inside of the card was decorated with the left over piece of embossed card. On top of which I stuck the circle of pale blue backing paper which was from the center of my die cut frame. In to that I added the spare pink scalloped frame then offset onto this I stuck the spare image of Till Daydream on the couch with her little brother.
My next card was also covered with embossed card. To the left of my card I stuck some of the patchwork paper which I cut to shape. On top of that I cut put a little cross work sampler. Added one of the lovely paper ribbon borders. Out of the pink backing paper I cut  a square doily and used this to frame my topper, I also added a little sentiment then my flowers. To decorate the inside I have used the spare patchwork backing paper and a small image.
I am sending one card to Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and the other to Do crafts to say Thank you for my lovely gift.
Hope your all having a good week, happy crafting. Love and hugs x ChrisB

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Hi folks have been busy in the craft room, sorting boxes and having a tidy up. I have sorted all my boxes of stamps they where in boxes but the boxes were too small and every time I went to look for one they soon got in a mess. So pleased to say they are more easily  to find now. Have also rearranged all my shelves now and they look a bit better.
I had a large box of craft stuff arrive on Monday, it was £100 worth of Tilly Daydream  goodies in fact the full kit. It was a gift from Cardmaking and Papercraft. I am being featured on a two page spread for Cancer awareness campaign in October's magazine. I  was not aware of the gift when I was rung and  asked to  take part , so it was a lovely surprise. So a big thank you to Cardmaking and Papercraft and Docrafts.  I was pleased to take part if it only helps one person to be more aware to check themselves regularly for Breast Cancer. The magazine should be in the shops by about the 4th September.
Thanks for dropping by. Your kind comments are much appreciated. Crafty love and hugs. x ChrisB

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Afternoon folks,  the weather is very wet here just a day to stop inside and craft  or look at blogs  on the internet. That's what I have been doing for the past hour catching up with everyone else's lovely makes. I better show you mine, so I can go and have some lunch.
I have finished a few cards the first ones are Christmas. This one was water coloured and glittered. All the stamps I used are Sheena Douglas Christmas stamps.

This next card also used Sheena's stamps This was also created using water paints.A
cuttlebug embossing folder and Marianne die.. The strip of paper inside the card was  a scrap that  I had printed off a cd. Sorry can't remember which one.

This last card is a digi stamp from Joanna Sheen's triple House Mouse cd. I coloured it with coloured pencils and a paper stump.
Hope your all having a good day. See you soon with some more crafty makes. Thanks for dropping by
Crafty love and hugs x ChrisB