Friday, 23 September 2011

Field of wheat

Whilst surfing the net the other day, I came across a You Tube tutorial which inspired me to make this card. I made the card several days after watching the tutorial, so didn't follow the tutorial faithfully, but instead used it as a source of inspiration
Items used for the card:
Coated cardstock. Hero Arts stamp Silhouette Grass 55316
Stampin Up inks in: So Saffron, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, and Chocolate Chip. Versafine black ink, White gel pen for highlights on the wheat. Black gel pen for birds.
Ribbon donated to me by a friend (cut from her clothes lol)

Closer detail of the card
This will be for my sister's birthday 
(I'm fairly confident she won't see this before her birthday as she is so busy lol)

Tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Shades of blue

Unfortunately I've caught a stomach bug. I can't believe it, especially so soon after returning to work. I didn't want to take any time off sick, even more so as we're so short staffed at work, but I couldn't go in and pass it onto anyone else, besides which, I still can't face the thought of food. Hence why I am utilising this time and thought I could post another card I have made over the summer.

I made this as a friendship card for the lovely Kerry, whose blog can be found here

As usually happens with me, the finished card turned out very differently from the one I had planned. It was going to be a fairly simple card in shades of blue, but turned out as a generous & varied selection of blue elements as I found so many things I wanted to incorporate into the card!
I took my inspiration from the lovely Papermania Capsule collection papers, and used SU ink (think I used Not Quite Navy), stamps by Stampin' Up and PaperArtsy, & Papermania brads. SU punch used for scalloped edge on paper & for label tag that the bird is on.
Close up of some of the detail. The flowers were handcut - after making the card, I managed to buy the punch which will simplify things in the future. 
Detail from a different angle, I really like the PaperArtsy hinge & sentiment stamps I used here.

Tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Advent box project

I do apologise for my long absence in blogging. I had completely lost all my inspiration in crafting and blogging, so I took a complete break. Inspiration is still lacking, but I have started to make a few things again now. This is a project I started when I met up with a group of crafting friends in Bristol (we have such a lot of fun and laughter when we get together)
I know it's a little early for Christmas, but I'm pleased I made it, and so glad it is now finished.  
I wasn't sure how I wanted to decorate it, then I found these nostalgic papers (which I'd pondered on how to use for several years now) 
The handles are different from how I had first imagined them as I was going to use eyelets & tie the ribbon behind them, but the fact I didn't have quite enough eyelets turned out to be a good thing as I quite like the way the brads look like rivets 
I think my youngest likes the idea of her advent box - but I bet she'll like it even more when the boxes are filled and she can empty them each day!lol 
Thank you for looking, and for any comments you may care to leave