Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Sorry for going AWOL

Well, sorry I've been away for so long - I've been enjoying settling into my new job, and getting used to working 9 to 5 again after so long has been a little bit wierd & the blogging suffered. Still, now things are starting to return to some sort of routine, I will try and fit in some time to work on cards and my blog.

This card was made using an old card sketch from Splitcoast Stampers (SC166). I decided that as I was lacking inspiration, I would use an image I stamped a while ago and a card sketch & see how I got on. Not sure its one of my best cards, but I am pleased with it none the less. The background paper is Papermania Amethyst Infusion pad, the cardstock is Stampin Up! (yeah, I finally have some stampin up stuff) in perfect plum and pale plum, the best wishes is also stampin up from the simply sentiments set. The image is coloured with watercolour pencils.

Anyway, hopefully the cards will improve as I get to spend more time on them - all comments gratefully received.

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Yeah Magnolia stamps!

Woo Hoo! I'm finally the proud owner of a Tilda and Edwin stamp (hopefully the start of a large collection!!) The images are lovely, only I'm not sure whether I should be adding a nose and mouth? What do you all do?

Again not sure I like the card, but having stamped and coloured the image, I wanted to make use of the image rather than having it sat in a box for ages until I could find something to do with it. Used background paper from The English Paper Company, embossed some purple card with the swirls cuttlebug embossing folder, a heart shaped paperclip. The Edwin image was edged with Brilliance ink in pearlescent lavender and then mounted onto some pale lilac gingham card. after the straight lines on the backing paper I wanted to keep all of the bits on top angled (failed miserably as the three jewels at the bottom are in a straight line).

Feeling a bit low on inspiration at the moment, but may go and watch Create and Craft for a while to see if that kick starts something - see you later!

More Christmas stuff

Not sure whether I like this card, but I was determined to use the image, which I had stamped and coloured ages ago. It's been sat in my bits box for forever and needed to be used or thrown out, and being a crafter I never throw anything away (drives Geoff nuts!) thought I'd better make use of it. Also used cuttlebug embossing folder for the snowflake panel - it may grow on me before christmas.

Oops, Sorry

Its been ages since I last posted - doesn't time fly when you're having fun!!!

Well I start work next week so that will be great, though will mean less time for crafting (might actually start to remember what day of the week it is though!!).

Anyway, finally figured out what was missing from my fireplace christmas card - hope you like the amended version, I used a Quickcutz shape with two holly leaves on it, took a while to do but was well worth it I think.