Friday 7 August 2020

Back to Floral Theme

 I had some die cut flowers which I'd stamped and coloured as well as a few leaves which were left from previous projects so decided to use some of them up for this card.  I started with a 5" x 7" card blank and  cut out two lacy borders from another piece of card slightly smaller .A piece of patterned paper was placed behind and the greeting stamped using the Misti. The flowers and leaves were arranged and that's it - another quick and easy card.  Always handy to have  a few spare die cuts around ready to put together.

Border die - from Joanna Sheen

Flowers and leaves - Card Making Magic Spring/Summer die and stamp set

Wednesday 5 August 2020


A card to share today which I made for a keen photographer using a downloaded image and some bits and pieces from my scrap boxes.  Image and backing were cut using dies and the embossed and inked panel was left over from another project - luckily it had been inked with just the right colour to match the image.  Square of text paper in the background and a stamped greeting.  Once I'd assembled the components this was quick to make.

Image - download from Lili of the Valley
Rectangles - Tonic dies
Embossed Panel - Embossing Folder by Crafter's Companion
Text Paper - from Prima

PS - for some reason my photos have started showing up too large but I think I solved the problem by opening the post again after publishing and editing to select a smaller size for the image.  Wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem recently.

Sunday 2 August 2020

Needlework Theme

I was asked recently to make a card for someone who is particularly interested in sewing, patchwork and quilting so I had a trawl through my various stamps and dies etc to see what I could conjure up. I started by looking at Craft Artist and found a sewing machine image which I scaled and printed onto a piece of patterned paper.  One of the magazines a while back gave away a set of dies and stamps which were sewing related and I cut the thread reel and two 'patches' using that set.  The buttons were die cut using another die which I've had for ages.  Stork scissors cut in gold card from another ancient die.  Finally finished off with the numbers in gold on a banner - all placed onto some background papers which look somewhat like patchwork fabrics.

Main Image - printed using Craft Artist
Thread and Patches - using free die set from a magazine
Buttons - die cut using an ancient die from Stampin' Up
Scissors - die from Marianne
Numbers - Crafter's Companion (I think)