Monday, 20 January 2014

DT Box

Hi Crafty Friends

I was so thrilled to be asked to join RWS design team. Here is my first DT make. I decided to do a small octagonal gift box for a birthday present for Kate (a Friday crop regular).

It was quite straightforward (in theory), but getting the octagon the right size was a bit tricky.
I used Spellbinders Labels 28 for the lid and base.

The challenge is called 'Take Three Things'. This month (inspired by Elvis) the 3 things are white, bling and music.

I really enjoyed making this, roll on the next challenge.

happy crafting

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Embossing binge

Hi Crafty Friends

I've been having a bit of a blitz on embossing recently.

For this card, I embossed the image with my favourite (and now precious, since it's been discontinued) Patina Bronze embossing powder. I then masked off the background and sponged the strip with DIs. The frame is made with a Nellie Snellen corner die.  I intended putting a sentiment at the bottom, but tried several, but wasn't happy with them so I left it off. Any suggestions, as to what to do, would be very welcome.

This one involved several stages to complete the image. I inked the background with Antique Linen, and stamped the music and flourish faintly with Vintage Photo. Then I used a negative stamp (from Hero Arts) and embossed it with clear embossing powder, before sponging the flowers/leaves with Victorian Velvet and Bundled Sage

Hope you like them
Happy Crafting

Saturday, 11 January 2014

New Year News

Hi Crafty Friends
Back again after a massive break - such a bad blogger, I know.

And back with a brilliant bit of news - Tracey has asked me to be on the design team for 'Running With Scissors' .  I'm really looking forward to all the challenges and just hope a bit of inspiration strikes.

I did masses of crafting in the run up to Christmas, and managed to make all my cards and gift tags (so no time for blogging).
here are some of my Christmas cards
This is the one I made for my OH - I love these cascade cards

And this for an old friend. Gorgeous backing paper and I embossed the bauble to match

I really enjoyed experimenting to make this card. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the church and then Spellbinders labels 28 die for the aperture.

This is a bit of a different style for me, but good for posting.

A bit belated, but here's to a happy and crafty 2014