Just a quick note I haven’t forgotten my blog but the cards I’ve made are for a family wedding this weekend. I have been in my craft room this week and was hoping to blog at least with a post but managed to have a fall whilst I don’t think I’ve done too much damage feeling a bit battered and bruised. So I’m resting up since I have a wedding to go to.x
Friday, June 25, 2021
Plenty of pink going on here, I’m surprised the main mat works usually I need layer it. Can’t remember now the pack of paper it came from now.
The image is a Stamping Bella Tiny Townie. The fence and grass is using old MFT dies and the flowers are Elizabeth Designs although the centres are using Simon says Stamp Luminary die.
I have to confess not much card making lately but I have another wedding card to make this week already have an idea for that one but won’t be able to post it till after the 3rd July.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Life is been quite busy also we have made the most of the lovely weather so my cardmaking as been on the slow side but I did make this chap.
He is from the Vintage Boys and I believe he might be coming as a physical stamp soon but I’m happy with a digi image. The papers are also from LOTV and I inked the white image mat to help it blend with the papers.
My golf ball were made by punching out circles and embossed then with an old embossing folder. The actual reverse is showing. The sentiment is an old Stampin up one.
Friday, June 18, 2021
I've finally decided to show the layouts I made at the last Retreat I went to before the world descended into chaos. I just didn't want to remind myself how anxious I was feeling most of the time.
I'm starting to think about actually scrapbooking again after over a year of doing none and I'm even more behind now. There are some good times that need recording and that includes some more Wedding Photos.
Although if I plan to do so in my craftroom it needs a massive tidy!
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
These create a flower dies from Altenew are addictive and here is their Morning Glory. They do take a bit of time to put together and I do try to emboss them a bit but the layers are quite thick.
The background dies are fromSunny Studio and the sentiment is a retired stamp from Stamping Up, layered with various punches.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
I brought the Vintage Boys from LOTV not sure why I decided to make a slimline card but once again I kept it clean and simple.
The scallop die I used is from Newton Nook then measured the inside so I could just cut down the card card stock to fit inside. The sentiment die is from Simon Says Stamp.
It’s been hot and sunny in my part of the UK while enjoying the warmer weather it’s now getting a little too hot but it’s looking like we will be finishing the warm spell with thunderstorms.
Friday, June 11, 2021
Fed up with men’s cards got a few now so should keep me going so I finally got round to use a new die from Altenew Cistus Flower. I’ve seen it on Pinterest with a black background but I decided to use the MFT basket weave stencil for it.
The sentiment is Simon says Stamp, I think it’s called Thoughtful Messages.
I have a Wedding in three weeks so I need to make a card, I’ve decided on the image just need to colour it in.
Tuesday, June 08, 2021
Monday, June 07, 2021
Time as seemed to speed up now the better weather is finally here. For some reason it’s even more of a struggle to get into my craft room. I think it’s the need to make masculine cards but there a couple in my drafts so I’m going to make what I fancy for a while.
My sister as mentioned that I’ve gone all clean and simple lately but I’m finding that’s the way to go for men’s cards including these bow ties from Stampin Up. Now I wish I had made extra knots to make it look more 3D but that will have to wait till next time.
Friday, June 04, 2021
I’m rather pleased how this card turned out. Just as well it took ages to make. A lot of fiddly bits to layer and inked the edges to as well as embossed on the back to give a more rounder finish.
All the gardening detail is Sizzix but I used a MFT frame and the brick wall was using a stencil possibly Waffleflower but it’s lost it’s packaging. If there was one thing I could change would be the sentiment it needed layering to help it stand out better.
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
I saw a card on Pinterest and I had to get the dies from Stampin up, I suppose it’s only obvious to Harry Potter fans but I loved the idea. It did take some working out like how to get it central. Need to check Pinterest for other ideas or it was an expensive buy for one card.