Sunday, 29 May 2011

Dandelion Clock

Wow, two days in a row - thought I'd better start making up for the drought of posts that there has been recently.

I was very kindly sent some 'lovely fence' die cuts from a lovely lady called Teresa over on the docrafts forum, so I started to think how I should use them. As they are made by Magnolia, I thought they would probably be best used with the Tilda's I have (not that I have that many) and the dandelion clock tilda seemed like a good idea. As I was going to cut her out I realised that I would lose most of the clocks, so I thought I'd replace them with butterflies, for which I used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch on some vellum. The only vellum I had was a pale green so needed to be coloured. I was watching Create and Craft this morning and they were using gel pens to water colour and I wondered whether this would work with my Sakura gelly roll glitter pens - well I can tell you now it does, however the vellum curls up when you put water on it, so I had to use my tweezers and heat gun to dry it out and it then uncurls again (anyone remember the little bits of plastic that you used to put on your hand to tell what mood you were in and it would curl and uncurl with the heat of your hand - well it's something like that), anyway the butterflies are lovely and sparkly purple in real life. My sentiment is from Lili of the Valley - love them!

The card is a papermania Kraft card (5x7), the purple backing paper is from one of the papermania capsule collections - tim holtz distress inks have been used on the doily, fence and sentiment. The other paper used in front of the doily is from a freebie pad of 'the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady' papers which came with an issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft, which I've been trying to use for ages - only part of one piece, but it's a start.

Hope you like, I'm trying to get my crafting mojo kick started again as it's been a bit thin on the ground of late.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Birthday girl

I've had this card, made and sat on my desk for the best part of a week but it's taken me this long to take a photo of it and put it online - I am sooo disorganised at the moment!

The image is from the Flower Fairies CD by crafters companion, I've had this sheet printed for ages and decided it was about time I made use of it (could say that about most of my craft stuff, I could make cards for the next 10 years and not actually run out of stuff). All of the papers are also from the same CD and the flowers were also made with the same paper. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and a sizzix die for the swirl (if you're looking for this swirl I've cut a few bits off it so it won't look the same), I've used paper pens on the swirl to put the lovely pearly dots on.

Really enjoyed making this card, so not my normal style, but I think it's really pretty anyway. Thought I'd enter this into the Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge - and I'll be able to enter even more soon as I've ordered everything Humphrey and a whole load of Popcorn Bear stuff too (so excited I may just mug the postman next week!).

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Simple Flower

Well, I'm finally back after my extended Easter break (sounds better than I couldn't find the time to blog). I have made a few cards but getting round to photographing them all, onto 'puter and uploaded is a different matter.

Anyway, this particular card was made for the Just Tracy's Blog Challenge, which is into it's second month. The challenge this month was to 'let the sentiment on your project be the focus' - initially I couldn't think of anything, and then I saw the piritez advert, you know the one with the brightly coloured flowers on it? well from then on it was easy. the sentiment is from a set by Inkadinkado which I then cut out using a circle nestie, then I made a template for a flower petal and cut this out 6 times. It was then a simple case of sticking it all down and then doodling around the edges.

I love the way this looks, and hope you do too.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Ribbon Girl Giveaway

There is a fab giveaway over on the Ribbon Girl blog at the moment - you've got to be in it to win it (speaking of which, must do the lottery!), some lovely strawberry themed bits & pieces to be won!