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Monday, 23 May 2011

One to Watch

How do you make a birthday card for a watch fanatic? 
Step 1: Take apart a broken and unfixable watch
Step 2: Mount pieces on 3D sticky black pads and emboss the whole thing with clear embossing powder
Step 3: Cut our cog shapes from complementary coloured card and add texture
Step 4: put it all together!

Challenges to enter:
Lollipop Crafts - Bling It!
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - Clean and Simple Design
CES Challenges - Embellish It!

Monday, 9 May 2011

Problem Solved!

I have recently been having trouble with gloss embossing.
Turns out that using glue instead of ink does not give a gloss effect, but it does give a wonderful water one!

To create the card topper I stamped the image onto a sheet of tracing paper and coloured onto the reverse with watercolour pencils. I then glued onto the areas I wanted to look like water and clear gloss embossed it. Being very careful not to melt or bubble the paper!
Press inside a book or clear embossing plates to flatten out. Repeat once or twice more.
And voilĂ !

Challenges to Enter:
Cards For Men - Someone Special
Karen's Doodles - Pastels

Friday, 22 April 2011

Bags of Fun

Every time I go craft shopping I get a new design on my paper shopping bag, so, after accumulating piles of them I finally made a card!

Competitions to enter:
Creative Card Crew - Recycle Something!
Top Tip Tuesday - Open challenge


Birthday card for a gentleman called David turning 69
A simple but cheeky Black, Red and Gold card

Competitions to enter:
A Spoon Full Of Sugar -  Lets Celebrate!!
Top Tip Tuesday - Open challenge


The past year has been full of weddings, I have finally got round to cataloguing all my crafty bits and found these jems (My best scrap booking pages yet)!

Samantha's Wedding (hope you don't mind!)
 A 'Marriage' acetate overlays Images mounted on red card on a Laura Ashley style paper
 A Piece of the Grooms tie for good luck!
Three love hearts for the wedding table!

Competitions to enter:

Less is more - Acetate

Crafty Cardmakers -  A Royal Wedding
A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Lets Celebrate!!
Fab 'n' Funky - "Here comes the Bride"
Stampin' for the Weekend - Wedding
Top Tip Tuesday - Open challenge

My Uncle's Wedding in Hawaii
 A simple but pretty paper with a few simple embellishments and a beautiful image over a net piece
A simple inscription about the value of life and love

Competitions to enter:

A Spoon Full Of Sugar - 
Lets Celebrate!!

Crafty Cardmakers -  A A Royal Wedding
Fab 'n' Funky - "Here comes the Bride"
Stampin' for the Weekend - Wedding
Top Tip Tuesday - Open challenge

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge

A simple card for the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge:

I know its simple but how do you know when you've over dotted?

My best card yet!

Hi guys, I used the step-by-step tutorial on Helens Craft Haven to make my best card yet!
My inspiration: penguin, birthday, black and white.

Here's the result
What do you think? Please post any suggestions or comments below (constructive criticism also welcome!)

Challenges I would like to enter
As I am new to blogging My friend Samantha has told me how to do it.
Simon Says Stamp - Card for a child
Stampavie and more - Black
Lili of the Valley – Happy Birthday
AiFactory - Party animal (include an animal)