My papercraft and card making projects

Monday, 29 August 2011

civil partnership card

a friend recently asked me to make a card for a civil partnership, which are quite difficult to find in shops!!  he had seen my earlier cards and asked for something similar in black and silver:[kanban toppers and card stock]

i added the names of the partners using tim holtz tattered banners and upon a time strip dies / lettering, highlighting with silver rub-on, and silver glitter hearts cut from mini hearts mover/shaper, elegant flourishes in black and silver, overlayed as a 'shadow'and ebossed with swirls. .... i had to grunge it a little!! c,")

Thursday, 18 August 2011

birthday card to myself!

Well I hit 54 today!!

So I made myself this card .... lol

I used Paper Artsy crackle paint on the umbrella man and clock ... I just got these paints to try as I have seen lots of folk using them with great results.   They really are nice paints!  More have been ordered lol!
The background is kraft glassine with cogs embossed on it and then scratched and dabbed with distress stains white and black and a dusting of cosmic shimmer dark bronze [my favourite colour ever!]
I layered it with kraft card and kraft corrugated card ... I have been using this look a lot on cards recently - it looks quite chic! c,")
The label has the recently published 'faux porcelain' look with stamped words [intentionally haphazard!] using single letter stamps i found! [sorry i cant find the blog i read how to do this! doh!]

Next is a couple of works in progress ....

These are just trying out 2 of Tim's new stamps I recently bought online [from SSStamp in USA!]
The Xmas one is simply stamped using different distress pads on separate ares, then distress edged and finally finished with perfect pearl mist [pearl]. I did another one which i covered in clear embossing powder which looks great!  I'm going to embellish this a lot more!

The halloween one is just a test piece embossed with ranger black sparkle embossing powder, which looks way better in daylight!

I'm hoping to find time to get inky a lot more from now ... I have been very negligent!! .... I've been hitting the gym a lot recently and getting my health back on track and its been taking too much ink-time!! lol

Yes - this is me!!

Thanks for reading xx

Monday, 1 August 2011

very sad day

I am sorry to announce the passing of my beloved Vagabond!!
He died peacefully, with no sign of previous problems.

I am not sure what happened - he just stopped working!!
But the lovely shop I bought it from is arranging for a replacement already!!

Also this week - my phone gave up on me too - I almost lost all my contacts but managed to retrieve them at the last minute!!  I hope to be joining the world of iPhone in the next few months!! Yaaay!

I have been too busy for creativity recently, but I have just got some of HRH T!m's brand new stamps incl. the xmas ones so I will make a start on xmas cards soon!!  Taking a week off for my birthday in 2 weeks so hope I can get very messy then!!