My papercraft and card making projects

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

charity christmas cards

here are some more christmas cards for the Sussex Beacon

my next batch of tim's dies arrived today so i could finish some more cards!
[need to have them done by friday for an event!]

Monday, 17 October 2011

charity xmas cards

here are a few of the christmas cards i have been making for the sussex beacon

i just received tim's new strip die
vintage lace -- love it!

this tag has an easel on the back
 so i used the new lace die to hold it in place
 so the user can remove the tag

a simple tag with yet more lace!
tiny [fake] pinecones
as embellishment

stamped/emboss technique on background
with plenty of perfect pearl spray
snowman in [packaging[ plastic embossed
 and swooshed with alcohol inks, blue and white

last seasons baubles!
background on watercolour paper
yellow perfect pearls has given it
a golden glow

tims new xmas stamps
marianne creatables snowflake as a star

Monday, 10 October 2011

christmas already???!!!

i just received tim's xmas embossing folder and xmas strip die today ....
i had a few images ready stamped, and i have been asked by my charity friends to make them some cards for an event in november so i had a quick bash at a few cards this afternoon ;

stamped background with perfect pearl spray
and festive die cuts

stamped bacground covered in clear embossing powder
festive greenery added

crackle stamped onto blue di background,
 stamped over with clear perfect medium with white
embossing powder over the top,
then run through embossing folder 

crackle stamp, music and angel in clear perfect medium with heirloom gold perfect pearl dusted over the top,
phrase embossed with black sparckle powder

i'm loving the stamped/embossed look, which i used a lot on my halloween cards

hope you like them --- lots more to be made!!!

sad news -- my REPLACEMENT vagabond has also bitten the dust!!!!!!!
i've been told by the person dealing with me that a lot of uk machines have been breaking down ... might be a problem with making the motor work on uk current!
hoping machine 3 will arrive soon!!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

vagabond problems??

i just wanted to post a question if anyone can help ... i recently had to have my vagabond replaced as it broke down ... it has worked fine until this afternoon when i tried to cut something ..... no motor!!! just a pathetic grunt!
has anyone else had any problems like this??
i dont consider that it has been 'over-used'; maybe 20/30 times only.

i'm not a happy bunny!!!!!

[edit] --- i have done some googling and found that quite a lot of people have had problems with their vagabonds dying!! [craft forum discussions abound!] not very impressed!!
also i posted the question on tim's blog and it was removed almost immediately!!
i think there is a big problem with uk vagabonds breaking down!!!

Monday, 3 October 2011

too hot for halloween? lol

here are 4 more halloween cards
glittery bats? lol
glow-in-the-dark windows


see below for info on 'ticket'


i recently bought a set of the new sizzix 'framelit' dies ['tickets' 5 dies in sizes from 1 1/4"x 1 7/8" to 3" x 4 1/2" ] .... these are brilliant for cutting out phrases/messages etc that you have printed on the pc -- they are so easy to use and i've used them to make great insert messages for my cards.   recommended.