Monday, 16 April 2012


Today I would like to show you a couple of cards made from another First Edition Paper Pad, Isabelle.
These were made in a workshop run by the fantastic Gwen at The Stamp Pad in Greenfield.

 This first card was made using a 6x6" card blank. The paper is mattdd onto pale blue pearlescent card and all the corners have been trimmed using an inverted corner punch. The lace was then added to the card approx half way and a piece of beige satin ribbon stuck over where the lace attaches to the card. Then a die cut glittered sticker was attached.

This second card was again a 6x6" card base, the pale beige paper was punched in the corners using a Fiskars corner punch. This was then matted onto a darker brown card. A scalloped circle of a matching paper was die cut and gently inked. These then had a strip of brown patterned ribbon was then wrapped around and stuck onto the card blank. Then a circle of pale pink pearlescent card was embossed through the big shot and then some glitter stickers attached to the circle. This was then put on the front of the card with foam pads to give a little dimension.

I hope you like these cards.

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Sunday, 15 April 2012


Today I would like to share with you a photo frame with a difference which I made on the Craft Retreat run by The Stamp Pad. The photo frame is by Kaisercraft and come in Kit form, all you need to do is paint it in your colours and add the papers.
I painted mine in a 'Pumpkin' acrylic paint and then edged with brown distress ink. I used the same brown ink to stamp flourishes on the base panel. The papers were from the new Basic Grey range called Piccadilly. The metal flower embellishments were also from the same range.I printed my photos out in Black and white, but they didn't look right so I changed the colour to sepia and, although a small change, this made a big difference. The bottom of the wooden panel was covered with Black velvet paper. This may seem a waste of gorgeous paper, but it has helped in NOT marking my furniture!

I hope you like this.

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Saturday, 14 April 2012

Hi There

Long time no see! Sorry.
Today I would like to share with you a card made for a friend at work who was moving to another office.

The image is from Crafty Sentiments, called Happy Days. This was die cut with Nesties Labels 10 and coloured with Promarkers. The edges were then gently inked with Bundled Sage distress ink. The backing paper is from a First Edition Paper Pad called New Leaf. The flowers were also cut out from a glittered paper in the pack. Initially I didn't like the flower design as I felt it is too busy, but cutting the flowers out individually and shaping them really worked on this card.
I would like to enter this card into the Crafty Sentiments Monthly competition, Something Spring.

I hope you like this card.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by.