Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Back to reality

We spent a lovely holiday last week in sunny Felpham in Sussex.
We had a gorgeous house right on the seafront with fabulous views. It was lovely to get up in the morning and enjoy an early cuppa looking out on the beach and sea.
Anyway it's back to reality this week but I've managed to get the washing and ironing out the way. Yeah!!
Last Sunday was my son's 2nd wedding anniversary (where has the time gone?) and here is the card I gave the happy couple before they jetted of to celebrate in style in Dubai and Mauritius. Don't know why they didn't come to Felpham with us lol!
The frame was cut with a Cheery Lyne die and the corners cut with a Martha Stuart punch
While I'm here I thought I'd just share a mirror that I decorated.
I was inspired by the super talented Karen Clare's work but used materials I had to hand rather than what Karen had chosen to use.
I glued random pieces of embossed white card to a black Ikea mirror and then coloured them with various colours of Distress Inks. I then used a distress ink tool to apply Black Soot DI ink over the embossing and added some gilding wax to give a lovely sheen. The hearts, keys and buttons are Spellbinder die cuts and the words cut on the Slice and coloured with the same DI. The black frame is the Cheery Lynn one again. It now has pride of place on my bedroom wall and looks great.
Happy crafting
Pat xx

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Perfect crafting weather

Haven't been doing much crafting lately but today with all this rain it is the perfect day to get back in the craft room. I was asked earlier in the week to make a card for a 14 year old girl and here it is.
In reality the green is more lime and zingy but that's cameras for you (well maybe it's me!)
I chose the paper first from a lovely pad I picked up in T K Max and matched the copics  to colour the birthday stamp. I love the Lala land pennant and use it any chance I can.
Happy crafting one and all
Pat xx

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Got the bug!

 Decided to do a bit of blogging now Wimbledon is over. I really enjoyed todays final and although I had predicted Federer to win I must say I think the best man did win. Lovely day for it too.
A couple of weeks ago I bought the Robert Addams camper van die when it came back in stock. My daughter and her husband are VW fans so I knew the die would come in useful for Stuart's birthday in August and also for John's brothers birthday on Tuesday. He and his wife have a lovely Motorhome but the first one they had several years ago was a Camper Van so I thought the die would be perfect.
So this is my BIL's card. I printed off a section of a map of Scotland as this is where they spend a lot of time in their Motorhome. The die has lots of little fiddly bits to it but if you have patience the result is well worth the effort. I love it.  I spent a couple of days cutting out several to use at a later date. Some are plain colours like this one but I also cut some out of lovely floral papers and they look really cool. When I've made them up into cards I'll put some photos on here.

The one below is a lovely stamp which I coloured with copics and then added the details with a white and black pen. I also have a very similar but fancier stamp to this which I think I have posted pics of previously. I love these stamps because you can stamp a few up then sit and colour them  at your leisure in a variety lovely colour combinations. It is easy then to design the cards as you don't need to add much by way of embellishments to achieve a lovely result. Perfect for when your mojo's gone walkabout.
Thank you for visiting me today and have a good crafty week.
Pat xxx