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