Sunday, 18 February 2018

Delivery by Stork.

The last of the old Sizzix die cuts on cards today. 

Although I don't know anyone who is expecting a baby, I did make three more cards for a welcome addition to the family using these die cuts. 

They all contain the age-old favourite image of the stork delivering a package on top of a Tim Holtz stitched rectangle along with a few clouds.

The sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn set, stamped onto a Sizzix banner by Pete Hughes. 

One of the cards has pink sequins upon it, and use papers from a Paige Evans set. Not sure if I will be giving these cards to anyone any time soon.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Glasses cards

Sometimes it is hard to come up with ideas for cards for men
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This set by Pete Hughes (Looking Dapper) can make interesting cards for them.

I cut out lots of the shapes to make a set of cards. The square stitched, backgrounds are by Tim Holtz and the banner is another Sizzix die.

I stamped a simple birthday greeting in grey using my favourite Versafine ink...

one card has a 'happy' script die cut by Hero Arts.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

I always make a card for my husband on Valentine's Day, this year is no different.

Red and black are traditional for February 14th, and I chose them for my card too.

The heart die is a very old one, I was sent it by Docrafts when I used to contribute to their magazine.  It cuts beautifully and the tiny hearts that drop out made ideal embellishments to finish the card. The 'love' word is by Toni Darroch, die cut from fun foam.  I added the mini banner with the simple 'you stamped onto it.  Hope he likes it.💓

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

More Sizzix cards

I found a few baby die cuts in the cupboard last week and made two sets of cards. 

The first set has these little vests with added hangers and decorative shapes.

I made up the little vests and hand drew borders on each in both black and white pen after adding the decorations to the front.  Some of the vests were mounted on Tim Holtz stitched rectangles....

Others onto leftover patterned papers by Paige Evans, The white die-cut 'Congratulations' is an Xcut die.

Other cards have a Lawn Fawn stamped sentiment in grey onto  Pete Hughes Sizzix banner.

My favourite card from the set is this one, I like the colour combinations suitable for both baby boys and girls.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

I'm Back!

Sorry about my absence online, but I am back for now!

I had a look in one of my craft cupboards last week and found a bowl full of shapes I had cut from card last year.  I had bought a few new Sizzix dies and wanted to play with them, but decided to make use of the old shapes cut out to make a few cards. I will be posting details over the next week or so.

The first card is made with a peacock designed by Pete Hughes, The little feathers on the tail took a lot of cutting out, but the effort was worth it.
I added sequins and a sentiment stamped in grey Versafine ink, partly direct to the card, and partly on another Pete Hughes banner die.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

An Early Christmas Dinner.

We braved the snow back in December to visit my husband's family for a festive dinner.  As we wouldn't be seeing them at Christmas, I took a few photos for my scrapbook.

 The papers are by Kaiserkraft, but the embellishments are a mix from my JYC kit (again)

A Thickers and part scripted title.

Wooden baubles with added gems.

Parcels cut from an ancient K&Co paper by Brenda Walton.  That's the thing about Christmas, traditional never goes out of style!

Monday, 29 January 2018

Christmas Tree

I know, I always make a page about my Christmas tree, but each year they look so lovely I can't help myself!

 This year's was a cracker, and not as expensive as one we bought 2 years ago. 

More stash used up from the JYC, the stamped title was made last year and not used, The red foiled paper i from a 6x6 pad I included in my kit, the scalloped border is a gold washi tape and the cards are from the Holly Jolly papers.

I could tell my JYC kit was getting used as I could close the box with ease at the end of the crop!