Saturday, 23 August 2014

Another Bug!

 
Two cards to share with you today.
 
The first I made for our niece's wedding anniversary.
 
 
The backing panel was created when I was embossing and colouring some card for the mirror project. The stamped image is a Clarity cut out using a spellbinder die. The banner is Lala land.
 
This next card I made for our SIL Stuart's birthday. I used the Robert Addams camper van die again. I love this die, it's so realistic when put together
 
 
Thanks for stopping by
Best wished
Pat xx


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