Thursday, 28 October 2010

Happy Birthday

Just wanted to show you a card I made for my friend’s birthday. I didn’t record it at the time, so I made another for y’all and videoed that one. It’s below. Enjoy!

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Friday, 22 October 2010

Christmas 2010 - Card No.2 Merry & Bright (Square 4" x 4")

This is the second in my Christmas card series for 2010. It uses very little in the way of supplies – pick one focal stamp, one sentiment stamp, 1 sheet of repetitive patterned paper cut into strips, another plain paper cut into very thin strips, some gems and a scalloped border punched contrasting cardstock. Perfect for making mega bulk-batches of Christmas cards!

As you can see from this photo, I’ve already made quite a few…

…so if you want to get a head start on your Christmas card shopping this year, you can head over to my Folksy shop to grab a pack. I’m selling them in packs of 5. This is a super-cheerful card, just right for this time of year, and perfect for Christmas. They are approx. 4” x 4” in size, and of course, I’ll send you 5 envelopes too =)

The video below shows how I made the card, but I also give you some tips on bulk-making cards, great for this time of year, when if you’re anything like me, you’ve got loads of Christmas cards to make!

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Sunday, 17 October 2010

Happy Anniversary

Super late in sharing this one with you guys. I was going through some of my old card photos and spotted this one and couldn’t remember ever blogging about it. So I’m doing it now!

I used this gorgeous flocked paper pack from GCD Studios called Paris Nights – scrumptious! The card was for my parent’s wedding anniversary this August just gone. And the reason I didn’t share it, was because I made it in such a rush before heading off to Australia, that blogging it was the last thing on my mind. 

So no video tonight…but instead I’m trying to make and share more cards with you all more regularly, even if I don’t have time for a video post. I find myself sometimes NOT crafting because I felt I always have to record my work. And sometimes I just don’t feel like it; I just want to craft in my own sweet time!

However, that said, I recorded a video today for the cutest little card I’ve made in a long time, so I hope to have that up by mid-week, if not sooner…sneak peak tomorrow! =)

Until then, happy crafting!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Christmas 2010 - Card No.1 “Merry & Bright”

It’s (kind of!) that time of year again, so I thought I’d get ahead of the game and get one of my many Christmas cards done.

I’ve used the same paper pack as I did last year, as there are so many lovely papers still left – and they’re just as beautiful as ever!! It’s called Winter Wonderland by My Mind’s Eye. I’m not sure if you can get these particular papers this year, but there’s bound to be similar (& just as gorgeous) Christmas themed papers out there for this winter season.

Don’t make the mistake I did and heat emboss your vellum for too long – it went a bit wrinkly, but I’m not precious and didn’t bother to change it. Life’s too short, right?

As for the sentiment, this is a stamp I designed myself. I’m thinking of putting a couple of my stamp designs in my Folksy shop – so please leave a comment if you would be interested in me selling these. I just want to see if it would be a worthwhile venture to help fund my video blogging. I’ve just purchased a v. expensive new camcorder, because I had loads of comments about my videos ‘focus-hunting’ (kind of zooming in and out of my craft desk) which was making people kinda dizzy…so no more of that, yay…but all of this costs more than I have, so ways of subsidising this would be helpful for the old craft purse =)

As usual, the video is below. If you enjoy, please head over to my YT Channel to rate & subscribe. You can also follow me to get my latest blog updates by clicking on the “Follow” link on the right hand side of my blog and also via Facebook, where I have an artist’s page for all my crafty updates.

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Sunday, 10 October 2010

Happy 40th Birthday!

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I made this card back in the summer for a family member, but didn’t realise that I hadn’t posted it on my blog…so I’m posting it now!
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These gorgeous little flowers were oh-so-simple to make. I will do a video on them shortly. The video I made of this card stopped halfway through and I hadn’t realised, so that’s why I can’t share it with you here! Oops…

But they’re just too cute not to share…imagine these with some diamond Stickles on the edge of the petals twinkling away…ideas, ideas!!

The dry embossed background was done with my bone folder and my paper trimmer, but would have been 20x easier with a Martha Stewart Scoring Board. This is SO on my wish list for Christmas.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend’s!

Monday, 4 October 2010

Happy Birthday

A similar version of this card was for my brother’s birthday! I wanted something masculine, but not dull and monochrome but bright and cheerful. So this card was born!

The glossy accents I’ve used on the circle punch outs really lift the colour in them – they almost look like shiny brads! Speaking of which, in my next video, I’ll show you how to make patterned brads to match any project, such fun =)

I love this embossing pen as it has two tips, one thick, one thin. Perfect for frame borders and embossed writing! And it stayed wet long enough to hold the embossing powder for a perfect finish. Love it!

For sale: It’s also available to buy in My Folksy shop at this link. Your support is gratefully appreciated =)

As usual, the video is below. If you enjoyed it, please head over to my YT Channel to rate & subscribe. Don’t forget to “follow me” (link on the side of my blog) to keep up-to-date with my most recent posts.

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