Monday, 28 April 2008

Dots and Checks

This card uses some free papers from 'Cardmaking and Papercraft'. I doodled some flowers in black ink around the centre circles cut from the paper pack, and added clear buttons which I glittered with Jones Tones extra fine glitter before sewing on. A length of white ribbon with tiny black dots was the finishing touch.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Pink Petticoat 'lots of dots'

This is a card I made for a competition over on The theme was 'lots of dots' so I used two shades ofpolka dot paper and added some pink crystals. The sheep is one of the downloads avaliable for sale on the site and I used watercolour to tint the image and clear glitter to cover the sheep. The black and white printable ribbon, and the printable black and white polka dot ribbon, came from I added an orange brad to the centre of the flower and doodled a chequered border to the motif.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Waterbaby layout

This layout uses printable Hot Of the Press papers from The papers include the printed ribbon and journalling tag, so all I had to add was the title. I'd found some sparkly words/titles but none of them were terribly helpful - I found a 'babe' and realised if I bought 'sexy' I'd get a 'y' for baby but would then be left with some fairly useless letters. Then I realised I could buy the longest word, 'fairytale', get the 'ater' letters and cut up the rest for a large 'W'. I'm really pleased with the effect, like water droplets scattered across the bottom of the layout. I knew I'd never be able to line then up straight so I went for a staggered look!

Monday, 14 April 2008

'National Cardmaker of the Year 2007'

So excited - the latest issue of 'Cardmaking and Papercraft' is out with a feature on me and some of my designs after winning this contest. I like the ones they picked - the rainbow cake is one of my favourites and I was really pleased with the way the ice-cream sundae turned out. I used lots of different handmade papers and chalked the edges of the glass to make it look frosty. Now all I have to do is unpack the parcels which have arrived and decide what to play with first!