Thursday, 29 May 2008

Good Luck

This was made with some of the Paper Cellar products I won in the 'Cardmaker of the Year' competition. The paper is Provocraft's Rob and Bob collection - quite a funky colour combination, which I liked because it was so unusual. The cat sticker went on fine but when the lettering peeled off the backing some of the little silver hemispheres popped off. I managed to find them all and stuck them back on with a tiny dab of Pebeo Touch (it's great for gems because unlike PVA it remains plastic even when dry so things don't sheer off).

Monday, 26 May 2008

Sizzix butterfly

Although the Sizzix Sidekick is so handy for cutting shapes, it's difficult to make an image bigger than about two inches square - but now the four-part butterfly cutter is available I'm enjoying making these large and colourful creatures for my cards and layouts. This uses background paper from PaperCellar and various oranges and purple from my stash. The butterfly is stunning as it is but I must try adding glitter and gems to make it really eye-catching.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Box frame

I was going to make a card for a new baby girl but realised that all the foam pads I was using meant it would probably fall over if the recipient tried to stand it on a shelf! So I found a pretty box frame for £3 in Klick and made a boxed picture instead, with stamped and die-cut cakes - and, of course, lots of embellishments.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Father's Day card

Papercraft Essentials, Issue 28, had a competition to design a Father's Day card, which I entered - and won! This uses Hot Off The Press Papers from Crafts Beautiful along with my favourite gems and foam pads - and of course a picture of a beatiful baby to make a very special father's Day card.