Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Happy 360th birthday Fiskars

This card was made to help celebrate the 360th birthday of Fiskars, the scissors and tool company. I have a pair of Fiskars (then Wilkinson's) scissors which I've had for over 20 years and they are still the best ones I own. I used some paper for the background, and cut the cupcake from a scrapbook catalogue - the bits I needed were so tiny I could use the sample squares printed in the catalogue!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Mermaid card

I found some Lili of the Valley mermaid images I had stamped a while ago, and decided to make them into cards. I had cut round the shapes rather roughly and this one didn't have enough white space at the top to cut into a neat square - so I used a plate to draw a shallow arch at the top of the image, and cut it out as you see here. I was really rather pleased with the effect - it's amazing how being stuck with something that isn't quite right brings out a creative idea!

Monday, 13 July 2009

Birdy card - and an exciting website!

I made this card with some free papers and embellishments that came with the latest issue of 'Cardmaking and Papercraft' magazine. All the colours are so bright and cheerful, and the kit had everything except the pink ribbon on the right, and the greeting. I often pop over to the blog at - they're launching their new website this week and there's lots of fun and freebies to be had. Go and take a look - the colours of the cards are so inspiring!