This one uses some die-cut shapes piled up in what's called Pyramage - like decoupage but not cut out neatly around the individual shapes, which makes it MUCH easier! I liked the fresh colour scheme, and the ribbons are something I usually add to all my cards. It's just too thick to go through the standard letter post so I needed to pay extra to send it!
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Made for a competition that asked 'What does the World Cup mean to you'. Frankly, not a lot, but I enjoy seeing children playing their knock-about games in the park, and just having fun. So my card shows an abandoned picnic table and football boots, with bunting across a blue summer sky. The boots are buttons and the football is a stamp from http://www.kirstenlappingdesigns.com/
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
An Easter card, made with the same rabbit stamp I used in an earlier post, but with the addition of purple and yellow as well as prange and green - a very Eastery colour palette! I like using ribbons and buttons, but I insist that my buttons are stitched properly - I don't like to see them glued on, without thread through the holes. I cheat slightly though by seweing the holes before I stick them down, though, so I don't need to sew through two layers of ribon and two layers of card.
Thursday, 6 May 2010
This is the seventh (eighth?) cardigan I've knitted using the Devan pattern on www.knitty.com. I love the way this fine wool knits up into stripes and patterns all by itself, and the pattern is really a very simple one - it's the colour of the wool that makes it exciting. If you want to see all the different colours you can buy, look for Opal or Regia on www.getknitted.co.uk.
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Thursday, 4 March 2010
This was a stamp that came as part of the January Do-craft goody bag. I like colouring in stamps, but I don't think I managed to get the colours here as intense as I wanted. The rabbit is matted onto green and orange papermania papers, and I added some gems as I usually do!
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
This was made for a competition that asked for cards on a patomime theme. I have some lovely stamps from http://www.kirstenlappingdesigns.com/, and one of the princess ones looks like she is fleeing. So I used it and the shoe on cushion stamp from the same set, added a See-Ds clock (really a pcoket watch, but I trimmed it) and patterned paper to suggest a carpet and wallpaper background.