Monday, 28 February 2011

Quirky house

I've been making these paper pieced quirky houses for years and I love them. They are a great way of using up wee paper scraps.

I found my new fine tipped glue bottle really useful for sticking down all the really fiddly bits on the house. I read about these bottles over on Helen's wonderfully inspirational and fun blog, It's all a Fiddle Fart and bought one here.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Sketch n Stash challenge #55

I'm managing to get this one in to the challenge by the skin of my teeth today. Unfortunately the photo is just horrid. I'm not great at taking photos at the best of times, but I don't have my own camera today, and I'm working on a computer with very limited photo editing software.
I've used a couple of CB embossing folders and a Craftwork Cards scallop card blank. Sizzlit dies provided the numbers and hearts. I dusted off my Mandala embossing board for this card to provide a wavy embossed line around the inside edge of the card.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Feeling a little distressed

My friend Pat came over to join me in a little cardmaking today, and since the great Tim Holtz is on the telly,  I've come over all distressed. Kath led me badly astray on Saturday, and after returning from her class, I promptly spent a small fortune on some rubber stamps, and some seam binding from the Ribbon Girl. The stamps haven't arrived yet, but the postie delivered the ribbon today so I immediately set about using it on this card.

  The swirl stamp is HOTP, all the other stamps are Hero Arts and all the inks are Distress.

I made this card too, using Hero Arts wild flower stamps I've had since I first started stamping, a good few years ago now. The butterfly is Hobby Art, and the inks are Distress. I'm entering this into my first ever card challenge, in the Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge #5 .

Monday, 21 February 2011

A citrus stitched birthday card

I made this card using DCWV citrus papers and used my sewing machine to stitch the patterned panels. This background is a bit of a favourite design of mine just now, and I have a few examples in my gallery (see the slide show or click on the link to my card gallery in the sidebar). The stamps are Hero Arts.
Please excuse the bad photo. I need to brush up on my photography skills.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Tea for two Valentines Day card

I made this card for DH for Valentine's Day, using the fabulous free stamp by Kim Costello that came with the January 2011 Craft Stamper magazine. It was coloured with promarkers, and mounted on MME papers. The sentiment was computer generated, and comes from the lyrics of 'Tea for Tea' by Irving Caesar.