Sunday, 24 May 2015

Just A Note

I recently bought a Hobby House kit - I fancied a change from making a card - and was surprised how easy this was to make.















The kit is called "Just A Note" and makes a birdhouse which contains six notelets and envelopes, a memo pad folder and a post it note folder.




Sunday, 10 May 2015

Game On!

Quick posting showing the card I made for my youngest who turned 13 this weekend!



I've added a pocket to the inside as he wanted money this year to put towards a new DS.  Was quite pleased how the background turned out as it was originally plain blue card stock but used a couple of Inky Doodles stamps to create a patterned effect with stitching.


Friday, 8 May 2015

Mad Rabbit!

I recently found a blog called Buttons for Brains and saw a card on it designed by the very talented Liz McGuire which I fell in love with immediately. Firstly, it used one of my favourite stamps and a set of sentiments which I recently purchased but more importantly, it gave me inspiration of how I could use the rabbit other than for Easter.  I always struggle with clean and simple cards but decided to bite the bullet and just make the card as Liz had.  I must admit, I really had to slap my knuckles when I'd finished it as I desperately wanted to add more but then it wouldn't have been 'CAS' would it?!


Not as good as Liz's original and it also has a dirty smudge on it(!) but I was pleased with it.


Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Congratulations!

A friend of mine has recently become a Grandmother to a baby girl so made this card for her using my favourite Penny Black stamp. 


Coloured this image with PM's and added some Wink of Stella to the flower and butterfly which doesn't show too well in the photo.  Dies and Embossing Folder are Sue Wilson and sentiment is from Dark Room Door.  I even coloured the ribbon with a Promarker to tone it in with the soft blush card stock!

I'm entering this card in this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge
under the "White plus one" part of the challenge.




Sunday, 19 April 2015

Mr & Mrs

Just a quick posting to show a card I made recently for a friend who needed a wedding card in a hurry.  

Decided to use the same layout from a birthday card I made a couple of weeks ago with a different sentiment from Pink Petticoat.





Wednesday, 8 April 2015

A New Home

A good friend of mine has recently moved to the coast so found this image from Pink Petticoat perfect for a New Home card for her!


The dies used are from Sue Wilson and La La Land Crafts and the embossing folder is also Sue Wilson.

It's been a long while since I entered a challenge but putting this forward for the Papertake Weekly Challenge "Anything Goes".




Friday, 3 April 2015

Decoupage with Wallpaper!

Following my previous project of ink storage, I have another storage box which I wanted to decorate.  However, this time I wanted to use some offcuts of wallpaper which someone gave me but wasn't sure how it would take as it is a lot thicker and heavier than normal decoupage paper.  So I had a search in my stash and found a mini clipboard which needed altering and decided to use this as my practice piece.



I was really pleased with the end result!  The paper did need more glue than usual and did take a little longer to sand the edges but I absolutely love this paper and will now give the box a go with it.  


For the back of the clipboard I just added some rub ons before glazing.


This final picture is an attempt to show the sparkly glaze which I got from Creative Expressions.  You can see it although in real life, the glaze is evenly spread!




Ink Storage - At Last!

I have finally got around to buying some storage for my Distress Ink Pads and decorating it didn't take long at all!






I ordered two from C&C (made by Creative Expressions)and just left off one of the top pieces so I could stack them on my desk. I gave them a couple of coats of acrylic paint (no glue required!) and then covered the sides and tops with Craft Consortium decoupage papers.  Finally I added a top coat of matt glaze.

Now I can happily find the right colour when it's needed instead of searching through the box they were originally stored in.