Sunday, 27 September 2009

Creative Cardmaking Issue 6

So this week I have FINALLY had a chance to play with the papers from Creative Cardmaking Issue 6. Now anyone who knows me knows about my obsession with patterned papers, and I have had my eye on these papers for a wee while. Colours are gorgeous, toppers are gorgeous, sentiments are fact all in all I think it's fairly safe to say I think these papers are gorgeous!!!! So here are my makes so far...

Dragonfly decoupage on patchwork paper.

Card is 5.5" square This is made using the offcut from a 5.5" square card cut from A4. I have added two small punched hearts for leaves using an Xcut punch...

Again 5.5" square (how much do I love square cards lol!) ...

DL size this time....

and a wee gift tag...

I still have a decoupage & loads of toppers and patterned papers left. I can't tell you how much I love these papers and how far they are going!!! Don't think I will ever have enough time to make all the cards I want to make with them...although I really don't want to use any other papers at the moment so you never know!!! In fact I think I might even buy a second copy before we sell out because I love the papers so much (just don't tell Richard who will have a fit as patterned paper really is not something we lack in our lives!!!!)

Hope you like these!!! Feedback, positive and negative, gratefully received lol!!

Have a fab week everyone, and thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Night night xx

Friday, 25 September 2009

My Minds Eye Cards & Mirrors

Well here are the cards & mirrors we did with the My Minds Eye Christmas papers, but the pictures are RUBBISH lol!! These papers are all shiny and sparkly and lovely but it hasn't shown up great at all...they're up in the shop tho so feel free to come and touch the lushness lol!!

I used the Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge for most of them and the narrow cards are the offcuts from the square ones (waste not want not!)

Used up the scraps for this one...

how do I take a pic of a mirror without getting a reflection of either myself or anything else ugly in it...answers on a postcard please (or in the comments will do lol!)

Here I seem to be getting better at this blogging regularly thing!!!!
I made the samples for next weeks class today and I love's "Chalk It Up" using loads of different chalk techniques and made some samples with the most GORGEOUS Penny Black acrylic stamps ever...a really cute wee bear! I've broken from the norm and done him lilac and he's lovely! (should that be she if she's lilac?!?!?!?!)
Hope you all have a fab weekend.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Mis-placed Blogs!!!!

Will get the hang of this yet!!! My last update didn't go properly the first time but it has gone now .... under Saturdays date!!!! AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!! Just a wee note to hopefully appear in the right place for those of you using blogger!!

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Make Make Make!!!

Well, the back to school craziness started straight away this year...the big jump to Primary 3 means homework every night and 10 word spelling tests every week!!!! 10 words I tell you, a lot when your 6! She's come home tonight with 2 A4 pages to learn for her part in the school assembly so acting every night for me for the next 2 weeks.

Made loads over the last wee while so will just put a wee selection on just now and add more when I can over the next few days....I know I know I'm really really bad at regular updates but life seems to take over and I never seem to have a second!! (Plus think I'm harbouring a wee bit of depression at entering the last year in my twentie since my last blog...the realisation has hit hard and don't want to drag everyone down with me!!)

Had a play with some of the stamps from the Popcorn range and what gorgeous big stamps they are!! Coloured these with whispers markers and my trusty newly discovered blender pen...I seriously don't know what I did without it. It's so much handier than my water brush and can be used with Sakura pens, chalk, ink and just about anything else non permanent.

It's hard to see from the picture but when I came into work after making this the genius that is Isobel had glossy accented up the balloons and they are fab!! (So gonna miss her next week when she's away aunning herself again)

The next lot are using the Green Stack from DCWV...the papers are something like 70% reclycled and have a really gorgeous texture to them. The quality is fab. I have to admit to being a bit worried when I saw they were recyled but they really are nice to use...and patterns to die for!! (There must be a self help group somewhere for this out of control patterned paper addiction of mine...any ideas anyone?)

We did a class last week with the new My Minds Eye Christmas papers...glad to see the class were "oohing" & "aahing" over these as much as I was! Will update those pics soon!
Hope your all doing well and smiling, and that those of you who have been missing the past few weeks due to being poorly are getting better really soon (and you know who you are!) because we are missing you!