Sunday, 20 February 2011

Sunday 20th Feb 2011

Thought you may like to see some of the cards I've made in the recent past. These are the ones that I've kept as 'quick' cards. The others I gave away or sold, I didn't take photos of, but in future i will, to remind me of what they looked like. If you want to know what inks, colours, stamps punches, tools etc I've used, just ask. I've no problems sharing anything.

This card was inspired by the marvellous work of Jo Capper-Sandon. She's a designer and talented artist. Just go and have a look at her work. As a beekeeper, I just had to have the bee stamps. They'll probably feature on lots of my cards through the spring and summer months. You'll find a link to her work at The Stamp Attic website, on the right.        


This card was modified from a design by Kim Dellow for Papercraft Essentials Issue 64. I was just about to throw away an old A -Z road map, when I saw this design, so I've now got the atlas in my craft room stash. The moral is, never throw anything away!

About 6 months ago I decided to go mechanical and buy a die cutting machine. You can spend a fortune on these. So after a long time of looking at all the options, I chose a Cuttlebug. The reason, it was cheaper than most and all the cutting dies go through this machine. Then, of course you spend a fortune of all the embossing folders and dies. The card on the right has the Cuttlebug devine swirls and Tim Holtz inks.

These last two were left over from Christmas. I used the free papers from one of the many magazines around December 2010.

That's all for the time being. I've got a box full, but I thought I'd show you just a few. When I look back over my work, it's 'developed' so much. Who knows what it may look like in the next 6 months!


Friday, 18 February 2011

Friday 18th Feb 2011

Not sure why I'm doing this. Probably because one of the girls at work got her dad to design a website for her Yoga classes. It looks brilliant and that probably got me thinking... My life changes all the time, one thing leads to another, then you wonder how you got there.

Same with my Crafting. I've always been a bit crafty, even as a child. The usual knitting, sewing, painting, drawing, cooking, and the years go by.

A dear friend decided she needed to 'do something'. The next thing I know is that I'm standing in a craft shop buying lots of goodies to make cards. How did that happen! That was two years ago and we're still the best of friends.

Now I run a little Satuday morning session with friends. We make cards and have a laugh. My creative path has taken me into the altered art stuff, Tim Holtz et al. I'm slowly moving away from basic cards towards collage pictures, altered books and containers.

Hopefully, over the following weeks and months, I will share some of my efforts and you can share your comments and projects with me.

This is not the only thing I do with my 'spare' time. I have four cats and keep bees. So I won't be talking about cards etc, all the time. So please visit when you can.