Friday, 18 October 2013

Hello everyone!
I expect it happens to everyone at some time, that moment when you are led down in bed just about to slip into slumberland and there it is,that one thought that pops into you're mind and stops you from falling asleep Grrrrr.
Well that happened to me last night as I realised that I needed to make a card for a friends birthday on Saturday,not too late then lol.
So up I got bright, and much to early, to make a start. It's taken me all day with only a break for breakfast and no lunch but I have finished it. I know it's a long time to take to make a card but I am a bit of a perfectionist lol.
My friend,for his sins is a Bristol City fan and has been for many many years so I wanted to make him a football card. I saw a video recently for a shutter card and have never made one before so I thought I would give it a go. The measurements that were given on the video were a little small for me as I like bigger cards,so it took a while but I worked out new measurements and this is the result.
I used a piece of card 15" x 7" and scored at 2.5",5" then the same the other end and then cut from the 1st to the last scoreline 1.5" from the top and the same from the bottom,then  I folded the score line in mountain and valley folds. Then I folded the centre piece opposite ways to the top and bottom and decorated it.
I hope you like it and maybe be inspired to give something new a try. Happy crafting!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Hello everyone,I wanted to share with you a site I am on the design team of. Please pop over and take a look around,there are some great designers on there and they have regular challenges for you to get involved in

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Hello everyone, I have been playing with some new die's and making my 1st DT card for the ANYTHING GOES challenge on the Creative Craft Cottage blog. I decided to make a Christmas card as the time of year is upon us to get them made. I usually am very late with my Christmas cards,sometimes even still making them up until Christmas Eve so I am trying to be more organised this year,we will see how that one turns out ha ha.
 I used the Spellbinders Venetian Motifs and Venetian Accents die's as i love the vintage look. I layered two of the main Venetian Motifs dies together to form a backing for my sentiment and the border die from the accents set across the top and bottom. The background I printed from the Papermania Christmas Past cd and although it took over a hour to do,I used a quickie glue pen to glitter all of the snowflakes on the background paper,which I think was worth the effort. I added a couple of Christmas tree's and cut out some sentiments from the tattered lace Christmas sentiment die's in silver mirricard. The bow was from my many many boxes of ribbons I have collected over many years and I placed a decorative button in a coordinating colour in the centre of the bow.
 I enjoyed making it and hope you enjoy seeing it, happy crafting everyone xx