Monday, 23 October 2017
Monday, 16 October 2017
This card measures 5.5ins x 5.5ins and is made using a hand cut, white linen effect card blank.
A very quick and simple Birthday card today made for my son Tom’s birthday.
The self adhesive, chipboard letters came from B M Bargains and cost £1.49 a pack. I especially like the dotted letters as they lend themselves to being “encrusted” festively with clear flat back gems. I am already planning on using them in the same way as above, but using Christmas words like Merry and Bright, Jingle, and Holly with accompanying small embellishments.
But I digress …….I started by sticking the middle P in Happy on first, as centrally as I could and then added the other letters by working outwardly in a higgledy piggeldy line. I then did the same with T and H on the second line, aligning them roughly with the P above, if that makes sense, this means that I don’t have to worry too much about getting everything perfectly level and evenly spaced. Adding clusters of three doodled dots and clear star gems bring the design together. A quick card made in, I reckon, under 15 minutes.
Monday, 9 October 2017
Monday, 2 October 2017
Monday, 25 September 2017
Saturday, 23 September 2017
I know I have only just made changes to my blog schedule, but life still continues apace, and I have decided to make another change but for exactly the same reasons as my last post. Exciting times just seem to be getting in the way of my sitting down and crafting, like going off to London to be in the audience of The Great British Bake Off Extra Slice, long weekends in Dawlish and Bude, plus having family around with accompanying trips out. I found that before accepting invitations etc. I was actually worrying and thinking about how I could keep posts going as those scheduled began to run out, and that to be honest was madness! I also discussed these feelings with Mrs A and Dianne on our recent meet up in Swindon, Dianne has had similar conflicts, but said that cutting down her “obligation” to post was liberating.
So, for the time being I am now going to post on Mondays only for the next little while, I may add the odd extra “newsy” post, but looking at my diary until the New Year I feel it’s a do-able target without getting the panicky feeling of having to “do something” just to get a post done.
Friday, 22 September 2017
I started by sticking odd sized googly eyes on to some small black buttons, the odd eyes help to give the spiders a bit more character.
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Adding faux stitching round the frame using a white gel pen really made it pop.