Saturday, 21 August 2010

Shopping Flash! Shopping Flash!

Yesterday Lisa and I went on a little shopping trip. Our main quarry was Hobbycraft.  I needed basics like cello bags and glittery numbers for my Tesco Advent House (posts on its progress coming soon) and …… I don’t know how it happened, but I was left with just my bus fare home when we went into Home Bargains ….. so Lisa had to lend me 50p to buy these …..

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That’s 25p each and with Halloween coming they are brilliant, remove the foam and add other little Halloween treats.  I’ve got one for Monkey and one for Darrell.  Lisa, I’ll pay you back next time I see you!

Birthday Card with a Swiss Theme

I don’t know why, but I kept putting off making this card, the brief was to include Switzerland, walking boots, and a map for a lady’s 70th birthday.
Walking Card
In the end, I decided on a newspaper card, as it was the easiest way to fit everything in.  I’ve made a very simple decoupage layer using the picture of the mountains, although it doesn’t show up to well in the photos.
Close Up of Boot on card
The boots are Quickutz die cuts, bought from e-bay, but this is a die I would very much like, but not got round to looking for yet.  The boot prints are Stickopotamus boot and shoe prints bought from US via e-bay. I am desperate to find some more packs , as I seem to make a lot of cards that use boot prints – they are ideal for Christmas Santa boot prints.
 Close up of flower
The flower is made using various punches and the compass is part of a pack of 3D stickers from Poundland.