Today I went to the shops and got a candle so I could stamp it. Not done it before so was wanting to try it out . I really enjoyed doing that. I didnt realize how easy it was to do. And It turned out nice :)
So I was wondering around the store and I came across some silk flowers for 50p a bunch and bought some. I took the flowers apart so I could use them on my cards :) They are so pretty. Just thought I would share with you.
Good Morning to you all :) This week has gone by soo fast!!
I have started making Easter Cards. And this is my 1st one .
I used some new items as well as old.
My mom sent me a box of "Scrapbook in a Box". The papers in it are really pretty. She found it in a thrift store. The papers had dates on them...but she said to me "Just cut the dates off" lol and use them"......so I did :) There is a few Easter pages in the box. So I am going to try and incorporate them into my cards. So many papers in it for holidays and other seasonal things as well as birthdays . So its awesome I get to recycle them into something new :)
Items used: DCWV paper White,blue, and green cardstock Gems from stash Ribbon from DCWV Sentiment from Papermania Little pictures recycled from Scrapbook in a Box
Mother's Day Card :
I made this card useing a picture from Scrapbook in a Box . I thought it was delicate , so I didnt want a heavy looking card. So this card is very simple and pretty .
Items used : White, pale green, and cream cardstock Pictureand gingham border from Scrapbook in a Box Gems from stash Sizzix Texture plate
I wanted to make a card useing Red,White and Blue. These colours are very trendy going into spring and summer months.
Also Paper peiceing is not one of my strong areas..trying to match colours of papers and get the layout right , it is a bit difficult for me....where as other stuff is easier...So I have been doing more of it the last few days.
So I was sat playing about wth stuff last night . And this is the end result , let me know what you think !!
Red,white and blue cardstock Red buttons from stash Nestabilites to make the circles Sakura White Glaze Pen Small round paper punch Scissors from stash to make the border
I was trying something different today , and have not made any shaped cards before. So I was looking thru the Hero Arts blog , and found these really pretty crown cards. I used their template , which can also be found on their blog. So here is my 1st attempt.
Items used: Hero Arts Template Scrap paper left over from other projects :) Gems and ribbon from stash
Ok so I made 3 of these cards. LOL I was practiseing haha ...so I altered the card just a bit. Instead of having two petals that you pull out , I changed it to one. I think it turned out nice. I really like these cards..they are simple but pretty . Also on this card..I glittered the background paper. Not something I normaly do either. But wanted to see how it would look . So let me know what you think :)
I was so excited making the first pocket card. That I made another one. This one is a bit bigger in size . I really like these cards. They are so simple but pretty . And they can be made for a huge variety of occassions.
The first card I made the flower is smaller.....so I took a picture to show the size difference in them.
I was watching some card making videos on youtube last night. There are sooooo many of them !! Lots of great ideas and cool tips and techniques. I watched one on a pull card. I have not ever made one of these before and these cards were sooooo pretty !! Seemed easy enough to make as well . So I thought I would try it . This is the end result. You can find the video here .
I went shopping the other day with my daughter. And I went to a new store I had not been to before. And I was soooo excited. I think we spent 2-3 hours just looking at all the ribbon and flowers and other pretty stuff they had. So I bought some stuff, alot of stuff lol. I told the cashier they were very bad lol on my wallet . My daughter just laughed at me lol . We will be going back there !!The selectionof craft items is very good .
Anyways , I wanted to make some Thank You cards. And I was watching a video on card making and got some ideas. New tech's to use and so on . And I wanted to use some of my new stash .
Items used :
Stamps by Magnolia Paper by DCWV Spring Matt Stack and Spring Glitter Stack Flowers by Papermania Ribbon by DCWV Brads from stash
I used Whisper Strokes Markers as watercolours to colour in the stamps . And Sakura Glaze and Stardust pens to highlight them.
I am a 40 year old mom to 3 AWESOME kids and wife to my wonderful husband Simon! We live in Liverpool, England ,but I am originally from the States. I started scrap-booking when I was in my late teens, and when we moved to England I started making cards.