Friday, 20 August 2010

angelina fibres

This is my first go at using angelina fibres despite having them in my drawer for years.! I think I got them at a show. You know how it is, the demonstrator makes it look so easy so you merrily make your purchase, get it home put it in the drawer and months later you come across them and wonder a. what is this? b. how did she use it? c.what the heck am I going to use it for?
No wonder it lasts so long.
Well this is what I used it for, a rather pretty birthday card. I stamped the butterfly onto some acetate and then ironed some fibres onto the reverse. Once cut out it was really very effective.

I'm now hoping that it won't be years before I use it again.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

Seaside themes seem to be all around at the moment, I don't suppose it's anything to do with it being Summer. Yes I know it's all grey, dull and wet but we are in England you know. Anyway here's a card I made at my last class at Crafty Individuals. Jean and Malcolm have brought out some delightful seaside stamps and papers which are guaranteed to cheer you up. You can almost smell the sea and taste the fish and chips.
I usually find "big" cards hard to do, all that space what can you fill them with, but it was easy with all the lovely images, frames, stamps,Tim Holtz film strip die etc.

Might even make another.
Nice to see you all, I've missed you dropping by.

Friday, 6 August 2010

One fat quarter...almost

For those of you who have followed my attempts at sewing (here). I've been assured that this time this one's a doddle. At the moment it's still in the assemble stage but watch this space to see what it grows into

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Sorting out

Idon't know about you but when I come back from holiday I always want to have a bit of a sort out. Usually it's my wardrobe that gets it first but one look at my craft room and I knew where I had to start. I found the following under a pile of UFOs (unfinished objects). There's a bit of an assortment. The card below with a swing window (don't know it's proper name) was made using Basic Grey paper- Ambrosia, bird stamp from Crafty Individuals and little black gems.

This was a project from a class at Crafty Individuals. It's a pop out card and envelope.

Finally a tag book that I made this so long ago I can't remember whose stamps I used. I think the flowers may be from Make your Mark and the border stamp stamp could be Hero Arts.

Now I've got space I need to get back to my desk and play.
Thanks for dropping by.