Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Acetate...friend or foe

I'm not a great fan of acetate but that could be because I haven't used it very much, plus I'm way too messy. But when one of my students brought in a natty concertina card. It had a concertina base with an acetate sleeve. How cute I thought maybe I could adapt it to my style (not sure what my style is lol). So here's what I made. Not sure how good the photos are as acetate is a devil to photograph. 
I've used Hero Arts stamps which I've paper pieced. The sentiment is Lily of the Valley.
 This one has a Crafty Individuals image mounted on a nestie heart. This sentiment is from Verve stamps.
Maybe I will give acetate another go.  

Thursday, 19 January 2012

All folded up

Classes have started up and I thought we'd start with something simple after the Christmas break. A very underrated Z fold card. By simply folding back the front of your card you give it a whole new dimention. Any size or shape card can be used and  you can decorate it to suit your own style.

 Then I saw an idea on Dawn's blog where she had turned the Z card and then mounted it back onto a square card. Loved this and tried it out using Kraft cardstock which is a favourite at the moment.

Then I got to thinking what about small cards?

All in all a really versitile style of card.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Five O Five O

This week a dear friend reached that mile stone in life that we don't talk about. So here's his card.
Over the hill? .....not yet.     Happy Birthday Pete

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Look what I've found

Have you ever found something too late. I was just packing away our Christmas decorations when I came across these beautiful cones that  made at our last Glue and Stick. I've gone for a non traditional colour but I thought the pink was really pretty with the Victorian images. Ah well they'll keep for next year.

 Idea came from the hugely talented Effie
I'm so lucky to have some fabulously talented crafty friends (you get such lovely goodies at Christmas)  Here's a couple of the hand made gifts I got.Thanks girls.

 Thanks for dropping by I'm hoping this is my last Christmas themed post. I'm definitely Christmased out!