Testing Sunday

Before my upcoming hectic but happy weekend is upon me, I decided to finally have a test run with the edge dies I got from slow boat from China.

These cut like a dream and cannot wait to put them to good use when I need to make a card for a special event. Hardly have to use a pokey tool as the little pieces fall right out. BUT the one edge die on  top right hand photo, now that was another matter. I did struggle to begin with with this but as alot of other crafters have had same problem I feel relieved I am not doing anything wrong. Phew !

Aren’t they gorgeous ?

Happy Mail Arriving

Well my happy mail from China is slowly all arriving, I say all arriving that is kind of incorrect as have quite a few more to come !

Had to have a play around with the new dies and I am very impressed. Also a while back I made my God daughters Christening Card, but when all the lovely dies arrived I knew I was not 100% happy with it so I re did it and I am alot happier.

Here are a few cards I made… Hope you like them

 

Thanks A Latte

Following my recent post on Digi Stamps I decided to give it a go. I have to admit although I am not brilliant at cutting, I am pleased with this  draft result.

Now for the next few weekends I will attempt to have a go with other digi stamps providing I can find time as been asked to make cupcakes, baby shower tags …. Where is my craft time ?!

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Supplies :- Coffee / Latte Cup via google, Coffee Beans via google

Paper is from Granny Enchanted ( go and check put the free lovely papers )

Inks :- Memento Dew Drop – Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa & Toffee Crunch

Stamp was given to me

Rainbow

Today I decided to have a go at creating backgrounds using Distress Inks… Still a failure with this but will keep on trying. It could be me being too heavy handed or simply using wrong card ??

Anyway by pure fluke I made this Rainbow card. I say “card”, just that I have decided not to waste cards but to have a go at making bases for card so if i wish to give a card out all I have to do is pop it on.

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Supplies :- Distress Inks : Fired Brick, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio, Shaded Lilac & Wilted Violet.

Die & Stamps : Clearly Besotted April Showers

Fairy Christening

Well finally I am able to get to crafting after manic month. To be honest I have really missed doing this.

So, I have a Christening very soon so I decided to make a non traditional Christening card for the little girl.

I found a great site that allows you download blueprints / sketches for any card ideas which is fab as I often get stuck at deciding a layout. Saying that, the design I wanted to follow did not end up at final result but am pretty sure the little girl and her parents will like the card.

I know the card if missing a stamped sentiment but I simply do not have either a Christening or On Your Special Day stamp ! – Ebay here I come

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Supplies :- Dies from Ebay, Card stock ( no idea as was given alot ) Inks :- Distress Ink – Spun Sugar, Pickled Raspberry, Milled Lavender. MementoDew Drops – Brilliance Starlight Silver, Angel Pink, Lulu Lavender, Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black. Dovecraft3D Pearl Drops Pastel Pink

Happy Mother’s Day

I apologise for lac of posts recently, March is a very hectic month for me. As well as Birthdays and Mother’s Day I have been busy with work and training.

So thats all out the way I can now get back to hobbies … YAY !!

So if you read my last post  you would of seen i was challenged to make a Cupcake Bouquet. I gave it a go and I am impressed with how it turned out. I will be honest it is not as easy as the video makes out but then again nothing ever is, is it ?

I know I have room for improvement but I am sure my mum will enjoy these.