Monday, 30 April 2012

A new style of crafting Scary !!

I have always liked the shabby chic look card but have always been a bit unsure where to start i never really considered it to be my kind of style for making cards but i love to try new things  or else you never learn anything new
 so when i saw the new debbi moore shabby chic cd's i just loved the papers and images and thought great now is the perfect time to have a go so i was disappointed and excited when my new cd's arrived on friday and i had to go to work and had to wait till sunday afternoon before i could have a play and here is the result my very first shabby chic card (pictured above) i must admit i'm a bit hooked now

My friends birthday is coming up shortly so guess what yes this is her shabby chic birthday card (pictured above)
the cd's are rammed packed with lovely things not just cards either so i will have many more happy hours of crafting

Happy crfating :-D

Friday, 27 April 2012

And so my drawer easel cards begin

So i had seen this being done on tv and thought how cute i want to have a go i spent all day in my craft room having had a pattern to work from and slung it out because i couldn't make head nor tail of it i then sat with lots and lots of cheap white card making my own template to work from  and finally my drawer easel card was born admittedly these are not my first one but i now have the technique down pat so i made some more the top one was made as a comission for a friend using hunkydory card stock and images are customers own the bottom one is made with hunkydory card stock forever friends backing papers and hunkydory topper
happy crafting :-D

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Locking myself away

So i was having a bad day yesterday real fed up so i decided after doing all the boring things ie housework and such i would shut myself off in my craft room not having anything in mind it was a day to play and try new things and it was just great i made loads the top card  is the last card i made late last night using free papers from debbi moore's website and backing papers from my crystal dreams cd the middle butterfly card it made with a template from google images the card stock and sentiment are from hunkydory with a few other embellishments the bottom butterfly card i was not so sure of im growing to like it but the colour scheme was new to me and as i was making it i kept thing im not so sure but my husband and daughter say it nice so i will take their word for it (hahahaha) cardstock is hunkydory backing papers are free download for memebers on create and carft website paper flowers are from do crafts i had a fab day and finally emerged alot happier kerry at 10pm last night with a very numb bottom and covered from head to toe in ultra fine glitter lol

happy crafting :-D 

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

A bird in hand

So i love making cards but i also love all kinds of papercarfting and at a craft show recently i saw a bird house and thought i'd like to have a go and so here it is i made mine into a pot pourri holder so the pattern i got free off the internet i used 200g card stock printed one side with a backing paper from joanna sheen cottage garden cd and printed the pattern on the other side i made the base and the roof with hunkydory autumn dreams card stock before putting the roof on i filled it with large pot pourri i then added the flowers on the front to finish it off when complete they stand approx 3inch x 3inch

Thursday, 5 April 2012

So it's not quite a card !

So this is what i made yesterday i have made a smaller version of these and they were ok i have a cheap backing paper cd which i used for the paper the boxes were a kit which i had purchased a while ago from create and craft and the template i got off the internet i tried using extra strong tape to stick the booties together but it didn't hold so i went back to good old fashioned wet glue and decorated the box with some baby peel offs i had i must admit im really pleased with the result and the bigger version definatley looks better

thankyou for taking the time to have a look :-)

happy thursday

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

My first carft fair

Well i have ventured into the world of blogging and thought i would start with my first craft fair. so i booked in my first craft fair and then panicked i didn't have enough cards for a stall so i spent almost all day and night crafting like mad and still on the day i didn't think i had nearly enough so i arrived at the venue to discover the other crafters there didn't have 2 heads or anything in fact they were all very lovely and had lots of hints and tips and there was even other crafters new to all this nether the less i was soooooo nervous i had googled all the information i could before hand and with the help of my daughter for assistance we set up shop ! it turned out to be a wonderful day i made new friends learnt what i would do again and what i would do different and had some wonderful feedback more importantly i had plenty of stock after all the panic i look forward to my next fair in 2 weeks time