Friday, 18 May 2012

Work is soooooo boring

Card making and paper crafting is my hobby my passion really something i started in 2006 when i gave up smoking, Or did i ? really i have been crafting for many more years when my daughter was younger we was always making cards for family birthdays or painting, drawing, making pictures  i spent most of her younger years covered in glitter and glue spending weeks watching the glitter wink at me on the living room carpet even all those years ago thinking back now we had a big craft box with lots of exciting goodies to craft with ! although the whole card making world really did take off for me in 2006 and quickly it became an escapism i could lose myself in my little crafting world i now have the luxury of my very own craft room and it's filled with lots of wonderful carfting goodies now a far cry from my craft box from all those years ago i think i am writing this blog today as it is my mums birthday the queen of crafting for me and from her i get my crafting passion i used to watch how she would sit for hours on end knitting crocheting making clothes etc i have now become my mum lost in my own crafting world how i wish she could of seen how much i learnt from her and how this passion of mine has evolved and  how proud am i when someone buys my cards and tells me how lovely they are So today i say thankyou MUM for inheriting your crafting passion and ability my true queen of craft

Happy crafting :-D

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

My 3rd craft fair (im getting there now)

So on saturday after frantically crafting and making new things i did my third craft fair what a difference from my first i was still very nervous but more confident i always get a bit apprenhensive when i see other card stalls there that old demon that sits on my shoulder sometimes starts talking are my cards good enough are the other card makers cards better than mine are my cards to expensive etc etc setting out your stall is also highly important and i was moving things and re-arranging things for about 2 hours before i was fianlly almost happy having the shelves to display things made a big difference and i did very well i enjoy meeting people and sharing idea's i gain more and more confidence with each one and beleive more and more in what i do it's nice to see where i can improve my stall and what i do well i met some wonderful people on saturday and hopefully crafting friendships were formed next stop saturday 19th may
Happy crafting :-D

Friday, 11 May 2012

My shopping trip goodies

I had a shopping trip to Hobby craft and bought some goodies and have spent the week playing with my new purchases
so the top 3 cards are made with my new tatty teddies stamps i dont put myself in the class of a stamper i like it but im a bit hit and miss wether it comes out right or not fortunatley on this occasion i did and i used my water colour pencils to colour them in the backing papers are tatty teddy and the backing shapes are made with my nesties  
so after my tatty teddy i went on to make this wedding card using my embossing folders  to emboss the horseshoe's the backing papers are papermania and are very elegant i think they lent themselves well to the wedding theme paper flowers are from do crafts another addiction of mine at the moment it's been a busy week and have had a great time making new things for my craft fair today !
hope you all enjoy the sun and happy crafting :-D

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Just the one today

Well i had some errands to run and when i got back had an awful headache but the call of the craft room doesn't stay away for too long and eventually i gave in and made the above
i was watching sue wilson on create and craft and she showed a beautiful card that she had made white on white and very simple after the whole shabby chic mode i have been in for the last week i thought it would make a nice change to do something completely different i had no idea where i was going with this but think it's pretty elegant

so it's made up of an A5 white card blank then i embossed on my big shot some centura pearl card stock mounted this onto silver mirri card i then printed off and cut out some flowers from my debbi moore shabby chic victorian botanicals cd added some do crafts paper flowers a few do crafts gem stones i used an x cut botanicals leaf punch for the leaves and finished it off with a sentiment from hunkydory that i made custom fit im pretty pleased with the end result

have a nice long weekend
happy crafting :-D

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

What do you do with the leftovers ?

I spent most of the day yesterday playing with my new shabby chic cd's and had a great day and was chuffed to bits with this name banner i made

These cd's are packed with lots of different things to play around with nearly everything you see is off the cd apart from the cream flowers the ribbon and the gem stones
anyway as i was clearing up packing away the scrap bits of paper i decided to use them to cut out some of my spellbinder shapes then i had this idea to make a quick little card with what was left on my desk

And so here it is ! it's amazing what you can do with all the little bits and pieces this is a small 2x2 inch card backing papers are scraps from debbi moore shabby chic cd debbi moore flutterby paper delights cd debbi moore fairies paper delights cd i used my spellbinders to cut the bird and cage white card stock coloured with distress ink to punch out the leaf shapes white paper flowers some blue ribbon and some gem stones was chuffed with what i could make with the left overs !

happy crafting :-D