I thought that I would do a quick post of another birthday project. This time I got to play with my sewing machine. The birthday girl this time made the mistake of saying one day that she liked owls. Since then owl themes have featured heavily! It was really an excuse for me to make… Continue reading It’s a hoot!
Well, you cheat! – You add diversionary frosty sparkle and hope she doesn’t notice! This post is a bit of a ‘retrospective’ as I no longer have the card but I thought it was worth sharing as it shows the wonderful concertina card dies and landscape dies from Tattered Lace and Crafter’s Companion. Oh yes,… Continue reading What do you do when a lttle girl wants her favourite movie on a card and you don’t have the stamps!
If its a less fussy card you are after maybe this might suit. At least you will have clean fingers! Well, nearly! This card has a simple soft background and I decided to leave the die cut white. I desperately wanted to ink it but I resisted! You will need: Watercolour card; Pale pink card;… Continue reading Simple and understated
This card gives me an opportunity to introduce the Radiant Rain shimmering mists from Luminarte . Sounds good I know! These are yummy. They are packed with mica giving your work a splendid glow! Again the pigments are top quality, always delivering vibrant colour. However, be warned…you are going to get messy! (Crafters Companion website-… Continue reading Another example of ink and die cuts
I absolutely love playing with inks and colour! It is particularly nice when you can combine this with die cutting and stamping. I adore stamping! A huge inspiration for me is the designer Sheena Douglass from Crafter’s Companion. She designs stamps, stencils, masks and dies and brings us loads of messy colourful inky techniques. I can… Continue reading Now for something completely different!
These folders from Tattered Lace are really fabulous! There are about forty of them and the company does edging dies to compliment them,(one of these was featured in my last post). These products are so handy if you want to add a little something to lift a card. They provide interest and texture and are the perfect size… Continue reading More with strip edge embossing folders
I wanted to carry on with die cutting but also felt that the Tattered Lace embossing edging folders and dies were worth a mention. I’ve created a frame here using them to highlight the main image. I’ve stuck to a basic colour palette of black red and gold. This is a simple card using a… Continue reading Love really is still in the air-literally!
While love is still in the air I thought it would be a good time to share something from Tattered lace. This die reminds me of a tattoo. It was love at first sight when I saw it and I couldn’t resist adding a little glitter! So what do we need? Here’s my suggestions: Black,… Continue reading Tattered Lace skull
Before I move away and take a break from the Todo machine I thought I would post a few pictures showing foiling plates. This is actually the easy way to foil! and they can be used for letter pressing techniques too. These make fabulous backgrounds but it is also interesting to foil on top of… Continue reading Patterned foiling plates
Now to mix it up a bit! The best example I have is when I made a batch of Valentine cards. This is when I really started to experiment and once I started I could hardly stop. There is so much that you can do with leftovers! So what will you need? Here’s a list… Continue reading It’s never too late for love!