Wednesday, 20 February 2013

First blog...

So blogging.. Here we go. Well I'm 36 and ,I've in Dublin with my hubby and little girl. I work in Lenovo and I love crafting. This started in 2005 when I went to get my boyfriend a Valentines card but didn't like any cards in the shop, so i went into Inspiring Ideas to get some ideas and they where showing how to make cards and as they say the rest is history. I love using Clarity stamps, Lavinia stamps & rubber stamp tapestry peg stamps. I've also started using tonic studio products.

Quick wee post today, I spent Saturday making Craftwork Card flowers, must say I love their wreaths, I did make a wreath card for my sister in laws birthday and I was really happy with how it turned out. I then used the Tonic punches to finish off the edges. I couldn't resist adding some peel off dots and boarders.
This was my first attempt but i have watched some you tube videos since on creating the flowers and Craftwork Cards own videos and found these a great help.

Here are the flowers I created at the weekend.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

February ATC - Love

Are any of you part of an ATC group? I joined one last August and I didn't really know what to expect. But I love it. Each month we all make an ATC for a specific Theme. Then you send it to the next person on the list and so on each month. Its great to have a challenge to work to each month, and so lovely to receive an ATC each month. The interpretation of the themes are amazing. So here is the one I did for February.

So i decided to try something different and have  a note over a background style. I used Clarity birdcage stampset for the background and I used a colourbox chalk pink ink to add some colour. On the note I used the Loved you yesterday... sentiment, which I love and the small balloon stamp and tree stamp.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Pan Pastels...

..did my best to resist, but after watching lots of demos at the NEC I caved. I bought a set from amazon and just managed to start using them this evening. I love them. I'm converted they are so nice to work with, extremely easy to blend with, much easier than inks. So you will see attached my first attempt.