Saturday, April 14, 2012




Not a lot I can say about this card except I absolutely love it and, although the date has passed, it has not actually made it to its intended recipient yet – thru no fault of mine! The colour scheme came about from my printer having a mind of its own, the stripes were meant to be red and were intended for my huts card last month…!

I’d like to enter this for the Daring Cardmakers challenge – Hat Boutique

Monday, April 09, 2012

Feeling a bit sketchy?

I’m not much of a one for sketches, I am often amazed by how people can interpret a series of geometric shapes into a fantastic card but I don’t find they do anything for me… until…

My cousin gave me a pile of old mags and I found this article by one of my faves Jo Kill and not only was I inspired to properly try my hand at machine stitching, I’ve since made four cards in the same style:



(of course I only remembered to photograph two!). I’m pleased with this woodgrain, I versamark’d and clear embossed the wood grain stamp onto white card, coloured over it with weathered wood Distress Ink, sliced it up into ‘planks’ and glued it back together onto a backing sheet after roughing up and inking the edges. I let it dry but decided I wasn’t happy with the contrast so I rubbed a white chalk ink pad over the surface to fade the colour out a bit and I like it a lot better! The Stampin’ Up! bird is stamped on a digi paper I altered in Photoshop to resemble a lovely shirt Noel Edmonds was wearing on Deal Or No Deal the other week! Inspiration is everywhere, folks!!