Sunday, May 25, 2014

Even The Dark Side Celebrate Xmas…?

This was another fairly easy to construct crazy commission! The Silhouette Software did most of the hard work!
And the recipient loved it so, mission accomplished!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Take The Plunge

A commission from a work colleague got the creative juices flowing back in December and i knew just what I wanted to do…
Trev_inside2 An alcohol fuelled conversation between the colleagues had resulted in the birthday boy promising to complete a sky dive in 2014. So I was asked to create a sky diving themed card with very little notice! I used the HA Silly Scape digi stamp to create a skyline on the front to give the airplane something to fly over. Then i messed about – for hours! – trying to remember how to create the twisting pop-up mechanism I’ve used before (but don't seem to have photographed!)

I initially cut the five people out in a ring but when it came to assemble the card, they were too big and prevented it from closing so I chopped them up and spread them out a bit. The map is a page from an old atlas.
The twisting effect is lost a little but the design had the overall impact I was after so, I think it was a success…
And if you are concerned for my colleague, this is not the first crazy idea he has had! These was taken at the subsequent birthday party:
“Don’t have nightmares!”

Thursday, May 15, 2014

More Lillies

I had quite a productive time with my new MFT lily die. Along with my earlier acetate version, I also tried it out of vellum:

The colour is SU Rich Razzleberry applied with a dauber.
And Dovecraft glitter card:

Not being a botanist, I can’t comment on how realistic these flowers are but they shaw r priddy!

Monday, May 05, 2014


I’ve seen a few people use it  - Jennifer McGuire for one - and I caved and ordered the MFT Die-Namice Lily Die set.

I think I set myself a bit of a mammoth task as – inspired by this – I first cut it from acetate… and then promptly lost half the bits on my desk!! But I managed to round enough up to create this:

I used alcohol ink on the acetate and just kind of splodged them around! I added the dots with a fine liner later.
I think maybe it looks a little more effective from a distance, lol!

Friday, May 02, 2014

Rolling Hills

A happy combination of the memory box landscape die and the Lawn Fawn (small) journalling card. The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp die & stamp set and the bicycle is from a set of paper clips I bought from the clothing store Burton of all places!