Monday, August 25, 2014

Keep It Together

I’ve seen a fair bit of partial die cutting around lately and wanted to give it a go but I don't have any of those stamp and die sets like Laura Bassen used in her tutorial, but it occurred to me that the houses from the Marianne Christmas village might work.


Annoyingly, I managed to crease one and almost cut through the other…but it kind of worked!


…and I’m pleased with my inking!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Rainbow Scape

I took my inspiration from Jen Rzasa’s beautiful creation  - although mine is by no means as refined as hers, but you have to use what you’ve got, right? In this case a digi stamp by Hero Arts called Silly Scape.


Is this CASEing or is it just plain copying? I’m not sure! But in my defence I never make thank you cards (cos I’m just plain mean!) so its not a exact copy. Plus I don't own any Altenew stamps… so to remedy this I’m gonna try my luck and enter it for the CASE Study challenge anyway!

Hmm, I might yet add another sentiment to it…what do you think?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Monkey Business


After seeing this amazingly cute monkey by Laura Bassen, I thought “that would easily translate into a shaped card.. “ and so it did!

I cut the shapes out on Robo Cop so I’m afraid I cant be as useful as she was with her measurements but I DID make sure it would fit in an envelope – allbeit “on the squiff”


I cut his eye ‘holes’ out of his heart shaped face and backed them with acetate so they shine when they catch the light…

Monday, August 11, 2014

Come To A Party


Isn't it funny how a perfectly innocent conversation can result in.. well, a commission.

A colleague was telling me about a party she was organising for her father later in the year and by the end of the conversation, I was making her invitations and my friend is doing the cake!

I knew I wanted to go with a blue, white & silver theme and stripes – inspiration from the West Bromwich Albion logo – and I saw a design on Pinterest with a flowing font for the number so I tried it myself!

I created the postcards in Photoshop and the ‘seventy’ was cut by Robo Cop. Here is a closer look:



As I said on Instagram, you get half way through something like this and wonder why you ever started…but its usually worth it in the end!