Friday, 30 July 2010

Two little aprons

Hi everyone,

Last night I was just itching to get crafting! I need to be more organised and do some sketches first - I had no idea what I was going to come up with!

The first was just an experiment with colours, really:

I wanted to try layering different papers, so I went for a summery theme with this lovely fresh paper from K&Co (bottom third).
I also sponged a very light blue shadow onto the pale green card as it wasn't as deep a green as on the patterned cardstock.


- Hero Arts "What's Cooking?" stamp set
- K&Co cardstock (for background and also for stamped images)
- Dovecraft cardstock (pale green - they don't specify a colour!)
- White cardstock (Papermill)
- Fiskars scalloped-edge border punch
- Copics (to colour hearts/frills/pockets on apron)
- White gel pen for stitching detail
- Chesnut Roan chalk ink for stamped images
- Blue ink (the colour name is in Japanese so not sure about that!) for sponging

My next card was, again, unplanned, but I had a more subtle palette of colours for it so it was a bit easier!:


Same as above, except, of course, that I used different cardstock, but they are still by K&Co, and Dovecraft.

Well, I'm off now - I'm having my hair done for the first time in ages! It's got SO long, so am going to cut a bit off - can't wait!!!

Hope you liked the cards, TTFN!

Sunday, 25 July 2010


I was watching 'Make a Card Monday' on Kristina Werner's blog (, and decided I'd have a go at making a couple of variations of this card.

I have to admit that her cards were what made me start crafting in the first place; I just love them! She has such great ideas and I love her simple, uncluttered approach to crafting.

Hope you enjoy these!

 And in pink...

Ingredients: (sorry, forgot to add these in my original post!)

- White linen cardstock (Papermill)
- 'What's Cooking?' stamp set from Hero Arts
- Copics
- Kraft cardstock
- K&Co cardstock

Monday, 19 July 2010


Well here's my next card, and yes it's using the same stamp!

I love this stamp because it's so versatile - I actually made this card for a couple of friends who got married over the weekend.

Hope you like it!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Our Anniversary

Well, here is my first proper post! This is the card I made for my husband to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary! I can't believe how time has gone by so quickly!

I didn't think I was going to get a chance to post it so soon, but then my little sister came round and very kindly lent me her camera charger... et voila!

I'm entering this card into 'Bee Crafty Challenge 33 - 3D'


- 'The Kiss', a digi-stamp in the 'Whimsical' collection by Bee Crafty
- K&Co paper
- Teal and grey cardstock
- Petrol blue satin ribbon
- Copics
- Tea Dye distress ink

Hope you like it!

Monday, 12 July 2010

Dead camera...

Hey everyone,
I'm sorry I still haven't posted anything on here yet; I've lost the charger for my camera, and need to get my hands on one before I can take any pics of new cards and things!

I tried using the camera on my mobile, but the image comes out really grainy...

Sorry about that, but I'm working on it!