Showing posts from November, 2009

I am just loving the easel card

My first attempt at an easel card was for the Docrafts November friendship swap - I was matched with PJC1 ( After looking at Pauline's blog I just knew I had pull all the stops out. I decided on the Daisy image which I coloured with my Copic markers and then mounted it onto Papermania Creative Tones paper - Amethyst Infusion. The flowers were punched from coordinating cardstock.

After the first one, I just had to make another one and with Christmas on its way I had the perfect opportunity. My parents wanted me to make them a card for their grandson, Finn's, first Christmas. I used papers from my stash and some acetate stickers that I think I bought last year from Poundland

My first side stepper card & a slider card

I've seen many samples of this type of card over on the DoCrafts website and just had to have a go. I used the Papermania paper pack - Deck the Halls and combined them with the Forever Friends Elements toppers. I've made this card for my sister and her partner.
I've also made my nephew's christmas card, a slider card, using the Patchwork Pals Christmas TSV - I think these characters are so cute!

New craft room!

Up until recently I've had to do my crafting in my conservatory/dining room but not anymore. I've finally got my own craft room cum office so that now when I look out from my lounge I don't see piles of craft "stuff" everywhere! I already had all the furniture, it was just a case of rearranging everything into the one room.
As I haven't got a lot of table space, I have to make sure that I put everything away once I've finished with it. You'd think I'd have enough room in the two cupboards but as you can see below, I really have to try to curb my spending!! (Either that or reorganise the cupboards to make more room, hehe!!)

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Daisy & Dandelion Christmas Cards

I thought I'd give the bears a rest and give Daisy & Dandelion an outing! Another QVC TSV that I couldn't resist, but this time it was for all occasions, not just Christmas. So far, I've only made the three cards, shown above, using the pyramage sheets. I've combined them with the Papermania Christmas paper pack, Deck the Halls.