Showing posts from September, 2018

D-I-Y Wedding

    I really resent paying someone to do what I am perfectly capable of doing myself.  Never was this feeling more evident that when Mr. L popped the question and we began to get prices (seemingly complete with the wedding tax!) for the various wedding paraphernalia.  So we decided that we would do as much as possible ourselves so that we could have the day we wanted without feeling that we'd been fleeced!! We met at work and were friends before romance blossomed.  We used to play (well actually  we still do) the online Scrabble game Words With Friends and it was messaging each other through this that we started to move from friendship to 'lurve' 💜! So we thought it apt that our wedding theme would be Scrabble and, somewhat bizarrely, air traffic control! Mr. L is a reluctant crafter but still got stuck in with helping with the invitations......   CAS (Clean & Simple) is mostly my card making style so a simple design was drawn up and full production started

Ombre Sunset Card

This idea came to me one evening as I was gazing out of my craft room window at the sunset.   It was a beautiful sunset, with very rich pink, orange and yellow colours but only a strip of it was showing.   It was obscured at each side by huge cloud banks which framed the sunset.   It was stunning! As the colours intensified, the trees in the foreground became silhouetted which made the whole scene look even more spectacular.   As such, I was inspired to create this card.   As you’ve no doubt gathered, I’m a bit in love with the Dandelion Wishes stamp which works really well for this card, but any stamp which has a good silhouette image will do the business too - have fun trying out different images!   I find that a black mat layer or just a black card base (if you’re not matting it) frames this card the best.   If you’d like to watch my YouTube video tutorial for this card, please follow this link . For this card you will need: Card base: 11½” x 4⅛”, scored at 5¾” Mat layer:

Mistletoe Season Card - with a bunny ears bow!

With the Christmas season fast approaching, it's time to get making your Christmas cards - although I have been making mine since July!  The stamp set comes with a bow that you can stamp but I thought it looked a bit flat so decided to add a real ribbon bow instead. If you'd like to watch my YouTube video tutorial, please follow this  link              . The video is unedited and contains all my mistakes for added entertainment value! Please be kind, it was also my first ever go at a YouTube tutorial!! Apologies for the lighting, I’m sorting it out for future videos. For this card, I used: Green card base, 4” x 11¾” and scored at 5¾” in Always Artichoke (retired) Red mat layer 5⅝” x 3⅞” in Real Red White inner 5⅝” x 3⅞” in Whisper White White card front 5½” x 3¾” in Whisper White Strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5⅜” x ¾” in any design you like 2 scraps of green and white card for the labels A strip of green card left over from cutting your card base. Cut an A4