Monday, 31 May 2010

Acetate cards!

I love acetate cards...and I think acetate is becoming popular again in card making. I made this card on our recent craftavan weekend. I've simply replaced a third of the front of the card with acetate so the greeting shows through from the inside.

I've decorated this with simple flowers made with my nestabilities, but having just won the blog candy over on LOTV I'm going to see what I can do with their new stamps...released today!

I'm so looking forward to our next craft day in a couple of weeks! Pop back later to see what we've made!


Thanks to LOTV! I've been very lucky to win the blog candy of their new set, released tomorrow (1st June). Can't wait to get my hands on them.... :-)

In the meantime, I'll have to make do with looking at the inspiring cards made by the DT at LOTV....


Thursday, 27 May 2010

So much LOTV Candy!

Seriously! Could it get any better. LOTV are giving away complete sets on their Thursday Challenge. Nip over now cos you only have three days!

LOTV Rock!

I've recently discovered Lili of the Valley stamps (thanks, Phill :-) ) and they are fantastic! Just waiting for the new release before I place my substantial order :-)

Can't wait....and if you can't wait either, nip over to their BlogCandy, don't! That'll be better odds for me :-)

Monday, 3 May 2010

What I did on a wet Bank Holiday....

...enjoyed a very wet day at Sherwood Pines! We were wet through from the icy hail showers but we couldn't have had more fun looking for bugs and slugs under logs and playing baseball in what seemed liked subzero conditions! The bugs, by the way, had more sense and buried themselves well and the score...a draw, of course! The picture above shows Max at his happiest...covered in mud on the playground.

But after warm baths and bed for the kids, I actually settled down to make cards on my first Bank Holiday off in ages!

I wanted to make something quick....because it's been a long day and I've had these flower stickers knocking around for ages! I actually got them on the front of a magazine so if it all went wrong in my quick crafting session....not a big loss :-)

But I think they turned out quite well. I've used the popular easel card in A6 size.

To do this, you need to cut A4 card in half, longways. You then score one of the halves at A4 half fold and A4 Gatefold. The other half you need to cut in half to make two A6 size toppers.

For "Get Well Soon", I've used a brown and turquoise colour combination. I've added texture by running the brown card through my Bigshot with the Swiss Dots folder.

For "Just a note to say...", I've used a brown and pink colour combination. I've used Anita's spotty ribbon to cover the join of the cards and added a button threaded with string to the front.

For "Happy Birthday", I've simply used a jade green matted onto white and added an accent button.

Hope you like them....