Sunday, 19 January 2014

Craftwork Cards Vogue collection

I just fell in love with this collection when I saw it, couldn't wait for it to arrive so that I could play! Then, when it finally arrived I sat & stared at it & couldn't decide what to do with it!

Several cups of tea later........

Couldn't resist using the mannequins, and that gorgeous peacock was just crying out for gilding flakes!

Then the second card just fell into place

More mannequins, more gilding flakes,aren't those flowers lovely! These are my project in Feb issue of Making Cards. 

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Friday, 17 January 2014

Quick makes

These were made using a lovely kit called Tilly Daydreams Ultimate Papercrafting - includes fancy card blanks & envelopes, decoupage, ribbons & pearls. All the images are adorable & I had a lot of fun working with them. 

They are featured in January issue of Making Cards Magazine, as a 'Make in Minutes' feature, and they literally take 10 mins or less each - great for super quick cards! And this one is my favourite!

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Air dry clay

Hi everyone, No posts from me since before Christmas, so Happy New Year to you! Life's been very hectic, starting back at work in Dec, lots of Christmas activities but not much crafting got done. 

These are pics of projects featured in the January issue of Making Cards magazine. They were submitted last summer, so I'd almost forgotten about them!

They are both made using Martha Stewart air dry clay - lovely to work with. The first sample has hand rolled roses, with the leaves & butterflies made using moulds. The second sample all the embellishments were made using moulds. Everything was painted with Cosmic Shimmer watercolours, also used for stamping the background and central panels. 

The curls are tiny strips of vellum curled over the scissors & fixed in place with Pinflair. 

I really enjoyed working with the clay, it's easy to mould & add colour, either during the creation process or after it dries. And unlike other clays, it is feather light when it dries, a great plus for postage!! 

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x