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Sunday, 9 March 2014

Comment on my Blog and I will send one person a Card!!!!

Well my fellow crafters,

Its starting to get a little lonely writing on my blog and getting no comments.

Go on...Join in with me.

I can see that lots of people are viewing the page - oh yes it tells me.

So please leave a comment when you take a peak.

To motivate you....For everyone that comments - I will put your names in a hat (or something like a hat) and I will send one lucky winner one of my cards. I think this sounds fair dont you? Be aware that whoever wins will have to private message me there address some how.

Commenting on my page over facebook does not count - you have to leave the comment on this blog specifically.

Becky x x x


Just call me the CRAFTINATOR!!!!

Helllooooo - two posts over two days, how I spoil you! :-)

I don't know if I have mentioned before, but I have always been a big scrapbooking fan :-) So my latest project is an art and craft scrap book. How did this idea come about I here you ask, well, let me tell you.....

Over the past few months my crafty stash of goodies (e.g. stamps, dies, pens, glitter etc etc) has become huge, so hug in fact that I need another room or two. All this is good but I am starting to get a little frustrated when crafting because I make SUCH A MESS! and this is coming from a girl who tends to be very neat and tidy. I have so much stuff that I do not know wat to use. Thus, I have put examples of each product in my scrapbook so that I can look at it for inspiration.

In addition...Sometimes I find that I make something I really like and then resent having to give it away :-( So now...if this is to happen again, I can remake it and stick it in my scrap book.

Do any of you have a scrapbook or something similar to this?

All I did was buy a plain balck scrapbook from paperchase (I LOVE PAPERCHASE!!!!) and I have made my own front page....

I love the olive green colour at the moment, and can you spot my beautiful tattered lace cat dies.

Well yesterday I made a couple of New Baby cards for one of my work colleagues Bev.

 I bought myself a big decoupage book, because I find it really relaxing to sit down, watch a series (I am currently rewatching Buffy The Vampire Slayor) and cut things out :-) Actually this is what I plan to do today for a while. Anyways - the babies on both of these cards are decoupage. I have also used my new diamond snow glitter on the above card which I am in love with - you can make something glittery without covering up an image!!!!

Now I am not going to lie - this card took forever. I find it soooo much easier to make girl cards. However, I am really happy with how this card turned out.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

I Craft So Hard I Sweat Glitter!!!

Good Morning Fellow Crafters - ITS THE WEEKEND!!!!

So I wanted to show you some of my latest creations, I hope you like them.....would love to know what you all think, good, bad, neutral - Any advise would be greatly appreciated as I am still learning.

Well lets begin with the Mother's Day card that I made for my own Mummy. I am very proud of this card because it appears to have received alot of attention. For instance, the lovely Stephanie Weightman herself shared my card on her facebook page. Stephanie designs tattered lace dies, which I currenlty have an obsession with (as you can see from the card), she is soooo talented and a great crafter, so it was a huge surprise to see that she had shared this card. Furthermore, a friend of mine from work saw this card and asked me to make another one for her - Yay!!! a second customer other than my mum :-) The one thing I would change about this card looking at it now is that I would have done a bit more mat and layering - maybe some black mirror card between the matt black and the red mirror? However, I love the two colour theme that this card has going on and I may try this a bit more.

Next I here you say......
This is the Mother's Day card my mum has bought for her mum - I can always rely on my mum to buy my cards because I make her :-) I have just realised that this to has a two coloure theme going on. Plus, a whole lot of tattered lace. It appears that I have a crafting style :-) The picture in the middle is actually a stamped image which I have coloured in with Spectrum Noirs. I have to admit stamping is one technique that has took me AGES to learn. Especially, when you want to emboss the stamped image with embossing powder. I know now that to do all of this successfully, you need the right equipment. For example, you will need an anti static bag, versermark ink, embossing powder, a proper heating element (not a hair dryer) and good quality card stock. Also, I find that the best results come from heating the image from behind not from the front. People that have tried this technique before will know what I am going on about. I will post some example of my embossing soon :-) I may even to a step by step guide if people want me to???

I am also enjoying using my spectrum noirs, but I am still learning how to use these...Any advise???

And another I here you say....

Same kind of theme going on. However, this time I have used some Hunkydory Toppers. Nobody has bought this card yet, but mum has a friend round tonight so maybe just maybe :-) I will supply her with wine lol.

Bit of a different one here - This is the card that I have made for Evie Bears Christening. Isnt she just beautiful. There is a clock in the top right hand corner, which I have now put her time of birth in.

Finally, I would like to show you a couple more of my stamped images that I have coloured in with spectrum noirs.