Monday, 30 July 2012

Wee Suzi

I made this card for no other reason than I wanted to use the new Wee stamp my friend Louise gave me for my birthday. I`ve coloured with distress inks and used Magnolia mini papers for the backgrounds. The sentiments are SU and the little tags are Memory box dies.

The large flowers were made using the Tim Holtz - Tattered Pine Cone die which makes lovely little pine cones but even better tea roses, I love making my own flowers.

The little butterfly is actually made from some net flowers I found in my stash which I`ve had forever. I just bent the petals and removed the stamens and added a couple of pink tipped stamens to create the little butterfly nestled in the flowers.

I`ve added a little bit of stickles - diamond to the flowers and glossy accents to the ladybird but I`m not sure it shows in the picture very well. It`s a bit overcast here and the photos don`t come out great in this light !!

I`ve been crafting up a storm in the last few days, now I`ve got my mojo back I`m making the most of it while it lasts!!
If you like what I do then please leave me a comment, I love to get feed back from fellow crafters, thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xx

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Workshop with Claudia

This is the card I made at the fantastic workshop we had with Claudia at Sir Stampalot on Sunday. I had a fantastic day with all the girls, lots of fun and it was great to finally meet Claudia in person. I`ve been an admirer of her work for a number of years and I hope I`ve done her card justice.

I don`t use copics so I`ve coloured my image with Distress inks and tried to match Claudia`s colour scheme as closely as possible. You can see Claudia`s Beautiful original on her fabulous blog "Pretty Pressings" (on my side bar).

This is the first piece of serious crafting I have done in ages, as my mojo up and went AWOL on me. But, thanks to Claudia and Janice and Andy at Sir Stampalot and all my lovely inspirational crafting friends, I have found it again, given it a reprimand and it`s firmly back at base camp!! ( I can`t guarantee it won`t desert me again but I`ll try not to let it !)

I have never put so many layers on a card before, it makes me truly realize just how much work Claudia must put into all her cards. We didn`t have time to finish the card in the class so I finished mine at home and it took me ages ! Claudia really is a very talented lady and such a lovely person too, I thoroughly enjoyed her class and hope she comes over again to do some more for us in the future.

Janice has given me some stamps to do some samples for the shop so that will give me something else to get my teeth into and hopefully keep my mojo fully occupied!! and I`ve got some lovley new stamps to play with, one which was a birthday prezzie from my friend Louise so I`ll be busy for a while yet.
Thanks for looking in and sorry for my bad blogging of late, bye for now and happy crafting xx