27 October 2011

Nitwit Cat Card

Another Commissioned Birthday Card

 My neighbours mother is going to be 90years young this weekend and when she comes over, she loves to see my cat as her own have passed away a few years ago.

She had a black and white one similar to the picture on this card, so to make it fun I have placed a piece of twine, so it looks as if the cat is playing.

The Picture is lost into the Ether I do not have a copy.

The die cut piece that was cut from the mat and layered section I placed inside the card around a die cut sentiment printed onto white card stock.

I hope she likes it, I think it's rather fun!

Cat Card

Commissioned 60th Birthday Card

Mary loves her cats so I thought this would go down well!

6 x 6  white card stock, mat and layered cat backing paper onto lilac shade backing paper.
Stick together backing paper, then place onto white card (without sticking it to card) with a Marianne die in place to cut through the three layers.  Once this is done back the mat and layered piece with acetate to cover the opening that's just been cut. Now stick the acetate and layered section over the card black exactly where the die cut, so everything is in line.  (This method stops you having to put acetate inside of blank card and then cover where the tape/glue shows through).

Mat and layer the inside of the card and place the piece of die cut again in the exact area where it was cut, this way when the card is closed it look's almost uncut and the collar picture running up the left hand side is intact.

I then printed on to white card stock my insert message and then cut this out with a die, so it sits inside the other frame as shown.

On with decorating the front of the card, I place the cat onto the acetate, so that when I stuck what looks like a ball of wool/ball hanging from the flower decoration it would not cover the cat picture, but still be part of the overall theme.

I used petaloo flowers, with a Pepper and friends brad and punched foliage to decorate the top right hand corner.

I printed my own sentiment, edged it in purple pen, stuck two pearl embellishments in each corner of this sentiment and placed it in the top left corner.

Cut out a paw print and tied a piece of paw print ribbon and glued these in opposite corners to balance the card.

19 October 2011

Woodland Friends

I had great fun making this card. 
This is from a decoupage kit woodland friends (docrafts),
Mounted onto a chalked doily and again layered onto spring nitwit paper and mounted onto Kraft card stock.  Corners are cut from nitwit paper and various embellishments from the woodland kit.

18 October 2011

Trial Demonstration - Flower Ball/Kusudama

I thought I would show you what I demonstrated at my first trial demo in store.

These are great for using up scrap bits of paper.

These can be used as a houshold decoration or made as a christmas decoration.

There is various websites with detailed instructions on how to make this if you are interested.  These are not quick to make, but are very interesting and a great conversational piece.

Do Crafts Demonstrator

I have now become a docrafts demonstrator.  I had my trial run in July this year and was given a great review by the store.  This may have been partly due to the fact that everyone who came along was encouraged to join in with me a make what was being demonstrated at the time. 
It was a little daunting to start with, I kept thinking someone will ask me a question I cannot answer, what do I do then?, but the ladies were very understanding and before I knew it the day had disappeared. 

I am now ready to do workshops at home as well as in store's if you live in the West Dorset/Somerset area please get in touch if you are interested or if you would like a paper party evening with your friends, I can cover a good range of subjects.
Sorry I have not been updating lately, please forgive me?

I thought this card was great for the men/boys out there, it is something we have seen them all do at some point in their lives be it young or older.

I had great fun with this, I mat and layered two patterned papers on to white cardstock, cut some corners and embellished.  Stamped and watercoloured the image and cut out by hand this shape and then aged by using distress inks.  Produced a sentiment from the computer and stuck a blue embellishment in the centre to give it a lift. Finished off with a piece of blue gingham ribbon.

This stamp could well be used for many different occassions.