WELCOME: Just a bit of nonsense really from a paper crafter and quilter who loves to dabble in all sorts of crafts. It will give me a way of remembering my craft projects - and sharing them with others

30 May 2012

More good-byes

Funny how it goes- its just non-stop retirement and good-byes at the moment. Cant keep up with the cards.  Today's card is for a US friend, Nancy, who is retiring and I wanted to do her a special card.  I used the new Debbi Moore oriental images which came in a stamping magazine with a set of transparent stamps. I'm not a great lover of stamps but these were very easy to use. I embellished the background and used the sentiment from the set 'May your dreams blossom' as I thought it very appropriate for a retirement. I finished off the card with some mulberry paper flowers in co-ordinating papers.

29 May 2012

Bye Byes in Barcelona

A close friend based in our Barcelona office is retiring this week and I was lucky enough to arrange a quick trip over to see her last week.  She is a real anglophile so I decided to give her a china tea cup with a Yankie Candle and co-ordinating match box. The pattern is Paragon Victoriana Rose.

I also made her a Venice themed card using elements from the Debbi Moore Venetian CDs and embellished with one of the plaster masks which Lou brought me back from Venice.

17 May 2012

Pink and Girly

I made this card for the birthday of Lisa, a work colleague, who is a real girlie girl, so the card just had to be pink.  I used the MCS Jewel Britannia CD again for the basic card and then added plenty of embellishments and bling,

11 May 2012

Messing about


I like to use vintage images in my cards but I get frustrated when I cant use my Spellbinders dies to cut out a decorative oval without losing some of the face.  Today I had a play and created some new images with bigger smudgy borders using Paint.  It was an electronic way of doodling as I copied an area of the background, enlarged it and then put the photo in the middle. I then used the colour picking and airbrush tools repeatedly to create smudges to soften the edge of the photo.

07 May 2012

Chocolate Baroque download

Spent a great £1.99 on a Chocolate Baroque download called Chic Script Set 4. The colours immediately jumped from the page and I had to have it.  Left the 'boys' watching a comicbook film (not a genre I like much) and slipped away to the dining room to have a play. Here is what I came up with.

Will be using this set again really soon and will use the Cuttlebug next time rather than keeping straight lines.  Been meaning to have a craft afternoon with my friends Maz and Chris for ages and I think these papers would be a great project.