Saturday, February 16, 2013

February pop up fair near lichfield.

Just finished setting up the stall and have poured my first coffee! Fancy coming to visit?

Friday, February 15, 2013

More prep for the fair - Mother's Day cards!

How do we feel about re-using cigarette cards? Cigarette memorabilia is out of fashion but recycling ephemeral items seems on trend. So I've decided to use them, some are superbly illustrated works of art, I want to re-purpose them! What do you think?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Crafting for the next fair!

Next fair is this coming Saturday! Once again we are at Heart of the Country in Swinfen, near Lichfield. Been making some new badges this evening.

Same fold...

...different theme. I really wish oriental themed cards sold, but they don't! So, I was really pleased to get a request for one! And an excuse to use this new fold again but with slightly different proportions. Really like this willow pattern set of images and coordinated papers. Think its another kanban set from the qvc shop.

Card for my BIL's 40th

Back to the kanban Great British papers! This is a new fold where you use a back-to-front smaller card inside a larger card with the front flap cut in half. Needs something to hold it flat in the envelope tho hence the addition of a ribbon. Glossy accented the numerals after I took the photo.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

My MIL is 80 today

Made this card for one of her friends to give her. UK themed kanban kit, was only £2, complete bargain! :)

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Gorjuss owl girl.

Picked up this fab stamp from the Hobbycraft sale. Making cards for a friend who orders a years cards all in one go!

Stamped image and coloured with copic ciao markers.
Selected four complimentary papers and outlined with black pen.
Layered papers, raising the top two with foam strips. This leaves enough room for the charm to sit smoothly when hanging from the eyelet.
Added eyelet tab and number tab to second layer of papers.
Printed name on third tab, using the pc, directly onto patterned paper. Attached to top layer.
Paper punched two borders to use either side.
Voila! :)