Today’s project has been created ready for the make & take at craft club this Friday. It’s a fun way to play around with your embossing folders and is nice and quick to make. Cut strips of card and emboss with a variety of different folders (if you only have a couple why not alternate the designs).
Then finish with some ribbon and a peel-off greeting and border for a quick and easy card.
The most difficult thing about this card is taking a good photo of it!
have fun playing with your folders and if you are local, please do come and join us at craft club this Friday evening 6.15-8.30pm at the Francis rooms next to Connaught hall in Attleborough. It’s £3.50 to attend, bring something to craft with you and join in for a laugh and a cuppa. If you want to join the make & take it’s just £2.50 to come and play!
I have used the same template, but with larger card today. I’ve used a piece of card that is A5 in size to give a wider box.
I started by scoring my template and then running it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. If you have a small machine and folder, just emboss one side at a time, if you have a large machine and folder, you can do it in just one step. (more…)
You will detect a bit of a theme this week. I have completely sold out of baby cards in the shop , so time to make some new ones. I thought I would put together a couple of new baby designs that I could easily adapt for boy, girl or neutral and could create to order. This is the first design I came up with. I like the simplicity of this design, and you can recreate it with whatever embossing folders you have in your collection, and whatever alphabet dies you have too. (more…)
Back to simple elegant today. The background of my card has been embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder – a damask type pattern.
I’ve used two shades of blue Bazzil cardstock to cut out my mouns from a Spellbinders Labels set. (more…)
I love working in white on white and its been ages since I’ve created a piece. So this week I decided to sit down and rustle up a three dimensional project.
I started by cutting an oval with my nestabilities from Spellbinder and running it through a polka dot embossing folder. (more…)
I had a fabulous workshop this week teaching 5 enthusiastic ladies on how to create Faux Leather from craft card as per Sheena Douglas’ fabulous technique. We had such a fun evening! The workdesk was covered in Distress Inks, Kraft Card and Embossing Folders! We all worked on an A6 piece of card so we had plenty of chances to try out different designs. (more…)
This time last week I was running an all day workshop in the shop. One of the areas covered was Sweet Poppy Stencils. I had an idea for a card design using the Honeysuckle stencil in white onto a deep green background and so I took the opportunity to create my design ready. I used Dreamweaver white paste with a little sprinkle of clear glitter because I wanted a more matt textured effect than the glossy effect of the sweet poppy paste. (more…)
A lovely vintage feel to today’s project.
I’ve cut the Tattered Lace Car and the Special Day greeting out of a deep burgundy shade of card. My Beige card has been embossed with an Embossalicious Antique Keys folder.
I mounted my car and greeting onto my panel and felt it needed a little something else – so I found some pretty border and corner peel-offs to edge the panel. (more…)
Pink….. Jane creating something is pastel pink? yes I know.. a bit out of character for someone who is pinkist like me!
….. why I hear you ask… well.. it was the craft desk challenge of course. You can’t move from your desk, you have to create your project with what is around you. Luckily, I set myself this challenge before I tidied up so I had lots to choose from!!!!!!! So a quick rummage in my card scraps box and I found a piece of colour core pink card..mmmm fancy creating a tag…..mmmm how about some sanded polka dots.. yes.. starting to form a plan. (more…)
Back in my comfort zone today with a bit of Faux Leather. This has been made using Sheena Douglas’ Faux Leather technique transforming Kraft card into fab leather like material.
For this project I have created the faux leather panel and then run it through the Cuttlebug with the Crafts Too tree embossing folder. I then allowed to dry completely – in fact I put it aside and came back to it another day so I was not tempted to work on it too early!
It has a lovely rough texture to it so perfect to add Distress Inks to as you know it will catch on the texture.
I’ve used only two colours – Peeled Paint – a shade of green around the outside with Cut n Dry Foam and then with the ink pad directly to the card over the tree (more…)