Thursday, 18 April 2013

In sympathy cards

We had some very sad news last weekend, a family member sadly passed away. They will be very much missed by everyone who knew them. So there may not be too many updates from me for a little while, but I just wanted to share the simple card I made for some of my relatives.
It's always tricky to get Bereavement cards right, you want to keep your design simple and clean but also be uplifting. I hope I got the balence right.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Mojo Monday #287

After a really long day yesterday I was in need of some 'me time' and usually that means locking myself in my craft room or opening a bottle of wine and watching a girlie movie. However I was lacking craft inspiration and as I'm on a health kick I decided against the wine, lol. Rather than attempt to keep working on one of my current projects I decided to open my scrap paper drawer and just have some fun making a card for this week's Mojomonday competition. Here is the original sketch:

I mostly used scraps from my MME boys crazy stash, as I love the colours, and distressed the edges with Brushed Corduroy, Ripe Persimmon and Broken China. I used my Spellbinders Gears dies for the red and orange cogs. The sentiment was stamped on lined Kraft using Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black I even experimented with my new Fiskars eyelet setting tools as the embellishment detail. I substituted the scalloped circle for a flattened bottle top to which I added a punched circle of the scrapbook paper and filled with resin for a glossy finish. Finally I added the twine for some texture. Here is the finished card:

Check out all the great entries at Mojomonday#287


Thursday, 4 April 2013

New Facebook page!

I've finally launched a facebook page linking the blog and etsy shop.
For more informal updates, the lastest news and the occasional give away just head over to facebook and 'like' my page :)
And don't forget you can follow on twitter too.