Saturday, 25 October 2008
He wanted something like the pink and chocolate card I made, but obviously suitable for a man.
Just a quick note too: I am running behind on my announcement, but I promise you will find out very shortly. Providing no more dramas here you should know by next week.
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Thank you sooooooooo much Natalie. I LOVE IT ALL! (((BIG HUGS))) I took the liberty of adding a quick watermark to the photos with Natalie's blog details seeing as they are her creations.
My daughter is thrilled with the decoupaged card sent to her too. She wants to have it framed!
Now as if that wasn't already enough, in the parcel was also a couple of UK craft magazines (these issues are not even out in Australia yet!), papers, beads and lots of other gorgeous goodies.
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Here is a card I made using paper sent to me in a RAK from Creations By Copse.
I stamped a flourish from Kaisercraft around the border of the base card and used old paper distress embossing powder so it would match the colour on the patterned paper. I then added the chocolate patterned paper to a square of pearlescent card and glued on some rhinestones using Pritt gel glue.
I have only recently found out about Pritt gel and it is fantastic for adhering very difficult to glue items. I have been using it for a couple of weeks now and I love it. It is suitable for plastic, glass and metal and doesn't go stringy like other glues I have tried.
Anyway, this is just a quick post for today. It is school holidays here at the moment so I will be making my announcement towards the end of next week.
Thursday, 2 October 2008
We have just spent a wonderful weekend away in the country, in a gorgeous little timber cottage right near the river.
I hope you have enjoyed the break from my usual posts and your mini Australian tour!
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
Here is a card I entered in the Wedding anniversary card challenge over on the Crafts Beautiful forum, it is also the card I will be giving my husband for our anniversary. I am a bit late in posting this as I didn't want to risk DH seeing it here, but seeing as he will not have internet access for a short while I thought it should be safe!
There is a bit of a story to making this card that relates to our wedding and honeymoon.
When we got married our colour scheme was mainly cream and gold(invitations) with burgandy(bridesmaids dresses, flowers and cumberbands) and dashes of white(my dress and the cake).
So for the card I decided to go with the same colour scheme. We made our own invitations and heat embossed gold images onto them. So for the card I have stamped floral images onto burgandy card and heat embossed it using gold tinsel embossing powder. I also used a gold leaf pen on all the edges.
When we went on our honeymoon, planted next to the steps was a gorgeous plant called a Wedding Bush.
That is where the cream floral paper and white pearlescent card flowers fit into the story.
We now have a wedding bush planted in our garden, but it wont be flowering for another few weeks yet. Just in time for our anniversary, just like the first time we saw it!