Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Winnie in Wonderland AGAIN!

A couple of days ago I shared with you some images of a new card I have tried by using a die to cut an aperture out of a gatefold and then decorated using Polkadoodles' Winnie in Wonderland Digi kit. I was so happy with it that I tried it again using the Mad Hatter image. I have a craft group on Saturday and guess what we will be trying!!!

I have continued my obsession with foliage behind flowers and images!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

And another!

Another acetate card using the same style and layout but changing the colour and paper (Lily of the Valley). Won't bore you with details as pretty much spoken plenty about it in my previous posts!

Monday, 29 August 2016

Winnie in Wonderland

So the Polkadoodles Challenge is to use the letter F. I recently bought the Winnie in Wonderland set as I liked the Queen of Hearts digi but ended up getting the entire kit! So I have used a new style for me and used my nestabilities in a different way to make a Framed gatefold card! I added a Flower. Also, my new thing at the moment is Foliage thanks to my new Creative Expression dies. I could have gone further and added the Flamingo image from the kit but I managed to hold back!


Well I did warn you yesterday that I was thinking of another colour scheme for the card and here it is. Want to know a secret?

It was supposed to be a brown card base with Kraft mats and layers with the papers but I cut it all out the base the wrong way around. I think it might have been my brain saying that this way would be better...

As I said yesterday, I wasn't happy with the sides. I much prefer this way and using the patterned paper to mask the join. The Kraft poinsettia is so different but I like it!

I'm currently working on version three! Hope you don't get too bored!

Sunday, 28 August 2016


A couple of days ago, I went to watch a demo - been so long! I was lucky enough to watch Tracey show us her skills. She made a Christmas card using the Snowflake border die and acetate. Well I don't own that die but wanted to try it out so used my Australia Border die instead! So I made a card blank and had no idea where to go next!

So I added some foliage and a poinsettia and a strip of navy to hide the join as I didn't like it visible. Stuck it down but then realised I didn't like the strip (will think of another way next time!) but by now it was too late...

I carried on and decorated the inside and ended up with a not to Christmassy Christmas card. I do like the acetate look and never really used it much before. I will be again though!!! Already thinking of reworking this slightly and alternating the colour scheme. Must go and work on the next version.

I'm back!

Wow, has it really been that long?
Teaching has kept me busy and crafting had taken a back seat for a LONG time but finally wanting to get back into it. I blame Sue Wilson and her dies. So whilst I have been away, I have created a few items which I will share with you. Looking back on some of the previous ones, the look a bit basic and I see how I am progressing - be kind!

The first card I'm sharing with you is a 21st I made for my cousin. I wanted to try and use the striplet die to create a background using double sided sheet and glitter. I tried and tried and tried and this was the fifth attempt! It kept on coming out wrong and offset. Why is that? Little did I know that the die isn't exactly symmetrical and that the top and bottom segments aren't equal so I must have been flipping the die!!! I didn't have time for fussy flowers (and she isn't into fussy flowers anyway) so I decided to really break the mold and use the Poinsettia dies!!! 

Well off I pop as I am working on something right now, keep an eye out for another update soon...