Monday 28 November 2011

'Days 'Til Christmas'

The Days 'Til canvas ( 12 x 12) was put together using a Tando chipboard kit with a few additions from me,including the board, paper and letters etc - I think I enjoyed making it even tho'I felt covered in paint,glue and glitter - I much prefer 'dry crafting' even so I love the canvas and it is in the shop as a sample as is the little Edwardian (or Victorian) boot, this was less messy to work on as I used a suede type adhesive paper and only painted the toe and heel.

Thursday 24 November 2011

Kraft core.

These cards I made as samples for my friend Barry's shop to show case the coredinations card, the two colours that I used have a Kraft card core, the brown just had to be made up into a mild steampunk /vintage style and the pink a more feminine card, I'm afraid I rushed the photo's so they aren't too good. The shop in Newbold Verdon, about twelve miles from Leicester, will open next thursday so we are all getting excited waiting for the big day and seeing the shop fill up with lovely stock!!!
The 'card' with the bicycle and watch on is actually an ATC I made to use up scraps, unfortunately it looks the same size as the cards but is actually 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.

Sunday 20 November 2011

Back to Vintage

I felt the need to get a bit grungy in the vintage style and this card was the result, I stamped, punched and used the cricut then added lace and and a 'hat pin' embellishment. Thankfully I've finished my christmas cards (I think) so can do other things without feeling guilty.

Thursday 17 November 2011

Same stamp, same colours!!

Still making the odd christmas card in between samples and this is the latest, making sure I get use of this stamp this year, often we buy a stamp and use it once then put it away to forget for a good while. I was thinking what flowers to embelish with when I spotted these wooden flowers that I hadn't used so I glittered one and was pleased with the result.

Sunday 13 November 2011

Christmas tag

The latest Art n Soul challenge is for a bookmark to be accompanied by a christmas tag - here is my tag - the book mark is made but 'misplaced' at the moment, if it stays 'misplaced' I may have to make another!!! so fingers crossed I find it, that must tell you the state of my craft room!! I have used a fabric printed image that i've used many times over the last few years because it is a favourite.

Tuesday 8 November 2011

Calender Cards

I'm still making samples for the shop and the odd christmas card so nothing much to share at the moment, the cards I'm posting are ones I made some weeks ago when I got the idea of making a calender card - I think they came out ok and are workable, I want to try again and add a vintage or even 'grunge' touch to one.

Thursday 3 November 2011


These are two boxes that I decorated for Barry to use as samples in his Craft shop (which will hopefully open towards the end of the month), the boxes are made from a Sissix die and I used punches for the flowers, I think the white one would make a lovely wedding gift box.