Well I've never been known to be good at resisting the temptation of trying some new craft product, so it's kind of amazing that I've not tried Foamiran before now.. but curiosity got the better of me (meaning I had to order lots of it in nearly every colour!!)
And here are my first attempts! I have to say I like them.. and they can only improve!
I used chalks and Inka Gold to add colour - three are white foamiran and one turquoise. I think the lesson for me is you don't really need it in EVERY colour (if you have enough colouring mediums hiding out in your craft room! LOL!)
I was delighted to have this gorgeous Digi to play with. There was so much detail on the image I decided to keep the rest of my card really simple. I might add flowers to it though. But for now.. here she is!
Why don't you pop on over.. see the DT cards and all the amazing entries, and join in!
So the weather has been bad.. the "Beast from the East" arrived in style and seems to want to hang around with more snow today.
One good thing about weather like this is you can really make the most of family time, keeping warm and cosy doing relaxing things (apart from clearing snow away.. obviously!)
I've been doing a lot of cross stitch recently, and not so much of the paper crafting. And it was tempting with Mothers Day coming up to just nip to the shops. But no.. I stuck with it and tried to find my papercrafting mojo and made this mothers day card...
The papers are from the Watercolour stack by Die Cuts With A View. I had good fun making this one. And used some Inca Gold to add a bit of extra shine to the flower and leaves.
Postman delivered a wee parcel the other day (and hopefully more to come this week).. some gorgeous cotton fabric by the fabulous Kaffe Fassett. The colours are amazing and the patterns so bold. Not sure what to make.. I really do need to change some of the cushion covers so maybe that could be my next project!
I need to find my card making inspiration again. I've been busy doing other projects. I've also been busy preparing projects for a craft retreat in March - a group of us going away to a lovely cottage in beautiful countryside to spend the weekend relaxing, crafting and generally having some quality friends time!
One thing I have been (fairly) good at so far this year is keeping the crafty spending down to a minimum (apart from a few cross stitch kits!). So at least that's one "resolution" that I'm keeping to!
Looks like the weather forecast for this week is going to be cold and more snow. This pic was taken when we had snow earlier in the year..
It's challenge time again at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! Once again we have amazing sponsorship and I'm lucky enough to be using products from The Paper Shelter. Take a few moments to pop over and see what a wonderful range of products are on offer!
Here's my card for this challenge, I've gone with an easel for a change! I hope you like it!
Welcome to 2018! It's been a busy time so far so just trying to get back into a routine before heading back to work next week (it's been a lovely long break!).
No resolutions from me other than to try and use time more productively! Including preparing for birthdays and occasions in advance. So I thought I would start with a birthday card which will be needed for February. I used one of the new sets from the Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer Occasions catalogue (full of lovely goodies!). This set is called Bird Banter. Great fun to colour and some lovely greetings too.
I had the choice of a digi image from Crafty Girl Creations and I choose Ornaments 2. I choose it because I thought it would be great to colour - which it would. Then when I printed it I had a completely different idea. The detail on the image is so gorgeous I decided that I would run it through my Minc with some gold foil and the result.. well, I love it. It's so Chrismassy! The shine of the foiling is lovely!
So here is my DT card for our Anything Goes challenge #70. Why not pop over to LPOCF and join in!
Here we are mid way through the week! And I'm playing with the cute little Santa stamp from Stampingbella . He's from the Littles Christmas Collection. Great fun to colour! He also comes with a matching die although I've not used it on this card.
Coloured with a mix of Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and Stampin' blends.
I've made quite a few 14cm x 14cm cards recently which has left me with the waste from A4 kraft cardstock. It's way to good to throw away but if I keep all the scraps then the chances of finding the craft room floor (still missing by the way!) reduce even further! So I decided to cut a couple of the strips into 2" pieces. I used my corner chomper and one of the Stampin' Up! tag punches to make the scraps into little tags. Perfect for Christmas! In the interests of keeping it simple I used the Merry Patterns stamp set from Stampin' Up! and stamped the reindeer with Early Espresso. I used the Tim Holtz stamping platform to get a perfectly placed image every time.
Then finished off with some ribbons.
Pleased with myself that these didn't end up in the bin!
Hello! Brrr, it's a chilly day here in central Scotland. Nice to get the advantage of the lighter mornings though - although that means it will be dark by 5.30ish.
I'm pleased with myself today - I've finished a project I started a few weeks back. An advent calendar. Mad with 25 little boxes cut using the Lawn Fawn Tiny Gift Box die. This was really good fun to make, and so easy (if not a little repetitive! LOL)
Not the best pic as I couldn't get the lighting right, but you get the idea!
Have way through the week! And it's been a busy one! Back to work and catching up on email etc!
What better way to relax on a Wednesday evening than a little bit of watercolouring! This was just a mish mash of colours to see what would happen! Loved doing the text though - love how the black stands out so well!
It's raining.. and it's "wet" rain. You know, the small rain that soaks you in seconds!? So what better to do after going out for a lovely family lunch than to keep going with the Christmas card prep!
I think this stamp set may make it in to my top ten fav sets ever - Santa's Suit from Stampin' Up! These gorgeous little images cut so well with the matching Framelits. This card was so fun and easy to make. I used my new Stampin' Blends (Cherry Cobbler) to colour. They blend so easily.
I think I might make more of these cards!
Whatever you are doing, I hope you're having a good Monday!
Spending Sunday afternoon in the craft room. Why is it when you have the time to do something you end up procrastinating? I'm trying my best not to! It's been a lovely week. We've all been on holiday so have spent the week in a bit of luxury at a cottage in the Angus Glens. Gorgeous surroundings and perfect peace and quiet!
And no trip to the Glens would be complete without a toffee coo!
So far today I've been using up some scraps of paper and made this. Nothing fancy. Need to go in search of my mojo now..
Well, it's never too early! And with so many good friends and family to consider there are lots of cards to be made! I always count myself so lucky at this time of year to have so many lovely people in my life.. and what better way to say how valued they are than to make a handmade Christmas card.
Here's my starter for ten!
This is just a selection of the 25 (or so) cards I've made so far. I think that means I'm a third of the way there!
Well I can't believe we're at the end of the first week in October already! Just about to come in to birthday time in our family, then Christmas, so now I really need to get my thinking cap on about what to get for people! Always a challenge!
And we have a new addition in the family to buy for (luckily I don't think she will be too fussy!)
This is Piper and she's nearly 15 weeks old. She's so well behaved, she's settling in so well!
I've been trying to cut back on the crafty spends (partly because I'm not doing a lot of crafting!) but needless to say, I'm not doing too well. I had (had!) to have some new ink pads so I decided to get some of the little Hero Arts cubes..
They are lovely to work with - the colours are rich, they stamp perfectly, the only challenge I have is to find somewhere to keep them (too much stuff!)
Now I really need to get on and finish an anniversary card I'm in the process of making.
When I get this finished I can get on and play with my new toy - a complete set of the new Stampin' Blends from Stampin' Up! and the Climbing Orchid stamps and dies.
Hello! Another month just disappears! I've had little or no crafty time recently. Not complaining, just had a busy time of it! And as a result I think my mojo has gone into hibernation! I've not really even been in the mood to shop! (arrgh!) although, that's probably a good thing! Need to concentrate on reducing the content of the craft room - not add to it!
I should probably also start thinking about Christmas cards!
Hello from Scotland. Thank you for you for visiting my blog! I'm Tracy, I live in Bathgate, Scotland, with my husband, gorgeous daughter, three very spoiled and lazy cats, and one puppy. I love to craft, I've been hooked for about fourteen years or so now and my main passion is anything paper.. cards, scrabooking, etc.. I also love to make jewellery, do some wet and dry felting, knitting, cross stitch, soap, perfume and candle making, play with fimo and art clay.. and generally have fun!