I am such a bad blogger at the moment, I was intending to come back quickly after my last post, but moved on and didn't upload anymore pics.
Have had the most terrible week at work and found some release in the evenings by making a couple of cards in the evenings, one of which took me two nights, I'll show you them first:
This one is not my own design, I found it on Clare Curds craft blog, I have not used these signature range stamps much, and I did make a promise to myself to use all of the tings I have tucked away in drawers etc that rarely come out (or have never been used!!).
When I saw this card on the blog I loved it so I decided to recreate it (with very few changes so I guess it blatant plagiarism!!). It took two evenings to complete, it's fiddly stamping, colouring and cutting everything lol!!
Thanks to Clare and her design team for the inspiration for this one!
I have been very impatiently awaiting my order from Sizzix which I placed in their most recent sale. Nightmare!!! I got 9 of the 18 items I ordered, none of the Hello Kitty dies which I really wanted and am very disappointed with the whole thing. But nothing I can do to change that now. One of the dies I got I was very keen to use quickly! I love owls and this little beauty is, I think lovely. The dies arrived yesterday and I made this one last night:
This is a large card 7.5" x 7.5", backing paper is my minds eye, Bloom and Grow. Sizzix leaves, and nesties scalloped and plain circles all cut with cuttlebug. Large flower cut from another piece of paper from the bloom and grow range attached to card with a fabric covered brad which matches the paper. I cut the owl from white card and coloured him with pro-markers, I wanted more of a textured look than you get with coloured card.
Now that I have taken this pic and uploaded it, I may add some more to this card. Possibly something missing?
Below are two cards which I made at the weekend and should have uploaded before now. Again using some of the stash I never get to.
They are both using brown and gold card from my stash, this one uses some stamps which have never seen ink before, I stamped onto the gold for the background, and stamped the squiggle flower on the gold 3 times, cut out all three slightly differently and layered them to make the large flower.
This one uses my Clare Curd signature stamps again, and the x-cut butterfly punch (which I had to have a while back but have never used before!!)
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may wish to leave me on any of these cards. I am off now to make a male 30th birthday card, for which I have very little inspiration or enthusiasm!! I don't like doing men's cards much! Will show you what I come up with lol