The Get Creative challenge for this month is to used red and one other colour so I have used a Craft Creations decoupage design to make this birthday card. My photography skills are so bad - the ribbon looks to be really crooked on the picture but it is definitely straight IRL! The banner die is from SU.
Another quick card using a decoupage design from craft Creations. This weeksCrafty Cardmaker's challenge is to 'add some texture' and the Stampavie challenge is 'embossing' so I am entering both of these challenges. The embossing folder used was one that came as a free gift with a magazine, but I cannot remember which one. The 'niece' sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and I used a small SU punch to make the wee flowers in the corner. I am also entering this weeks CCT challenge (florals).
This card was made using the layout on this weeks Mojo Monday challenge. The image is a topper and the stars, 'Happy 4th Birthday' and banner were all die cut. I am also entering the Simon Says challenge (Anything Goes).
This week I have been trying to make cards to stock up the stand in school and the craft shop where I sell them. I have been using toppers to speed things up - and also to use them up before I go and buy more at the NEC in March! However, as we had a few days off for mid-term I decided to take a break and build a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle, so I haven't made nearly enough cards. I have also been knitting a red cardigan but I am unable to show you it, as Whiskers has decided it needs to be guarded with her life! - she was trying to make it into a bed by clawing at it, so I had to put it all inside the stripy bag to keep it safe and now she's sitting on top of it!! Visit the other desks this weekHERE at Julia's blog.
A late visit to WOYWW today with a bit of a mess on my desk. I'm trying to find a more organised way to store my clear and unmounted stamps so that I can find the one I need a bit more quickly. I have decided to stamp them onto a sheet of card, then laminate it, stick on the stamps and put it into a poly pocket in an A4 ring binder. I think it's going to take a lot of time though and I need to build up my stock of cards for sale as the display stand in school is quite empty again. I have just finished some wedding stationery recently and have a few days off now for mid-term break, so hopefully I'll have some time to get caught up. Visit the other work desks at Julia's blog HERE.
On my work desk today I am trying to decorate a hat to match in with a grey and soft blue outfit - so I have added a shimmery ribbon rosette to the centre of the existing flower and put some feathers in at each side. I have stitched them in as best I can and also added a drop or two of Collall glue - but I'm just hoping she doesn't wear it on a windy day in case all the feathers fly away!! I now have little fluffy bits of downy feather all over my craft room - so I think I better do a bit of clearing up before I start anything else! To visit the other desks in our 400th WOYWW, clickHERE for Julia's blog.
I'm a part time teacher, married for over 23 years and Mum to Hannah and Nathan. I dabble in most crafts and have been making cards for about 15 years now. I'm a big fan of Stampin Up, Lili of the Valley and Magnolia products. I also make wedding stationery and sell my cards in a local craft shop to help school funds.