Monday, 15 April 2013

Just Gorjuss!

Hi everyone,

I have a couple of big Craft Fairs coming up at the end of the month, one at Highbury Hall in Birmingham and one at Gainsborough House Hotel in Kidderminster so I am now bus preparing and making more cards!

This weekend I decided to make some more 'Gorjuss' cards - I LOVE using this collection and so far this year they have been very popular at Craft Fairs!

I am currently using some new A5 Landscape cards, on both of these new makes I have used them the other way so that they are tall  cards.  Here they are...

I used this topper and paper from one of the smaller decoupage packs.  The topper I made in the Digital Designer and to embellish the card I have used some card candi, flat back pearls and some bakers twine.

Out of the two I think this last one is my favourite.  I have recently purchased this new 'weed' die and think it works really weel.  To further embellish the card I have used more card candi, flat back pearls and bakers twine.

I hope you like my new cards, thanks for stopping by :)


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Another new Critter...

Hi everyone :)

Today, I have again been playing with my mini cricut and new cartridges!  As I am fish mad - I have a tropical fish tank and just love it (as I have some very special fish in there), I decided today I wanted to make some 'Under the Sea' themed cards!  As it happens, I only managed to make one, but never the less, I am still quite proud of it!

It is quite a fun and quirky card, quite suitable for children.  This is a 5x7 card so I cut everything out at 3.5 / 4 inches and as you can see I have used my Big Shot and different embossing folders to add a bit of texture and more 'quirkiness' to the card.  If you look at the picture below I have done some close ups so the embossing can be seen a bit better.

Well I hope you like my new creation.  I have really enjoyed getting on with my new machine and cartridges and can't wait to make more with my Create a Critter and Create a Critter 2 cartridges - it's just soooo many ideas I just don't know where to start!  Anyway, I will stop rambling for now!

Happy crafting,

Saturday, 6 April 2013

I am back..... with some new cards!

Hi everyone,

I really cant not believe how long it has been since I last posted!!  With recent craft fairs and other things going on I have neglected my blog - but I am now back!!

I have also finally got around to making some cards with my Mini Cricut!  I LOVE them (now I have the hang of it) and think they make really great childrens cards!

Here are the two I have made so far...
This first one I have tried to make a little scene, I used blue intense glitter paper for the water, green ribbon for some grass and then some blue dotty paper as you can see.  I cut the frog and then put him through my Big Shot (the poor thing!) so now he is all bumpy!  I also used textured white card for the cloud so that has a nice feel to it as well.

This second card I used papers from the Me To You Valentines paper pack, and also cut a little branch for the Owl to sit on!

For both of these cards I used the Create a Critter 2 Cartridge - I love them and can't wait to make some more!

I would love to hear what you all think.

Happy crafting,

p.s - I have updated my craft fair pics tab at the top of my blog if you want to see my recent stalls :)