Wednesday, 26 October 2016
|St Nicks Patterns and Plains.. from Graphic 45.|
|Purchase these papers from WWW. Handyhippo.co.uk|
When making for a particular someone ... it is good to have some basic knowledge about them . Favourite colour, the occasion you are making for , the shape of the card you intend to make . This information is the very foundation of the card . From the moment these things are in mind , making up the card becomes a personalised gift. Whether to deliver by hand or send through the post also impacts greatly on what the design of the card consists of . There are no hard and fast rules . Each card is unique , conceived and built by you. Enjoying the whole process is translated in the final look of the card . There aren't many people who do not appreciate a hand made creation. Enjoy your work, have fun and be proud of each project.
Happy Crafting .
Thursday, 20 October 2016
|This is the full bauble.|
The Pattern I used , I purchased at GJBeads .
St. Erth . Cornwall. U.K .
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
|Tsunami Rose Designs Add caption|
This Junk Journal was made up using plain Craft coloured card
The pictures above are snippets from my first "Full " sized Junk Journal. Only one signature which I sewed down through the middle three times with my sewing machine. This was done after I had placed all my main pages and Doiley's where I wanted them. I then used a lace trim to hide the formation of the spine .
I had been wanting to make Junk Journal for some time . Having been greatly inspired by Zebytygl, , Tattered Rose, Yvonne Preston and of Course Tsunami Rose ..Also known as Daisy Collins A Designer of many Digi kits and ephemera in her own right Go visit her store http://www.etsy.com/shop/TsunamiRose ... its great . The selection available to purchase is outstanding . and her blog spot http://tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.com/ For huge inspiration.
I am very pleased with how this Junk Journal turned out . The kit made it super easy to make up. Everything is beautifully co-ordinated . It prints out very well... if you would like to see the Journal in greater detail , then please click the You-tube link above which will take you directly to my channel.
I hope this blog has , in some way , whet your apetite for Junk Journaling . It is a great way to craft and make lovely gifts for friends and family .
Happy Crafting .
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Sorry for the lack of posts ...... things have been a little busy in my world .....not complaining you understand ...life is just like that some times ...as we all know .
Above are some simple but elegant cards that I made using a Design Team package from HANDY HIPPO. I have done design team work for a good while now . There is no financial reward .... just the pleasure of promoting goods sold by Handy Hippo. The "GO TO" craft shop in my mind.
They have an amazing selection of craft goods from many of the Top ranking companies .. at great prices .
Postage is good, special offers come up very very regularly, fast and speedy turn around on orders which cant be bad All the Crafter's I know love a bargain, so do check it out ! . :)
The cards above are "Occasion cards" . Everyone needs a little stash of cards like this for last minute events that perhaps have been put on the to do list and then over looked. Or indeed forthcoming celebrations of family and friends . I must confess to being a bit of a last minute wonder more often than not these days .
Working on the "Less is More " principle and indeed letting Design papers speak out and do their work the cards are quite minimal.... I adore Graphic 45 which is what the colourful papers are . From "St. Nick "..this years Christmas pad ....a must have. I very often use mirror board when card making . Not only does it make paper and embellishments pop it also adds a touch of Luxury to the over all look of the finished card.
Matting and layering a technique whereby, card or papers are layered with a small border between each layer is a great way to make cards look interesting and of great quality . The border is usually 1/8th of an inch wide ... but obviously it is down to individual choice and materials used .
There are no "HARD and FAST " rules in card making . No right or wrong .... individual perception is everything . A well thought out card is a winner every time . In my opinion ....as long as you love what you are doing...... it shows in your work and is appreciated .
As always the link to my You-tube channel is in the top right corner ... seeing the cards in more detail is available there .
Happy Crafting .