Sunday, 18 December 2011

Eureka!

Morning Peeps

So guess who took the wrong pills at bed time and has been up all night jittering (Kath has her hand up)

Anyway ....boredom.... then craftiness kicked in ........went and had a hop around..... popped over to Sue Wilsons Blog and then had my Eureka moment !

So your turn ...hands up who saves all their bits of  'holes' when they die-cut..... as we all know we will use them for stencilling or something eventually ha ha !

So out came the box and I've made the below with scraps of card/paper and 'holes' . Thank you Sue!

Another tip while I'm on a roll, two black card stocks slightly off shade from each other ....quick rub over with Black Soot DI and no one will notice ....or am I too fussy ha ha

This is a definite Sue style card















One Labels 16 hole, a piece of Papermania mono paper, a Crealies flower die and foliage die, a CB sentiment stamp and some gems and Ta Dah

This is more my usually shabby style

A bit of core'dinations card, a hole from Iron work motifs, a circle hole, another Crealies flower cut from TH glassine paper, a brass button and four brads.

Right I'm off for warm milk and honey and hopefully a nap x

Be good
Kath x

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Hubbys christmas card .... finally

Hi Peeps

Is it just me who struggles with men's cards? Steve is hard work as he doesn't do footy or golf or the such and I don't think a card featuring beer and pies would really get the Christmas sentiment across ha ha

So with a little help from Tim Holtz I managed the card below .....finally !

. Just a quick description .... all text was done on serif  with free fonts I have found. Main back ground is core'dinations card, music paper is from my stash from a pack last yr, leaves are a mix of stamped and cut out or die cuts from TH with a pine cone. Main Santa stamp was stamped, embossed on parchment and white highlighted with picket fence distress stains, frame from some card packaging painted with distressed crackle tarnished brass and a bit of walnut DI once dry.
Hope you all have a fabby Christmas
Be good
Kath x