Our village church in the mist

Our village church in the mist

Friday, 30 January 2015

Origami anyone ?!

I entered a competition recently to make a card that included something using the paper folding technique of Origami.  Years ago when I was a youngster someone bought me some paper and an instruction book, but I didn't get very far with it.  I've never bothered with it since, but thought I'd have a go this time, and, after finding a Youtube video I managed to fold a cat, and made this card using my third attempt.  I made it into a little "homage" to one of my favourite songs "Love Cats" by The Cure. 

Challenge winner

I made this to welcome Carley Duff back to our TV screens in November 2014 (albeit briefly), and I won a prize !

I used Creata backing paper, half a doiley, a Joy stamp, coloured in with Whisper pens and wound a couple of roses from Wild Orchid Crafts around a handwritten circular sentiment.


Family birthdays

Here are a couple of cards made for two of my husband's grand-daughters.

The first one was made using holographic card, backing paper from one of the Tattered Lace magazines and a Spellbinder die.  The little cat is a watermark designed for me by Gill McCall, I keep forgetting to use it ! (Sorry Gill !)


The second one was made using one of the many Hunkydory kits I have in my stash.

January chills

We've had two or three light snow showers here in North Norfolk, so have got off lightly compared to some.  It's very cold, but that's only to be expected really isn't it ? !  I thought I'd just upload a few Christmas cards I made, I don't like making Christmas ones, but forced myself last month, so before moving on into the year, here are some of my efforts.  I won't bore you with them all !

The first two were made using stamps from Little Claire, Tattered Lace dies, Creata mirror card and a few others bits and bobs.  The kraft cards were bought from a Lynda Chapman show on Create and Craft.



The next three cards were made from card kits that have been on my shelf for ages, cheating  a bit I suppose, but best to use them up and save some pennies !



Thursday, 1 January 2015

Sisters of Craft "Anything Goes" January Challenge

So !  Here we are at the start of a brand new year, Happy New Year to all who visit my blog, let's hope it's a good one for us all.

Here is my project for the above challenge, using a design by Karleigh Sue....




Do come and join in with the challenge, it's good fun and we love to see your creations !  Here's the link to the blog  http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/


 
Items Used
 
Creata backing paper
Gold mirror card
Creata corner embellishments
Sparkly ribbon
Pink Paislee rosette
Promarkers
Glamour dust
 

The view from our field

The view from our field

Decoupage Delights

Decoupage Delights

Moonflower

Moonflower

Faery Ink

Faery Ink

Lunagirl

Lunagirl

Digital Scrapworld

Digital Scrapworld

Nikki Burnette

Nikki Burnette

Lemon Shortbread

Lemon Shortbread

Julia Spiri Designs

Julia Spiri Designs

Paper Nest Dolls

Paper Nest Dolls

Polkadoodles

Polkadoodles

Sweet pea Designs

Sweet pea Designs

The East Wind

The East Wind

Lacy Sunshine

Lacy Sunshine

Art by Miran

Art by Miran

The Paper Shelter

The Paper Shelter

Toni Arthur logo

Toni Arthur logo

Monogram

Monogram

Tribe quote

Tribe quote

Vince

Vince

Great Challenges to be found here !

Great Challenges to be found here !

Shades

Shades

Awarded this for my Sewing Machine card

Awarded this for my Sewing Machine card

Lazy

Lazy

Ditzie Designs logo

Ditzie Designs  logo

KKK Christmas decoration badge

KKK Christmas decoration badge

My challenge entry got Top Pick rating !

My challenge entry got Top Pick rating !

Trimmies Rule !

My card featured on Little Claires Blog

My card featured on Little Claires Blog
Mr Darcys Christmas Post !

Another card featured on Little Claire's Blog

Another card featured on Little Claire's Blog
Embossed and distressed !

Used Lili of the Valley image sheet for this one

Used Lili of the Valley image sheet for this one
One for the cattery

More cute kitties

More cute kitties

Non-pyramage pyramage !

Non-pyramage pyramage !
What a cutie this little chap is !

Patchwork Kingdom rocker card

Patchwork Kingdom  rocker card
Made for Mollie on her first day at secondary school

My first shaker card

My first shaker card

A little book I made at a workshop !

A little book I made at a workshop !

Adjustable photo frames

Adjustable photo frames
Made using one sheet of 12 x 12 paper, some brads and a piece of ribbon