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Sunday, 20 October 2013

Taking to the high seas....

A friend asked me to make a birthday card for her Dad. He is going to be 80 in December and used to be in the Navy.

I don't have any stamps with ships on however, I do have the beautiful union jack stamp from Indigoblu.

I used a white a5 card blank, I matted and layered using a blue base, with the edges dipped into the shiny Sheffield steel gilding flakes. next I used red card to mount the flag stamped image and 3 white pieces of card to make up the naval flag design.

I stamped the image using flitter glue and covered it in Sheffield steel gilding flakes.
to fill in the blank gaps I blended distress inks faded jeans and fired brick. the flag across the front of the card was made with white card inked around the edges with distress ink tea dye. The greeting was typed on my PC.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Matchbox advent calendar

This afternoon I took some pictures of the advent calendar I have made for my fairy godmother.
Unfortunately I don't have pictures along the way, just the finished article.

I bought a pack of 100 match boxes from Costco and painted them using Indigoblu acrylic paints.
The stamp at the top of the advent calendar is Indigoblu and flaked using their Morris dance gilding flakes. The small snowflake stamp is Crafters companion, from the winters tale collection. I coloured the small flakes with Cosmic shimmer mica powders.
The large dangling snowflake was made with a spellbinders die and an odd bit of glitter card stock.
The draw handles were made by sticking plastic bicone beads with silicone glue.
To add the numbers I will handwrite on each drawer.
Its not perfect but I will have great fun finding small bits and bobs to fill it and I am hopeful that my fairy godmother will have great fun counting down to Christmas.
Til next time.....

Here goes........

So I decided to start a blog.

Hopefully there will be plenty of pictures to come, documenting my creative streak.

I have been crafting a few years now. Card making was my first venture and I am moving quite quickly into other things.

Stamping will always be my true love however I am enjoying putting my stamps onto things other than cards.

This is me and my beloved on our wedding day 25/3/13