Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Crafter's Companion #4

On the Crafter's Companion challenge blog this week Christine has provided the sketch which also asks for brads and some ribbon. I've used an image from Popcorn Floral cd again simply cut out and mounted up onto pale green card.
The card is ready embossed from DCWV and i've just edged it with purple ink as I have with the 2 backing pieces. I've used my still favourite combination of purple and green, with a touch of white and lemon in the flower and glittered brad. Purple brads are on the corners of the image topper and a silver greetings peel-off.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009


I've just printed out a few photos of Faith's baking session back in April to put in her scrapbook of things she does while she is with us.

I don't proclaim to be a 'scrapbooker' as many crafters would see it but it's my way of keeping together a few memories for Faith of when she is staying with us. She loves looking at her 'princess book' as she calls it.
I think these are my favourite pages.

Don't you just love the pout on this one though! It had to be saved for her to look back on.
She was a devil for finding and using lipstick when she was smaller - even Grandad got covered on one occasion.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Wedding wishes

For this I used a combination of stamping and printed images both on pearlescent paper.
The A5 card is cream pearlescent and has silver mirror board layered onto it. The backer is from the Artylicious filigree Cd by Elusive Images. I shrunk it down to an A5 size.
The stamped hearts and sentiment are from the same people, from their With Love set of unmounted stamps.
They are stamped in pearl grey ink by Colour Box. Tiny beads in grey and pale pink have been attached to each heart.
Not a great photo for this one which is a pity as the pearlescent paper is really lovely in real life.
I've just re-placed this with what appears to be a slightly better image.

New Home Bear

This card is made entirely from the Popcorn Bear Floral Cd by Crafter's Companion. Popcorn looking through the window seemed appropriate for a new home card.

The backer is printed on ordinary copier paper while the twisted pyrimage is printed on cream pearlescent paper to give a lovely soft sheen to the image. Its 6 layers are mounted up on foam tape so luckily it doesn't have to go through the post. All mounted onto an A5 hammered cream card.

Again re-placed by a slightly better image which does at least show the sheen of the pearescent paper a little.