Monday, 16 September 2013

Crafty day - 8 cards!

Over the summer, my papercrafting friends and I had one of our crafty get togethers. We spent a day crafting at Sue's - she has a lovely big kitchen table (which is very handy for the tea and cakes she supplies us with!). We each design 2 cards and demo them to the others, and provide the materials for the others to make the cards.  So at the end of the day, we come away with lots of ideas and 6 cards designed by the others, but made by us. Always such a lovely day, and I'm looking forwards to the next one in early October :)

So here are the cards :-

Mine first.......

Ros designed the next 2 - she does a lot of sewing especially quilting, so her cards reflect this.....

Next are Sue's 2 cards ........

And finally Cheryl's cards......

Everyone's style is completely different, which is why these days are so good - I've got more interested in using materials and beads, and get a bit more adventurous in my card making.

Pam x

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

House mouse

I love House Mouse - and it had been ages since I had made a House Mouse card. So, here's one I have made for my niece's birthday. I used the Feathered Friends rubber stamps (fab quality which give amazing detail) and stamped using black Memento. I coloured with Promarkers - sandstone and blush for Mr mouse, and lavender, blossom, cool grey 1 and peony for the rest. And some stickles to add dimension and sparkle to the soap bubbles.
As always, apologies for the poor quality photos - had to use my iPhone again. Not sure why a pinkish area appeared behind mouse's head - it's on white card!

Monday, 2 September 2013


Blogger still continues to puzzle and confuse me!  I have been trying for AGES to get back on here and had just about given up hope, when a fellow blogger explained how I could retrieve my account and ta-da!  I'm back!

Where to start.....

Well, here's a card I made for a friend's birthday using my current favourite stamps from Indy Doodles.  I printed the background using a silicone stamp with distress ink, and all the other bits and bobs were made from stamps in the same set. I'd posted it on Facebook, and a friend's husband asked me to make one for his wife's birthday in her favourite colour lilac. Happy to do so!

I love Inky Doodles stamps - they are great quality, and I've found the 'stitching' stamp really useful to edge cards. And of course, some organza ribbon finishes things off nicely.
I hope I find my way back in here this week - lots more to share :)

Pam x