Saturday, 28 January 2012

Funky foam die cut

I can't help myself. I found some funky foam festering in the drawer and had to see if it can be die cut. YES it can be cut with the wafer thin dies. Once I'm finished sorting I NEED to make some funky foam flowers :)

card and clearout

Well what a strange start to 2012.
First up here is hello cupcake coloured with Speccies, matted onto nitwit cherry blossom papers.
 Here is a close up of the rose with is a die from marianne designs. I cut the parts out of plain white paper, and coloured it with distress ink and used gold acrylic paint on the edges of the rose and the papers.

Onto the 'strange' part... I've been made redundant :(
The company where I've worked for the last 16 years has gone into administration (and has now closed) making almost 100 staff redundant. Sooooo while I'm at home I decided to have a massive clear out/up of all of my craft stuff! Now bear in mind that about 17 years ago I started doing salt dough, plaster moulds, stencilling and folk art/decorative painting, and being a typical crafter never throwing anything away, I now have loads of stuff.
I'm trying to go through and decide if I will possibly use things again, and completely reorganise to get similar things together (I have dies and embossing folders in about 3 places as the thick dies don't fit into a photo album with the thin ones)
Problem being, anyone who knows me will know how easily distracted I am, so as I open each box/draw and find something I'd forgotten, I have to have a play :) for example I've just found some lovely 3 part flower stencils, and have just made a lovely topper ready to go on a card, and earlier I came across some fiskars texture plates which I bought years ago but put away because you had to emboss it all by hand and it took ages, well a quick google search later and you can run them through a big shot, and of course I had to try and they work fantastically, now I need to find a way to store them with my embossing folders!!
Here are a couple of (bad) photos of the task ahead, it might take me quite a while :)

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Last and first

These are the last card of 2011 and the first of 2012.
The first here is an image by Lili of the valley coloured with speccies, a spellbinders die for the frame and a marrianne die for the 'bullrushes' with added flock for effect.
This card is made from 'the big one' dvd.
I really enjoyed putting this together - and not a stamp in sight!