Another simple make from me, I made this one for my BIL's birthday today. I seem to be using this embossing folder lots at the mo.
I love the look of those ??? Fake brads???? That crafters are using lots at the mo, unfortunately I haven't got any of those but rooting around in the drawer I found some puffy stickers, nothing in suitable colours but I soon fixed that with a bronze metallic Sharpie.
I've been having a major up load of my cards and thought I'd take some time out to share this simple make. The Kraft corners are actually self adhesive photo corners from Paperchase, I just had to have them lol!
I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
to take part in a blog hop with a difference, it's all about us crafters getting to know one another, giving a little insight into what makes us tick and showing you around a few of our friends spaces.
I got to know Chris when we both attended the same Scrapbooking group a few years back. Chris has amazing talent in the scrapbooking department, I however used to sit and chat and sing, not much crafting was ever done by me!
So here goes, a bit about me and a few photos to help explain. I'm hoping that I don't bore you too much!
Q 1. What am I working on at the moment?
At the moment I am doing my best to work through the bits that are cluttering up my work bench.
When LCI had the Eunice and Ramsey release a while back, I somehow managed to print out several pages of the lovely "Ewe and Me" digi by mistake so they have been turning up not only together but also seperately on my cards lately. Here's a couple I made the other day!
I do rather love Eunice and Ramsey! it's a good job as I've still one page of them printed still to use!
Q 2. How does my work differ from others?
I don't really know, you tell me lol! I know I like a clean look. Saying that I love what others do, for instance, I love how some crafters are able to put lots of elements on their cards and make them look amazing, this is something that I struggle with so I've just stopped beating myself up about it and have found a clean style that works for me.
I do like to create some interest with my
trusty pattern makers tool!
I always resort to using it instead of a sewing machine, sometimes with a pen, it's easy to squiggle some stray threads lol!
I've also got a bit of a thing for bunting, not the kind that requires a die but one that I've developed myself that involves hand cut triangles, inky stitching and rather more baker's twine than is probably necessary.
Oh, and tiny tags, tiny tags are a must have in my world. Hand cut generally!
Q 3. Why do I craft?
That's easy, if I didn't craft I wouldn't be me! I'm the person that at the bottom of my bag has a box with needles and thread, a crochet hook, a packet of Sharpies, odd bits of ribbon and buttons and a phone full of photos that anyone would think belonged to a mad woman, snaps of odd things to inspire me to create at a later date.
I'm lucky enough to work with pre-schoolers and share my love of craft with them which would also explain away the two potatoes and bag of wine corks that are at the bottom of my bag. (We did printing a few weeks back)
Q 4. How does my creative process work?
I have no idea, I can go to bed thinking about something I want to create, spend the whole night tossing and turning, making it and remaking it in my head then in the morning I can wake with a completely new idea and go with that.
If I'm struggling, I like a wander around Pinterest, not to lift ideas but to find that spark to set my creative juices flowing again!
Well, are you still awake?
If there's anything else you'd like to know, feel free to ask!
Please take the time to visit my friends and next Monday, they will be sharing their crafting secrets and friends
with the rest of us too.
The Crafty friends I nominate to join in with the hop are:-
Sally does amazing colouring and is always willing to share tips and advice, she's brilliant at CAS and has also started blogging another of my loves, crochet. Last but by no means least is my lovely friend "Nancy from The Fibre Bubble" Now what can I say about Nancy, she has an amazing way with words. I found her purely by accident many moons ago, her talent for writing just draws you in, in fact the very first post of hers I read was an amazing tale about her dear mum and her hanging basket tomato plants, I clicked on "become a follower" even before I'd seen any of her wonderful card making, she writes the sort of posts that have me openly laughing aloud!
Unusually for me I used heat embossing on both cards, clear on black Versafine ink for the first, I then coloured it simply using pink and blue Copics, flicking the colours over each other to add a purplish shade in places. I sponged on a little distress ink to the background and sprinkled Glamour dust onto dots of liquid pearls. I set the image behind a raised aperture with inky stitching giving additional interest.
The second butterfly was stamped onto vellum and embossed with white foam embossing powder over clear Versamark ink. I sponged pink ink onto the reverse after fussy cutting it out. Glossy Accents was added to the body. I used up some die cut remnants for the rest of the card, adding Glamour Dust to the raised, part circular frame.
I'm using this card for the following challenges:-