Card making, greeting cards, handmade cards, Papercrafting

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolour paints

I’ve been playing with my new watercolours today. I saw them on a jennifermcguireink video and she recommended them. They are by Kuretake Gansai Tambi Japanese Watercolour Paints (36 Colour Set) which I bought on Amazon and arrived today. Not brilliant photos but I couldn’t wait to share. I will post the finished cards when they are done. The paints are beautiful and so easy to use – almost make me look good. If you want any crafting ideas then watch Jennifer’s videos – they are so clear and informative – so glad I found her when searching for craft videos. My other two favourites that I follow on You Tube and Instagram are The Hedgehog Hollow and Katherine Warner. Check them out.

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Card making, Crafting, greeting cards, handmade cards, Papercrafting

First Christmas Card Made!

First Christmas Card made with the set free with the Papercrafter Magazine that my article is in. I used clear Nuvo Drops for the snow to fill the white space. I cut a piece of the card in the set to make the ground, popped out the die cuts, trimming any edges that were needed, and layered them up on the card.

I made this yesterday, I tried going in the craft room today but according to my car it’s 36.5 degreees today and as hot air rises, upstairs is out of bounds today – unless I want to end up as a puddle on the floor 😃

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Card making, Crafting, greeting cards, handmade cards, Papercrafting

Papercrafter Magazine Club Papercrafter

My ‘proud moment’ alert! @papercraftermag saw one of my cards that I had made and asked to feature it in their magazine. I have just received the next issue and this is the article they printed. Thank you Papercrafter for getting in touch. You’ve made my day! #cardmaking #papercraft #handmadecards #cardmaker #papercrafting #handmade #cards #cardmakinghobby #papercrafts #card #crafting #handmadecard #cardmakingideas #craft #crafts #greetingcards #nuvodrops #unicorn #pinkandpurple #rainbow

Card making

Kanban Jan

I won a handmade card by Kanban Jan recently after commenting on a Facebook post. Jan is one of Kanban products designers who also does demos on Create and Craft. This is what she sent me – an unusual easel card – one straight – one twisted – in my favourite card making colours of pink and purple. I will definitely have a go at making something similar. Love it!

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Card making

Holiday

Sorry I’ve been quiet on here but I’ve been away staying with my sister in Cornwall. I’m now back and will start blogging again.

I am pleased to say one of my cards has been featured in Papercrafter Magazine for August – the magazine arrived today. I’ve won a calligraphy set! I’ll share photos and how I get on when it arrives.

I’ve posted a couple of photos below from my holiday. I’m a keen photographer and love taking colourful photos – must be my artistic streak 😃

Happy crafting

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Card making

Lavinia Card

I really love the Lavinia range and after watching a few background tutorials I made this. Hope you like it. I used several colours blended to make the background. First I filled the whole panel with pink, masking a circle hit the moon. Then I added a lilac, then purple round the sides. I added yellow round the moon and for the moon. I stamped the edges with stamps and Versafine black ink, plus the flying fairies. I added clear Wink of Stella round the edge of the moon and dots of white gel pen to highlight. Really pleased with the result matted onto card.

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