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 ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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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Card making, Distress Oxide, greeting cards, handmade cards, Stamping

Newbury Stamperama

I’ve been out buying supplies st the Newbury Stamperama Show today. Spent lots of pennies but saved on postage. My main purchases were some Cardio beach scene stamps – see pictures. I’m not happy with my first attempts, think I need a ruler to get my beach huts straighter ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Really liked the way the sand and sea were done on the samples. I just absolutely love the seagulls! They just finish it all off. Need more practice but I’ll get there.

I’ll post what else I bought as I use each product.

Happy crafting!

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Card making

Busy busy busy

I’ve not posted much the last few days as life has been hectic so not done much crafting. I’m today having a massive clear out of my craft room – I’ve just emerged for a cool down! The spare room used to be my craft room, then it became my Slimming World Office/craft room. After I gave up Slimming World as a consultant last year and I cleared a lot of SW stuff out, I’ve been finding it difficult to find anything. So …. everything is coming out and put back within reach. Plus I’ve forgotten what’s in the depths of the cupboards! Don’t think I’ll ever need to buy a card blank again! I’ll post ‘after’ photos later on. Have a good day – at least it’s about 10 degrees cooler today.

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