Monday, January 25, 2010

10(ish) minute make...

Good morning all! Hope you had a lovely weekend :o)

My sister gave me the challenge of making a quick engagement card for her friend who had just got engaged. I was short of time anyway and up for a challenge so I managed to make this in just over ten minutes...

I wanted to keep it really clean and simple so I kept it very minimal on the embellishments. This is my first time using vellum and I loved it! I came across this paper by Papermania and thought it would look great on this card...

I 'cheated' a little as the embellishment was pre-made (apart from the white swirls of glitter which I added myself as well as the pearl centre for the flower)...

To add a little personalisation, I stamped 'Shell & Dave' with silver ink and randomly embellished with silver glitter glue...

Crafty Recipe

Papermania Glitter Vellum
Heart Embellishment from Artymiss (although if I had time I would have had a go at making myself as it looks fairly straightforward)
Papermania Fine Glitter
Glitz It Silver Glitter Glue
Silver Ink & Papermania and Studio G Stamps

What do you reckon you can make in 10 minutes?

Much love,

Monday, January 11, 2010

Why I can't stop buying craft stuff....

Hello! Naughty me - haven't posted for a while...again. I made a funky card at the weekend and will try to post it on here later - got to try out one of my many new stamps *yay*
I finally got round to buying some new promarkers yesterday and bought the seasonal packs from Joanna Sheen as they seemed to be the best price per pen. I do think it's quite expensive to buy them as per pen you can pay anything from £1.40-£1.95!
Some of you might have already seen this but I received an email from The Craft Barn to say that Artymiss are no longer trading. I decided to click on through and perused their sale section to find a few bargains! I have picked up some Rachelle Anne Miller stamps (which I have fallen in love with recently!) for about £2.87 each! Postage is very reasonable on this site so I was quite impressed! You can see the range of Rachelle Anne Miller stamps if you click here

Anyway, I'd best get back to work. Hope you are all well!

Much love,