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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Friday, 18 December 2015

An Untraditional Traditional Christmas Card

Back this morning with another Christmas card. This time, one made using a topper from an old Kanban kit - no idea of the name of the sheet. It's a very traditional image - with very untraditional colours.
For the base, and for matting and layerin, I used Papermill Teal card along with some gold mirror card - have to admit Christmas is the only time I seem to use mirror card these days. The paper is from a Crafter's Companion CD - but I have to confess to not being sure which one - maybe Vintage Christmas. And finally the greeting is Die'sire Essentials Only Words - all finished off with some gold ribbon and pearls.


Thursday, 17 December 2015

Party Paws Christmas!

Afternoon - I can finally start sharing some of the Christmas cards I have made this year. The majority of my cards were made with remnants of Kanban card kits - of which I still seem to have many!! But the one I am sharing today is from the fab Party Paws Christmas CD from Crafter's Companion. This was for one of my nieces - and uses a Topper companion printed at full size, combined with co-ordinating papers, on an 8x8 card.
I kept it really simple with just the name (cut using Die'sire 1" Decorative Alphabet), a little bit of glitter glue and some pearls.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Halcyon Days Cat

Good morning!! Thought I'd get in early today before I head off out later this morning. Another birthday card - will hopefully start the Christmas cards tomorrow! 

This one is from Crafter's Companion Halcyon Days CD - from which I took the image in the form of a Card Companion. I used some pink Bazzil card for matting and layering - and added some ribbon, paper flowers and pearls. The letters are cut with Die'sire 1" Alphabet.

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Monday, 14 December 2015

Not a Christmas Card!!

A very good evening to you!! Well, it's been pretty much a whole month since I last blogged. I have felt a little bogged down with needing to get ready for Christmas - and not really having any enthusiasm to do anything about it. So it's been pretty much an avoidance of doing anything. But today, I finally finished making my Christmas cards - and posted the majority off. Because no-one has received them yet, I can't post pics - so instead, I am sharing a birthday card I made for a friend of mine.
I used Crafter's Companion Kimono CD for the papers and image - and one of the dies from the Kimono collection to cut out the peacock. I made the base card with dark blue card - and matted and layered with white card. A little organza bow and pearl flower embellishment finished it all off.

Will try to blog more frequently - have quite a few things to share - so hopefully will be back soon.