Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Copy cat

Sometimes that mojo is there, sometimes it is not. My solution ... copy. That is exactly what I did with this anniversary card for a friend. I copied the idea almost exactly from my previous version, but added in a chandelier. This one is digital and from Pink Petticoat. I simply printed it straight onto the cardstock.

The photo is not great - I finished this card rather late one night and quickly took a photo on my mobile as I had to send it off early the next morning. The scalloped edge is more of an old gold even though it reads as green in the photo.

Monday, 18 October 2010


I am rushing off to London today to have lunch with a friend but just quickly putting this card up before I go. Have to leave early as I am walking a bit slowly today. I had a fall on my skates yesterday and hurt my back. I am trying to master backwards skating, went a bit too fast and couldn't stop in time, bumped into the wall with my bottom and the momentum whooshed my skates out from under my feet and had me land smack bang on my back. Ouch ....

I am not giving up, another lesson tonight and I will be there, even if I have to take it very slowly or even just watch. Hubby took this photo on his iPhone the other day at the coast.

Anyway, back to crafting. I made this card for Mojo Challenge #16

My family all think it should be a Christmas card and didn't get why I put congratulations on as the message. They are so right and I will change that in time. I was thinking gold star ... congratulations ... get it? It does look far more Christmassy though.

Wish I can take the credit for that fabulous background, it is simply a piece of patterned paper, and I am not sure who by (maybe DCWV, one of their special fantasy packs - there was a dragon on the rest of the paper).

Have a good day, I am off.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Copic blog candy

Love those little marker pens! For some very cool indeed blog candy follow the link in my sidebar, or click here

Angels angels all around ...

For last weeks chickensoup challenge I made this little angel.

Isn't she just perfect for Christmas. A bit of a fiddle to make, but totally worth it. Her body is simply two pieces of triangular material sewn together and filled with rice. While sewing the body together also sew in the arms and legs which are made from plaited silver cord.

Wooden ball feet painted with silver acrylic paint and her head is a ping pong ball, also with a few layers of acrylic paint. Fuzzy wool hair and a little halo made from craft wire. I drew her face on with marker. The heart on her chest is drawn with Tulip fabric paint.

For her wings I made a wire frame and sandwiched that between two layers of angel hair - I don't even know if you can get this stuff anymore. It was bang on trend a good few years back and right up there with the torn mulberry paper craze. I then painted (with my finger) a liberal coating of  PVA glue all over the wings on both sides, propped them up and left them to dry. Once dry I cut off any excess angel hair and voila, semi opaque wings. They are stuck onto her back with a liberal amount of PVA glue.

Oh, and she also has a less glamourous country cousin. They sit together on my chest of drawers and talk all day long.

May the angels be with you!