Sunday, 20 July 2014
For The Love of Craft: Sheer Elegance Card - Tattered Lace Blog Challenge...: Tattered Lace Blog Challenge - Elegance Card One So as you know I have been suffering with a creative block of which ...
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Tattered Lace Blog Challenge - Elegance
So as you know I have been suffering with a creative block of which Tattered Lace is the medicine. I am very much enjoying there blog challenges. Please see http://challenge.tatteredlace.co.uk/ if you would like to take part.
I have treated myself AGAIN!!! to some new Tattered Lace Dies, a couple of which can be seen in this sample. Specifically, I have bought the new Thames Die Set and the Butterfly set.
I have a special liking for cards that only have a couple colours, sometimes I think they are more powerful that cards with lots of colour.
In the above card I have used the panel die that came free with Tattered Laces most recent magazines, which I must say is absolutely fabulous. The cars itself is pretty self explanatory.
There are a couple of Birthday's coming up at work, so I think this is where this card will go. I think I may have found myself yet another buyer population to - YAY!!!!
Sunday, 13 July 2014
As I have stated in a previous post. I have been suffering from a little craft card block. As a result I haven't been making loads of cards. I have been looking at other peoples blogs, reading tattered lace magazines and looking for inspiration. I then saw a tattered lace facebook post that they were looking for people to join Tatty Twinkles design team. I felt inspired by this and for the next 3 days I worked on the above card and I have to say I am very proud of it.
Tatty Twinkle is very new to Tattered Lace and I think she can go far.
For this card I have used:
Tatty Twinkle stamp
Create and Crafts Topsy Turvey Card (A MUST)
Tattered Lace Flower Die and words
Tattered Lace Blinging Gems
EK Success Butterfly Punch
As promised I have attached a picture of my craft room. Please keep in mind that it is still early days and I plan to do a bit more to it (e.g. a bit of paint, some pictures and some lovely curtains) Does anybody a few suggestions about what makes a fabulous craft room. All my magnetic sheets have been attached to the inside of my cupboard doors, so they give it easy access to all of my tattered lace dies :-)
and the rest of the house...
Saturday, 12 July 2014
Good morning fellow crafters, crafty apologies for the lack of posts and pictures. I have been super busy with the house move. However, I am all settled in now and things can get back to a little bit of normality (e.g. crafting). I will post some pictures of the house shortly because I am dying to show off my craft room. Its not finished yet, because I am going to have some fun decorating it. It can be the space where I go a little wild so to speak.
Given the stress of moving, I only had the time to make cards that had been specifically requested from me or cards that I needed to make myself.
Recently, I feel that I have hit a crafty block. My cards feel like they are all coming out a bit samey. Have you ever had this? I have been getting a lot of inspiration from other peoples cards, which I have found online and also I have been doing some of the projects in the tattered lace magazines. Since doing this, I have been trying to pick up new techniques, my cards have been taking longer, they do not always work out but I feel like I'm getting there.
Given the inspiration I am getting from others. I am thinking of dedicating a weekly or monthly post to pictures of cards made by others that have really grabbed my attention. I feel that people should get credit for the beautiful cards that they make.
Saturday, 31 May 2014
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
There have been so many people that have helped me get to where I am in the house buying process right now. For instance, my mums friend Jackie has given me the most beautiful coffee machine, curtains and a table cloth, the above card you see is for her. I got the idea from one of my tattered lace magazines. I have created a kind of patchwork background by using the tattered lace papers you get with the magazine. I think they are approximately 4cm by 4cm each. I have them mat, layered and embossed a square for the embellishments. To add a little extra luxury I have heat embossed clear embossing powder to make the square look glossy, this will also seal the material. I have finished by adding a few embellishments that I bought from Coleman's.
The above card follows the same style as the previous. However this one is bigger, uses a different colour scheme and is hopefully a little more male friendly. I apologise to all you men out there but you are much more difficult to make cards for. To this card I have also added the new cabin tattered lace die and some ribbon. I hope you like it.
I ATTEMPTED to tell a little story with this card the camper van has actually been placed upon a map of the world and the sunset paper is supposed to symbolise travelling and going off into the sunset.
I will probably give this card to Jake because he has said he will help me move house - PLEASE HELP ME MOVE HOUSE!!!!!! Maybe I should make a card saying this to.
Stay tuned for more Thank you cards because I have a lot of people to thank. I have started providing envelopes, inserts with the cards that I sell and I have also started providing them in professional plastic wallets so that they look more professional. All I need now is a stamp to say that they were made by me :-)
If anyone has any crafty questions, suggestions or artistic ideas please let me know.
Have a happy crafternoon xxxxxxx