#tooeasytuesday


This is a card I made a while ago for a very dear friend of mine.  I think I've mentioned this before - but I love love love this sentiment.  It's so nice to compare someone to a fabulous work of art.  It speaks of them being unique and precious - which is what my friends are to me :-)


The feather stamps I used are retired now, but you can buy something similar (see below).  I created this card using a similar technique as the one used here.  Stamping images in a big circle around the sentiment to create a mock wreath effect.  I love love love the colours and how this came out.  Probably one of my favourite cards I've made in ages, so only fitting I gave it to one of my favourite people :-)

Happy crafting!

#flashbackfriday

Here's a blast from the past with a cute little birdcage stamp set that I was absolutely obsessed with.


You can check out the whole post here.  I cannot believe how much I used both the stamp set and that designer series paper.  It's like my blog was one big chocolate and blue themed design.  I kind of wish I'd kept it... but then where would the room be for new stamps ;-)

Happy crafting

#tooeasy - thankful


Something super simple - one stamp, one bigshot bigz die, one thinlit.  Oh and some Designer Series Paper :-)

This one if pretty easy - layers and stamped background using one of my fav patterns - chevron.  


Both the thinlit and designer series paper I've used in this project are now retired but you can still buy something similar that would work just as well.  My big tip for this one is if you're going to use a thinlit that thin then you definitely need an adhesive transfer sheet on the back of the card before you cut it.  You can use glue to stick it on, but frankly when it's that thin it's a pain and you get it everywhere - not a good look on your fingers or the card!  Also it's a little hard to see in the photos but there is faux stitching around the top layer of card.  This is easy to do - just get the white gel pen and using a ruler (or your eye if you have a steady enough hand) make short dashes (about 2mm) around the edge of the card.  Much easier than getting out the sewing machine - although that does look awesome.

Happy crafting!