Tuesday, 16 March 2010


I had to decorate a box for my WI meeting this week - decided to use the Playdate colour theme, as it fitted nicely with the colours on the Artylicious decadent brocade CD..........the box originally held cheese, and I covered it in the green paper, then added distress ink round the edges -(peeled paint) and round a glimmer mist swirl stencil. The flowers were stamped on scraps of paper ((mostly from the same cd)  from the poppy collage plate from Elusive Images, assembled with brads. The leaves were cut from another sheet of paper, with the edges rubbed with peeled paint again

Thursday, 11 March 2010

city girl

This is the last of the Whiff of joy stamps I bought at Thetford recently - followed a sketch on the WOJ challenge site i discovered the other day. Ideal for my daughter's birthday card, as it includes an IOU for her present (clothes shopping session) - don't think she reads the blog, but she should have the card by now anyway. Used my new Martha Stewart punch as well - really impressed, as it goes through quite sturdy card.
Background papers by Artylicious, stamp coloured with promarkers, and the bags are decoupaged using oddds and ends of papers
Everything is straight on the card, it just looks squiffy - honest!

the Valium card!

This is the card that drove us all mad last Sunday at our regular get-together at Moira's - she saw a similar one on C&C TV, worked out how to recreate it, and proceeded to drive us all crazy! We all innocently turned up with the requested 4 sheets of A4 card - asembling the basic card wasn't too bad - the square back is 6x6, with  2 pieces of A4 cut down along the length to measure 6" deep, then scored at 4.5" and at 7.5"  to form the gatefold bits...........the rest was eventually stuck behind the original square to make the base card. The stamps used are all from the Elusive Images wild meadow plate, stamped in smoky grey and black versafine on silver card - the back piece was slightly smaller than the base square, then the 3 strips in front were cut from across the narrow side of A4 (if that makes sense) and trimmed along the stamped edges. OK so far, then the 'fun' started...............the 3 stamped strips had to be fitted into slits cut in the 3" wide fold behind the front gatefold.....and the slits had to match on both sides ................and the printed owl (from the Jayne Netley Mayhew cd) on its strip of acetate had to go through yet another slit..................oh, and all the strips had to have a stopper bit at each end to stop it sliding completely out, which didn't help getting them through the slits in the first place ........and any sharp edges on the strips stuck anyway..................
We had to admit that the result was great - but I'm convinced there must be an easier way to get the same effect - I just haven't worked it out yet!
Sorry for the photos, will try to get a better one later