Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Woo-hoo crafting weekend

Hurrah, the sun is shining and I managed to get a bit of crafting done this weekend (and tidy up the old nest a wee bit!). Between getting my dose of vitamin D and getting more loads of washing dry on the line than I have managed for AGES (but good god, the ironing mountain now has wee mountain goats leaping from blouse to trousers, and I am sure I spotted a climber tackling the north face!).

As we are approaching Fathers Day, and in my attempt to raise some cash for charity I have made lots of male oriented cards that I hope to sell at work.

The card on both the left and right has my own handmade backing paper, where I coloured plain paper with Tim Holtz distressed ink in tea dye applying it with foam,then I made a mask using a rugby ball peel-off and over spraying with a mist ink. The green circle is fake grass made with flock-loving the flock at the moment!!

Next up, more backing homemade backing paper. The card on the left has a large peel-off oriental stork and I have backed this onto silver oriental writing embossed card. The card on the right, I used a pack of cards stamp in ink called London Fog (what a great name!), then addedd retro star stamps to a piece of textured card with silver leaf around the edge then mounted 3 miniture playing cards with a polka dot brad.

Then a dandelion card, double mounted and distressed and tucked behind vellum, but the best has to be my own fathers card- handmade backing paper again (this time using the watch necklace as a mask), but the origami shirt on the front looks like a generous £20, but it is a fake £40 note that is actually an advert for a local furniture shop that I have had put to one side for several months waiting for fathers day. I cant wait to see his face!!This card was designed by my very clever OH for his brothers 40th birthday. The crumpled and dyed green part represents a mod parka jacket, the pink check and button a Ben Sherman shirt and the fake badges have been glazed with judi-kins art gel for that high shine.

This card uses this months free Crafts Beautiful Beatrix Potter toppers and I have over dyed some papermania secret garden paper stacks then mounted the toppers with foam pads for a bit of dimension.These cards have a bit of bling on each, in the form of jewels, stickles glitter and mirri card, not my usual style, but I think they are still pretty.

This is a box I made for my fathers day gift and I stamped uo the white card before cutting it out and assembling, complete with a scalloped topper.

Open it up and it reveals its gift...A keyring I made with some silver leafed edged leather which I embedded a fishing fly into and then wrapped blue wire around. I hope dad likes it.

This week has also seen me making LOTS of elderflower cordial. So far I have made 2 lots of plain, 1 lot with added root ginger and 1 lot of mixed citrus. Its a race against time to make enough to not only last us the year, but to use as pressies also!

Anyhoo-CSI Miami beckons so I must fly,
have fun playing and happy crafting

Li'l Pidge


  1. You've got some very original makes, I love the mod card.



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