Saturday, 25 January 2014

Kraft Flower cards

Here are a couple of cards I made recently for friends who were starting new roles at work. I wanted to make something simple yet classic. I love these Waltzingmouse stamps, but couldn't find a matching stamp that said new job, so printed out the sentiment onto some white card and then stamped onto that. Some basic sponging (Distress ink tea dye) around the edge, a thin ribbon and layered onto some kraft card finished this off.

This hyacinth is one of my favourites!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Favourite crafts of 2013

I apologise that my blogging towards the end of 2013 was so sporadic, but I was super busy with work and church, so although I did craft, I just didn't get round to blogging. Infact, some of my favourite cards I haven't even posted yet!
As you will see, if you compare my top picks from this year with last years, paper cutting on my silhouette features hugely this year. I still LOVE stamping, but like to combine it with paper cutting too. I've still been making lots of cakes, but again, haven't had to chance to post them all yet.
I got various craft gifts for Christmas, and can't wait to get some extras I ordered post Christmas with my birthday/Christmas money. Baking featured heavily in my presents, and I'm excited with what I might create this year! I'm not one for New Years resolutions, but I am hoping to make more time to blog and create this year. I need to be super organised with my time, but hopefully will do it!

So here are my top picks from 2013!

My design for a valentines card for my friend Stacey...who you will see later got engaged and then married!

I loved making this card from wallpaper, and that amazing mannequin cut on my silhouette. 

I love this wallpaper card too, and that ruffle ribbon rose!

One of my favourites of the year has to be this. A play on Jurassic park for my Sister in Law.

A lovely Waltzingmouse wedding card, again vintage!

An engagement card for my lovely friend Stacey.

I enjoyed creating this design for some friends who got married in March.

Another favourite, I loved the mini playing cards (salvaged from a cracker!) and the lovely little white rabbit charm.

Elijahs birthday banner, well its rainbow coloured, so of course I love it!

This is my first layered paper cut, I love it, and had to design most of the bits from scratch.

Loved piping this Disney font for EJs birthday cake.

I loved making these mini lego figures for my first ever wedding cake for my lovely friend Stacey!

 And my favourite card of the year??

Ta Da!

I loved making this card so much. It combines almost all of my card crafting techniques (Stamping, embossing, cuttlebug, silhouette, layering, sponging, wire twisting, you name it, its on this card!).
I'm so glad it was a card for Joey, and plan on framing it!

I hope you like my top picks from 2013, just click on a photo to go back to the original post.

Happy New Year!