Sunday, October 28, 2007

Found a new Crafty Forum

Hi me again!!!

I forgot to say that I have found a new forum for crafters. Initially I found the site becuase they had some fabulous templates and projects to download and then I realised that they had a forum so I signed up. They are all ever so friendly so pop over and have a lookie

Stamping Overload!!!

I haven't updated my bloggie in a while so I thought that I had better do a couple of cards to give me the incentive to post them up here.

They are both Christmas cards - I really must get myself into gear and get them all made. I have purchased lots of fabby Christmas stamps but can't seem to get myself motivated. The weather has really turned today and has made me feel very wintry so perhaps my creative christmas mojo will return (not that I ever had any in the first place!!!!).

The first card is a Whipper Snapper stamp which I got from The Glitter Pot - their service is fantastic - I ordered Thursday lunch and they were delivered Friday morning!!! I have also used paper from the DCWV Christmas Stack and the Snowflake Cuttlebug Embossing folder - I use this in my Big Shot - much better than Sizzix's Texture Plates!!! Oh and a bit of glue and glitter - an essential on any chrimbo card!!!

The second card is a Penny Black stamp which I love. I went to a Craft Fair this morning in Ringwood and bought several more embossing folders and some more Penny Black stamps. This is also using paper from the DCWV Christmas Stack and I embossed it using the snowflake folder. I then used some rik rak ribbon and some peel off greetings. I did chuck this one together quite quickly and not overly pleased with it - but it will do to put towards the christmas card pile!!!!

I have purchased the Design Master software for my Craft Robo, which if you have been reading the Craft Robo Chat forum on UKS then you will know that there are a few teething problems. I haven't attempted to cut anything yet!!! Look out on my bloggie when I have managed to actually do something using it. I do have a card to make for a 7 year old and I know what I want to do but haven't a clue how to do it on Design Master and I don't want to use the old software now that I have the new one!!!!

I seemed to have spent a fortune on crafty stuff over the last few weeks. I have got a pile of lovely Whipper Snapper and Penny Black stamps waiting to be used which I am definitely going to do this evening whilst watching Top Gear. When do you feel that you have all the crafting stuff that you need? Never I guess!!!!

Anyway now I am beginning to ramble... ... so bye for now!!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

I have also made this week - also designed using my Craft Robo - unfortunately the picture isn't very clear but you get the idea. The card was for some friends who are emigrating on the 1st November to Australia and I was a bit stumped as to what sort of card to make - Sorry your leaving, New Home or Good Luck. I was pretty pleased with what I came up with. I cut it using Bazzill card in two shades of brown and just put a silver Good Luck on it and another wooden embellie from Hobbycraft.
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Age Cards

I seem to have spent my week making cards for 1 year olds and 2 years old. The above card is for our friends little girl who is one this week. I attempted to make a girly version of the other 1st card but my Craft Robo seem to throw a wobbly and cut it all over the place - I wasted so much card. So I designed this one myself. I love my Craft Robo very much but designing templates seems so longwinded as I tend to make the template in Inkscape and then import it into the Craft Robo software in order to cut it. Graphtec, the makers of the Craft Robo have bought out some new software which lets you do the whole thing in one piece of software. I ordered mine last week and am now just waiting for the posties to get the backlog of post delivered.

The cards above and below are also designed using the Craft Robo. All the paper is from DCWV - the top two are from the Springstack and and one below is using paper from the Christmas stack. All three cards in this post are using some wooden embellishments from Hobbycraft. I love them as they really brighten the cards up.

I have then used balloon brads from Lakelands that I cut the metal spiky bits off and then attached coloured wire to them using foam pads which then are used to attach them to the cards.

The little round letters for the names were free from a card making mag some months ago and I have glued them on top of either stars or plastic flowers. A few peel off greetings for the Happy Birthdays et voila...

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Friday, October 5, 2007

First Birthday

This is a card I have made this evening for my friend's baby boy who is having his first birthday party tomorrow. I have cut out the 1st using my Craft Robo and then covered it in paper from the DCWV Spring Stack. The boy is a wooden embellishment that I picked up from Hobbycraft. I used balloon brads which I attached wire to make it look like he is holding them. The Benjamin letters were a freebie from a Card mag some months ago. Then just a bit of ribbon and stick on gems and some peel off greetings.

Feeling really proud of ourselves at work as we have had a Jeans for Genes week and managed to raise just over £500 which is pretty fantastic as there is only 30 people at our Head Office. We had a week of competitions such as guess the headless photos, guess who from a secret, bowling competition on the Nintendo Wii (which I very almost won!!!), a tombola of supplier samples. For £2 I got a fabby cat bed worth at least £20!!! And of course we had to pay to wear our jeans to work.
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