A quick birthday card using my new Sizzix framelits:
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
A quick post as we have started a production line in my craft room - dad and I. Hubby prefers cleaning the dishes with a toothbrush rather than be in the craft room but who can blame him when he sees Dad covered all over in glitter - clothes, fingers, ears, nose, everywhere.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Here's a sneek peak at some Christmas cards I am working on. Recipe: Wassail paper bu Basic Grey, paper lace doilies, First Christmas by Tim Holtz and yes, the freezer! An old trick by many a seasoned crafter. Stay tuned to find out how the freezer comes into play.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The day has come where I have to pack and head home for Christmas. Living in the UK is great but I miss home and my stash. Although I realized I have gone a bit craft crazy while I have been here. Just look at my suitcase, filled to the brim with crafty stash. And where are my clothes do, you ask? The clothes I packed are a dress and bed slipper. Somewhere, somewhere underneath all that fabulosity is my dress. The bed slippers? Holding stickles and glitter glue. I guess, it's the advantage of having two wardrobes, isn't it? I intend to spend the next couple of days getting inky fingers and all messy with gesso. See you tomorrow!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
I don't have any new cards to show today, but I have been dabbling with my new stash. How can you resist playing with a Nestie die you've been wanting for years, even if your Sizzix is miles away. Don't ask me why I never got this before, my priority shopping list always takes second stage when there is a craft sale and I end up buying whatever is on sale rather than what I covet most.
This however, can lead to some serendipitous artistic moments. Such as this one - my new found love. Gesso and mixed media techniques applied to cardmaking. Can't wait to go back home and dabble a little more. I'm ordering a one litre tub of gesso to take with me.
Liquitex Acrylic Mediums (sample)
Mini Marakesh Template by Crafter's Workshop
Label 1 by Spellbinder's Nestabilities
|I couldn't wait to get to my Sizzix and used |
the die as a stencil and handcut the cardboard.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
It's 'What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday' time which gives me a good excuse to blog again. But hey, where's my desk?
I am sitting cross-legged on my new thick carpet, in front of a makeshift desk made from an Ikea Poang Footstool. Never thought it would serve this purpose. You'll see in the background my actual desk but hey, I'm quite happy sitting here.
And here's the card I made:
Sunday, November 3, 2013
How could I stay away from a crafty fair? Last week, I spent an afternoon on a crafty shopping spree, not to say that a nasty elf didn't appear every time my Visa went swish swoosh. In fact, I just couldn't shake this horrible elf off my shoulder, sitting there, counting pounds and pennies on the tip of his fingers. I managed to nudge him off a couple of times as you'll see from the pic below but, mice, was he insistent all the way home? Probably that's why I just couldn't blog about my trip right away. He's gone now and while he's gone, I'm sweeping the net for new stash. But first, my fab new stuff:
Workshop Stencils. Bought for £1.50 or less |
in a bin sale.
Craft's a Pound: 12 items at £10. |
I got the tape, magnet sheet, flowers, tape,
stamp etc. The Ranger blending foam was
from a different merchant.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
So Dad seems to have caught the craft bug! He has been helping me carfting for some time now and has had first official lesson in stamping. He got all his fingers inky trying different techniques but the one he liked best was heat embossing. I couldn't take the gun out of his hands for a sec. Mental note: buy a heat gun and heat resistant mat for pa.
Friday, June 28, 2013
A new summer inspired card for the Seasonal Colour Palette Challenge (June) at Ranger Ink this week using Distress Inks: Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, aged Mahogany and Pumice Stone. Let's just say the colours portray more a British summer than a Maltese one. Spiced marmalade, fired brick and mustard seed would do better in that case, might have a go at that actually.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Some of you may know, My greatest helper in the craft room is dad. He is the one who greases the wheels of the production line on special occasions such as Christmas, Mother's Day and the like. Here's the card I made especially for him.