My Craft Blog

Hi there, my name is Marcia, I am happy to meet you and share my craft makes and ideas with you. I hope you enjoy looking. Please feel free to join my blog and leave me comments, especially if they are helpful ones! I love to learn new craft techniques and am more than happy to share the ones I have found. Thank you for looking.....

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

This is my latest offering for the Simply Stampin Challenge this week.  At first I thought the design to be fairly simple, but no! I found it quite tricky to produce something I was happy with, within the design constraints - yes definitely a challenge for me this week!
Thanks to all at SSC for coming up with these ideas,                keeps the old brain  box ticking!! 

 And then I had this idea.....sorry ladies you've started me off now!!  So, the Rich Razzleberry and Fresh Vintage just had to come out! As I don't have any corner stamps, I used the "stamp" to create some and complete the geometric look. Hope it's ok to include this one as well!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Simply Stampin Challenge

I made this card for my friend's 50th Birthday! She has just arrived back from 5 weeks travelling in India - she must be frozen!  Anyway, I decided to enter it into this week's Simply Stampin Challenge for their colour challenge week - although I didn't have all the colours (no Island Indigo ink), so hope it's acceptable.  I used the SU French Foliage stamp set this time as I just love the splatt stamp in this set! I hope you guys (and Jill) like the card!!

Friday, 11 May 2012

 I just love this effect!  These were two of my first tissue to glass projects, and still my favourites!  Take any serviette, they are usually 3ply, remove two of the layers as you only need the top one (tricky sometimes).  Decide which part of the pattern to use, then tear into pieces that will fit your project - any size you choose, just try to keep pattern as whole as possible. Tearing gives a kind of feathered edge which does not show when stuck, don't cut as the edges show!  Adhere to underside of glass dish using Jo Sonjas glass and tile medium and a very soft paint brush. Carefully work out any bubbles, from the centre outwards (the wet tissue is very fragile!).  Allow to dry, then paint the back if required.   You can use any paint for this, I used acrylic but emulsion works just as well!  Then sit back and enjoy your creation!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012
With the current Jubilee and Olympic fever, comes the whole red, white and blue thing!  This card is my slant on that using lots of SU products, Fresh Vintage, French Foliage (word background and splatt) Nature Walk (the Bee) and Rose Red ink pad.  These colours are a bit alien to me, being a pink and purple sort of a girl, so hopefully they capture the spirit of the season, without being too twee!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Well folks, here is one we all dread making...The Man's Card!!  However, having purchased this lovely Stampin Up set from the USA catalogue, I thought I had better make use of it! 

Using Fresh Vintage SU set, I had a ball making this very girly card for my lovely school friend Barbara!  I had a great time at her 60th birthday party last night, Union Gap were the entertainment and still superb after all these years!! For anyone not old enough to remember the 60's soooo missed out!!!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Christmas Cards!

I just love making Christmas Cards!! Yes, yes, I know it's a bit early for the "C" word, but I admit to thinking about my makes already....saddo!  This is one of my 2011 designs (I make more than one design) usually I only make between 6 and 10 of the same design, then I get the urge to design something else!  Family get "one offs" which I hope they like!  I started making far too late last time, so getting the planning out of the way now, so I can crack on in September.  Mind you, with the postage rise, I may just have to thin down my list a bit!

More of my Makes!

I loved making these for my new Granddaughter, Eden, she is a very special little baby loved and a pleasure to cuddle!

 A few of my card makes! More to follow when I can figure out how to upload them from the ipad!!