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.....

Friday, 8 February 2013

Valentines Day with Love

Made for the lovely man in my life!  I used the Silhouette Cameo again for this card, downloading the lattice heart from the Cameo website.  The gorgeous heart background is one of  Birds Cards  she makes such fabulous free cut files.  I wanted to put a bit of bling onto the card, so again the plumbers foil tape came in to good use!  I covered some of the hearts that were cut out when making the background, then ran them through the Big Shot in my favourite embossing folder and stuck them back into the holes!  

This little pic shows the foiled hearts more clearly!

Hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed creating!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Birthdays Galore!

Another new technique!  The background for this card is made using plumbers insulation tape.  It's 4 inches wide, comes on a roll and is self adhesive!  Way better than trying to glue baco foil to card!!  I saw a lady use this on tv and had to give it a try for my son's birthday card!  You can stick the tape on in random pieces, emboss it,  then take a ballpoint pen and scratch small lines across the joins to look like staples, sorry this doesn't show up too well on my picture. I used a cog and ticket Sizzix die and some paper from my stash to decorate.  The motorbike was cut using the Silhouette Cameo (love it).  I really enjoyed putting this card together and look forward to giving it to my little boy (age 33) on Sunday!!!
I love to paint, but don't do it very often (not sure why)!
I stamped out the ivy and flowers separately, then painted them with Twinkling H2O's.  These have a beautiful shimmer to them as they have mica mixed in - lovely!
This is for a friend's birthday, so I need to get on and finish the inside of the card so I can give it to her!

I hope you have enjoyed looking at these offerings, please leave me a comment if you like them.

Bye for now!.............

Hello February!

 Well, where did January go?  The month seems to have just flown by, with Christmas just a dim and distant celebration from only 6 weeks ago!! I don't seem to have had much time for cardmaking or blogging, but I have managed some cards and felt I would like to share them with you.  Using a new technique, painting with BLEACH!! I love it!!
I just used the ordinary household bleach, watered down just a little bit as it seemed too thick.  Lay down your colour first, you can do this anyway you like, on the flower card above I took the distress ink pad directly to the card to form the square, then stamped over it in black stayzon (or other permanent ink).  Then it was simply a matter of using a small paintbrush and the bleach to remove the colour as you like.
For the cockrell card I made a square mask and then inked through it.  Both are on ivory cardstock and are 4 x 4 inch cards, and I have covered the image with a square of Acetate, hiding the glue with Cosmic Shimmer bronze or black glue dots. You could use brads or gems as well.

I had a go at the technique again on the larger 6 x 6 inch cards, this time on white, not sure which ones I like the best!!  You decide!

I hope you enjoy looking at these cards, if you have any questions about this technique, please feel free to contact me.