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.....

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Sizzix Die Flowers

 I made this simple card just using a new Sizzix die flower that I bought ridiculously cheaply in a sale!  Bonus!  I love this die so much that I have already made loads of stock cards with it, in all sorts of colour combinations!  I had this background paper in a booklet of papers from a magazine giveaway and love the colour, and it coordinates really well with Stampin Up's Pool Party card.  I used another Sizzix die for the embossed panel as I like to try and add some texture on most cards.  Couldn't resist adding a few more small flowers and jewels on the bottom left of the card, just because I can!!  

I added some dimension to both the flower and the Happy Birthday panel, you can see this better from this angle.  I just buy my foam tape from the local pound shop - bargain!

Thank you for stopping by, hope you like this card.  It would be great to receive your comments on this blog - until next time......

Zentangle for Carina

 I was stuck for an idea for my daughter Carina's birthday card this year, no inspiration was forthcoming!  Then "bingo" Zentangle!!  I used one of the talented Ali Reeve's masks for the outline and then just got completely inspired by the shapes.  I left the design black and white as the original zentangle concept and decided to mount it just the same.  It was a little bare so I have added a huge bow in lovely black satin wired ribbon that has a gold edge.  This just lifts the card and gave me somewhere to put the greeting!!  The other reason for doing it this way is, if at a later date she wants to display the card as a picture, she can just take the bow off and pop it into a frame - job done!  Hope she likes it!

A better view of the huge bow!

The inside had to get the Zentangle treatment too!
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