Awww! My youngest niece is going to infant school for the first time next week!! Last year I made a card for each of her two sisters because they were starting new schools (one had gone up to junior school and her other sister started infant school), she must have felt so left out still… Continue reading First Day at School
Yay!!! I just this minute went to craftyblogs.co.uk to check my ranking and I am now one of the top 1000 craft blogs in the UK!!! (at time of checking I was actually #1000) Thank you so much to all my followers for following me and 'liking' my posts - it means a lot!
Hmmm... another male colleague's birthday (how inconvenient of all these blokes to make me have to think really hard about so many different male birthday cards in such a short space of time) This colleague jokes about how lazy he is - he will wheel his chair around the office rather than walk & often… Continue reading Beach bum
Ah-ha! Things always work better the second time around (practice makes perfect!) I've decided to do another pinwheel card for a colleague's son's first birthday (Awww, I know - they grow up so fast!) but as this one is for a little boy I used a different colour scheme from my first pinwheel card. I… Continue reading Pinwheel take 2
Hmmm... I was going for a grungy look, this is my first pinwheel card, but I rushed it, so I'm not too sure about the finished product - it didn't turn out exactly how I had planned. When I got back from Reading Festival I realised I only had a few evenings left to complete… Continue reading Pinwheel card
Wow! I haven't done much crafting other than my scrap book for ages and then suddenly lots of important card-worthy events loom up on the horizon!! I must excuse the photography - the flash on my camera has died and so for some reason it seems unable to take good photos, I must get a… Continue reading Birthday and Anniversary!
Hi Everyone! I mentioned a while back that I had bought a scrapbook for 2012 and I said I would include some of the pages on this blog, but I've been very tardy in putting them up! Anyway I've decided that as I'm creating some of the pages months after the event that it will… Continue reading 2012 Scrapbook
This is an amazing idea!!! I’ve got to try this for something… Now frantically thinking what for…
Update: I’ve officially become Freshly Pressed! Yay! 🙂
Ever look at a scratch-off lotto ticket and think, “I wonder how they did that?” Well, you can create your own scratch-off cards in minutes! Use this technique to create save-the-date wedding invites, coupon scratch-offs for businesses or holidays, or hide a secret message!
To make your own scratch-offs, you will need:
Something you want to turn into a scratch-off
Clear packing tape or contact paper
Acrylic craft paint in any color (metallic makes it more realistic)
1. Create your card, or get your card ready if it’s already made. For this project, I am creating my own Florida Trivia scratch-offs, which I made using the GIMP photo editor. To reveal the answer of the Florida Trivia questions, someone will have to scratch it off. 😉 I created 4 different question cards and…
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Not long now! I know two people who are going to be Games Makers and one friend's mother is an Olympic Torch Bearer! So I decided to make them cards. I purchased some purlescent cards and purlescent purple envelopes. I stamped the Penny Black tourch carrying mouse from 'Love London' onto white card and coloured… Continue reading Olympics
Wow!! I can't believe it's been almost one year since I attended my school friends' wedding! Because your one year anniversary is your paper anniversary, what better way to commemorate than with a card? I decided to use my Tim Holtz Distress Inks for this... So I started with a textured white base card and… Continue reading Anniversary