Monday, June 28, 2010

Inspiration:: No.2

cute enough to fit in my pocket

Owls are everywhere, aren't they?

K x

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Quick and easy cards:: No.6

Q&E 6 web

Decoupage isn't just for girls! This card was also made using one of these great value 99p sheets. I've used a larger card blank (A5) and some more masculine backing papers. I've even restrained myself from using glitter this time - instead, I've inked the edges of my paper with my favourite Versamark in Jumbo Java. This baby is my go-to colour whenever I want a dark edging that isn't too heavy, but gives definition.

K x

Monday, June 21, 2010

Inspiration:: No. 1

inspiration from the ashmolean

What inspires you?

I spent the last weekend in May discovering that Mindy and I are both museum junkies....we spent many happy hours exploring the delights of Oxford, and the Ashmolean was a big highlight for me. Everything was beautifully displayed (and well lit - take note, Pitt Rivers museum) and I was allowed to take photos to my heart's content. I will definitely be taking inspiration from these in the weeks to come.

K x

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Quick and easy cards:: No.5

Q&E 5 web

Die-cut decoupage is one of the easiest ways to create a stunning card in minutes. These sheets are just 99p and each one creates two toppers - great value. Here I have backed it with plain card and added a peel-off sentiment to finish it off. Perfect!

K x

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Recording my life, one scrapbook page at a time

fireworks double-page spread

Last year was somewhat 'scrapbook interruptus' for various reasons, mostly health-related. Which means that over the last few months I have had plenty of photos to work on, and it's been lovely to re-live some fantastic moments from 2009. It was a busy, fun-filled year and I have the photos to prove it.

Further proof, if any were needed, of my glitter obsession:

fireworks close up

K x

Friday, June 11, 2010

Quick and easy cards:: No.4

Q&E 4 web

Another quick card...this one I have left blank, just waiting for a sentiment to be added to the middle. Sometimes I make a load of cards that all say 'happy birthday' and then need something for another occasion - so I like to have a few cards like this sitting in my stash that can be adapted to suit.

Use a simple patterned background and then punch your butterfly out of contrasting papers. I've used some stickles glue to highlight the edges. I know, I love my glitter!

K x

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

I don't think he understands me

he approves, I think

Morpheus is my cat. I love him to bits, but I don't think he really 'gets' scrapbooking - other than as an endless source of bits of paper and ribbon to play with.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Quick and easy cards:: No.3

Q&E 3 web

These embroidery stickers are technically for using with thread to create embroidered patterns on paper...instead, here I have used them to create some quick and beautiful embellishments for a simple card. Stick them on some fairly robust patterned paper, and then use something round (I use the blunt side of a pair of scissors) to curve the paper for a 3d effect. Position on a coloured background, and add some swirls with Stickles glitter glue. Easy!
K x

Friday, June 04, 2010

Sparkly scrapbook paper

using one sheet of double-sided paper

Would you believe that one sheet of double-sided scrapbook paper was enough to do 2 pages, a card and a tag?

collage page

I kid you not. So I had fun experimenting with some different styles.

clean lines with butterflies

These photos were taken exactly a year has changed so much since then. I have to say, though - short hair is so much easier to look after ;)

flower close up

This flower is part of the paper - just use a craft knife to cut around the petals and bend them slightly before you stick it to the page.

sparkle birdies

I didn't even need to add any extra sparkle to this one - all glitter is included!

K x

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Need some inspiration with your kit?

If you have one of these kits from Hunkydory, you might be looking for inspiration...when I was putting together some samples for the shop, I noticed that there weren't a lot of images in the card kit itself. So, to help you - I've put together an idea sheet with some images of the cards I made. I hope it helps!

K x


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