Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pop-ups with a twist

Pop-up cards always look stunning, but I always find the measuring and cutting quite complicated. These new trinitage pop-ups, though, make it so much easier.

There are just three layers of decoupage, separated with a simple tube. You can see a video about them here.

And of course, you don't have to create a pop-up card at all. You could use the decoupage images on any style of card you want.

So, for an easy way to impress people with your card-making construction skills, there are eight fabulous scenes to choose from here!

Kate x

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vamping it up: the twelve dames of Christmas

I'm always on the lookout for something different at Christmas. I think these lovely ladies fit the bill just perfectly. The Twelve Dames of Christmas are new die-cut decoupage from La Pashe, and I think they're just gorgeous. This sample represents Ten Lords a-Leaping, but all twelve are beautiful. There are two sets on each sheet, so here I've made a tunnel card and a straight-up A5 card using mirri card to mount it. Add a little bit of glitter on her outfit, and you're done.

I am definitely in the mood for Christmas now!

Kate x

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Something is growing...

In the garden, something is growing.

I find they multiply in warm places.

Ready to be picked and taken home.

Made using this wool, miniature pumpkins (with or without faces) are now available in the shop. They are not on the website but you can phone or email to order.

K x

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Inspiration :: No. 3

We were out and about enjoying the sunshine at Ventnor Botanic Gardens, when we discovered an exhibion by the Vectis Quilters. Even if you don't quilt, you can't help but be impressed by the bright designs and colourful patterns.

Some of them were amazing geometric designs, while others were full of quirky details:

This one had the most amazing hand-stitching....someone obviously has a lot of patience! I love the effect of the variegated thread. (This is also the quilt used as the background on their homepage).

I have enough hobbies already, I don't need to start quilting. But there are definitely some ideas here for other projects with paper...
~ k ~

Friday, September 03, 2010

A perfectly finished piece

Most parchment work that Mum (that's Hilary) does is on cards or ATCs...running several workshops each month doesn't leave much time for creating anything else. So it's a change to see her making something that looks just perfect in a frame.
This lovely lady is full of delicate details and gorgeous 3-d flowers.

The frame is deep enough to let the piece sit perfectly without being squashed, but not so deep that you can't see the details. Beautiful!
~ k ~


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