It's been an enjoyable year's crafting for me. Here's some of my favourite creations that I thought I'd share with you :)
This birthday card above was my first attempt at quilling and parchment craft.
I loved making this card for my niece Livvy's 11th birthday. Like me, she adores owls.
This twisted easel, 3D decoupage card was a joy to put together. The page extract is taken from the actual scene of the story. I was delighted to find the Queen of Hearts ribbon.
For this project I used some acetate to attach the hot air balloon so it had some movement. I folded a strip of acetate and glued it under the background paper and to the back of the hot air balloon.
I was delighted to discover Santoro London papers and embellishments this year. Their range of crafting goodies are beautiful. Perfect for my butterfly obsession!
I made this gate-fold card for my great aunt's birthday.
This baby owl birthday card was great fun to make using a variety of textures. I loved the bright colours.
Life's a beach :) I enjoy playing with handmade paper and teasing out the threads. I just dab some water around the edges using a paintbrush and gently tear to create this effect.
I gave this card to my wife on her birthday. The quote is taken from Teresa Collins 'stationery noted' paper. There are some wonderful quotes on the sheet; I like 'Do not let anyone ever dull your sparkle'
This is a picture of my desk a few weeks ago when I was busily preparing cards for a local charity called Care for the Carers in Eastbourne.
This particular quote has been of great inspiration for me this year.
The full saying is:“The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present.” -Alice Morse Earle
I've really enjoyed playing with these papers and have made several cards. The papers were free with Papercrafter magazine. I made this card for a friend's birthday. I used a thin paintbrush handle to roll the papers and secured with strong adhesive tape.
I have found the Tim Holtz Idea-ology 'Lost and Found' papers to be great for mens birthday cards.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my post.
Here's to a fabulously creative Happy New Year!!