Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My favourite makes of 2014

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. 

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

This altered art project was challenging but I was very pleased with the results. Thanks and credit to Mark Gould for the inspiring course at That Craft Place and help in making this. The Tic Tac Toe box is from Tando-Creative.  I used DecoArt acrylic paints and sandpaper.

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!!
Angela x