Wednesday, 3 February 2010


Hi All

Whilst I was sorting out my craft cupboard this week, I came across this set.........'Whimsical Wings' (level 2 hostess set). I'm afraid to admit, I hadn't even used it.

I decided to go bold, and bright - normally I like to stick to earthy colours. I coloured the image using SU markers, and highlighted areas with glue to give a gloss raised effect.

On looking at the flower; I felt it needed a more bolder statement, than the addition of a gold or silver brad.
So I experimented with versa mark and black embossing powder. It only took 4 coats of powder and 2 of versa mark to cover the silver of the brad.

Note to self:-use an old pair of tweezers, as they get a bit gunked up and watch your fingers, metal tweezers get hot you know!!

I liked the effect, and will probably be experimenting again shortly. Give it a go and let me know how you get on.

Happy Crafting

Jane x

Monday, 1 February 2010

Quickie Birthday Card!

Hi All,

I'm on a mission today; probably because I feel guilty about spending Saturday at Jenny's and Jo's fabulous stamping extravaganza. It was so fun!!

So far I've:-

  • sorted the washing

  • dishwasher

  • mended a pair of school trousers - otherwise my son may have revealed more of himself than he wished to!

  • defrosted the fridge

  • hoovered through downstairs

and now I'm just going to sort out my craft storage, whilst waiting for the UPs man to arrive - got to find room for it somewhere..LOL!!

Hence it's just a quickie birthday card, made in 5 minutes flat.

The candles are from Queue UP (level 3 hostess set), and words from Whimsical Words (Sale-a-bration set). You can get this free when you place an order over £45 until the end of February.

Must get it in the post.

Happy Crafting

Jane x