Friday, 16 July 2010

Better Late Than Never!

Hi All,

I have had annual leave from work this week and it has been exceptionally know what it's like - thinking you can get all these jobs off your to do list done.......but don't know how to cram them all in, in the time allowed. (Well, I've had one of those.... and I'm still playing catch-up!!)

I know it's Friday, but this is my entry for Heather's Sunday sketch.
I've been playing around with the Trendy tree set, (when time allows) and trying to come up with simple but stylish designs.

So I decided to add my version. It is an extremely simple card.........I don't think it's particularly stylish though! (The embossed line goes around all four sides, although it's not clear from the photo)

I hope things will calm down a little next week......there maybe work, but at least not everyday is full on the calendar!

Thanks for stopping by

Jane x

Monday, 12 July 2010

Quick Birthday card

Hi All,

I needed a couple of quick birthday cards over the weekend, as each of my sons had been invited to their friends celebrations.
The 1st one was so quick, that I didn't even think about a photo....(3 minutes flat in fact, from start to finish & out the that's what I call quick...LOL!!)

It didn't have the glittery touch that this one has though.

Thanks for popping by, happy crafting

Jane x

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Too Busy to Blog - so sorry!

Hi All,

I know it's been almost a month since I last blogged - but I've been busy, busy, work, study and home.........I almost wish I could retire and then I could spend more time on things I love to craft and chat!

I did meet up with my buddies on Monday, and this is what we created.

The little birdhouse was cased from a gift I received at Jenny's last extravaganza day. All the items incorporate the two-step bird punch. I wanted to show that punches can be more versatile, than they may seem at first glance.

This card is straight forward, the pink heart was made by punching out a heart shape and using (what normally would be the waste cardstock) as a template, then by sponging with a dauber to the desired depth of colour.

These flowers are created from the birds wing, and the stems added with a pricking tool.

This card I'm sure is one very similar to one I've seen on the web somewhere...(but do you think I can find the person who created it!! I've tried....but couldn't find it, so sorry I can't acknowledge you) I just think it's so simple but effective, don't you? The shadow is created just the same as the heart was, but just remember to invert the image.
Hope you've enjoyed, happy crafting
Jane x

P.S. For those who ordered at Jill's workshop last Friday.......I'm waiting for a large parcel, hopefully to be delivered this Friday!!