Saturday, 26 January 2008

Card Organiser

Here's a card organiser I've just finished. I started it a while ago but I've only just managed to get the date pieces done. I used American Crafts double sided 12x12 cardstock, with a pocket for two months worth of cards. The date pieces are just the month with space for you to write in names and dates - I was going to put in a little calendar but figured that it would probably be simpler doing it this way.

Lettering is stamped using See D's 'Dot to Dot' alphabet set in black StazOn. I got the ribbon from the Range, but not sure what make it is. Used a comb binder to do the spine, but only until I can get a Bind-it-All. I have so many ideas for things I want to try when I finally get one! Hopefully it won't be too long a wait.

Oh, and there's new Sugar Nellie stamps out tonight (26th) - a new designer with new characters. I've just ordered a couple... there's free postage at the moment, but not sure how long that's on for, go to Funky Kits for info.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Nothing new...

I've done no crafting today, but I've really got to get my butt into gear and get some stuff done. One of my neighbours is about to have twin boys and I wanted to get a bootie and box done (there's a picture of one I've already done in an earlier post) or do I do two, or a pair in one box? Hmmm, I'll have to think about that one!

I've been selling loads of my old craft stuff - you know those stamps you just have to have when you start out and then never use? Yeah, those... well I just sold a load on eBay, so now I'm on the lookout for some newbies. I've already found MFT and it's sooo much cheaper to get things shipped over.

So, no new stuff but here's a card I did for my brother's birthday last year. No stamping, but the cards on the front are real cards, and really tiny - just perfect for cards! The paper is DCWV, and the words are peel offs (another thing I over spent on at the beginning and now rarely use!)

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

I'm Back!

Wow... long time, no blog! I have done no crafting since before Christmas - not even thank-you cards (oops!). There's been 'stuff' going on but today is my dad's birthday so I had to come up with something. I've had this in mind for him since I saw these on SplitCoast, so thought I'd give it a go as I've never put photos on blocks before:

I think they turned out okay! The photos were developed in matt sepia, and the letters were stamped using the See-D's Plain Jane Alphabet. All the papers are DCWV.

The card:

Those numbers are wooden ones that I got for Cory to play around with and they're 8cm high so perfect for crafting with. I'm sure he won't mind me having a couple! The main paper is American Crafts and the blue is DCWV. The ribbon is also American Crafts and you can just about see some brads but I haven't a clue where they're from!

Well, I'm off to make some chocolate covered pretzels!