Wednesday, 13 February 2008

'Twins' card

This card goes with the bootie that I posted yesterday. It doesn't look how I thought it would, but I think it turned out okay. I had planned to use a few buttons etc but I couldn't fit them on without it looking over done.

The letters are some that I found on eBay, bought them for doing a scrapbook for my eldest but never got round to using them. I covered a tag with gingham paper - the same as I used on the box - and added the letter and an eyelet. Put eyelets on the background piece as well and threaded some pale blue ribbon through.

I used my concave punch for the corners and used a Papermania brad on each one. I have to say I'm not overly keen on these brads. They look nice enough, but several had fallen apart when I opened the packet, and some are totally squashed so you can't use them. Also they don't sit straight when they're opened out as they're not bent right. Maybe I was just unlucky and got a bad batch?

I also bought some Whispers Strokes pens today. The pastel set. I could never afford the copics I really want, so figured these would do. I'd not heard many good things about them, but so far I've found the colours are fine for what I want to use them for, namely colouring my nellies!

So, that's what I'm off to do now - colour nellie's whilst watching Alias on DVD for like the gazillionth time!!