Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Birthday Cards for WA

Hello create types! Welcome, welcome. Time for a cuppa of tea or coffee, whatever your poison, and to sit and see what I can inspire you with today.

I have some dear friends down in Manjimup, Western Australia, who apart from having the birth of their son only a week and a half ago they both celebrate their own birthday a day after one another this weekend. More cards were in order. This is what they got.

Happy Birthday to you both.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Birth of Spawn

Hey crafters, I hope you are all well and have some exciting projects on your craft desk. Today I will be sharing with you some more inspiration, although the theme is slightly different.

A good friend of mine asked me to create some cards for him to send to family to announce the birthday of his son. There was a bit of back and forth on theme ideas and we settled on vintage with some steampunk, however some thing in one of the emails stuck with me. My friend has a different sense of humour, as do I and in the end found a middle ground with what we planned.

So yes these two cards say birth of spawn (his words not mine) I just thought it was very apt for who my friend is. These two cards went to sisters, naturally, who would get the joke in it all.

These two cards were the more...tame should we say. These were for the older generation of matriarchs.

The cards for created using card stock as the base and Ephemera and papers were from my 1920 collection which you can find HERE on my webstore as printables, which these were. The gear were a collection of what was in my embellishments box.

Welcome little Lucien and congrats to my friends on his arrival and addition to the family.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Mini Album full on Memories

Hello Crafters.

I trust you are all well, and have many projects sitting waiting for your attention on your craft desk. I am very glad though that you have taken some time out to sit and read my blog, hopefully with a coffee or a tea which ever way your preference may run. Sometimes it is just nice to take a little break even from crafting.

Today I don't have a new project, but I am working on a couple which I am sure will be posted very soon for your viewing. The project I am showing you today is a mini alum which I finished November of 2015. However, I have since filled it with many of my photographic memories and I wanted to show you the end result.

This was the mini album I filled up and in a few way I am sort of glad I made the errors I did which meant it did not go up on my webstore. I talk about the mistakes I made when putting this mini album together in the video. It was a great learning curve for me, it was the first project I got a little cocky on and I paid for it, sort of.

Since showing the last photo journal I filled up, I heard from many crafters who were amazed I actually filled my albums. Do you put photos in the mini albums you make? I would love to hear and see what you make. 

Friday, 5 August 2016

Custom card: Mothers Birthday

Welcome crafters, I hope you have a lovely cup of tea if you are in the colder end of the world or a nice refreshing cool drink in the more warmer areas of the planet. Where ever you are I hope you have many projects waiting for your attention on your craft desk today, or you are looking for some inspiration.

One of the amazing things I have found since being in a wheelchair is the support community out there. An acquaintance sent me a care package a while ago of some heavenly wax melts, with the best smells ever! She was a recipient of a hand made card from May. I ended up running very low on a fav wax melt sent and offered to do a barter with her that if she did another batch of wax melts and made a few for me i would make her a card or two in exchange.

Here are the cards I made for her.

Happy with the arrangement at the end of the day. 

Do you have similar types of arrangements with people when it comes to your craft?