Thursday, 21 August 2008

Blog Candy at going-buggy

Enfys has blog candy up for grabs, so go visit her fantastic blog for a chance to win and to see her lovely designs.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

International Swop Buddies- Cricut MB

This month my swap buddie is Shan (MomofKtimes2). We have been exchanging messages and among the things I sent to her was this butterfly that I made. I stamped the butterfly on to parchment paper using Stazon Opaque Cotton White ink, then embossed the pattern. Although it does not show on the right wing I pricked through the vellum. (you can see it on the left wing)
The antennae were made using wire and beads and the body has pearl beads along it. I then added a bit of 'stickling' to finish.
I love working with parchment and although it can be time consuming the results can be amazing.
This is the other card for the Christmas in July swop.

Christmas in July Card

Here is my card for the Addicted to Cardmaking Monthly Swap on the Cricut message board
I cut the circular card using the Cricut Expression and added a peel off around the edge. Then I cut the flower petals from vellum using the teardrop shape from TBBM, stickled the edges and added a ribbon. To make the card stand up I trimmed a tiny bit off the back of the card.
I have been away for so long and thought it time to update my blog!

Been really busy finishing a scrapbook for my youngest daughter and her husband's anniversary. Did not have time to take any photo's of it and now they are on holiday so I will have to wait till they return. Now I am working on an album for my SIL's 8Oth birthday in October.

I bought some Flowersoft recently and have been using it on the October cards for the Addicted to Cardmaking swop on the Cricut message board.

I really enjoyed making the August and September cards. I think the September ones (FALL) are one of my best attempts but I will not put them here as the others in the swap have not got theirs yet and I don't wan to spoil their suprise.