Sunday, 10 April 2016

New Cut & Emboss folder...

Good Sunday morning!
This quick post is to show a card I made with one of the new DoCrafts Cut and Embossing folders...These are great as they cut and emboss in one pass through your diecutting machine!

I haven't used anything like it before and what a great way for making a quick and very pretty card. Dare I say it - this would even lend itself to making amazing shaker cards!!!! Now I've put that out there, I'm going to have to make one amn't I! Anyhoo, it's a pretty straight forward make, starting with embossing the purple cardstock. I inked the embossing to bring out the detail, (not necessary as it is a beautiful deep emboss anyway but I wanted to see how it would look) then stuck glitter paper and gold card to the back of the purple cardstock behind the small hearts. I used a piece of scrap paper from K and Company as the background for the main heart panel. I tied twine round the embossed cardstock and then stuck it all down using adhesive foam tape. I decorated with some diecut butterflies and added a stamped a sentiment. Done. I loved playing with this folder and will definitely try out some more cards...

so pretty!

I can see this would make a lovely picture frame too! Oooh I love it!!
Have a lovely day crafty people!
Jak xxx

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Serendipity and using up scraps of patterned papers

Yeah, so sometimes I like to work solely with my box of stash scraps and try and make something really eclectic work, and talking of which, this leads me on to the photo featured in this LO. It's my youngest daughter in a very (ahem) visually challenging outfit she dressed herself in one lazy Sunday... All the colours work okay together (if you're 9!) but the patterns are maybe a bit more headache inducing and normally I would try to persuade her to turn the volume down slightly but well, we were only going out for a wander up the Law on an autumn afternoon and weren't expecting to be arrested by the Fashion Police or anything! Anyhoo, I set to work hatching a plan to use my scraps and diecut a frame for them leaving a big circle to fill with a photo when lo and behold, I came across this one on my phone which if I didn't know better I would say was meant for this layout! Yes, indeed, the scrapping mojo works in mysterious ways... I'm unsure if I should issue a warning for looking directly at it without sunglasses...

Sunglasses optional!
Thankyou for stopping to have a look. I hope I haven't broken your eyes!
Have fun!
Jacqui xxx