25 October 2009

1st Birthday

Had a bit of a dabble with parchment, pre the 'parching' weekend at the end of November which is getting ever closer!

This card is for my Godson Alexander's first birthday. It is based on a pattern in a 2003 edition of Parchment Craft. Would of liked to emboss the writing as well, but sadly not enough time at the moment. The background piece was quite time consuming with a grid work background which was then embossed and cut out.

Some of the pages were pricked with a crescent tool then cut out, the bookmark also has cut outs in for the ribbon and the number 1 was embossed and the squares from a 4-needle tool cut out. Quite enough to be going on with!

20 October 2009

Christmas Sheep

I was lucky enough at the weekend to go on a quilling workshop with Diane Boden Crane (of quilled choc fame!). Her designs are always such fun with a bit of a challenge thrown in.

I now have many new ideas to play with some time but have managed to finish one card after the day (there was also a lot of chatting and tip collecting).
The bodies are made of a solid coil, slightly domed and covered in 'sprinkles' which are 1mm strips of paper, spiralled around a thin wire and then cut finely - as you do! They certainly raise a smile, although I'm not sure I can go in to mass production of them yet.

2 October 2009

Crazy Dogs!

I get many random requests at work for cards, this week was no exception and I don't like to disappoint!
Someone saw the woodware stamp set designed by Francoise Read containing these crazy dogs. They were very suitable for a young relation apparently - who has also just started playing the piano - hence this card!
The 'carpet' is from a roll of cheap wallpaper and I coloured the dogs with my copics for ease. Had to add a few google eyes just to complete the madness.
I long for the day someone wants a plain birthday card with flowers or a golfer on or something standard!
Hope it raises a smile though.