8 May 2008

Silver & Summer

So here is my go at this weeks Daring Cardmakers challenge - to use something inspired by the wood and/or silverware anniversary I also let the mega turn up in sunshiny weather as inspiration! So I thought well silver obviously - I'll make something that looks like metal and then wood - well paper comes from wood right? This is a real kitchen cupboard card, I used silver kitchen foil glued onto card and then embossed with my Cuttlebug to create a metal effect then the paper is from a Lush present that I saved because it was pretty and smells of Lush! I scrunched up the paper and sanded it then stamped a message onto a Scenic Route journaling label and attached it to the card with a cute brad.
So I just remembered this is my first blog post in an age so I'll supplement it with some of the crafty things I've been up to this last month!

Well I've been making lots of jewellery in preparation for the summer, this is one of my faves it's apple howlite and labradorite I strung 3 bracelets and then fixed them together with a pretty flower shell bead.
I've been mega busy putting kits together for Crafty Templates, the latest one is online now and it's got lots of yummy new Scenic Route stuff in (May Kit). The next one coming up (June Kit) is my favoriteist one so far I've called it Long Lost Letters and I've been enjoying collecting goodies for it for the last couple of months from far and wide, it's defo one to keep an eye out for if like me you love vintagey polka dotty turquoisey lushness! :-D
K what else well, I was playing along with the UKScrappers cybercrop and won two prizes one from Craft At Home and one from The Altered Element. I'd defo recommend a visit to The Altered Element because there's some mega yummy goodies including tons of buttons like these that Lynne sent me as my prize!!! I know there some more exciting goodies going up there soon that you can buy by weight, I can't wait! Just imagine a pick and mix but with buttons and bling and beady goodies mega yum!

I've also been busy making the first Crafty Project work sheet. This is the finished book. It's a mini book that is supposed to be displayed like a picture frame on a shelf.

The project pack guides you through how to make up each page and includes sheets of templates to print off and use to make cool embellishments like fancy labels, shabby chic flowers, a cute birdie and some mega giant brackets you can make your own chipboard shapes with. It took me about 2hrs to make up this one following the project so it'll make a perfect little crop take away pack or something to do on a rainy afternoon - not that I'm wishing rain on anyone! Nope we defo need to keep the sunshine coming! Ok so how about something to do on a sunny afternoon in the garden! I actually do love scrapping outside, you can just fill up a tote with what you need and sit out enjoy the weather and have a crafty play! Sorted.

Well I'm going to leave it there because there are a zillion things I need to do today!

Happy crafting! xx Leo

1 comment:

bubblegum said...

Oooh love your card - brilliant idea with the kitchen foil, I love using it too. :) :)

Your bracelet looks amazing Leo - love the colours. :) :)

And your Scenic Route papers kit is amazing - i can vouch for that - I have use your kit. :) :) The templates are fab to work with and the whole kit goes soooo well together - lucky men, eh! :) :)

Can't wait to see June's Kit too - you sound all excited about it. lol, lol.

Debbie xx