28 August 2008

Been Busy + Latest cards + peeks!

Thought I better get a new post up since there's been some serious blog neglect this month.
I have been crazy busy though making up the Christmas Crafty Templates kit, enjoying the last few dregs of the summer and going through upteen hair colour changes (not my hair I'm just the dope who has to keep applying it!) to name just a few things.

So anyway, some latest cards...

I've been playing around with creating depth and the one of the easiest ways I've found is to use corrugated card to matt embellishments or pieces of paper on, build them up then apply them to the card. It's robust but not heavy so it's not making the card bulky/weighty and therefore tippy! I think it looks cool from the side too, like a hone comb texture, plus it's free if you recycle boxes/packaging so it's all good. :-) I like going off the top of cards with bits too, this one fits a 6x6 envelope, if you pop it under neath your card before you stick on the pieces you can make sure it will fit whatever envelope you want to use.
More cards, these ones I've used nestabilities to cut out shapes from the corrugated card, (I used a Cuttlebug and just ran it through twice to make sure it cut cleanly).
These last two I made with the latest GoGo Greetings kit, I added the Bazzill card and used American Crafts markers for the doodling.
Speaking of kits I have been mega busy getting bits together for the Crafty Templates Christmas card kit and I'm not just saying it because it's mine but it is seriously lush, I'll take a sneaky peak photo soon, can't wait to show it off! It'll be a special bumper kit for October and it'll be perfect to make extra special Christmas cards with, plus it'll be some way to being a little more festive feeling by then, ooo can't wait. :-D

The September kit is a mini one, although it is still generous for a mini kit, I'm just rubbish at sticking to budgets!
I do have a sneaky peek picture of that already,
I got some of the cutest trims for it, the multicoloured one I found in my local haberdashery and I got every bit they had left! There's some of the latest American Crafts papers, Bazzill bling and scalloped card (which folds in half to make a perfect scallop edge card blank!) and I got some more of those little birdie notes. Those are by 'Pink Poison' (aka Marie) her website is very checkoutable if you like cute slightly quirky stuff, http://www.pinkpoison.net/
If you want one of these kits they're going up for sale on Crafty Templates on the 1st of September.
Well I'll try and get a new update soon, I'm booked in for another hair colouring session any time now. Just a warning, I know there can't be many people that are that crazy but don't be as dippy as my mum and try to add dark bits to your hair with 1. false tan and then 2. eyelash dye because you will get bright orange and then bright green streaks in your hair. Now I have to fix it and pray that it works out, wish me luck... lol

13 August 2008

Sassafras Lass Mass

So I was browsing the super cute Sassafras Lass blog and saw they're wanting to peek at readers work so because I'm a bit of a Sassa hoarder I figured I should make a contribution and oblige, not that I think my stuff is particularly great but I just want to show some love for their fab 'different' products. I've got a bunch of stuff to share but I've picked out some of my faves past and present.

These are all the latest cards I've made. I really think the Robotics papers are cool because they can be used for both girly cards and boy cards, just by adding in different embellies and mixing up the paper sides.
This is a project I made up for a pin wheel mini book. It's a standing up one so it makes a pretty decoration in place of something like a framed photo. This one is called 'BB's smile book' because it's full of photos of my cat (BB) and all the things that make her (and in turn me!) smile. :-)

I love the Oliver stamps I've had my set for an age and I'm still using them. This is one of my fav Christmas cards from last year...
And a card I made in the spring this year...

So yep again mega versitile!
I can't wait for the new goodies to start arriving I just love the Kawaii style papers and embellies!
TFL xx

5 August 2008


Here's my interpretation of this weeks Daring Cardmakers challenge, to make a card with some kind of 'sprinkles'. Cute challenge :-D It made me think of the many things I have 'sprinkled' around my desk at the mo so I picked up a few of those and gathered them together. I also thought of 'sugar sprinkles' I did those in my last Crafty Goodies kit which funnily enough was called 'Sugar Sprinkles'. Lynn from the Altered Element helped me pick out seed beads and bits that look like sugar sprinkles for the kits so I picked up what I had left in my little bag of those too. So that looked something like this......Then I cuttlebugged some core-dinations card and rubbed it back, glued it to a card blank (it's an A5 one that I cut just short of in half so I could have bits falling off the edge and it still fits in a C6 envie). Tied some tags around the top with some cute floss and then got to the 'sprinkling' bit with all the embellies. I added a bit of extra sparkle with some gems too.....
Thanks for another fab dare!
xx Leo