Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thank-you Card

This is a thank-you card I made for the girls' teacher. I have used all things Tim Holtz on it. Including the edge die, the embossing folder, stamps and distress inks. I used the edge die, then folded it back and used it as a stencil.

You can just see the shape behind the bird.

You can see where I also used the edge as a stencil to ink up the inside of the card too. Not quite the traditional Thank-you card, but I think she liked it.


Ok everyone here it is. Last week if you visited you would have seen me at my best. This week alas I am back to my old untidy ways. I had some friends over yesterday so everything was moved to the kitchen and just dumped back on the desk afterwards. The mirror as you can see has still not been finished, but I did get a card made.

The card sits atop one of my fave pieces of equipment, my Woodware paper trimmer. Off to check out some other desks. For more information on this great experience check out Julia's Blog

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


This is what's on my desk today. Some unfinished projects. A wall hanging thingy, a mirror and a cute little birdhouse.

The mirror is hopefully going to be a present for hubby on our 20th wedding anniversary. It will look tidier when I have decided which of the pieces to stick to it!

You may have spotted the little box in the background and wondered what it was. It is my box of distress ink sponges. I coloured a tab with each of the colours, cut some cut 'n' dried foam and stapled the label to the foam. I now have all of the colours at my fingertips.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day

Sorry people, long time no blog. I hope to get back on track from today. Although the sunshine does beckon! Every sunny day is a bonus in Ireland, so we need to catch those rays when we can.
This is the card that I made for my husband on Father's Day. He flew away to England yesterday, hence the theme of the card. The card is distressed with vintage photo and brushed corduroy ink, over-stamped with brushed corduroy and walnut stain.
The tags are made using two different techniques. The green tag is distressed with peeled paint and shabby shutters. It was then swiped with espresso paint and finally the edges were embossed using vintage photo distress embossing powder. The brown tag is coloured with scattered straw, tea-dye, vintage photo and brushed corduroy inks. The stamps are Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous and the whole tag is dusted with some Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold.
I am entering this card in the My Partner in Crafting Crime Challenge #4.
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