Saturday, 10 August 2013

I tried to do some crafting today again as tomorrow we will be busy with wedding. Well, this card didn't come out as I wanted, but as someone said, it is just paper. If I don't like it I can chuck it in the bin.

I made this card for a wedding which will take place this Sunday. I used the same technique from the previous card, only A5 size instead of 13.5x13.5cm one.

I had to find a solution to place some gift vouchers in the card, so I tried to make some corners from the paper I used on the front. I am quite proud of it, but took me two hours to finish.

I was also cheeky and went to Card Factory to get some wrapping paper, which I used at the front and inside the card too.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Another card I have just finished. I looked up a lot of card crafting tutorials on youtube and I fancied to make this one, as it is quite simple to assemble. It is harder to decorate as I wanted to make it colour coordinated.

Right. First of all I blame you Donks as I am so hooked that all what I can think of is new ideas of making cards!!! I think I need therapy or something like that.

Yesterday we were at the Proms, listening to Strauss' and Beethoven's most beautiful pieces and all what I could think of is crafting. Instead appreciating the music, the musicians and the conductor I was imagining cards. ARGHHH! What a waste!

Anyways. I am in love with some newly find card stock paper, but I am not getting them at the moment. These are from Crafter's Companion, pastel coloured card stock. Oh, I could spend a lot of money on it. Fortunately, my crafting friend gives me advice about buying craft essentials. And she recons it would be too early, which is true. I am still so clumsy with paper and have a lot to learn.

Until that I only have one option: practice!

Friday, 2 August 2013

And this is my latest one. I used Poundland glitter paint, glitter glue and felt tips. They are good for beginners, shame I don't have mores shades to colour.I used my friend's stamps again, which I have got quite a lot of them.
This is a Thank you card for my crafting friend, I hope she likes it.

On this one I tried out embellishing and I loved it. It is so simple to make and although not a winner again, I enjoyed making it.

After I showed my first two card to my best friend,  I got really lucky. As my friend is crafting too (she is absolutely brilliant), she gave me quite a lot of crafting goodies for me to practice.

Well, I made these two and learned a lot about gluing them together. You probably think everyone knows how to glue. I have a bad news, that's not true. I managed to soak the base card with the glue, therefore it was bent after drying. Lesson learned.

For some reason I have decided to start to make my own postcards. Probably the main reason was that two of my Hungarian friends were having babies and they were due at the beginning of this month. As I couldn't find suitable greeting cards, I made them myself.

These are for a boy and a girl. As I have only just started "crafting" these are not winning ones, but I am proud of myself to get this far!!

The "ingredients" are coming from Poundland only. Yes, I know, they are not the best quality. But I don't want to spend a lot of money on something I might won't like. So at the moment most of my stuff is coming from there.