Wednesday, October 1, 2014
I've a quilling tutorial over on Splitcoaststampers today on how to make this cute Quilled Flower Bookmark. There are step-by-step photos and wait for it, yes there's a video! I don't make that many videos, about one a year, so enjoy!
The quilled flower sits nicely at the top of the book, it's the same concept as the quilled butterfly bookmark I made earlier this year but that one was a lot harder to make! This flower is a good place to start if you haven't done much quilling.
I used wider strips than my usual quilling strips by cutting my own, this made the structure a bit sturdier. It didn't take too long to make, I made a few while I was preparing the tutorial and I gave one to my mum and she just loves it! You can check out the full tutorial on Splitcoaststampers here.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Hello! Just popping in with a card featuring some of Core'dinations gorgeous Black Magic Collection cardstock. I love this stuff, it is just magic when you emboss it, then sand the surface to reveal a colored core! Here I used Freeze colored cardstock and teamed it with another of my favorites Glitter Silk, I used Bermuda Bling, a gorgeous turquoise.
Both the embossing folder and sentiment stamp are from Anna Griffin. I embossed the top half of the cardstock and stamped the sentiment on the lower half using Memento Luxe Wedding Dress Ink. The flowers are from Petaloo.
I've been pretty busy working on projects so I haven't had much time to blog. I'm hoping to make some more hand-carved stamps today, I've been dying to get back to it! SO you should see some sample cards using them soon. Have a great weekend! The weather has been fabulous here in Ireland! : )
Monday, September 15, 2014
This gorgeous magazine landed on my doormat the other day, it's the brand new issue of Your Handmade Home. It's the XMAS Special edition! There are some stunning projects in this issue in a variety of different crafts including Knitting, Crochet, Sewing, Making, Stitching and Papercraft. It's just full of crafty inspiration, I've been enjoying dipping in and out of it in the evenings with a cup of tea!
I'm delighted to have some creations in this issue! I was asked to come up with some ideas for Christmas Gift Wrap using brown paper. I did a little stamping on some of the gift wrap using pigment ink, I also used some paper doilies, washi tape, ribbon and a little chalkboard!
You'll find full instructions in the magazine. Along with lots more ideas for decorating and making your own gifts for Christmas. There's also a great beginners guide to knitting, crochet, sewing etc and some fabulous templates to create some of the projects in this issue at the back of the magazine. You can pick up a copy in your local newsagents now (UK) and is available for purchase now online too.