Saturday, 29 January 2011

The Crafting Drought is Over! Yippee!

Inspiration struck prompted byVirginia who suggested watches for a masculine card. It just so happens that yesterday whilst at AMOM I'd bought some 7 Gypsies "Paddington" paper and a Hero Arts Cling stamp called "Timely Bird".Lucky or what?
Some matting and layering plus heat embossing resulted in this card for my brother:
The watch stamp was a freebie from Craft Stamper and the ribbon was the handle on a Sainsbury's pannetone.

Here is the card I made earlier in the week for my SIL (forgot I'd taken a photo of it! doh!). The stamp is a Clarity stamp and the papers etc are from my stash. Same techniques as I'm having fun with heat embossing at the moment.

The sentiment ,"Happy Birthday", is printed on the ribbon.

And now to the Collage Course.
Class 1 was to use a background as a foreground and add only one or two other elements.
This is the first one I came up with using an illustration from the remains of a book that I found at Dad's on the Franco-Prussian War (yes, I did only find the remains - weird):

This second one I did for fun (as I'm not sure it fits the criteria) using an illustration from a book bought on ebay:

I just really liked the picture.

Since I'm on a roll, Max will be having a power walk and then I'm planning on doing a challenge LO before the football.

Hope you're all having a great weekend.


Carole said...

Both of these cards are lovely Sue, I don't know why you hate making cards so much! Just think of them as little scrapbook pages! Especially love the male card, it's always harder thinking of what to make for men!

Hugs - Carole xxx

craftattack said...

Great stuff, glad you have found your mojo again! I also made a masculine card with my freebie this morning, but yours is nicer!

Hi I'm Maria... said...

YIPPEE SUE, great news and fab cards and collage course work, well done...

maria xx


Hi Sue
Fabulous cards,glad you have your mojo back,enjoy your weekend
hugs Dianne xx

Joanna said...

Well done, you! You've made a start on the Collage Club - great picture choices, really lovely.

Lovely cards too - your crafting drought is well and truly over!


Virginia said...

Oh the clocks worked hurray - loving the masculine card it is gorgeous, also loving those collages really lovely!

mrs tsv said...

well done sue, i seen you were stuck on fb and left some suggestions for you. i dont know whether you seen them or not.
but im glad you found your mojo for making them.
mens cards are so much more difficult.
your brothers card is stunning sue, i love the clock stamp and the bird and time. wonderful. your card for your sil is simple but beautiful.
and your collage work is amazing.
well done sue.
hugs gina xxxxx