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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Kate's Crafty Place: Riding along on my pushbike honey.........Re...

Kate's Crafty Place:

Riding along on my pushbike honey.........

: Riding along on my pushbike honey......... Remember that song from the 1970's ? Ok, just me then ! I have a Tattered Lace b...

Riding along on my pushbike honey.........

Remember that song from the 1970's ? Ok, just me then !

I have a Tattered Lace bike die. Now what I have found easiest to do with my dies is to cut them out in plain white paper, colour various parts in , snip various parts off and see what I can make from them and then put together some cards /projects.
So with this one I thought it would look particularly good as a black silhouette .I printed a background from a My Craft Studio CD -Advanced Paper Flower Expert CD and trimmed it to fit a 6"x 6" card. I matted it on to some plain black card and adhered it to the card blank. I cut the bike and the Happy Birthday sentiment from black card and using 3d foam pads stuck them into position. I was quite pleased with the result and for a simple and quick card.....I can see me making more of these.

The other bike die card, I decided needed a load of colour ! It's from the Summer Breeze collection . I actually cut the initial layer from craft card then used a variety of bright colours snipped and trimmed to add some interest and depth. I used some black for the tyres. I kept the background quite plain as I had used so many different colours on the bike, a little bit of faux stitching ( obviously !!!) then layered up onto some more craft card. As you can see, I have kind of limited my colour palette to teal , yellow and black. The bike was cut from craft card and I've used the same in the background. This is quite a good way to use colours without overwhelming your card with too many at one time. It ties all the colours in and gives a more coordinated look to the card.

Now then , I wanted to make another card with this die ....something that would show it in a completely different form.  See what you think.....

Here you can see that I have just taken one element, the balloons. I cut them from some lovely bright colours , added a white highlight with a gel pen, stuck them to the card front with some foam pads for a bit of height. This time, to give the background some interest without adding in colour, I ran my craft card through a dotty embossing folder and applied some black gem stones to the top and bottom corners The Happy Birthday sentiment is also a Tattered Lace one   ( )

I like this  and again it just shows the versatility of this particular die.

Happy crafting folks,
Kate x

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Alrighty, the 4th of August already  ! How did that happen ?

I'm having problems with loading on pics to my blog from my phone and I have to say between that , crafty projects, work and Uni work , I've been a bit slack on the old blogging front. 
I just don't know where the time goes....well actually I do if I'm truthful, a lot of it goes on Pintrest ! Anyone else like that ? I nip on to look for inspiration for something and three hours later ...... Well I'm sure you know that feeling too . Anyway on to other things.

Ermm - just realised that I gave you sneaky peeks earlier this summer of some Tatty Twinkles stamps and due to .... ahem ...technical problems they were never posted so without further ado ...

Now I love this image , no I really LOVE it .
The very talented Nikki Hall is the designer of Tatty Twinkle  . This particular set of stamps made me think of summer ...'n'stuff ....

I always forget about these rocker cards but when I do make them , I love them as they are a wee bit different. One of the stamps in the set is a single petal , which i made into a flower and you know what ? I think this just might make a bee-oootiful poinsettia embellishment on my Christmas cards.
Fancy a close up ?
 Gorgeous isn't it ?

See you soon