Saturday, 17 October 2009

Patti Goes to the Orient

I haven't done much crafting this past week, my DH had an operation on his wrist on Monday and can;t do very much for 2 weeks so not much crafting done and when I have tried I seem to be too tired that my mojo is sleeping, but here is a card I managed to do before my mojo took a nap (Or holiday).
I am a big fan of anything Oriental, I think I picked it up from my Mum. We have family in Japan so little things have worked there way into Mum's home.
Anyway this image on Kirsty Wiseman's Patti Picklicious Printables CD is just fab, I printed off one of the papers in a smaller scale and then paper pieced the oriental image, skin was coloured in using promarkers, sentiment is also from the CD.
My oldest daugther met a Japanese Author last week and mentioned to her about our Japanese connections it turns out her daugther was taught English by my cousin....small world eh?

Saturday, 10 October 2009

A card frenzy

I have been quite busy the last week or so and have managed to get quite a few cards done, a lot using some of my CDs, I am really hooked on using crafting CDs now, I have found the right kind of paper (I prefer a matt to glossy) and have the right settings on my pronter for my paper , as one of my favorite crafters, Joanna Sheen says "Get to know your printer".
Anyway I have started to scan my cards, I will put them on here just a few day a.
I have finished my Christmas cards so now can do anything else (Christmas is my least favorite type of card).
The first ones I have here are made using Crafter's Companion CDS (Boys n Girls, as most of the cards I make are for boys and girls anyway.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Introducing Patti Picklicious

Another crafting CD, I am totally converted now and my latest addition is Patti Picklicious by Kirsty Wiseman, recently shown on QVC, I have been following Kirsty on Twitter for sometime.
As well as loads of yummy backing papers there are circle cutouts, sentiments, Images of Patti herself (both coloured and plain and lots more)
The papers are sorted in colour families are have wonderful names.
ALso included are tint alphabet tiles. the font is like an old style typemwriter so I just had to print out a sheet on safmat. I have used them on 2 of my cards, and placed the greeting on blank sentiment tiles which are also included (Kirsty has also included a few with greetings in different fonts, plus circle greetings and icons which can be punched out with circle punches.
Anyway here are my first cards, card candy and prima flowers are just made for these papers so I have used them to finish off the cards.
A big thank you to the Designer of these Kirsty...she is a real star just go to her site here

Stampin' Up! Blog Candy

Amanda has a super Stampin' Up! Blog candy on her blog, including a beautiful New SU! stamp set and lots of more.
As you can imagine being SU! the stuff is just fabulous, just go and check here
Good Luck :)

Monday, 5 October 2009

My Manga Girl

I love manga (Japanese cartoon art) if I had the time I would love to learn how to draw in the manga style, anyway one of my favorite stamp companies, Sugar Nellie has a few Manga designs now availible in rubber stamps so I just had to try one. ANyway here she is, 3 cards, all coloured with promarkers and copics.
They have quite a few at Funky Kits (I think the one I have is out of stock at the moment) but go and have a look anyway they have plenty of yummy stamps.
Why don;t you do and have a peek here