Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Helen Broxap

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Another Sepia-tone Card with the ProMarkers and Copics

Just a quick post today - been a rough couple of weeks and not much time for crafting.  So in danger of repeating myself this is another little card that demonstrates my attempts at using the ProMarkers and Copics to achieve a sepia tone (see here for previous card).  It's actually quite a tiny little easel card using a Craftworks Card elegant rectangle die cut which was scored twice to make the easel.  The Popcorn the Bear stamp is a freebie I got from Crafters Companion during their birthday event last year.  I thought it might be a bit cutesy for me but it's growing on me and I'm sure I've got some friends who quite like cute.

Might be a bit of a gap now before the next blog post but who knows!  Going to Krakow, Poland with work (woo hoo) and then back at the desk for a week before going on hols to Anglesey (double woo hoo!).  Hopefully there'll be more crafting by the sea as I unwind and recharge the batteries...

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Flowers and Ribbons

Sometimes I just love to make an unashamably feminine card - all floral papers, fancy ribbons, pretty flowers and dinky embellishments! This card has been  in my mind for some time so really pleased how it finally came together.  The papers are K&Co, the punched edge is Martha Stewart, the flowers are Prima, and the lovely satin ribbons are from my local fabric shop who do bundles of ribbons for 50p! Even better when you get a bargain...  I've left it 'sentiment free' as I can imagine it being used for a number of different occasions for one of my lovely friends or family. I often do this as I can always add a specific sentiment at a later date.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

The things we do when we have to

This is not just any frozen peas compress, this is a Marks and Spencer hand-selected petits pois compress! The things you will do when your head is pounding with a monster migraine...

P.S. I don't normally have M&S petits pois - they were probably on special offer!