Sunshine in a flower

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I'm back!

it or not I'm back!!!

I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted...it's been ages!! What can I say? Time flies, especially around Christmas and energy levels have been very poor. I just haven't had a chance really to blog, bearing in mind the need to provide photographs to reduce the potential of total boredom in reading this!!

Anyway, here I am.

The card above by the way is my first (would you believe) attempt at using my new corner rounder scissors (Fiskars). I had a nightmare trying to obtain a corner punch and when I did find them on web-sites the whole size of 'round corner' was baffling. I then happened across a range of corner rounders/decorators by Fiskars. Great value and really effective I think. It's possible to do a small or large corner (the above are the large corner) and also to do a backwards corner with the corner going into the paper. Blimey, I just can't work out how to explain that feature at all. maybe best if I do a piccie sometime! Anna Griffin papers, Heidi Swapp flowers, some gems and ribbon (can't remember brand of gem and ribbon just from haberdasherer). The chipboard sentiment is K and Company.

I'm not really into these bold cards but fun to try. I don't have any jumbo brads and the card suffers for that I believe. The small brads to hold the flowers in place just don't cut it. Unfortunately, I have a pretty useless shop in my town regarding the suply of materials so I mainly rely on the internet. It's a pain as it's impossible to buy even basic essentials, no flowers, no chipboard anything, no Anna Griffin, no Heidi Swapp/Karen Foster/Tim Holtz.. It's dedicated to the supply of Kanban. (Um).

Back to the card, I'll search for some big brads and I'm sure it'll look alot better.

I rather like the simplicity of this card. I'm really trying to try new things with my cardmaking and use some of the many (read tonnes) of beautiful stash I have. Anna Griffin papers, printed sentiment and ribbon. The dragonfly embellishment is of unknown origin I'm afraid and the Snowdrop image is from a pack of replica cigarette cards by Crafthouse Press. The cigarette cards are available in many topics, and I'm particularly keen on the roses and flowers. The butterfly set though is stunning. I have some matching papers for the roses and butterflies so must have a play.

Humphrey and Sophie

Humphrey and Sophie