My little crafting world....

Hi all
I'm a complete craft addict! I have a small business called Surrey Crafts teaching craft workshops from my studio in Esher, Surrey and at venues around the country. I teach mixed media, decorative painting, card making and papercrafts, jewellery making and creative embroidery classes. If you'd like to find out more just leave a comment, or take a look at my other social media pages:
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Wednesday 18 March 2015

Don't trim cards while you are talking on the phone!

Here is a 50th birthday card for another lovely lady. 

Across the background I used a wash of watercolours. I drew a Roman style column and then used the 'Folk It' techniques to paint the flowers cascading down. I doodled a large letter L (Roman numeral for the number 50) added some white Signo Uni-Ball pen, some gems and that was it really. 

The only slight problem being that while I was cutting the card down to fit the 8x8 card blank my Mum called. Instead of waiting until I was off the phone to trim down the card I carried on and made a real 'pigs ear' of it, taking too much off the top and side. 

Such is life, bet you've all done it at some point - or should I say "Et tu, Brute?". Hahaaa. Suz xxx

Tuesday 17 March 2015

New Home card

This quick card for my cousin's daughter who's just bought her first home with her fiance, was made using a set of stamps from The Artistic Stamper called "Our House", designed by Kathleen Fullman. 

I love this set as it is so easy to use for 'paper piecing'. 
Stamping onto various patterned and coloured backgrounds, cutting them out and mixing and matching the roofs and buildings can give you enough houses for several cards in one go.

Before I stuck down the houses I tore some inked green card and glued that on leaving the tops open so I could slide some of the houses behind. The front house I lifted off the page using foam tape.

I stamped the words onto white card and cut them in the shape of clouds and I doodled squiggles around the card to frame it and coloured in the diddy circles with a white Signo Uni-Ball pen. I also cut the doors open on a couple of the houses and wrote little messages inside. 

Good quick fun. Suz xxx