Some have asked how the ‘Rosebud Shelf’ card is constructed…so I’ve put together a little tutorial and have included the sheets so that you can have a go yourself. You can find it all on my blog here….. http://marjiesmakes.blogspot.com/2011/08/rosebud-card-sheets-and-tutorial.html …hope you enjoy making this card and maybe designing a ‘shelf’ card for yourself in the … Read moreTutorial for ‘Rosebud Shelf’ card
This attractive card is called Victoriana and was made by Maree. Maree said: “I used the frame embossing folder on brown card, then rubbed it over with a metalic rub on. I got this idea to ‘antique’ it when the little picture fell out of a file. As it was just a zerox copy I … Read moreVictoriana – Form-A-Lines gallery card of the week
My altered book has a niche for keepsakes. I’ve used mine to display this altered spoon (I feel a fad coming on!)
I’ve made an altered book – the full blurb about it is on my blog but here is the first page. The texture is the DIY stuff called Liquid Nails and it’s coloured with alcohol ink and Liquid Pearls. The image is printed on fabric (tutorial on my blog).
I’ve made a book to give to my daughter for her birthday in March. The pictures are of us with our grandsons (who are now aged 19 and 21!). I made the cover using velvet paper and made a frame using Ten Seconds Studio metal and moulds. I’m quite pleased with how the cover came … Read moreGrandparents’ book
Card making can be very addictive and you may soon get to the point where you are making more cards than you can use yourself. The answer is to sell some of your cards. It is unlikely that you will make much more than pin money from your cards. However, if you donate your profits … Read moreTen easy ways to sell your handmade greetings cards
Darken that Thread! This was stitched with Sulky Metallic 142-7027, which is a red/green/gold variegated thread, but after I was done, it was still very difficult to read, as the thread did not contrast enough with the background. Hmm, what to do…? I reached for my ever trusty Sakura stardust dark red, green and gold … Read moreIf your stitching doesn’t show…
This is the piece of textile which I made in the workshop on Sunday. It is composed of 5 layers of different papers, some painted, some stamped, some waxed, others oiled, or fused to a piece of painted Bondaweb or organza, in order to stabilize the piece if it was too delicate. We used … Read morePaper textile
Grateful Heart This card was done as a commission for a client of mine. It all looks good, right? So how did I ruin it? Let this be a lesson to you and me: I lacquered it, or attempted to. When I applied the lacquer, it warped the paper and destroyed the shaping I had … Read moreHow to Ruin a 3D image!
Not, strictly speaking, crafty but I got this verse last year on an ATC and thought it would bear repeating. A Poem for Remembrance Day “The inquisitive mind of a child” Why are they selling poppies, Mummy? Selling poppies in town today. The poppies, child, are flowers of love. For the men who marched … Read moreRemembrance day