Welcome to my newest follower, Pamellia, whose blog contains
some incredible inspiration...I recommend a peek.
During the first half of the year, I always have lots of birthday cards to
make, and much to my dismay, most of them are for men. Many of you
say that you struggle with these cards, and believe me, I am no
different. Why can't men enjoy pretty pink cards, with cute
images and lots of flowers, lace and pearls?
Mmmmm, well this is the best I can come up with for a fellow guide
at the Fort. It was his birthday yesterday.
I have more peel-off stickers than I will ever use in my life-time, a
result of my fascination with them in my early days of card-making.
When recently transferring my crafting studio from an old converted
stable to our spare bedroom, I found lots of stash and equipment I
had not, in some cases, seen or used for years. One of these items
was a Pearl-Express Watercolour Palette, so I used it to paint these
outline peel-off stickers, giving the cars a wonderful metallic finish.
Inside my card continues the mechanical theme.
This is the first time I have used this fabulous die-cut, and I
attached it to the left-hand panel inside the card.
Dies - Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Rectangles; Marianne LR0198 (cars); Memory Box Mini Gears
Colouring - ArtQuest Pearl-Express Watercolour Palette
Scissors - Fiskars Deckle Edge
Peel-off stickers from my
Crafty Sentiment Designs - 'Birthday'
Sparkles Monthly #65 - 'One For The Boys'
I really must have a shower, my 3rd for the day as the weather continues to be so dreadfully hot and humid, then try to get some sleep. I am on duty at the Fort all day tomorrow, and we will be incredibly busy, as there is a cruise ship coming into Newcastle for the day. On 'cruise ship days' it is not unusual to have 600-1000 people visit the Fort.
Until next time, "happy crafting",