Thursday, 30 June 2011

How Do you Make Your Summer Special?

I'm hoping to run a series of posts on things to do this summer. But, in order to make this a success I need your help? I want to know if you have any activities, places you enjoy, or things that you do in the summer months. I would especially like to know about your favourite summer crafts and where you like to do them in sunny weather. Maybe you go to the beach, or sit by the side of a swimming pool. Maybe youlike to attend craft fayres. Whatever it is, I'd love to hear from you.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Crafty Cards

I've been making cards for some of my family for a little while now, but I've never shared the results other than with my 'real-world' family and friends before. Now that I've got a craft blog I thought it was about time that changed. So here are two cards which I made recently. Read on to find out how I made them:

This card was made for father's day. I cut and and then glued handmade paper (bought from a craft fete at Blenheim Palace) onto a blank card. I then added two layers of die-cut decopage sheets with a bird on them (bought from Millett's Farm craft shop). To complete the card I stuck on two stickers- the one on the left says 'Its' Your Day'.

This one was for my Mum's birthday and is a great example of reusing and recycling. Onto a blank card I added some homemade paper- this time rose-petal paper (made from old rags and rose-petals). I cut out the corner of a vase of roses from an old Valentine's Day card and then used sticky pads to attach this to the card. The only thing not reused on this card was the sign 'Mum' at the bottom- this was pre-cut.

What sort of cards do you make? Do you have any ideas for reusing materials in your card making or other crafts?