Here is a card that is perfect for the space cadet in your life! – A cute, fun, interactive spinner card, made using a 10p coin and shrink plastic (thats right, i am bringing back shrinkidinks!!)
I haven’t made a spinner card in ages! i guess it was just serendipitous that someone had left a 10p in their jeans, that fell out on the way to the laundry and rolled under my crafting table, which i then picked up and set beside my craft mat. Inspiration can come from the funniest of places, huh?
For the background i used distress ink in Chipped sapphire, wilted violet and black soot – in a similar way to when i made my ‘Outta this World‘ card a few months back.
Here’s the video….enjoy!
In other news, i am IN LOVE with a new craft. Well, new to me…kinda. Brush Lettering! There are loads of stamps out there that mimic this style, but i have been following some brush letter artists on instagram and have been inspired to give it a go myself. It takes time to get the hang of the brush tip – so different from calligraphy in some ways, but in other ways, it is kinda similar.
Here’s a little sample of something i did last week. Made using Artquest Stargazers watercolours (jewel set), and a water brush on some watercolour paper pad.
Everyone loves watercoloring, right? Well, when i got my Kuretake gansai tambi set, i couldn’t wait to play with them, and just around that time our friend Cat from work, was moving on to pastures new.
As is tradition, i made a special HungryHeffyCrafts card to mark the occasion! However, this one is a little different.
Cat is most definitely a self-proclaimed cat lady, and of course this card must feature a kitty! I didn’t really have any kitty stamp that had a big impact, so I decided to just throw caution to the wind and doodle something myself.
I got carried away by my own creativity, and a sketch turned into an inked drawing, which i then water coloured. But i also created a unique background using inks and a dip ink pen. It was really fun! and i like that this card is completely unique. Just like some crazy cat lady friends :–)
Here’s the video – i admit it is different from my usual stampy, inky creations but i hope you will like it anyways.
It’s getting close to V-Day! And that means i am making some cute and sweet Valentine’s day cards. Today’s card kinda looks like i have used some patterned paper, but in fact i have created this cool sunburst effect using distress ink and a mask.
The card itself was inspired by a rub on from the Dear Lizzy collection that was in my stash. I have so many rub ons, and i think it is about time i started using some of them!
I totally forgot to take a photo of the finished card with my DSLR before it got snapped up, but luckily i had taken a few pics on my phone – sorry if they aren’t the usual high quality.
Here’s the video – enjoy! and i have some more video to share soon. I had a problem with my microphone for a while last week but my awesome, amazing hubby fixed it! yeay for fab husbands! He’s great! I think i will keep him!
Hello there crafty friends!
As soon as i saw the lunar animal stamp set from Mama Elephant, i knew i had to have it! I love these little guys so much! Animals are my favourite thing to use on cards, and i think these images are so adorable!
This was the first card i made with the set, and it was a ‘Congratulations-you-passed-your-probation’ card for Alex, at work!
I managed to mess up a little – whoops! sorry guys! – when colouring the sheep with my copic markers i was completely out of the frame – but hopefully you still enjoy the video. Here’s a close up of the little sheepy so you can see him more clearly!
I am going to get a lot of cards out of these cute stamps! I even made a whole set that i will be sharing with you soon.