Saturday, August 28, 2010

I  have been a bit unwell for the last couple of days so crafting had to go on the back burner.  My M.E. flared up a few weeks ago and unfortunately is not showing any sign of improvement.  However I had a thank you card to finish and a 1st birthday card to make so had to force myself to do it. 

This is the thank you card, which I don't actually like very much so may have to think again.  The background is gold mirri paper (from stash) and the flowers and scalloped circles were from paper from a papermania selection I had.  The sentiment is from alphabet peeloffs and the scalloped circles and border is from my spellbinder dies with small gems (from stash) between each border circle.

The next card  is for my son's friend's little girl who will be 1 tomorrow

I cannot remember where I got the image from but I have a few kiddies ones on my pc.  The name is from large alphabet peeloffs which are glittered and they are from Docraft I think. 
I just wish I could get my matting and layering to look better.  No matter what I do, measuring it etc. it still never looks right, so if anyone can give me any tips I will be eternally grateful.

Bye for now


1 comment:

  1. Hi there Carolyn, sorry to hear that you aren't feeling to good, hope you feel better real soon:)
    Your cards are lovely sunny colours and Pooh is a definite favourite of mine:D
    I too had trouble with layering, my trick was to use a paper trimmer and draw lines in permanent ink underneath the plastic retainer. That meant that it would always be the same depth if I used the same line as a reference, hope that makes sense? Of course it doesn't help if you don't use a paper trimmer, Good luck:D xx