Thursday, 19 September 2013

Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow

Hello lovelies, it's Thursday again and that means it's my turn over on Clare Curd Crafts blog.
The title of this post kind of sums my life up at the moment, nothing happens for ages then a whole load of stuff all at once. This week is a whole load at once one as my youngest is off to Uni on Saturday so it's all hands on deck getting all the last minute bits and pieces together for him. With this in mind crafting time has been very limited, but I got stuck in and in under 30 minutes put together two cards, both quite different from my usual style but they show the versatility in the products I was talking about here.
First up is a little pink and black number I put together using the papers from the Carta Bella - Well Travelled 6x6 pad and some well loved dies I rediscovered in a box

I used a 5x5 black card blank and covered it with a sheet of paper from the paper pad, then cut the circles using dies and my Cuttlebug.
The words and butterfly are also dies. To bring the pink over onto the butterfly I applied some micro beads down the body.
The second card I made was even faster than the first

for this card I started out with a 5x5 white card base which I sprayed with Dylusions spray in Dirty Martini. When this was dry I over stamped it with the sentiment from the Crafty Impressions Explore stamp set. I then cut three banners from different sheets of paper from the paper pad and using a paint brush edged them in the green spray ink.
When I stuck the banners down I curled the edges a little to give some movement and dimension to the card
If your in the market for some new dies take a look here at the selection Clare carries in the shop.


  1. Lovely creations
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Bloggers Network FB page.
    CBN DTx

  2. Two lovely cards - greeat use of colour!

  3. Very nice cards. I do love your little bit of pink with the black patteres, it is very elegant.

  4. the card above is beautiful the card under is very pretty Deb.

    greetings karin

  5. Beautiful cards, love the first one with the hint of pink. Chris xx

  6. Both fabulous makes, I love the pink against the dark blue on the first one, but the second is my favorite, I LOVE that gorgeous shade of green and the splatter effect and the sentiment is fabulous
    Lindsay xx