Challenge Winning cards

Friday, January 30, 2009

Bargains galore!

I've had such a successful morning shopping in Sunderland. I was mooching round my favourite craft shop, The City Art Store in Vine Place and imagine how overjoyed I was when I was told that the Cuttlebug dies were all half price. BARGAIN!!

This is a really great shop - an Aladdin's cave of all things crafty! The owner/manageress? Liz and her staff cannot do enough to help you and best of all they stock all the gorgeous Remember When.. and Flippin' Men La Pashe decoupage range.

I get loads of 'bits' from here - there's baskets everywhere full of things that you just 'need'.

So if you're in Sunderland pop in and see for yourself - City Art Store Website

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Monochrome Moods

I can't believe it's a month since I last posted - a little thing called christmas got in the way! My order book is already filling up with the usual - cards for weddings, christenings etc etc.

I sorted my stash over Chrismas and found loads of stuff I forgot I had. Spent a lovely couple of nights sorting all my bits into colour order (Very theraputic and you can eat chocolates at the same time!) and that's where the influence came for the next two cards - I seemed to have an awful lot of black and white stuff.

Very simple 21st card for some one who hates pink! Background paper is from Doodlebug and the numbers were created in Word Art. I got a bumper bag of diamante things from one of the pound shops - they are meant for decorating mobile phones I think. Look much better decorating my cards!
Everybody seems to love 'dress' cards. I got the template for the dress from this month's Papercraft Inspirations and I think it looks great made with the spotty paper - I would wear this dress myself. As a kid I always loved the cut out dolls on the back of comics and would spend hours dressing them... making theses dresses always takes me back to that.