Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Paperplay challenge - read all about it.

So I've put all I need to do on the long finger so that I could try this week's paperplay challenge. The theme was "read all about it" - immediately I thought of the 1897 Sun editorial - Indeed Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. I wanted a modern version and found this wordle on the very article, so I printed it off twice and layered one part over the other with foam pads. As I was making this my dd1 broke her necklace and so I snaffled the beads and glued them along the edge of the layered panel- handcut holly and the flower and label have been on the kitchen counter for a month at least

Monday, 23 November 2009

Started my Christmas cards .... finally

For a cardmaker I really hate making cards for events! New Year cards - never, Easter - I really don't do them - I love real live rabbits but cutey, flopsy ones leave me cold - Halloween? Nah. Christmas, now those I do under sufferance - cos it's expected of me and I just can't get away with bought cards. In fact my family would be more insulted with a bought card than no card at all.
This year I'm doing cards for the kids, personalised with their name and inside a letter from Santa - I've got the parents to dish the dirt, so they'll believe that Santa is indeed omnipotent!
Anyhow I made a start on the cards ..... digi designed with a second or third layer decoupaged on top and then the bits you can't really see - glitter, stickles and glossy accents, then a few bits and bobs to finish.
all that said - I do love making cards but I like quirky - I think we should have happy haircut cards, your dog is seven card - stuff that's fun to do - plumber arrived on time congrats card, anything that is creative rather than necessary.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Creative Christmas CD and free downloads

Yet again it has been a while since I blogged - been busy with the Crazy Crafts blog plus I have been doing a few free demos for the ICA's in the area and the active retirement groups, when you only get a few hours to yourself a week it means that you have to let other things slide (like this blog) but I have put together a Creative Christmas CD - crammed with easy peasy printable Christmas cards, all in pdf form - just press open and print! All with decoupage layers and free printable elements available at www.maryandbendy.blogspot.com
..... watch here for more free printables ..... the cd has 70 printable cards, 30 backing papers and more ... here's a peek at them ...
if you want one - send me a mail - for the next 5 days they are just €10

OK I'll post the pics when I find them...
but in the meantime I made this today