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Hi, this blog is a mixture of my life as a wife, mum to 2 kids and creator of handmade cards which I sell to fund my addiction to craft stuff.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Fathers' Day

In case you didn't know it's Fathers' Day on Sunday.
For me & my family it will be a mixed day as I lost my own Dad in February but still want my Father-in-Law and Husband to have a happy day, also for the first time my Daughter won't be there to take breakfast in bed to her Dad as she's in Cornwall at University.

The theme for this weeks Papercraft thread on Folksy forums is surprise surprise, Men, who (as we all know) can be difficult to buy cards and gifts for so hopefully this selection will give anyone who's not bought anything yet a few ideas.

First one from my DeesDesigns shop as we all know Dads are superheroes no matter how old you are.  
This one from Phoenix Projects is bold and colourful   
If it's a present you're after how about this beautiful artwork by Iain S Byrne Wildlife Art
This card by Crafty Mushroom is sure to make Dad smile
These lovely journals from Tara Winona art are ideal for Dad to write down his wish list
How about a card for the little ones to colour in for their Daddy this clever idea is from Clarkie Designs.
How about a card that can double as a Beer mat from Little Red Press, what more could a Dad ask for!
Diane's Decoupage has made this card for the Golfing Dads out there

So if you're still in need of a card or present for the wonderful Dad in your life then head over to Folksy, there's all this and much more to choose from.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Whiter Than White?

White is ............
 Daisies, Wedding Dresses, cake icing,snow and fluffy clouds.

Most cardmakers see white as a challenge, there are so many shades of white it's difficult to match pieces of card or paper , if a card has too much white you're wondering if it looks 'finished' or just half done, does the amount of white enhance or detract from your main focal point, all in all white can be a bit of a nightmare. But it can also be a delight and really make a card stand out from the rest , on Folksy forums we have a weekly thread for papercrafters to show off their creations, each week it has a theme and this week Carol of Cariadcrafts picked white, I thought I would struggle to find a card in my shop and wasn't sure how many others would add to the thread but are our whiter than white crafts.
A romantic Wedding card from Cariadcrafts  W
This card from Ritzy Swish uses the white to show off the delicate design
This elegant card from Phoenix Projects uses texture to great effect

A sweet Wedding card from Diane's Decoupage   a
TThis card is made by the aptly named White Card Company
HHelles Belles card has a very crisp clean look H
TThese cards look delicious and were made by Stephanie Short Stationary
This is my contribution to the white thread