Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Ribbon bookmarks

Browsing through the net for ideas (something I do far too frequently!) I saw ribbon clamps.  Having never heared of them before I hadn't realised that this was exactly what I had been looking for for an idea I had for a new bookmark.  Within seconds I had ordered some from our friendly neighbourhood ebay and the service I had was outstanding.  From seeing them for the first time to making my first bookmark was less than 16 hours.  The first 2 I made were snapped up by a friend who was over to craft!

Hope you like them - they're on my stall to purchase!  Talking of which, I have a stall at the crafty critters first craft fair in Shawlands, Glasgow on the 4th September and then Ayrshire Arts & Crafts on the 11th September.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Thank You for everything!

One of the simplest, but most elegant cards to make is this one.  It seems to suit any colour cardstock I use.  It's an embossing folder from crafts too called swirly frames.

I've got a new toy!

Given that we don't seem to get much useable sun for photography up here in Scotland I treated myself to a light tent.  It's supposed to improve yoru photographs no end.  I think it does improve mine to an extent, now I just need to play with the settings on my camera now to improve them further.  I do love the blue background.  The tent comes with a red, black and white backdrop too although I would like to try a kraft coloured one.  I just have to find an A3 size piece of card for that!  We're never satisfied are we?!

I've also been having a break from christmas creations by doing some colouring in.  I used images from Dustin Pyke.  He does some fantastic drawings.  it's not surprising he's a book illustrator.  Having coloured the mouse and the monkey with promarkers I handed them over to my friend Ali to turn into cards - She has to earn her keep for the weekend somehow!:P  I love the fact that the card came out so different to how I would have done it but it looks fab!  Ta Ali!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Dean Castle Country Park

Just a little note to say if you're passing the gift shop at Dean Castle Country Park in Kilmarnock pop in and have a look at my stuff!  Yep, I have my crafts for sale there!!  It's a fabulous park for the kids to run around and play, roll down hills, follow the river, look at the animals and lots more.