Sunday, 1 March 2015

Envelopes Made Easy Calculator

Hi Crafters,

Ever since I purchased my WRMK Envelope Punch Board I have found it the simplest tool for making envelopes with. But its only drawer back is it doesn't give you any measurements for larger or off size envies. 

I managed find the formula to make a calculator for the perfect sized envelope for your cards. I like my envelopes on the roomy side , so if my card is a bit 3D , the card will still fit in.
The calculator is in  centimeters only.

 All you have to do is enter the measurements of your card into the height and width box's  and press the calculate button....... that's it........ Now  just click on the link below to down load the calculator for free.

 Envelopes made easy calculator

 To be able to use the calculator you will need to have Excel or the Open office version  installed on your computer.

I do hope you find this useful. If you do please leave me a comment. Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Can I have a Wordle.

Hi Crafters,

First card of the year and the first for a while.  

Sorry I have been neglecting my blog.
The idea for this came from something I found on the Internet called a wordle. Lots of different words arranged and grouped together.

I thought I might try it out with stamps.

Fun to do.
You can use those stamps that don't get used when you buy stamp sets


 Arranging the stamps took longer than making the card.

Thank you for stopping by. What do you think?

Monday, 1 September 2014

A bunch of flowers just for you...

Hi Crafters,

Some times in our lives we have to grovel a little.......
A few weeks ago I missed a friends birthday.... I hadn't forgotten I just hadn't made the card in time. so I made the card I'm sharing  with you.... I have removed her name from the photo of the card in photo shop before posting but you will get the idea anyway.

The greeting is computer generated, printed onto the card before I create the rest of the card.
For the flowers I punched some circles of various size and colours, cut them into spirals and then quilled them.  

I think this could be used for any occasion . 

Now I would also like to share with you where the inspiration came for this card. I surf the internet a lot looking at all sorts of wonderful things .
Well it was on one of those  surfing marathons I came across this image, I liked it and saved it to a file on my computer marked inspiration. Now I can't remember where I found it cos it was a good while ago. I knew it would come in handy one day....What I should of done was book mark the page but the problem I have with that is ... I end up deleting them cos I get sooooo many....with a saved pic I can just scroll through them.

Oh well if the owner of the pic see's this let me know and I will credit it . Thank you whoever you are for the inspiration for my card.   :-)

Thank you for stopping by hope you like the card.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Little Owl

Hi Crafter's

Some times I find it soooo difficult to come up with a card for a class ... ideas just seem to dry up.
The more I try to think of a card the more the ideas just won't come.

So Friday ( I've got a class Saturday morning ) I'm trying this....thats not working..... I'm trying that, which is not working either.... phew  the pressure is mounting....why do I do this to myself.... why am I not more organised .....

Oh well at the eleventh hour I did come up with a card......I normally do but not until I am starting to panic.

Finally my frantic experiments started to come together.... isn't strange how you try different things and and nothing is gelling ....then you pick up one thing..... and the whole thing comes together.

After I made this card  I fell in love with it, went down well in the class too.

Now what am I going to do for next week..... here we go again...... :-)

That's all for now. Thank you for visiting.  I'll see you again soon.

Gilding flakes. or Embossing folder

Hi Crafter's

A quick class catch up .

A week or so  ago I had been experimenting with gilding flakes and a floral vines mask from That Special touch. I liked what had come out of the experiments and so with a bit more fiddling I came up with a couple of ideas for a class.

So in the class last week we made the two cards in this post.

 The second card...... I stuck a square piece of clear sticky back ( Blue Peter style ) plastic onto the cleaned mask turned it over and applied gilding flakes to the sticky areas left exposed. This is then stuck onto the front of card.  I cut a frame from the same card stock as the c / blank Just to neaten the card.

In another class we made the same cards but we used an embossing  folder instead of the gilding flakes.

These are good for any occasion...... I hope you like them....
Well that's all for this post thank you for visiting my little blog.
I will be back with another card very soon.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Diesire cards

Hi Crafter's

For the last week I've been on holiday in st David's in Wales . We have had a lovely time and some lovely weather as we las some really wet weather.
I was going to post these next posts while on holiday but I couldn't get an internet connection. Well I was on holiday and supposed to be getting away from every thing.

Any way on to today's share now I'm back home.
Just before my hols I had the new creat-a-card Diesire dies in from crafters companion. 

For this card I used the enchanted die with pearlescent card stock.
 After cutting and embossing the card front and before removing the die from the card I used the spectrum noir pencils to colour the parts of the card I wanted coloured then used the blending solution to smooth the pencil. Punched and coloured a couple of daisies to finish the card.

That's all for this post. Thank you for visiting my little blog. I will be back soon with another creation. If you like this one let me know, I love hearing from you. See you soon.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Less is more week 172 ... Flowers....

Hi Crafter's

I have joined in this week with the challenge over at "Less is More" the brief this week is  Flowers. It's been a long while since I have joined in with a challenge.
I don't often get the time. 

Any way here is my card...

I have always loved kraft card. It comes in and goes out of fashion but for me It will always a favourite card stock of mine. I don't use it often enough, cos not every one likes it. So when I get an excuse to use it I jump right in.

Well that's all for this post. I hope you like the card.
Thank you for stopping by....... I will see you again soon with another creation soon.