Wednesday 26 October 2011

Welcome to my blog!

I love crafts and baking, and would do more of both if I had the time (and there weren't so many calories in cake). Often while I'm sitting at my desk in the City I'm daydreaming or planning something I'm going to make. I often search online for ideas and inspiration, but the main reasons I decided to start this blog are to share my creations with family and friends, and make somewhere I can keep a log of what I've made over the years - and also because a friend of mine has an absolutely fabulous baking blog:

I doubt I am likely to update this blog so often, or post step-by-step photos of the process as I make or bake something, but I'll do my best. I've decided to start with some things I have made over the past couple of years - I don't have photographs of everything I've made, but I have got a few and thought it might be interesting to share them, and particularly when it comes to card making see how my style and ability has developed (if indeed it has!).

Here are a few cards I made probably about two years ago. These early ones are really quite basic, just using coloured stickers from Anita's or similar on coloured blank cards:

Getting a little more original but I still think these look very simplistic

This is an example of a card I would make when I don't have a huge amount of time. The 'baby boy' slogan is from a roll of printed ribbon, and the bib is a ready-made card topper that I bought. Even so, I think it has the personal touch and people like to receive handmade cards.

This card was for a friend's wedding, I went with a cream colour scheme:

My grandfather had a camper van for a long time so I found this ready-made card topper - well, it was a kind of 3D sticker really, then I made the border edging from coloured paper and added a "Grandad" outline sticker in silver.

This one was for my Dad!

Similar to the campervan card, here I used a 3D sticker set and made a border edging. The card was for a work colleague who was a keen cyclist.

I seem to have gone to a lot of weddings in the past few years!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention! Great blog, mine's pink too :) look forward to seeing your later creations.


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