21 February 2010

First attempt at distressing

I always love the look of distressing when I see it on other peoples cards so I decided it was time to bite the bullet and have a go myself. I've used a cream cloudy effect paper, embossed with a cuttlebug folder (think its called scripture) and then torn the edges, inked all around and also on top of the raised writing. Underneath is paper from my basic grey porcelain pack, also torn, and I've also inked the edges of the white card blank to make them brown. The sentiment is a personal impressions stamp, covered in glossy accents (I must get some of that sepia accents as it would have been great for this card!). I don't know where I got the ribbon but as soon as I saw it I knew it was perfect! Had lots of fun making this and I am quite pleased with the end result, good for a male card I think ;) Thanks for looking!

14 February 2010

All Stitched up!

Since getting my new sewing machine I've faffed around with a few things but this I am particularly proud of, so it's made it onto my blog! I sewed together lots of patterned patchwork squares without really having anything in mind, and after a bit of playing around ended up with this cute little make-up sized bag :)

I've also used it to stitch around the border of the little square in the middle of this card

6 February 2010

Some recent makes

Just realised I have't blogged for a couple of weeks, so here are a few things I've made recently :)