Rosette card

rosettecardI’ve become a little obsessed with these paper rosettes lately. For some reason it took me absolutely ages to figure out how to make them. Once I had mastered it, I can’t seem to stop! You may see them pop up again and again, but I shall try to contain myself. They’re actually easy to make, once you know how! YouTube videos are great for teaching crafty skills. 🙂

This A5 card was made with the card stock from my Papermill Direct hoard. Yes, I shall refer to it as a hoard. I received a lovely free sample pack from them at the end of last year. I confess to just sitting and stroking it for a while. (Hopefully other people do this too and it’s not just me!) The selection was so lovely that I was inspired to invest in a BIG box of white card. Can you ever have too much white card?!

The patterned papers and foiled die cut are from Hunkydory Crafts. There is also some Diamond Sparkles on the rosettes. I think it’s Angel Whispers, but the label fell off the pot so I can’t be entirely sure!

And some buttons – I have a thing about buttons too!!

Oh, and this card was made without the use of my Silhouette. She needed new blades so was out of action for a while. I missed her, but I did enjoy getting the paper trimmer out again! (Don’t worry, she’s fully functioning once again!)

Thanks for visiting today!

 

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A new craft adventure

I’ve been hinting that I’ve made new things for a while now. I’m finally ready to share one of them with you! {Drum roll please}. I’ve been venturing into new things – home décor pieces!

I’ve had a few ideas lately and the rest aren’t yet finished so I just have one to show today. I’m very exited about it though! Here it is:


Anyone that knows me well will not be surprised that there are butterflies involved – it’s a recurring theme for me. But, in my defence, it’s not purple!! It’s a shadow-box frame ( just over 4cm deep ).  I used high quality card-stock and even got some paints out. I do love to make a mess! I’m very pleased with the way it turned out and hope to make a few more in a similar style, just in different colours.

In order to photograph it, I removed the glass from the frame. You don’t want to see a reflection of me trying to take the photo!!

Here is a view from the side:

I’ve really enjoyed getting my hands painty and gluey again. And am looking forward to making the next one. More new-to-me crafts coming soon!