Reality has limits but our imagination does not, so let it run free and your creativity will flourish.
My imagination helps me create unique work as I strive to produce beautiful things and grow in capability, experience and confidence. My goal as I travel this journey of creativity, is to share my work and inspire others so that they themselves, may create something distinct and original too.
Sunday, 8 July 2012
Busy times ahead
First I must say welcome to the latest followers, thank you so much for joining us. I hope we can get to know each other and share some fun times.
Okay, before I start I have something I need to say. At this moment my life is extremely busy as the house is being de-cluttered, spring cleaned (Ok don't panic, I know it's summer!) and then decorated. I need to have it made easier for me now so decluttering is a must! Unfortunately, as most of you know, I suffer 24/7 pain with my back and all this is going to take it out of me for a while.
So you may find a post missing now and again or the posts may be very short on words, but the cards should still keep coming as crafting is my way to relax and destress.
Now that's over, let's get on with todays card.
I was looking at the cards I'd made the other day and I spotted my CAS (clean and simple) ones and I was so happy with how they came out that I decided to have a go at another one. So todays card is just that, Clean and Simple but with lots of layers. I hope you like it.
I used the lovely LOTV (Lily of the Valley) Special Day stamp and I chose this because it fitted so well within the overall design. This is a lovely stamp set to use as you can write in the month and year of the Special Day and circle the actual day. There is another circular stamp in the set and also several greeting stamps too for a very reasonable price. They fit so well within alot of the Spellbinders or Marianne dies.
I embossed the background with a Cricut polka dot embossing folder and cut the edge shape with Spellbinders Labels 20. The patterned paper and first blue matt were cut with Nellie Snellen dies and the top blue matt was cut with an X Cut die (I will update this with the names as soon as I can get to them). The final circular matt was cut with the middle sized Spellbinders small circles.
Some of you have asked about the sizes of my cards, so here is a rough guide to help you:
Larger squares:- 7x7" or 8x8"
Smaller squares:- 6x6"
Tent cards:- 6x8" However todays was 5.5 x7.5" (it suited this style better)
Larger cards (8x10" (but, again, the style/layout may alter that slightly).
Ok, that's it for today, its gone 4am and I am shattered now so I am off to bed. Have a fabulous crafty day. I will try to finish my blog rounds and my emails this weekend also. Linda xx