Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Personalized Cards

Well, back to England tomorrow for a visit. Setting of early hours and catching ferry at 15.45 , it's going to be a long day. I'm sure it will be worth it when I see my friends and family. 
Recently sold several cards to a shop in Turre so hopefully that will be a regular order. 
I had several commissioned cards this week so I thought I would share them with you all.
As everybody knows I love House Mouse decoupage, I spend hours cutting and glazing. 

I tend to use stencils on quite a few of my cards as I love the effect. This is a clarity stencil , with a Lavinia fairy  stamped onto it using memento black ink.
Last week I made some of my own stencils which I showed you in my last post. 
Well I suppose I had better pack and have an early night. 
Take care and keep crafting Julie x

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Good afternoon.

My last post showed you some cards I'd made using stencils. I don't have many so I thought I would make my own and this is what I came up with. 
I used clarity card so that I could rub the ink into the image aswell as using my brushes. Make sure you tape your stencil down using low tack tape as they can move about quite a it. I used dies to cut the shapes but you could do it free hand with a Stanley knife. ( they are not called Stanley knives but I couldn't remember but you know what a mean lol)
Well here are some of the finished cards,at the last event I went to they requested sympathy cards.

I just love how they turned out and got carried away and made 12 in total. My favourite is the card with all leaves just so simple and elegant. Anyway hope you like them take care stay safe and keep crafting love Julie xx

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Magical Fairies

                      Busy day today finally got time to blitz my studio. When we moved into the villa , the previous owners left lots of books and knick knaks. Today I boxed them all ready for my market stall on Saturday. I now have lots of storage for my crafty stash.
Saturday will be my first market stall in Spain and I'm really looking forward to it. In England stall fees could be quite expensive and sometimes it was hard work making a profit, in Spain they charge a very small fee which makes it easier I hope to make some money.
I used my clarity masks and stencil brushes to design some backgrounds for these cards. 

I love how this card turned out,I was asked to make it for a friends son. I then decided to use my masks again and create a few fairy cards. I'm going to make these again but frame them for one of my spare bedrooms, but change the sentiments. 

Anyway off to bed I go another busy day tomorrow. Take care and keep safe love Julie xx