Thursday, 5 December 2013

Handmade Harbour Midweek Papercraft Party (16)

Welcome to another Midweek Papercraft Party post!! This week, our theme is "Fur or Feathers". How cool is that?  Being so close to Christmas, I am sticking with the Christmas card theme and the two images I have chosen are just so cute - both are 'feathers'.

This first one is great as a card to send from my family to someone else's - we are a family of 5 and the birdies in the image could easily be us: across could be Zac, Madz, Michael, me and Em. I just totally love this stamp. Colouring it and cutting it out to layer it were fun. I have even used the image, with permission from Wendy, to teach my Monday ladies. They loved it too!! The birdies, holly, stocking and the sentiment are all popped onto mounting foam for dimension.

 from the Christmas collection
I have used: Crayola watercolour pencils, patterned papers, textured cardstock, ribbon and Fastenator with Christmas designs, Kinyglitz
Techniques: watercolouring, distressing, layering

This next card hasn't photographed very well, but I have done my best to fix up the photo and it looks much better if you click it and see the larger image. Anyhoo, I chopped off part of the image from the owl stamp (the branch, stars and "Santa stop here please" sign) because I wanted him to be sitting on a sign post. The post of the sign was made by simply cutting a thin sheet of card, colouring it to match the sign, rounding it and popping it on mounting foam.

 from the Christmas collection
I have used: watercolour pencils, patterned paper, cardstock, ribbons and Fastenator with Christmas designs, Kinyglitz
Techniques: watercolouring, distressing, layering

How to play along with the Midweek Papercraft Party...

Now, if you want to play along with the Midweek Papercraft Party, simply make a card within the theme (this week's is "Fur or Feathers"), upload it to your blog and then pop a link on the Handmade Harbour Blog under the post for this week's party.
Remember too, that if you use a digital stamp from Handmade Harbour, you will be in with a chance to win 3 digital stamps from Handmade Harbour.
Easy peasy. 

Take care and ciao for now,

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Blog update and other bits

Hi everyone,

I am in the midst of updating the look of my blog. Because of a few little glitches, I have changed to a very simple template for the time being. I will pretty it up as I can. I think it will load much faster now, but I am not used to such a plain look. Please bear with me {smile}.

On to the bits....

Craft Queen is having a great giveaway at the moment, and I am popping it on here so that I go into the draw to win some really great stuff! If you want to have a chance to win too, pop over to the Craft Queen blog and follow the instructions on the 7th Birthday Giveaway post.

I know how good the prices and stuff are over at Craft Queen, because I had the pleasure of working for her at the Penrith Paper Arts Festival recently. Be sure to get in before it closes.

Head on over for your chance to win!

Take care and ciao for now,