I have a bit more time (well after 5 weeks resting from a bunion op and not able to craft much) I have had another go at the larger version of the Karen Burniston Sizzix Accordion Die. I still haven't been able to get the matching die but put some paper through and cut this about to cover the base card. I found my red tape which really made a difference to get a good stick.
Saturday, 21 September 2013
I have wanted to own the Sizzix Accordion Die by Karen Burniston for so long but it always seems to be out of stock! I luckily managed to get one and have been really enjoying making cards with it. I have love the cards other people have made - there really are some amazing designs out there.
Here are some of my pics of my first attempt - I used the amazing Tattered Lace Dies as they are just so beautiful and I need more of them (perhaps also will soon need a bigger house - must try not to buy any more crafty items for the next few months and just enjoy all the wonderful things I already have!) The Happy Birthday die is a Cuttlebug die.
I am trying to limit my colour palette as I am alway thinking I need more colour or more bling....
This picture is of the extended height accordion die (I think there was a tutorial to show how to do this - sorry can't remember if it was on Karen Burniston's Blog but probably was). This make the die much more versatile for me. I don't have the matching die so used Spellbinder label dies. Also used more of the Tattered Lace dies.
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
I love the myscrapchick files as they always work out so well. I love being able to use all of my papers - from my large stash and also scraps of paper. I use my Silhouette Cameo which make life so easy. I sometimes fill in the designs and then print and cut but more often use up some of my papers. I really enjoy making cards - which I donate to the local animal shelter for them to make funds. I also love 3d designs. I keep meaning to make some more scrapbooks but don't often manage it. I enjoy all types of crafting - I like a bit of grungy distressing but more so like cleaner lines. I unfortunately always think more is more.... and have to add just one more embellishment. I am envious of crafters who can make cards with white background and perhaps a simple stamped image only - might give it a go. I will also get around to posting pics of things made with my new Fiskars Fuse (haven't had a great deal of time to play yet). I have just had a bunion op (ouch!!) and am just - after 4 weeks - managing to get back to paper crafting as I can now sit with my foot down for short periods. I have had great fun for the past couple of days making things - I have had a go at making my own whitebox to try to get better photos as we live in quite a dark house. This has been a difficult year for me with family illnesses and bereavements and now me having had surgery which has meant having to rest and difficulty getting about - but now things are looking up. Hey - time to start on all of my Christmas cards and loads for charity!!!
|This is my Frantaged version of the Pine Cone box - just love it and so simple to make.|
|More views of the pine cone.|
|Strawberry box - added spray and sparkle for subtle glittery finish.|
|Open view of Strawberry Box|
|I think this is Shirley Chicken!|
|Just love this file - I have made cards with the other chicks!|
|This is my version of the Sundae file - this is a mint choc-chip version with chocolate sauce...|
|This is my double choc-chip Sundae with chocolate sauce (embossing powder).|