Friday, June 4, 2010

Whew - summer is here! -for the weekend at least.

As promised a few designs with men in mind. I just can't believe that Fathers Day is just around the corner

Again I have used stamps produced by PI. They really have come up in the world of clear stamp sets. You can not beat them on value for money. This used to be sold as a wooden stamp and was popular then but now we have a variety of stamps on the same theme. I love to use the rocker design with cards because it is always well received by any recipient on any occassion.

If you do not have a cricut machine you can always use the curvy cutter method or even different sizes of plates that you have in the kitchen!

I am always asked for rubber stamps or patterned paper with owls in mind. They are soooo popular and have been for quite a few years - there are a lot of closet owl lovers out there!

So imagine my excitement when the new Minds Eye papers came in. This card is made up from just one sheet of paper. I have made it into a three fold C5 card and added nothing more than Sakura black gel pen to the eyes and a popular birthday greeting on the bottom which could be changed for Fathers Day.

You could hi-lite the body of the bird and the surrouning foliage with dye based ink pads and water pen. I have done this on a scrapbook page and if done subtly can be very effective.

We have a small amount of this paper left and as usual - if you would like to purchase any just give us a ring.

Off to Bluewater now - Jims favourite place - not!

Looking forward to BBQ in the garden this evening. Got to make the most of outdoor dining weather! could be all we get this year!

Enjoy the weather!

1 comment:

craftybroom said...

Hi Jayne
How lovely to see you updating your blog. I have been checking all year and was so surprise this evening to find you had put some photos on there. As usual these are fantastic looking cards and I really like the handbags. Please keep this up because we have all missed your creations. Heather