Friday, 17 May 2019
I stayed up late last night so I could watch Karla Dornacher's celebration of her new book. It was quite exciting to see her live because I could interact, whereas when I play catch up, of course, I can't do that. I have also ordered her Bible journaling book "Everlasting Hope" I have made a prayer card which you are welcome to, the middle one is more black and white and the bottom one has a slight pink/purpleness.
I have also made a third batch of cards. I made these with another Hunkydory set. I really like this set and I might just pop over the Hunkydory site and see if they have any left. As I said in my last post, the card blanks were from Create and Craft a long time ago and have lots of embossing and glitter on. you might spot an odd one from another Hunkdory set.
Thank you for visiting, I hope you like the prayer card designs.
See you soon x
Sunday, 12 May 2019
The sun is shining today, thought the cold wind is still there. Yesterday we has a ride round to see the moors, a couple of places we would have liked to stop, but they were so busy we drove on. We came across a hotel and when my husband suggested a cup of tea, of course I said yes please! As you can see it was a very old fashioned type of hotel, I thought this fireplace would have been great at Christmas time. My husband was offered a slice of cheese with a piece of fruit cake, he declined the cheese, but I said he would like to change his mind! --So I could eat it as there was not any gluten free cakes!
I have been busy making more cards, again with Hunkydory sets. The embossed cards were a set from Create and Craft that I have had for years!
Thursday, 9 May 2019
I have been bust making lots of cards as my card box needs topping up! Carrying on with "Use it or get rid of it!" I used some card sets that I have had for several years.
This set has Hunkydory toppers on and I inked around the edges of the card. The lighting was awful even though I had the lights on, so the colours don't seem quite right. They look better in person as it were :)
Here are the flowers and Faith Art:
I would love to know if you use them, by the way the title is the first line of an old song! Till next time take care x
Sunday, 21 April 2019
I did a Duct Tape Tutorial back in February ( Duct Tape tutorial )
and I wanted to give you a few more tips that I discovered while making some yesterday and today. The ones I did yesterday and today were 8 1/4 x 6 inch in finished size, so card stock cut to
12 x 8 1/4 and then folded down the middle.
The first tip I want to give you was given to me by my dear friend Vanessa, after I had complained my folds were not very accurate despite using a score board. I had thought once you had scored down the middle and then folded, it should be accurate. Obviously you need to keep the card up against the side and bottom edges, when you score, but what I was doing was picking the card up and folding it and then using the bone folder to finish.
Tip 1 What you actually need to do is this. Score the card, then keeping the card against the edges, fold it over so the opposite edge also butts up to the left and bottom edge. Once you are confident all edges are correct, hold the left side down and use your right hand to fold the crease.
Tip 3 Then flip over the pages. Fold over your surplus tape, and take the pages to the guillotine to trim. If your edges are off, trim them now. I was leaving it till the end and then trying to cut the whole thing with my guillotine. If your folding is neat you shouldn't have hardly anything to trim.
These tips should make it easier to keep the whole journal neat and tidy. They certainly have helped me.
Thank you for visiting. I now have 11 journals made.
Saturday, 20 April 2019
This is a very easy journal to make and you can make it any size. You can make it from bought blank cards, bought birthday cards that are blank in the middle, or any craft card. I usually use an even number, 6 , 8, 10 or 12. I had stacks of 12 x 12 card bought as packs. Most packs were quite cheap (which was the reason I had so much!). The quality of the card wasn't brilliant, but you get what you pay for :) some of card was good quality, but I couldn't think what to do with it. So in an effort to cut down on my stash, I decided to make some journals. I usually do these back to back journals with double sided tape, but as I had a lot of Mod Podge to use up, I decided to use that.
I made mine 9 x 6. I trimmed the card and scored them down the middle. The first two I made I used too much glue, they took ages drying and warped badly, so they are sitting under paint containers flattening! The Mod Podge is a bit runny and one of the tacky glues would be better. I tried again, this time using glue only round the edges. Using my finger I spread the glue around as you can see below.
Attach your next piece of card by placing two sides together as shown below. Match up the front first and seal by sliding your fingers back and forth. Do the same with the sides, then close the page and press along the side at the back.
Carry on adding the folded pages, I used 10 folded pages in all. When all the pages have been added, use a bone folder along the back edge, I then use clips to hold the pages together while it dries off.
When you are happy the the spine is dry, wrap the spine with black duct tape as below.
You might notice one of the journals is slightly smaller, 8 1/4 x 6 inches. Do let me know if you try these, thank you for visiting, I will be back soon x
Friday, 12 April 2019
I created another card from Psalm 51 and as I changed the font I decided to do the first one again so it matched.
I also made another page. I am going to do a Psalm journal so I shall print these out tomorrow to see what they look like coloured in.
They are all free if you would like them. see you soon and thank you for sharing your day with me x.
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
The watercolour flower was free from www.watercolorPNG.com
I wanted to hand write the Psalm verses, but although I tried numerous times I gave up that idea - for the moment at least. I think I need to sketch it out first. The drawings below are my own.
It's amazing how quickly the weeks go by. There are loads of tadpoles in the garden ponds and a lovely profusion of flowers in the pond nearest the house.
Hope the sun is shining where you are x