Sunday, 22 November 2009

Wire cards

For Christmas a few years ago I was given a very nifty wire-writer, peg board and set of wires from Lakeland. I’ve had a look on the website and they don’t seem to stock them anymore but I’ve found them on another craft website:

Wire writer toolkit

These are a few of the cards I’ve made using the kit. I also made 100 wine glass charms with it for my wedding guests. It’s a brilliant little kit that makes manipulation of wire very easy.

four leaf clover wireSarah & Tatty 2007 Tim 2007 wire beaded flower

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Quilled cards

I don’t seem to have kept pictures of many of my quilled cards unfortunately, but here are four that I have kept.

Quilled daisyquilled flowerpot Quilled violet Quilled clover Quilling is an incredibly intricate craft. I find it immensely satisfying but I also tend to get my fingers stuck together rather too easily! I was horrified a few months ago when I was told at my local craft shop that they weren’t stocking the papers anymore because it “had gone out of fashion”. I’m glad to report that they’ve now changed their minds and supplied me with some lovely ones this morning.

Some very simple cards

These are some of my simplest designs but they’re nice quick ones and are suitable for all kinds of occasions…

scan0001This one’s made using sticky-backed plastic tiles with some really funky designs on them.

Watercolour embossed daisiesThe daisies are stamped and embossed and then painted with watercolours.

11SD 2007I made 30 of these good luck cards when my first form group went on study leave to do their GCSEs. It took me ages to cut the apertures out by hand!

flamingoA very simple yet effective flamingo.

iris foldingThis was my first attempt at iris paper folding. Look out for many more designs in future posts.

Liam 2007For my cousin’s 16th birthday, nothing too fussy for the boys!

pyramid rosesThis pyramid is creating by cutting out the same image several times and cropping it before using foam pads to assemble the pyramid.

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