Creating, collecting & recycling textiles & papercrafts. I love preserving the past for the future.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

A Garden and a rocking chair.

I made this card for my Mum.
She loves gardening and it's a thankyou card for helping me with some housework last week.
Her and Dad drove one and a half hours to my place, so it was a big day.
I am still no good after falling nearly 3 months ago.
Pain.....I AM SICK OF IT!!!!

This is another card I just had to make.
It's my 1st attempt at using the rocking chair stamp from Our Daily Bread.
It's not the best I suppose but still it was fun.

I have read so much about stamping, Copic Markers, diecuts etc etc since I became housebound with my bad back.
After a lot of research about methods and prices I decided I really did not need copic markers.
I have seen courtesy of You Tube many tutorials on colouring stamped images and found to my delight that Aquarellas and even Distress Inks can be used instead of Copic Markers.
I would dearly love to try them out but the expense cannot be justified in my case.
I do not make any money from making cards.
 I am flat out making one a week because of my pain levels.
So when I do make a card with a stamped image I have been colouring with my Aquarellas
and then painting over them with my newly purchased
Water Brush, which once again I discovered thanks to You Tube.
So many wonderful techniques and tips are to be found on the tutorials they present.
Thanks to all the wonderful crafters out there in blogland who take the time to post video tutorials.
It is so great especially when one is housebound.
Bless you all.


  1. HI there!
    I apologize for being so slow in getting back to you...I am SO behind in my correspondence. The spiky things are flower frogs. If you search on etsy for vintage metal flower frog...several come up...I LOVE them for photos and postcards. Thanks for the visits!

  2. Oh yes I have seen them in numerous american blogs. I have never seen one here in Australia. I would dealy love one for displaying my cards etc. Thanks for letting me know.