Monday, 26 November 2012

Guest Post from Clare's Cards and other crafty bits

Fun with Artist Trading Cards

Guest Blog Post by Clare Hunt - Clare's Cards and other crafty bits

Hello, my name is Clare and I am medically retired and spend a lot of my time trying to be creative.  

I would like to share with you my love of ATC's (Artist Trading Cards). These cards are 3 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches pieces of art. 

I am always looking for different creative avenues and was introduced to
ATC's a few years ago. I trade with people all over the world, I have
over a 1,000 cards so far in my collection. They take very little room
up for storage and are traded freely between people (just cost of post). 

I would like to share with you a few vintage themed ATC's I made recently. I
tend to set myself a theme and do a collection, I always make each one
unique.


 

You can find more about Clare on her Facebook page Clares-Creations

Monday, 19 November 2012

Guest Post from Cards, Cakes & Bakes

My Very Own Tags of Christmas

Guest blog post by Louise Houghton

Ramblings of a non-blonde blonde. Much more fun than dust busting!

I was inspired by the god of grunge himself, Tim Holtz, quite early into my crafting obsession,sorry, hobby and I love giving the old and shabby look to a lot of the things I create.

I have recently posted on my Facebook page all the journals and note books I have made for people; here you will see the range of techniques I use to give that vintage look along with other ideas of texture plus embellishments - let me know what you think by posting a comment. You can also find me on Twitter at @cardscakesbakes.

I am busy making and creating for the Christmas Craft Event in December I will be taking part in, eeeek - very excited already and here are some of My Very Own Tags of Christmas that will be on my table.

My Very Own Tags of Christmas

Tags of Christmas made from post cards and luggage tags using anything from Tunnocks teacake wrappers, Tim Holtz bingo stamp and die cuts from My Minds Eye, Echo Park and home made candy cane toppers

I am very excited to be already getting ready for the festive season. Preparations begin in earnest as soon as I get my copy of Country Living for inspiration and ideas! Some of you will have seen my Christmas Countdown banner I have made for my two boys, and December 1st cannot come quick enough for us to be able to pin it up on the mantle!