Friday, July 20, 2012

My first post

Hi! My first post... Am a little nervous and very excited! I have been thinking of doing this for a long, long time and finally decided to just take the plunge.

I have been crafting for as long as I remember. Everything from paper crafts to sewing to crochet to painting. This blog is a showcase of my work. Also, I want to share some of the techniques I like and use.

I want to start with a special invitation card I made for my daughter's 7th Birthday recently. 

The base is some dark blue card stock I have had for ages. All the supplies were already with me and I was determined not buy any extras.

I wanted to have a birthday related motif, hence the candle. The candle is made using the Bargello Technique from Splitcoaststampers. This technique is a great scrap buster. The flame is made using the Teardrop punch and holographic paper.

I also made matching gift bags for return gifts.

I was quite happy with both articles.

I think this a good idea for a quick birthday card. What do you think?