Sunday, 15 January 2017

Flora and fauna perhaps

Christmas papers have been put away for later in the year.  Now its time for me to make some birthday cards, all too often I leave it till the last minute but I made a New Year Resolution that I would make cards well ahead of time.  Wonder how long that will last.  So here is one I have made using the Pion Botanical range, well that is I think it is from that range - guess who forgot to make a note of the papers used, but it is from Pion design.  Well I do have an excuse in that I made this card a couple of weeks ago, and didn't keep the information slip at the bottom of the paper.


The card is simplicity in itself, I used a 6x6 card and cut some paper just short of that size. The second piece cut was approx 5.5x5.5 but before adhering that to the base I cut up pieces of cheesecloth and stuck down.  I then cut out tags and stuck down using foam pads so as to raise them up slightly, lastly finishing off with a wooden butterfly that I distressed with tattered rose from the Tim Holtz range and tiny roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thank you for looking.





Thursday, 15 December 2016

More Christmas cards

A couple more Christmas cards using Pion papers and other items.


I think the little girls are so cheeky.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Christmas with Pion Design

These are just a couple of cards that I have made using the lovely Christmas papers from Pion Design




I do like the Pion Design papers, they have such a lovely range. I used the papers from Christmas in Norway and I think the other was Sweden in Lapland but not a hundred percent sure. I cut it up a long time ago.

Thank you for looking.


Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Holder for dies

It has been such a long time since I last posted, but hopefully now with my mojo back in place this will change.

I had been given a lovely handmade holder a few years back for keeping some of my dies in.  As my thin dies have taken over the holder, I thought it was about time I made my own.

So with some cardboard cut out I glued it down onto 8x8 paper, this was for the front and back.  From there I then glued the edges and finished off with another piece of paper on the back.

I made a front and back cover, and then four inside sheets.  These ones, all I did was to use the 8x8 papers but instead of adhering to thick cardboard, I used white card stock and covered front and back.

This was some of the paper that I used.  I purchased the magnetic sheets and cut out sufficient to stick onto the inner papers.  I did take a picture but it didn't come out very well, and haven't had the chance to re-take.  But I am sure you get the idea.

I finished off the front cover with some embellishments and using a punch clipper holes were made and finished off with ring binders.





With Christmas fast approaching this is an ideal present for the craft minded person.

Thank you for looking.



Thursday, 14 January 2016

Google Friend Connect

I came across this the other day and have copied it to my blog, a case of letting blogger followers know, in case they are not already aware of it. 

In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs.

As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.

We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.

We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.

Posted by Michael Goddard, Software Engineer