Thursday, 30 October 2014

The Crafting Cafe October Challenge - Think Pink

The challenge at the Crafting Cafe this month is "Think Pink", and it's sponsored by Aurora Wings.  I chose their "Marie Antoinette" image and knew straight away that I'd use the famous misquote "Let them eat cake", but I assumed I'd have to either print out the message or build it letter by letter.  So, I was very happy to find that one of the papers in an old Papermania set had not just the quote, but a cupcake too.

I'm usually fairly minimalist when it comes to embellishments, but the image is so detailed and sumptuous that it seemed right to go a bit more busy than usual, but I did compensate by making the background more simple :-)

I hope you like it!

What I used:
Papers: Papermania "Little Cake Shoppe" (A4), DCWV Spring Glitter Matstack (A6).
Image: Aurora Wings "Marie Antoinette" digi stamp.
Embellishments: Papermania adhesive stones, various paper flowers, fringed ribbon.
Colours: Whispers brush markers, holographic glitter glue

Crafting notes:

  • I picked out parts of the feather, jewellery, and cakes with glitter glue.
  • The ribbon matches the dark parts of the image better in real life!
  • The image is matted onto a pink card saved from some packaging - I always keep an eye out for unusual shades!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

3 year olds don't nap

Within days of him turning 3, my little boy's 2 hour daytime nap disappeared, and with it went my crafting time.  It's taking me a little while to adjust to our new routine, not least because I'm pretty knackered by the time my 14 hour shift of being Mummy finishes, but hopefully I'll carve out some regular crafting time soon and normal service will be resumed.

I do have one project to share though - a mini Christmas mobile decoration that I've made for Country View Crafts.  Full instructions, kit list and photos over on their blog as usual.  I hope you like it!  I've included a couple of photos, as it was a nightmare to photograph.  It's nicer in real life, honest!

Happy crafting!