Tuesday, February 28, 2012


“TTTC?” I hear you cry! In my little world it means Take Time To Carft (I always spell “craft” wrong, so carft has become a verb in it’s own right). Evenings for me are “my time”, after the small odd one goes to bed, I like to settle down to a spot of carfting. Unfortunately, because slightly older, and taller (though definitely not wiser) odd person has his exams coming up in May, my time is no longer my own. Instead it is filled with chemical equations and moles. And not the small, blind rodent kind either. Nor the hairy monstrosity often seen on the faces of old witchy people, come to think of it.

Did I get sidetracked? Maybe a little.

Tonight I had to battle through the chemical formulae to come out carfting at the other end – Mother’s 70th birthday on Friday and as we’re off to the cinema tomorrow  evening to see “War Horse”, I figured I had to get her birthday card made today.

I hadn’t coloured this image by House Mouse before, and the apples are a bit hit and miss – any hints on how to colour a nice shiny red and green apple would be gratefully received! Hoping it’ll pass muster with the old dear, though ;)

HM for Mum

The sentiment is also from a HM un-mounted rubber stamp set along with the one I stamped inside the card which says “On your birthday”. Very un-blinged. Just the way I like it :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Dragon....

Dragons are the stuff of battles and knights in shining armour, right? And the poor old dragon always ends up as a pot of soup (or something). Well, this time the Dragon is a nice guy! I have followed Ginger's Blog for a while now, and although my blog as been neglected and abandoned for most of 2012, I saw this post because it was brought to my attention on Papercraft Planet, by a very nice lady :)
This evening I set about making a card for Sebastian, and here it is - a Dragon to watch over him and keep him safe from harm. Think we could all do with one of those sometimes, don't you?
Coloured with my trusty Promarkers and edges inked with Adirondack "denim". I coloured the sentiment in two shades of yellow (Buttercup and sunflower) and creased it and layered sections of it onto 3D foam, to make it look as though it were a flag in the wind.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Make it Monday #76 Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays #55 - Get well wishes