Thursday, October 31, 2013

Courage Doesn't Always Roar

On the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I leave you with this simple card of encouragement because the battle is not just for one month. 
Quote from the very beautiful
Mary Anne Radmacher
(reproduced with permission)


Thanks or having a look!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Published in Paper Creations

Hi there!  I don't think having your artwork published in print every gets ho-hum!  I have three cards published in the current issue of Paper Creations Magazine.  I haven't seen the magazine yet, but I'm pretty sure they're there.  I can't really share them with you, because the idea is that you should buy the magazine and I respect that.  But.  Ahem.  They put this card on their sneak peek page, so I'm sharing!  The instructions should be in the magazine, but I've added thumbnail links to the products on the Quietfire site at the bottom.

Make sure you support the printed word - otherwise it might disappear, which is happening soon to several large scrapbooking and paper crafting magazines.  (Not Paper Creations, though!!!  It's just fine.)
Thanks very much to Paper Creations for liking my cards!

And thank *you* for having a look!

Here are the thumbnail links to the products. The decorated paper is Kaisercraft December 25.  I have one pad of it left.  If you click the link and don't get to it, it's been sold!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Autumn Leaf Spray

Here is a card I created using the new Autumn digital die cut with the Leaf Spray die cut.  Both are available this week on Silhouette America Online Store here.

I used 140lb Arches Cold Press Watercolour paper and created a watercolour wash using autumn colours, then cut the paper so it fit behind the die cut leaves on the card.  The original leaves were all collected by me waaaay back when we lived in Surrey. The chestnut leaf is a particular favourite!  I had scanned them and used them for various workshops over the years, then recently came upon them again and the light bulb went on.  See, you should never get rid of anything!

There was enough watercolour paper to allow me to cut Autumn.  For the Silhouette users, I used a cutting setting of 9 (just to be safe!) for this 140lb watercolour paper.
The fun thing about making this card is that you end up with a lot of tiny leaves when you clean off your mat!
Thanks for taking a look!