Monday, 2 November 2009

A Quick Card from Yesterday

I haven't bought a card/craft mag in ages as I was finding them all a bit samey and  I was getting more inspiration from designer's/contributers own blogs.  However last month I stumbled across 'Cards' in WHSmiths.  I have to say it's not cheap (nearly £6!!) but it's more of a design resource rather than your usual card mag as it's just full of  beautifully photographed  3/4 page pictures of cards and minimal descriptions.  I promised myself last month I would not buy it every month but somehow I seem to have this month's edition too!  I think it's a newish UK version of a US mag.

As the weather was rubbish yesterday I spent some time flicking through the afforementioned magazine.  I was inspired in particular by a couple of cards and as a result I came up with this birthday card:

(Sorry for the poor pic - it was very dark here yesterday)

Ingredients: Paper - My Mind's Eye (Bloom and Grow) and lined paper from a notebook; buttons from Paper and String;  eyelets - Making Memories; string from a local hardware shop, die cuts - Nestabilities labels, Sizzix butterfly and Quickutz metro alphabet; inking and pen stitching to finish!

Thanks for looking,

Ruthie x

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