Hello everyone how are you all?
I'm sorry I've been missing in action lately, I do have lots of stuff to show but not had time this last week to blog........so much going on. I've not even crafted or coloured for a week.....
Ok I got the latest Maja Design collection 'Denim & Friends' from Swedish House Crafts, they had an awesome deal on the whole collection.......I got the collection, the 6x6 pad & 2 lots of the matching co-ordinates for a fantastic price.
You get the 12x12 collection here for £29.99 plus you can get the co-ordinates for just £5 when buying the full collection!!!
I have to say this collection is gorgeous, it can be used for male & female cards.......however if you struggle with male cards like I do then let me tell you this collection will not only make it easier but it will make you WANT to make male cards......... seriously I made 2 in the first day I got the set.........here is the first one!!!
Ive kept this one more on the simpler side as I really wanted the papers & image to stand out.
I used the 6x6 pad for the bottom layer. I cut 2 sheets in half & then overlapped them & machine sewn all around the edge & then along the middle in zig-zag...
The top half represents the shirt & waistcoat & the bottom half represents the jeans ;-)
The 21 was cut from Kraft cardstock from dies in my stash, cannot remember what brand.
When I put them through the number 2 slipped..........normally I secure them down but I forgot & I liked the way it wasnt quite perfect & ended up a little smaller than the number 1.....it was a happy accident ;-)
I used other sheets from the 6x6 pad & created a backdrop for the image to go on. I chose my papers carefully & when looking through them I saw that this sheet said ''I wish I had invented blue jeans''.. so I thought it was perfect for my card & decided to underline & add little stars to accent it.
The backing is a co-ordinate sheet 'Blue', I used one side for the very bottom layer & the other side as they are 2 different shades for the first banner shape.
First 2 layers were stitched together to match the stitching on the card.
There was also a little something written lower down which I also underlined ''You're a star''....
As there was this text when choosing a button I chose one that would go with denim & one that had a star on.......co-ordination at its best lol.
The base of the card I used another sheet of Maja Shades of Denim Co-Ordinates 'Brown'.
The hessian piece at the top is a Magnolia DooHickey & is cut from Kraft cardstock.
The gorgeous image is from the same Maja collection & is called 'Snapshots Guys In Jeans' seriously this sheet is awesome & makes you want to create more male cards. You also of course get the smaller ones in the 6x6 pad too.
I distressed the edges a little just like all the other layers & then added at an angle to give the card a more interest.
I love love LOVE this collection..........yeah yeah I say it about every collection but for someone like me who doesn't do male too often.....well to do 2 in one night is good going lol.
Will show you the other one another day.......a clue though, the other is more teen orientated ;-)
Well thats it from me I have shopping to do today as I have quite a bit of baking to do this week.....what better way to travel a long way than with homemade goodies in the car for every time you stop lol.
Thanks for stopping by big hugs to you all
mmwah Vicky xxx