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Saturday, August 5, 2017

14 Craft Bar DT

Hello there 

Today I would like to share a card with you for 14 Craft Bar DT, Irelands newest craft store.
I decided to step outside my comfort zone with this card and made a BIG flower to be the focal point of the card, I also I think for the first time ever used only colored Foamiran...... no white at all.
Something else I tried that was new to me was mixed media on a card, I made the background paper using watercolor paper, Gesso and Liquarel watercolors.



I love the matt stamens as they can be colored to match your project and those beautiful vintage style buttons just finish the flowers so easily.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Pam B
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hello all,
Today over on the Foamiran Ireland Blog I have just posted my first post as part of the DT.

Here is a peek



Click the photo below to take you right to the blog where you can see just what my project is and the products from Foamiran Ireland I have used to make these fab flowers and also the projects from the other DT members.



Thanks for stopping by.

Pam X

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A new adventure for me.

I am very excited to announce that I have been chosen to be a part of the design team for Foamiran Ireland along with 7 other very talented ladies.

I will be joining Agnieszka, Karolina B, Aga C, Ewa Szubra, Nata V, Karolina and Agnes B where we will be bringing you challenges and hopefully inspiring you to take part and try out this great new product. Looking forward to having some fun in 2017.

Pam x 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Mixed media frame.

So this was a very personal project for me and it was a birthday present for my dad that he was a year waiting for but I eventually got around to it and he was delighted with it.
 
This was made for my dad who only found out in 2007 that he was adopted. He found out in 2013 that although his birth mother had passed away he had 2 sisters and a brother who had only found out about him in 2010. After meeting up with one of his sisters and brother, his sister gave him a missal that belonged to his mum and I was also able to find his birth cert once I knew his birth mothers name so both of those are in the frame along with photos of his mum as a young woman and photos of him with his new family.
 
 
The frame is just a basic Ribba one from Ikea that I treated with gold guilding wax to give an aged look. I created a crackled background using glue and then used masks and paint. I added some Foamiran flowers to decorate.
 
The wording was cut on the Cameo.
 
Pam x
 


Foamiran!!!!

So there is a reason I have started crafting again after all this time and crafting because I want to and not because I had a card I had to make for an occasion.
While flicking through facebook noticed a few cards made by Karolina where she had these beautiful flowers made from Foamiran. I had never heard of this so off I went to google, the flowers made from this foam were just the prettiest and I have always loved using flowers on my cards so I kept searching and that is when I came across the facebook page for Foamiran Ireland. I had a little problem though as I had gotten rid of a lot of my crafting essentials because 1. I wasn't getting much time to craft and 2. When I did craft I found I was using my Silhouette Cameo all the time so I had now flower dies anymore and had even gotten rid of my die cutting machine so I contacted Foamiran Ireland to see if it would be possible to get 1 sheet of this foam to try cutting it on the Cameo. I got a reply pretty quickly from Agnieszka (or Agnes for short) and she told me she would send me a sheet to try. It arrived the next morning and while the smallest one was having her nap I dragged the Cameo into the kitchen and started to cut. I was delighted because it did cut on the Cameo and I made my first order from Foamiran Ireland that day, again my order arrived the very next day and I have been experimenting with making flowers ever since. I am well and truly hooked now.
 
This is my first ever attempt.
 
I was pretty delighted with the outcome but the more I played with this foam the better I liked it and have tried so many techniques.
 
These are all my experiments
 
You can see I practiced a LOT!



 
I tried so many ways of making roses.


 
Then I tried a "real rose"

 
This one was for the son to give to his girlfriend for valentines day.

 
So this is why I am crafting for the sake of crafting once again :)
 


Friday, February 24, 2017

I'm Back!!!!!

So it has been a loooong time since I have had time to blog. The last time I blogged I was a mother of 2 and I am now a mother of 4!!!! Toni was born in December 2013 and Maya came along in April 2016 to join Ryan April 1999 and Lily May 2006 so getting time to craft was near impossible but now Toni is at playschool 5 days a week for a whole 3 hours a day (woohoo) and most days Maya will nap when Toni is at playschool giving me a little time to get back into crafting.
I did manage to get a little crafting done and for my birthday in May 2015 I got this as a present from my Mam, Dad and sister.
This made getting crafting done a whole lot easier.
Here are a few cards I got done in between changing nappies :)
 
This was the first card I made using the Cameo.
And here are a few more.
 



 







So I did get to do some crafting and hopefully I will get to do a lot more!
 
Pam X