Sunday, 26 February 2012

Black & White

Hi everyone, sorry I haven't been blogging, too many things on the go!

 I have had an awful day crafting, I made some shopping bags with T shirt transfer paper, I was so thrilled I took them into work and was asked to do another 20! WEll, I ironed for three and half hours on these bl..dy bags and have some that have worked well, 2 I had to throw out, the rest will have to see if they accept them.  I am sooooooooooooooo disappointed as everyone thought my designs great.  I could cry as I had invested money in my new little venture!  We in Wales have to pay 5pence for a plastic carrier bag if we have one from a shop, so everyone is using recyleable or "proper" shopping bags, this was going to be a little thing I could do when I retire to keep me busy and make a little extra to suppliment my pension.  Failure is something I don't do well, so will have to think of something else to do with the bags I bought.

One of the things I have done is this card, the criteria was black and white and classy and was for a husband and wife, hope it meets its needs.  It had to go into the post so I didn't add to much weight or height.  I used an image from TLC Vintage I coloured their skin in PS and the digi papers, which I paper pieced in PS, are from Summertime Designs and Pink Petticoat.  I used black card from Hobbycraft, which is only 170mg great for layering and not too heavy. I also printed the shaped black & white paper and the image on eggshell gloss paper from Cuddly Buddly, bling added was a present to me a couple of years ago so don't know where that came from and added 3D Gloss to the greeting. Hope you like it.

I made this first, felt there was something missing so addded a bow, which you can see in the photo below.
In this photo you can see the shine from the eggshell paper and the shine from the 3D gloss I added to the greeting.


  1. Beautiful card Faith. I love the central couple coming out over the frame. x

  2. this is beautiful love the dimension you have created
    Jacki xx

  3. Wow, Faith! This is classy and elegant. What a wonderful image and so well done! I'm sure you will think of something even better for the bags.

  4. A gorgeous card hun, very classy. Sorry that the bags didn't work as well as you had hoped - dare I ask what went wrong? Hugs Sxx

  5. Hi Faith, Beautiful card!! Sounds like it fits the bill perfectly:0) I'm sorry your bags didn't work out what a shame, don't be too sad you're so inventive something will turn up, good luck, hugs Gay xxx

  6. Very classy indeed! Thank you very much for your very kind comment on my blog - I've also had a little 'keek' around your blog today - I love all your digi work - power to us mature and (naturally) beautiful ladies!

  7. Would love to see a photo of the bags am sure they are fine and you are just being over critical you artists !! Love the ccard a very elegant and stylish design and beautifully crafted as always.


  8. This card is a beauty Faith! I love the way the lady's skirt appears to be swishing out of the frame. I'm sorry to hear you had problems with the transfers on your bags, it sounds so frustrating. I know you'll think of a way round it - you are so resourceful! Vicky x

  9. ooh what an elegant card - i love the monochrome and her gorgeous dress
    Lisa x

  10. Very elegant and classy. Definitely meets the criteria.

    I'm sure you'll think of a solution for the bags. Keep positive xxx

  11. Great paper piecing, what an elegant card, love it. Hope all goes well with the bags.


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