Saturday, 12 March 2016

Oldie for Fffriday

Hello Everyone
Thank you for taking a look at my blog. I hope that you are all well. We have beautiful sunshine here and a line of washing outside. I love it when the first line of washing goes out. It's one of the first things that makes me feel that Spring is on the way! Could do with a bit more warmth though, couldn't we. I'm still reeling about our good fortune at the raffle prize. Thing like that don't usually happen to us. I have sent you an email, HAZEL I would love to see your tips on making Nappy Cakes. It'd be another string to my bow as I could make truly personalised ones to go with the baby cards I make
I thought I'd have a slight change for this week's oldie as inspired by Erika. It is one of the first cards I made using Patsy May Foil It machine. This My Craft Studio cd-rom contained coloured images as well as black and white ones. I printed off the colour image first on my inkjet printer (without the black and white image) and then after adding the black and white image and deleting the coloured image sent it through my laser printer. There are quite a few foiling machines on the market now that work with laser print, for example, Heidi Swapp's MINC machine and Tattered Lace Midas machine. I have to say that they have come down in price a lot too. I might have to revive this technique and utilise some dies that I own now...
have a great week end whatever you're you're up to


  1. Hi Karen
    Super card and foiling. Quickly running out of space in my craft room so an extra printer & foiling machine would struggle to find a home. Such a pretty and professional looking effect though.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  2. Hi Karen I'm like Ang and have no room for extra machines but the foiling does look so good. When I get round to it I'm intending playing with some coloured aluminium sheets and my xyron to see if I can get a similar effect. Bye for now Jackie x

  3. Gorgeous and elegant card! The foiling adds a new dimension to your card!

  4. Hi Karen this is a gorgeous card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Evening Karen what a beautiful card.
    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards}

  6. Karen thank you for joining me this weekend in sharing an oldie. I love your card, the flowers are beautiful, they'd be great paper pieced too.
    I agree with you about the sunshine too, not yet got my first lot of washing on the line but that is more down to my bad planning. Spring is definitely on route, yes!

    Have a lovely weekend, hugs Erika. x

  7. Hi Karen, lush foiled card. Really nice with those big flowers. Any Jetleg still ? hope to see you soon.
    hugs xx