Soooo, I received my lovely copy of Cardmaking & Papercraft at the weekend and sat down Sunday afternoon to have a read through it well indulging in some much needed catch up TV. I am pleased to say that I am now caught up on the 'rubbish American dramas' that I like to watch when hubby is not there and that I haven't watched for the last few weeks.
Anyway, I am already digressing. Just to digress further, I did a personality test at the weekend, which told me I tend to go off topic. I really don't know what it was talking about!!!
Right, so back to the original topic. This month's issue comes with a free background stamp and papers set. The stamp is not too dissimilar to the last background stamp, which I still haven't used. I have added it to my stash though as I may find a use for it, especially with mother's day coming up soon.
As always, the first feature in the magazine is ideas for using your freebies. These are mostly cards, but I do like the little favour gift box and I may be using the instructions for these to make some little gift boxes for my jewellery and small items.
5 Ideas For Fabulous Fellas has some great cards. They use a CD-Rom but a couple of the ideas can be borrowed and adapted if you don't have the CD-Rom. My favourite is 'perfect gentleman' which looks like a jacket and waistcoat and opens to reveal a shirt and tie on the inside - amazing! I am going to store this idea away for father's day.
Hens and chickens seem to be haunting me (and telling me I need some chickens) as there is a chicken-themed clipboard, a tea towel and a cook's scrapbook.
April's quick makes has ideas for doilies, an amazing card with a quote from the one and only Coco Chanel and some more lovely cards.
Other projects include:
- Dawn Philips has some LOTV cards in Stamping Knowhow
- 10 ideas with ribbon
- Parchment craft
- Triple embossing
- Marbling effects with Leonie Pujol - my recent attempt at marbling cannot be described as 'successful' and I will share with you one day
- Easter crafting with kids including bunny ears and an Easter basket
- upcycle with knitting yarn (pompoms a-plenty)
Prizes to be won this issue include:
- £1,000 worth if Katy Sue Designs (I really want this!)
- Eastern Promise set from HunkyDory
- Devine digi kits
- Sizzix Big Shot and dies.
The next issue is out on 17th April and comes with a cutie bear stamp and embossing folder.