Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Fonts, Fabric, Pretty Paper and More....

Hello friends
Lovely response to yesterday's post, I enjoy reading all the comments - 
I take a peek at them throughout the day and go over them again in the evening
so I don't miss any.  

The papers I used for the Reminder Box yesterday are Cosmo Cricket - 
Odds and Ends.  They are my most favourite papers to date - I have
a tiny little bit left and I refuse to use it!   
Although the range is summery, I used it on 10 Christmas projects a while ago!
Here is two of them, a Christmas card featuring Layered Poinsettia cut from glitter card.
 Chocolate bar wrapper - love making these.
I have just discovered they have
brought out the design in fabric too - be still my craving creative heart!! 
Now to fonts, Maddie asked this question yesterday. 
I will hold my hand up and confess something...
'My name is Christine and I'm not very good at stamping!' 
So, when I create I nearly always go to my computer, select a font and print it onto
good quality cardstock - I use PaperMill Direct - Ivory Card Linen most of the time.
I do not have a snazzy printer either - it is a HP Inkjet, very basic.
I then decide on the size, print and die cut the shape.
The font I use the most, and the one featured on the Reminder Box is Edwardian Script.
We made progress yesterday - here is Mitchell setting out some of the raffle prizes...
it's a crafty feast for sure!
Also another Charity Kit has been completed - this time by Jen,
you can view her completed tag book on her blog here but before you hop over there...
I cannot resist sharing this photo - absolutely gorgeous!
If you have completed your kit I would dearly appreciate some photos or send 
me a link to your blog.
Take care friends - I'm back soon.


Chris said...

Morning Christine,
A beautiful project by Jen, I haven't done mine yet, or any crafting yet this week, the weather has been too nice, but will get round to it soon. Love the hat Mitchell.
Chris X

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
You are right the papers are really lovely.
The raffle prizes look great,well done Mitchell..
Take care x.

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Those papers really are gorgeous, and now material! And like you, Christine I am not too good at stamping so do the same as you. Love Jens project, what a smile. Mitchell is going to be busy sorting all of those raffle prizes isn't he. Take care.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

The papers are very pretty and I love your projects that you have shown. That font is really elegant, I have just bought a new printer that actually takes card now so I can print sentiments but I do like to stamp them as I can use the bits left over from my die cutting

Jens project is beautiful and the photo is soooo cute

Sue xxx

hazel young said...

Lovely project Jen, waiting for mine to arrive as only ordered it yesterday. I love the cosmic cricket papers Christine they are just so bright and cheery as well as versatile. Glad Mitchell is on the ball and sorting out all the raffle displays for you. Hope you and Elliott are getting to grip with the injections and the pain is easing. Have a great day xx hazel

Wendy L said...

Papers are pretty. Great prizes, hope I,m a lucky one, !!!!xxxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

I love the projects you have shown the chocolate wrappers i will be doing myself later this year, those papers are lovely as you say .
Jens project is beautiful ,such a cheeky smile from the granddaughter

Elaine H X

Ella's Design said...

Lovely projects, Christine and those papers are divine...to know that they do them in fabric aswell...swoon! I don't sew very often, but I just love fabrics and this is soooo pretty!
Looks like you're getting organised for the big event and the raffle prizes are growing nicely! Hugs, Lisa x

AnneRD said...

Still to make a start on my project Christine, have builders in so everything is in turmoil! Love the Pointsettia Christmas card, so effective. Mitchell is doing a grand job laying out the table with all those goodies; must order more tickets for the raffle. Anne.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Thank you for the info on the card and also the script you use, I adore the Edwardian you chose for the reminder box, the Christmas card and wrapper look gorgeous.
Well done, Mitchell, loving the hat !!
I hope Elliott is feeling OK (I expect he is feeling like a 'pin cushion'), thinking of him and sending you all huge hugs.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
Boy what a lot of prizes, Mitchell will be busy sorting.
How is Elliot coping with all the heat - not too bad I hope.
Do you have those scrummy papers in stock?
Amanda x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Beautiful projects, the papers are so pretty, will look to see if they are still in production.
Looks like its all coming together for Saturday with lots of goodies on offer in the raffle.
How are the injections going for Elliot?
Like you I print my sentiments, love the Edwardian script, but I do stamp as well.
Have a goo day.

Rita said...

Good Morning Christine. Beautiful papers. I hope Elliot is doing well. Mitchell looks as if he's enjoying all those prizes too. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Morning Christine the fabric looks gorgeous! Love looking at your past projects too and who needs to stamp when all the things you make are so stunning! Susan x

Jen Brown said...

Thanks so much for showing the tag Christine and for all the lovely comments from your readers xxx. The raffle prizes look divine, I am holding tight on to my ticket just in case lol. I too love those papers but then again you make any papers look great. Have a great day. Take care Jen xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, the papers are lovely, I too print my sentiments and use the same font as you because I think it's a beautiful font, love the look of the prizes keeping my fingers crossed love to all Jean Z xx

Lacelady said...

Love what you have done with that paper, I agree with you, it's very pretty. Thank you for sharing what font you use, I love scrolly ones so I'm off to see if I can find it to add to my collection.

Janice said...

Love the paper and the fabric in the same design Chris. I too am not very good at stamping and sometimes use the computer to type the name etc. Paper Mill direct is good for linen card, I use it for my stitching cards as well. Raffle prize table looks overflowing with goodies.... hope I'm one of the lucky ones to win something on Sat. See you there. Janice xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, love book by Jen, altho I love stamping I use my computer for sentiments a lot as you can have nearly any font, words and colour suitable for a project. Raffle prizes look wonderful, keeping fingers and toes crossed with my tickets!! lol. Emma

utilitygirl said...

Hi Christine
Just looked at your Reminder Box - what a good idea - I will have to give that a go as these days my memory is soooo awful. Thanks for the inspiration.
I do look at your blog regularly but don't very often comment - sorry.
I hope Elliot is making good progress, I do think about you all.

Maddie, Nottingham said...

Good morning Christine, many thanks for answering my question regarding the fonts. I don't blame you with using computer. I do too as I struggle with stamping so much. I do keep trying but without a great deal of success. Loving everything you do, your work always looks so professional and unique to you. Lovely! Love the papers also.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christine thank goodness you can not stamp,me too,it looks so easy but I make a mess,I also use the computer.Love the Christmas things today.

Maggieann said...

Hi Christine,love Sue and Jen's tag books,they are so talented. I haven't made up my kits yet~I'm saving them to cheer up a miserable winter's day!Love your projects today Christine and the info on fonts.Take care all of you and keep cool whilst working so hard.xxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, what a lovely post today. Love all your projects with the cosmo cricket papers. I am sure you are great with stamping as you are great with all other aspects of craft but I was interested to read that you use the computer to generate your sentiments. I thought it was only me that did that as I am not very good with stamping - it never seems to work out like I imagine. Reading the comments above there are quite a few of us who do print on our computers...hehehe.
Lovely book Jen.
Hope Elliott is doing well.
Have a lovely day.
Elizabeth x
P.S. The raffle prizes look amazing - keeping my fingers crossed.

Maggie said...

How do you do it. I always want everything you have .. talk about the green-eyed monster. Just as well I don't live near you or I'd be hassling you all day long! Lovely papers and I must admit I too print out my sentiments as it's so much quicker and you can use any size or font. Love stamping too though just not for words. xxMargaretxx

Carole Z said...

Ha! Christine snap! I use Papermill direct too - used to love filling up my boxes in their shop; not so much fun online, but still fab card - super projects today! Carole Z X

Pat S Witney said...

hi Christine

beautiful cards today. Can you let us know which dies you used on them, or even talk us through how you did them as well. They look absolutely fantastic. I will look on my computer to see if I have the Edwardian font on it. Keep up the good work.

LoraineC said...

Thanks for the tip using the computer, can't wait till your website is up and running xx

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