Tuesday, 30 March 2010
I'm very pleased with some of my creations this week. As mentioned in a previous post I wanted to alter some mini moleskine journals I bought. It's really addictive, I'm off to buy more blanks later to do more!!! But here are the ones I created yesterday:
There were all really quick to make so I can only recommend it, they make sweet little presents I think.
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Got loads of great ideas of things to make and try but there's never enough time in the day. Though I have been very productive yesterday. Maybe a little late (I'm sure everyone else made their easter cards months ago) but I made about 20 cards yesterday for various birthdays and of course easter. A friend asked me if I could make her 10 so of course I didn't want to disappoint so I got cracking.
I've had them felt bunnies from paperchase in my drawer for a year now but was never sure how to use them so I forced myself to do something with them.
I wanted to steer away from the fluffy bunny, pastel coloured easter theme I thought I had to go with just because that's what most easter cards in the shops look like. It's quick and it's simple. I'd like to make a few more of those but add to them, stamped backgrounds, distress ink, make it more arty. I have recently bought 7 sets of Tim Holtz stamps (bargain!!!) and haven't even taken them out the packaging yet. So maybe they could come in handy. Any new variations on the card I will post here so watch this space. Ideas welcome.
I've come up with 2 ways to use it, yet again if I had more time to craft I'm sure there is endless possibilities.
So yeah, thats my creations for the week. I really hope to be exploring some metal stuff and embossing and things on monday when I have time. I enjoy looking at all sorts of altered art projects and really wanna give it a go but I'm a very neat and tidy person, I don't know if I could be messy although that's the look I like. I hope to be experimenting with these pencil tubs and little kraft notebooks.
So I hope you check back for the results. Thanks for reading!!
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Hey guys (that's if anyone's reading this yet),
first post so may I say welcome to Anikraft. My name is Anika, I'm 28 and based in London. I love crafting and I'm mad about rubber stamps as well as pretty papers. Let me tell you a bit about me. I'm originally from Germany but have lived in London for almost 8 years now. I came here to study and kinda forgot to go back home since. I'm a trained prop maker and set builder and currently work as stage crew in the west end. I love what I do and it's always a laugh, but I don't seem to have enough time to be creative. Monday being my only day off that is my official craft day and I am hoping to give you one craft/card making/scrapbooking project or ideas every week. I am hoping to meet like minded people and throw some ideas around or just to chat in general. If you'd like to have a look at my work so far you can check out my Flickr gallery (see links on the right). Not much going on in my shop yet but I'm only just setting everything up and there's just not enough time in the day.
So anyway, I hope to see you popping back. I have lots of ideas of things to do and give aways and stuff so bear with me and I'll see you soon!