Monday, 28 September 2009

I'm home

I thought I would pop a quick Hello on here and let everyone know I am back
For those that don't know My Father suddenly passed away a couple of weeks ago after losing his fight with Cancer. It was such a shock after only being diagnosed 3 weeks before his passing.

I would like to say Thank You - To those who sent Cards and Flowers It was very kind of you to do so and they were very much appreciated.

I have a lot of catching up to do and will try and have a project on here by the end of the week

Thank you all for being patient while I was away.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Party Time

It's Party Time on Free Craft Downloads on Friday night

Bob has decided to hold a Forum Party at 8.30pm (British Summer Time) on Friday 4th September. There will be some games, and a few small prizes for the winners, it will also be an opportunity for members to socialise.

There are some new Decoupage designs on site this week as well so I have decided to make you an "Invitation" to the Forum Party.

The Invitation
I used
a 5x7 inch White rectangular aperture card
The Dog Sign Decoupage
The It's a Party Decoupage
A small piece of beige mulberry paper
Some Gold corner and border peel offs

I cut out and made up the Dog decoupage
I then did the same with the It's a party decoupage (I just used the first 2 layers)
While they were drying (I use silicone Glue) I stuck a piece of Beige Mulberry Paper to the inside of the aperture.
I added some Gold Corner peel offs to all four corners of the front of the card

When the Decoupage designs were dry I stuck down the Dog one on the mulberry paper in the centre of the aperture card.
The It's a Party one I layered on a small piece of the beige weave paper I had in my "bits" box and used a Gold peel off around the edge
I used some foam pads to stick it to the Dog decoupage so it was raised slightly

I made the insert for the card using Microsoft Publisher I chose the Brown colour scheme to go with the decoupage and the mulberry paper I used I then stuck it to the inside of the card (I quite like the way the colours darken slightly as they go from top to bottom)

The inside of the card

A Clearer Picture of the insert

Although I have used these designs as an invite to our "Forum Party" They are suitable for other occasions / types of cards as well.

If you make any cards using the designs / Backing papers from Free Craft Downloads it would be nice to see them in the Gallery You will need to be a member to post your pictures there.

If you would like to join us at the Forum Party you will need to be a member to participate.
All you need to do is Register ; await approval so it may be worth you Registering in advance.

Hope to see you there on Friday