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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Bon Yoyage

Here is my latest DT piece for CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS using the fabulous Spellbinders JustRite Bon Voyage stamp set. It's a week late, life got in the way of crafting and blogging last week.

I edged a white card blank with some vintage photo Distress ink and then adhered some pink patterned paper to it. I stamped some of the small images onto a piece of cream card and edged it with vintage photo, then I added some ribbon and adhered it to the card. I cut a label with a Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accents die, edged it with worn lipstick Distress ink, stamped Paris on it and triple embossed it with clear UTEE. I coloured a piece of stampboard with worn lipstick the stamped the Eiffel Tower onto it and triple embossed it. I added some ribbon to the top of the card and tied a knot.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Handmade Flowers


It's my turn to choose the theme for this fortnights Craft-Room challenge and I have chosen handmade flowers, you can make anything as long as you have made the flower/flowers on your work.
For my card I coloured some white card with tattered rose Distress ink and stamped a large corner flourish with dusty concord  then I matted it onto a card blank and put a black peel of strip round the edge . The image is from a Gecko Galz collage sheet. I backed the image with some doilies and my flowers are made with doilies with a button in the centre. I added a few black gems.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Craft-Room Christmas Candy


This beautiful Indigo Blu rubber stamp plate could be yours  from the Craft-Room on line shop. To find out how to win click on the photo in my sidebar.

This Candy will run until 24th December, the winner will be announced on Tuesday the 27th so the winner will have their prize in time for all those spring cards we all like to welcome the new year with.   Good Luck

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Snowflake Card

This is my latest DT piece for CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS using the Stylish Christmas  stamp set.

I stamped the scrolls four times onto a piece of white card with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder, then I brayered over it with faded jeans Distress ink then cut it into a square and matted it onto some white glitter card. I brayered a white card blank with faded jeans then stamped the scrolls round the edge with the same ink. I adhered a piece of silver mesh across the middle then cut a couple of snowflake strips out of white glitter card with a Martha Stewart punch. I attached the square to the card and added a wooden snowflake. I'd embossed the wooden snowflake with a white glittery embossing powder before attaching it to the card.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

A Postcard From Paris.

I can't believe that another fortnight has flown by and it's time for the next Craft-Room Challenge. The theme this time has been chosen by the lovely Debi and she has chosen Travel/Postcard.


I know I called my DT piece a postcard in the title but it's really a 9.5 inch by 7.5 inch canvas. I started by painting the canvas with a cream colour then adding a little bit of blue, then I stamped various images to do with Paris but my stamping kept going wrong and I kept adding more paint that mixed with the stamping ink until it became a horrid muddy background, fortunately I had a lot of images to cover it. The three main images are from the Gecko Galz Picture Perfect collage sheet, and all the other images were stamped and then coloured with vintage photo Distress ink. I attached some black lace to the sides of the canvas and attached some beaded ribbon to the middle image then I adhered all the images to the canvas and added some metal corners. When it was finished I decided that I wanted some touches of gold embossing so I applied some Versamark with a stencil brush to parts of the canvas and embossed with gold. I got a little bit heavy handed by the time I got to the bottom.
The Moulin Rouge stamps that I used are by Hampton Art and the Eiffel tower ticket is a Stampers Anonymous stamp.

Why not pop over to the Craft-Room Challenge Blog to have a look at all the fabulous work that the Design Team have done and don't forget that to be eligible for the prize draw you must have the Craft-Room logo in your sidebar.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Favorite Colour.

First of all I would like to say a big hello to all my followers and welcome my new followers. I really do appreciate you liking my work enough to follow me and I enjoy reading all your comments.

I've not felt like crafting or blogging for a few days because of a nasty little bug that sent me to my sick bed, but I'm feeling a lot better now apart from a cough and bunged up nose. I'm very behind with leaving comments on blogs but I hope to try and catch up some time this week.


For the challenge at JUST FOR FUN this week we have to use our favorite colour, so my card has to be green. Last week my Winter Distress inks arrived from the Craft Room so I used the colour evergreen bough to colour a piece of card using the direct to paper technique, then I stamped the trees with iced spruce, I distressed the edges before attaching it to a white card blank. I stamped the robin onto some of the coloured card and cut it out using a Spellbinders die, I matted it onto some white card that had also been cut out with a Spellbinders die. I attached it to the card with some gold ribbon so that it dangled. I stamped the greetings and added a snowflake charm.
The stamps that I used are
Artimio for the trees.
Andy Skinner for the robin.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

White and Silver Christmas Card

Here is my latest DT card for CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS using the Stylish Christmas stamp set designed by Sam Poole.
This is a very straightforward card to make. I stamped the flourishes round the edges of a white card blank with VersaMark and embossed them with silver embossing powder. I embossed some silver card in a snowflake embossing folder then matted it onto some blue card,then I tied some ribbon round it and adhered it to the card blank. The robin was stamped onto white card and embossed with silver. I attached it to some blue card with brads then adhered it to the card blank. The greeting was stamped and embossed with silver and cut out with a Spellbinders die and then matted onto some blue card, this was attached to the ribbon.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Birdcage Layout

This is my latest DT piece for GECKO GALZ, it's an 8"square layout using the birdcage and bird digi stamps and an image from the Little Darlings Ephemera sheet.

I enlarged the birdcage and printed it onto patterned paper, then I enlarged the birds, turned one of them round and printed them onto white card. I rounded the bottom corners of the birdcage and attached it to a piece of coordinating card that I had used a Martha Stewart punch to diecut the birds at the top. I attached some lace to three of the sides before matting it onto the base card. I rounded the corners of the image and used Victorian velvet Distress ink on the edges then attached it to the card. The last things that I did was to add a bow to the top of the cage, cut out the birds and attach them with some flowere down the side.
 


Saturday, 5 November 2011

Favorite Rubber Stamp

This month at Just For Fun it's Neet's turn to choose a theme and she has chosen Favorites. This week you have to use your Favorite Stamp. I have a lot of stamps I love but the one I've chosen is by Paper Inspirations, it's one of my all time favorites. Here are a couple of cards that I've made with it.

I started of by covering a card blank with some Anna Griffin paper then I went round the edge with peeled paint Distress ink and stamped butterflies down one side - I don't know who made the stamp. I embossed some green card with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and distressed it with a sanding block, tied some ribbon round it and attached it to the card with some gold brads. The main image was stamped onto some patterned card and I matted it onto some black card befor attaching it to the card blank. The happy birthday is an Inkadinkado stamp.

This is the second card that I made. All the ingredients are the same except that I added a Tando Creative frame that I'd coloured with some peeled paint Distress stain and then I added some galaxy gold Brilliance ink. I also added some Martha Stewart punched Butterflies.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Blooming Canvas

Last Sunday I went with my friend Alison to the Craft Barn for a workshop with the lovely Jo Firth-Young. We made a canvas and a door hanging.

This is the door hanging.
I painted the wooden base with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints, then when it was dry I spread a layer of Fresco Finish crackle glaze and when this was dry I added another coat of a lighter paint, I love the crackle effect. When all the paint was dry I went round the edge with some Distress ink. The flowers and leaves are Claudine Hellmuth Blooms, stamped onto white card with the paint and then cut out and attached to the base, then I added a few buttons.

The canvas is 12" x 12" and I painted it with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint. I stamped the Claudine Hellmuth blooms with the paint onto sticky backed canvas and cut them out, the fence and some of the flowers were stamped onto an old book page. I added some buttons and liquid pearl dots.and one of the things that I bought whilst at the Craft Barn was the Tim Holtz Sizzix/Alterations Decorative Strip die so I added a border to the top of the canvas.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Merry Christmas Card

This is my latest DT piece for CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS using the Stylish Christmas 1 stamp set.
I started by colouring the edges of a white card blank with fired brick Distress ink, then I tied a piece of red ribbon round some glitter card and attached it to the card blank. I stamped the flourishes onto white card with olive and crimson Archival ink then embossed it with a dotty Cuttlebug embossing folder, this was then matted onto some red card and attached to the glitter card. I used my Cricut to cut the red and white labels, I stamped the Merry Christmas with the crimson ink onto the white label and matted it onto the red label, then I covered it with stickles and attached it to the card when it had dried. The poinsettia was made with the Spellbinders layered poinsettia dies, I attached it to the card and added some gold beads.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A Card For A Man

It's time for another CRAFT-ROOM challenge. This time it's the turn of the lovely Mervi to choose the theme and she has chosen Fathers/Male.


For my card I covered a card blank with some coordinating papers. I've used Stampers Anonymous stamps and Spellbinders large circles and small scalloped circles dies. It was a very simple card to make, everything was matted and layered and embellished with brads, cogs and chains.

I'm entering my card into a couple of challenges:
Quixotic Inspirations sketch challenge.
Come and Get It  anything goes.