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Friday, 31 August 2012

Baby girl card!

Good evening lovelies! Well a very autumnal feel in the air today! After all those awful gales last night! 
Tonight I've made a less is more baby girl card!
8x8 white scalloped edge card base, I stamped on white card with versamark ink the gorgeous Gingham background stamp by Visible Image, then swiped with Magenta tint Pan Pastels, sealed with cheap hairspray, embossed the other side with an M-bossability folder, covered the join with a pretty satin ribbon, the footprint stamp I got from hobbycraft for £1 the other day, I used the same technique as background for this and the second layer which is another Visible image background stamp, I used my trusty spellbinder nesties to create the layer and topper, the flowers and feathers are from stash! Hope you like it? Thank you for visiting xxxx 

Thursday, 30 August 2012

one for the men!

Good evening lovelies! I'm itching to get out to craft tonight, but it's blowing a gale out there! My craft room is in the garden! 
So tonight's post I actually made last night! 
So I started with an 8x8 cream scalloped edge card base, I matted with craft card that I'd created a background by embossing a script stamp in clear EP and inked over with brushed corduroy DI I then stamped with mustard seed DI the harlequin background stamp from Visible image, and the Grunge polka dot background in wild honey DI, I then used brushed corduroy dabber style stain to create splats randomly, this created a great Grungy background, I'm loving doing these collage style backgrounds at the moment for men's cards, the next layer I used a large polka dot mask to emboss craft card and inked over with peeled paint DI and rounded the corners, the topper I embossed using the cogs mask and inked with mustard seed DI and the edges with black soot DI to create a frame I used the brushed corduroy DI and the harlequin background stamp again but second generation this time to make it more distressed, then stamped the vintage car which is from Creative Ex travel set in coffee Archival ink! The tickets are also C Ex stamps from the steampunk set which I inked and crumpled up and stuck on with pinflair for some definition! A lot of work but love scratch crafting, I think it came out well? Thank you for visiting today! If you get a chance visit http://www.visibleimage.co.uk their stamps are fab quality and the service is second to none! 

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Very exciting news!

Well having sat on my hands for a day! I can now reveal some very exciting news!..........
I have been chosen to be a DT member for The Cupboard Trilogy! 
I am absolutely thrilled and excited to be given this opportunity! Thank you so much to Jane and the rest of the team! 
       Here's my new badge which will proudly sit on the right side bar, once I can use hubby's laptop to post it there, can't do it on iPad! 
                                    
I can't wait to get started! 
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who take the time to visit my blog and leave such lovely comments! Thank you xxxxx 
Of course I spend a lot of time visiting yours too and many others besides, which does take time as you all are aware! Please forgive me if on the odd occasion I do miss you, it's not intentional it's a mere over site I will endeavour to remedy this in time, or you could just give me a little nudge! From a very excited DT member lol! Zoe xxxx 

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Black lace!

Hello lovelies! Hope every bodies bank holiday was fab? 
So yesterday's make is a very quick and simple card took all of 10 mins! The most time consuming part was threading the red ribbon through the lace! This was my entry for the craftymess daily challenge! The theme was Black and white with one other colour!  5x5 white card base matted black card then embossed white layer with spellbinder M-bossability folder, threaded red ribbon through this gorgeous Creative Ex black lace, added black butterfly cut with Marianne design die added red gems to body and voila! Simples! Thank you as always for the lovely comments you leave xxx 

Monday, 27 August 2012

Fern leaves!

Good morning lovelies! Happy August bank holiday, can't believe this is the last holiday weekend now until Xmas!
 An early post from me today! 
8x8 cream scalloped edge card base, matted with Creative Ex craft card, I cut a third off and stamped fern leaf from CEx Dandelion wishes stamp set in pearlescent ivy brilliance ink, the other two thirds I embossed using CEx embossing folder, I inked the edges with same ink pad, I used American seam binding in a gorgeous dark teal/green also CEx to cover join, I pleated top and bottom and added a double bow with CEx pearl embellishment, paper in dark teal is from stash which was cut using spellbinders grand ovals also the smaller oval from same set, the sentiment is from the same stamp set, I didn't make the flowers myself this time, I inked the roses with the same ink pad just to tie them in added some more flowers and a feather! Voila! Hope you like this card? I think it's turned out pretty well concidering it wasn't what I was intending to make lol! That's me all over! Thank you for taking the time to visit xxx








Sunday, 26 August 2012

Roses!

Good evening Lovelies! Turned out nice again! Lol started wet though, hope everyone's backholiday is going well so far? Mines been crap, stuck looking after little legs alone! Hubby's been out for three days now :( went straight to golf after work Friday, day at Wembley yesterday for Rugby then Rochester today to the transplant games to watch his nephew! Better make it up to me tomorrow! 
Tonight's make is a very simple, very quick card! 
5x5 white base, matted with red satin card, matted again with white which I embossed using a lattice style mask, made the roses with Marianne designs spiral flowers with red felt and green for leaves, spellbinders label die! Thank you for visiting tonight xxx 

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Red and green crimbo card!

Good evening Lovelies! Been strange weather here today down on the East Kent coast! Rain, wind, sunshine, chilly, warm and hot! 
Tonight's make is a less is more type of card! I'm entering it into http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/red-and-green-should-be-seen-at-winter.html winter wonderland challenge! The theme is red and green! 
8x8 cream card base matted with green which I'd pierced all around edges, then cut and embossed and cut an aperture using the largest square grand nestie and the Christmas tree all by spellbinders, I pierced around the edges again and mounted on foam for dimension, the tree I stuck flat into the aperture, stamped and embossed the sentiment which is from an Indigoblu set, added the green and cream grosgrain striped ribbon two hat pins and a bobby dazzler! I just love these simple designs! Thank you for visiting xxx 

Friday, 24 August 2012

Butterfly tag!

Good evening lovelies! Well tonight I won the daily challenge on Craftymess, the theme was butterfly! That means I get to choose the theme for tomorrow and be the judge! I've chosen silhouette as my theme for tomorrow! So onto my make! 
I made a tag out of white linen card, smeared Hansa yellow, orange and permanent red pan pastels randomly over it and sealed with cheap hairspray, I then stamped with black, a Marion Emberson stamp and a Kanban stamp the weeny butterflies are from the Marion Emberson set, I highlighted with a white gel pen and added some glitter here and there! The butterfly is a Marianne design die, which I cut twice and stuck together, added some pearls for the body! Voila, very simple very quick, took all of 10 mins! Thank you for visiting, I appreciate the time you take to leave lovely comments xxx 

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Vintage christmas!

Good evening Lovelies! Boy the year is going fast! Dark at 8.45 :( 
Well today my new stamps from http://www.visibleimage.co.uk/ came, and I simply had to play! Like ya do!
So here's what I made! Hope you like them? 
My first card is, yes you guessed it! 8x8 cream card, I mat and layered with paper from stash, added some gorgeous green and cream grosgrain ribbon, with hat pins and button, the topper I cut cream card with a nestie, I stamped the harlequin background stamp with galaxy gold brilliance ink then inked over with bundled sage DI I wanted a subtle background, then I stamped Christmas eve poem with vintage sepia versafine ink then stamped with aged mahogany DI the large snowflake!


My second card I used 6x6 craft card which I masked all round the edges, with a script wooden stamp from stash I stamped a background with aged mahogany DI, once dry I stamped over the top using the Harlequin background stamp with Galaxy gold brilliance  ink, then stamped the grunge flourish in aged mahogany in two corners, added some burgundy and cream grosgrain ribbon, the topper I used Indigoblu flitter glue to stamp Vintage Santa and gilding flakes which are golds and reds, cut using nestie inked edges with aged mahogany, added a button threaded with raffia and voila! Thank you for visiting xxx

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Vintage!

Hi lovelies! Hope you're all happy? 
I made this card last night and have gone completely out of my comfort zone, I was inspired to have a go at this by the beautiful card I received from Shelley Mimi Bo for the Cards Galore aug card swap! 
I started with 8x8 cream scalloped edge card base, created a background using Grunge polka dot background stamp from http://www.visibleimage.co.uk/ in vintage photo DI, then embossed and inked using spun sugar and tumbled glass DI, added pink lace border, the paper is from a 6x6 Vintagey pad can't remember the make sorry, I've had it ages! I inked the edges with vintage photo DI, the stamp is one of those foam ones from QVC had it years, never used it, stamped with vintage photo DI coloured with spectrum noir's then inked with tumbled glass DI, cut and embossed with spellbinder nestie and inked the very edges with vintage photo DI, I have to admit, I usually make my own flowers but these were so pretty in the shop they jumped into my basket and I didn't have the heart to put them back lol that's my excuse anyway! the roses I just added a touch of raspberry ink to them, added a pink feather and swirly pearls, I'm not sure I like the image? It seems a bit ott for my liking, but I like the rest of it, what do you think I'd love some constructive comments. Thank you for looking xxx I'm entering this card into http://www.vintageelusionscardscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/

Sealife tag!

Morning lovelies! I didn't get chance to do a proper bit of crafting last night as I tidied my craft room, but while little legs had her nap after lunch I whipped out and created this tag! Took about 10 mins! Tops. 
I used a large tag coloured it using Pan pastels, had enough on the sponges so didn't have to open the pans, sprayed with cheap hairspray to seal, I stamped using Lavinia stamps the plant life in brilliance ink pads in various colours, the sea creatures are also Lavinia Stamps, I highlighted the fish with a white gel pen, punched a few holes just to add more interest, stamped over it with the fabulous Water droplets stamp by Designs by Ryn you can visit her online shop  
Here, http://designsbyryn.com/ then to finish I sprayed silver spray and sparkle, unfortunately you can't really see the glitter which is a shame, hope you enjoy your visit, thank you very much for all your very kind comments xxxx 

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Thank you Trudi!

Hello lovelies an early post from me today! I made this card for a lovely craft friend Trudi Shury, who helped me out recently.
It's a very simple card, 6x6 scalloped edge white card base, matted with black which I rounded the corners, then the next layer also rounded corners and scored two lines down it about inch and half wide ish? I masked either side of the score lines then randomly stamped using versamark, the Grunge polka dots background stamp from http://www.visibleimage.co.uk/ who by the way have wonderful stamps and the quality is second to none! Sorry I digressed a bit lol, then I swiped Magenta tint and magenta pan pastels in stripes over the stamped background sprayed with cheap hairspray, then stamped in black the gorgeous Dandelion wishes by Creative Expressions, glittered the image, added some bling and a thank you, voila! Took all of 20 mins! This is the link to Trudi's blog, if you get the chance pop along and take a look at her wonderful creations xxx http://trudiscrumptious.blogspot.co.uk/ thank you for spending the time to visit my blog, I do appreciate the comments and will always reciprocate! 

Monday, 20 August 2012

Basil and Buttercup!

Good evening lovelies! I'm going to apologise now to Ryn from designs by Ryn, because this is NOT the sort of thing her fabulous background stamp was intended for but it arrived today and couldn't wait to use it, but I've got a headache and didn't want to think too much! So just a very quick make tonight! the water droplet stamp I used is from http://designsbyryn.com/index.php/shop1/ check out Ryn's wonderful stamps.
 So onto the make, 8x8 scalloped cream card base, I bought this Basil and Buttercup decoupage pad some time ago it was in a sale and I did enjoy doing some good old fashioned crafting last night and really did just want a quick and non thinking card, the backing papers are double sided so only use one which I cut in half and embossed the gingham side with M-bossability and inked the edges with dried marigold DI, inked the edges of dotty side joined them with some cream lace from stash, the decoupage is die cut which I inked each piece with the same DI, I stuck the base image down first then stamped the water droplets stamp in DM DI then built up the layers with my trusty pin flair glue gel. Added a flower from stash and the little whatnots included in the pad and voila! Took no more than 20 mins, thank you for looking xxx 

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Nothing technical here today!

Good evening lovelies! Can't believe it's dark before 9pm :( 
Not my usual type of card, but it was nice to get back to good old cutting out and sticking, I forgot how relaxing cutting out was, so here I have just keep it completely simple, no fancy backgrounds! This image came free with a mag, it is a decoupage booklet that is by Crafters companion, it did come with a boy with a donkey, but me being me had to modify a tiny bit, I used another mag freebie stamps deck chairs and seagull which I coloured with spectrum noirs, I added some stickles to the rock pool and to the seaweed just to give a bit of dimension and the cute little sunglasses which are buttons, I've used these a lot in my summery style cards and I've only one left now so they were a good buy! I matted and layered onto black and then grey, the card base is 8x8 scalloped edge white card. I appreciate all your wonderful comments and thank you very much xxxx 


Saturday, 18 August 2012

Hmmmm what to do with all those twinchies!

Good evening lovelies! Phew! It's a hot one isn't it? Not complaining though ;) 
So as the title suggest's! This is what I've done with two of them tonight.
The first one is my illusion one from our first challenge, 6x6 craft card, I stamped using Wild honey DI second generation only to create a more distressed effect, the wonderful grunge polka dot background from Visible Image, on cream card I stamped a wooden script stamp I've had for years, using Galaxy gold brilliance ink, when dry I lightly inked using vintage photo DI, then using my fab flitter glu from Indigoblu I stamped the Harlequin background stamp also from visible image, then used gold gilding flakes I really scrubbed hard to get a lot off to achieve a distressed effect, then stuck on my twinchie!
The second, I used 5x5 white card and masked the edges, using stampe from the portobello road set I stamped using versamark then used pan pastels, sealed with cheap hairspray and voila! Just a quick little plug for the lovely Helen and Mark Visible Image, check out there website their stamps are of excellent quality http://www.visibleimage.co.uk/default.htm  thank you for visiting my blog today, I love to read what you have to say, good or bad I really appreciate it xxx

Friday, 17 August 2012

Grunge....ish!

Good evening lovelies! Phew it's been a hot one here! Not complaining though!
Well today I received my fab new stamps from Visible Image! And I couldn't wait to play! You must check them out, Helen and Mark give the most amazing service! And their stamps are of a very high quality, I ordered Wednesday and received them today! http://www.visibleimage.co.uk/ so here's what I created! I used Harlequin background, Grunge polka dot background and Grunge flourish, all from Visible Image, and combined with a couple of Creative Expressions stamps: sentiment and cogs background, the script is an old wooden stamp I've had for years, so I masked the edges of 8x8 scalloped edge card base, stamped the script with antique linen DI then over stamped using the Harlequin background which I used wild honey DI second generation, as I wanted a more distressed effect for the background, then lightly inked with mustard seed DI, the topper I stamped in white brilliance ink the script then inked using, broken china, chipped sapphire, mustard seed crushed olive and wild honey DI, then over stamped very randomly without a block the grunge polka dots in broken china the harlequin in wild honey, the cogs in chipped sapphire, the sentiment and Grunge flourish are stamped in black, added a couple of bits of twine and viola! Hope you like it, I'm quite enjoying this technique at the mo xxx 

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

More dandelion wishes!

Good evening lovelies! Bit of a mixed weather day today! 
I saw this technique in a mag, this is my interpretation of it, it basically just layering up stamps and DI here's what I used to creat the background of my topper: 
The stamps I've used are a combo of script, the leaf is creative expressions and the circles and bubbles are from http://designsbyryn.com/index.php/about/ designs by Ryn, check out her designs, they are fab, so using glossy card I stamped text using white brilliance heat dried then blended various DI buffed after dry then stamped randomly with the same colour DI's, the dandelion and sentiment are from the same set as the leaf, 
This is a close up, then I just used a black spectrum noir thick end to edge. The background I just used the same stamps and colours on cream card which I'd divided into three, embossed using a leafy folder and used the De-bossed side and inked edges with crushed olive DI, I'm quite pleased how it's turned out for an experiment, thank you for visiting xxx 

Zoe, Challenge 4# add a flower!

Zoe, Challenge 4# Add a flower! 
My first I used bubble wrap and versamark, dusted over with Hansa yellow pan pastel, sprayed with cheap hairspray to seal, the poppy stamp came free with mag which I coloured using pro markers!
My second I used washi tape that came free with a mag, flower is grand peonie spellbinder and paper from stash, butterfly another freebie from mag stamped onto same paper as flower, the brad in the centre of flower is from my stash.
My third I inked with pink sherbet adirondack ink and stamped using wild plum adirondack ink some foliage from a Lavinia foliage stamp, the flower I cut some text paper from stash using a Daisy spellbinders die I inked whilst still in situ with raspberry adirondack ink added some irredecent glitter using Quickie glue pen. 

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Snowflake bauble!

Good evening Lovelies, well after an iffy morning with a light shower, the sun came out and we had a lovely afternoon.
Tonight's make I'm entering into http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/photo-inspiration.html Winter wonderland challenge. I have gone with colour, Gold and cream!
8x8 cream scalloped edge card base, matted with an antique gold Hunkydory card which I pierced around the edges, then cut an aperture using spellbinders heirloom bauble and a smaller one in a tawny cream card and also pierced the edges, I mounted this on foam to give dimension, the smaller bauble I embossed with a snowflake folder and stuck it flat into the aperture, I cut 3 poinsettia's with my spellbinders, in the cream and gold alternated I moulded them to give some dimension and used pinflair glue gel to stick them together and onto the card, I added some pearls to the centre, added a swirly pearl embellie and a sentiment which I just matted with the gold and kept it very simple. Thank you for taking the time to visit xxxx 

Monday, 13 August 2012

Silver birch scene!

Good evening lovelies! Hope everyone had a great weekend? 
We are having our annual Folk Week in our town this week, it started fri night actually, it's the 37th year and it gets bigger every year, it's great, I try to go down every morning, there's a fab craft tent, with every kind of craft imaginable! 
So tonight's make I'm entering into http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/challenge-31-create-scene.html the DT on this challenge are amazing, some fab samples.
I've used an A5 fancy shape white card base which I have turned into an easel card, I used Pan pastels to create the background, I cut a circle in some paper to create the moon I used yellow ochre tint, the sky is random splodges of phthlos blue and violet which I blended then sprayed with cheap hairspray to seal and inked edges with black soot DI, the stamp is Silver birch scene by Clarity stamps the sentiment came with it too, I stamped with black ink, coloured in the trunks careful to avoid the knots and cracks with a quickie glue pen, left it for a few mins to become tacky then used gilding flakes they are mostly silver but have a few bits of other colours I can't remember the name but it was winter something? I matted onto black then a dark indigo coredinations which was cut and embossed with grand nesties added some twine and buttons from stash, viola! Thank you for visiting I really do enjoy reading your comments xxx 

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Card swap!

Good evening Lovelies, 
Today I received my card from Shelley, we took part in our first card swap! For Cards Galore! The first picture is the one Shelley made, I'm absolutely delighted with it, I think it's gorgeous! So much to look at and very touchy feelie, lots of stunning embellies on it, thank you Shelley I love it xxxx
The second card is what I made for Shelley, not a patch on hers I feel :(
Cream 8x8 scalloped edge card base, I cut and rounded the edges of a taupe colour card, then cut a third off, which I heat embossed using silver pearl EP and a foliage sprig from my wonderful Creative Ex Dandelion kisses stamp set, the other two thirds I embossed with M-Bossability folder, added a piece of pretty lace I got free with a mag, the flowers I used a vintage style paper which I cut with spellbinders grand peonie die and inked with old paper DI, using the same card I cut the grand oval, the sentiment is also from the same set as the sprig, and buttons and bow from stash! Thank you for visiting today! Would love you to pop over to Shelleys blog too! http://happycraftershell.blogspot.co.uk/

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Wedding card!

Good evening Lovelies, what a nice day today, hope you all had a lovely day too? 
Tonight's make is a wedding card, my best friends son is getting wed end of sept, so I've got time to change my mind on this card? It's a very posh wedding in Royal Tonbridge Wells.
The theme of the wedding is white and purple, I have pinched the ribbons and jewel off the invite, is that wrong do you think? But I wanted it to match the theme and they were so pretty!
8x8 white scalloped edge card matted with more white card I'd rounded the corners and pierced around the edges, I cut the next layer rounded the corners cut about 3rd off, I embossed 2 3rds using M-bossability folder and the other 3rd I stamped and heat embossed with silver pearl EP, a foliage stamp from my cant leave alone Creative Ex dandelion wishes stamp set, used the recycled ribbon to cover the join, R L are templates I cut using white card and heat embossed same stamp, same EP, I wanted them to intertwine but not easy letters to do that with, but managed a little, this is the bit I'm not sure about would love your opinions on it? Honestly I won't be offended! Then cut 3 flowers using marianne dies and my wonderful spellbinders foliage dies! I like how's it's turned out I'm just not sure about the lettering? Thank you for visiting I value your opinions xxx 

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Pink and black

Good evening lovelies hope everyone is well?
Tonight's Make I'm entering into the following challenge'shttp://craftymesschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/14th-challenge-birds.html
I started with a 6x6 scalloped edge white card base, matted with black card, I had some really pretty papers free from a mag, see pic, which I ran through m-bossability folder then swept over with black soot DI, the topper is the new nesties ovals which I can't leave alone at the mo! Inked the edge with pink sherbet adirondack, the birds and branch are from an old set of stamps can't remember the make, Sorry! Which I stamped the birds first then masked, then stamped branch then masked that, then stamped using the pink, a pretty flower cluster from the same set all over, removed the masks and voila, a pretty background, the buttons I cut using the same pink paper as background using marianne dies which I lightly inked with black soot, threaded some twine through them. Hope you like it? Thank you for visiting xxx 

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Summery tag!

Good morning Lovlies, not looking great out there again :(
Today I am posting another tag which I am entering into the following challenges: http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/challenge-30-summer-fun.html
Large tag, I first stamped using versamark, this fabulous bubbles! stamp by http://www.designsbyryn.com I used Pan pastels, Dairylide yellow, ultramarine blue, permanent red and orange, and Hansa yellow for the sun, which I had masked, added all the other colours then went in with the waste of the mask to create the sun, sprayed with cheap hairspray, the tulips are Lavinia stamps, the butterfly on some scrap paper from stash is a marianne die, few highlights with a gel pen, various coloured strands of twine and voila! Thank you for visiting today xxx 


Monday, 6 August 2012

Fairy tag!

Good evening Lovelies! Well talk about English weather, rain sunshine, rain, sunshine, get the gist?
Onto tonight's make, I'm entering this into http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ the theme is to create a tag. I have to admit this tag was inspired by the wonderful tag that Barbara created for the DT samples, I just loved the triple tag idea, so I pinched the idea, thanks Barbara, xxx http://www.glitterarti1.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/a-triple-tag.html
I have a pack of ready made tags in all different sizes, so largest, I inked using Wild honey and Mustard seed DI's, the stamps are all Lavinia stamps, I used black to stamp fairies, washing line, and the foliage down the bottom, the foliage at the top I used, wild honey and Peeled paint DI. I highlighted with white gel pen, I used the same technique on all three tags, getting smaller, the sentiments are from C Ex stamp set, finished off with some bits of wool and fibres from stash, thank you for visiting xxx 

Flowery tag!

Evening lovelies! Hope your all having a great weekend?
Tonight's make is a very quick and simple tag!
Large white tag, I used the Letterpress technique! If your not familier with this terminology, you use versamark ink to ink up your embossing folder, emboss the tag then I dusted with a yellow and peachy colour cosmic shimmer mica powder and sprayed with cheap hairspray to seal it, I added some grosgrain ribbon, added a daisy flower from spellbinders which I inked with dried marigold DI while still in die! Added a bobby dazzler! Simples! I hope you like it, thank you for visiting xxx I appreciate the time you take to comment xxx 
I am entering it into the following challenges:

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Butterfly and flowers!

Good evening Lovelies! Hope you've all had a lovely weekend? Don't they go quickly?
Tonight's make I am entering into http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.co.uk/
I got some lovely papers free in a mag and I couldn't wait to play with them, this is what I came up with. 8x8 white scalloped edge base card, the papers are double sided so the first layer and the top side panel are from the same sheet, the first layer I embossed using an M-bossability folder, I matted the top side panel on a bit of coordinating paper from same freebies, the doily is from my stash, which I matted onto the same paper I matted the side panel on, which I cut from the smallest large scalloped grand nestie, cut another scalloped circle with cream card which I inked with dried marigold DI, and stamped with a swirly vine also with dried marigold, the butterfly I stamped with black stazon onto a turquoise velum, then coloured with Sakura jelly roll pens to coordinate with the backing papers, the little roses I used the same velum cut with marianne die and leaves from same set, added pearls, voila! Think it's turned out ok! Not my usual sort of style but it's nice to experiment, thank you for visiting xx 

Friday, 3 August 2012

Texture this time!

Good evening Lovelies! What a fab day for the Olympics! Not a huge sports fan, but its always nice to hear we're getting medals especially golds! 
Tonight's make is one for the men, I am entering this for the DT call challenge for Creative Expressions http://blog.creative-expressions.uk.com/2012/08/2012-creative-expressions-design-team.html the theme is "texture" I'm really excited about this because I love CEx products as you can probably tell by my posts, so I started with 8x8 cream scalloped base I inked the edges with Walnut stain DI, I matted with Tim Holtz paper which again I inked the edges, i ripped the edges and really scrumpled up Glassine craft paper and ripped little tears all along one edge and curled it, using some fawn card I stamped using CEx stamps with Walnut stain and Vintage photo DI randomly and inked with vintage photo, then ran it through my GC using a clock EF, I inked with walnut stain over the embossed bits, scrumpled it up a bit to create a Vintagey effect, matted that onto the glassine paper, I stamped the sentiment with WS masked then stamped cogs and clock hands, inked with VP, I had to highlight the text with white gel pen as it got a bit lost in the background, inked and rolled to create a scroll, stamped and cut out the watches and fob chain and decoupaged them. It's rather busy isn't it? Thank you for visiting xx 



Thursday, 2 August 2012

Dandelion!

Good afternoon lovelies! Well what about this bloomin English weather, was lovely this am and now it's peeing down grrr! 
Today's card I am entering into http://thecupboardtrilogychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ the theme is embossed, o do I love embossing? Dry, heat you name it I love it, it adds such dimension to a card. 
8x8 cream scalloped card base! Matted with more cream card that I'd pierced round the edge, more cream card this time I cut, the smaller side I stamped with my fabulous C Ex dandelion wishes stamp set in peeled paint DI and lightly inked the edges with bundled sage DI, the bigger side I stamped second generation to get a more delicate image with peeled paint and bundled sage DI using the same stamp, I then ran it through my beloved grand calibur, using m-bossability folder, to cover the join I used a lovely sage green ribbon, the topper is the smallest of the new grand nesties circles, I lightly inked with bundled sage DI, then I stamped the Dandelion and sentiment all from the same set with peeled paint DI then heat embossed with clear EP, I mounted it onto 3D foam for dimension, I deliberated on whether to add flowers and foliage and decided, in this case less is more, what do you think? Thanks for visiting, much appreciated xxx 

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Zoe challenge # 3 Bright colours.

For my first twinchie, I stamped a circles back ground stamp and coloured it in with twinkling H2o's and did a touch of Zentangle.
My second one I stamped the bee, masked it coloured the background using, highlighter pens, then stamped the grasses, removed my mask and coloured in the bee ! The stamps are Lavinia stamps.
My third I used Pan Pastels, Ultra Marine and Turquoise, sealed with cheap hairspray, then stamped the creatures with Stazon, the plants are stamped with Brilliance ink pads, the bubbles are Glossy Accents, again I have used Lavinia stamps. 
My forth I measured out quarters and coloured using highlighter pens, I stamped and cut out the butterfly on acetate, The stamp was free with a mag, I added a swirl of black gems. Voila xx