Saturday, 31 October 2009
Friday, 30 October 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
I always think it's wonderful to receive an award and by passing it on you make someone else smile, like I did when I received it.
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
I've not had much time tonight as I went out straight from work for a meal. It's all starting to look very Christmassy in the shop windows, I can't quite get my head around it just yet. Where has this year gone !
Monday, 26 October 2009
Friday, 23 October 2009
Thursday, 22 October 2009
So this is my card for the DT call and also for the Pink Elephant challenge, which is a sketch and also for the Die Cut Dreams challenge of Winter Wonderland. The main image is from the Elusive Images set called Christmas Flourish and has been stamped with Versamark and then embossed with a wonderful Tinsel EP called Snowflake. It really does sparkle in the light, which unfortunately you can't see on the photo ! I then used a Versamark pen around the edge of the card and embossed with the same EP. I didn't want it to look perfect so I smudged the Versamark a little. The paper is Basic Grey and this paper is actually the same sheet as it's double sided so blends together perfectly, the edge punch is by Fiskars. The snowflake brads were silver when they started out, but I felt they were too shiny and the wrong colour, so I used gold alcohol ink on them. I punched the snowflakes from white card and then used Distress inks on them before using the Versamark pen and then the EP on them.
I decided to add some detail to the inside of this card and used a corner stamp from a Habico set of stamps. I stamped it first onto a piece of scrap paper then onto the Basic Grey paper so it was paler in colour. I think this photo has come out a little blurred, unless it's me...lol....!
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
- Tanda Teaser - Just for Men
- Truly Scrumptious - sketch
- C.R.A.F.T. - 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 papers
- Charisma Cardz - It's so Distressing
- Colour Create - Red, Yellow, Black & White
The main image is from a Personal Impressions set of stamps, which I've stamped in black Memento ink and then shaded with Pro Markers and Faber Castell pens. I've then cut him out with Labels 8 Nestabilities and before removing the die I've sponged Antique Linen and Scattered Straw Distress inks around the edge. The 3 papers are all Basic Grey and I've put the two thin stips through my Cuttlebug using a folder from the Just My Type set of embossing folders. The black circles have also been put through my Cuttlebug using my Distressed Stripes embossing folder and then cut out with the smallest circle Nestability.
Monday, 19 October 2009
The centre of the flower is a large brad which I've covered with hessian and then put it in the centre of an EK Success punched flower. The leaves are made using a Martha Stewart punch. The staple that's holding the ribbon, has been coloured using alcohol inks, which I put on the staples while they were still in the stapler. The edge punch is Fiskars.
Sunday, 18 October 2009
I've had a quiet day today as 'C' has been at work all day again. I must say I do get quite a bit of crafting time at the week ends at the moment, I don't know what I'll do when he's not at work !
Saturday, 17 October 2009
The main image and the background stamps are from a set of Rubbadubbado stamps that I bought several years ago. They were in the half price basket and I've used them so much over the years. I stamped the flower pot with black Memento ink onto a cream Bazill card then shaded it with Pro Markers ( the new colours are really coming in to their own!). I've cut it out using circle Nestabilites and then mounted it onto a scalloped Nestability circle which I've pierced all the way around the edge. I've distressed the edges of the card layers with my scissors. The background stamp has been stamped with Versamagic chalk ink and I've also sponged some of the same ink around the edge.
The ribbon is also an off white colour which I've stamped with the same background stamp and the same Versamagic chalk ink. I wasn't sure if it would work but it's taken really well and hasn't smudged at all ! As always the photo's are not true to life which is a real shame as this colour combination looks gorgeous together, even though I say so myself !
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
- The Pink Elephant Challenge - Fall
- Passion for Pro Markers - any colours plus a sketch
- C.R.A.F.T challenge - inspirational photo
- Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Autumn Colours
I started by inking some card with Adirondack Rust and then sanding the card to age it and also lighten the ink. I then stamped a leaf image over it with the same ink. It doesn't show up too well on the photo but it looks almost like a watermark. The embossed pieces are white card that has been put through the Cuttlebug using the Victoria embossing folder then I've inked it with Adirondack Sandal. The image is from the Ollyfant Autumn 2 set and I've stamped her in black Memento ink and shaded her mostly with my new Pro Markers. The new colours are absolutely gorgeous ! I've then cut her out using Nestabilities 8 and mounted her onto Basic Grey paper. The sentiment is stamped with Adirondack Rust and cut out with Nestabilities 8 and I've swiped some Rust ink around the edge. The flowers are courtesy of my friend Vic who spent the day with me on Saturday and brought over some of her Sizzix dies, so apologies I don't know what the die is called. The buttons are from a mega bag I picked up from the new craft shop in the village.
I've also sprayed fold Glimmer Mist over the top to give a shimmer but unfortunately it hasn't shown up at all on the photo, so you'll just have to take my word for it !
Monday, 12 October 2009
Unfortunately, as the box is white it doesn't show up too well and when I tried to alter the colours the ribbon changed from the gorgeous ruby red to black !
Sunday, 11 October 2009
Friday, 9 October 2009
Well I can honestly say I am absolutely shattered ! I've been out all day helping at a Mencap school in their garden, and I don't know where aches the most! Thankfully it stayed dry and they were really appreciative of the help so it was a really worth while day. I'm struggling to keep my eyes open at the moment so I can see me sloping off to bed pretty soon. Physical exercise and me just don't mix !
Thanks for looking.
Thursday, 8 October 2009
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
My 'lurgy' feelings seem to have disappeared, so I'm not saying that too loudly as you know what will happen !
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Monday, 5 October 2009
- Papertake Weekly Challenge - Black and White plus one colour
- A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas
- Creative Card Crew - All that Sparkles
- My Time to Craft - Snow Buddies
So the bag template is another from Papertrey Ink which I've cut out in white card then covered with the polka dot paper - sorry I don't know who the paper is by as it was out of a bargain basket ! The layered piece of white card has been put through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder, I've also scribbled over it with a Versamark pen then sprinkled tinsel embossing powder over it. The main image is from a set of Habico stamps, which has been stamped with black Memento ink. The little bit of colour you can see is an orange Pro Marker. I've then added some Puffy Paint to the post box and sprinkled some glitter embossing powder onto it before heating. I love the way it puffs up ! I've used the Versamark pen on the right hand side of the snowman and sprinkled it with Ranger Snowflake embossing powder.
I've then used circle Nestabilities to cut out the main image and mounted it onto a black scalloped circle Nestability that I've gone round the edge with the Versamark pen and the Range embossing powder.
Sunday, 4 October 2009
The tag is a Quickutz die which I've added some peel offs to that have been coloured with a peel off pen. I've added some gems to the some of the flowers and attached the handle with brads with coloured pearls.
Friday, 2 October 2009
You can see the brad better on this shot. The tag was made by printing the word on the PC and then cutting it out with the smallest Labels 8 Nestability. I've sponged some Cranberry then some Slate Adirondack ink around the edge, punched a hole and threaded some ribbon through. The flowers have been punched from the same Basic Grey papers as the background and the leaves are a Martha Stewart punch, that I've run an embossing tool over the back. The numbers have been cut using the Cuttlebug Olivia alphabet.