Saturday, 28 April 2012

Playtime with inks and stamps

This card was just a good old play with distress inks and stamps and an excuse to use my Graphic 45 papers.

I started with a clean piece of white A5 card stock, used a stamp and three shades of distress ink to create the backing, I then distressed the whole paper back with the same three shades.  I used an element from the aforementioned Graphic 45 paper, I had to cut it up (sobs deeply into hands).  I then used the Stitched border from Debbi Moore's Shabby Chic - Haberdashery stamps, the Sewing machine and lady in coset are from IndigoBlu, I finished off with a ribbon tied into a bow.

This card is entered into the following challenges:

Weeds are just Wild flowers growing in the Wrong Place

That's what I keep telling myself anyway.  Well on the subject of flowers I have made the following card to be entered into the following challenges:

To create the card I took an oval matting and layering plate and stamped the images (Kanban stamps) in versamark and then used white embossing powder to get the contrast and zing.  I used the LOTV sketch as the basis of the layout and matt and layered and used ribbon for the bands across.

Mi Casa Es Su Casa

For this card I used Kanban acrylic stamps to build a mini scene, coloured the elements with a combination of promarkers and flexmarkers.  For the layout I followed the sketch as on Willow Sketchie Challenge.

Hope you like it

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Plain and simple

This is the card I made for our current challenge at Emergency Crafters.

Plain and Simple

If you would like to take part there is just  half a day to go until sbmissions close. Follow the link to your right.

A new challenge begins on Friday so keep checking.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

A Heartfelt thank you

As quite a few of you who chat to me on twitter are aware, I have been suffering with a severe bout of depression since Christmas and been off work since the end of January when I couldn't fight it any longer.  Over the past few months my Twit friends have been an absolute lifeline, so my first and biggest thank you is to all of you.

My second thank you is to all the wonderful and talented crafters who follow my blog, the encouragement, tips, help and lovely comments left have been a huge boost to my confidence.  I just hope that over the remainder of my recovery and beyond I can continue to impress you all.

Thank you everyone.

There Was an Old Woman

I have been itching to use this stamp for as long as I've had it, which is about 2 years, but the opportunity has never presented itself.  I coloured the image with a combination of promarkers and flexmarkers, I cut the image out with Xcut Nesting die, I then went around the edge with a distress ink.  I then used some lace to truly frame the image.  I coloured a luggage tag with a distress ink and used Letraset rub-on text to get the wording.  I used a green poladot backing paper for the base and used the cut of strips to make the ribbons in the tag.  I then added a button and a bow to finish the card off.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

Monday, 23 April 2012

Blogging for the uninitiated

Well today I have tried to make a start at adding a page from which to sell the cards, tissue box covers and glassware and in the future soaps I make with a view to adding more products as I discover new crafts and techniques.  After an hour and a half I have lost the will to live.  I guess it will get easier as I get used to doing it, but let's face it, I am not great at these things, I have only just learnt how to link to challenge blogs.

I feel the next few weeks could be extreme as far as learning curves go.

I am hoping to launch it at the beginning of June but it may end up being July at the current rate of progress and learning.

Candle Votives

Glass Clocks

Tissue Box Covers

Friday, 20 April 2012

St Georges Day

 I know it's not for a few more days, but I think it is high time we English took back our heritage and celebrated our saints day, for this reason I have made a St George card.

I used a plain white card with scalloped edges and used red card to make the cross, I then added a stamped image of a knight on his steed.  Hope you like.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Busy day

Hello my followers, don't all fall over, two posts in as many weeks!  I have been a busy bee uploading my DT cards onto Emergency Crafters so thought I would pop a couple of non DT cards on here.

This card was made using a CraftsUPrint paper and is for my in laws Golden Wedding Anniversary next month:
The front, decoupaged and glittered, I also added some gems

The Insert, same Image but on vellum

The following is for my hubby for our wedding anniversary

Finally this one is for a neighbour who at 72 broke her wrist yesterday

Hope you like them

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Catch up - Early April

Hello and welcome to my new followers.  Please find below the latest two DT Cards for Emergency Crafters:

Glitter It

Spring Flowers

The new challenge launches on Friday so make sure you have a go!

The following cards are various ones that I don't think have appeared on here, I apologise if there are duplicates.

Well that lot should keep you quiet for a while.  Hope you've enjoyed looking at my work.