Sunday 25 September 2011

Poppy Resist

Hi guys, thought I would share with you a card I made a little while ago but forgot to post. I loved making this as it explores a few different stamping techniques which I had neglected for a while.
All of the images are from Hero Arts. I stamped the dictionary definition first with brown ink then stamped the poppy background stamp with versamark and clear embossed. I then used a sponge dauber to colour the poppies with distress inks..

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - #88 'Anything Goes'
Sweet Stampin - 'Anything Goes'

Monday 19 September 2011

Hope You Like Green?

Thought I would share with you  the card that I made for my mum's birthday. I fell in love with a card made by the very talented Sue Carrington a few months ago and new my mum would love it so I adapted it and this is what I ended up with.

Each and every panel has been embossed then stamped with Peeled Paint DI and then distressed with Shabby Shutters DI. All of the gorgeous images are from Hero Arts. I then finished it with cord that was coloured with Pear Green Promarker, a little lace and a silver charm from my stash.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - #182 'Anything Goes'
Totally Gorjuss - #98 'Nothing Square About Me'
Stamptacular Sunday - #129 'Just Sayin!'

Thursday 15 September 2011

Cute Lil Notebook

Evening all,
Wow what a day it has been. Visited hubby this afternoon and it was awful he was in so much pain. I hate watching him go through all this and all because he slipped over in an icy car park back in December. I am so not looking forward to a white Christmas this year, in fact the first hint of a snowflake and I am hibernating!
Anyway back to crafting business, I did find time to finish this cute little kraft notebook that I stamped months ago. I planned to make a load of these for little Christmas gifts but I'm not sure that's going to happen but fingers crossed.

I chose to use one of my very favourite Gorjuss images for this first notebook and coloured her with my Prisma's, added a simple velvet ribbon and a cute little pearl.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - #182 'Anything Goes'
Stamp Something - Final Challenge 'Anything Goes'
Quirky Crafts - #19 'Anything But a Card'

Wednesday 14 September 2011

A Scene Under Acetate

Good evening peeps,
Just a quick post tonight as I am a little sleepy as hubby finally went into hospital for his op so busy running about like a mad thing.
Anyway, I wanted to share with you this very clean card design using yet another gorgeous design from Chocolate Baroque. The Lighthouse scene is stamped with Black Soot DI then given the watercolour look with a damp paintbrush (the red door was added with a promarker). The beautiful sentiment was then stamped onto acetate and attached at the back of the white card to create a dome. I then added a little bunting and it was finished.

I think this pic shows the acetate dome a little better
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Stamp Man - #31 'Monochrome and 1 Other Colour'
Simon Says Stamp - 'Sing It' (Song or Film Title Inspired) I chose 'We are Sailing' by Rod Stewart
Secret Crafter - 'Inspired by a Song'
I chose 'We are Sailing' by Rod Stewart
Totally Gorjuss - #97 'It's a Man Thing'
Stamp Something - Final Challenge 'Anything Goes'

Happy Crafting

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Christmas Gift from Tilda

Good afternoon all,
I did promise I'd be back soon to share more creations with you and here I am. I fell in love with the gorgeous picnic basket made by the very talented Sylvie from the Magnolia DT and instantly wanted to see how it would look as a Christmas basket.

I really love the clean, fresh look of gingham and polka dots so decided to combine the two.

The handle was created with a yummy MS punch, the snowflake is by Cuttlebug and the poinsettia on the top of the box is by Marianne D.
I used 2 of my favourite Magnolia stamps on this project as they are sooo cute. I coloured both of the images with my trusty promarkers and then went to town with my stickles as a girl can never add too much sparkle!

Promarker Colour Recipe:
Snowy Hug
Tilda's Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Shale
Hat & Coat: Poppy, Crimson
Jeans & Gloves: Denim Blue, Midnight
Sleeve: Pear Green
Boots: Cinnamon, Shale
Shading on Snowman: Cool Grey 1
Snowman nose: Saffron, Apricot
Hat & Gloves: Pear Green
Buttons: Cool Grey 3 and 4
Broom: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Poppy

Tilda in Winter Night
Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon, Shale
Hat & Coat: Poppy, Crimson
Glove & Tights: Pear Green
Socks: Ivory
Boots: Cinnamon, Shale
Lantern: Cool Grey 4, Tulip Yellow, Gold, Pumpkin

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - #180 'A Pinch and a Punch'
Just Magnolia - 'Anything Goes'
MDUC - 'Frame It'
Crafty Creations - #135 'Anything But a Square'

Monday 5 September 2011

White Christmas

Good Evening all,
Sorry I have been awol for a few weeks but I have been a little poorly, I have been barking more than Dexter for the last few weeks which has left me unable to get any sort of decent sleep, meaning I just about had enough energy to get through a day at the shop and little more.
Anyway I have quite a few creations to share with you now, but here is the first of my many attempts using the beautiful images from Chocolate Baroque. I have become completely addicted to the very talented Glenda's designs and am thrilled to now stock them in my store.

This first card uses a delightful image from the 'Home Sweet Home' collection and I have teamed it with lots of white coredinations and a gorgeous dp from the GCD 'Ella Blue' pad, coloured with promarkers and finished with a sprinkling of stickles, pearls and a cute charm.

Image: Chocolate Baroque 'Home Sweet Home'
Colouring: Promarkers
Papers: Coredinations, GCD 'Ella Blue'
Punches: Martha Stewart
Dies: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug
Extras: Pumice Stone DI, Stardust Stickles

Promarker Colour Recipe:
House: Ivory, Vanilla
Roof and Windowsills: Cinnamon, Shale
Eves: Pastel Blue

I am entering this into the follwing creations:
The Crafty Pad - Challenge #137 'Blue and Brown'
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #180 'A Pinch and a Punch'
Sweet Stampin - 'Anything But Birthday'
Stampavie and More - 'Christams in Summer'
Passion for Promarkers - #115 'Anything Goes'
I Love Promarkers - #81 'Anything Goes'