Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Sharing ideas

Hi, Eileen took one of my ideas and expanded on it to make an even nicer card! so not to be out done I've taken  my idea, inspired by her idea to come up with another idea :)

My second card I'll show you was just a bit of playing around, I hope you like it!

I also had a play around with my hydrangea big and juicy and some Lavinia stamps

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

more playtime

I have got some cool holographic paper, so I decided to put it to work with a flower stamp and hydrangea big an juicy stamp pad.

I was naughty and got some more nestabilities and also a black embossing pen with some super sparkly black embossing powder, this makes layering easier with an awkward shape. 

 so so naughty. I got this embossing folder and went over it with purple twilight and then edged in black sparkly embossing
For this last card I used my lovely lavinia stamps and my big and juicy spice for the leaves.  Fairies coming home after a hard days work!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

cards begun!

I have been fiddling around with some new stamps and have come up with these two pictures, but I have not had a chance to mount them on anything yet - still I thought you might like a look.
 I love the fairies hiding in this butterfly!
I am going to finish the birds wings with mica powders to make them reflect and also to make it a bit more "Magical!" the stamps are from an Inkadinkado set

Monday, 15 November 2010

Weekend Crafting

No rugby this weekend as everybody has colds, it is like a sick house in here!! anyway a good excuse to sit quietly and craft.  Here are 2 of the cards I made - I'll post more in the week.

The Christmas wreath was made by using the leaf stamp that came with the fairy door stamp (if you see what I mean!!) I repeated the pattern in meadow and citrus in a circle and added some gems and then that fantastic ribbon.

The dandelion card.  I used the bigshot to cut out the shape and then brayered and stamped the negative of the shape, I then used the cut out part and masked the centre so that I could brayer the outside to make the frame, I then finished it off with a smaller Lavinia dandelion stamp.  The boys want me to make more man cards, I think this could be one, but they are boring!!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Latest Efforts!

I watched a video yesterday and this is my attempt at re-creating one of the cards on it - so I can't take credit for the idea, but I am quite pleased with the outcome!
It is mounted on some wonderful paper I found in my local craft store "The Craft Barn" I'm like a kid in a sweetshop every time I go in!.  The script stamp has proved very useful.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

What fun with new stamps!!  I have been making a mixture of both Christmas and non Christmas cards as I am thinking of doing a local fair, although I have not a clue what to charge it should be fun, and a way of me making room :)

With this card, I decoupaged the corset from a set that I already had and added some of the stamps that Eileen gave me.  I mounted it on this beautifully soft backing paper and tore the edges to give it that fluffy girly feel.
I've had this flourish a while and not quite known what to do with it.  I brayered some card and stamped it in the corner, but didn't like the rest of the look of the paper, so I cut it out and there it lay abandoned for a while until I decided that, when turned upside down it looked like a latch to a door?! So continuing the blue and white theme I ended up with this.

Using the same flourish I over printed on the same spot without re-inking and got this effect, which I though was quite elegant, and therefore needed an elegant lady to set it off.

Now on to Christmas with Eileens Stamps - Thank you again so much.

This Santa did take quite a while to colour - but great fun :)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


I am unable to post any blogs because my mate Eileen, gave me such a big bag of goodies I don't know where to start :) so there has been a lot of random stamping and colouring going on - soon there should be some results!! I cannot thank you enough Eileen for the support you have given me.

Monday, 8 November 2010

30's Style!

Hi there

I've been playing around with some 1920/30's influence stamps.  I just love this era of sophistication and elegance.

And I am also determined to get this matting and layering sorted out :) and also laying out the cards in different ways - anyway I do hope you like my latest efforts.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Hi - yet more new stamps - this is becoming an obsession! I love these ones so elegant as well as amusing and they give me a chance to play with my pro markers.  I wish I was better at matting and layering, love doing the stamps etc but I am rubbish at mounting them - anyway I hope you like these.

There are some more in the pack I will play with when I get a chance.  xx

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

New Stamp

YEY! The latest stamp from Little Claire arrived and I've had fun playing with it.  The card they give you to make in the pack is fantastic, but I've had a couple of other ideas :)

I've put some sparkle on her fur trim, but it doesn't show up too much.

I also had a play with some ribbon too! The frame hangs from the ribbon so gives it some separate movement from the picture behind.

It still amazes me how little time it takes to make some of these cards.  Yes some take hours, and yet others are a matter of minuets, especially if you have the idea in your head.

Many of my friends say they don't have time, well I disagree, we all make time for the things we want to do in life and I look at this as time spent purely on myself and no one else.  Yes all my mates will end up fit and beautiful, but they'll come to me for their cards :) - that's my rant over for the day.... I think :)