Hello and thanks for visiting.
Sorry that there is nothing new to show you but I am unwell just now. Hope to be back crafting soon but will try and pop around blogland to keep up with you all in the meantime
Saturday 23 May 2009
I got this great decoupage from Create & Craft recently. If you haven't seen it then you get the front and the back of the image one the sheet. The special aperture cards allow you to use acetate so that you can view the front and then the back when you open the card. The images are all such fun. The paper used on the bottom half of the card is Basic Grey.
Sunday Stampers challenge this week was the theme of walking or the moon in honour of my friend Andrea and her daughter who completed the Playtex Moonwalk last weekend and raise over £2000 for charity. I have no moon stamps at all and I hope Hels will let me off with this as a "walking" theme- well, there are legs in it after all :0)
The stamp is my Paper Bag Studios and I stamped it in black Stazon. The background has been created using alcohol inks on glossy paper. I used some Core'dinations Black Magic and embossed it using a Cuttlebug folder, then sanded it to reveal the inner colour. This was then attached to the card blank and the image added.
Friday 22 May 2009
Another day, another card, this time using a lovely sketch for this week's Sketch Saturday challenge.The papers are from the new Jesse Edwards collection, another thing in my Creativity Goody Bag.I used my scalloped edge punch by Stampin' Up! to edge the pink papers. The image is my Innovative Stamp Creations and I have coloured this using Distress Inks. I have always loved this stamp plate and finally managed to get my hands on it last month. The flowers, spacers, brads and glittery dots are all from stash. Thanks for looking, have a good weekend
Thursday 21 May 2009
At last I managed to get my mitts on Miss Anya courtesy of Silly Monkey Crafts :-)
I haven't done any crafting at all this week so managed to grab some time tonight to throw this card together, following the sketch for this weeks Friday Sketchers Challenge. I used some gorgeous flocked handmade paper from a Creativity Goody bag I got last month. It is so strokeable! Miss Anya is coloured with both Promarkers and Derwent pencils but I am not happy with the colouring at all. Didn't have time to redo it so it will just have to do. Cardstock is Bazzill, sentiment is by Hot Of The Press and ribbon was in the Goody Bag as well.
Thanks for looking and apologise for lack of blogging lately. i hope to get round all your blogs over the next couple of days
Friday 15 May 2009
I made this card on Wednesday at the same time as a card for the Just Magnolia challenge. I forgot to blog them and am now too late for Just magnolia but just in time for this one. I used one of my gorgeous new Doraline stamps from Motivet(thanks Bev for the link) and coloured her with my Derwent pencils. The papers are from the basic Grey Porcelain range and cardstock is Bazzill.The flowers were made with my Retro Flower punches.The sentiment is a Hot Of The Press stamp. Boy am I glad it is the end of the week, what a busy one it's been. Thanks for looking, have a good weekend
Wednesday 13 May 2009
I wasn't sure about this card at first - needed shades to look at it but it has grown on me. The papers are from the Lime Rickey collection by Basic Grey. The image is Paper Bag Studios and has been coloured with Distress Inks. Flowers are Prima and brads from stash.The little swirl was done with my EK success swirl punch and the same Basic Grey papers. Loved the sketch and will be using it again and again I'm sure.
Thanks for looking
Thursday 7 May 2009
A change from the square card this week and another great sketch. The image is Whiff of Joy from their Spring collection and the papers are k & Co Sparkly Sweet. I have matted the image on pink Bazzill and trimmed with deckle edge scissors. The image was watercoloured using my Derwent Inktense pencils and I tied Stampin' Up! Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon around it. the flowers, spacer and brad are from stash.
Thanks for looking and for any comments you leave
Wednesday 6 May 2009
Another superb sketch from Sketch Saturday, I will use this again I'm sure. The papers are Basic Grey Boxer and the image is a Sugar Nellie. I think he is called Porridge. I have watercoloured him and inked around the image with chalk ink before matting on some darker paper. The buttons and ribbon are from my stash.
I have popped a card on here as well that I made for my neighbour who had a baby boy yesterday. Made using the Messy Rabbits CD by Joanna Sheen.
Friday 1 May 2009
The challenge this week was to make something other than a card. I decided to make a box by adapting a tutorial on SCS. I got the link from Rach's blog ages ago. I then decided that I would some Stampin' Up! products as I do love them but rarely find time to play. The cardstock is Bazzill. The stamp is from Stampin' Up! Summer By The Sea set and I have coloured the image in with the Soft Subtles markers.The ribbon through the lid is Stampin'Up! grosgrain in Elegant Eggplant. I plan to use this for a hostess gift next workshop.
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