Thursday 23 September 2010

Adorables - christmas cards

Well it's a while since I have updated my Blog, my mojo seemed to 'up and go' ! I have never been a fan of Crafters' Companion - I find their images a bit 'twee' but I did fall in love with the new Adorables cd and stamps. I have really enjoyed making christmas cards over the last couple of weeks using the stamps which were included with the cd. I have stamped the backgrounds with Stampin Up inks, coloured the main images with Copics and added some Martha Stewart snowflake punch outs. The cards haven't scanned very well, perhaps I should have used camera pics. Thanks for looking.

Monday 7 June 2010

This is my tag for a swap on SSP Guild forum using masks. The barbed wire mask is from TH and the grunge paper heart is from TH Alterations die using Sizzix and then distress inks. Thanks for looking.

This is my card for the SSP Guild swap - the theme was to use masks. I used TH music mask, distressing inks and then added some punched pieces using Martha Stewart punches. The small decoupaged piece was made using Martha Stewart punch and the bird in a cage stamp is from Stampin Up. Thanks for looking.

Here is my ATC for the SSP Guild swap - Music. I coloured the background with TH distress inks after stamping with a music stamp. I then added the small piece of music using foam pads.The swirls are created using Slice machine and a small piece of velvet ribbon to finish. Thanks for looking.

This is my page for my Circle Book which is an ongoing project of some of the SSP Guild members. Each member chooses a stamp they wish everyone to use and it is passed onto members of the group who each produce a page with their interpretation of your stamp. This is the 3rd Circle Book we have done, and my stamps is from The Queen's Dresser Drawers. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday 28 April 2010

We are having an auction at my Church so I am frantically building up a stock of cards which hopefully will bring in a few much needed pounds for Church funds. I love these Crafty Individual papers and stamps - in fact I think the Springtime Background Papers are some of the loveliest I have seen. I stamped in Versamagic Ocean Depth and added some Glossy Accents to the heart - it hasn't picked up very well on the scan. Added some punching from Martha Stewart punches, a small piece of ribbon and finished with flower and lovely brad.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday 25 April 2010

This is an image I received in a swap on CSF. Coloured with Copic markers and matted onto My Mind's Eye paper - I love these images - just wish they had mouths ! lol. Thanks for looking.

Oh I just love these images from Crafty Individuals - just perfect for men's cards. I stamped with Archival Ink jet black and inked the edges with DI peeled paint. Matted onto two different green mats and onto Stampin Up card. The leaf stamp is also Stampin Up. Thanks for looking.

Thursday 22 April 2010

I love this set of three bird stamps from Crafty Individuals and think they make lovely cards for men. I have stamped the two that I have used in DI and embossed with clear EP. The small flower flourish is from Stampin Up. A simple but effective card. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday 14 April 2010

Another card using one of Mo's Digital Pencil downloads. Coloured with Copic Markers, background paper is from My Mind's Eye, Simply Delightful range. I have made the handheld game shiny with Glossy Accents, not too sure this shows up on the pic.

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Another card made for a friend on Craftswap Forum, made using the watercolour stamping technique, I used DI for the background and main image, the butterfly is coloured using Copic Markers - the card is from Stampin Up - lovely colours available.
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Sunday 11 April 2010

Another watercoloured image - I am 'on-a-roll' trying to get all my birthday cards finished before my holiday in May and then the medical stuff to get on with ! I love this stamped image which was one I received in a swap on Craft Swap forum (thanks Paul ), coloured with Copic pens, background distress inks and then Glossy Accents used on butterfly.

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Another card using the lovely Elusive Images stamps which came in a stash box from Graphicus, I just love them. Once again using watercolour stamping and finishing with Glossy Accents.

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Saturday 10 April 2010

Here is a card which I have made using watercolour stamping technique for the first time. I used TH distress inks on stamp then sprayed with water before stamping onto card. I then used watercolour brush to drag the inks onto the image, when dry I covered the poppy heads with glossy accents. I used the distress inks around the edge of the pic, stamped and embossed the butterfly and coloured with copic markers, added ribbon bow and sentiment. A really easy card to make but I think it is so effective. I shall be using this technique much more in future. Thanks for looking.

Friday 9 April 2010

This is card for my friend's teenage granddaughter, I have used an image from Mo's Digital Pencil - I think her images are great if you don't have an appropriate stamp you want to use. I printed it out and paper pieced the background - coloured with Copic markers and added a couple of embellishments.
Thanks for looking.