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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Hubby's Birthday Card

I recently bought some new stamps from Stampscape Stamps and finally got round to trying them out.  All I can say is, I love them!  
When I make this kind of card, I always stamp in black Versafine and heat emboss using clear embossing powder, that way when the coloured inks are added there's no smudging.  I wasn't sure if that technique would work with these stamps as they're so fine, but it worked brilliantly.


If you love stamping, and haven't tried these stamps yet, then you must.  I felt a bit unsure of them at first, but the really are lovely to work with, and stamp lovely with very little pressure.


I coloured the log cabin with ProMarkers once I'd finished the inking.  I used Distress Inks and Adirondaks with blending brushes.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Christmas Card #3

3 down, still lots to go...... lol.  This is my Christmas card for last week.  My niece and I meet up every Saturday night to chat and craft.  So this year we've set ourselves a challenge to make 1 Christmas card a week.  We're doing well up to now........ well we're only 3 weeks into the challenge..... lol.  The theme for this week was 'A Traditional Christmas Card'.


I love this stamp which is part of a 2 stamp set from Stampin Up.  Not even sure that they still make it as I've had it quite a few years now.  Nice and easy this one, a bit of sparkle, matt and layering, and that's it.  

Winter Wonderland - Just One Designer Paper

Oh, I'm late posting my DT card for Winter Wonderland......  Our theme is 'Just One Designer Paper, and our sponsor is All Dressed Up, who have 2 digi image up for grabs for the lucky winner.


Here's my DT card.


The image is of course from our sponsor and coloured with ProMarkers.  All the dies used are by Sue Wilson.  The bp is from a DCWV paper stack, can't remember which one though, sorry.

Monday, 19 January 2015

2nd Christmas Card of the Year.....

2 Christmas card down, so many more to go...... lol.  For this one I used Sue Wilson cutting dies for all of it.  The background was cut with dies from the New York Collection, Union Square. I love these dies, the Poinsettia are also dies by Sue Wilson.


Using the mirri card make the flower look like it's made from metal. 



Monday, 12 January 2015

First Christmas Card for 2015

I meet up with my neice every Saturday night, she's a crafter too, so we've set a challenge for us both to make a Christmas card every Saturday night!  We've each written down themes, so pick one out and follow the theme to make our cards.  This weeks theme was Bells & Bows.  This will be a big help if we can keep it up..... lol.


I cut the centre piece on my Cameo, then used a die by Sue Wilson, New York Background, to cut one layer, then I used the same die and embossed another layer, then attached them together, matt and layered and added gems to finish off.


 A closer look at the topper.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Lavinia Stamps

This months challenge over on Lavinia Stamps is 'Anything Goes'.  I love their stamps so thought I'd join in, something I haven't done for a long time.


I used the Flower Fairy stamp for this one, heat embossed her and just added glitter to her wings.  The inking was done with Adirondack inks.  I can't remember the name of the make of the oval die, but the flowers and border die are by Sue Wilson.  I used the Tied Together embossing folder for the backing.


A closer look at the image.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

A little bit purple..........

Here's my latest Canvas, I think I've got a serious addiction going on here..... lol.  I can't help but think of my friend KathyK when I look at this one, she's The Purple Princess....... lol.


The flowers started of bright orange and there's a mixture of buttons, beads, bottle caps, screws here.  Honestly, anything really does go on these projects, once you start adding your ink, paints etc, the transformation is amazing.  I'll do a step by step for my next one, which is going to be based on New York, since we spent our 30th Wedding Anniversary there last September, love the place.


A bottle cap filled with various beads.


Friday, 9 January 2015

Winter Wonderland - Things With Wings

Over on Winter Wonderland we're still in the 'Doesn't have to be Christmas' mode and this weeks theme is 'Things With Wings'.  

Our sponsor for this one is Stamp & Create with a fab £20 voucher up for grabs for the lucky challenge winner.

Here's my DT card.


The fence and Pheasant is all one stamp, and the trees at the side are both  from Lavinia Stamps  The grasses at the bottom is a stamp from Inkylicious.  I used a mix of Distress and Adirondack inks for the background.


A close up of the topper.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Getting Inky

I went to a workshop back in October which was hosted by the fab Ania Dabrowska (Finnabair).  I had a photo left over from that workshop so thought I'd use it on this canvas.


This is my dearly loved and missed Mam and Dad on their wedding day on 25th March 1950.  I've kept this quite feminine, so plenty of flowers.  The roses started out Orange and the little Calla Lilies were gold which I made a long time ago with Fimo.  Mam carried Calla's in her bouquet, so thought it nice to use them for this project.



Thanks for looking xx

Friday, 19 December 2014

Winter Wonderland - Fussy & FAncy

This weeks challenge over on Winter Wonderland sees the start of challenges when your entry doesn't have to be a Christmas Card, though you can of course still enter with Christmas cards if you wish,  The theme for this one is 'Fussy & Fancy' and will run for 2 weeks!
We have 4 fab sponsors who are -

The Hobby House whose prize is a £10 voucher

Wild Orchid Crafts whose prize is a £10 voucher.

Crafters Companion whose prize is a £10 voucher.

Crafty Sentiments whose prize is a choice of 3 digi images.

Here's my DT card.


I used a mixture of dies from the Sue Wilson range from the New York collection for the main part of the card, the flowers are also Sue Wilson dies.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Presents

Time for a new challenge over on Winter Wonderland where our theme is 'Christmas Presents'.  Our sponsor for this one is Whiff of Joy with a stamp of the winner choice for a prize.


Here's my DT card.


As I was running out of time, I used some of at Hunky Dory kit which I've had for a couple of years, I very rarely used preprinted toppers, much prefer to make my own, but they're brilliant to have for a back up......

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Christmas Cards

I've been busy with Christmas cards for the last few days, and here's some of the results.




These tree stamps are from Stampin Up and called Lovely As A Tree, I love them.  The deers are from Clarity Stamps.