Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Toread card

Hello everyone - well where the heck did October go?  Happy Halloween by the way - I have been pumpkin carving this afternoon - they aren't great but they look ok ;o)  
Anyway, I haven't entered any challenges for ages and I saw it was the last day for the Crafter's Companion monthly challenge and thought I would enter a little card I made using their Toread range.
I am usually a stamper but I had the decoupage too for this and I really have to start to try to use up some of my piles of stash LOL.  So here we go;

I used a Kraft card base and stamped a flourish in Walnut stain and heat embossed with clear powder.  I used a Sheena embossing folder for the ivy leaves with core'dinations card and then sanded it back and inked the veins with more walnut stain before cutting them out.  I used some papers from the Toread CD for the matting and layering along with some more kraft card.  I'm not sure how well it shows up but on the lower piece of paper I used a Darice embossing folder inked with Versamark to emboss some tulips.  I added some pearlescent powder and heat embossed - it has a lovely pastel green sheen to the tulips.  I added my little decoupaged Toread nymph along with a bow and another ivy leaf and a sentiment heat embossed with a darker green pearlescent powder.  I then went over the ivy veins with some glossy accents.  I finished by doing the inside of the card to match ;o)  Not much to this card but kinda cute.


Thursday, 25 October 2012

Craft Us Crazy challenge 29...

Use the colour black and/or party theme.

Our sponsor this week is Kimberly Greenlee who is offering this great prize ;

from Stampin' Up.  It  includes the Party This Way Bundle;

Stampin’ Up Party This Way Clear Stamp Set – Retired
Stampin’ Up Petite Pennants Builder Punch Retail 16.95
I just love that bunting punch ;o)

So I have done a card this week, which has been tough so my mojo is on vacation at present!!, so I hope you will forgive me if not my usual stuff ;o)  ;

The stamp is Tilda with her Kookaburra by Magnolia - I just fell in love with this image when I saw it - I think it's the Kookaburra that sold it to me ;o))  I coloured her with Black soot distress ink and just picked out a little colour in her hairband, ner buttons and the bird.  I used Melissa Frances' 5th Avenue papers along with some Bazzill too.  I distressed all the edges and inked with peacock feathers and black soot inks.  The Celebrate sentiment is from Anna Griffin, which I stamped in peacock feathers and heat embossed.  I added some vintage ribbon and a dazzle heart to finish along with a couple of pearls.  I did the inside to match.  This was the second card I did for this challenge - I did one and just hated it - perhaps I'll pluck up the courage and post it anyway LOL.

Please join us at Craft Us Crazy this week - you can do any crafty project you fancy and there is a great prize on offer ;o)  I hope to see you there.


Monday, 15 October 2012


Hello all - I don't have a card today or anything paper related actually but I thought you might like to see something I have made for an order - Christmas chickens LOL!!!
I did a craft fair a few weeks ago and had a chicken I had made and somebody asked if I could do a Christmas version for his two daughters so here is the result;

They wanted Christmas dungarees and their names on the front - I'm quite pleased with how they've turned out, I just hope they will like them too ;o)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Craft Us Crazy - challenge 28, Children and/or Fall

Well it's the Craft Us Crazy challenge time again ;o)

The challenge for this fortnight is;
Children and/or fall

Our sponsor this week is 
The Stamp Fairy

The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend online.
I have used the digistamp Molly Fall to do a card with an Autumnal feel to it ;o)

I chose papers from the Desert Bloom pad by First Edition and selected my colours for the image from there.  I used Spectrum Noir pens to colour her in - I think orange and green is one of my favourite colour combinations.  I distressed the edges of the paper and the nestie for the image with distress inks in wild honey and peeled paint.  I did a ribbon ruffle at the base of the card with some chocolate brown silky crush ribbon.  I cut some leaves out of core'dinations card with Spellbinders dies, and inked through them with wild honey, peeled paint and walnut stain.  I added a rub-on that says Autumn, from Kaiserkraft and then did the inside of the card to match.  I love this little girl, she's really cute ;o)  I hope you like her too .


Tuesday, 9 October 2012


I'm back - 2 posts in 2 days - WOW lol!!  
I thought I'd share a SWALK image today.  It's about friendship - I don't really have many friends so I know how important friendship can be ;o)  So here we go;

I used a kraft card as a base and matted with Dovecraft papers.  I just love the kraft look and think that these pink and teal colours go perfectly with it.  I distressed the edges of the paper with walnut stain distress ink.  I coloured the stamped image with Copics.  I made a little rosette and added a large brad I've had in my stash for ages.  I heat embossed the sentiment directly onto the papers - it looks a little smudged in the photos but it's a lot clearer in real life ;o))  I did some faux stitching around the edge with a Sakura pen - one of those that leaves a silver tint over the colour.  I did the inside to match (I couldn't get a decent picture of that though as it is a tent card ;o)
A cute card for a good friend !


Monday, 8 October 2012

Circus elephant ;o)

Hello there, well it's been a very grey and drizzly day here.  I went out this morning to get my hair trimmed and then went to get some fabric for some orders I have to make and typically the fabric shop was closed!  Such a nuisance when it is such an effort for me to get into town.  I now have to make another trip to get what I need.  Anyway, I thought I wuld share a little card with you made using a stamp from the Humphrey's Corner range of stamps.  This one is Humphrey dressed as a circus character ;o)

I used papers from Dovecraft and took the colours from there to colour the image.  I made a turquoise card base and then matted and layered using the papers (which I distressed with walnut stain ink) and some Kraft card.  I coloured Humphrey with Copics.  I made a little rosette and then heat embossed a sentiment with some red twinkle powder to pop on top of the rosette.  I added some bright buttons with some twine tied through them.  I did the inside of the card to match.  Quite a simple card but I love the bright colours and think it would make a great birthday card for a little boy or girl!  I hope you like him too ;o)


Monday, 1 October 2012

Halloween challenge at Ladybug Crafts

Hello!  Well I have been soo busy yet again and I have a small craft fair I am doing tonight so have loads to do today as well.  However, there is a new challenge starting today at Ladybug Crafts store blog with the them of Halloween and/or your favourite embellishment.  I know that Halloween isn't celebrated here in the UK like it is in the States but I really love the images you can get so thought this was a good excuse to do a Halloween card ;o)  So here it is ;

The broom is a digistamp and I went over the wording with a glue pen and then added gilding flake.  The broom is coloured with Copics.  The spider, web and 'Boo' are cut out on my Cricut and then I added lots of black gems to make the spider twinkle LOL - he is then dangling on a strip of acetate.  The papers are DCWV Midnight Spell and I just love the bright green and orange.  I layered them up on a black card base and some kraft card.  I did the inside of the card to match and added a spider border too .  This is the kind of spider I can cope with ;o)  I hope you like him too ;o))