Saturday, 30 April 2011
Friday, 29 April 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Monday, 25 April 2011
I like to try and get as much mileage as I can out of my stamps, sometimes it works and sometimes I always just have to have that Rubba!
Today I'd like to show you how I used One stamp set Three ways!
I have used, I think one of my most favourite stamp sets.....'The Artist In You' by Donna Downey. Available in the UK from the lovely Emily here
First up is my first card.......
Thanks for looking, I hope you have an enjoyable Bank Holiday :-) and I hope you enjoyed my 'variations on a Theme!'
I'll catch up with you again soon, I hope.
Sunday, 24 April 2011
I used a 6" x 4" board canvas which I stuck patterned paper on to and then used gesso to cover it. I then stamped the sentiment from Unity's Quote Bundle Pack using black Versafine ink. I also used the grid stamp from the Unity store kit - Moments In Bloom to stamp randomly over the canvas.
I added rub-ons, handmade bunting and some puffy stickers and then used a black fineliner pen to highlight elements.
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Have a good weekend folks x
Friday, 22 April 2011
Thursday, 21 April 2011
I hope this Li'l Grumpy has made you smile today!
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
I have been busy making Easter cards.
So my first though was to make them as spring like as possible.
I have used Unity stamp sets
Moments in bloom.
I have kept the design very simple on all cards as i wanted the focus to be on just the stamped area.
I have used my oval nestibilities.
Alot of work went into this one,
If you like it i will show you how i made it next week.
Another one using moments in bloom.
Slightly different from the one above.
Just change the colours and left of the crackle accents.
This is again using the moments in bloom set.
I started by spraying the card with gold glimmer mist.
Once dry i stamped the background.
Then stamped over with two colours on the stamp.
See who needs Easter stamps lol.
All stamps used are available from Emily at make the day special.
To see part two please pop over to the ippity inspiration blog.
Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Monday, 18 April 2011
Today I have some quick 'One Layer' cards to show you..............made with my gorgeous 'Florishes' sets available from the lovely Emily here
Here they are all together......
'Gerbera Daisies' for this one. I have coloured with my Inktense pencils and just stamped and clear embossed the sentiment at the bottom.
'Sweet Violets' 'Hello Hyacinth'
Sunday, 17 April 2011
I covered the tag using papers before stamping the quote stamp from "Moments in Bloom" and part of the background stamp from "Quiet Essence".
I stamped the bird from "Life Becoming" on to shrink plastic using Stazon ink and then added them to the tag. Lace, ribbons and some roses cut from patterned paper were then added as final embellishments.
Saturday, 16 April 2011
I'm still developing my style as a cardmaker, but I am finding that 'clean and simple' seems to work well for me, so I kept it simple and used my new Sophie's Sentiments set.
Simple. And...um...clean :)
Friday, 15 April 2011
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Enjoy the rest of your Day
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Monday, 11 April 2011
Emily has got some lovely new 'Flourishes' stamps in stock on the website here Couldn't resist them really!
'Gerbera Daisies' set...........love ♥♥♥ them!I kept the card and the colouring very simple as the stamps are so lovely that I didn't want anything too fussy! I just coloured very lightly with my ProMarkers and matted the image onto a piece of background paper that I put through my ribbler. I have used the smaller 'bunch' on my card blank and just randomly stamped all over and clear embossed...........it wouldn't be me if a little embossing wasn't on it!! I stamped the saying and used my new punch to stamp it out. Just lightly coloured with Distress Inks all the way round the card, matt and image and saying. All that was needed then was a lovely piece of satin ribbon.
I have not used the Flourishes before and I am so impressed by the clarity of the images, do check out the Make The Day Special website, Emily has some great stamp ranges and she is always good on delivery :-) I have got a few more Flourishes sets to play with, so I will be sharing more, hopefully in the coming weeks........
I hope you have a good Monday........I was hoping to do some gardening today, but the sun has gone in.........might just have to go to my craftroom instead!!!............
I'll catch up with you soon.
Sunday, 10 April 2011
I used a space themed paper by DCWV at the bottom of the layout and stamped the spaceship with Versamark before heat embossing with silver embossing powder. I then used various planets, stare and the "far out!" stamp again with Versamark but heat embossed these with white embossing powder.
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Friday, 8 April 2011
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Have a great day
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Monday, 4 April 2011
Today I have a little Plaque and a very quick and easy card to show you.........
Firstly my card......
here I have also use the Grid stamp from 'Moments In Bloom'. I have also used this set for the focal image, stamped onto a die cut and embossed. The sentiment is from 'The Artist In You' I used my lovely new Circle punch, as there is no way I could cut out a circle!! All I needed to do was to add a bit of ribbon and adhesive gems.........told you it was quick and easy!!
I had so much fun painting my Heart last week, I decided to try something different this week.........I found this little Porcelain Plaque, I wasn't sure that paints would work on it, but I knew Alcohol Inks would!
Thanks for looking, I hope you have a good Monday..........I am (hopefully) scheduling this post as for the first time in ages I am working Monday and the last time for a while, as I like my Mondays off!!
I'll catch up with you soon.