Sunday, 14 May 2017

This is a card I made recently for a customer. 






I have used background paper from First Edition Botanical Notes 8 x 8 paper pad.

Creative Expressions Frames & Tags - Maggie die by Sue Wilson

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches - Lace Edged Leaves dies by  Sue Wilson

I used Creative Expressions Enchanted Gold Metallic Gilding Wax to edge my

backing card, butterflies and flourishes.

The wedding couple, flourishes, butterflies and Mr & Mrs were all cut using my

Silhouette Cameo.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the Range.



Maria
xx






Monday, 15 February 2016

Just for you

This was a quick card I made using my silhouette cameo.
 
White card & polka dot pink paper are from Docrafts.
 
 
 
 
The sentiment {free from a magazine} I stamped in spun sugar distress ink. 
 
I sprayed the entire card in pearl diamond sparkle from
 
Crafters Companion, the photo doesn't do it justice it gives it the look of pearlescent card.
 
 
 
Maria
x





 
 
 
 


Friday, 12 February 2016

Flower dress form

I made this card for my aunties Birthday.  The dress form & background paper were free downloads, unfortunately I can't remember where from.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
All the flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts, the pearls, popcorn style wheat,  skeleton leaves & lace were in my stash.
 
The dark gold embellishment on the ribbon is a Marianne die.
The gold ribbon is silky crush ribbon from Creative Expressions.
 
 
 

 
Inside
 
 
 
The background paper is the same download as the front of the card & I I've printed out the sentiment.
 
The birdcage is a Tim Holtz die.
 
 
 
 
Maria
x
 

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Glitter girls embossing board

This card was embossed with pink & white pearlescent card & pastel green & pink floral paper which was printed from a Joanna Sheen CD Rom.
 
I used the "Once Upon A Time embossing board" by the Glitter Girls (there is a facebook group called "The Glitter Girls Appreciation Army".
 
 
 



I finished off with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and a sentiment from a Crafters Companion CD Rom, which I then cut with a Marianne cutting die.
 
I've really enjoyed using these boards again, haven't used them for so long, in fact, I'd forgotten all about them until I cleaned my craft room (pig sty).
 
The stand for the card was cut from a cutting file, using my Silhouette Cameo.
 
Maria
 
x


Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Princess Brooke

This card was made for my little Granddaughter & she's definitely a princess.
 
I used pearlescent cardstock in pink & lots of irredescent glitter.
 
I found a cutting file of a sandcastle that I had free with my Silhouette Cameo, and I had a play around to alter it and make it look somewhat like a fairy castle.
 
 
 
 
The bunting & clouds were also a cutting file I bought from the silhouette design store I think
they cost about 50p.  I also cut the letters out.  I added white flowersoft to the clouds to give them a "fluffy" look.
 
The backing card was centura pearl from Crafters Companion, which I coloured (very lightly) with spun sugar & tumbled glass distress inks.
 
The little fairy was in my "bit box" don't know where it was from, I must have had it years (lol)
but I thought it fitted in with the theme.
 
 
Maria
x
 

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Glitter girls embossing board

I haven't used these boards for so long.
I used acetate for the perfume bottles & painted them with pearlescent paint,
& added lots of bling.
 


The sentiment is from a Crafters Companion www.crafterscompaion.co.uk cd rom.
& cut with a Marianne die.
 
 
Maria x

 

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Fairy birdcage

 
 
I cut this cage 3 times on my silhouette cameo (approx. 10x10), then stuck the 3 layers together to make it sturdy enough to hang on the wall.  I added plaster of paris to give it a rough "shabby" look.  Then added silver gilding flakes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I then added the fairy that I had stamped out & coloured.  Butterflies & foliage which were also cut with silhouette and coloured, then added some gems & some paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
My Granddaughter loves it.
 
 
Maria x


Updated sideboard

Love this sideboard, it has loads of storage but it was far too dark.


 
 
So I removed all the handles, gave it a light sand, then 3 coats of Johnstones eggshell paint.
 
 
 

 
It looks so much better and makes the entire room look brighter.
 
 
 
Maria x