Friday, 3 November 2017

Challenge tree

Hi, I'm hoping you're not going to laugh too hard at todays card, it was definitely a challenge, lol.  There is a Christmas tree comp. running on the challenge group I'm in on fb, the tree has to be drawn or painted and you can't use stamps or dies, so, back to basics.

 I wanted to at least try and get my tree symmetrical, so above is a pic of one of many fails at my weird little tree.

I ended up with this, I added some different size gems and some tinsel, then covered in glitter.  For my background I swirled some blue, pink and white pearlescent paint and while it was wet randomly added some chunky glitter flakes and glitter.

Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave, if nothing else, hope I've given you a laugh today.



Saturday, 14 October 2017

Snow globe

Hi all, I haven't really been up to date with blogging lately, I've gone back to working nights after a long break.  I'm struggling to keep up with everything at the moment, I was diagnosed with lung disease but I'm determined not to give up work, so keep your fingers crossed for me everyone.

This is a card I made for a facebook challenge, its a Christmas village.

It's much larger than I intended it to be, so I couldn't use the stamped image I originally wanted to use.  I searched and found the free image on Pinterest. 

The snowglobe was cut with my Silhouette Cameo, I added lots of glitter and acetate to the centre, the snowflake dies were cut in pale blue and white from dies from Aliexpress and I added lots of glitter.  Really simple card, but took me forever, lol.

Thanks so much for looking and any comments you may leave.



Friday, 29 September 2017

Pink Shoes?

Afternoon, I haven't been around for a while because I'm now back in work (night shift, argggh), after a long absence due to lung problems.  This is a card I made a few weeks ago for my Daughters birthday in November, however, I'm not sure whether or not to make her another one, as I feel this looks a bit 'wedding like', thought I'd share it and get some of your opinions.
I didn't have a true baby pink card, so I used a pink alcohol marker to colour everything, I just coloured about an inch of the first layer, my second layer was plain white card which I sprayed with Crafters Companion stick and stay, then covered in glitter.
To make my heart frame I used this heart border die from Aliexpress.
I cut it to the required size, then glued a thin strip of card along the bottom of each of my die cuts.
I then glued at each corner to make a square.  I cut an extra piece so that I would have some spare hearts.

And I have glued a heart in each of the corners, then topped with a pearl to disguise any bits of card.  I then used the same pink marker to colour the hearts and also the shoes and Sue Wilson Striped Nasturtiums die (the flowers).  Then added more pink and white pearls, a ribbon and printed out a sentiment on my laptop, which I then cut with a little tag die.
Inside, I've just added some paper I found in my stash and used a sentiment stamp set which I purchased from Aliexpress.

Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave.



Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Christmas Lantern

Afternoon, hope everyone is ok with this awful weather we are having, I've been ferreted away in my craft room again today, so I have another quick card to share for week 37 of the facebook challenge, the theme this week is Christmas candles or lanterns.

I started with a a5 card blank and made a bow front acetate card.  The lantern was a free digi stamp,( I just googled free Christmas digi stamps) which I coloured with promarkers and added some glitter flakes.  The fir trees behind my 'window' are dies from Aliexpress and I've cut them in white card and again added some glitter flakes.  The Ivy is also a die from Aliexpress.

All the other foliage is Sue Wilson dies, Berry Bough & Pine Cone & Greenery.

The white raffia I used for my bow was £2 from Hobbycraft and I've added some little berries from Aliexpress.

The little golden bells were also purchased from Aliexpress (Aliexpress is a bit of an addiction for me at the moment, prices are so good).

Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave.



Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Horse Racing

Afternoon, I've got a quick card to share today, It's my Uncles 70th Birthday on Friday and he loves horse racing.  I find mens cards so hard to make, so didn't have a clue where to start, so I just googled some horse racing images.

The card is 8" x 8" and I've used a combination of white & gold card.  The largest white layer is embossed using a Darice a4 polka dot embossing folder, for the next white layer I've used Sue Wilson Shadow Box Collection - Stitched Lattice Frames, the lattice is approx. 5" x 3 3/4" but is really easy to extend, which I have done for this.  When I had my lattice all cut I used spray adhesive to layer it onto some white card and used a circle die to cut the centre out, creating a frame for my picture.

The betting slips and horse trophy were all free images I found via google and took into my craft artist programme to resize, I also added my uncles name and age to the front of the trophy.

The sentiment was stamped with some free stamps from papercraft inspiration magazine, I then cut it with a stitched banner die and layered it onto the gold card.

And the inside, again using Craft Artist to create my sentiment.  Very quick card.

Many thanks for looking today and any comments you may leave.



Saturday, 9 September 2017

LOTV Carol Singers

Afternoon everyone, I had totally forgotten I had this cute stamp until I saw the week 36 theme for a fb challenge group was carol singers, so I went on the hunt (need to organise my stamps).  I was doubly happy when I found this stamp because I was so appalled at the state of my craft room, I not only managed to stamp and colour my image, but also give the craft hovel a good clean.

To make my card base I have used three edger dies, the Anja border die from Marianne Designs was given to me by a friend, and made the main base card, the ornate semi circle die and the slimmer die on either side of the image is either a Sue Wilson or Spellbinder die (had it quite a while).

I've inked through the Anja border die using antique linen distress ink (for some reason the colour looks really bright in the pic, but in reality is quite pale).  I stamped the image with memento ink and coloured with promarkers and also used a white gel pen to add snow to the image.

I die cut the fir trees in white card, then used some pva glue and nuvo glitter for snowy accents.

For the 'Merry & Bright' I used Heirloom Ornament stamp set by Creative Expressions and stamped it with fired brick distress ink, and hand cut into a banner and added a die cut snowflake.

I made the bow out of some white raffia I picked up from Hobbycraft (think it was about £2), the holly was cut with a woodware punch and I've used a script stamp on them again using antique linen distress ink.  The little bells were from Aliexpress and berries were in my stash, I've also used Sue Wilson Pine Cone & Greenery die set.

Inside I've die cut the lamppost and coloured with promarkers, then used a wooden Penny Black stamp (I've had for years and it comes out every year) for the sentiment and stamped it with fired brick distress ink.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look today and for any comments you may leave .



Thursday, 7 September 2017

Lace & Pink

Good Afternoon, I'm sharing a card today that I made a while ago, for a customer.  She wanted pink & lace to be included but didn't want it overly girly.

I've had these dies for ages and for some reason hadn't used them, so I started with a 8" x 8" card blank and cut diagonally across the centre, then turned my cut card so that it gives me the cross over.

I've used pale pink centura pearl card stock and embossed it with a Crafters Companion embossing folder, then added some lace from my stash to the edges and topped with flat back pearls.

The flower dies are Striped Nasturtiums by Sue Wilson and I've cut them in a mixture of the pink and some white centura pearl card.

I printed the message using my laptop, cut it out using a nesting die then layered it onto the Rose Oval die set.  The ribbon I've used for my bow is white silky crush by Creative Expressions.

Picture isn't very clear but I,ve used Craft Artist to print a floral edged insert and added the sentiment that my customer requested, I've also added another Rose Oval die cut in pink and popped a butterfly in the centre.

For the box, I've again used centura pearl in both pink and white using  the same elements as I've used on the card.

Thank you so much for looking today and any comments you may leave.