Sunday, 31 March 2013

Updating my blog

Not been
able to blog much just now as I have a funeral to organise and have been making the Order Of Services. Hopefully I can get back to my crafting now to take things off my mind.

Pan Pastels and Hougie board

Stamped Tree with PanPastels

Hello again - made this simple card background with the Hougie board, creating a diamond pattern border.Stamped a tree from the Stamp Barn onto a card which I blended using PanPastels and then mounted that onto  a slightly larger piece of card with a darker background. Mounted on to the card and then used Avocado Liquid Pearls to create pearl trails.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

PanPastels and Spellbinders

Card or notelet using PanPastels and a Spellbinders Die
A lot going on at the moment but  this is a really quick card or notelet to make.
Cut out the tree using a Spellbinder  tree die. I used the tree negative  as a mask to get the outline onto the card with  Pan Pastels. Remove the tree mask and then use a lighter Pan to make a solid background taking it slightly bigger than the tree. I  used Promarkers to colour the tree and red liquidpearls to add the "fruit". That's it!
thanks for looking again.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Kristall gel and stamping

Kristall Gel and Stamps by Designs by Ryn
Used the water droplets stamp by and impressed into Kristal gel. After it had dried trimmed to the shape of the stamp outline.
Card ~ masked the card blank with a leafy strands peel offs and used PanPastels  to create the background.  Removed the peel offs to leave a white background.
Stamped"Designs by Ryn" Kelp stamp and also the water droplets onto the card.Glued the impressed droplets shape. Put a little pearl of opal liquid pearls onto each of the droplets including in the impressed shape. 3 x Turtle stamp by Designs by Ryn on spare card and coloured them in with ProMarkers, reversing one of the turtles and tweaking the design so it would be facing the reverse way and then decoupaged them onto the page,
Finished by matting and layering onto white card.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Peel offs used as masks

PanPastels and peel offs
Used PanPastels for this card.Firstly chose the peel offs I wanted to use them and de-stickied them to prevent the card being spoilt when I took them off. Arranged them on the card and then used to create the background. I also Panned some flowers on a spare piece of card tho decoupage. When I was happy with the blending , peeled off the peel offs to leave the white areas. Cut out the extra flowers, decoupaged and then added a few drops of Liquid Pearls to highlight the flowers.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Pan Pastels and Stamping

I love this stamp which I found in Eileens box!
Egyptian flower I think
PanPastels on the background in shades of yellow and then stamped the flowers in green Versamark and coloured and blended with Promarkers. Green Versamark used to stamped the sentiment. Hairspray to set. Will matt and layer to make a card for a friend
 who is in a "thinking of you situation".

Tags from the PanPastel's Workshop

These were 2 tags which  I made at Eileen's workshop on Saturday - ~ pop over and look at her Blog!!
* The blue one was a plain tag masked and then "panned" and then on a piece of card the same procedure but then over stamped in black Versamrk. Then elements of the mask were cut out and decoupaged. Promarkered the ribbon to finish.
** the second tag ~ the bottom part was Panned and then the sun was worked onto the piece. The castle mask was then Panned and then the foliage and lavinia star stamps were added to finish.

Friday, 15 March 2013


Spellbinders Butterflies

I punched 2 scallop pieces one for each side of the card.Distressed them amd stamped with a Stamp Barn foliage stamp which i coulred with a pale pink ProMarker. I cut a strip of silver matt linen card and put down the centre of the card and then one piece of the scalloped card down each side as shown. Added multi strands of twine down the centre. Cut 3 butterflies and their shadow to give a 3D effect. Distressed them and then mounted them at angles down the centre panel.     ***   spellbinders 
Thank you for loooking today.

March Challenge Vintage Crafters Companion

Crafters Companion Card Challenge Blog

I used the ultimate Pro to cut the card for the mat and layering and scored around the edge of the top layer using the score board. I also used the bowmaker on the UltimatePro to make the cream bows near the flowers. Not shown I also made a box envelope using the  Enveloper Board. Cut an oval using the box/bag board to fit the oval frame.Used Aged Mahogany and Vintage Photo to  
distress the edges of the top layer, doily and also the base card.
I am entering this card into the

Monday, 11 March 2013

Sheena Douglass and Spellbinders

Birthday Card using Spellbinders and a Sheena Douglass stamp

Printed a background paper and put onto base card. Scalloped three borders and mounted on the left.Punched a bubble border onto a strip of paper and made the centre piece rosette onto which I mounted a Spellbinders Butterfly.Stamped the background with a Sheena Douglas stamp and put some liquid pearls in the centre of each flower.Added some twine from Docrafts and a flower plus a bright sentiment to contrast.

Country view Challenge with Lavinia Stamps and Spellbinders Butterflies

Lavinia Stamps and Spellbinders Butterflies
Hello another card today for a 21st Birthday. Distressed the background and stamped with Lavinia fairy stamp and a foliage stamp from Desins by Ryn. 3 butterflies cut with Spellbinders butterfly die.Used liquid pearls to highlight the butterflies and decorate the edge.
thanks for looking.Your comments are always welcome

Butterfly card

Birthday card with Distress Ink, Spellbinders and Sheena's Stamps

Made this 21st card today.Distressed the background and then stamped the foliage stamp from Sheena Douglass and used Promarkers. Spellbinders butterflies and also some cut on the Cricut Expression 2. White satin edged organza ribbon and some pearls to finish.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Twinchie with Sheena Douglass Stamp

Made this Twinchie with a
Sheena Douglass Flower Stamp and a Stamp Barn foliage stamp. Distressed the background and used Promarkers to colour in.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Sheena Douglass Card

Sheena Douglass Stamps

Made this card at a newly started Crop at  J and C Creations Maidstone. First meet yesterday. 6 of us there with DT members joining in. Quite lively.
Made this card background using circle templates with Distress Inks. Stamped the Flower and Foliage with Sheenas Stamps and coloured in with Promarkers. Stamped some of the flowers off the page to decoupage giving  a "lift" to the card.

thank you for looking.You are welcome to add your comments.

Twinchies Challenge

March Twinchie

" Twinchies"
 Foliage stamped onto the distressed background and decoupaged the flower. Stamps by  "The Stamp Barn".  Coloured using Promarkers. The leaves highlighted with Liquid Pearls.
Today I am entering this Twinchie into the

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Sheena Douglass Iris Stamp
I used Distress inks on the background and Promarkers and Perfect Pearls for the main flower.The border was just tipped in lightly using Promarkers.
Thanks for having a look today.Your comments are always appreciated.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Stamps by Sheena Douglass and Distress inks- April -Challenge

Stamps by Sheena
I used distress inks for the background on Centura Pearl card creating a series of random circles. Dripped water and blotted off to create areas of lightness ( I am sure there is a technical term for this!)
Stamped  Sheenas flowers and foliage directly onto card using Versamark and some off card to decoupage. Added my favourite Liquid pearls to add a little more detail to the flower.
Iam entering this  card
thank you for looking today

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Lavinia Stamps March Blog Challenge

March Blog Challenge now up and running for your entry
Have you posted yours yet?

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Pocket card


Pocket card
Use  Hougie board to make the pocket card. Stamp foliage, coloured with ProMarkers and add a butterfly embellishment. Foiled card with sentiment  and stamped  leaves on again and distressed the edges and added ribbon. Job done!

Lavinia Stamps Blog Challenge

Lavinia Stamps and a Distressed Ink background for this card I made today. Liquid pearls to highlight the flowers in white opal.Stamped the  bee in a border and then faux stitched around the edges and added a ribbon to finish. oh - and a few birds!

Friday, 1 March 2013

Promarkers Challenge

Spring-time Card
A Spring card  made using the Hougie board to create the rays and  Blended using Promarkers
The butterflies were highlighted with Promarkers and highlighted using Liquid pearls . The flower was also edged with Promarkers
The Spellbinders shape was the larger Parisian motif.  **  hougie
i am entering this card into the Promarkers Challenge#163 embossing