Tuesday 24 December 2013

Sweet Poppy Stencil


Sweet Poppy Stencil


Good Morning All. My last card to blog before Christmas is another stencil by Sweet Poppy Stencils.
I thought I would make it light and fresh ( Spring around the corner!!) and used a yellow jelly roll pen for the flowers and Distress pen for the leaves. White glossy paste  and patience to let it dry before matt and layering onto 2 Spellbinders cut diesin white card. Thought the navy background made it pop from the card.

Monday 23 December 2013

Sea Horses and Water Droplets from Designs by Ryn


Made a crazy world for the Seahorses. Used a stencil and Kelp stamp for the background. Stamped Water Droplets in black Versafine and highlighted each drop with a white pen to make them pop.Stamped the Seahorses with Black Versafine and coloured using a metallic Promarker pen. Distressed edged and matt and layered onto a deep jade card.
More #stamps at :-       designsbyryn.com

Sweet Poppy Stencils today

My Stencil today is the Poppy from  Sweet Poppy Stencil. Used a blue micron pen to draw in the outline of the stencil and then used a denim Distress Pen to fill in. Translucent paste and then microbeads  after the stencil had been removed. Ran through a n embossing folder for a change. Layered onto a card and distressed the edges and drew a double blue lie arund.
Matted onto navy card and a lightly pearlised pale grey base of  card from
papermilldirect.com ( on offer at the moment!)
 Stencil from www.sweet-poppy.co.uk

Sentiment to finish


Saturday 21 December 2013

Heartfelt Creations Stamp

One of my recently acquired stamps from Heartfelt Creation is the basis of my card today 
Stamped image and coloured flowers with various Jelly Roll Pens. Used Vintage Photo Distress ink to go lightly over the door. Used a Spellbinders 5 x 7 card creator Die to cut out frame and inked and added copper Stickles. Matt and layered with black card just inside Die cut image and a subtle glitter card under before mounting onto a card base.

Friday 20 December 2013

Sweet Poppy Stencils

My 2 cards today uses a  Sweet Poppy Stencil coloured through with Pen Touch and Distress Pens. Left to dry and then stencilled with translucent paste. Carefully removed stencil and then covered , whilst wet with clear micro beads. Left them without having a " I'll see if it's dry" dab , overnight to fully dry.
** The card on the left has been distressed lightly with Vintage Photo DI, edged with a memento green and then matt and layered with some ribbon.
** the second card has a bit more technique.  I cut a second piece of card with a  1"  border all round. Put a small bit of double sided tape to hold the top layer to the bottom and then stamp with a Lavinia Stamp to cross both pieces of card. Took top piece off bottom and distressed around the edges.  Used a score board to make a  detail line  around each piece .Matt and layered each piece onto black card. The stencilled piece is mounted using foam pads to lift. Ribbon knot to finish.

Friday 13 December 2013

Sweet Poppy Stencil and Pan Pastels

My card today is on linen effect card and uses PanPastels and a Sweet Poppy Stencil
I actually worked a bit back to front with this card! Stencilled through with Pans and then used a Iridescent paste thought the stencil. Left to dry to see what colour came through the paste. It was a very subtle colouring on drying  so I thought I would build the background around the shading I achieved and left the centre lightness around the houses and worked out to be darker. Buffed up stencilling with a soft cloth.
Put highlights of Liquid pearls to finish

Thursday 12 December 2013

Christmas Lanterns

A different project today - making Chinese Lanterns
Found this card in my stash from last year and the ribbon was in my late Mum's craft box
Inside each lantern I have put an LED light.



Saturday 7 December 2013

Allhallows Workshop

My samples from the Workshop with Eileen today
 Tag with Distress Inks and bleaching

Tag with Distress Inks and Stamping

 Card Distress Inks, Stamping, Water and white pens

 Card - layering up stamping, water work, flicking paint and  background stamping!

 Card using PanPastels Stamping, Decoupage, Hougie board and gilding
Had a great day at the workshop today and loved all the samples we made. Think my favourite is the PanPastel card ( at the moment!)
Thank you Eileen

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Christmas Wreath Card with Ribbon weaving

Stamped and heat embossed the holly and flourishes for the background. Added red Stickles for the berries Cut the Spellbinders poinsettia from red Mirri card and the leaves from gold. Assembled the flower with silicone. Made the wreath by ribbon weaving red organza ribbon with a beige satin ribbon. Joined into a circle at the bottom so the join would be hidden by the flower.
A bit of matt and layering to finish.

I am entering this card into the following Challenge:


Lavinia Stamps

Lavinia Stamps and Pan Pastels

Used Pans for the background. Took out the colour from around the trees. Stamped  houses on the cards and off for decoupaging.
 Used Distress Pens and assorted Sakura Pens for colouring.
Added some stickles for the berries on the trees and "flowers". White opal Liquid Pearls added the light streaks going up into the sky.

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Clean and Simple Card ( CAS Card)

My CAS Card

A simple card based on 3 circles , white and green foliage ( Spellbinders Die ) with a purple butterfly as the focal point. I used a linen effect card base. That's it!
Based, with slight variation on a card my friend Eileen has shown before
I am entering this card into the following challenge:-


Pan Pastels with a medium

PanPastels with Maimeri Iridescent paste

I used Pans to create the background , shading from light to heavy purple using Pans. I then covered with the Maimeri Iridescent Paste - tried to get an even covering first go so as not to disturb the Pans. I then used a piece of bubble wrap to push into the paste to give texture to the background. Left to dry overnight, then cut into 3 panels. I embossed a frame around each panel. Mounted onto silver  Centura Pearl card and then pick out the leaf colour for the  card base. Added flowers and leaves made from a Heartfelt Creations Die and a butterfly from a die in my collection. Added Liquid pearls to add further detail onto the flowers

I am entering this card into the following challenge:-


Sunday 1 December 2013

Christmas Card

Christmas Card


Into finishing my Christmas Cards soon, so I thought I would share this card I have made. Backing paper from my stash, Spellbinders Poinsettia Die Set and an Ivy flourish from Tattered Lace and Yellow Ranger Stickles is all you need for this card. I used some textured card I found in my stash for the poinsettia and added the Stickles for the stamens. Gold card for the ivy flourish and that's it!

Rosette Christmas Tree Decoration

This table decoration turned out to be labour of love as I threaded all the beads myself. For every one that went on the thread about 3 bounced onto the floor!!
The concept is quite basic in that the centre upright is a covered straw and a number of rosettes are added.. Each rosette has circle of covered card to support it and are pushed onto the straw. Heat glue gun recommended for strength. Embellishments added - I chose beads to loop round and a pearl to finish. The top decoration is 2 "Bling Dazzles " glued back to back with beads round the " join".
I used Kraft style wrapping paper. About 135gsm. Card would, I think be too thick for creasing.
The tree could be made even simpler by stacking the rosettes on top of each other or a smaller gap left between each layer. I am sure you  will think of different styles.

Saturday 30 November 2013

Mini Gallery of my Christmas card makes today

Used part of a Hobby Art Set for all of these cards today. The 2 reindeers were made using paper piecing, something I had not done before. Worked out quite well I think. The one to the right is a stamped image then worked with the Hobby Art Set to finish and used a star border punch for detail. On the Card below I mounted the Reindeer onto acetate for a change. The other 3 cards are stamped images with Distress Inks and Promarkers. Fairly self explanatory.

Friday 29 November 2013

Freebie Spellbinders Stamps


Embossed the background with an EF I had and then used watered down acrylics to finish the background. Stamped holly with Versafine and added holly berry pearls. The Spellbinders Stamps were free with a magazine. Stamped them onto coloured card with Versamark and then used a Cosmic Shimmer powder. Ribbon bow and a jewel on each baubles, some matt and layering and that's it.


Thursday 28 November 2013

Hobby Art Christmas Card

Hobby Art Stamp
This card was shown on Create and Craft on Wednesday!
Stamps from a Cute Christmas set from Hobby Art that has a variety of Stamps in it. 
Cut  squares of white card. Thought about design and then stamped up. This square will be cut into 4 so place your images so you don't chop something in half!!
Used Pro Markers to colour. I used white acrylic paint to add snow detail and a fine black pen for the snow hills.
When dry, cut into 4 and matt and layer onto green card. Cut a piece of black card, mounted the 4 squares as shown and then did faux stitching. Matted and layered as shown to finish.

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Christmas Card and Distress Inks

Sentiment Stamp as focal point
My card today used a background sentiment stamp ( will add the brand when I find out - a bit of a senior moment!) Used a platinum EP Distressed to create the shading, cut into 3 panels,  and mounted onto a white background card. Distressed the backing paper and mounted onto card base and the added to panel. Used a holly leaf punch, punch a few, again Distressed  and creased them and arranged them onto the card. Made a sentiment tag with the background paper on white card and added holly. Used blue crystal effect embellishments to finish.
Thanks to Julie for the idea
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Tuesday 26 November 2013

Lavinia Stamps


Lavinia Zentangle Stamps

My card for today uses Lavinia Stamps. I created the background first using Distress Inks. Stamped the images and coloured using Pen Touch Fine Tip Pens ( got mine from Tiger Pens). Left a few areas white for interest. Added a few butterflies and matted and layered to complete.
I am entering this card into MIM.

Monday 25 November 2013

Jofy Stamps for a Best Wishes Card

Best Wishes Card
A quick card today using two Jofy Stamps. Made a background with Distress Inks and cut into 3 equal panels. Used the sentient stamp in the middle and duplicated the other stamp for the other 2 panels. Then coloured inwith pen touch fine pens. Matted and layered up adding 2 strips of dotty ribbon.

Sunday 24 November 2013

Acrylic Canvas

Hero Arts Stamp and acrylics on canvas
Used acrylics and a coarse 3/4" 'ish width old brush to streak the colours in vertical bands using 3 colours plus white. Blobbed the white circles and then stamped the images using Versamark ink.Highlighted the flowers in a white pen on the edges of some of the petals to make them "pop" a bit.

Saturday 23 November 2013

Lavinia Zentangle Stamp

A touch Zentangle Digital Stamping
Had great fun using a range of pens to colour this digital stamp From Lavinia Stamps laviniastamps.com
Used Distress Inks for the background and a Brilliance ink pad for the leaf stamping

Winter Scene

Card with Deer and Christmas tree

Distress Inks and Embossing Powders are the techniques I used for this Winter Scene card. I  distressed the winter sky and shadowing for the snow furrows, which I highlighted with a fine black pen. Used the Lavinia large Christmas Tree stamp and the tree set. Stamped the Deer which I had in my stamp box and then paper pieced the body for interest.


Friday 22 November 2013

Spellbinders Christmas Card sample

Christmas Card
My Christmas Card for today uses the Spellbinders Poinsettia Die Set and the large ivy flourish from Tattered Lace. The flower cut in mirri gold card and the ivy in a matt gold. Cut a scalloped edged shape using Spellbinders scalloped edge set and distressed the edges. Stamped a sentiment in gold EPowder and heat set.Used a black card base and cut a piece of  music paper for the background. Assembled as shown.
I like the effect of gold and browns - think they work well together.

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Spellbinders Christmas Card

Spellbinders Card

   My Spellbinders Card today is made up of  3 layered ovals (which I decoupaged) , a gold poinsettia and 3 gold leaves. The large ivy flourish is a Tattered Lace Die which I cut from fgeen card. Assembled as shown  onto a white card base, I added some gold Stickles onto the leaves and "piped" gold pearls onto the card to finish.

Monday 18 November 2013

Poinsettia Christmas Cards

Mondays make are  a couple of Poinsettia Christmas Cards...

This first card used a Spellbinders embossing folder ( free with a magazine!),  The poinsettia which is a Spellbinders Die set was cut in a printed matt gold paper. The ivy flourish is a Tattered Lace Die. The yellow stamens are Liquid Pearls. That's it apart from the assembling onto a white card base.
 The second card involved more matt and layering. The green worded paper matted onto dotty paper, then red Mirri card, then a stripy paper. I plaited ribbons for detail and added the 2 strips onto the worded paper as shown. 3 Spellbinders Poinsettias and leaves, again Tattered lace ivy flourishes to finish apart from mounting onto an 8" card base.




Christening Card

A CAS Christening Card today....

A quick card today for my dear Grandson's Christening. Just wanted to keep it simple and used the cross from Spellbinders Di'lites. The background was a sparkly parchment and the top was a piece of stock card I had with lemon and blue dots. The wording is printed from Office and the finish was just a piece of twisted blue ribbon and freehand penning before matt and layering.

I am entering this card into Craft Creations Challenge Blog


Saturday 16 November 2013

Christmas Card using a Sweet Poppy Stencil

Used Forest Moss to Ink through stencil first. Carefully removed and cleaned stencil and replaced when ink had dried. Used a translucent paste to complete the stencil. Removed stencil and left to dry overnight . Distressed the edges before stamping with a cone and fir tree stamp in my stash and stamped using Forest Moss and Twig  Distress Inks  .Matted onto Mirri card and a green backing paper before mounting onto base card.

Thursday 14 November 2013

It's All White!

My Card today is all White for a Challenge I am entering.............

 I used White Centura Pearl card for this and started by embossing the background. Apart from a Marianne /die for the butterfly everything else is cut using a selection of  Spellbinders Dies and  D'lites - blossoms and sprigs a window and a base ornate oval. Mounted onto card on which I embossed a trellis on the bottom and a double line around the edges for effect. That's it as there is no colour or technique today just a crisp visual design I think!

I am entering this card into Ali-Craft challenge.

Rhedd and Rosie Bird and Blooms

Birds and  Blooms

I used a Chocolate Baroque set  to make my card today. Created the background using Distress inks. Used them very lightly as I only wanted a very subtle effect. Stamped the flowers and birds onto the card and off to make a few decoupaged pieces. Used various pens to colour including Gelly Roll and Sakura fine pens. Matt and layered onto Mirri /card and a patterned paper before mounting onto the card base.

I am entering this card into the following challenge:~


Wednesday 13 November 2013

Hero Arts stamp again today

A second card as Monday but in a different colour way and finished with string.

Same technique as Mondays card but used red and orange for the colour and still lots of water. This is a lovely stamp from Hero Arts.

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Hero Art Stamp

Todays Blog is a Card using a Hero Art Stamp......
I used a largish fairly coarse haired brush to apply vertical lines of acrylic paints to create the background. Versamark to stamp the flowers and a fine Cosmic Shimmer EP. Stamped the leaves, again with a Cosmic EP. The veins of the leaves I highlighted in silver to make them "pop" a bit and then a few white dots using a Jelly Roll pen. After matt and layering I tied 2 knots using cream spiders web and stuck them with a hot glue gun to make sure they stayed put!. 

Monday 11 November 2013

Water - lots of it

Distress Inks , a Hero Stamp and lots of water

Had a lot of fun making this card based on a technique we used at Eileen's Workshop a while ago
Stamped the Blossom Hero Art Stamp with Versamark and White fine EP.I used cream double sided pearlescent card.
Spritzed back with water and then the front with water too.
Chose Distress Ink for the flower and stamped splat of colour onto craft mat. Built up the colour of the flowers first, using a medium paintbrush using water which helps the colour to spread, then the leaves, keeping the clean water coming! Used a very dilute flower colour to fill each tiny background flower with a small paintbrush. Left to dry over-night and then added a knot of cream spiders web and a few jewel embellishments and matt and layering to finish.

Lavinia Stamp - Nigella

Today's Card Uses a  Lavinia Floral Stamp
I embossed the card base using a leaf folder. Put artists mask on the square and left to dry before using 3 Distress Inks to create the background. Left to dry ( how patient - of course you could heat dry it!) and then rubbed the artists mask off to reveal the white. Stamped the image with black Versafine and added Liquid Pearls to highlight. Added some raffia string and mounted to finish.
I am entetring thiscard into Make it Monday Challenge