Thursday 29 August 2013

Woodware Stamps

Woodware Stamps - Grasses
This is a quick card I made today using just the small border stamp from the 2 piece Grasses Set by Woodware. Stamped randomly around the card with Versamark and then used a WOW ~ EP. Made the Buttterfly and ivy leaves from Martha Stewart paper clay. It's very light and flexible and once dry you can paint or, as I did, used gilding wax. Added a bow and flowers from my stash, matt and layered to finish.

Wednesday 28 August 2013

Todays Card using Distress Inks

Hedgerow Stamp by Woodware
Todays card is mainly using Distress inks. Inked the background first, dried it off and then stamped the  image using  using a dark green EP.Stamped the sentiment from the set in a pale green EP. Added some silver and green twine from my stash and layered up on to a beige background which I embossed using a Splodgaway mask and then onto card blank which freehand I drew a frame in black.  

Monday 26 August 2013

CAS Stag Card today

My CAS Card to the Letter !!
May just add a sentiment to this CAS card, which is very simple. A Stag die cut ( Tattered Lace) and just some of the flourishy bits removed. Coloured with Promarkers - shades of brown and added a little glitter to the antlers ~ and that it it! Used linen effect card to add a little more detail.
Hope you have all enjoyed your BH Weekend

Sunday 25 August 2013


Christmas Card

Better in the flesh so to speak as the detail of this embossing folder has not shown up too well.
Distressed Inked some of the folder before I ran it through, then coloured the "gaps" with various green Distress Pens.Random cut round the tree shape.Added a few DewDrops and a bow.
Cut a SpellBinders frame and filled the gap with a pretty parchment Christmas paper. Stuck the tree on with silicone to give a bit of height and mounted it onto gold mirror card,green card and then the base card.
**** thank you for looking ~ please feel free to leave a comment too ****

Saturday 24 August 2013

Woodware Stamp Samples

My "play" with Woodware Stamps

tHave been given 2 clear stamps to play with from the Woodware range. The first is grasses.The first was Pans on the background and assorted  Memento  inks. The border (| part of the 2 piece set) was stamped with a WOW EP in a burgundy. Left a border between the 2 stamps to place a ribbon embellishement.Mounted onto deep red card and a narrow border of gold mirror card.

The second card was based on a thick watercolour paper to add texture and I used 3 Distress Inks to create the background. The bottom border was done with a green tint EP but I used black first to make it deeper in colour. Made a sort of pale sea green colour which I picked up with the  ribbons.Used a GellyRoll pen for the embellishment and a few Opal Liquid Pearls to enhance the flowers. Mounted onto a green card  anmd then a white card which was silver embossed all ready.
Thanks for having a peep today.
Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend whatever you are doing!

Friday 23 August 2013

Lavinia Stamps Challenge August


Lavinia Dandelion Stamp
Hello All ~ my card today is using just one of the Dandelion Stamps and the Bee from Lavinia Stamps. Stamped the Dandelion on a rectangle of card using a white WOW  EP which has a hint of green in it and then used  three colours of Distress Inks to create the background. To make it a little different I used a Spellbinders Die to cut into three shapes and then re-assembled using foam pads and silicone glue to layer at different depths.Stamped the Bees and coloured and drew the birds freehand.Matted onto silver mirrir card.
I am entering this card into the August Lavinia Stamps Challenge

Tuesday 20 August 2013

Stamped Floral Card

Pretty Floral Card
Straightforward card today.Floral Stamp from the Stamp Barn coloured with Sakura Pens.
 Lavinia Stamps Bee and Distress inks Round the edges. I used a fine line pen to create a "border " round the edge and used green card to matt and layer.
I purchased my Sakura pens from "Tiger Pens"but  other sources available 

Sunday 18 August 2013

Birthday Cards

 The first of todays card was made using a die cut senitment as the focal point.the embossed background was highlighted using gilding wax and the sentment was mounted onto embossed card.
The second card I experimented on the Cricut Craft Room and made a similar sentiment of my own design. I used Spellbinders Scalloped dies to create a background for the wording and mounted onto a patterned papers.The card was embossed using the same embossing folder as before and just gold  gilding wax was used to highlight some of the embosssed areas.


Thanks for looking today.

Saturday 17 August 2013

Stag Card

Stag Christmas Card
This card was made using Die Cuts 
*Tattered Lace - Stag
*Holly ~ Marianne Die
and the third is the Gothic Window ~ Memory box.
Cut the window aperture and also cut a window in acetate.Fitted the acetate in the aperture first from the back and then the card frame behind that.The Stag has more filigree shapes but I didn't remove then all. Coloured and shaded him using Promarkers. Cut the holly flourish and split them to make a flourish and leaves separately. Again used Promarkers to colour. Added white pearls for the holly berries on all except one holly group which I  put red on.

Friday 16 August 2013

Sweet Poppy Christmas Lantern

Another beautiful stencil from Lucy.
Quite straightforward ~ I used glossy white paste as the base for this card today.Left it for 24hours to dry thoroughly and then coloured using Distress Pens and Markers. added some red pearls for the berries and a few silver. to highlight the lamp.Mounted on red card which I doodled with a fine gold pen, then a silvery green paper , black and then the white card base. A fewgold pearls added to the card to finish.  ************************

Thursday 15 August 2013

TODAYS CARD IS..................

Retirement Card
Used Sheena Douglass Stamps for this card. Shaded background with Distress inks and stamp the foliage and flower onto background. Stamped some of the flowers off the card to decoupage.After colouring with Distrss Pens I used glossy accents to highlight the flowers. Added onto card and added a ribbon and sentiment.. 

Tuesday 13 August 2013

August card - yellow and orange
This card was made with an embossed impression run over with clear embossing powder and heat set. I used Distress  and Promarkers to colour and shade.
I am entering this card into the Graphitmarkers/August Challenge

Monday 12 August 2013

Rose Card

 Rose Card

This is my own version of the Rose card from the
Saturday Workshop.
First choose your embossing folder - the larger the design the less fiddly is the dusting of the unwanted EP's . Use Versamark and brayer the embossed card lightly but thoroughly.  Brush off any powder that has got caught in the "gaps". Heat gun to set the Powder. Work on a small area at a time and paintbrush water into the spaces between the embossed area. With a Splodge Mat or similar choose the Distress Inks you wish to use and then paint in shading areas to give depth to your project. Complete the background as you wish and mount your finished piece. Hope you can decipher all that!!

Workshop Projects

My Cards from Eileen's Worshop

 These three cards were our projects from Eileen's Saturday Workshops
Various techniques using embossing powders, PanPastels and Distress Inks.Love the rose card.Very effective and the main time consuming part of this was brushing the EP away from the unwanted area. This proved either theraputic or  frustrating ( you know who you are!!)
Will blog my own efforts separately.....

Another enjoyable Class!! Thank you Eileen.

Friday 9 August 2013

Card using Martha Stewart Butterflies

A few techniques used in the card.The Butterflies are moulded using paper clay and the coloured with Promarkers. Used Distress Inks on the background and then cut a rectangle using Spellbinders Postage Die/ Gilded wax onto the topper and then mounted the Butterflies onto a circle and edged with Liquid Pearls and highlighted the " Butterfly"  wording , again with Liquid pearls. Piped the butterfly trails in Liquid Pearls to finish.
Butterfly wording from VivaLasVegas Stamps
Butterfly clay and mould Create and Craft

Thursday 8 August 2013

Shell Card
The background card was spritzed using a silvery blue Cosmic Shimmer.
I used Clarity Shell Stamps and embossed them using one of my own mixes of pale blues and beige EP's. The single shell was also stamped and embossed. The shells were framed using Kelp Stamp from Designs by Ryn using Distress Inks in green and brown. I used metallic blue card in 2 shades of blue to mount the crad on and a lighter blue for the next layer before the black.
I am entering this card into the:      http:/

Monday 5 August 2013

Window Card

Cricut Die Cut Card
Cut a die cut window from Cricut Expression and added paper roses ( is there a song in there somewhere??!!), a Spellbinders flourish and butterflies made from Martha Stewart "paper" clay which I tipped with colour using Promarkers. A sentiment and a few pearls to finish. These butterflies are really beautiful and the good thing is that they are squash resisitant after they have dried. 

Friday 2 August 2013

Butterfly Card

Friday Butterfly Card

In a Butterfly mood at the moment and hope you like this card I made today. Random flower stamp, coloured,  for the background and stamped with Martha Stewart Butterfly Stamps. Stamped some butterflies off the card too to decoupage. Put a layer of cream web onto the card and then a piece of heavyweight acetate. Put the sentiment and then decoupaged butterflies on  top of the acetate finish along with the pearl flourishes

Butterfly tag

Happy Friday one and All!
This quick tag today was done by Distress Inks on the background.Usually choose 3 colours to work with. Martha Stewart butterfly stamps  ( did a2nd and 3rd generation stamp to add background interest which can just be seen) which I coloured with Distress Pens. A few liquid Pearls to add the flourishes. That's it!!