Monday 30 September 2013

Spellbinders Dies

Christmas with Spellbinders Dies

Used the new holly wreath and sprig dies from Spellbinders for this Christmas Card today.  The wreath was a little small so I chopped bits here and there  and used a circle Spellbinders die cut as a base to work to. Used PaperMill Direct card  and different colors to build up the dimension. The cute bow is also part of the wreath set.Added pearls, a little glitter and a sentiment to finish.


Sunday 29 September 2013

PanPastel Card

PanPastel Card

This card used only PanPastels for the colouring and shading.The metallic range was great to use to develop the Autumn Colours. Papers and card from Papermill  Direct.
I am entering this card into PanPastels Challenge 39

Saturday 28 September 2013

Spellbinders Cards ~ playing with my new Dies!

Using my new Dies from Spellbinders

Playing with Grand Calibur and new Dies today. Really quick and easy card. Used Blossoms. Sprigs and new Wrought Iron Die from Spellbinders. Used linen card and then added Ranger Liquid Pearls on flowers and Glitter Sparkles on pale green Leaves.  ~~~~~~ 

Thursday 26 September 2013

Black and White Christmas card

Black and White Bauble Card

My favourite linen effect card from Papermill Direct is the base card. Made it into an envelope effect. Stamped 3 baubles from Chocolate Baroque ornament 3 piece set onto card in black and added black ribbon. Cut a Blossom Spellbinders shape in 3 sizes. Spritzed each shape with water and moulded into a flower shape. Mounted the 3 together and left to dry. (forgot and took the picture before I put a silver centre in the flower!!) |||||||||||||||

Chocolate Baroque Poinsettia Ornament Stamp

Decoupaged Stamp
Cut a Spellbinders Oval from the base card and used Pans to shade in. Stamped the ChocolateBaroque  onto the card and one off the card to decoupage. Coloured Poinsettia in and the diamonds into a pattern. Highlighted each junction with  Liquid Pearls Opal. MOiunted onto the card and added red jewels to decorate.Ribbon to finish
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Monday 23 September 2013

Chocolate Baroque Poppy Stamp Set

Poppy Card

A simple card today using one stamp from a Chocolate Baroque Set.
Stamped in Brilliance Gold and then more detail added with Gold Liquid Pearls.
Butterfly colourd with a selection of gelly roll and other fine loine Sakura pens and the corner stamped in Memento Cocoa. Butterfly and sentiment added and some matt and layering to finish.

Friday 20 September 2013

Sweet Poppy Stencil Wreath Stencil

Wreath Stencil and Martha Stewart Paper Clay
Hello again - todays card is slightly different. Martha Stewart paper clay softened and pressed into the stencil. This a really fun product. Left to dry overnight and then I thought - can I die cut it? When dry it is very squashy and "bounces back even if you pressed hard. Used a scallop die by Spellbinders and whoopee it came out all right!
Used Distress pens and Liquid pearls to colour in. 
Found this fibre gold mirror card for the background and added a stamped sentiment onto the wreath. To finish I added ribbon and pearls.   ********************* 

Thursday 19 September 2013

Lavinia Stamps and Sweet Poppy Stencils
What a lovely day I've had again. Today i used Lavinia Stamps   - tree for the border edge and dandelion ( just the tops at the bottom oh - and the bee! The Wild flower is a stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencils. I used white glossy paste and then left to dry and coloured with various Distress Pens and Gelly Roll Pens by Sakura. The background was created using Distress Inks ( did that first).
Have to say I am quite chuffed with the result!
I am entering this card into the

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Sweet Poppy Stencils

My cards for today are made using Sweet Poppy Stencils
First card today is the Cornflower Stencil with a Hobby Art Sentiment. Use white glossy paste and then Perfect Pearls Powder as a paint. Added a few Stickles coming from the flowers

Second card ( sorry -photographic studio failed!)  used a Cosmic Shimmer EP with a gold glitter thrown on for good luck ( that's the bit that look white!!) Made a paper ribbon using the same EP. Mounted onto a wavy backing powder. Looks so much better in the flesh so to speak!

Two stencils here with Gold Paste from SPS.Took a chance and swiped them together. Not too sure about the White gold gilding wax at the edges so may try and thnk of what else I could do.
Few more Stencil pieces to be added in the next couple of days hopefully. -  the Designer hat Worked!
thanks for looking today and hope you enjoy these cards. Take a peak too at the Sweet Poppy website for the lovely stencils.

Thursday 12 September 2013

Christmas Tag

Tag with Spellbinders,Tattered Lace and Distress Inks
A tag today that is fairly self explanatory but has a lot of "bits" to get ready.
gold linen card onto background then a rectangle of red card cut into 2 and then stuck on at an angle.
Square distressed and then the edge border stamp in black Versafine and Cocoa Memento. Deer colured in with Distress Stains and stuck onto square which is put at an angle on top of red cards.
Flowers and leaves added with holly leaves. Ribbon added through tag hole.
*Large Tim Holtz cream tag
*Spellbinders square
*Tattered Lace Die - Stag
*gold paper to make flowers and die cut leaves (Marianne Die Set)
*gold embossed linen effect matt card, red card
*red card
small tree stamp for border
*Distress Inks:~  black,frayed burlap, iceed spruce
* holly leaf Die cut
Distressed Stains:~ tarnished bronze,tea dye, black soot.
job done!

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Paper Mill -new-design-team-member-challenge-autumn-theme

Papermill Direct design team member


Autumn Theme Card/Papermill Direct Autumn Card Challenge

 This is my card for today using a Woodware Autumn Set I have. My idea was to start off with a green layer then build up layers to Autumnal colours and embellishments. I used PaperMill Direct pearlised card in green and cream. The other layers used embossed pearlised card and the lovely linen effect card. I cut a circle aperture in the top layer. I used PanPastels to create the colour scheme including the new metallic Pans, Green, Yellow, Red and Black. Stamped  the leaves and acorns both on and off the card using cocoa brown Memento Ink. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark and EP's. Used smooth and linen card for the leaves to add interest.
3D crystal lacquer added shine to the acorns and the leaves were embossed using clear EP

I'm pleased with  the result. What do you think. I am going to enter the PM Autumn Challenge for the DT " space"!

Papermill Direct design team member

Monday 9 September 2013

Distressed tag and Woodware Stamp

Ferns Stamp by Woodware
A quick tag today made by  a dib dab dob and splat of Distress stains to make the background.A splat of water to take off some of the colour and then dried off again. Then used Memento Cocoa Brown to stamp the Ferns.Dried, dried and then over ~ stamped using clear EP for the Shine effect.
Used the single fern to create the frame around the edges

Sunday 8 September 2013

Updated Blog Post

Just to let you know, as promised,I have added the photo of the inside of the card I was trying to describe a couple of days ago! Hope it all becomes clearer if you pop back to have a look.......x

Sunday Cards ~ Distress Inks, Embossing Folder and Chocolate Baroque Stamps

Chocolate Baroque Poppy Stamp
My first card today is base on a card we made at Eileens Workshop (
Created a background by using Artist Mask in spots and splats ( dries to a rubber ) left to dry and then used Distress Inks to create the back ground.A quick blast with a heat gun to dry and then use finger to rub the rubber off mask to reveal the white base. Stamped image and coloured with Distress Pens. Stamped Sentiment onto next laer and added black lines to frame. Glued image onto this piece of card and then onto next layer and then card.
Second is based on a Crafts~Too Flowers Embossing folder

Used a textured piece of card and ran folder through Grand Calibur a couple of times to get a deep emboss.Tore edges for a distressed look and inked. Used Distress inks over card first and then used gilding waxes to build up definition. Cut out 3 butterflies from ~Kaisercraft stamps and mounted. A few jewel embellishments and matt and layering to finish.
Have a good week

Friday 6 September 2013

Distress Inks


 My first card today is using Woodware Stamps and Distress Inks.Background hills used Forest Moss and Peeled Paint, with China Blue for the sky. The stamps is Ferns and I have used the single one as a frame. Matted onto blue and black card with a white base card.
The second card has been made by making a shaped base. Distress Inks on the background
and 3 Spellbinders shapes cut and stamped the Chocolate Baroque Stamp on 2. Coloured the one for the front using Distress Pens and a butterfly added after stamping the corner stamp from the set. Added a bit of Stickles for bling.Mounted onto the front and stuck the second stamped shape back to back to match up with front one and make it look neater. I did not colour this one though.The card has a "pocket"  behind and  the third  shape was Distressed  and a greeting stampedd onto it and ribbon added. Think I'll take a photo of the inside to make it clearer!
thanks for looking today and have a good weekend

Tuesday 3 September 2013

Belles 'n Whistles - kneeling Belle

Stamped Card - Belles 'n Whistles
My card for today is the kneeling Belle from "Belles 'n Whistles" Stamps
Spellbinders scalloped circle and used Distress inks for background. Stamped figure with Versamark  and coloured with Promarkers. Cut a length of wrought iron and floral flourishes from Spellbinders. Added Fiskars stamped butterflies  after  cutting  and colouring them.  Mounted it all on red paper as shown and added the Papermania buttons.    ***

Monday 2 September 2013

Spellbinders Card and Distress Tag today

Hello to you all .Hope that you are having a good start to your week.
Had a complete block over the weekend with loads going around in my head ~ and that's where it stopped. So did the garden instead!!
Got going again today and hope you like these 2 projects
The first card is from Romantic Rectangles Spellbinders Die.The first layer in black and the top in white which I edged with a grey distress Ink. Die cut the S/Binders Floral border, stamped with Versamark and then used a vintage EP which is black and silver. Mounted onto a white card base - fine lined the edge in black and added a few black pearls

The second is a tag using Woodware grasses stamp. Distressed inked the background and then used Memento Brilliance stamps for the grasses. Dried and then over stamped with Clear fine EP. Used the same method for the border edge which I stamped with part of the main stamp. Sentiment was stamped off the card and lifted with silicone glue. The butterflies were from a Fiskars set I found in my cupboard.
Hope you enjoy these!