Wednesday, 8 April 2015

A New Home

A good friend of mine has recently moved to the coast so found this image from Pink Petticoat perfect for a New Home card for her!


The dies used are from Sue Wilson and La La Land Crafts and the embossing folder is also Sue Wilson.

It's been a long while since I entered a challenge but putting this forward for the Papertake Weekly Challenge "Anything Goes".




Friday, 3 April 2015

Decoupage with Wallpaper!

Following my previous project of ink storage, I have another storage box which I wanted to decorate.  However, this time I wanted to use some offcuts of wallpaper which someone gave me but wasn't sure how it would take as it is a lot thicker and heavier than normal decoupage paper.  So I had a search in my stash and found a mini clipboard which needed altering and decided to use this as my practice piece.



I was really pleased with the end result!  The paper did need more glue than usual and did take a little longer to sand the edges but I absolutely love this paper and will now give the box a go with it.  


For the back of the clipboard I just added some rub ons before glazing.


This final picture is an attempt to show the sparkly glaze which I got from Creative Expressions.  You can see it although in real life, the glaze is evenly spread!




Ink Storage - At Last!

I have finally got around to buying some storage for my Distress Ink Pads and decorating it didn't take long at all!






I ordered two from C&C (made by Creative Expressions)and just left off one of the top pieces so I could stack them on my desk. I gave them a couple of coats of acrylic paint (no glue required!) and then covered the sides and tops with Craft Consortium decoupage papers.  Finally I added a top coat of matt glaze.

Now I can happily find the right colour when it's needed instead of searching through the box they were originally stored in.




Monday, 16 March 2015

Sue Wilson Designs

I'm loving all the dies from Sue Wilson recently and have been attempting some of the cards she created on C&C to re-start my mojo, so here are the results!

First, the 'fire and ice' technique...


then using the gilding flakes again but with some Cosmic Shimmer laquer to create the centre of this setting.


The same card with a different sentiment and outside die...


then a simple card which I think would be suitable for a man.



The female version of the above card just by adding some flowers and PVA dots instead of piercing.


A real girly card, however, was disappointed with the colour matching as, even though I used the same dye pad for the edge of the dies and the flowers, it looks different in the photo.  Also the gems and pins appear a different colour than in real life.




Finally, this card didn't end up as I first intended due to a "happy accident" when trying to match up the striplet die, however, with a few adjustments and add ons, I was pleased with the end result!





Monday, 16 February 2015

Catching Up!

I haven't been on my Blog for a while so thought I'd better catch up with some cards I've made recently.

The first three were all for the same person who moved house, had a birthday and became a Granny - all in the space of a week!

I've used a Whipper Snapper stamp for the first card which I have paper pieced and used PM's.  Used various papers for the background and a bunting die plus a Pink Petticoat sentiment which has been cut out using a Spellbinders die.





This second card used a LOTV image from their Taster Packs - these are ideal for quick cards as they are already coloured! Used a Sue Wilson embossing folder for the background, SU card stock and various dies plus a couple of embellishments.




This baby card was another quick card using a topper which I seem to have had for ages, a Spellbinders die, a cuttlebug embossing strip and a small piece of ribbon.



Finally, I wanted to make a special card for my Sister's birthday and after being confined to bed last weekend, it gave me the perfect excuse to watch the very talented Sue Wilson on Create & Craft.  This card is her design apart from the fact that she used a different die for the centre of the card and I also used a Pink Petticoat sentiment.  Unfortunately, the photo doesn't do it justice - it's just so pretty in real life!




Monday, 29 September 2014

Winter Wonderland

Well, this is a first for me today…I've always admired the "cluttered" type of cards but never managed to pluck up the courage to have a go, that is, until today.

I've had a Magnolia stamp for a couple of years now which I always thought was cute so decided to put Edwin to the test!



I coloured him with Promarkers and no, he isn't that suntanned in real life!  Used some flowersoft for his hat and then die cut him with a Spellbinders die and inked the edges.  Covered the shaped card (another first for me!) with Magnolia paper and added a couple more bits which had been distressed around the edges.  Then added all the bits - webbing, bobble ribbon, snowflake dies and Christmas tree dies, all covered in glitter and stickles!  Finally, used an old sentiment from Studio G and again added a bit of ink and glitter around the edges.  Must admit, was quite pleased with the result.

I'm entering this card in the CCT challenge "Dies and Punches" and also the Papertake Weekly Challenge "Oh How Cute".




Monday, 8 September 2014

Black and White

Good Morning to anyone that continues to read my blog!  

Today's submission is a card a friend asked me to make - she wanted one for a girl who liked to shop, especially for shoes.



Used an image which I was given some years ago from Rubber Romance and decided to keep it as it was with no colouring.  Base card is made up with black cardstock and a white piece which has been embossed with the Sue Wilson Heart Lattice embossing folder.  Used a Tonic punch to make the band underneath the image and a Darkroom Door string sentiment.  Made a bow with some silky crush ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and added some silver and black voile, a black dazzler and some black sticky gems.

Entering this in The Ribbon Girl challenge which is to add ribbons.




Sunday, 7 September 2014

A Combination

A friend of mine had seen the Christmas cards I've been making lately and asked if I could make her two special cards so decided to stay on the same kind of theme but mix the images and layouts up a little and this is what I came up with.


This time I opted for the Santa image which has been heat embossed to give him a sparkle and I die cut him using the Tonic Royal Frame as this was the largest one I had to fill the 8" x 8" card.  The base of the card is layered with mirricard and plain white cardstock embossed with my favourite Sue Wilson embossing folder.  Used silver mesh ribbon from The Ribbon Girl across the card and also to make the bow which I finished with an SU large flat backed pearl.  Sentiment is from Pink Petticoat cut with a Spellbinders label die then finally, punched out some snowflakes (Martha Stewart) and covered them with glitter and then added a sparkly gem to the centres and to some of the frame.

I'm entering this card in the Papertake Weekly Challenge "Anything Goes".