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Sunday, 6 April 2014

In stitches over at Sarah Hurley

Hello, today I am sharing my creation for the new challenge over at Sarah Hurley 365 and the theme is "Stitching - Real or Faux", chosen by the lovely Ria.  

I decided to make something a wee bit different from my usual cards, and opted for altering a notebook.  This months A Few Of My Favourite Thinks kit is my favourite so far, I say that every month don't I? I just love the doodles and bright colours, I used the Printable Documented 365 Kit for my doodle page and the two cards with the skull on them.  I coloured it using Promarkers and Flexmarkers, I decided to use quite dark colours as it is a Spell Book, I really didn't want it too bright.  I stamped out the brand spanking just released Voodoo Doll Stamp (HOW COOL IS THIS???) and coloured him in too.  To add in the theme of "Stitches" I drew some faux stitches around him, and around my navy backing layer.  I used the Block Alpha Stamps and Archival Ink to pop "Spells" onto the wee skull card.

I also used lots of 3d foam to give the whole page some dimension.  



Ingredients

Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Stampin Up Chalk Pen, Letraset Pigment Pen
Archival and Memento Ink
Card and adhesives from stash.

We would love it if you could join us this month for some great prizes over at the new sparkly Sarah Hurley 365 site, remember we have regular Spotlight posts too for us DT Girlies to show you our lovely makes.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
My Sheri Crafts - Anything but a card
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything but a card
Quick Quotes - Project with stamping
4 Crafty Chicks - Colour a stamped image


Friday, 28 March 2014

Same stamp different card.

Hello, this time I want to share another card I made with the En Francais stamp from Stampin Up.  This time I was making a Mothers Day card for my sister who is also my Godmother. She loves black and white, and decided to make a monochrome style card for her.

I stamped the background with memento black ink, trimmed it up, then distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Black Soot ink and a trusty make up sponge from the pound shop.

I am really enjoying heat embossing since I invested £3 in an anti-static bag, if like me you are slightly OCD about things being almost perfect then I can highly recommend this wee bag. It really does stop stray bits of embossing powder sticking to where it shouldn't on your card.  I decided to be quite bold and use black card and silver embossing powder. I fussy cut it out and popped some gorgeous pleated ribbon on to finish it off. I am rather pleased with the result.



Ingredients
En Francais & Swallowtail stamp from Stampin Up
Memento, Versa Mark and Distress Inks
Silver Embossing Powder
Grey & Black card stock from Stampin Up
Ribbon & white card from The Papeterie

Thanks for popping by today, if you would like anymore information about Stampin Up, please do not hesitate to leave a comment and I will get in touch with you.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
4 krafty Girls - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Things With Wings
The House That Stamps Built - Things With Wings
Bunny Zoe Crafts  - Monochromatic
Avenue 613 - Anything goes - Birds of a feather - wings. butterfly.
Ecletic Ellapu - Now for Something different  - Pink Team, Wings - Purple Team, Butterflies

Monday, 24 March 2014

Ink on my fingers.

Hi, as some of you will know I am not a "messy" or "inky" crafter, well tonight I looked at all my inks and stamps and felt that really had to change!!

With Mothers Day coming up on Sunday, I wanted to make a pretty card for my Mother In Law.  It can be a trick one to make as she is not into pretty, overly floral things or pastel shades.  I looked out a stack of my Stampin Up stamps, had a think and came up with this! 


Ingredients
En Francais and Sunflower Stamp from Stampin Up
Neutral Cardstock from Stampin Up
Memento and Distress Inks
Ribbon and pearls from stash.

I started off by stamping a piece of coated white 250gsm card with the En Francais stamp in Cocoa Brown. I trimmed the paper up and distressed the white card with Antique Linen, Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks. 

I stamped the Sunflower using Potters Clay and Yellow Memento Dew Drop Inks, then fussy cut it out. My it was hard work, but worth it.

I popped on some brown ribbon, and used lots of foam squares on the sunflower to give it dimension.  I finished it off with a tiny pearl in each corner.

I even made my own card from a sheet of A4 card, and lined the card with some cream paper.

I really enjoyed making this, and will definitely be getting inky again soon!

Thanks for popping by.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Craft Your Passion - Mothers Day/For The Ladies
Crazy Challenge - Flower Frenzy
That Craft Place - Flowers
Natalie & Amy - Flowers


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Speech bubbles.

Hello, it's the 5th of the month which can only mean one thing...new challenge over at Sarah Hurley 365 and this time Nicole has picked the theme of "Speech Bubbles"

A lot of my regular readers will be surprised to see I have made a scrapbook page, I felt like a change, and after taking this picture of our Great Niece at the park, I really had to do something special with it.

As a new owner of a Cameo, I thought I should play with some of Sarah's Files from the Silhouette Store. There are lots of great cutting files to chose from, and I opted for the Speech Bubble Background as the main layer for my page. I love the versatility of the files as you can resize them to suit your project. I made it 8x8 and cut a piece of contrasting pink paper to put under it.

I stamped "Smile" and "Snapshot" into a couple of the bubbles using sentiments from the  Picture This Stamps. I loved the Chevron papers from last months A Few of My Favourite Things Kit, it is a 12x12 so was fabulous for this lay out, and means I can make a few things from the one sheet of paper!

I had taken lots of pictures of the little one at the park (she smiles as soon as she sees you are taking a picture), and the heron, ducks and squirrels and printed out a few, layered them onto purple pearlescent paper and linked them all together with some strips of punched paper. My tip is to use colours that compliment the picture.

I used a 12x12 sheet of purple glittery card and layered everything onto it, I decided to do things at an angle for a change, even the title of the page and I am really pleased with the result. I wrote a wee story on a bit of black card with a chalk marker, chalked around the edge and popped it beside the picture. I finished the page with a scattering of sequins, I used glitter glue for them, the  more sparkle the better.




Ingredients

Border Punch, Date Stamp and Chalk pen from Stampin Up
Papers and sequins from stash.


I hope you can pop over and join in with our Speech Bubbles Challenge, there are some great prizes up for grabs!


I would like to enter the following challenges;
Top Tip Tuesday - 3.5 or 7...3 pictures, 3 colours of sequins.
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a card
That Craft Place - Anything Goes


Sunday, 23 February 2014

Bee Amazing.

Hello all, I'm running a few days behind here, but thought I would share my latest showcase piece for the Sarah Hurley 365 Blog. This time I decided to do a lovely bright and cheery card, something to brighten up these dark, dull horrible days.

I restricted my self to use two sets of stamps, the  Be Amazing Girl Stamps  and the  Hexagon Background Stamp. I was very brave and looked out the embossing powders(anyone who knows me, knows I am not a messy crafter). I used Versa Mark ink and inked up the background stamp, covered it with black embossing powder and set to work with the heat gun. I was really impressed with the finished effect and repeated it to give me a spare bit so I could make her dress match.

I stamped the Girl, coloured her face with promarkers, and fussy cut her out. I popped the wee honeycomb dress on her to match up with the background paper.  As she has a beehive hairdo I just popped some wee sequins on her up do. 

For some extra texture I used an embossing folder on black kraft core paper.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and I just masked the stamp off to get an extra e...how brave was I? lol


Ingredients
Hexagon Embossing Folder
Versa Mark & Memento Ink
Black Embossing powder
Card and sequins from stash

There is still time to enter our monthly challenge and the theme is "All embellishments one shape".

Thanks for popping by.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
2 Sisters - Embossing
The Crafting Cafe - Embossing








Tuesday, 11 February 2014

New challenge over at Sarah Hurley 365.

And this time the theme has been chosen by the lovely Claire N, and it is All Embellishments Just One Shape. What a great theme, I of course had to pick stars for mine.

I used some gorgeous navy blue starry paper from one of Sarah's  A Few of My Favourite Things kit as my background. I made a postcard using the Christmas Mail Stamps, I am really loving this set and use the postcard quite a lot as it is so versatile. I masked the bottom left hand side of it and stamped the gorgeous Wish Upon a Star set, and coloured her in with Promarkers and Flexmarkers to match the papers. 

The sentiment comes from Star Stamps, and I heat embossed it using silver embossing powder. To add a few stars to it, I scattered some silver sequin stars on the backing paper and one on the front of Twinkles dress. I distressed the edges of the postcard using some Memento ink.

I popped some pleated ribbon on and put the postcard onto some 3mm 3D foam to give the card some dimension.


Ingredients
Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Memento, Versa Mark and Archival Ink.
Foam Pads and Collall.
Ribbon and silver sequins from stash.

I hope you can pop over and join us this month at the Sarah Hurley 365 Challenge, there are great prizes up for grabs.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Through The Purple Haze - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - use a Sentiment
2 Sisters - Embossing
Allsorts Challenge - Colour Beginning with B
Cards Galore Encore - Add Bling
Frosted Designs - Winter Blues
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbons
Paper Crafting Journey - Emboss That


Friday, 17 January 2014

Something New.

Is the theme at Kitty Bee Designs and it can be a new technique or stash item, and this time we are sponsored by the fabulous A Random Fan.

I chose to use Noah the Cowboy and coloured him using Promarkers and Flexmarkers, I used some horseshoe paper to tie in the theme and some linen string behind the picture. I stamped "Hi" onto his flag rather than having a seperate sentiment. The new thing I used was a set of grey flexmarkers.

Ingredients
Papers, pearls and twine from stash.
Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers

I hope you can join us this time over at Kitty Bee Designs and try out something new.

I would like to enter into the following challenges;
Charisma Cardz  - It's a Boy Thing
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Winter Blues
Sisterhood of Crafters - Something New(Flexmarkers)
Whimsy Stamps - Something New(Flexmarkers)
Try It On Tuesdays - "In with the new"(flexmarkers)