Sunday, 30 August 2009

Flowers again....

Wow, where did the last week go? I have been so caught up with my daughter getting ready to start secondary school in September and sorting out decorating materials for her bedroom this week that blogging or anything linked to the computer has taken a complete back seat. We went to Stonor Park (near Henley, Oxfordshire) today for the craft show that is on over the weekend. We had a great time but the weather was a bit grey, however, I came across an unexpected stall selling rubber stamps hooray! My husband's heart sank as he got into a comfortable seating position for the long wait he had ahead of him :) The stall was called Stampeeze (not sure I have spelt that correctly) and they had a good selection of Judikins stamps so I bought the cube background stamp that the above card has been made with. It goes brilliantly with the Judikins cube that I have already which I think is called Carol's Cube (from Stamp Addicts)I started by stamping the blank square from Carol's cube in each corner using a burnt orange chalk ink and I then stamped the line background from my new cube over each square. I masked off the squares with a post-it and then stamped the bubble design from the new cube. The daisy design from Carol's Cube was stamped onto cream card, cut out and then glued onto the mount board that I had previously coloured with orange chalk ink and stamped the line background around the edges. The middle of the flower has been decorated with gold micro beads. The card was finished off with the outside edges inked with a brown chalk ink. Simples!

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Under the Sea

Hi all, hope you are all having a relaxing weekend. My family and me have just come back from a car boot sale, selling off some of the toys my daughter has grown out of. We sold loads and made a tidy profit but we still had plenty to pack up and bring back! I think we have enough junk for plenty more car boot sales, oh hum!
The above card has been stamped using Elusive Images, Under The Sea stamp plate. The seahorses have been stamped onto acetate using blue staz on and coloured on the reverse, then cut out and stuck to the backing card. The shell and seaweed has also been stamped in the same way as the seahorses and coloured on the reverse using Tinka Bella inks from Graphicus. The background card is silver mirri card which has had blue and green alcohol inks sponged over it using a felt applicator. This card has really not photographed well and not being photographic savvy I don't really know how to improve so there you have it, the idea is there anyway :)

Thursday, 20 August 2009

New Job (I wish......)

I am currently looking for a job as you can tell from the title, but not having much luck at the moment, but my husband's friend has obviously been lucky as it is her I made this card for. Nothing fancy, just used two sets of Dovecraft paper packs and the words and tag have been cut with the Cricut using the George cartridge. The tag has been decorated with flat backed gems.
Short and sweet today as not finding it very easy to blog and craft while the school holidays are here, hopefully get back in the swing of things in a week or two.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Butterfly Collage

Hi all, I can't believe it's a week since my last post. This week has flown! When ever I walked past my craft room this week I have been dabbling with this card, I never had a clear picture of what it would look like when I started to make it. I started off with the background which was a piece of white card that had been sprayed with orange and red glimmer mists. I did this ages ago and the card had been lying around unused, so I just picked it up. See that's one of the benefits of having an untidy craft room, you don't have to look far before you stumble on something to give you inspiration! My excuse and I'm sticking to it! :)
The collage bit has been stamped using black Versafine and the stamps used are a mixture of Elusive images for the flower, scroll corner and butterflies and Chapel Road Art Stamps for the harlequin script. Elusive Images do a fantastic butterfly collage already made up but I decided I would like to have ago at creating a collage myself. What do you think?

Saturday, 8 August 2009

For Mum

hi folks, finally back from my holiday from lovely sunny/cloudy/rainy Weymouth. Have any of you had similar weather on your hols this year or have you all been blessed with sunshine all the way? We had just about all of the seasons weather apart from snow! Anyway I shall get back to this card which hasn't photographed that well but I'm sure you get the idea! The main image which is a Laura Ashley stamp has been stamped onto an acrylic square using black staz-on. On the reverse of the square, green alcohol ink has been sponged onto it. A hole has been punched into the bottom corner so that beads can be threaded through. The acrylic square has been mounted onto a frame cut on the cricut using a Home Accents Solution cartridge. Some of the background flowers have been cut on the Cricut but using the George cart. This was also used for the tag and the MUM sentiment. The same Laura Ashley flower has also been stamped for part of the background but the ink used was a brown chalk ink.

I can't believe I won!

I entered the June Graphicus challenge as I try to do each month and I have just found out that I actually won! I am so pleased as I really enjoyed making the necklace and box that I entered it with. You can see my original post here

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Stamp Addicts Floral Cube

Evening folks. I am typing this from the bar in the holiday resort so I will keep this short as it is hard to type in the dark! This card was made sometime ago using a stamp addicts cube stamp. The inside of the card was stamped onto fibres and coloured with gel pens. The front of the card was stamped and then masked. When the mask was in place I covered the panel with embossing ink and then sprinkled clear embossing powder over the top. Whilst it was heated up I sprinkled Ranger Perfect Pearls into the clear embossing to try and make a marbled finish. I then painted the flower with water colour paint.

Elusive Images Seahorse

Morning all. I am off on my hols today, but if I get near a computer while away I will try and post a few more pics up. Today I have a bit of a seaside feel to get me in the mood for my holiday, even if the weather looks a bit grim :( All of the stamps used are from the same Underwater, Elusive Images stamp plate. The base card has been spritzed with green and blue Glimmer mists. The seahorse has been stamped and embossed with clear and then water coloured and the shells started out as quite a large stamp but have been given the shrink plastic treatment to make little embellishments for the card.