Monday, 12 December 2011

A Christmas table decoration

Evening all,

Today we've spent the afternoon at our friends home and enjoyed a lovely roast! The plan was that my crafty friend Sue and I would raid her lovely garden for holly and other lovely greenery and then make a table decoration each....we got slightly sidetracked by X-factor and so I ended up bringing home a bag full of greenery to make mine at home. Little people and other half all went off to sleep as soon as we got home so I sat in the kitchen and put my table decoration together. I'm no florist but I think it looks ok!!

Thanks for looking, see you soon x

Sunday, 4 December 2011

A simple Noel!

Evening all,

I've finally got around to playing with my 'Noel' and Christmas Minature stamps from Claritystamp which I bought at the NEC recently.......I was watching the fab Barbara Gray yesterday and thought I'd better get my stamps out, I wimped out of using the brayer but think I've managed to get a vaguely similar effect using my usual cut n dry foam!! So here it is.........

I've used Spellbinders labels 17 largest die to cut the silver mount and the next size down to cut the white linen card. I've stamped 'Noel' onto the white die cut using Versamark and detail silver embossing powder and heat embossed. Next I've made a mask for this and cut out the inside of the 'O'. I've added a small circle mask which will become the moon and then through the mask I've smudged denim Adirondack ink across the top half of the 'O'. I've then stamped the fir tree from the minatures into the 'O' using first and second generation stamping to build up a forest and add some depth. Next I removed all the masks and stamped the Reindeer and Santa sleigh minature in black Archival ink. The edges of the white die cut were smudged very lightly with the denim Adirondack and then mounted onto the silver panel. A simple background of white linen embossed with a snowflake embossing folder and silver ribbon and charm completes the simple look.

Thanks for stopping by.......x

Friday, 2 December 2011

A sparkly scene card

Hi, I'm back again!

Here's my next card, I've used my new Crafts Too embossing folder and highlighted the embossed areas with stickles to highlight. I made the background paper using a Butterfly Kisses snowflake stamp stamped randomly on white card in cool aqua and teal colours. I've cut an aperture using a nestie and inked all the edges with the aqua ink. The embossed image was then stuck to the reverse of the aperture. I made the sentiment tag using the Butterfly Kisses sentiment stamped in Teal stazon onto white shrink plastic. The tag was shrunk and then glazed with gloss medium and tied to card with a silver ribbon. A snowflake cut from sparkly card with a gem added completes the sparkle!

I'm entering this card into the following challenge

Totally Gorjuss Sparkle

Back again soon.........

A pink angel!


I've been very busy over last week making cards and have finally found some time to upload them here!!

Here's a pink version of the card made in my last post.....I've used the same Lili of the Valley image coloured with ProMarkers and made the background again using an embossing folder and distress ink. Again, I've used the lovely Marianne snowflake doiley and icicle dies. I've also die cut a snowflake from sparkly card and layered it up with a gem. The greeting is made using a Wild Rose Studio greeting cut out and inked up with distress ink and then a shaper tool is used on the reverse until it becomes a dome shape, this is then stuck to the card using silicone to keep the domed shape and painted with a gloss medium to make it shine. A sparkly ribbon and charm completes the card.

I'me entering this card into the following challenges

The Cutie Pie Challenge Pastel Christmas
ABC Challenge E for embossing

Thanks for looking.......more cards to follow shortly :0)