Saturday, 31 May 2008

Yet Another Altered Frame

I made this for a friends birthday. I used vairous alcohol inks on aliminium foil tape to cover the wooden frame. I then added a few flowers and used some glitter glue for the centres. The main image I used is a Crafty Individuals stamp which I stamped onto an alcohol inked background and then sprayed a little glimmer mist over it.

Quick Birthday Card

My husband asked me to make a card this morning for one of his photography friends whose birthday is today. He wanted it to have something to do with cameras. I printed some photo's which hubby had taken of flowers and put them behind a die cut film strip. The DL card I used is silver foiled and has a very pastel print, which doesn't show up in the photo. I really don't like making mens cards as I find them so difficult to do.

I've just noticed that this weeks challenge on Papertake Weekly is to make a man's card - so it's not a traditional man's card, but hopefull it will be okay.

Dreaming of Paris

This card I made using the sketch on My Paper World. I stamped the main image onto white cardstock and then coloured it using various distress inks. I then layered this onto yellow then red card and then mounted it onto some script scrapbook paper. I then stappled a piece of ribbon to the image and stamped Just a note onto a small oval of white card and coloured it again using distress ink. The main card I used is a square white card.

Oriental Tags

I made these tags or a monthly swap I'm involved in. I used white cardstock and cut the tag shapes. I stamped and embossed using gold, red and black inks and then I used distress ink pads to colour the tags.

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Sunday, 25 May 2008

White Wedding

This weeks challenge on Scrummy Stash Cafe is to create a wedding themed project.
This weeks challenge on Funky Fairy's is to make something using no backing papers - so a double whammy card :-)

My card base is a large square white linen card. I stamped the bride and groom stamp onto white card and added silver embossing powder and then cut them out. I stamped it again on a piece of thick vellum and cut out the top part of the brides dress and added some glamour dust (very fine glitter) - I then popped this on top of the main image and then attached it to the card using sticky pads to give it some depth. The Bride and Groom sentiment was stamped in silver ink onto white linen card and matted onto silver mirror card. The two little hearts are cut from silver card and again attached using foam pads. I finally added some gorgeous white ribbon down the left hand side of the card.
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Saturday, 24 May 2008

My first canvas

This is my latest project, an altered stretched canvas. It is approx 8" x 8" in size and I used distress inks and gold glimmer mist to colour the background/canvas. I then cut up some mountboard into 1 1/2" squares and coloured some of them using distress inks and then I stamped various Crafty Individual stamps onto them. I triple embossed these to give them a nice glossy finish.

Some of the other squares, I covered using Crafty Individuals paper and stamped butterlies onto thick vellum and cut them out and attached them using silicone so they are 3d. The middle piece of mountboard with the saying on is approx. 3" square and again I used distress inks to colour it and I used one of my favourite Tim Holtz stamps. Again I then triple embossed this to give it a nice glossy finish. Unfortunately the glimmer mist on the background and the glossy squares don't really show up in the photo.
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Saturday, 17 May 2008

SBS Group 13 - Card Swap

Firstly, thank you to all the Sisters who joined in the last card swap, which was arranged by Jo and Vanessa. This time myself and Jo (fairymadjo) are arranging the swap.

We have decided to do a themed swap this time and the theme is "Things With Wings", so this could be anything from angels/fairies to butterflies/dragonflies or anything at all with wings.

If you would like to join in the swap, please can you leave a comment on this post and Jo or I will email everyone with their swap partners in about a week - 10 days time.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Bon Voyage

I made this card for my daughter who has recently got a job with British Airways :-)

I used the sketch from Funky Fairys challenge blog and also this card qualifies for two other challenges. Arty Girlz challenge this week is to make something related to Travel / Places and over on Scrummy Stash Cafe blog, the challenge is Bon Voyage.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Get well card

This card I made for a friend and I used the challenge sketch on ISMAKI.

I used a lilac square card for the base of the card and added some Crafty Individuals paper, leaving a small edge around the card. I then cut a diamond of lilac cardstock and added two layers of different lilac papers. The main flower is one I made on one of my Keepsake boards, I embossed the flowers and cut them out, and secured it using a purple brad. On the top flower I added a silver peel-off and I used some silicone glue to raise the flower slightly from the background. The card still looked a little bare, so I added some silver peel offs (get well soon and thinking of you).

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Monday, 12 May 2008

Di Hickman Sketch Card

This is another card I made yesterday and it is for Di Hickmans Sketch Challenge. I used lilac cardstock and added some scrapbook paper to the bottom half of the card with a strip of lilac card on top and I added a couple of little flowers. The stamped flower is a DMD stamp and I stamped it using black ink onto lilac card and then layered it onto some pearlescent lilac card (unfortunately it looks more blue in the photo). The "thank you" stamp is a Studio G stamp.

Again, not a great photo as it was taken in poor light - but I will try and get a better photo later today.

A Challenge Sketch Card & CMUtd

I made this card using the sketch from ISMAKI challenge blog.
I used a cream square card and scalloped the edges on the three sides of the card. I cut a large square of copper card and put some Crafty Individulas paper onto it and put this on the card. I added some peach ribbon across the middle of the card and I then brayered a background onto white card and then stamped the Crafty Individuals flower stamp onto it and cut it out. I layered this onto copper card and then onto some DCWV paper.
This card also qualifies for this weeks Challenge on CMUtd Challenge Place, which this weeks theme is to use flowers on your card.

Unfortunately the photo doesn't show the true colours of this - I will try and get a better picture later today

Saturday, 10 May 2008

Funky Fairy's Blog Candy

Over on the Funky Fairy's Inspirations blog they are offering blog candy. All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog saying:- "If you were a Fairy, what would you call yourself & what type of Fairy would you be? So go on and pop over and tell them what fairy you would be.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Shout Out to SheetLoad

Whilst blog hopping the other day I came across Each month they release a free ezine which you can download in pdf format. Go on, pop over there and have a look. For this month, May they are giving away Bella's and other things too.

Here are a couple of cards I made using this May issue - as I don't have any Bella's I've used a Cuddly Buddly stamp and a Magnolia tilda. I used Glossy blue cardstock for the main card and then used cream card, DCVW paper, yellow cardstock and white card onto which I stamped and then watercoloured the images. I've also left off the sentiment (from the bottom of the card) until I know what I'm using these for.

Birthday Book Envelope

This is a C6 envelope which I decorated for the Craft Swap Forum Birthday books. I used a brilliance ink pad and a brayer to cover the envelope with ink and spritzed it with some gold glimmer mist. I then used my new Laura Ashley stamp on the envelope. The insert, again I brayered and then I used a crafty individuals stamp on it and a small bloom stamp which I think is a Docraft one.

This is my 4th attempt at doing my envelope and as the deadline is Wednesday, I really need to post it.

Monday, 5 May 2008

A few Candy Blogs

Firstly, Michelle has some gorgeous purple blog candy up for grabs as she has reached 40,000 hits on her blog.

Next, Ila has some Birthday candy up for grabs and also her daughter Trina has Birthday candy up for grabs too.

Also, Kitty has some beautiful blog candy off for grabs.

Dont forget to pop over to the above blogs

Happy Bank Holiday Monday

Today I thought I would share some of my parchment cards with you. These I made a while ago and whilst I loved doing them, they took so long to make, hence I've not made any recently.

Friday, 2 May 2008

Two Cards - One Challenge

I needed to make a couple of cards to send off to a few friends, so I based both of these on Nicola's sketch over on My Paper World.

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The first card I used some scrapbook paper from my stash and the little bee image is from pink petticoat - I printed it out and then watercoloured it and added some glitter to it's wings. The gem flowers are crafty bitz embellishments.

The second card I used some lovely papers and a stamp from Crafty Individuals. The four birds are stamped onto an alcohol inked background. The little "for you" which I also stamped was part of a PIF I received from one of my SBS-13 sisters, Richelle. I then punched a couple of little flowers and attached them using brads.

Thursday, 1 May 2008

So Proud

Well I don't know if you remember me posting a while ago that my daughter Michelle got a job with British Airways. She has now completed her Cabin Crew (Air Hostess) Training and is waiting for her Air-Side pass to come through and then she can start flying.
I'm so chuffed for her and also sooo proud of her.

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