Monday, 30 June 2008
For all three cards I firstly embossed a piece of card with the Cuttlebug Embossing folder - Birds and Swirls. I then used some brand new stamps made by Hels, (Stitchels) which will be available to buy from the Artistic Stamper very soon. I used black archival ink and stamped out 3 birds, 3 flowers and 3 butterflies and then I water-coloured them with Sakura glitter pens to co-ordinate with the papers and cardstock I used. I cut some backing paper slightly smaller than the cardstock and then mounted the embossed card onto this. Whilst cutting out the birds and butterflies, the birds lost their feet and the butterflies lost there antennae so I inked those bits up again and stamped them directly onto the embossed panel and then added the birds and butterflies. I attached the flower using silicone to give it a little depth. The sentiments are rub ons which I put onto a piece of backing paper and mounted onto mirror card.
Unfortunately, the photo's do not show the glitter and also the cards are much lighter than the photo's show, more of a pastel colour.
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I used distress ink pads to colour the tags and then stamped Cats Life Press stamps onto them using black archival ink.
Sunday, 29 June 2008
The only rule is that once you have received your PIF candy from me, you must then offer PIF candy on your blog to another 3 people.
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
I used the template which is on Hels blog and cut out my pocket shape from card. I covered it with various papers. On the top flap of the pocket I stamped one of Tim Holtz stamps (Listen to your heart). I then added a glittered butterfly (papermania).
To keep the pocket closed, I used a silver heart shaped clip and I thought this would go nicely with the front sentiment.
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I cut a piece of cardstock to measure 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and then I stamped the Hero Arts Friends stamp using black archival ink. When the ink was dry I set about it with some distress inks and using cut n dry foam I coloured the stamped image.
To add a little depth to the ATC I used some Crystal Lacquers - unfortunately these don't show up too well in the picture.
I covered the front of the clipboard with distress crackle paint and then used a gold krylon pen around the edges.
I took a thin piece of card and covered the top half with some DCWV paper and the bottom half I covered in K & Co paper. I took some chipboard letters and covered them with broken china distress embossing powder and then I triple embossed them using clear UTEE. I took a beer bottle top and squashed it using my wizard and I coloured the inside of it gold using my krylon pen and then added a blue fabric flower. I attached the letters and beer top onto the top half of the clipboard.
For the bottom half I firstly stamped one of my new Tuscan Rose trellis stamps using versamark ink and then put gold embossing powder on and heated it. I took a blue brad and covered it with broken china distress embossing powder and heated it, I then added this to the centre of the stamped flower. I then edged a chipboard piece with gold krylon pen and added a blue dragonfly brad and then attached this to the clipboard.
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
I made a couple of quick cards using the Crafters Companion Boys CD. This card I printed out the dinosaur backing paper and mounted it onto a cream A5 card, leaving a small edge around the card. The dinosaur is decoupaged and I mounted it onto some gold mirror card and then some cream cardstock. The sentiment again is printed and mounted onto gold mirror card and cream cardstock.
This is the second quick card I made, again using the Crafters Companion Boys CD. I printed out the dinosaur backing paper and mounted it onto a cream A5 card, leaving a small edge around the card. The dinosaur is decoupaged and I mounted it onto some gold mirror card and then some cream cardstock. For the sentiment I printed out the Happy Birthday and cut out each letter and I attached them to gold mirror card using 3d foam pads and then I matted this onto some cream cardstock.
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Saturday, 14 June 2008
This weeks challenge on My Time To Craft is Birds.
Friday, 13 June 2008
Thursday, 12 June 2008
The next thing I made is an altered clipboard - this is the first time I've ever done one of these and I think it turned out okay for a first attempt. I painted the clipboard using Marigold Crackle Paint and then left it to dry. I used two pieces of DCWV papers, one from the Once Upon a Time stack and the other from the Oriental stack. I stuck the two papers onto a thin piece of card and then I added a ribbon with a faux buckle to cover where the papers joined. I then took three chipboard letters and tripple embossed them using gold UTEE. I used my Craft Robo to cut out two circles one with Things to remember printed on to it. I then coloured the circles using shimmer chalks and then I triple embossed them using clear UTEE. I added a small orange prima flower using a brad to attach it to the circles and to the main piece. I then used two of the new collage Prima flowers and again attached these using brads with gem centres. I added a small 3d orange and yellow flower (crafty bitz) As a finishing touch, I used a little glossy accents over the fairy in the right corner and then added ribbons and fibres to the top of the clipboard.
This weeks challenge over on Funky Fairys Blog is "dominated by threes" so as I used 3 prima flowers, 3 brads and 3 letters I thought the clipboard would be ideal to enter.
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Monday, 9 June 2008
Sunday, 8 June 2008
Well what lovely weather we have today, the sun is out and I've been crafting :-)
This card I made for the Hels Sunday Stampers Challenge "This week the challenge theme is France. As usual, the challenge is to use stamps, inks, paints, mixed media etc to make your creation, be it a card, ATC, Scrapbook page...the choice is yours".
I used one of my new Tuscan Rose stamps and stamped using black versafine ink onto white card. I then coloured the image using distress inks and cut n dry foam. I stamped the word PARIS again and cut it out and covered it with 3d gloss. I then stamped the quote, which again is a Tuscan Rose stamp and coloured it using distress ink. I then mounted the stamped images onto gold mirror card. I used a piece of scrapbook paper, which I edged with gold ink and then mounted it onto the white card. I added the two stamped images and then used a large gold brad to attach a prima artful collage flower to the card.
As this weeks challenge on Daring Cardmakers is to use a quote on your card, then hopefully this card will qualify for that challenge also :-)
Also, this weeks challenge on My Time To Craft is to use brads or eyelets on your card, so I'm going to sneek this one in :-)
Saturday, 7 June 2008
Friday, 6 June 2008
Sunday, 1 June 2008
Vanessa & Maureen
Debi & Richelle
Angie & Kari
Fairymadjo & Karen
Jo Only Joking & GIA
She & Gaylyn
Hopefully everyone will have addresses for people from the Birthday list, but if anyone needs an address for their partner, please let me know.
Have fun ladies