Wednesday 26 March 2014

Lots of stamping and two new friends who have come to live with us.

I had lots of fun with this card. I don't often do stamping there is so much stuff to get out but when I do I always enjoy it. This started with a Barbara Grey rose stamp that was a club members gift. I had been want to use it for a while. I stamped it in Perfect Medium all over a piece of white card. Then I heat embossed it with a clear embossing powder. After that I inked over it with Distress ink using cut and dry foam where the embossing was stayed white. That was the background done. I took ages choosing some ribbon from my stash. Then out came the gilding flakes I  use Indigo Blu glue and flakes so I stamped and gilded the rose on some pink paper three time and cut them out with scissors. The leaves are from the Tim Holtz Bigz Die Tattered Leaves. The sentiment is individual letters stamped and them gilded.

Our daughter has come home to live with us and she has brought these cute little fellows with her. They are so soft.

Thank you for taking time to look at my blog.

Friday 21 March 2014

Sail Away Thank You card for our leader at a PGL Residential.

I haven't been crafting much lately as there is a lot going on at the moment. I survived the residential with the Year 6 children but is was very hard work. Anyone who goes away with groups of children will know what I mean. Our group leader was only a young lad but he was brilliant and I wanted to make him a card. All the adults who went signed the card and the children all wrote letters. We found out that he liked sailing hence the picture which is actually recycled from an old card. The paper with the little sailing boats on is from a Forever Friends set. All the other paper came from my stash and I used Distress ink to ink the edges. Finally I found my Baker's twine that I wrapped round all held in place with the red super sticky tape. The button which looks liked weathered wood I found in and old box of buttons and is held on with Pinflair glue. I like making simple cards for men.

Thank you for looking. Happy Crafting.

Friday 7 March 2014

Gorjuss Lots of Love Card (and we all need lots of that).

This is my first post this week and I won't be posting next week (unless you want to see pictures of me on a school residential)!

Back to the card I made this for a sketch challenge on Do-Crafts. I like doing challenges from time to time as it stretches  what I can do. This one took ages to make as I kept changing my mind. The flowers are die cut leather,I got some at the Farnborough Craft show last week and I was itching to have a go. My Sizzix Bigz die cut through the leather like butter they are stuck down with turbo tacky glue by Aleene's that glue will hold anything. I had some left over bits form a Do-crafts Gorjuss kit and the colours all seemed to go together. The ink used is Distress ink which seemed just right for this project.

 Here is the sketch for the challenge that ends on 18th March.
This is the sketch for the challenge which closed on 18th March. Click here to be taken to the challenge.

I was lucky enough to win this challenge. I was thrilled.

Thanks for looking at my blog..

Saturday 1 March 2014

Card inspired by Sue Wilson's Blog

I was watching Sue demo this technique on Create and Craft and I thought I could do that, then on Friday the card was on her blog and that was the final push. This is my first attempt and it took all afternoon and a very messy kitchen. I started with a piece of white paper  8 x 8 which I inked with Adirondack inks, that I happened to have, in a random manner. This was left to dry while I inked in black archival and heat embossed four separate stamps that made up one sunflower. Then they were coloured with Promarkers. Back to the dry paper I now used perfect medium and stamped the image of the whole sunflower over the paper and heated embossed this with white. Back to the perfect medium and I stamped in the gaps some more sunflowers that were then heat embossed in clear. My mistake was to start with 8 x 8 paper when making an 8 x 8 card as it needed trimming down after all the matting and layering and the balance of the design was somewhat lost. Over all I was pleased with how it turned out as it isn't my usual style. There is a link to Sue's blog on the side on my blog and you can look at the original inspiration. The Happy Birthday die I used was free on Simply Cards and Papercraft out this month.

This is what I bought at Farnborough Craft show. I was only there 3 hours  heavens know what I would have ended up with if I had been there longer. It is a good show very spacious and there are lots of seats.
There is leather there I am hoping to make some flowers with my tattered florals Bigz Dies.

Happy Crafting