Tuesday, 19 October 2010

I'm forever blowing bubbles

I love this stamp, & decided to use a simple approach for this card.
Papers are from stash (sure they're called Sienna Collection,
but I'm too cold to move from here atm to find out)

Bubbles extended beyond main image using dots of Anita's 3D gloss,
with glamour dust sprinkled over ( it made the ink bleed though)

Detail of lower part of the card

Tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave

Monday, 18 October 2010

Teenage rocker

Not my best piece,  as this is one of the cards I made with my arm in the splint when my wrist was broken &
some of the distress ink is in the white area as I wasn't able to hold the mask still enough while I was dusting the distress ink onto the card.
Swirls around edge are made using a HOTP stamp
Boy stamp is by Inkadinkado

Tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Prickles in the rain

Isn't this Tina Wenke stamp cute.
I have no idea why, but when I was looking through my stamps recently, I noticed how many stamps had umbrellas featured on them - & I hate the rain!
Backgound papers are: purple - Kate Knight, pink - freebie from mag
Cardstock from stash
Image coloured with Promarkers
Raindrops - Anita's 3D gloss & Glamour Dust 

Close up of image

Tfl, & for any comments you may choose to leave

Friday, 15 October 2010

Skateboard Dude

Quick card, made for a 7 yr old
Image coloured with Promarkers, white gel pen for highlights
Mats cut with nesties
Papermania papers
Sentiment ticket from Caz, coloured with distress inks
Closer view of skateboarder

Tfl, & also for any comments you may care to leave

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Numerical Tilda

Made for a friend's birthday.
I've had this black & white DCWV paper for a while now, but struggled with ideas for how to use this sheet.
This Tilda in the bright colours seemed to work quite well with it.
The other papers are a mix of DCWV & Papermania
Coloured with Promarkers
HOTP Sentiment

Tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Oriental lady

I made this for a lady we've known for many years whose family live in Japan.
I racked my brain for ideas for her birthday card & came up with this.
I masked the image & sponged the sun (2 colours), then masked the sun &
sponged the background & the backing card with 2 shades of ink. Edges inked.
Dovecraft papers (oriental)
A very simple idea really - hope she likes her card

tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave

Monday, 11 October 2010

A mouseful of cake

Well, it's not often I can think of a catchy title, but today this one just popped into my head!
Made for a 2 yr old's birthday
The striped paper is a scrap of paper & I can't bear to waste scraps, so I was quite pleased to be able to use one of my scraps - as for the rest ............... lol

House Mouse image coloured with Promarkers,
Shape cut with nesties
Papermania papers

tfl, & for any commetns you may care to leave

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Rabbit love

A very late night waiting for my daughter to return from babysitting last night meant I was crafting at silly o'clock -with matchsticks lol  & I came up with this (just as well - it has to go in the post today!)
Messy Rabbit image coloured with Promarkers
DCWV papers - Garden Party
Flower stamp from Craft Stamper mag (gift) 
Ticket sentiment from Caz
Edges of image & ticket inkied with distress inks

tfl & for any comments you may care to leave

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Ink pad storage using washing tablet boxes

I had a fab day crafting with friends in Bristol on Sunday.
Sue had this fab idea & if you'd like to see what she made, you can find it on her blog here
We made some fab storage for some of our craft stash - from washing tablet boxes!
Fab storage for my ink pads, I'm really pleased with this one
(can you tell this is my second attempt?)

Sideways view
And from the other side
This is the box I made on Sunday - my first attempt
And one from the side again (not it's best side lol)
Huge thanks to Sueplayingwith paper for the inspiration & for working out the necessary measurements
Papers used are Kate Knight by Dovecraft

tfl, & for any comments you may wish to leave

Saturday, 2 October 2010

variations on a theme

I have two variations of a card for you today.
The technique for both was the same, I just varied the colours & the stamped image
This card is fo my 19 year old nephew
I used the same colours for each of the pieces of card, but there is more red on the main image
Clear Inkadinkado stamps used
Distress inks in: Barn Door, Mustard Seed & Tumbled Glass
Embossing folders: Diamonds in the rough & Script texture 
Close up of the main part of card
Close up of the ticket sentiment, from here, thanks Caz, these are great
This is the second card, made at my daughter's request for her colleague
Distress inks used are: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Barn Door
Embossing folders are Script texture, & Papermania's Victorian Fleur .
Ticket sentiment from Caz, as above.
Close up of the main image

tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave