Thursday, 28 February 2008

My Mothers Dress Card!

I made this card for a 6oth birthday for a lady at school.
I created a background using a selection of small stamps.
I then used some Marvy Markers on a piece of white glossy card spritz with water and let it run until you are happy with the effect, then hear set.
I then used My Mothers Dress rubber stamp and gold ep.
I made a gold coat hanger to finish it off!

Hope you enjoy looking at the card!

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Earthquake Last Night!!!!!

Oh my god did any one else feel the earth move last night!!!!!!!

Here in the UK we had an earthquake at about 1am this morning and I gather it was the strongest one in the UK for twenty five years!
I was watching TV with Kevin and we heard this rumble like the sound of a low flying helicopter and then all of a sudden the whole house just shook. I have to say I was just terrified, I have never experienced anything like this before! I could not stop shaking.
What a night!

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Elegant Lady Card

1 A4 natural card folded in half.

2 Selection of cream, gold and brown card.

3 Walnut ink in a spray bottle to create the background.

4 Brown stazon and a selection of small stamps to create the background.

5 Fiskars boarder punch to give that lacy hankie effect!

6 Versamark ink pad to stamp the lady with.

7 Selection of brown chalks to colour the lady, her background and the edges of the card.

Hope you enjoy the card and have a great day !

Monday, 25 February 2008

Oriental Happy Birthday Card

Today's card is an oriental Happy Birthday Card which I think has turned out ok.
I stamped both images onto clear shrink plastic and then applied gold leaf to the back. The effect is very nice in real life but you can not see that from the photo unfortunately.

Have a great Monday everyone and happy crafting!

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Autumn 2 and 3

I just love working with leave rubber stamps and Autumn colours.

I have not got much time today to post to many jobs to do, Sunday seems to be my catch up day. Also I have got homework for my Makaton course and a Family Learning course which I am doing with Jake at school, so it is all go!

Anyway I hope you enjoy looking at my cards.Have a great Sunday everyone!

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Mother's Day Cards

This card is for my mum for Mother's Day and I have also decorated an envelope to match.
I created the background using a flower stamp, black Stazon and then watercolour crayons.
I stamped and embossed the butterfly with black onto black card and then I used my Pearl Ex palette to colour the butterfly with.
The background is layered on to black, gold,red and then onto a black card.
The butterfly has been stuck to the card using silicon glue so I have more at the front and less at the back. The butterfly looks like it is hovering over the flowers.

I also made and envelope to match the card.

The basket card has been designed as a kit for 30 pre-school children to make.

Take a look on CMUtd challenge group

This weeks challenge is........... Mothering Sunday or Mother's Day!

Hope you enjoy lookig at the cards today!

Friday, 22 February 2008

Autumn 1

For today's card I have punched some leaves and dragonflies in a tag and stuck the tag to some more card so the tag is layered. Where I have punched out it is now sticky so I can apply some gold leaf which is in some really lovely Autumn shades.

Sorry it is a short post I seem to be really busy this week, I think I need to borrow some time lol!

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Perfect Pearls Card

For today's card I have used Perfect Pearls, this is a lovely product to use but unfortunatly it does not photograph very well. I seem to have lost the colour of the main card but it does look much better in real life!

The card size is A5 and started off as white, I then stippled with lilac & pink chalk pads.
I can't remember what company the stamp is from as it is one I borrowed for a class. Anyway, I stamp the flower head on to a piece of black card to be cut out and 3d.and then stamped all over my main black card to create my background using a Versamark ink pad. I then applied my Perfect Pearls using a paint brush, brushed of the excess and left to dry for a few minuets.I then got an anti-static cloth and wiped over the background to remove the stray Perfect Pearls. When I was happy with the background I then sealed with some cheap hairspray and left to dry before laying up on to silver, black and lilac card.
I 3d my flower head and the stuck some seed beads in the centre using diamond glaze.
I made three shrink plastic butterflies and attached them to the card using diamond glaze.
Then I made some paper beads and attached them to the fibers on the card.

Hope you enjoy looking at this card!

Monday, 18 February 2008

I have been tagged by my SBS-8 Sister Nancy

  • Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

  • Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.

  • Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1 I just love getting out for walks.

2 I love to photograph sunsets

3 I hate rude people

4 I find I don’t trust people that easily these days as I have been hurt before.

5 I love to watch Scooby Doo

6 I hate Brussels sprouts

7 I love chocolate

and I will tag;


My Gift For Dianne!

It's nice to be back blogging again!!!
Well today's project is a concertina book. I bought the kits off QVC last year and thought they would make ideal gifts for my special friends. This is not an easy one to photograph but I have done my best!
I know Dianne reads my blog so I had to wait until she received it before I could post it here, as It was a belated birthday present! She was thrilled to bits with it and is going to put some photos in of the first time we met. We have been pen pals for a few years now and as Dianne lives in South Africa and I am in the UK we have only met the once when she came to stay with us for the weekend when she was visiting family. We keep in touch via email and It would be lovely to meet up again, who knows may be one day Dianne!!!!

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Sorry I have not posted!!!!!

I can't beleive it is over a week since I have last posted anything. It has been half term here so Adele & Jake have been at home and I have not had to go to work yippy!!! In between going out I have managed to organise my craft room at long last. So now I have a large box of rubber stamps and other craft bits to sell on Ebay.

We went out the other night for a lovely meal as it was Kevin's 50th birthday.

Today we went for a walk around the lake and I took this photo of the sunset. It was really cold and I was glad to get back home for a lovely hot cup of tea!

I will have some cards to show you tomorrow!

Friday, 8 February 2008

Magenta Tile Card

For today's card I have used a lovely tile stamp from Magenta. I stamped the image twice with black Stazon and then coloured with chalks. The first image was layered up on to pink, silver and burgundy card. The main card is a lovely deep pink which i stamped all over with the same tile stamp using a Versamark ink pad. I heat set this with my heat gun. I then attached my main layered image. The second image was cut into triangles & rectangles. I think you can see from the photo that I have 3D one triangle, two rectangles and a square in the centre. I think this is a nice and simple technique, which looks really nice in real life!

Thank you for looking!
Have a great Friday.

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Pansy Frame Card

Sorry I did not post a card yesterday but when I got home from work I was so tired I flacked out for the evening.
Anyway today's card you will see is in my favourite colours lilac!
The pansy stamp is from PSX, the frame and pansy head is from Stamp To Your Arts Content. I embossed with black ep on the main image and used Brilliance ink pads for the frame and pansy head.
I inked the frame up with lilac, then inked the pansy head with a darker shade. I then stamped the pansy head onto the frame stamp and then very carefully twisted the pansy head. When I had covered the frame stamp I then stamped it out onto white card stock. I think you get a lovely effect with this technique.
The main pansy image has been decoupaged and watercoloured, I then added some glitter to finish it off.

Hope you enjoy looking at this card!

Monday, 4 February 2008

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by Babs! Never been tagged before!

The rules of the game are:

  1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

  2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.

  3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1 1 I love to stamp and scrapbook.

2 2 I would like to learn to drive.

3 3 I love to eat peanut butter on toast with a banana chopped up on it.

4 4 I have seen Human League at the railway station

5 5 I have met Suze Weinberg

6 6 I had a card published in Craft Stamper

7 7 I am learning Makaton

Sooo I think I will tag........

1 Kay
2 Gwen
3 Su
4 Kathy
5 Sally
6 Kim
7 Marge

Have fun girls!

Zig-Zag Card

The template for this card is from Tempting Templates by Wendy Stenton and is called Zig-Zag.
You get two templates for this card and the finished folded card will fit in a C6 envelope. As much as I love these templates I find they are to small for me, as I like larger cards. I made the template larger so I ended up with a tall card, which now fits in a C5 envelope.
I stippled the main white card with chalk pads and then stamped Happy Birthday with a chalk pad. This stamp came from Stamp To You Arts Content. The flower stamps are from Penny Black and I have watercoloured these and then added a bit of glitter.

Hope you enjoy looking at this card!

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, 3 February 2008

I've been awarded . .

Frances gave me this award which really made my day! So I am going to pass it on too;
Frances who makes some wonderful cards!
Alex I love your blog
Lauren also love this blog!

Enjoy girls!

Saturday, 2 February 2008

Four Cards Today!

I am showing you four cards today as I have not put anything on my blog since Tuesday.I have been busy making cards and scrapbook layouts though.