Saturday, 7 December 2013

Score Board Trigger Happy

I CASEd a project given as part of a make and take recently and couldn't wait to give it a twist in my own way!

The first project is a note book. I scored grey card both horizontally and vertically to give it an embossed look.

Next I stamped various images in different colour onto white card stock.

I then set about creating a flower and banners.

To finish the front cover I then embellished it using vintage facet buttons.

I glued this to a notepad and left it to dry.

I used the same method to create a card to celebrate a friend's promotion at work.

Once I started using the scoreboard I couldn't stop!

Thanks for looking...

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Walking In A Winter Wonderland

Not long now... I'm starting to feel a little Christmasy!

I wanted to share another card with you today:

I started by randomly stamping snowflakes to the right hand side of a card.

I added patterned paper to the left hand side.

I stamped the snowflakes in different colours and sizes and die cut them.

II attached these to the card using foam pads and added a metal snowflake embellishment to the centre of the smallest snowflake.

To finish I stamped a greeting in black Archival ink.

Nice and easy... for when you are creating in bulk!!
Thanks for looking....

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Spinning Baubles

I wanted to share more Christmas cards that I have made, this time using the fabulous Christmas Ornament baubles from Stampin' Up.

I made different versions of this card - but all based around the pretty little bauble that reminds me of a vintage spinning ball!

To start I embossed red and green card using a candy stripe embossing folder.

I added this to the top half of the card and added patterned papers to the bottom half. 

I added washi tape to the middle as an alternative to ribbon.

The baubles to stamped and punched out then added to the cards.

Ribbon was added to make the baubles look like they are hanging.

A greeting was stamped and gems added to finish.

I loved using these baubles and I hope you like them too!

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Happy Birthday Rebel Stampers

A couple of weeks ago the Rebel Stampers turned 4.  To celebrate we decided to create a book swap.  The idea was that we would and create a book with 4 pages and swap with another member of the Rebel Stampers.

Here is the book that I created...I decided to create a theme of the 4 seasons.

This is the cover:

I covered a chipboard cover with papers from Stampin' Up.

I embellished using a die cut leaf.

The banner is a chalkboard banner.  I inked the quote using a chalkboard marker and stamped onto the banner.

Page 1: Spring

Page 2: Summer

Page 3: Autumn

Page 4: Winter

All of the pages began with a basic wrinkle free distress technique using Tim Holtz Distress Paints (love, love, love those paints!!).

Once all of the pages were complete they were bound into a book.

I hope the recipient liked it!

Thanks for looking....

Monday, 25 November 2013

Happy Anniversary Wishes

I thought I would share a card that I made for a dear friend, Sophie who has just celebrated her 10th wedding anniversary.

Unfortunately the photos don't show the tone on tone stamping very well!
I started by die cutting a flippits card using pink card. 

Next I die cut a scallop circle in grey, a heart in red and a stamped heart in pink.

I randomly stamped a patterned heart over the background of the card.

Following this I arranged the shapes in the flip area on the card.
I also decorated the back of the flippit shape.

To finish I stamped a greeting onto grey card and die cut it.

I hope you like my creation....

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Rebel Stampers ATC Swap

How does the month go so quickly?!

It is that time of month again.... time for the atc swap over at Rebel Stampers.  Here are my creations:

The first is based on the free heart stamp in the October edition of Craft Stamper

I started by colouring an ATC using distress ink. 

I added strips of washi tape to 2 corners.

I stamped the main image in black Archival ink and cut them out.  I coloured the hearts using Barn Door distress ink then adhered them to the atc.

To finish I added mini buttons.

The theme of the second atc was 'leaves'

Here, I coloured the atc using Distress Inks.

I stamped a leaf branch stamp using peeled paint distress ink.

Following this I die cut lots of little leaves from a Tim Holtz strip die.  I added these to 2 corners.

To finish I added buttons to finish.

Quick and easy....

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 11 November 2013

Creative Chemistry 102: Day 5

The final day of Creative Chemistry 102.  Today was based on 'Embossing Effects'.

Here are my creations:


Sticky Powder

Sticky Powder With Gilding Flakes

Shabby Chic
 This did not turn out as I would have liked :(  I really should have spritzed the paint before drying it to remove the streaky effect.

Tarnished Silver (Fabulous Technique)

I didn't have chalk or the Antiquities embossing powder so tried to improvise!!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 - Day 4

Day 4 of Creative Chemistry 102.  Today was based on Alcohol Inks.  I love using alcohol inks and every time I use them I think that I need to use them more often!!

Here are my creations:

Faux Patina

Tinted Tinsel



Faded Layers (loved this!!)

Some really fun techniques for day 4 - and I had great fun creating them!

Thanks for looking.....

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Creative Chemistry 102: Day 3

Day 3 is based on 'Distressing Differently'.

Here are my creations:

Smudge Stamping

Photo Tinting

Faux Cracked Glass
 The fragments look amazing, however the glossy accents slipped and have not dried clear :(

Glittering Using Rock Candy Distress Glitter

Glittering Using Distress Glitter

 Another fun day of making these!!

Thanks for looking....


Sunday, 27 October 2013

Wedding Bliss

Today I thought I would share the card that I created for Ella and Eugene's wedding.

The main image was the image that I used on Ella's invites  I stamped it onto a deco label and coloured it. in.

For the background on the card I stamped a swirl from a set of Paper Artsy Hot Picks using Melon Mambo ink.

I then layered lace and ribbon onto the card and placed an inked heart doily over it. 

The main image was then attached to the doily.

I stamped the sentiment in black archival ink to make it stand out,

To finish I embellished the card with some pink flowers and pearls.

Perfect for a special day!

Thanks for looking....

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Celebrating A New Beginning

Today a colleague of mine is getting married. 

As a gift I offered to make her wedding invites.  Ella wanted something simple and elegant.  Here is the card that I designed

I bought some gorgeous pearlised card from Inspire me papers.

I stamped the Penny Black bride image in Archival ink.  Once dry I coloured the bride's face, neck and shoulders, bouquet and head dress.

The wording was stamped in Silver

Very simple but elegant!

I also surprised Ella by making matching napkin ties and a guest book which I created from a Prima scrapbook.

Unfortunately you cannot see the wording clearly but it has Ella and Eugene's names on it, along with the image used for the invites.  The album was painted using Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints to start.

I am sure Ella will look totally gorgeous and I cannot wait to celebrate with the both.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Tim Holtz: Creative Chemistry 102 - Day 2

I loved day 1 so much that I couldn't wait to get started on day 2.

Day 2 was based on stencils (which I LOVE!).

Here are my creations:

Mixed Media Layering

Embossing With Stencils

Embossing Through Stencils

Stencil Stamping

Stencil Sketching

Ink Monoprint

Paint Monoprint

I loved the effect of the paint monoprint.... Loved the colours too!!

Thanks for looking....

Monday, 21 October 2013

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 102: Day 1

I signed up for Creative Chemistry as soon as it was announced and managed to keep up with the videos on a daily basis.  However, I have had to wait to be to able to try the techniques out for myself, mainly due to time constraints.

I won't be saying how I created the tags but will show you how my creations turned out!

Day 1 was based on the gorgeous new distress paints.  Here are my creations:

Distress Paint Marbling

Coloured Crackle

Altered Surface

Eroded Metallic
Stamping Resist


I had great fun creating these tags..... Love, love, love distress paint!!!

Now to start work on day 2!
Thanks for looking....

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Rebel Stampers ATC Swap

If someone can tell me where this month has gone I would appreciate it!!  I can't believe that we are over half way through October!!
Anyway, here are my swaps for the September challenge:

The first is based on the theme of 'Opposites'. 

I found this difficult to start!  Then once I set my mind to it the ideas just flowed!

I began by choosing black and white as my colour theme.

I then used a positive and negative chicken wire stencil in each corner of the atc.  I then stamped the lovely Elizabeth and Mr Darcy images and cut around them.

I used a bird stamp in the top left corner then finished off by using contrasting buttons.

The next ATC is based on the Craftstamper free stamp for September which was the Elizabeth stamp from Indigo Blu:

Here, I covered an atc with dictionary paper using the word 'pride'.

I added some crochet ribbon to the top.

I stamped Elizabeth onto card and coloured and inked around the edges.

I stamped the quote (love this quote) on distressed it to give it an aged effect.

To finish I added an embossed heart button.

Hope you like my creations......

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Happy Birthday Wishes

Today it is Dan's birthday...  We normally go away for it but we were away last week and will be going away again soon!

Here is the card that I made for him.... it is probably a good job we didn't go away because it was quite heavy!!

I started off by covering a card blank with some Tim Holtz paper.

I then added pieces of metal card that I had embossed with a tyre track folder and some torn and distressed dictionary paper.

I coloured some grey board using Fresco Finish paints in various colours until I was happy with it.  I then stamped some background images in complimentary colours of paint.

The main image was stamped in black Archival ink and then heat set.  I then set about colouring various elements with Fresco Finish paints until I was happy with it.  After drying it with a heat gun I edged the board in black paint and highlighted parts using a white gel pen.

I mounted this to the background card then embellished with a word band and gears.

Thankfully Dan loved the card...and the work that I put into it.

Thanks for looking.....