Saturday 22 February 2014

Pretty In Prima

Today I want to share some cards that I have crated, mainly using the free paper pad and stamp set from Simply Cards magazine.  I don't buy many craft mags but when I saw how lovely these were I could not resist!!

Here are my cards:

 For all of the cards I stamped the Hero Arts Tiny Triangle background stamp using distress ink

 I layered lots of stamps using distress ink and Wendy Vecchi Archival inks 
(love these inks - the lady is a genius!)

The main focal images were stamped in Archival ink and edges distressed 
then edged in walnut stain distress ink

The panels that the main images are stamped on are journalling cards from Prima 
(Can't remember the name but they are fabulous!!)

The steampunk dress form image here are and Eco Green set purchased from  The Stamp Attic

I hope you like my creations.... they certainly kept me busy for an evening!!

Thanks for looking......

Thursday 20 February 2014

Rebel Stampers ATC Swap

Where did January go???  I have to admit that I was a bit late in completing the swaps this month, but the ladies at Rebel Stampers waited patiently for me!

The first swap is based on the free feather stamp from the January edition of Craft Stamper
I started by stamping the background in walnut stain distress ink using the Hero Arts Tiny Triangles stamp.

I then stamped the feather 3 times onto card and coloured it using peacock feathers distress ink.  I then cut the feathers out.

I wrapped teal seam binding on the atc the used pinflair glue to layer the feathers.

I added a button with string and a metal sentiment to finish.

The second atc was much trickier (for me anyway!) and the theme was Peace and Tranquillity
I covered an atc with Prima paper and inked around the edges using walnut stain ink.

The image was stamped directly onto the atc and coloured using water colour pencils.

I then stamped a Donna Downey sentiment to finish.

Thanks for looking......

Tuesday 18 February 2014

The Pursuit Of Happiness

This just happens to be my favourite film....and not only because it features the very delish Will Smith!  My favourite quote stamp also has this on it and states 'Sometimes It's Good To Pause In The Pursuit Of Happiness And Just Be Happy'  - which I think is very true (love this stamp!!).

So, I was so excited when the  Santoro Mirabelle collection was released.  For those of you who know me, I don't do cute!  But, these stamps are quickly and fabulous.  I was very lucky that a dear friend of mine gave me the 'Pursuit of Happiness' stamp set from the collection (See, I wasn't just rambling!).

Here is my creation

I used some of the papers from the gorgeous paper collection that matches the set.  I added a heart shaped paper doily and die cut butterfly.

The main image was stamped in Archival ink and coloured using watercolour pencils.

To finish I added scraps of ribbon, resin flowers and heart pins.

I was really happy with how this turned out - so much so that I created another 3 in different colours!

Thanks for looking....

Friday 14 February 2014

Valentine Wishes

A very happy Valentine's Day to you all.

I wanted to share the card that I made for my beloved

I started by colouring a card background using Victorian velvet distress ink.

I then stamped the AMAZING drawn heart background from Simon Says Stamp using fired brick distress ink.

I stencilled onto the background using embossing paste and a stencil.

I then set about die cutting hearts of various types... and just had to include a metal heart too!  

I finished by using metal cogs and a metal greeting.

I also wanted to decorate the inside of the card...

I am sure Dan will love it!

Thanks for looking.....

Monday 10 February 2014

You've Just Gotta Love Wendy Vecchi!!

Recently Wendy Vecchi celebrated her 1000th blog post.... wow!!  1000 inspirational and creative posts from an amazing lady!!

Anyway....Wendy has been showing some fabulous tutorials using stencils and inks and embossing paste.... so I decided to spend an afternoon having fun!  Here are my creations


Yes.... the final card features an image and quote from a NEW Studio 490 release.... I just love them!!  And couldn't wait to get my hands on them!!

I hope you like my creations.... Thanks for looking!

Friday 7 February 2014

Home Sweet Home

Today a friend moves into her first home with her husband.

I thought I would share the card that I made for them

I started by colouring a card blank with broken china distress ink.

I then stamped the tiny triangle background stamp from Hero Arts using Wendy Vecchi potting soil archival ink.

I stamped a fabulous Studio 490 image which I thought reflected Ella & Eugene - 'home is where the heart resides'.... you just have to love Wendy Vecchi.... the woman is AMAZING!!

I finished by adding seam binding and a sentiment.

I liked the simplicity of the card and hopefully the recipient will too!

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Play Days Are The Best Days

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend a day with a dear friend of mine, Di.  We spent the day covered in paint and ink.... and it was fabulous.

We started by creating a wooden hinged arch and set to work with all things Paper Artsy and Tim Holtz. We got the melt pot out too and had great fun!

Here is Di's fabulous creation

And here is mine

After lunch we got to create some cards.  Here are Di's creations...

And here are mine

As you can see we also had a go at re-creating Tim Holtz' January tag of 12 tags of 2014

It was a fabulous day and we had great fun.... can't wait until the next time!

Thanks for looking......