Friday, 24 December 2010
Sunday, 19 December 2010
I am entering this into the Fantabulous Cricut challenge - to make a decoration for the house.
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Thanks for looking
I made this card using my favourite Dutch Houses stamps and a home made one (its supposed to look like a cobbled road). I then embossed with seafoam white and voila!! the background was embossed with swiss dots folder. A very quick and easy card :)
Friday, 10 December 2010
First I embossed with the music folder in the cuttlebug and then heat embossed with vanilla powder (oh!!! it smelled so good :D) then I covered it up with green distress ink (which I didn't let dry :( and promptly wiped it off when I applied the stickles stuff. But the green did stay around the embossing and I quite like this effect. (mistakes are good!!!)
The flower is cut using a Marianne Design die and the robin and branch using a storybook cricut cartridge.
I am also entering this in the delightful Challenges - embossing challenge
Thursday, 9 December 2010
I made this card using spellbinders labels dies for the card base and backing paper.
The stamped image is by rubber stampede and the snowflakes were cut using Marianne Designs dies. I used corrugated card for the die cutting and it came out with an interesting texture - I'm very pleased with that!
At the moment I have an obsession with the wavy sentiment labels - I saw a similar effect on some of the Scandinavian blogs.
I'm entering this into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge - show a holiday greeting , Dutch Dare - Christmas challenge , Secret Crafter challenge #112 Christmas
Hope you like it, thanks for looking.
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
The Pink Stamper is having a birthday card challenge so I thought I would enter this card.
Thanks for looking
Friday, 3 December 2010
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Friday, 26 November 2010
I had this sudden urge to make a gothic arch (haven't made one before, but love the shape)
The doors on the front are made using the double distress method from Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities. I am entering this into the Studio L3 Double distress Challenge no #23. The colours I used are Barn Door and Walnut Stain.
the background on the inside is barn door and perfect pearls gold sprayed onto baking parchment and the card smooshed around on it. It has a nice shimmery effect. I stamped and embossed the dragon in copper and painted peeled paint distress ink on the body.
I masked the dragon and stamped the windows behind, masked them and stamped another window at the top. I used watercolour pencils to colour them. Oh, the wings of the dragon are embossed with holographic powder.
The hinges I cut with my NEW cricut machine. It doesn't just cut cutesy animals but a lot more!!
These I embossed with a cuttlebug halloween folder, just as the doors. an old beady earring completes the door.
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Sunday, 21 November 2010
I stamped the Father Christmas with Walnut stain distress ink and the holly is stamped and painted with peeled paint DI. I put some perfect pearl powder over the sentiment and it shimmers beautifully.
Friday, 12 November 2010
Thursday, 11 November 2010
This tag is being entered into the Studio L3 CCC #21 perfect distress technique
Friday, 5 November 2010
Saturday, 30 October 2010
I copper embossed most of is except for the wording which is black and copper sprinkled together. Its very difficult to show the embossing in a photo as its really shiny.
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Saturday, 23 October 2010
I used a Tim Holtz stamped and used yellow to do this technique (read the book for the exact technique) The blob on the heart is melted wax!
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Saturday, 16 October 2010
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
I must say I am very pleased with this effort! I love shabby chic but feel I have never quite made it.
I am entering this into the Our Vintage Affair Challenge blog - their October challenge is to make a door hanger. Visit their site if you haven't already, its stunning.
Also Totally Gorjuss are having an unsquare challenge and Polka Doodles are having a make your own embellishments challenge
Craftalicious have an anything goes challenge.
I have also just found a great blog - Three Muses who are having a vintage challenge.
I would also like to say a big thank you to my followers - I now have 8, it feels really good :D.
Thanks for looking