Friday, 27 July 2012

Do you see what EYE see?

Good afternoon everyone, it's rather dull here in Berkshire so far today.  Hope you are all well, and again thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my last post.

Here is today's make using a stamp from:
which is 'Mothers Day'


The backing paper is again from the free Pretty Pastels papers in Making Cards, the pink stripe paper I had in my stash.  The buttons are from Joanna Sheen, and the sentiments are stamps from the 'Emma' stamp set from Stamp Addicts.  The ribbon across the middle is American Seam binding which I coloured with a Promarker.

Thank you for visiting, and will be back soon x

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Oooh what a mish mash!

Good evening everyone, another beautiful day, hope you have had sunshine too.  Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last blog, so here is today's offering:


The base layer paper is from Pretty Pastels which was free in the July edition of Making Cards.  The second layer was also free from Making Cards but from the Vintage Special edition.  The stamps are from Crafty Individuals, and I just put a small amount of colour onto them using Apple Cider, Wild Cranberry, and Grey Squirrel from the Autumn Collection of Promarkers.  The pearls were white, and I coloured them with the Apple Cider to match the colour on the stamps. but the light has made them look more yellow!  Hope you all have a lovely evening xx

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Anniversary Card with a Spider Web???

Good afternoon everyone, hope you all have sunshine today.  It's been a few days since my last post, and I would like to say thank you to everyone who left such lovely comments on it.

Today's card was a bit of a spur of the moment make - not like me at all - I like to think about what I'm going to do first!!!  Anyway, here it is:


Yes, it is Spider Web, but it's netting from Kanban! lol  The backing paper is from Papermania - Lucy Cornwell collection.  I did intend it to be a wedding card, but, couldn't believe I didn't have any sentiments for such a card, so changed it to Wedding Anniversary.  Hope you like it, take care till next time xxx

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Three nice little numbers?

Good evening everyone, hope you have all had a good day.  Here is my offering for today


The blue base card I had in my stash and the heart card is from Hunkydory.  I stamped the dresses using Kanban stamps, and coloured them with my Promarkers. The lace came from Phill Martin, and  the ribbon  again I had in my stash.  The greeting is from the Papermania Beautiful range.  Take care and thank you for taking a look xx

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Anyone for Bingo??

Good evening everyone, hope you are well.  The card that I made today, I'm going to enter into Creative Inspirations Challenge - entitled Bingo!
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/

It is bingo with a difference as you will see below:


You can make your card by going either diagonally or horizontally.  I decided I would go horizontally from top left to bottom right, which  meant PINK,  FLOWERS and POLKA DOTS.  So here is my card:


The backing paper is a Lucy Cromwell design from Papermania, and the stamp is from Creative Expressions, which has been coloured with Pro-markers.  I lightly tinted the base card of the image with pink and green Pan Pastel Tints.  The pearls I had in my stash.  Hope you like it, and thank you for visiting xx

Thursday, 12 July 2012

My first go at Triple Time Stamping

Hi everyone, the day started off sunny and bright, and is now damp and miserable. Are we ever going to get a summer?

Today's post is a new technique to me, and I saw a post from Kate Martin this morning and decided I would have a go.  There is a video showing you how to do this technique at:



The stamp is from Le Blanche, and I coloured the background with Pan Pastels to take the starkness of the white card away. I started by cutting out the white card I was going to stamp onto, and then cut the black mats to go with them.  Next I put a little bit of tape runner on the back of each of the white pieces of card, taking some of the sticky off and then layering them up.  The next step was to stamp the image onto the card  using a black Memento ink pad - making sure I put even pressure onto the stamp, especially the bit that was stamping right on the edge of the card  because you are stamping over three layers - (the first time I didn't do this and the impression didn't stamp). After this I mounted the three layers onto the black mats and then mounted it onto my base card.  Finally I coloured it with Pan Pastels Red tint. In the video, a background stamp is used first, but out of all the stamps I have, I  didn't have ONE suitable stamp!!!  A good excuse to go crafty shopping me thinks! lol

Hope you like it, I enjoyed making this card, and hope you will too - have a look at the video and then play and have fun xx

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Anything with wheels

Hi there, hope everyone is well.  The sun is shining and the birds are singing this morning, at least a bit of respite for all the rain we have been having.

Today's post is my entry into 'Anything with wheels' blog challenge over at Desmet Designs



The back ground is a stamp from Papermania - Beautiful Time Pieces, which was inside the docrafts 'Goody Bag', and has been coloured with Pan Pastels. The lamposts and penny farthing are from Clarity Stamps, with the background  again coloured with Pan Pastels.  The little watches are from my stash and unfortunately I can't remember where I got them from, which is  a pity because I would like to get some more! lol
Thank you for stopping by and for your comments x





Saturday, 7 July 2012

First one for Christmas

Hi there, well weather wise it's been a funny old day.  One minute it's tipping it down and the next there is brilliant sunshine.
Hope everyone is well, and thank you for visiting.

Here is my card for today:


The blue base card came from I know not where, I have had it so long I can't remember! The Madonna and Child stamp, stars and sentiment are from indigo blue.  They were stamped with  Versacolour 'icicle' and then coloured with Pan  Pastels, the ribbon was in my stash.  

I am entering this into the sketch challenge at:




Friday, 6 July 2012

It's Twinchie time!

Good morning everyone, sorry I haven't been blogging recently, still under the weather and have to wait for a referral to the ear nose and throat clinic.  Better not hold my breath, it could be a long wait!!

Anyway, I decided I would have a go at a twinchie, which is a design put onto a 2" x 2" piece of board, card, or whatever.  I've not done it before so hope you like it.


I used panpastels to colour the base and butterfly.  The butterfly is from  the Shapeabilities Spellbinder 'Wings of  Hope' die, and the sparkle is Hunkydory's Diamond Sparkle Soft Snowdrift.  I put a couple of gems on the attenna (not sure that's spelt right, but hopefully you know what I mean!) just to finish it off.  Thank you for visiting xx

http://twinchie-twinchiehotmaillive.blogspot.co.uk/