Thursday, 19 November 2009

Metal Embossing

I've been having a play with more metal embossing and this is the one I have finish today for the Lots to Do

It's stamped on the back and then embossed , I used a texture plate for the for the back ground and coloured with alcohol inks and a red and green sharpie .

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Once you stop thinking about Christmas it's amazing how other ideas come flooding back . These are for a swap on Crafty Us hosted by Sylvia the theme cobwebs, humm they don't show up to well in the scan but I have used an iridescent embossing powder.


I think I mentioned I bought one of these machines well even though I'd lost my mojo it didn't stop me playing with it and trying it out :) and belive it or not I used some peices I cut on some ATC's for a swap, I stuck 4 together so they were nice and dimentional and inked them. Hope who ever gets them will like them :)

Lost my mojo

I haven't posted for a while as nothing was going the way I wanted, think I was thinking to much about Christmas which I have given up on now lol.
This is the card I did at the begining of the month adapted for a Christmas card so unless I get into the Christmas spirt this is what I'll be sending my family this year

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

A box, braclete and cards

Where have I been ? well I spent a lovely day with Lucy I enjoyed watching her work on some canvas using the tissue paper and she gave the courage to decorate my little box which I took with me :) I've used brilliance reinker and distress inks, the images are then stamped onto tissue paper and applied with modpoge I then finished with a coat of spray varnish

Oh I have been busy and not uploading slap hands :) I've been playing with my bird stamps again all the backgrounds have been stamped with versamark and chalked makes such a lovely soft background.

The single owl (free with an issue of Craft Stamper) was stamped onto paper coloured with distress ink along with the accent leaves .the bird was embossed direct on to the card and then stamped again onto another hand made paper and cut out and pieced on. Hope you like them as they were quick and easy to do :)

I finished off another 2 bracelets and I used snap fasteners that I got from the haberdashery shop,again I have use acrylic paints perfect pearls and heat embossed . Oh and a lesson learnt when punching the holes with the crop a dile make sure it's you haven't got the other half under the other hole punch lol hence the eyelet in the middle :)

Friday, 18 September 2009

love this owl :)

On Crafty Us Lindsey is hosting the atc swap and the theme is to use a serendipity background in autumn colours. I love to do this technique but have not done in quiet a while, usually I cut it up or punch shapes out of it so this was the first time I had used it as a background and I'll blow my own trumpet cos I love the way they have come out :) would have loved to keep them .
The owl is from Personal Impressions

Monday, 14 September 2009

I finally made something with the grunge board I've had for ages unused, after watching Sheena Douglas on Create and Craft.
I didn't have the cosmic shimmer products she used so used acrylic dabber and artist's acrylic paint, perfect pearls and regular embossing powder. I also didn't have the fastening so used a button and it works very well but that's me being inpatient lol I have now got some snap fasteners so will see how they work out

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Quilled card

You can get addicted to making the little coils lol and I lost the quilling tool so adapted a tooth pick and it works much better for me :)
The Challenge this week on lotstodo is words so hope this fits the bill
Thank you for visiting

Friday, 28 August 2009

Now for something different

I've been a little lacking in inspiration the last week or so, so thought I would try something different. I actually bought the kit more than 10 years ago and have looked at a few time but this is the first time I've actually made anything, to small topper :) so I thought I use them for the paper craze challenge on lots to do
Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 10 August 2009

Nestabilites and embossing folders

I came up with this sketch for my forum Crafty Us I have used the the nestabilities die cuts and the cuttlebug embossing folders along with my favourite distressing inks :) I think these would make a nice gold and silver anniversary cards. The vintage photo looks amazing on pearlesent card :) thanks for stopping by

Thursday, 6 August 2009

My first moo's

This months swap on UK stampers was to use a moo which had to be yellow and orange on an atc, well I had to ask whats a moo :D 2.8cms X 7cms of course I used distress inks
Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

One for the girls and one for the boys

I got a bit carried away with this simple layout and the water splatered distress inks, the edges are done with cuttlebug embossing folders and inked :)

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

dried flowers and distress inks

I love how this card came out.
The urn is a judi Kin's stamp not sure about the background one it's an unmounted stamp from the US and looks like a William Morris design.
I've use fire brick, mustard seed and shabby shutters with the watercolour technique with tea dye and weathered wood blended on the back ground.
Hope you like it as much as I do :)

A mans card

Had some fun playing with paper to make this mans card for a swap :)

Thursday, 16 July 2009

More birthday cards

A standard fuchsia using the water colour technique
and I love this fountain stamp from Sweet grass embossed in silver sparkle and painted with perfect pearls, with a little bit of peel off waste to look like jewels down the side :)

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Acetate atc's

The flower one is with adirondack inks and the man coloured with chalks

Ive been getting some atc's ready for swaping as I'm off to Newbury tomorrow and meeting some members from other forums .

I've been challenged

I've been challenged by my friend Becky to use her stampscape stamp to make 3 atc's To say this was not easy ia an understatement , but instead of doing them on glossy card stock I've done them on regular. I'm quiet pleased with the 2 planet ones but the sun ones humm not so sure .
What do you think ?

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

up and coming bithday cards

these are both done with a brayer onto glossy paper not card with Vibriantprimary from big and juicy, the celebrate shoe is stamped with adirondack and the happy birthday shoe is embossed with gold .
Hope you like :)

Thursday, 25 June 2009

letter T swap

I think this has got to be my favourite tree stamp :)
given two different looks

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Decoupage ATC's

The host of the latest swap on Crafty Us (Karen) choose decoupage , my heart dropped not my most favourite of styles, but I'm so pleased I was made to think out of my comfort zone, it made me look at my stamps in a different light .

I even printed some and put them on my own inked backgrounds

The last of the alpha ATC's

W is decoupaged
Y is made from shrink plastic
These were greate fun to make

M for Memories ,N naughty but nice O for oriental ,P puzzle

Made for a swap hosted by Cindy "spring flowers"
the top one is an alchole ink swiped background and punched flowers.
The daffs are embossed and coloured with H2O's and the background is chalked.
The tulips are also embossed and coloured with blendable penciles with H2O's for the background .

Monday, 8 June 2009

Hi all

Well I guess you might have wondered what I have been upto lately will not a lot but when you put it all together it seems I've been busier that I thought.
These are the cards I have done that I'm pleased with the out come.
I have done quiet a few ATC's as well but I will added then another day :)
Thank you for taking the time to take a peek at my cards
A wedding card using a shaving foam background whith posh impression inks . Distress inks and h2o's

Birthday card for Cindy, an experiment using something that is like liquid pearl but cheaper and slower drying, you squeeze some onto an acetate sheet mix it up a bit and use it as an ink pad solid stamp work well remember to clean the stamps quickly with soap and water

This one was done with the Liquid Pearls you can see it has more pigment in it looks really good but you do have to be quick at cleaning your stamp after

Another tulip swap this time using the bleeding technique for the background, that's where you put wet tissue paper between 2 sheets of glossy card and leaving it to dry.

Made for a tulip swap. Stencil embossing paste which is then heated to give a distressed look

Used a stencil addirondack ink and a stipple brush for the main image and the cross is embossed in gold cut out and stuck with foam pads

Dragged alcohol background.
The image was sent to me by my friend Paula and I have coloured it with blendable penciles

Monday, 4 May 2009

Lets face it

Let face it is the challenge on Lots to Do .
I have used the Tim Holtz stamp and his brushless watercolour technique to make this atc and then added more distress inks with the sponge before stamping and embossing the words with distress embossing powder

Sunday, 3 May 2009

what no stamping

I often go to my friend Becky's and we are suposed to craft but we tend to chat to much lol
this time I took my embossing folders with me, we then set about embossing paper and card .
This is made from one of Becky's folder on blue pearlescent card and coloured with distress inks

hope you like it :)

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Father's day card

So simple but looks effective . I have used bleach to lighten the green

Father's day card

I'm enjoying putting names on cards on a bit of a roll

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Challenge card

Over on lots todo is the challenge to make something with a name on it and that spured me on to make a card for my friend Kat who has a birthday coming up.

Forgive me it's cute

I've been a bit under the weather lately so not done a lot of crafting and while I was under the weather I caught an extra bug ( the cute bug lol ) and I made a card with an image sent to me by my friend Lou.
I did enjoy making the flower I punch 3 for each flower and glued them together with wood glue makes them very strong and then coated them with glossy accents.
Hope I'm forgiven but it is rather nice lol