Friday, 30 November 2012

Snowy Postcard

I spotted this image in a fellow Docrafter's gallery and that was it - i HAD to have it!  I even ended up dreaming about it!  This was my first card made after my back locked (see post below) and as I was just relaxing and messing around, I think the pressure must have been off as it came out better than I'd hoped - usually I think what I make isnt as nice as what was in my head so it was a pleasant surprise.

I was inspired by several cards I'd seen using this image, particularly one who had used silver and gold embossing on their card and another on the Stampendous website who had used brown colouring to give the impression of age.  I used both those techniques in the above and whilst my card is very different to the ones that inspired me, I enjoyed using two techniques to produce the card above.

Items used:

Watercolour paper, kraft card.
Stampendous Snowy Postcard stamp,
Distress ink reinkers to colour.
Dovecraft paper.
LOTV Grunge Corners. & Chocolate Baroque (free with Craft Stamper) snowflake stamp.
Spellbinders Poinsettia Creations dies & Labels 8.
Heartfelt Creations Poinsettia Stamps.
Memory Box Delicate Fern die.
Paula Pasqual sentiment.
Silver and Enchanted Gold embossing Powder with Colourbox gold and silver ink.
Frosted Lace Stickles.  Muted gold Habico pearl.

I would like to enter this for the following challenge:

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Winter Bliss

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Sledging fun

Apologies for not blogging much over the last week or so - after my birthday on 18th, I got backed into (again) by a man parking in front of me, then later in the week I managed to lock my back solid.  The pain was excruciating, not something I care to repeat very soon!  I have a back problem anyway, which is controlled by painkillers, but I dont usually seize up like that unless I have had a day of doing something I shouldnt like decorating or gardening, then the muscles go into spasm.  A good sleep usually fixes it but not this time.  I wouldnt mind but I was only standing by the worktop about to feed the cats - I ended up with two noisy hungry girlies and no way of putting the food down without squealing!  Cue two days stuck on the sofa and two more of screeching every time I tried to move!  Its easing off now and I am back at work and catching up with blogging and Docrafts too (working for myself, I never have any time off; aside from a day for a minor op earlier this year I cant remember the last time so it shows how bad whatever I managed to do was!  I even had to buy a walking stick as I couldnt walk properly without something to lean on).

Anyway enough wittering, time for my post and to nip off and do some commenting on everyone's gorgeous work:

Items used:

LOTV image coloured with copics/promarkers,
Nitwit paper,
Spellbinders Floral Ovals,
Spellbinders plain large Petite Ovals,
Memory Box Frosty Border,
Doohickey Poinsettia,
Bakers Twine, Jingle Bells,
Papermania irridescent domed gems,
silver rub on sentiment.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Book card

This is my version of a book card by Dena Concienne in a recent magazine, but with one or two subtle changes.

 Items used:

Tim Holtz & Dovecraft paper, Papermania textured card,
Memory Box Leaping Deer die,
Spellbinders plain & scalloped classic circles,
Spellbinders Poinsettia Creations,
MS Pine Branch punch,
Spellbinders Marvellous Squares,
Papermania Stamp duo,
enchanted gold and normal gold embossing powder,
pumice stone, black soot and vintage photo distress ink,
organza ribbon, gold pearls.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Holly wreath

I'm not sure about this as it came out a bit "fatter" than i'd envisaged....maybe other foliage and less holly would have worked better.

Card Recipe:

Dovecraft Back to Basics paper pad, (love this pad)
Cheery Lynn Holly Leaf die,
Memory Box Flowering Winterberry die,
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 1,
Spellbinders Grommet Tags,
peeled paint distress ink, candy cane stickles, gold rub on sentiment, gold gems.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Reindeer Poop, Reindeer Noses and Milk Cartons for the animal charity shop.

These have been made for the animal charity shop I support in Prestatyn.  Thanks to Karen aka Redrottie for allowing me to use her Reindeer design and Kerry aka Pickle for the fab milk carton tutorial.

Items used:
Reindeer Poop: Various circle punches and spellbinders plain circles die for the noses and eyes. Quickutz swirl die for the antlers. Hougie Board.  Fired Brick distress ink, brown distress marker and white gel pen. Foodsafe cello bags for the sweets which are chocolate raisins and chocolate ovals (similar to minstrels).

Reindeer's Noses:  Spellbinders Labels 1 dies, Picknix Gingerbread Twist cd for the reindeer image.  Foodsafe cello bags for the sweets which are Maltesers and candy coated milk chocolate balls.

Milk Cartons:   Hougie Board.  Various digi papers from Nitwit Collections, Raspberry Road and Zoe Pearn.  Nitwit and Zoe Pearn digi images and Papermania toppers.  Various distress inks.  Gingham ribbon and bulldog clips from stash.  Filled with assorted wrapped chocolates in foodsafe cello bags, tied with curly ribbon.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Hanging the Stocking

Card Recipe:

LOTV image coloured with mix of copics and promarkers,
Wild Rose Studio Christmas Circles (sentiment stamps)
Dovecraft Back to Basics papers,
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles, plain & petite scalloped circles,
Dienamics icicle die,
Cheery Lynn Holly die,
Fired Brick and Peeled Paint distress inks,
Various Stickles,
Ribbon, gems & pearls from stash.