Friday, 7 June 2013

Stamped inked cards for a fundraiser for the Five Sisters Zoo in Scotland

These were part of a batch of cards I sent to a Docrafts buddy for her fundraising to help the Five Sisters Zoo in Scotland following the devastating fire they had a little earlier this year.

Items used:

Hero Arts Leafy Vine
LOTV Handwritten Phrases
Various Distress inks
Wow embossing powder
Water spritz and Cosmic Shimmer silver and Radiant Rain Solar Gold (I think) sprays
Memory Box Butterfly border die.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Silhouette grasses

Phew, I'm back.  Had lots of statutory stuff to do at work - end of tax year, vat, a new government wages program that wont work properly.....anyway mostly done so here I am!

This one was inspired by a canvas sample on Sheena Douglass' site.

Card Recipe:

Sheena Douglass stamps,
LOTV Handwritten Phrases,
various distress inks,
Radiant Rain pourables.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

More inkiness!

Items used:

Sheena Douglass stamp with LOTV Handwritten Phrases stamps with WOW embossing powder,
Various distress inks and picket fence distress stain,
Frantage Bronze Encrusted Jewel kit
Gold Radiant Rain.

Friday, 19 April 2013

My version of Sheena Douglass' Ancient Arches card

I fell in love with this image when I saw Sheena demonstrate it on C&C - I only wish mine (especially those pesky sun rays) was a fraction as good as hers was, as shown here (at the bottom of the page).  More practice needed methinks..and on the photography too...

Items used:

Sheena Douglass Ancient Arches and Aging Beautifully stamps,
Various Distress Inks,
Solar Gold Twinkling H2O and Radiant Rain pourable gold pearl.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Inked cards

I fancied a go at masked/inked and stamped cards and this is what came out!  Will have to have a go with different colours.

Card Recipe:

Spellbinders large plain circles,
SCACD corner die,
Blue card -Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire distress inks,
Yellow card - Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold and Rusty Hinge distress inks,
Creative Expressions Meadow Flora stamps,
LOTV Handwritten phrases stamps,
Stardust Stickles.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Sympathy card for Sandra (Dec O Cards) family.

We were all shocked and saddened over at DC by the sudden death of our friend Sandra (Dec O Cards).  This is the sympathy card I made for her family - her daughter is also a member f the forum.  Sandra was a popular member of the community and will be sorely missed by us all. 

Items I used to make the card:

Centura Pearl Card with Sheena Douglass Aging Beautifully & Ancient Arches stamps,  
Indigo Blu Script Background stamp  
Metallic Brass Wow embossing powder, 
Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain distress inks, 
Picket Fence distress stain, 
Versamark ink, 
Frantage encrusted jewel bronze kit, 
Gold Pearl Radiant Rain.  
Bronze organza ribbon and aged bronze/gold pearls from stash.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Acetate butterflies - for the blog hop in honour of Sandra, Dec O Cards.

Card Recipe:

Creative Expressions Lattice embossing folder,
Memory Box Poppy die,
Spellbinders Labels 8 and Decorative Labels 8,
Urban Stamps Butterflies,
Black Tinsel embossing powder,
Diamond, Copper and Paprika Stickles,
Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Tea Dye and Tattered Rose distress inks.
Thanks to Papersniffer for the inspiration to stamp/emboss the butterflies onto acetate, I've not tried that before.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Another white on white birthday card.

Card Recipe:

Cuttlebug Emboss plus Brocade Window with computer generated sentiment in Scriptina font,
Memory Box Prim Poppies die,
Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet distress ink
Organza Ribbon from stash.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Mothers Day card for my mum.

Card Recipe:

Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles,
Spellbinders large plain circles,
Spellbinders Grommet Tags,
LOTV Sentiments for Scroll,
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder,
Die-namics Leafy Flourish,
Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses,
Magnolia Doohickey Swirl,
MS PATP corner butterfly punch,
Cream Chalk,
Antique Linen Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks,
Fruit Punch Stickles,
pearls sprays, pearls, organza ribbon and pearl string from stash.

Friday, 22 March 2013

White on white Happy Birthday

Card recipe:

Computer generated text using Scriptina font,
Cuttlebug Emboss Plus Brocade Window,
Marianne Design Flower Fantasy,
Memory Box Cherry Blossom,
Cheery Lynn Oliva Branch,
Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet distress ink
pearl from stash.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Birthday card for a friend

Card Recipe:

Cheery Lynn Sweetheart frame,
Memory Box Lorelai leaf,
Memory Box Fabulous Phlox,
Grand Mbossability Dainty Dots,
MS PATP butterflies corner punch,
Milled Lavender Distress Ink,
pearls from Anita's Pearl Wheel,
Stardust Stickles.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Red Bouquet

Card Recipe:

Cuttlebug embossing folder,
Spellbinder Floral Ovals,
Memory Box Honeyblossom Sprig die
EK Success and Papermania flower punches,
MS PATP butterflies corner punch
Organza Ribbon & pearls from stash.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Lovely Aster again

Card Recipe:

Free paper from magazine,
IO border die,
Memory Box Lovely Aster die,
Joy Craft Vintage Border die,
LOTV Handwritten Sentiments stamps,
shimmer chalk, pearl from stash.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Fabulous candy at the Ribbon Girl

As its Mothering Sunday, The Ribbon Girl are offering an amazing candy this week instead of a challenge - all the beautiful flowers shown above.  You can check it out here.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Roses are Red

Items used:

Spellbinders Grand Mbossabilities Dainty Dots,
Spellbinders Fleur de Lys Squares,
Die-namics Leafy Flourish,
Dienamics mini Rolled Roses,
MS corner PATP butterflies,
Fired Brick distress ink,
Diamond Stickles,
pearls from stash

Friday, 1 March 2013

Mothers Day card

Items used:

Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles,  Spellbinders large plain circles, Spellbinders Grommet Tags,
LOTV Sentiments for Scroll,
Spellbinders Mbossability Dainty Dots,
Die-namics Leafy Flourish, Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses,
Magnolia Doohickey Swirl,
MS PATP corner butterfly punch,
Antique Linen Distress ink,
Cream chalk, Stardust Stickles,
Pearl sprays, pearls, organza ribbon and pearl string from stash.

Monday, 25 February 2013

White on White butterflies

Items used:

MS PATP butterflies,
Darice Butterfly embossing folder,
Memory Box Pippi & Isabella butterflies,
Spellbinders nestabilities plain squares,
pink shimmer chalk, Stardust Stickles.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Valentine/Love card

 Items used:

Spellbinders Grand Mbossability Dainty Dots,
MS PATP Vintage Lace,
Memory Box Lovely Aster,
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish,
LOTV sentiment stamps,
Fired Brick Distress Ink,
Shimmer Chalk,
pearl from stash.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Brown & Cream Flowers

I am loving brown at the mo and I thought this would be a good colour combo, however it didnt come out as nice as I intended and I think it looks a bit dull to be honest..

Items used:

Cuttlebug Geometric Rings embossing folder,
Spellbinders Floral Ovals,
MS Hydrangea punches,
Memory Box Fabulous Phlox,
Memory Box butterfly border,
Memory Box Lorelai Leaf,
Shimmer Chalks, Vintage Photo distress ink,
2mm gems and organza ribbon from stash.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Valentine for OH

I wanted to try something different to my usual style and also to use my new SCACD hinge die from Quixotic Paperie - this was the result.  I was a tad nervous as he is used to me doing "cute" but thankfully he liked it!!

Items used:

Stole My Heart digi image from Mo's Digital Pencil, coloured with promarkers and the odd copic,
Complete Boy papers which were a gift,
Papermania textured black card,
MS Heart border punch,
SCACD Ornate Hinge die,
Spellbinders Petite Ovals plain & scalloped,
Versamark ink pad and Silver Tinsel embossing powder
Shimmer chalk,
Ribbon, pearls, paper string and heart charm from stash.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Lacey Valentine

This is my version of a tutorial/challenge in Quick Cards.  I changed various aspects of it (I embossed the background, used a different diecut for the sentiment, changed it from anniversary to valentine & used a diecut heart and charm instead of just a charm, but the overall idea is the same, i.e. a wide lace strip, tied in the centre.

Items used:

Wide strip of lace,
Marianne Design stamp/die set,
Tibetan silver heart charm,
Spellbinder Mbossability Dainty Dots,
Spellbinder Fancy Framed Tags,
Stardust Stickles, narrow organza ribbon, single pearls and pearl string from stash.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Fabulous Phlox

Card Recipe:
MS PATP Cherish,
Spellbinders Marvellous Squares,
Memory Box Fabulous Phlox,
Memory Box Lorelai Leaf,
MS PATP Butterflies,
Shimmer chalks,
 Shaded Lilac Distress ink,
pearls from stash.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Lovely Aster

I was debating what to do with this die (its quite big) when I saw a card by Elly.  I liked how she had done the panels and it inspired me to make my own version.  I used the same labels one dies as I loved how she had done that, but I tried to change the design enough to make my own version, including using different colours, a different style card base, different punched panel, a swirl die and pearls for the flower centre and butterfly body. That said, I definitely need the punch that Elly used.  Her gorgeous card can be found here.

Card Recipe:

Memory Box Lovely Aster,
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 1,
Martha Stewart PATP Cherish,
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish,
Die-namics butterfly,
Scattered Straw distress ink, Pebbles and Dovecraft chalks,
pearls from stash.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Kraft and white flowers.

Card Recipe:

Grand MBossabilities Dainty Dots,
Vintage Doily PATP,
Marianne Design flower dies,
Die-namics Rose Creations,
Dienamics leafy flourish,
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish,
LOTV Handwritten Phrases stamps,
kraft parcel wrapping paper,
Vintage Photo distress ink,
jewelled brads, small pearls, lace.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Winter Birthday - a card for a friend

Card Recipe:

Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles,
Wee Stamps Berry, coloured with distress markers,
Nitwit paper
Doohickey swirl die,
Die-namics Rose Creations dies,
Whimsy Notables die,
LOTV Stamps for Scroll,
Decorative chalks, various Stickles,
Ribbon, pearl stems and jewelled brads from stash.

I would like to enter for the following challenges:

Gingerloft challenge Winter Let it Snow
Craftysentiments Winter Fun
Allwayssomethingcreative Winter
Mimchallegeblog Die-cuts punches
Freshbreweddesigns Anything goes
Thesisterhoodofcrafters Baby its cold outside
Papertakeweekly Baby its cold outside
Audsentimentschallengeblog Bingo (diecut/happy/flowers)