Monday, 29 June 2015

Graduation card

Made this for a friend. I couldn't stamp his name straight so this was the best of a bad job! Had fun with the sealing wax but realised when I took the photo that I haven't trimmed the ribbon - don't worry it will be done before it gets posted.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Woodware Dragonfly - arty card

Well, had a last minute request for a card for the friend that I made the vase and flowers card for so rustled this up. And I love it! Wasn't sure how it would turn out but generally really happy with it - there are always little bits I'd like to change but nothing major. The stamp is a lovely Woodware single dragonfly stamp. I've stamped it onto a 'distressed' background - I inked it then spritzed it in various colours before stamping. I've then paper pieced using some other distressed papers. I've added 'wink of stella' to the flowers and glossy accents to the body of the dragonfly and the circles - neither of which shows up well on this photo and didn't want to tilt it as photographed it when still wet. The wings were created using fusable fibres. I've also added some further 'twiddles' with black and white pens - there was a request to include the Christian Ichthus symbol in the card. I hope I've done that without it being too obvious (he didn't want it to stand out). He's not seen it yet but I think it will be OK. She makes cards too and I've included a lot of things that she likes - paper piecing, wobbly lines around the edge, fantasy fibres, etc.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Teenager Card for Twins

This is a Mo Manning digi stamp and I did think about flipping the image and printing twice but then decided just to use the one. I've added some freebie papers I've had for ages and coloured the image to match. I felt it needed 'filling out' a bit so cut out some arrows to match one of the paper and then some card candi. I like the colours on this one.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Flower Vase

I really enjoyed making this as it's a concept I've had on my 'to do' list for a while and my friend's birthday was the ideal opportunity to try it out. I'm pleased with how it turned out and want to try out some variations. The frame was cut using some Sue Wilson dies - think they are part of the Spanish collection (if there is such a thing!). The vase is a Spellbinder D-lite. The flourishes are a thin cutz die I've had for years - I was going to draw a branch and get my Brother Scan n cut to cut it out but decided this would work as well and I am pleased with it. I wanted an asymetric look to the branch and there wasn't much room on this size card so I think I will do it on a landscape shape next time. And again, with the flowers I wanted something smaller but used this punch and decided they looked OK although couldn't put in as many as I wanted. I took this photo when the glue was till wet on the gems so please forgive that! Generally, I like it and will try some variations - look out for them!

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Eat more cake

Didn't know what to do for this commission card but it's for a lady who is a good baker and I think she likes her cakes so hoping this fits the bill. The cupcake was a free file from Miss Kate Cutables - I've tried making that a link but can't seem to get the technology to work so do look her up. She gives a free cutting file every day. I've just added a selection of papers and embellishments to make it upto a 8x8 card. I like the colours on this one though.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Shooting Card

This is for a girl who is a good pistol shot. I don't like using this as a theme for cards but it's a commission card so have to do as I'm told. The silhouette was cut out using the Brother scan'n'cut. I used an image from the internet to create the background and also found the shooting target on the internet and printed it off.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Not Christmas! Hot Diggity Dog!

I thought I'd give you a break from Christmas cards for a while! This card was designed using Docrafts Hot Diggity Dog. I cut out the image on my Brother Scan'n'cut and decoupaged it on the top although I doubt that's clear on the photo as I'd already packed this one up before I thought about photographing.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Colourful Stockings

Not a stamped card today. I have some die cuts from K and Co that I've had for ages and really want to get them used up. I saw Julie from Craftwork Cards doing a technique of cutting a slice out of the card and then using die cuts to bridge the gap. I've added a white insert so it might not look like a gap but there is one.

Saturday, 13 June 2015


I think this is another Artful Stamper stamp. I like it but it's another that may well get sold. I've stamped it here onto some distressed ink card then added colour using promarkers to the baubles. The baubles have also had glossy accents added although again I don't think it shows in the photo. I've also added some white pen to highlight and add to the design. The greeting is from Woodware and I have echoed the white pen highlights and it ties it in well to the image I think.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

God With Us

These cards use a very small Stampendous stamp which I love but it's difficult to make it into a whole card. I've kept it simple but used it two different ways. One is a distress ink back ground and the other is kraft card. I've added colour to both using promarkers and also some white pen. Very quick to make.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Chocolate Baroque Robin

I bought this stamp set on a whim from Ebay. I love Chocolate Baroque stamps but I bid on this along with another one from the same seller and really wanted the other one. I'm probably going to make a few cards with this set then sell it - and buy another set I like more! I've used the Kraft card again and coloured in using Spectrum Noir pencils and added some white pen too. My text is a little wonky but otherwise I like how it's turned out.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Funky Christmas Tree

I'm not sure of the origin of this stamp - it just says 'Judith' on it. It's not your usual pretty tree but as it is bare then it really lends itself to you adding whatever you fancy. I've used a Cardio small bauble and used my quickie glue pen and glitter to create some swags but not sure how clear that is on the photo - look close! I've added a sequin star for the top and the 'oh Christmas tree' stamp was an Anita's one I think.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Distress Ink and Snowflakes

I know I posted a few like this last year so I won't post anymore but just had to add one. I love this effect with a distress ink background with added white embossed snowflakes and white frantage. Simple but colourful and effective. I never get bored of making them but I'm sure you would get bored of seeing them so I promise not to post anymore!

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Trees and stag

This card didn't quite turn out as I hoped as I wasn't paying attention. I'd tried this out on a test paper and had 2 different stag stamps and the other one worked better but picked up the wrong one when I was making the final card! The trees are a Hot Off the Press stamp which was part of a set that was free with a magazine. I've stamped it with first generation ink then with second generation to create the group with perspective. The stag that I wanted to use was also from this HOTP set but used this one which was a Creative Expressions one. I had to colour it in as it didn't stand out like I wanted when I had embossed it in gold. I've added some glitter and an Elusive Images greeting stamp. It's not great so will try it again and try to get it right this time! I think this one will have to go to someone with bad eyesight!

Monday, 1 June 2015

Clarity Noel with Tangle Dangles

I enjoyed doing some tangle dangles on some other cards (see previous post) and wanted to try it out with another word stamp so used this Clarity large Noel stamp. You probably can't tell but I've added glossy accents to the 'baubles' and the star hanging in the centre of the 'O' is embossed in gold. I'll not post anymore of these unless they are very different as I don't want to bore you!