Monday, 11 November 2013

Where does time go?

That is a question I am constantly asking myself, especially when it comes to birthdays. My youngest niece was 21 yesterday(10th) and I wanted to make her a card that reflected her musical talents.  

I decided to use a Kenny K digi as they are perfect for people who are into their music, I printed it onto Diamond White paper and coloured it in using Flexmarkers and Promarkers. I made the digi a bit bigger than I normally would and ended up making an 8x8 card, which is very very unusual for me!!

I knew I had these digi papers and thought they were perfect with the image, I added a 21 cut from a Tim Holtz die, and popped on a wee metal guitar. 

Kenny K Metal Babe Digi Stamp
Promarkers and Flexmarkers
digi papers
Bakers Twine
metal guitar charm
Tim Holtz Market Place Die
Layering card & paper from stash

I hope you like the card.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - T is for Twine
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty #152 - Lots of Layers

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Live your dream.

What a dreadful day it is here today, heavy rain, freezing cold, damp and dark.  So I thought I would share a nice bright and cheery card with you all.

I made this for the Lookbook from Sarah Hurley using the Doodle Doll Princess Stamp Set. I got a piece of white card and used the star border from the set to make the corners. I used lots of bright colours of ink to make it really pop.  Once I had completed that I stamped the princess onto it and coloured her hair, eyes and face with Promarkers. I just love the sentiments that are part of this set and this one was perfect for the card.

Memento Inks
Card from stash.

I hope you can pop over and have a look at the Lookbook and get lots of inspiration from all the fabulous creations in it.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
7 Kids College Fund  - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesdays - Colour Explosion

Saturday, 2 November 2013

It's Lookbook time.

I can't believe it is November already, where has this year gone? And even more surprised that the fourth edition of the fabulous Lookbook from Sarah Hurley and I thought I would show you some of my creations. I ventured out of my comfort zone of cards quite a few times in this issue and you will see that from this post.

I decided to look out all the lovely Martha Stewart paints that have been hiding in my craft room and make something completely different.  I bought door hanger blanks ages ago and they have been lying unloved, time to change that.  As the Lookbook is an Autumnal themed one, I thought I would make it slightly Halloweeny, though this can be used at all times, if you are anything at all like me ;)

I painted it with Arrowhead, then Silver.  I stamped the "Keep Out" and "Casting Spells" using Block Alpha Stamps, the "Beware" and the skull came from Angelica Strange Stamps and Malcolm Strange Stamps. To add some texture, I masked off the words using a post it note and  used Sarah's Crackle Background Stamp. I added a skull and crossbones die cut, which I cut from Black Magic Co'redinations and scrunched it up, then sanded it to reveal a wee glimpse of orange.

Martha Stewart Paints
Door hanger blank
Archival Ink
Skull die
Co'redinations Black Magic

I am sure you will agree this is different for me, and hubby has claimed it already for his tool cupboard!!

I hope you love the new Lookbook as much as I do, and enjoy having a look through it.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;
Try It On Tuesday - Halloween

Midway at Kitty Bee Designs.

It's midway through our "Black, white and one other colour" challenge at Kitty Bee Designs and I made a tag this time using the super cute Zebra digi stamp.

I opted for teal as my other colour, and used a Promarker and some Memento ink to add the colour. I created the background using a Confetti stamp from Stampin Up and coloured round the edge with the Promarker. I added some sparkly gems onto the Zebra and the starbursts, then stamped a sentiment onto a punched shape. The "awesomsauce" sentiment comes from Everyday Sayings Stamps from Sarah Hurley.

I hope you can pop over and join us this time.