Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Double Double, Toil & Trouble!

Hello! Last week I was lucky enough to win a competition on FB run by Autumn Moon Designs for this AWESOME witchy themed stamp! As soon as it arrived I had to ink it up and make a card!

You can't really see it from the piccie but I added teeny tiny lime green gems above the cauldron to add some spookiness!

Hope you like the card!

Playing with Apple Blossom dies.

Hello, today I have some fabulous crafty news to share with you. I am delighted to announce I am on the Design Team for the fabulous Craft Stash website! How exciting is that? I know, I still can't believe it! Anyway, enough rambling lol, I was sent some gorgeous Apple Blossom Dies to play, I mean work with and I will share one of the cards just now.

I wanted to try something different for me, and those of you who follow my creations will know this is a whole new style for me.  I decided to use the Floral Nested Frame Dies and keep the focus on the dies and what they can create.  I went for a monochrome colour scheme too as I wanted the card to look classy and elegant, I hope I achieved that.

Stix2 Foam Pads, Pick Up Pencil, PVA Glue, Card Blank
Stampin Up Paper & Sentiment
Archival Ink
Pearlised Paper from The Papeterie

I know I will play a lot more with these Floral Nested Dies, they are £14.99 to buy and you can get 20% off your first order when you register for the Craft Stash Newsletter

Thanks for popping by today, I will be sharing a few more cards this week so remember and say hello!
Carol x

Sunday, 18 October 2015

A Gorjuss wee card!

Hi, today I would like to share a card that I made during the week. A while ago I coloured this wee Gorjuss Girl in with just Sepia toned Promarkers after seeing Sarah Hurley demo it, I popped the image into a safe place and just recently rediscovered her.

I opted for pinks and browns to keep the card nice and simple. I haven't put a sentiment on the card yet...

Here is a side on view so you can see the dimension on the card.

I coloured the stars in with a Sakura glitter gel pen to add some subtle sparkle.

Gorjuss Girl Stamp
Basic Grey & V&A Papers
Sakura Glitter Pen
Gems, papers from stash.

Thanks for popping by today, I have some exciting news to share this week so remember and pop back.  Have a great week,Carol xx

Monday, 5 October 2015

Going Bird Crazy!!

Hello again, and I am delighted to say I have had a fantastic crafty afternoon which included trying something completely out of my comfort zone - water colouring!!  It was great fun and something I will definitely be doing again soon.

I decided to use some of my Distress Inks as a medium to colour, though picking which ones changed as I went as you can see from this picture! I got all my goodies out as I wanted to sit in one place and concentrate on what I was doing, though the scented candle burning in the background is optional ;-)

I bought the Bird Crazy Stamps & Dies ages ago but hadn't had the chance or mojo to play.  I had no inclination to make a card from this wee play session but you will see at the end that I made a card *happy dance*. I changed my Ground Espresso ink pad for a Cracked Pistachio one.

1  Look out the goodies you will need, Stix2 Non Stick Craft Sheet, Distress Inks, Archival Ink, paintbrushes, water, baby wipes, hankies, watercolour paper.

2  Ink up your stamp with Archival Ink as it is waterproof and stamp it onto the watercolour paper.

3 Stamp your DI's onto your craft mat and use it like a palette 

4  Wet your brush and pick up some of the ink and colour your birdie in.  Leave it to dry for a while, or use a heat gun to dry it if you are impatient like me.

5  Cut a piece of white card down to layer on your card blank, using a distress tool rub the edge of the piece of card with one of the colours you used on the bird.

6  Pick a sentiment, I used one from a Dylusions Set, stamp onto the piece of card, and glue the bird down.

7  Place a scattering of  coordinating sequins on your card to add some sparkle.

8 Apply Glossy Accents to the birds eyes.

Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Stamps & Dies
Distress Inks
Archival Ink
Dylusion stamps
Glossy Accents

Thanks for popping by today.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Sisters Of Craft - Anything Goes
Less Is More - Jewel Colours