As I've been neglecting my blog again I thought I'd show you what I've done instead! I've been having a little play with my stamps and brayer (not making Xmas cards, oh dear) and came up with this picture which I've given to my Headteacher to remind her to slow down!! We've just had a mini Ofsted inspection and she's been tearing around everywhere! I brayered the background although you can't see it much. The trees are Crafty Individuals 'Hug a Tree' stamps and the flowers are from a Graphicus Wild Flower themeplate. The birds are a Clarity stamp. I used a Big and Juicy 'Foliage' inkpad. The sentiment is computer generated. I wish I'd done it on glossy card but I was quite pleased with the result. She has it hanging on her office wall!
28 November 2009
This card was made for a friend who is retiring on her 60th birthday. I used my Penny Black 'Kickin' stamp again and coloured and decoupaged it as before. I mounted it on Nellie Snellen ovals again (I do like these!) The backing paper is Basic Grey. I've glittered the Prima flowers, used Lakeland gems and printed the sentiment on the computer.
This is the card I made for my friend's birthday. She is a fellow crafter too so I wanted to make it a good one! The image is a Penny Black stamp called 'Duckling' which I coloured with Promarkers, Glossy Accents and decoupaged. I mounted it on my Nellie Snellen ovals and Nesties again onto some yellow cardstock edged with ribbon and a scalloped Martha Stewart punch. Prima flowers, Glitter, Pearls and Lakeland gems embellish it. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards
Well, I thought as I haven't made many Xmas cards yet I'd make this one do for a challenge as well. The Graphicus November challenge was to make something using resist technique and 'metallics'.
I have used the 'Following Yonder Star' themeplate from Elusive Images and resist embossed the words and star onto glossy card using versamark ink. I have brayered over this with a speedball brayer and a 'Big and Juicy' Waterfall ink pad. The Kings image was embossed in gold and then watercoloured with Derwent Inktense pencils. I cut this out and mounted it on corrugated card. The card has been embellished with ribbon, gold card candy 'rivets' and gold snowflake punches.
I've now made four Xmas cards so far this year!!! Oh heck, please hold back Xmas for me!! lol
8 November 2009
Thought I'd enter a challenge this weekend so have made this card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. The challenge was to make a card linked to a song title/lyric. I have called this:
'Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon'
which was a track by Queen on their 'Night at the Opera ' Album.
I used a stamp called 'Kickin' and decoupaged my image three times onto two Nellie Snellen Frames which I cut in my Cuttlebug. These are great dies and half the price of Nesties. I coloured it with copics. I added a greeting from Craftwork cards. I finished it off with a Prima flower and some ribbon and flatbacked pearls.
2 November 2009
Well, I'm back from my holiday and I am thrilled to see so many of you entering my blog candy giveaway. Thank you all and I know I'm going to have fun browsing through your blogs.
I have used a random number generator to draw the winner and the lucky person is........
No 63 Jan Robson.
Well done Jan, I'll leave my email address on your blog so that you can let me know where to send it!
1 November 2009
Well, here goes let's hope this works as I'm not too hot at blogging and linkey's!! To celebrate my 2000th hit (a little later than it happened) and my birthday next Sunday (18th Oct) I have decided to post some 'Blog Candy'. Now I'm not that brilliant at this so I do hope that it looks ok!! To qualify all I ask is that you link this back to your blog (if the linky thing works) and put up a post or a notice on your side bar and then leave me a comment (so as I know who you are). It would be nice if you would become a follower of this blog ( I don't get many) but that's up to you! I'll leave this post at the top ( somehow!!) and will close the candy on Sunday 1st November. I won't be around for the last week of Oct so I'll randomly chose the winner after this date. Good luck everyone - there's all sorts of bits and bobs included ( Paper, flowers, a little selection of stampboard and brooch backs, a little square of acrylic to stamp on, some stickers/peeloffs, brads to name a few.) Now off to see how to make this stay on the top!!