Thursday, 27 June 2013

Waiting Around

Just thought I would share this card for you whilst I am waiting for the gas man to arrive and service my boiler, I have so much to do and cant get on just in case they arrive, sooooooooo frustrating.

Anyway rant over, this is a card I have made using Spellbinders Gold Elements One and Spellbinders Stately Circles with some silver pearlised paper.  The flowers were made with Sizzix Susans Garden Forsythia dies and garden twine.  I really like the effect of this card I used some cosmic shimmer pva silver lustre for the centres.  I really love the effect and will be using them again for definite.   The sentiment I printed on the computer so it would be more personalised.

Hope that your day is going better than mine.  Enjoy your afternoon and evening.  Thank you for stopping by.  Take Care 


Thursday, 20 June 2013

More Inkylicious Stamps.

This is another set of Inkylicious stamps that I got for my birthday, but rather than using my inkdusters and ink to add my colour I have used my chalks again.  The photo quality isnt the best so my clouds and waves cant be seen to their full potential, they were created with a chalk rubber, the same as the shell and light house no colouring techniques required just some fancy rubber work.  Around the edge of my card I stuck some twine down and I think it really helps the effect of the card.  The main elements I stamped with a brown versa fine ink.  I love the quote that comes in this set  I am sure I will use it loads in the future.  Hope you like it and thank you for stopping by.

Have a good evening. Take care all.


Monday, 17 June 2013

Pleased as punch!!

As I have said in a recent blog I was lucky to have had a birthday a little while ago and I received lots of lovely craft gifts from friends and my mum, dad, brother and his family got me some Inkylicious gift vouchers and I had a real big spend up.  (How lucky am I?).  My dad, husband and son are really big fisherman so I couldn't resist the Gone Fishing set and this is the fruits of my first play.  I also got the film strip stamp and I just had to try and add it into my scene some how.  There are so many different stamps on the plate that I wanted to use as many as possible, so making different picture scenes seemed the perfect way of using them.  I used distressed ink colours - Firedbrick, Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed and Forest Moss.  I am really rather pleased with the results that I have achieved. Thank you ever so much to my family for the vouchers.  Hope that you are all ok and thank you so much for stopping by.

Best wishes


Thursday, 13 June 2013

Lovin the chalks!

I must say I am loving creating backgrounds with my new found chalks, they work so well with distressed markers to.  I decoupaged a house mouse sheet for a friends anniversary that is coming up and the chalk colours I have worked so well with the colours in the topper.  I added faux stitching and dots with my crushed olive distressed marker.  I then added an extra flower by my greeting which I produced with a blob of silicone glue and some tiny punched flowers (my punch broke so I had to keep it round), I then used some leaves from the original sheet, coloured in some string and added a little glitter.  I am really pleased with the result so hope you like it.

Bye for now.



Friday, 7 June 2013

Fathers Day Card

This is the card I have made for my dad for fathers day.  It is a kit that I got from the make it show in Farnborough.  I cant remember the company that produced it but I really like the results.  Its perfect for my dad and his hobby, I especially like the fishing rod complete with the line, hook, and float - such detail.  I hope you like it.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Thanks for popping by.


Thursday, 6 June 2013

Got out my old chalks and they are Blooming Great

Well I was lucky enough to have had a birthday last week - and I was lucky enough to get some more crafting stash from my wonderful family and friends.  So a big thank you and hug to everyone - I love you all - Gosh I feel like I am accepting an award, lol!!!!!!!!!

Anyway back to my card - I used a versa mark ink pad to stamp my skeleton leaves onto plain white card stock and then coloured it with my old papermaina chalks ( I got them when I first started crafting in 2008 and didnt really know what to do with them and was really disappointed with the results I got so put them away in the cupboard never to see the light of day again until now).  I got them out as I really like the look and effect of pan pastels but they are so expensive and I was wondering if my chalks would achieve the same sort of effect.  I was pleasantly surprised they blended effortlessly and I needed no expensive tools just plain old cotton wool buds.  My only grumble is that I dont have any browns in my collection!!! The stamps are from the Indigo Blu - Bloomin Great stamp plate (courtesy of Kate at Bellaboo) and I used my distressed markers (Scattered Straw and Crushed Olive) pens  I must say I am sooooo pleased with the results and they were s real pleasure to use.  I hope you like my card and you are enjoying the beautiful weather we are having at the moment.
Thats all for now folks.  Thank you for stopping by.  I am back off  to work now but just wanted to share my card with you.