Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
This is a plain and simple card using Peachy Keen's Snow Sweet Home stamp coloured in with Distress inks and an aqua brush. The 'snow' on the image is a result of my new white Distress Paint and Tim Holtz splatter paintbrush. I think I had a little too much fun with it !
The Spellbinders circle background was embossed with a snow theme embossing folder. The sentiment is from the Hobby Art set called Christmas Greetings.
Happy Holidays and best wishes for a joyful and happy 2016.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
I bought this cute Cottage Cutz Santa & Reindeer Resting die online last week. I wanted something a little different and have always liked Cottage Cutz dies. I think I will be using this die with different backgrounds in the future, perhaps a watercolour night sky. Will have to ask DH to knock me up a few !
The sentiment is from an old Hero Arts set called Holiday Sayings.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
The stamp is from the set by Peachy Keen called Snow Sweet Home. To colour it in I used a mixture of Distress Stains, Distress markers and Marvy Le Plume markers. The background was created using Brusho's which I love. The crystals react beautifully with a few sprays of water and you never know just what will come out of it. I tend to do a whole lot at the same time which is a lot of fun (and messy). The sentiment is from an old Hero Arts set called Holiday Sayings.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
All three of the cards below were made using the Penny Black Hidden Lane stamp as the background. Two were on the same card stock with the middle one being stamped on a piece of paper from my stash. The ink I used was Staz On Stone Gray. I do not normally use Staz On ink but I did not have any other suitable grey ink and I felt the Staz On worked well in this instance.
The stamp used on the card above is from the set Hobby Art Stamp Horses coloured in using aqua pencil crayons and a blender pen. The head collar green is done with a Spica glitter pen. Santa hat is from a Cottage Cutz die and, yes, I know the horse should have a rug on out in the snow but this is how the stamp came. Will have to see if I can paper piece on a rug next time I use this stamp in a winter setting !
Lili of the Vally sentiment (I think as it is not named)
Snowman is from the Penny Black Jolly Follies set coloured in using aqua pencil crayons and a blender pen.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The tag is a Go Kreate one stamped with a Kaszazz spiders and cobweb stamp. The bird was painted using Distress inkpads Twisted Citron, Abandoned Coral and Hickory Smoke.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Well, I needed a card for a friend's birthday and found I did not have a suitable one in my stash. This card was thrown together in super quick time which should teach me a lesson to not spend hours looking for just the right background paper or stamp. With most of my craft stash still in boxes it takes forever to find things !
For this card I used Cottage Cutz Duck w/egg die. It is just so cute ! The background paper is an old Creative Memories one and the sentiment stamp is from the Hero Arts set called Message Bubbles.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
I had a couple of goes at stamping onto thicker card stock as I naively thought I could stamp straight onto the front of a card. The first two images were crooked and not clear so I switched to a thinner paper, probably around 100g weight, and this worked out well. The ink used was Archival Coffee. After stamping on a larger size paper I trimmed the image around the borders and matted the top three quarters onto brown card stock.
The sentiment is from Art Impressions.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The card stock is from an old Stampin Up pack and is thick (around 300g or so) which is necessary for this large box. The punch art donkey is my own design made with punches and dies which appear to be no longer in production. The ears are a Stampin Up punch (some sort of petals), the oval used for the face is a tag from an Ellison die, the muzzle is a Spellbinders rose die, the tuft of hair is a Creative Memories punch and the nose and eyes are Fiskars punches.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
The sentiment is Kaszazz Lucy's Stamps - Happy Birthday.
Monday, May 25, 2015
The die cut is Eiffel Tower, Lamp and Poodle from Cottage Cutz. With the Eiffel Tower die I cut 2, one black and one yellow, and slightly offset the yellow one underneath to make it a bit more interesting. Using Black Soot Distress ink I took a couple of stencils to add to the background The tag is from the die set Ellison Tags Scallops and not sure what stamp I used on the top of the Distress inked background.
This is not my normal type of card but I must admit I had fun assembling it. Now if I can just remember where I put the diamond shaped stamp - the joys of getting old !!
Friday, May 22, 2015
The die, Anchor, is from Whimsy and all the papers used are part of an extensive old Creative Memories stash that I have. The background stamps are from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Air Travel and Stampin Up The Open Sea.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
The stamp is from Impression Obsession Colonial Spring (K1006) and the sentiment is from an old Stampin Up set. I think I used Archival Potting Soil ink for the image. That does seem to be my ink of choice these day.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Thought this would make a good birthday card for my brother. We often chat on the phone and I thought this was more of a masculine card.
The telephone is a Cottage Cutz die called Old Fashioned Phone, the background papers are from my extensive Creative Memories stash and the sentiment is from the Lili of the Valley Simply Sophisticated set. I also used Distress inks for the shading on the die cuts.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
For this card I layered a couple of different coloured acrylic paints and then laid the Glitz Craft Poppy Field stencil on the top. I thought I might try black acrylic paint on the roller for the poppies. It did not work out exactly as I had hoped so when it was dry I laid the stencil over it again and used a black marker to finish off the poppies.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Using watercolour paper I used Distress Stains Vintage Photo and Shabby Shutters to paint in the background after stamping and masking the stamp. With the watercolour paper being ridged I did need to use a black marker to colour in parts of the stamp.
The sentiment is an Art Impressions one from the Tryfolds set called Lakehouse.
Monday, April 13, 2015
This Penny Black cling stamp, Victorian Homes, was in the top box of my stamps which made it easy for me as otherwise it would have turned into a "hunt the stamp" exercise ! I coloured it in using a combination of Distress Ink, Marvy Le Plume and Stampin Up markers - those were easy to find. The sentiment is from an old Stampin Up set, the name of which eludes me.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
The background paper is Creative Memories and the stencil, Glitz Craft Puppy, was stencilled using Distress Ink Vintage Photo and a stencil brush. I also bought this stencil at the craft show I recently attended and I was amazed at the amount and variety of stencils available. Perhaps the next time I use a stencil I will try the glitter frosting paste which I bought last year but have not used.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
I stamped the image with Archival Potting Soil and lightly coloured in the sunflowers, butterfly and right hand side horse using Stampin Up watercolour crayons. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts set Thank You Sayings.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
The part used on this card is from the Verso Strip - Royal Shrub die set. I teamed it up with background paper from my Creative Memories stash and added a sentiment from a Cuttlebug die set. The cats are from the Cheery Lynn Designs die called Meow Meow.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The card stock size is 12" x 6", scored at 3" and 9". I then decorated the 2 front sections with heart paper from my stash and, using the largest Spellbinders Heart, positioned and taped the die, cutting side up (very important) onto the card stock where the mouse image ended up. In other words, the inside of the card. I then ran it through the Bigshot and was a little disappointed at ending up with an indentation on the inside of the card. Once I had die cut the heart for the image I realised the indentation helped a lot with the exact placement of the heart inside the card.
The Peachy Keen image Valentine Cupids was stamped onto watercolour paper using black Archival ink and coloured in with a paintbrush and Distress Inks Victorian Velvet, Iced Spruce and Picked Raspberry (for the bow). The sentiment is from the same Peachy Keen set and was die cut using MFT First Place Award Ribbon.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
I used an Impression Obsession stamp H1292 - Northern Lighthouse on an Inkylicious Visions - watercolour ready to go coloured background. The sentiment is from the Crafty Secrets set called Seaside stamped in StazOn Stone Gray.
Apologies for the photo but could not find a place indoors to photograph without shadows. Just too cold and damp to venture into the garden !
Monday, January 19, 2015
I find it better to die cut the label out of fairly thick card stock otherwise the score line just below the cut out circle can sometimes cut right through. The background paper is from my Creative Memories stash, the sentiment is from the Let's Toast stamp set and it was die cut using Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles. To finish off I decorated the label with a wine glass.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Spellbinders Deckled Edge Rectangles frame the image and I matted it on a couple of scrap pieces I had laying around. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set called Classic Messages. Not sure where I got the card from but I think it might be from a selection of Stampin Up ones I purchased on eBay years ago.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
I decided to keep the card simple and added a stamp from Inkylicious called Dancing in the Rain, stamped with Archival Black ink. The sentiment is from the same set. I gave the girl a hill to stand on and used an Inkylicious border stencil with Worn Lipstick Distress ink.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
The image was stamped multiple times with Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a gloss card stock. I then used Copics YR000 / YR00 / YR01 for the petals, T3 and T1 for the flower centres and G94 / G82 / G21 for the stems and leaves. The sentiment is from the Kaszazz stamp called Greetings and it was also stamped using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. The oval die cuts are from Spellbinders and the topper was matted onto a light green card stock and then onto the card using Stampin Up Stampin' Dimensionals.