Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Hi everyone and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I have been super busy so my blog has been a little bit neglected, and I have some cards to post over the next few days so keep a look out. In the meantime, here is my Halloween card, the only one I have done this year too, as I started Christmas a little early.

The stamp is a gruffies / house mouse design called Don't cry over spilled candy - the image is just too sweet as those bears are sooo cute.
The sentiment is computer generated, which I came up with - not normally good with sentiments but happy with this one LOL..

 I used Faber Castell Polychromos pencils on this card, but didn't apply the sansodor technique as I liked it after colouring and didnt want to mess with it.  The pencils are ultra soft and good for very detailed stamps.

That's all for today, will be back with another card tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Meljen's Digi card

Just one quick card to share. Have been card making but not much time to update the blog oops!!!
Its a digi stamp one from Meljen's, which image you can find here.

On this one I used promarkers, an MS border corner punch and EK success daisy punched daisy flowers.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Autumnal Wedding with LOTV

This card is a little different to my normal colour scheme for wedding cards, but I like the way it turned out all the same and its good for the season we are in right now.

I used a Martha Stewart deep edge punch for the border across the middle and then a Just Rite stamp for the sentiment.
The stamp can be purchased here.

The image is coloured with Twinkling H2O's and the embossing with a cuttlebug folder which has teeny tiny hearts on it - like Swiss dots but oh so sweet little hearts!
Finished off with some gold card candy...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tina Wenke Baby card

Sometimes its nice not to use blue or pink, lemon or pastel green for baby cards, and just use some pastel, earthy and neutral colours, so that's what I decided to do with this one - have used this Tina Wenke Stamp before and keep going back to it as its beautiful.

On this one I used embossing and punching again and some more candy and coloured with promarker colours:
Antique White Flex Marker, Ivory, Satin, Blush, Tan and Sandstone with a blender, and for the bottle Ivory, Vanilla and Gold.
Here is a closeup of the layering and embossing - it was a bit cloudy when I took the photo so its a bit blurry - where are the bright autumn days??

oops and nearly forgot - the sentiment stamp is from a general verse set from Stampin up and fits in the long rectangle nestability perfectly!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

LOTV 'Bunny Post' Christmas Card

Another Lili of the Valley stamp cards (pattern forming here ?!) but I am addicted to these images LOL.
You can find Bunny Post here, and this is the perfect card to send to loved ones across the miles.

The snowflakes are made with a Martha Stewart punch and the centres are glue gun dew drops coloured with white alcohol inks... yummy!

The embossed pearlescent card is done with a cuttlebug folder but I cant remember the name am sure it was from a Christmas release though and is a couple of years old I would imagine

The pro marker colours used are as follows (FM = flex marker)
·        Base colours - Antique White FM, Satin, Sandstone
·        Letters - Ivory, Antique White
·        Bag - Tan, Cinnamon, Terracotta, Chestnut
·        Bunny Body - Warm Grey 1 - 5
·        Scarf and Hat - Ivory, Meadow Green, Leaf Green & Blossom, Orchid, Amethyst
·        Paws and Ears pink bits - Ivory, Sun kissed Pink, Coral
hope my blogging friends are ready for loads more Christmas cards, as its my favourite time of the year!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

*****Arrrrrrrrr Pirates*****

Havent been blogging for ages, but now I have a mo to sit down (make up for lost time) and post some more pictures and cards as promised..

The first one is a favourite card made with some new stampin up stamps I was waiting on for a little while - they are fantastic pirate themed and the best ones I have seen so far in any stamp range so worth waiting for!

The card is made with standard 200 - 250gsm card stock in beige/ fawn, rusty brown and navy blue, all matt card stock and the stamps and inks added to the tearing and crumpling were :
Memento Cocoa Brown and Paris Dusk as well as vintage photo distress ink, with a couple of bits of card candy to finish..

Thanks for looking and would love to know what any visitors to my blog think of this one - not my usual clean looking card but I loved making it

Friday, October 14, 2011

girly cards - LOTV Fairie Present

Today's post is a girly card using an aqua / light turquoise colour and papers from Clare Curd's large paper stack called The Big One - love the colours and range of designs in this one and they match very very well.
You can find the Lili of the Valley stamp here.

added some EK daisy punched flowers, some card candy and a dragonfly gem and then made this into a twisted easel - the inside is decorated with simple ovals and the flowers hold the easel part.

That's all for now. .. I have lots more to post when I have taken some photos - today was just too dark!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

GBCE Cards

Haven't posted for a while as have been busy with preparation and kits for yesterday and here are the pictures of my GBCE workshop cards...

An easel card to start with, with partial cuttlebug embossing using one of the new 5x7'' papermania embossing folders, spellbinders create-a-flake die and new release Penny Black stamp which  I am sure Kerry has in the shop, or give her a buzz - when I saw it it I loved it and it just says happy and traditional Christmastime to me!

 this card was coloured using twinkling H2O paints

the stamp used on the inside and outside is an inkadinkadoo set called warm holiday wishes and I think is new for 2011 here is a link

 ... used hunkydory diamond sparkles and polar white flowersoft...

and here is the inside also partially embossed but in a slightly different shape

 the second card using the same stamp and coloured with promarkers, is a 6x6 square card with distressed and glittered backing papers, lots of die cut circles and Spellbinders Fleur De Lys accents and gems - glitter.. glitter and more glitter!! - I LOVE Christmas..........

 a close - up of the corners

and the inside of the card to match the outside

thanks to Kerry from An Siopa Bui for organising this fabulous event, and to everyone who attended my workshop -  hope you all had a fabulous weekend.