Sunday, November 20, 2011

Magnolia Tilda easel card

Popping in to say hello and will be posting some more over next few days as the last week has been a busy one - the dark evenings might have something to do with just coming in to curl up in front of the tele!
Anyway the first card is a magnolia card I did a few weeks ago, and had to find a good time to take photos, as daylight not been good every time I try and do it.

The tilda stamp is called Tilda in windy weather from 2010, which has been coloured with faber castell polychromos pencils / blending stumps and sansodor.

you might notice that this a slightly different easel, where the bottom part of the top of the card has been cut off slightly and the fold made as a 'valley' instead of a 'hill' - hope that makes sense!!
I stamped the inside card bottom and the back of the easel panel

the ink used is big n juicy spice and the stamp set is from Inkadinkadoo called Fall Season; the sentiment is from a stampin up set and used the same ink pad for that

will be back posting as normal over next few day with more christmas cards


Sunday, November 13, 2011

LOTV Boys stamp - Computer Fun

First of all before I forget, you can find this Lili of the Valley stamp HERE. and the papers used were My Minds Eye Complete boy 12x12 set.
These are simple cards with not much layering but played around with distressing and the layout, so have done two slightly different ones

This stamp is so versatile for today's youngster's too - love the fact that LOTV stamps are so good that way - the new release is fab but I haven't ventured onto the website just yet.. after Christmas I will be though!
To finish the card, some candy was added, and the images coloured with promarkers.

Thanks for looking and will be back over the next few days with and autumnal easel card and loads of Christmas cards!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Another Hero Arts Butterfly card!

Popping to share this card which I had completely forgotten to post a few weeks ago!
The two stamps I used were both hero arts, one is a background text stamp, and the other a simple butterfly design.
The background was also distressed with black soot ink and the butterfly coloured with stazon inks which blend when applied over each other.
The embossing is done with Crafts too embossing folder and the corners are a cuttlebug die.

and here is a closeup of the embossing..

Friday, November 4, 2011

Papermania Enchanted Christmas Coloured with Twinkling H2O's

Popping in to share a card which took me ages to colour, but really loved these stamps when I first saw them and they had to get the twinkling H2O treatment! - the Papermania enchanted range for 2011 - you can find the stamp set here

The holly is made by layering different sized Martha Stewart Holly leaf punch outs and pearls - by accident I discovered that poppy red promarker colours white pearls very well and makes scrumptious berries (imagine all the other colours you can make now from white pearls!!)

The corners are punched with a Martha Stewart corner punch from a border corner set, the edges of the holly coloured with a gold pigment ink pad and the embossed white card with a warm green color box chalk ink pad.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pink n Blue Snowmen - Bearly Mine Digi Papers

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without snowmen and lots of glitter, right? 
Okay, and apart from red and green, I love pink and green for Christmas too, so here is a nice pastel pink and blue snowy card.


The edges were dribbled with glue (any clear drying craft glue will do) but dont use too much otherwise it might wrinkly badly, and then dip it in any crystal type or iridescent glitter.  The glitter I used was a large pot made by Sulyn industries and have been searching all over the Internet but cant find it anywhere - I think I got it on Cardz n Scrapz last year. Its nice and crunchy and sparkly!!

The papers were downloaded freebies from Bearly Mine (the paper sets if you buy them are just fantastic, you get loads from Donna for each set purchased and look out for sales as well) - the freebies are found here.  If you print them on a minimum of 160GSM paper / card, this is a good weight for printed backing papers.

The poinsettia is a Marianne creatables die and the colouring using Faber Castell Polychromos pencil crayons.

Off to make some more Christmas cards..

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fred She Poinsettia and Cuttlebug Embossing

Just a simple Christmas card to share with everyone and its using one of Fred She Said's Digi images which you can find here.

The embossing is done with a Cuttlebug Winter Embossing folder set and I cant find it anywhere as I think it was limited edition but maybe somewhere like eBay might have them if people decide to sell stash - so save a search and you never know you could find one (what I normally do when I want out of production things!!)

This is a simple card but very effective and if you have a lot of cards to make for family and friends its ideal because the look elegant but are quick to put together. The pearls added to the centre of the flower seem to be the finishing touch which just makes the card too, and finished off with the pearls in the corners, makes it elegant.

The card size is a 5x7 one from Craft Creations with the spine or fold on the shorter side, and is a size I have been working with a lot lately - they are just great for cuttlebug folders and the usual size nestability toppers.

If you want to see / purchase the Craft Creation card blanks for this size, click here  or email me and I can help you with matching envelope and bag sizes.

edited to add - I found the embossing folder here - its called Christmas Wreath

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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