Blog

New Home Card

Hey all, how’re you doing? I’ve made a New Home card with the fab sketch on the Friday Sketchers blog and for once I’ve done it at the beginning of the challenge rather than at the end 🙂 As you can see I have used my Cuttlebug again – not that I’m totally obsessed with it or anything.

Materials:
Stamp – Stampendous
Ink Pad – Versafine black
Card – Turquoise textured; White
Equipment – Cuttlebug, spots and dots embossing folder
Others – Ribbon; nail file

Blog

Acetate Bookmark

I’ve been experimenting with my Cuttlebug seeing how different materials emboss – what fun 🙂 So here is how it looks embossing acetate. I’ve made a bookmark for the challenge on This Thursday, It’s All About… which is looking at making things that have uses. I also took the opportunity to use a fab stamp I have from Inkadinkado of an angel image and Lots To Do has an Angel theme this week so of course I had to enter 🙂

The image was stamped with Stazon onto acetate that I had tinted with alcohol inks. I then coloured the image on the back with Cosmic Shimmer powders mixed with 3D-glue. The image was then placed on white paper and cut out to be stuck onto the embossed acetate.

Materials:
Stamp – Inkadinkado
Colouring – Alcohol inks stream and butterscotch; Cosmic Shimmer
Equipment – Cuttlebug and script embossing folder
Other – 3D-Glue; White paper

Thank you, Tracey, and those at This Thursday, It’s All About… for sampling me again, it is a real honour 🙂

Linked over at the Bookmark Collector (thanks, guys) – have a look it is an interesting site of different bookmarks.

Blog

Beads On Cards

So here is a card for the wonderful sketch from Katharina on the Papertake Weekly Challenge blog this week. I decided to play around with beads on cards again, partly inspired by the little beaded tassels on the card I made for the Whiff of Joy Guest Designer call and partly by my Mum, who suggested I should have a go at some bead embroidery on my cards.

I love the effect but oh boy do you need patience 🙂 Even for this very simple beaded tasselled border on some organza ribbon. Even so, I definitely think I will be doing more cards with beads in the future.

Materials:
Stamps – Hanglar and Stanglar; HOTP
Colouring – Promarkers
Ink pads – VersaFine Black and Sepia
Papers – Me & My Big Ideas
Other – Beads; Brown sparkle card stock; Organza ribbon; Invisible thread; Piercing wheel

Blog

Candy, Candy

Marlene has some Hanglar and Stanglar stamp images AND a stamp to give away on her blog A Lil Bit of Me. Go take a look at her cards too – they are fantastic 🙂

Funky Hand have some fab candy too, which includes a whole range of fabby embellishments – but that isn’t all, there is also a choice of their wonderful papers 🙂 How cool? Anice is celebrating two years of the company and hasn’t she done a brilliant job?

Blog

Whiff Of Joy Guest Designer Call

Katharina is setting up a new stamp company, Whiff Of Joy, and is looking for some guest designers to join her really talented design team. She has some fantastic stamps coming out designed by Elizabeth Beth and Alison Acton; you should go take a look at her blog: Katharina’s Creative Place. There are some sneak peeks at some of the wonderful stamps they plan to launch. Well, I thought I would submit a card for the design call 🙂 It would be fun to be a guest designer ,wouldn’t it?

The flower and the wire swirl paperclip are handmade…



Materials:
Stamps – Sarah Kay; HOTP
Stamp Colouring – Promarkers
Ink Pads – Tim Holtz Distress Ink walnut stain; Versa Color Opera Pink
Papers – Basic Grey Sultry; Papermania Exquisite
Equipment – Cuttlebug; Birds and Swirls embossing folder; Crop-a-dile
Others – Wire; white cardstock and paper; Beads; eyelet;

Blog

Knight in Shining Armour

So here is one for you. It was made for the wonderful Blog Candy that Nikki has on her site Nikki’s Card Creations. Make a card using one or more of the following: Flowers, Buttons, Ribbon and Patterned paper. She is celebrating here Blogoversary and nearly 30,000 hits. Well done, Nikki.

So here it is: it has patterned papers and buttons.

Materials
Stamps: Sugar Nellie; HOTP
Paper: K&Co; hammered gold;
Ink Pads: Walnut Stain distress; Versa color Amethyst; Black Staz-on;
Other Inks: Adironack Alcohol ink Stream and Butterscotch
Card: White cardstock; aubergine bazzill stock; silver mirror
Other: Cuttlebug Script embossing folder; Buttons; nail file; sticky dots; 3-D foam; promarkers

How can such a simple-looking card use so much stuff?

Blog

Lucky Me


I’ve been very lucky recently, I’ve been sent three blog candies over the past few weeks. First came from Nikki over at Nikki’s Card Creations; she had some eyelets she had no use for, there were loads and all fabulous (the piccy only shows a small sample of them!). Next I was sent a box of Glamour Designer Chipboard from Nicola at Enjay’s Craft Creations – aren’t they lovely? But then I’m a lucky girl again and win the wonderful stamp images and fantastic envelope folder from Shaz at Funky Fairy’s Papercrafts.

Thank you all so very much – I shall be putting them all to good use 🙂

Blog

Fast Recovery

So here we are again – able to blog properly since we have a new computer – a challenge submission for the Funky Fairy’s Challenge Blog, which has a Get Well Soon theme.

Having recently done the whole hospital and recovery thing, I worked my way through a number of puzzle books to pass the time so thought that a little ‘Recovery Pack’ filled with puzzle books would be perfect 🙂

I’ve made a box from cardstock and decorated it with stamping and Funky Fairy’s papers. The pack can fit two books and a pencil and is secured with ribbon wrapped around buttons sewn into the card. It was great fun to do 🙂 It is good to be back.




Materials:
Stamps: Suger Nellie; Autumn Leaves
Papers: Funky Fairy’s Colorful Daze
Card: lime green cardstock
Others: Buttons; Ribbon

Blog

Blog Candy Round-Up

Wahoo, I’m back online after the breaking down of our computer last week. I’ve missed being able to take part in challenges and getting blog posts up. I have a lot to catch up on 🙂

So here is a round-up of some amazing people giving amazing blog candy out to us folks:

White Ribbon Cards – Thanks Susie

Maya’s Hobby Blog – Ooo look wonderful Hanglar and Stanglar images, Thanks Maya

Maria’s Cards – yummy colours, Thanks Maria

Andrea’s World – Fantastic Magnolia stamps, Thanks Andrea

Other Side of Me – What a fab stamp, Thanks Shary

Linanna Designs – Great black and pink set, Thanks Linda