Saturday, 14 December 2013

Parisian life

Another week, another challenge. For Drunken Stampers this week the theme is Paris or Romance.
And here's what I came up with.

The best thing about this card, is how cheap it was to make. Most of the main components, like the background paper and the toppers have come from the free Create & Craft club gift of a Debbi Moore CD. I well quite chuffed that I had the matching colour of Cosmic Shimmer coloured Pearlescent PVA glue for the dots around the edge.
Why not hop along to Drunken Stampers to see what the rest of the team have created and have a go yourself.

8x8 cream card base - Craft UK Ltd
Backing paper, toppers - Debbi Moore Shabby Chic Paris Bookazine CD
Spellbinders dies - All from Shapabilities Gold Elements One
Gold card - Create & Craft
Teal PVA Pearlescent glue - Cosmic Shimmer
Roses & Ribbon - from my crafty stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges: - ATG

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Snowman Cuddles

Carrying on with the theme from last and putting my new stamping skills into practise, here's today's card.
Loving using the masking technique and thought I'd show the half way through picture.

Really happy with the end result, am seriously getting into this stamping lark!

DL size card - Craft UK Ltd
Black card mat - The Range
Snowman & House stamp - The Snowman range by Crafters Companion
Tree & Snowflake stamps - Clarity
Moon & hill masks - Clarity
Inks - Adirondack - Oregano, Stonewashed, Lettuce, Espresso, Salmon, Red Pepper, Caramel
          Archival - Jet Black

I am entering this card into the following challenges: - Trees

Monday, 9 December 2013

Poorly day cards

Well that's typical, I have 3 days annual leave and I feel, well lets just say, unwell! There are better words to describe how I feel, but this a family friendly site after all!
On the positive side, being unwell has given me a good reason not to do housework and to craft instead. Me time!
Getting nicely on with the Christmas cards and did these three inspired by the Clarity workshop I went to.

OK so that's 3 down and a few more to go and still got to do my daughters with her for school, smaller but no less important. Wish me luck!!!!!!!

6x6 card bases - Craft UK Ltd
Black card - The Range
Gingerbread stamp & small sentiments - Crafters Companion Inspiration Magazine 3 freebie
Large Sentiments & star stamps- Sugar Loaf Products Inc, See-D's: Christmas Messages
Town scape mask - Clarity
White embossing powder - Papermania
Silver lustre Embossing powder - Cosmic Shimmer
Tree & Santa stamp - Clarity
Inks - Ranger - Archival Ink: Black
                      - Adirondack: Pitch Black, Caramel, Lettuce, Stonewashed
Gingerbread Heart - Spectrum Noir DR1
Gingerbread Man - Ranger Distress Marker Vintage Photo

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Cutesy Christmas

Challenge time again. This week for Challenges 4 Everybody we got use a Sherri Baldy image. 
I chose this christmassy image to colour, 'tis the season' and all that! I felt the reindeer on this really encompassed the victoriana era and so decided to go down the pastel routes to colour, rather than traditional colours. It's turned out to be a great for any little girl.

I wanted to keep the background simple, so as not to detract from the main image. To still make it part of the card and not just plain, I embossed the background through my Grand Caliber, mounted this on the card base with 3D glue gel to give depth and added a seriously filigree Christmas tree. To give the tree a little more whoosh, it's sprayed with glitter and white pearls have been added to the tree prongs. I just added 4 gorgeous pastel pink flowers to pull it all together and finish it off. Hop over to Challenges 4 Everybody to take part.

8x8 white card base - Papermania
Embossing folder - Embossalicious: Elegance
Dies - Spellbinders Shapabilities Holiday Tree
        - Spellbinders 5x7 Elegant Labels 4
Promarkers - Skin & lips - Satin, Antique Pink
                     Pinks - Dusky Rose, Sunkissed Pink, Pale Pink
                     Blues - China Blue, Cornflower, Pastel Blue
                     Reindeer - Burnt Sienna, Cocoa, Caramel
                    Others - Tan Cool Grey 2, Cool Grey 1, Blender
Pearls - Creative Expressions 3mm white pearls
Flowers - from my crafty stash
Image provided by  Sherri Baldy

I am entering this card into the following challenges: - christmas - Non traditional christmas colours - Christmas - Blue & White - Cuddly christmas - For a child - Use dies - Animals - ATG + Option Christmas - Inspired by a Christmas song

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Glitzy Christmas

Christmas is her and the cards are starting to get made by the bucket full.
This one is a for a colleague, she loved the card I had done for a previous challenge, as the image reminded her of her daughter.
So just adjusting the original design to make it more 'christmasesque', It's turned into a really cute but glitzy card for a blue loving young lady.

5x7 Scalloped edge card base - Papermania
Silver mat - Create & Craft
Snow background card - Crafters Companion 'The Snowman' paper crafting kit
Flower paper - Crafters Companion 'The Snowman' Papercrafting Collection CD
Pastel blue gems - Kanban
Gilding flakes - IndigoBlu 
Image - Sherri Baldy digi stamp
Promarkers - Dress: Pastel Blue, Cornflower, Cadet Blue
                     Hair: Vanilla, Caramel, Burnt Sienna
                     Skin: Sunkissed Pink, Blush

I will  be entering this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Alternative Christmas card

So I have eventually done a christmas card, my first of the season. Might be leaving it a little late but hey ho, best get started!
I purchased the new Docrafts Creativity mag yesterday, as usual it came with a nice little freebie which included a 20's style stamp and a small pack of art deco foil papers. I haven't actually used any of the papers in this card, I've used the front cover sheet instead. Waste not want not as the saying goes.

I've used ribbon to cover the product wording across the centre of the card, a gorgeous black sparkler to cover the top left circle of wording, For the bottom left, I used a funky christmas boot stamp, heat embossed with silver embossing powder and colour filled with mica pigments using a water brush.
Slightly alternative christmas colours, but still looks pretty good.

Backing paper - Docrafts Creativity magazine freebie cover
Ribon - my crafty stash
Black sparkler - Creative Expressions
Christmas boot stamp - Crafters Companion Inspiration magazine volume 1 freebie
Mica powders - Cosmic Shimmer: Pewter Grey, Golden Midnight, Khaki Green

I will be entering this card into the following challenges: - Non traditional christmas colours