Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Holly Heart

This is one of my all time favourite cards that I make and often sell many of too! The stamp is quite old, but comes out every Christmas. I stamped the image and then coloured it with Promarkers. I add bling and ribbon to decorate before mounting on red and green card with a greeting.

The challenge at Polka Doodles this week is an Italian Christmas (red, green and white) so this fits perfectly!

Other Challenges I am entering

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Tis The Season

Monday, 28 November 2011

V - Very Vibrant

I'm running a bit late at the moment so apologies for blogging my DT piece for the Alphabet Challenge so late! This time round it is V for Very Vibrant. It was a bit tricky as the colours I use are usually muted. So I chose to use a Polka Doodles stamp set, colouring and blending a background of Promarkers and then adding more colour to the houses. I mounted it on black card as it really made the colours pop.

Don't forget you have just under two weeks to enter the challenge!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Winter Wonderland

Firstly Happy Thanksgiving to all my followers and readers on the other side of the Atlantic. I hope you all have a wonderful time.

My card I'm sharing with you today is made using a new stamp which I was lucky enough to win in the Crafty Individuals giveaway. I stamped it using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. Then I stamped the snowflake over the card in WOW Embossing white sparkle powder and then rubbed the Chipped Sapphire over the top to create a resist. Finally I added ribbon and a snowflake charm to finish.

I am entering the following challenges:
Crafty Individuals - Winter Wonderland
Make My Monday - Christmas Flowers, foliage or Snowflakes
Little Red Wagon - Christmas Theme
4 Crafty Chicks - Snowflakes
Shopping Our Stash - Christmas / Winter

Thursday, 17 November 2011

A Christmas Mouse

I'm not really into cute cards, but I do love House Mouse stamps. I created this card using one of the House Mouse stamps and coloured it with Promarkers, then die cut it using a Spellbinders die. The paper is from HOTP and the flowers are from My Craft Studio's Paper Flower Expert with glitter glue in the centre. The candle has glossy accents on it to make it look like dripping wax. I'm sure I will have more Christmas cards to share with you in the coming days!

Challenges I am entering :

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Mouse
Forever Friends - Christmas is Coming
Cupcake Craftroom - Sweet Christmas

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Back in Time

The theme at the Fashionable Stamping blog at the moment is Back in Time. I made this entry using my new Indigo Blu Stamps and Melissa Francis Paper pack. I finished the card with dyed silk ribbon, buttons and some hat pins.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Try it On Tuesday - Peel Offs

At Try It On Tuesday you had to use Peel Offs on a tag this week. First I sprayed a tag with Cosmic Shimmer. I put the peel offs onto acetate and then sprayed the back of the acetate with glitter spray. I added mini bells and fibre to finish. It's easy to forget to use your stash of peel offs, but there is some great inspiration at TIOT.

Other challenges I am entering :
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Bows and Berries - Make a Tag

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Heat Embossing

This piece was one of the many I made for WOW Embossing Powders as part of their Design Team. I cut mount board into squares before using different embossing techniques on each. On some I triple embossed and dropped beads into the melted powder, I altered the metal embellishments with the powders and also stamped into the powders while they were still hot.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Fabulous Fridays - Embossing
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Friday, 11 November 2011

U - Under The Sea

The Alphabet Challenge for the next two weeks is Under the Sea. My piece was made by printing a digi stamp from Crafts and Me onto acetate, then covering the back with alcohol inks. I coloured in the mermaid with mica paint to make it shimmer. Finally I added some beads, shells and glitter. Unfortunately it is difficult to photograph, it looks better in real life!

Had an amazing week this week - I won the blog candy from Crafty Individuals and couldn't believe the package I received, so thank you so much CI!

On a shameless plugging note! Online this weekend on Facebook is Handmade for You UK's Christmas Fair. There are lots of online stalls (including mine!) where you can buy lovely gifts, cards and decorations for christmas. So have a look if you have time- tomorrow from 10am (GMT)

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Stamping at Night

The Stampman Challenge is currently to create a night time scene. This is very apt as I'm so busy at the moment that seems to be the only time I get to stamp!

For this card I used a new Kanban stamp set, which I stamped in black ink then embossed the trees with clear powder to resist the Distress Ink I rubbed over the top. I dropped water onto the distress ink to look like falling snow.

Had a rewarding week however,my witching hour card (see previous posts) was chosen as the winner at the Happy Daze Blog Challenge and also for the Creative Expressions card of the month! I can't wait for my goodies to arrive in the post!

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!