Thursday, 28 June 2012

Nature with wings

It is very hot and humid here on the South Coast today, but its never to hot for crafting!

"Flowers and Butterflies
Drift in colour
Illuminating Spring"

Today I am sharing another card which I made purely for enjoyment. I bought the background stamp from HobbyCraft yesterday and its by DoCrafts Papermania. The sentiment is from a Creative Expressions stamp set and the flourished from a free set I had from a magazine some time ago.

To make the card I stamped the butterfly background using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, then I overstamped with the flourish stamp and sentiment in Black Soot. I stamped the background again and cut out a butterfly from it, used Distress Inks and a waterbrush and then used Sepia Accents to give it a glossy look.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Fashionable Stamping Challenge- Nature
Dream Valley Challenges - Wings
Craft Your Passion - Things with Wings
Fashionista Challenge - Winged Things

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Night Time Fairy

Its been some time since I've had time to make something just for pleasure. I have just finished making my DT samples for WOW! Embossing Powder for the CHA show and also busy helping organising my son's summer fete. Fingers crossed on Saturday that it will be dry!

As my name suggests I love anything mystical and magical so I made this card. I used Bella's Garden stamps from Debbi Moore for the main image. I then embossed it using WOW! Bright White powder and painted the image with mica paints. The glitter around the outside was built up using silver stars, gems, Stampendous Shaved Ice flakes and Silver Halo Glitter.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Mondays - Fairies and Mermaids
Ooh La La - Mystic
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - Make it Sparkle

Friday, 22 June 2012

Embossed Bunting

The task for the DT at WOW! Embossing Powders this month is to create a British Themed project using a mixture of Red and Blue Powders available from WOW. I created this card by cutting out the bunting shapes and embossing them with the powders. The stamp is from the stamp set Love Beyond Measure. For more details and to join in the challenge, visit the WOW! Embossing Powders Blog.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

A Card for A Male

I don't seem to have much time at the moment, so apologies for neglecting my blog.  I made this card for my Dad for Father's Day. I used a set of stamps from Kanban and Distress Inks with a waterbrush. My Dad isn't one for big fussy cards so he thought this was perfect.

I have decided to enter it in the following challenges :

RileyandCo - For the Special Male
Amusing Challenges - Father's Day
Creative Inspirations Paint - Father's Day
Dream Valley Challenges - For that special guy
Sunday Stamper - Male Themed

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

A Blessing and a Curse!

I am writing this sitting in our local library having had no internet for 4 DAYS! at home. The engineer finally arrived this morning so fingers crossed that normal service will soon be resumed!.

So a very quick post....This is my entry to Fashionable Stamping Challenges this week where the theme is Magical and Mystical. I used a combination of stamps to create this card from Creative Expressions and Katy Sue (Flower Soft) Designs. The background was used using Distress Inks and I had my first go at using Stampendous Frantage Products to create the sheen and sparkle around the fairies.

So until I'm back in the land of technology - carry on crafting!

Other challenges I am entering:
Stamptacular Sunday - Fairy Fever

Thursday, 7 June 2012

They're Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Well what a weekend! I hope you all enjoyed the Jubilee celebrations despite the weather.
I'm still in red, white and blue crafting mode and although I don't usually go for the cute style of cards, I couldn't resist this Forever Friends stamp from DoCrafts. I used a gatefold card and paper from the Best of British collection. The image I stamped, coloured with Promarkers and cut out to layer onto the card. With the sentiment You are The Best, this card would be perfect for Father's Day too.

Challenges I am entering :
Sunday Stamper - Red, White and Blue
Artistic Stampers - Red, White and Blue
Mishelflo's Challenge - Red, White and Blue
Reddy Teddy Go - For the boys (inc a teddy)
Scrapbook Sisters - Red, white and blue
Simon Says Stamp - Diamond Jubilee
Creative Craft Challenges - Red, White and Blue
Passion for Promarkers - Red, White and Blue
Forever Friends - One for the Boys

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Beside The Seaside

I hope you are all enjoying the Jubilee Celebrations, despite the English weather! We are hoping to have a picnic tomorrow with lots of red, white and blue!

The card I am blogging today is my beach huts card, made using a new stamp from DoCrafts based on work by Michael Powell. I stamped the image and used Promarkers to colour it in. Then I stamped and coloured another set of beach huts and decoupaged them. This fits perfectly with the theme at Allsorts this week which is I do like to be beside the seaside.

Other Challenges I am entering :
Amuse Studio - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and The Fox - Winter or Summer
My Sheri Crafts - Summer Lovin
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!