Friday, 29 March 2013

Key to Home

I hope those of you who are at home today are enjoying th start of the Easter holidays. Its very cold here in the South but we are still looking forward to our Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday.

I enjoy using tags in my art and found time to make this tag for the Artistic Stamper Challenge.

I used some text printed paper and coloured it with Distress Inks. I printed the word HOME and again aged it with Distress Inks. The stamps are a favourite by Paper Artsy and I stamped these onto text paper and cut them out. To finish I added a key by Tim Holtz tied with twine.

Friday, 22 March 2013

The Easter Tree

Well the Easter holidays are nearly upon us, but nearly as warm as last year. It is freezing here in the South today - although no snow!

I love Little Claire Stamps and made this Easter card using their tree stamp and Easter set.  I stamped and coloured the images with Promarkers and mounted the picture onto yellow card. I added the bunting and twine to spell out Happy Easter. I think it is such a pretty card.

I am also taking part in the 30 Days of Lists Challenge and hope to share some of my journal pages with you soon!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Polka Doodles - Easter
Simon Says Stamp - Easter

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Twinchie Challenge

 I love making small artworks and it is my aim to make a large artwork one day from the Twinchies I've made. I made this for the Twinchie Challenge which is Flowers.

I stamped the flower image onto text paper twice and coloured them with Distress Ink. For the top layer I used Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder and Stampendous Fragments, then melted them. I cut into the flower to give it a 3D look and then mounted it onto text paper. 

I'm a bit disappointed with the photo, as its looks more impressive in real life!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

CAS Wings

I haven't had a play with products for a long time, so it was good to make something just for the sake of it!

This week at Addicted to CAS the theme is wings, so I made this card by stamping the image using two colours of Distress Ink. I then drew out the colour with a water brush and painted over areas with mica paint. The sentiment reads Live, Live, Love and was stamped in Distress Ink.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day

I hope all the Mums out there are being made to feel very special on Mother's Day and of course thinking of the mothers that are no longer with us.

I made so many Mother's Day cards over the last few weeks, but finally got round to making a special one for my own Mum!

I love Joanna Sheen's Holly Pond Hill CD and the lovely artwork by Susan Wheeler. So I made this card using printed sheets and the additional decoupage. I finished the card with ribbon and roses.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Joanna Sheen - Mums The Word

Sunday, 3 March 2013

For Mum!

Firstly apologies for neglecting my blog what with half term being in the middle of February the time flew by!

A few months ago I bought a mini Cricut machine which I am slowly getting to grips with. I thought I would share one of the cards I made using the machine.I used a printed card blank as the base and added paper flowers to decorate. 

I have some other Mother's Day cards to share with you later in the week!

I am entering this card into the following challenges :
Allsorts - For a Lady

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