Thursday, 27 October 2011

Anniversary in the Garden

Are you sick of Christmas yet? I am sick of making Christmas cards already so it was nice to have an opportunity to make an Anniversary card for my parents who celebrated 27 years together at the end of last month. This is the front of the card, I`ve used Martha Stewart punch around the page eyelet lace set, it`s my fave punch of the moment so you`ll probably be seeing a lot of it on my projects (until I get bored with it ! LOL )
The paper is from Regency A4 paper pack from Papermania Signature collection. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and Prima.

This is the inside, I didn`t want to over embellish as the picture is so cute I wanted it to speak for itself. This so reminds me of Mum and Dave in the garden ! Dave always wears his blue corduroy hat for gardening!
I`ve coloured with distress inks and used a cloud template for the background with chalk eyes inks.

I suspended the inside on a little hinge I made out of card so the image lifts up and the verse is printed underneath.

I haven`t done anymore crafting for the last couple of weeks, I keep sitting at my craft desk but not achieving anything, I seem to have lost my mojo ! If you see it anywhere please can you send it back to me so I can get on with some more crafting LOL ! I`ve even got two new stamps that my Mum treated me to but I can`t seem to summon up the enthusiasm to use them at the moment! not like me at all :(
Hopefully I`ll get some inspiration soon, until then, thanks for looking in, bye for now xxx

Monday, 17 October 2011

Winter House

Yet another Christmas card, I`m on a roll this year ! This image is from Molly Blooms and the little sign post is a mini Molly Blooms stamp too, both available from Sir Stampalot. The little group of birds is a Clarity Stamp.

I`ve coloured with distres inks and I just wanted to keep it simple and not over embellish for a change ! (I know, what happened to me ? no ribbon or background papers, a bit of a shock ) I didn`t want to clutter the image by adding a busy background, I wanted to keep it very wintery and cold looking.

I just added Snow Writer with glitter sprinkled over the top to give a bit of dimension and added a few flowers from Wild Orchid crafts, the punch is Martha Stewart holly using Tim Holtz cordinations card.

Thanks for visiting, bye for now and happy crafting xx

Monday, 10 October 2011

A very Beary Christmas

I`m on a roll now with my Chrissy cards, I`ve surprised even myself, normally I`m rushing around at the last minute trying to get cards made in time for Christmas but this year I am determined to get them all done in advance.
This image is Milton and Co available from Sir Stampalot, coloured with distress inks, the little robin image is from the new Penny Black Christmas Friends set also available from Sir Stampalot.
Background Stripey paper is Fancy Pants and the holly paper is another forgotton one from my stash I found on a recent sort out and rummage ! (I`m getting good at using up old bits and pieces now)
I finally got my head around my new Magnolia doo hicky doily, it`s a bit fiddly to line up so I only used a half of the design for this.

These beuatiful flowers are from Wild Orchid and now I`ve discovered them I`ll be buying a lot more in the future, I`ve highlighted with a bit of stickles - diamond to give a little Christmas bling, I can`t do a card without sparkle !n The holly is made with a Martha Stewart punch.

I`d like to enter this into the following two challenges :-
Wild Orchid Challenges - Christmas Fun
Allsorts Challenge - Bear with us

Thanks for looking in, bye for now and Happy Crafting xx

Friday, 7 October 2011

The " Micing " on the cake !!

I made this card for my friend Jeanne who`s birthday it is today, the image is one of my faves from LOTV, I just love these little mieces to pieces !
I`ve coloured with distress inks, The punch is Martha Stewart - Doily Lace,the background paper is one I`ve had forever from K&Co, it`s good sometimes to have a rifle through your stash to see what stuff you haven`t used in ages ! I also found these little butterflies that I got from a bargain bin for silly money ages ago !

They didn`t have any antennae on them so I just bent a little flower stamen in half and added behind with a glue dot, then finished off with some SU pearls to give the body some dimension, they are actually metal butterflies but with a little bit of pressure I was able to bend the wings slightly to give some movement.

The flourish is Tim Holtz elegant flourish Sizzix die available from Sir Stampalot

I`ve just finished the image off with some prisma glitter to highlight the icing sugar and Glossy Accents to give the jam and jar some shine! OOh yummy it looks good enough to eat ! ( not sure I`d want it after a load of mice had been tromping all over it even though they are cute ! ) LOL

Got to get busy with some samples for Kay Rutter today, she sent me a beautiful parcel full of hundreds of every coloured flower you can imagine yesterday which was a lovely surprise, I`ve just got to find somewhere to put them all now !!
Thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xxx

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Snow Friends

This is another Christmas card I`ve got made with my new Christmas Friends stamps from Penny Black.
I`ve coloured with distress inks and added stickles-diamond to highlight the snow and perlen-pen platinum for the little snowflakes.
The shape of the card is made using Go Kreate die 6" x 6" frame Pointy #3 the backing paper is Fancy Pants Holly Jolly.

I couldn`t find a round sentiment I liked and this one is from Magnolia but has a large solidly coloured Holly in the centre so I just covered it with part of the image selectively stamped onto a circle and raised it up on foam pads.
The circle is cut out from nesties on Tim Holtz coredinations - broken china which distresses brilliantly, I`ve just put it through swiss dots embossing folder and given it a light sand to bring out the little dots like snowflakes. The punch is ash branch and the little snowflake is from a pack my Mum put in my Chrissy stocking last year ! she`s always finding me little crafty bits and pieces bless her !

I`m off to take advantage of this glorious Indian Summer we are having here at the moment and I`m going to get some gardening done and wash my car !
Thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xxx