This is not my usual style - but my granddaughter LOVES all things with skulls on!! She is only 8, so I made her this unusual Christmas card using a grungeboard skull kindly donated by Helen!! The background is very sparkly although it doesn't show up too well on here!!
I needed to make an extra Autumn ATC for my swap as someone's got lost in the post then turned up after the swap had finished! I have used one of my favourite themes - trees, with Distress Inks and Adirondack and some colouring in with the cut'n'dry pen nibs.
I made this atc today for a forum friend's birthday. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and Butterscotch Adirondack Ink and stamped a Penny Black butterfly which I embossed with some Enchanted Gold. I stamped behind the image with a script stamp and added Happy Birthday!
It is one of my great-nephew's First Birthday in a few days - yes I am that old!! I didn't want to do inky and messy this time so I used a little stamp I bought ages ago but never had a need for - until now! I think it works just right!!
I saw these colours on my scrappy paper that I use under my inking area and thought they would like nice as a fat book page - so I used the Pine Needles as the sky, the Stazon Ultramarine for the trees and some pinkish glitter glue on the snow - might not show up too well though! A silver dabber is added here and there too.
I have had a change today and not got so messy with this card! This is my first Magnolia Tilda stamp - I hope to get some more! I stamped the image and watercoloured it in, then used some patterned papers for the background, and punched some flowers in the same papers to embellish.
Here is one of the stamped fat book pages I have made for Christmas lists I am on! I have used Pine Needles distress ink again, stamps and some blobs of red stickles and a piece of red grosgrain stapled to the side to brighten it a little!
I run a monthly rubber stamped ATC swap - and this month I chose Autumn for the theme, one of my favourites!! Here I inked and stamped in different ways and generally splodged ink - Distress Inks and Adirondacks - around the place!!
The new card challenge on CSF is to make an Autumn themed card - so I got very inky and messy making this one!! The stamp is a Rubber Stampede one - very fiddly to cut out - I won't do that very often!!
I am running 3 Christmas ATC lists this year - and am on one of them! This is the atc I have made - they will all be the same. I have used one of my favourite type of stamps - a House Mouse - and have kept it quite simple as I often get a bit carried away with inky bits!!
Every month on Craft Swap, there is a Rubber Stamped swap and this month it is for tags. Here are 3 I made using my favourite Nature theme, and my favourite Distress Inks too!! I went for 3 completely different colour schemes, and I hope the recipients will like them!!
The latest Fat Book Challenge on CSF is Halloween - so I made this page using my TH tree stamp, and what is supposed to look like a night sky behind it with a silvery moon (top right) but it doesn't show up too well!! Quickutz ghosts and some chipboard alphas finished off the page!!
One of our forum members is very poorly in hospital, and we are making a Fat Book for her to cheer her up. This is the page I made a few days ago, using my favourite Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and my flower stamps.
I made this page, for the Rubber Stamped Christmas Fat Book List I am running on CSF. The stamp is a House Mouse of which I have many now!!! The background is a Hero Arts script stamp, Twas the Night Before Christmas, which is one of my favourite Christmas stories!!
I am running a Rubber Stamped Snowmen Fat Book List on CSF so have been playing around today with my favourite Penny Black snowman stamp (well, my ONLY Penny Black snowman stamp!!!!) and made a few pages like this one!!
I made this page for someone on the Craft Swap Forum who asked for a TH style page in a RAK. I used Peeled Paint Distress Ink and distressed embossing powder, and also clear embossing powder with a bit of sparkle added for the wings and crown. I hope she is pleased with it!!
I run a monthly rubber stamped atc swap on the Craft Swap Forum. Last month the theme was Winged Things, and this is one of the 3 atcs I made using Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks on the background, and stamped with a Penny Black image and a House Mouse words stamp. Finally I edged the atc with a Krylon pen.
I made this for my sister-in-law, using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink for the background, again splattering with water and drying, then stamped round the edges with several different flowery stamps (my favourites!) and then stamped one single image which I clear embossed and matted it on to the card with a stamped greeting.
I stamped an image of several pine trees, and watercoloured them with Marvy Le Plume pens, then applied some glitter glue on the trees and underneath them, and matted onto some green glittery paper, then stuck onto a dark green pearlescent card, and finished off with a message peel off.
I wanted to do some Christmas cards using inky backgrounds, so I rubbed Pine Needles Distress Ink over white card, and splattered them with small drops of water, then dabbed dry with kitchen paper and blasted with my heat gun. Then I stamped randomly with a pine needles stamp and some small words from my HOTP clear stamp set. Then I stamped greetings onto a piece of card and heat embossed with clear embossing powder and matted it with dark green and then gold and stuck them on the card.
I am married with 3 grown up children ,4 grandchildren and 2 dogs! I have always done crafting of some sort, originally knitting, cross stitching and tapestry, then I began paper crafting some years ago and haven't looked back!
I like to take photos of my garden for scrapbooking and the one on here is a sunflower that the birds kindly planted for me!
P.S. - Now I have gone back to doing a lot of knitting, crocheting and sewing too!