Sunday, 30 August 2009
I needed to make a card for a man so wanted a suitable sketch and the one on Papertake Weekly this week was ideal! I used my House Mouse Gruffy stamp and coloured it in with Copics and Marvey Le Plumes.
Saturday, 29 August 2009
Thursday, 27 August 2009
The ingredients for this week on Ready-Steady-STAMP are to use canvas (I used Claudine Helmuth's Sticky-Backed Canvas), Brown, cream and white (I found it difficult to incorporate white as I wouldn't usually with browns and creams!), the letter A, rain drops (or Glossy Accents), and a scalloped circle. I covered my fat book page with the sticky-backed canvas and inked it with Vintage Photo and Tea Dye Distress Inks. I stamped my Personal Impressions tree onto cream card with Adirondack Rust and clear embossed it, then cut it out and put it on my page - my first attempt at stamping directly onto the canvas didn't come out properly! I cut a scalloped circle with a Nestabilitie die and put it under the Primas and leaf brad. I used white for the word autumn (letter A!) and cream brads. Finally I used Glossy Accents to make drops here and there! I think I got it all!
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
The theme on My Time To Craft this week is Cheers Me Dear - and we have to use some kind of beverage on our card. I used my House Mouse stamp, coloured in with Copics, with mats cut with my Nestabilities dies.
Friday, 21 August 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
The current challenge on Ready-Steady-STAMP is to use the list of ingredients - use wax paper with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, use some cork, use metal embellishment, use blue, and use a monument image. We also have to stamp. I bought some wax paper having not used it before and put it through my Big Shot with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, ironed it between 2 sheets of white card and then inked over the card with Distress Inks. I love this and will do it again! I had a small scrap of cork from an old QVC TSV - just enough to cut a couple of corners with a Cuttlebug die. The metal embellishments are the Paris and Eiffel Tower, and I stamped the words and a couple of swirls. Hope it is all ok!!
Friday, 14 August 2009
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
The theme on My Time To Craft this week is Christmas - I picked this theme as it is never too early to start making those Christmas cards! I used my new Christmas teddy stamp and watercoloured it in with Marvy Le Plumes, and some DCWV backing paper.
Saturday, 8 August 2009
I came across a challenge blog I hadn't seen before, Let's Get Shabby and their current challenge is to use Ginghams and Florals, in a 'country cottage chic way'. I loved making this LO of Louise and hope I got it right! I used a variety of papers, some are K & CO, and the background gingham is Gin-X. The title isn't wonky - it is my photography!
Friday, 7 August 2009
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
The theme on My Time To Craft this week is to use Neglected or Forgotten Stash. I have had this set of stamps, I think they are Paper Bag Studios, for well over a year or even more and not used them so I made a skinny and finally used them.
Monday, 3 August 2009
The theme on Gothic Arches this week is Toys. I haven't joined in with this challenge for a while so thought I would have a go. I used BG paper for the background, an image from Art-e-Zine and various embellishments for my Arch and edged with a Copper Krylon pen.