Monday, 29 March 2010

N E C and Storm Troopers Every where

Hi Crafters,
Just a quick post today. Went to the NEC yesterday with Sharon, Christine and Diana. We had a lovely day and I think everyone got what the wanted. Christine though  was not going to spend on anything but I am pretty sure I saw a bag or three . LOL

While at the Hobbycraft show I went out side for a sit down ( old bones are getting tired ) and there were Storm Troopers every where, now why didn't I take my camera? By the time I had figured out how to use the one on my phone they had gone. Oh well  never mind. LOL

Thanks for the lovely day ladies See you soon.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Water colouring with Inkadinks

Hi Crafters,

Recently I have had  a new product called Inkadinks. They are fabulous water colour inks that can be used in an infinite number of ways. You can colour your stamps with them, paint with them, distress with them, just to name a few.

I have just started to play and experiment with them, so as I learn, I will be showing you what can be done with them.     They come in three colour ways Vintage perfect for getting all those vintage looks to your cards and projects. Brights, lovely colours for all those stamps crying out for rich vibrant and also delicate colouring and then there is the Sunset range a beautiful set of colours that are just to die for. 18 beautiful colours that can be mixed with each other to create your own custom colour range to suit any project. And here they are....

This card is something completely new for me.
I have created a simple background scene of a sun set using the Inkadinks . I used a tree from the KanBan range of clear stamps, and stamped it in black Stazon on top  of my painted background.

This is the first time I have ever tried this and I am quite happy with the result. All though I think I could do with a lot more practice to improve my technique.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all you Mothers out there.
Its just a quick post to day.

When I got up this morning my Son Adrian said the usual happy mothers day and I was expecting the usual to, from card. But this morning he drew back the patio door curtains as he said Happy mothers day, to reveal .............

This planter. It looks much better in real life. I'm not very good at taking photos. But I can tell you it looks lovely and I am chuffed to bits with it.

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Saturday, 13 March 2010

Easy Paper flowers.

Hi crafters,
This week in class we made the flowers on the cards.

This flower is made from tissue paper.

This one is made from mulberry paper.

And this is made from 100gsm pink pearl printing paper.

All the flowers are made with the same technique using different papers.

All you need for the flowers is your choice of paper and a brad. What could be simpler.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

A Gate Fold Card

 Hi Crafters,

This card was made for no particular reason. It just started out as an experiment. First I cut the front of the gate fold with a scalloped oval nestabillities. Next I cut two panels for the front and cut those with the next size up scalloped oval. I then embossed the panels the top half with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and the bottom half I scored straight lines with my fiskars paper trimmer. ( I use it as a scorer as well as a cutter) I stuck the panels to the front of the card. I added pearls to finish off .

Here is a close up of the front.
Click on photos to get a closer look.

Then I started to decorate the inside.

I used a paper from My Minds Eye "Bella Bella" paper stack
A scalloped oval Nestabillities and a straight edge oval.

The silhouettes were cut out on my Pazzles cutter.

This is a view of the inside of the card.
I haven't put the greeting on yet but have put a plaque there for when I do.

Like I said the card started out as an experiment but I am rather chuffed with the result.

Thank you for looking, let me know what you think by leaving me a comment. :)

Embossing with Cuttlebug & Pooh Bear

Hi Crafters,

To day we have been having a play with Pooh Bear. Isn't he cute. We did this card in the class today and so much fun with him.
For the card I have used the Cuttlebug Pooh Bear cutting die and embosser,

Nestabillities oval scallop and plain oval,
Dovecraft sentiments clear stamp and three little gems.

To make Pooh Bear stand out more after embossing him with the Cuttlebug, I turned him over and embossed him using the pointed end of my bone folder. I went all around his arms, face and his ears to give him more definition and to bring him to life.

I hope you can see in this close up of him. Click on photo to get a closer look.

Thank you for looking. I hope you like Pooh Bear as much as I do. Why not leave me a comment and let me know.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Scrapboking with Martha Stewarts Train.

Hi Crafters,

I have been meaning to do something with this photo for a long time now. It has been sitting around in my craft room waiting for me to have an idea. Then when I got the Martha Stewart's Train border punch, I knew just what I was going to do. All I needed was the right paper. A few days later I got in the new papers from My Minds Eye. In the paper stack called Bella Bella I found the paper I was looking for.

All the components of my page where coming together. All I had to do was put it all together.

I have used the Martha Stewart Train border punch as a mat for the title and again on the mat for the photo.   I cut the title Midland Railway out on my Pazzles cutter out of white glitter card. All-in-all I am happy with how it turned out.
This is the first page I have done with Mum on since she passed away in September last year. Mum really loved steam trains and was like a big kid that day, and was beside her self when she got the chance to have a ride on the foot plate.