Sunday, 31 October 2010

Festive Flourishes Wreaths... How To

Hi Crafters,

In my last post I said I would show you how I stamped the wreaths for two of the cards in the Timeless Classics post.
I must apologise for some dodgy photography, the images are a bit blurd.

Click on the picks to see a larger image.

First draw a faint pencil circle on the front of your card. Decide which part of the image you want to touch the circle. I have circled the parts of the stamp I chose for my wreath, see fig 1 and 2. Then with the chosen stamp, stamp onto the pencil mark.

Next you need to decide where to stamp next, this is the point that you will use each time. See fig 3 to see where I use for this card.

With each repeat stamping it will get more difficult to see your stamp positions but you will if you concentrate.  See figs 3  to see the second repeat and and fig 4 where the third repeat will be stamped .

Keep repeating the stamp around the pencil mark until the wreath looks complete. Now it is done, decorate as you wish.

I hope this all makes sense, and you give it a go.

Thanks for visiting my little crafting sanctuary. See you again soon.

Timeless Classics

Hi Crafters,

As promised in last nights post I have three cards to share with you today, they are (I think) three simple timeless classics.The stamps that I have used are Festive Flourishes, a set of clear stamps from Dovecraft.

To see these cards in more detail just click on the picks below.

For this card I used one of the stamps from the set. I made a poinsettia using a leaf punch and a snowflake punch, the centre of the poinsettia is some gold seed beads.
This card I used another stamp from the set to stamp a wreath. I used a holly punch and a sml leaf punch to decorate it.

And this one I use another stamp from the set. As in the second card I used the stamp to create a wreath this time though the only decoration I added is the gems and the ribbon bow.
In my next post I will show you how I stamped the wreaths.
Thank you for visiting, see you again next time.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Festive Flourishes...... Preview

Hi Crafters,

Just a quick post tonight.
To let you know I have a little preview for you.
Tomorrow I will be showing you three cards I have made using these clear stamps from Dovecraft.

The cards I have to show you, are (I think) timeless classics. I hope you will agree.

Ok I will see you tomorrow.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

A Taste of the Orient

Hi Crafters,

 I have more stamps from Michelle Marsden with a taste of the orient. I have to tell you I have had fun with these.

Mind you I always have fun with the products. LOL

Here is the card I have made with them. I used my Inkadinks to colour the images with.

I love this card shape as well, I think it works well with the stamps.

Every now and then you make a card that you are totally happy with. It doesn't happen very often but this is that card for me. I am so chuffed with how it turned out.

I hope you like it too and I just love the stamps.
Thank you for dropping by, see you again soon.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

A gilded Card

Hi Crafter's

Here I am again with  the second post of the day, and another experimental card.

Last week I got in stock Marianne Design Creatables Stencil cutters. I was looking at the Swirl Leaf when an idea came to me. 

This is the card I came up with.
To create this I cut the swirl leaf from a double sided adhesive sheet with my BigShot ( if you have a Cuttlebug you can use that) and laid it on a piece of card stock . I covered the adhesive in silver coloured gilding flakes and then three punched flowers.

This is the first time I have worked with the flakes and I have just love the effect that you can get. I have a feeling it won't be the last time I use them either lol.

Well that's all for now. Thank you for visiting my little blog. I hope you have liked what you have  seen today. See you again soon.

More Michelle Marsden Stamp Sheets

Hi Crafter's,

What a beautiful day we are having here in Derbyshire, we have had lovely clear blue sky all day.
I hope you have had a great weekend.

Well on to what I have been up to this week, I have been playing with some more stamps from Michelle Marsden.
This stamp set is the Nature set.
I love this stamp set, and couldn't wait to get started.
My D H liked this card when I showed it to him ...and he doesn't normally show that much interest in the cards I make...
This one started out as a bit of an experiment.
I stamped up the trees and  painted them, I then sponged in the blue sky with my Inkadinks. I applied tiny dots of glue all over the branches of the trees and areas of the ground  then sprinkled with Glamour Dust to add a bit of snowy sparkle  to the scene.
The background strip is Bazzle Basic c/s stamped with the top part of the tree stamp.

After making the first card and being pleased with my effort , I thought I would have a go at a one layer card.
The image was stamped and coloured in the same way as the first card. I have put some Glamour Dust on but you can't see it on the photo.
I embossed a line border 1cm from the edge of the card to finnish it off.

Hope you like them and thank you for visiting. See you again soon.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Michelle Marsden Flourishes Stamp Sheet

Hi Crafters,

You don't see a post for weeks and then 2 come along at once. LOL

I have just had in the shop some new stamp sets from Michelle Marsden. I have used in this card the Flourishes Stamp Set. These are unmounted rubber stamps on one sheet which you have to cut out. 

Here is the card I created. 

I used a recess card for this. 
I stamped up the card before making up the recess, masking off the areas that I wanted to stay white. I then added three spiral quilled roses to finish it off.
Hope you like it.

Thank you for visiting my little blog. See you again soon.

More Christmas cards.

Hi Crafters,

I know it has been a while since my last post.  I have had a  lack of inspiration lately which has not helped, and if I am honest I think that has knocked my confidence a little.
I have also been busy doing a scrapbook for a customer, and now I have got that finished I can get around to updating my blog, because in between the scrapbook pages I have made a few cards.

The first card  I want to show you is an 8" X 8"  scalloped card .

I made a poinsettia flower with white lace ribbon.
I love the white on white with silver accent. 

The second card I have for you is this one.

For this card I used the NOEL embossing folder from Crafts too.
I inked up the folder in red and green in a random fashion before embossing my piece of card.

I was rather chuffed with this one it was so quick and simple to make.

Well that's it for now. Thank you for dropping by to take a look. See you again soon.