Friday, 23 May 2014

Diesire cards

Hi Crafter's

For the last week I've been on holiday in st David's in Wales . We have had a lovely time and some lovely weather as we las some really wet weather.
I was going to post these next posts while on holiday but I couldn't get an internet connection. Well I was on holiday and supposed to be getting away from every thing.

Any way on to today's share now I'm back home.
Just before my hols I had the new creat-a-card Diesire dies in from crafters companion. 

For this card I used the enchanted die with pearlescent card stock.
 After cutting and embossing the card front and before removing the die from the card I used the spectrum noir pencils to colour the parts of the card I wanted coloured then used the blending solution to smooth the pencil. Punched and coloured a couple of daisies to finish the card.

That's all for this post. Thank you for visiting my little blog. I will be back soon with another creation. If you like this one let me know, I love hearing from you. See you soon.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Less is more week 172 ... Flowers....

Hi Crafter's

I have joined in this week with the challenge over at "Less is More" the brief this week is  Flowers. It's been a long while since I have joined in with a challenge.
I don't often get the time. 

Any way here is my card...

I have always loved kraft card. It comes in and goes out of fashion but for me It will always a favourite card stock of mine. I don't use it often enough, cos not every one likes it. So when I get an excuse to use it I jump right in.

Well that's all for this post. I hope you like the card.
Thank you for stopping by....... I will see you again soon with another creation soon.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Spectrum noir pencils

Hi Crafter's

Wow I have just got the new Spectrum noir pencils from Crafters Companion.
 I have a feeling I am going to like these..... a lot........

I have got two cards to share with you today.

For the first card I used the sunflower stamp from Indigoblu .
I coloured the image with the NEW Spectrum noir pencils..... and I can tell you I think I am in love....
Normally when I colour something in  I spoil it but I loved the results I got using these pencils.
This was my first time at playing with these pencils. So I thought I would keep it simple.....That simple it took me all day yesterday.... lol

The next card I used the Ickle Poppy from Indegoblu.
Again coloured with Spectrum noir pencils

I don't consider myself  a colourist. And I know there are some clever folks out there that are much better at this art but I was quite happy with my colouring in efforts for a change. 
I found it quite therapeutic.

That's all for this post. Thank you for stopping by. I will see you again soon.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Fringed Quilled Flowers.

Hi Crafter's

Now I've recovered  from my bike ride last Monday. Let me show you what I have been up to this week.

I think I've got stuck in a bit of a rut. I'm still using the distress ink ''Peacock Feathers'' I just love the colour. The stamp I have used is   Silhouetts Flowers from Joy craft. I've stamped it twice and made a quilled flower for the center. The sentiment is from a Creative Expressions set.

The flowers are so easy to make. For this fringed quilled flower, I started with a strip of  white paper 2cm X 29cm   and stamped it with the stamp used on the card. I fringed the strip and then rolled it up with a quilling tool. There are some really good tutorials on You tube showing how to make these.

These are flowers are a great way of using up those papers that we have lurking in our cupboards that we don't like or don't know what to do with. Try cutting them into strips and make fringed flowers. You will get some fabulous results.

That's all for this post. Thank you for stopping by. See you again soon.

Monday, 5 May 2014

The Attenborough Nature Reserve.

Hi Crafter's

No card today.

 I hope you have had a lovely Bank Holiday.  Mine was a bit tireing.
I said I would go out on a bike ride with my husband, who loves going out on his push bike, me however prefer a good walk. We went with my friend and her partner who is another keen cyclist . It's my own fault I did volunteer.... Oh well, that will teach me.

We cycled to the Attemborough Nature Reserve which is 17 and a half miles from where we live in Smalley, along the Nutbrook trail.
There are some lovely views along the way, well worth  the ride.
My friend and I went along at our own pace and let the men race along at theirs. Every now and then they would stop and wait for us, we would catch up and they would set off again.

We arrived at the reserve and I was surprised at my self, for someone that hasn't been on a bike since summer last year I felt ok ...... I can tell you the 17 and a half miles there where's the 17 and a half miles back that where difficult.

If you have ever been on a bike for a lengthy bike ride, you will be familiar with the pain you get, when you sit back on a bike saddle..... That was most uncomfortable.... After a while the pain does subside......
By the time I got back home I was cream crackerd......We had cycled 35 miles..... My poor little legs didn't even want to carry me upstairs to get a bath....... Anyway they did......just......I think I am going to ache a bit tomorrow.

I did enjoy myself really and the reserve is well worth a visit.

Well that's all from me for now.
I better go and rest my weary bones. Thank you for stopping by . See you again soon.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Some mirror image stamping.

Hi Crafter's

 Happy Bank holiday.

Here is my share today.

I love how when you make one card an idea for another card comes to you.
This card is a card that came to me after I had made the Shadow Stamping card.

I had stamped off on to an ink blending mat so that I could use the second generation ink, to  stamp the shadow. I then used the blending mat as a stamp, then used the stamp in the normal way, a little more stamping with another stamp and....... vaularrr

This card was my practice card, just to see how things would turn out. I was very happy with the mirror stamping but not with the overall card but as I said this was a practice.

So I made it again.......

Just a couple of small changes and......I was much happier with this one.......
This isn't a new technique in fact it has been around for a log time and I have been meaning to give it a go for a long time but never got around to it.  I love trying out different things.

That's all for this post..... Thank you for stopping by.
See you again soon  :-)

Friday, 2 May 2014

Found Bloglovin

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Just a quick share.

 Hi Crafter's

Just a quick post I fforgot to share this card with you yesterday....

 I don't think you can see it too well on here but there is black embossing on the black card. It does look better in real life.... Honest....

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Shadow Stamping

Hi Crafter's

There's nothing like your blog going down to give you a wake up call.
A few days ago one of my ladies in one of my classes said she couldn't get on my blog.... It had disappeared..... Well that sent me into a bit of a panic..... All I could think of was.... where has all that work gone to??? Have I lost it forever????? .....So when I got time (at the weekend) I set to, to find out what was going on . Well to cut a long story short, I've had to change the address for my little blog. So it is now ...... Which, if you are reading this post you already know.... Oh well there's nothing like stating the obvious there...

If you have found me again please leave me a comment to let me know . I'm feeling a little lonely here on my own again.

Right onto today's share.( if  I'm not blogging to myself.)  Which is Shadow stamping.

I know there is nothing new here but I love the technique .
I stamped first with versamark then used clear embossing powder. I sponged over with my favorite Distress colour at the moment which is Peacock Feathers. Then stamped the image again with peacock feathers just off setting it a little giving the shadow affect.

I keep thinking  the card could do with something else on it but I can't make up my mine what.... Maybe three little gems in the top right corner.....It'll come to me at some point..... but until it does I will leave the card as it is.

If I do put anything else on it I will post it.

Ok that's all for this post., thank you for stopping by.
See you again soon :)