Friday, 15 April 2011

Just A Note

I have been experimenting today and this is the result,. The idea came from my friend Chrissie. I hope you don't mind Chrissie. I bought a set of tree stamps by Sheena Douglas at the Make It Show and I've only just got round to trying them. The background panel is Old Paper Distress ink and the tree is stamped with Stampin Up Chocolate Chip. The sentiment is from a set I bought last week at Shepton Mallet I think by Hero Arts. I mounted it on Chocolate card and then on the main card, I'm not confident enough yet to stamp straight onto the main card!.

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Thursday, 14 April 2011

Less is More Challenge 10

For this card I used a Nestabilitie Long Rectangle to make the surround for the sentiment which is a stamp from Bildmalarna and was another item in the goodies from Donna at Bearly Mine Designs I stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed with pink embossing powder. The sides were made with a Cuutlebug border embossing folder and the centres highlighted with pink jewel flowers.

This second card was the result of the first try which went wrong in the middle so I stamped this little cutie called Little Mimosa again from Bildmalarna and coloured her with Promarkers, mounted her over the mistake and hey presto another card rescued. I chalked around the centre panel just to give it a bit definition. The embossing is another Cuttlebug folder and another border folder, with just a few green jewels to highlight the flowers.

Can anyone out there in Blogland tell me how to flatten the card after it has been embossed as it seems to bend around the embossing, especially on the second one.

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Monday, 4 April 2011

A Pressie for You

This little cutie with the parcels is from Lili of the Valley and is part of another lot of goodies that I won, wasn't I a lucky girl!!  She is again coloured with Promarkers and mounted on paper from a set that came with one of my magazines. I add Stickles Glitter Glue to her headband and the bottom of her skirt although it doesn't show up in the picture. In fact it is a pretty awful picture, even with a bit of editing, I really will try to get some better pictures if I can figure out how to get a better focus on my camera. The flowers I think are from Wild Orchid Crafts, they were also part of the goodies I won from Donna at Bearly Mine Designs. I think the lace was from Joanna Sheen, it was in my stash.

This will be entered for the Wild Orchid Challenge as I used their sketch.

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Sunday, 3 April 2011

One for the Boys

I have just returned from a wonderful lunch with my boys, the first time I've been with them on Mothers Day for 5 years, and I'm stuffed.

This card is made with a Daisy and Dandelion stamp I bought on sale at Christmas (I wonder what he is going to paint?), and thought it would work well for the Totally Papercraft Challenge this week One for the Boys. I used the sketch from Papertake Weekly so this will be entered for their challenge also. I coloured it with Promarkers and mounted it on papers from Dovecraft which I've had for ages. The star brads are from the collection of goodies I won from Bearly Mine Designs before Christmas

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