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Monday, 27 February 2012

Anniversary card

I used  Gecko Galz products for my card.
I started by covering a card blank with GG fresh linen background paper. I printed the GG digi image two times. I matted one image onto black card and attached it to a doily and then to the card. I coloured the edge of the doily with stormy sky Distress ink before attaching it to the card.. I coloured the butterflies on the other image with Sakura glitter pens and used a waterbrush to spread the ink, then I cut them out and attached them to the main image. I embellished the card with flowers and black gems.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

More Garden Chic

Here is another card that I've made for Creative Expressions using the Eco Green Garden Chic stamp set.


The ink I've used is tumbled glass and mustard seed Distress Ink.
I used a Crafters Workshop mini tile texture mask  for the background. All the stamped images have been matted onto black card. I added bakers twine.The flower was made with a wonderful gadget called a flower loom that was a free gift in the Simply Homemade Magazine No 12. Looking at it I wished I'd used a button in the centre of the flower instead of the large gem.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Craft Room Colour Challenge

Sadly the Craft Room online store is closing so this is the last challenge that the store will be sponsoring. The randomly drawn winner of this challenge will receive Andy Skinners Batik Garden stamp set. Why not pop over to the Craft Room and grab a bargain as there is a massive 40% discount at the moment.

The latest Craft-Room challenge is a colour challenge and the colours to use are BROWN ORANGE and CREAM.


It's my brother in laws birthday this week so I decided that my DT piece would be his birthday card.
I covered a card blank with dark brown card and then matted various papers and card onto it. I wrapped some bakers twine round the stamped image before attaching it to the card and added a silver fish charm and the sentiment.
The stamps that I used are
Personal Impressions for the main image.
After Midnight Art Stamps for the sentiment.

I'm entering my card into the Just For Fun  Sporty For a Man challenge.

Why not pop over to the Craft Room Challenge blog to see the fabulous work that the rest of the DT has done and to enter your own work.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Blue Butterfly

My latest DT piece for Creative Expressions is a card using the butterfly and sweet pea stamps from the lovely Eco Green Garden Chic stamp set.

I started by stamping the sweet peas onto some blue and cream striped paper, I attached the ribbon before matting it onto a white card blank that I'd edged with blue ink. I stamped the butterfly onto a piece of white card and after cutting it out I spread Glossy Accents over it. The ink that I used is Brilliance mediterranean blue.
For the flower I used the Spellbinders flower creations 3 die and floral doily motif die.
I attached the butterfly and flower to the card and added black gems and a blob of Glossy Accents to the centre of the flower.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Acrylic Block Printing

KCUK's challenge this month is to use acrylic blocks to make backgrounds.
What you do is scribble felt tip pens onto an acrylic block, spray it with water and then stamp it onto card, it gives you a nice background to stamp on.
I used very old cheap felt tips that I have from when the kids went to school. These are some of the cards that I made.

  Stamps, Dina Wakley.

 Stamps, Hampton Art for the dragonfly and Hobby Art for the sentiment.

 Stamps, Penny Black for the iris and Stampotique for the sentiment.

Stamps, Personal Impressions for the daffodil and Stampotique for the sentiment.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Fairy Domino Book and Pendant.

These are my latest DT pieces for Gecko Galz. I used images from the lovely Pixie Dust Domino image sheet.


For the pendant I adhered the image to a piece of stampboard, punched a hole and triple embossed it with clear UTEE, I added glitter on the second coat of UTEE. I coloured the sides and back with a gold Krylon pen and then adhered the flower and leaves.

This is the front of my domino book.

For the front and back of my domino book I painted two dominoes with lake Eco Green acrylic paint and then adhered the images and triple embossed them with clear embossing powder.


For the inside I cut some card to size and coloured it with a selection of Distress inks then I stamped some images. I scored the card and concertina folded it. I distressed the edges of the images and adhered them to the card then I attached the front and back dominoes and some ribbon to keep the book closed.

This is the back of my domino book.
The stamps I've used are,
Carolines for the tiny fairies and fairy silhouette.
Stampotique for the mushroom.
Tattered Angels and Inkadinkado for the rest.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Busy Bee

This is my latest DT card for Creative Expressions using the lovely Eco Green Garden Chic stamp set.


I edged a white card blank with forrest moss Distress ink, then I coloured two pieces of card with an old paper Distress ink pad directly to the card. I used peeled paint, forrest moss and shabby shutters Distress stain dabbed onto the background stamp to give the background images a watercolour look. I stamped the lovely little bee and then distressed the edges of the cards and attached them to the card blank and then added a strip of hessian and ribbon. For the small image at the bottom I splatted some shabby shutters Distress Stain onto a piece of white card and stamped the image. I distressed the edges and attached it to the card.
I just remembered that I coloured all the distressed edges with frayed burlap Distress ink.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Linda Elbourne Workshop

On Sunday I went to a brilliant workshop run by Linda Elbourne at the Craft Barn We made a heart hanging using an Artemo wooden heart mobile and got very inky fingers.


I coloured the hearts with bundled sage Distress stain and edged them with rusty hinge Distress ink, then I stamped some script with black Archival and some flourishes with butternut Fresco paint. The butterflies and dragonflies were coloured and stamped the same way and then I added some gold Eco Green paint.


I'm entering my hanging in the The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog challenge. The theme this month is Hearts.
I'm also entering it in the Sunday Stamper Heart challenge.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Cute and Cuddly

Time for another Craft-Room Challenge. The new challenge has been chosen by the lovely Julia and she has chosen Cute and Cuddly.
The entries for the Valentine challenge were fabulous, thank you everyone that entered.


For my latest DT card I stamped the House Mouse images onto white card and coloured them with Promarkers. I cut the candles and the cute little mouse out and matted the larger image onto pink card. I used a couple of Crafters Workshop templates and Distress ink on the background. The templates that I used are mini flower frenzy and mini circle explosion. I attached a piece of ribbon to the card before adding the images.
I'm looking forward to seeing your creations, why not pop over to the Craft-Room Challenge blog to see the fabulous samples that the rest of the team have done.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Garden Chic

Here is my latest DT piece for CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS using the Eco Green Garden Chic stamp set.

I started by covering a DL card blank with black paper, then punched notches in the corners of a piece of green card that was slightly smaller than the card blank, then I wrapped bakers twine round the card and attached it to the card blank. I then layered some hand made paper, black card and the green card that I'd stamped the image on and tied some twine into a bow. I added a silver bird charm.