Saturday, 26 February 2011

Butterfly card

This is a card I've made for a Bella Muse Challenge in Bella Creations
We were given this lovely image to use. I attached the image onto some blue card that I'd punched with a Martha Stewart punch then attached it to the card. I punched some blue card with a Martha Stuart punch and attached it to the edge of the card then I added some daisy ribbon with a few little blue gems. I also put some blue gems in the images hair. I attached the flowers and the butterfly. I made the butterfly with a Marrianne Design die. Before putting it on the card I covered it in stickles. The background paper is by 7Gypsies.

Oh La La Tag

I made this tag for the Oh La La group in Bella Creations
I used a black tag and painted some mauve acrylic paint over it leaving some of the black showing through. It doesn't show on the photo but I stamped some swirls [Penny Black] in silver Brilliance ink. I tore a piece of black corrugated card and swiped the front of it with the silver Brilliance ink pad then attached it to the tag, then I printed the image on to some copy paper, tore round the edges then coloured the edges with some dusty concord Distress ink, this made the edges curl a little, then I attached it to the tag. I then added the lace with some sticky backed pearls, the flowers and some ribbon through the hole. The adore is a rub on.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Birthday Card

My next door neighbour has just had her 85th birthday and this is the card I made for her. All the papers I used are from my stash and I'm not sure who made them. I embossed the pink card, under the image, in a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The main image is from Bumble Button I edged the lace with some very narrow black spotty ribbon.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Colour Challenge

At Bella Creations I belong to one of their groups called Nuances De Couleur and this is the card I made for their February challenge. The image I used is off a My Craft Studio CD. I did manage to put a little bit of stamping on it, the flourishes in the corner.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Chunky Alphabet Book P Q and R

P is for Peter Pan.
First I stamped the flying boys and then masked them off. I coloured the background with distress ink then removed the masks and coloured the boys with Promarkers then I stamped the buildings across the bottom of the page. Next I stamped Peter and Wendy on to some white card and coloured them with Promarkers, then I cut them out and attached them to the page.
Stamps used:
Artistic Outpost, the Peter Pan images.
Crafty Individuals, the buildings.
Q is for Queen.
I stamped the main image onto some white card and coloured it with distress ink then I cut it out and matted it on to the background, the background was some that I'd made a while ago, then I matted this onto some black card. I stamped the crown onto some gold mirri card then cut it out and attached to the page then I added the flower with a black gem in its centre. The word queen was a rub on that I found in my stash.
Stamps used:
Crafty Individuals, the main image.
Cherry Pie Artstamps, the crown.
R is for Rabbit.
I coloured the background with Adirondack brights. I stamped the image onto white card twice and coloured one of them with distress inks, cut it out and attached it to the page. Then I coloured just the rabbit on the other one and cut the rabbit out then attached it to the main image with some silicone glue. Lastly I attached an alphabet brad.
Stamps used:
Non Sequitur, all images.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

In The Woods ATCs

I've made these ATCs for the UK Stampers March swap.
I stamped the fairies [Personal Impressions] on to white card then I masked them off. I coloured the background with distress inks and stamped the tree [Graphicus] then I removed the masks.. The leaves are die cut and I covered them with some Stickles. I also put some Stickles on the white fairy wings.

Heal, Hope and Happiness ATCs.

These are my ATCs for the UK Stampers February ATC swap.
The Heal image [Lost Coast Designs] was stamped onto white card and cut out. I attached it to some card that I'd coloured many moons ago. I added a little butterfly charm.
I stamped the Hope image [Artistic Outpost] on to white card then coloured the card with distress inks leaving the face white. I added a little bird charm.
I stamped the Happiness image [Crafty Individuals] on to white card. All the colouring in was done with watercolour pencils and a water brush. I added a little butterfly charm.

Sunday, 13 February 2011


I've joined a new group called Bella Creations, check it out, there's a lot of talented people in the group. There are a lot of groups within the group so I joined Oh La La. The Oh La La challenge for February was to make a valentine or Chinese New Year bookmark using a rabbit image provided by Gecko Galz. I went for valentine.
I attached some background paper to some red card, put some Tim Holtz music tissue tape across the bottom. The hearts are die cut and I cut round the hand on the rabbit and tucked one of the hearts under it so it looked like he was holding it. The words are cut out of an old book. I attached a heart brad to the ribbon .

Friday, 11 February 2011

Crystal Pendant

This month at the workshop we did bead stringing and I made this pendant out of Swarovski Crystals. There are approximately 135 crystals and it took ages, the workshop was for 2 hours but we were there nearer 3 hours. I'm pleased with the result though and will have another go one day.

Bangles and Beads

I thought I'd blog something different today.
Last year I started going to a monthly jewellery workshop and these are some of the pieces that I've made there.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Sketch Challenge Card

This is the card I made for a sketch challenge on KCUK.
The background paper is by Crafty Individuals. I went round the edge with distress ink and attached a piece of ribbon before matting it onto a cream card blank. I stamped the image onto the same paper and rounded the two bottom corners with a punch, then I matted it onto some mauve card and punched the corners. I stamped the moth and added a sentiment and a flower that I bought from Oxfam. The stamps I used are by PaperArtsy and I used distress ink.

Monday, 7 February 2011

American Inchies

This is what I should have blogged before pressing the wrong button.

Here are my America inchies for the U K Stampers continent inchie swap. I don't have any suitable stamps so I had to resort to other means. I inherited my dad's American stamp collection and remembered that there was a bag of loose stamps in the collection, so I sorted through them and found some with the flag and some with the Statue of Liberty on them.The Indian is an image from a My Craft Studio CD, I reduced it in size so that it fitted onto the inchie.
I stamped the USA.

Saturday, 5 February 2011


Here are three ATCs that I made for a swap last year and never got round to putting on my blog. I stamped the main image [Crafty Individuals] on to some white card and then masked it before colouring the background with distress ink. The background stamps are by The Stamp Bug I don't know who made the dream stamp. I removed the mask and then coloured the image with felt tips and then added a little butterfly brad.

I stamped the main image [Stampington] onto white card then masked it before stamping the other images. The other stamps that I used are 7 Gypsies and Non Sequitor.I then coloured the card with distress inks and removed the mask. The clocks on the image are coloured in by using distress ink and a water brush. Last but not least I added a watch face to the ATC with a brad.
For this ATC I stamped the main Image [Elusive Images] on to white card and them masked it before colouring the background with distress ink and then stamping it. The stamps used for the background are Stampendous for the leaves and the Stamp Bug for the rest. I then removed the mask and gave her hair a little colour leaving her face white.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Journal Week 4

Week 4 Sweets.
For week 4 we had to remember 5 sweets from childhood, how much they cost and where we bought them. Being a big fan of sweets I remembered a lot more than 5.
I coloured the background with Marvy blending blox put on with a baby wipe. The only stamp I used was a swirly stamp by Penny Black. The letters for sweets are die cut. I added a bit of a Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles wrapper and the round shiny things are clear domed stickers that I stuck to coloured card and cut round.