Tuesday, 27 December 2011

The Last Craft-Room Challenge of the Year.

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and are ready to do some crafting. The theme for the last CRAFT-ROOM CHALLENGE  of the year is Anything Goes.

My last DT card of the year is a very easy card to make.
I used a Penny Black stamp and dusty concord and peeled paint Distress stain.
I started by dabbing the Distress stain onto the stamp and stamping it onto a piece of white card I then matted this onto some mauve card, tied some ribbon round it and matted it onto a white card blank. I stamped the sentiment [Inkadinkado] in the corner.
I'm looking forward to seeing all your works of art and if you need inspiration why not pop over to the Craft-Room Challenge by clicking on the link at the start of the post to see what the rest of the DT have done.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Sentimental Art

This is my first DT piece for CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS using the fabulous Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Sentimental Art stamp set.

I started by edging a white card blank with black soot Distress ink and then I attached a piece of pink patterned paper. I stamped the large image onto pink card using black Archival ink and attached it to the card. I cut a circle using a Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles die and stamped the sentiment, then I threaded some narrow black ribbon through the holes and attached it to the card. I used the Tim Holtz/Alterations Tattered Pinecone die to make the roses and for the flourishes I used the Tim Holtz/Alterations Festive Greenery die. The last thing I did was to add some black gems .

As this is my last post before Christmas I would like to wish you all a 



Thursday, 22 December 2011

Bon Yoyage

Here is my last CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS DT piece using the JustRite Bon Voyage stamp set.

I started by colouring a white card blank with faded jeans Distress ink and edging it with stormy sky, then I stamped the Eiffel Towers with stormy sky. I then added the doily and the ribbon. I stamped the main images with stormy sky and embossed them with clear embossing powder, I cut them out and matted them onto dark blue card. I attached a blue rosette to the larger image and added the Eiffel Tower.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Paris Postcard

Here is my latest DT piece for CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS using the Spellbinders JustRite stamp sheet, it should have been posted last week but life is still getting in the way of crafting and blogging.
I started by colouring a piece of card with milled lavender distress ink then I embossed it with a Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder. I went over the raised areas and edges with scattered straw and walnut stain distress ink. All the images have been stamped with walnut stain, the two main images were stamped onto card that had been diecut with a Spellbindes die. I wrapped ribbon round the images and added a stamped fleur de lis to one and an Eiffel Tower charm to the other and I tied some ribbon along the fold.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Poinsettia Wreath

Thank you everyone that joined in with the Handmade Flowers challenge, we had some beautiful creations. The latest CRAFT-ROOM  challenge is Diecuts and Punches and has been chosen by Nikki.

For my DT piece I made this wreath using the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettias dies. This set of dies are great as they emboss the flowers as well a cutting them.
I started by cutting a cardboard ring and wrapped strips of patterned paper round it. I then covered some card with some sticky backed aluminium  and cut 7 of the large Poinsettia flowers and 7 of the next size down and 7 leaves. I covered the flowers and leaves with a black acrylic dabber and wiped of the excess paint just leaving black paint in the embossed areas. I coloured the flowers and leaves with Stazon. I attached a small flower to one of the larger flowers and then adhered them to the cardboard ring, then I adhered the leaves. I wrapped some gold ribbon round the wreath and made a hanger and bow. I adhered some gold beads to the centres of the poinsettias. The last thing I did was to shape the petals and leaves.

I'm looking forward to seeing your creations and don't forget to be eligible for the prize draw you must have the CRAFT-ROOM logo in your sidebar.

Friday, 2 December 2011


This is my latest CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS card using the JustRite Bon Voyage stamp set.
I covered a card blank with a piece of double sided paper, folded a corner over and added a fleur de lis brad, then I slipped a small piece of the paper behind the fold. Using the Spellbinders set of Fleur de Lis Accents I cut a couple of the long strips and coloured them with evergreen bough Distress ink and then adhered them edge to edge on a piece of the reverse side of the paper then I added some rivets and adhered it to the card. I put some ancient copper Cosmic Shimmer UTEE onto a none stick mat and melted it with my heat gun then stamped the Eiffel Tower in it, I adhered it to the card when it had cooled down. I stamped and embossed the Paris attached it to the card and added another fleur de lis brad to the corner.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

A Couple of Christmas Cards

Here are a couple of Christmas cards that I've made for GECKO GALZ.

The image that I've used is from the Winter Wonderland collage sheet.
I started by edging a  white card blank with some blue ink and then I adhered some paper from my stash and I covered this with some angel hair. I matted the image on to some white card and coloured the edge with blue ink then attached it to the card. I cut some snowflakes out of some glitter card using a Martha Stewart punch and attached them to the card then I added the greetings and some ribbon.

For this card I used an image from the Angels collage sheet and Unchainedmelody background paper.
I adhered the background paper to a card blank and edged it and the image with some gold foil. I adhered a couple of cupcake cases to the card and attached the image after matting it onto some red card. I then attached the greetings and a piece of gold mesh.