Hi Everyone! So it has been a day for inside today, with torrential rain at times and with now over 5 inches of rain, flooding in our part of the world has begun, roads cut, towns isolated, and the rivers that could bust their banks at any stage, it has been quite an interesting day with more to come.
Anyway enough of my babble, tonight before I share my card with you, I wish to send out some very big Thank You’s. As most of you know, I have been hostessing for Hero Arts for the last 3 months and our time has come to an end, although I am sad about this ending I am also happy as I have met the most amazing people and have had the best time, it has been a truly honouring experience, I cannot thank Hero Arts enough for bestowing such a position on me, I have loved every moment of my time. I also wish to thank Tami Hartley, for being the most supportive, encouraging and wonderful friend, she has been an amazing lady all through my term with Hero Arts. The other big Thank You that I wish to send out is to my fellow Hostess Sisters, Barb, Robin, Nancy, Kryssi and Jenny, to you all thank you for allowing me to take this wonderful journey with you all, you have become true friends and ones that are talented, inspiring and so creative and I have enjoyed sharing this experience with you all, I look forward to staying in touch and sharing more experiences with you. Sending thank you’s and very big hugs to you all!
Now onto sharing my POD card with you tonight.
This is one of my favourite stamps from Purple Onion Designs and I have used it in my creations quite a bit, using distress inks, Wild Honey, Barn Door, Rusty Hinge and Shabby shutters I inked the flower up and stamped the different colours inside the postage stamp, stamp, cutting each of the images out, only leaving the black outline around the edge. I wanted to soften the images, so using Antique Linen I blended over the top and mounted the 3 images onto a white card. Lastly, adding a sentiment along the bottom, stamping it also 3 times and adding black rhinestones between each sentiment.
Well enjoy tonight’s read I am off to play a little bit more in the craft room.
Hi Everyone! Hope your day was great! Darryl and I had a great day out together, shopping and lunching together it was just what I needed, and as a surprise to me he gave me some money to go and spend at one of my favourite shops, so all in all it was a great day.
So today is kinda sad as it is the conclusion on Robin, Vera and myself Pairing Up Challenge, it has been really fun and challenging to create something inspired by and I hope to be able to run this challenge again, maybe next year when all the festivities are all over with.
To conclude our last day, it was my day to choose a card from Vera’s amazing photostream and I have to say it was really hard, as all of her work is just so darn beautiful, but this is the card that I chose:
The use of all the different stamps together was just so beautiful, I found it really hard to come up with something to tell you the truth, all the soft tones that Vera managed to create in her card were so stunning. Even though I was not able to create the subtle hues, but the stamps were so eye catching that I went with that technique.
Using watercolour paper and the Hero Arts, Wildflower Garden I inked it up using Ranger, Distress Ink, Victorian Velvet, spritzed with water and stamped directly onto the paper, then taking Ranger, Distress Ink, Peeled Paint and following the same steps again to create two distinct colours. Next, taking more watercolour paper and the Hero Arts, Graph Background stamp, I inked it with some Ranger, Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass and using the exact same technique again, stamped it onto the paper, once this was dry, I took the Hero Arts, Anytime Messages and stamped a sentiment onto the graph paper. Taking the main image, I used Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen and blended the ink over the entire images to soften, then distressing the edges of the paper I took more of the same ink along with Ranger, Distress Ink, Vintage Photo I applied ink to the distressed edges. I adhered the strip of graph paper to the image and then attached to the card using foam dimensionals, lastly, I added some pearls and punched butterflies to the image to finish the card.
Here is what I used to create the card:
I hope you enjoy viewing the card and don’t forget to check out Vera and Robin’s take on the card.
So I just wanted to send a very big thank you to both Robin and Vera for joining me in this challenge, these girls are amazing and talented ladies, who I have been honoured to participate in this challenge with them.
The next thing that I need to say is a great big thank you to all the wonderful girls that put their names down to participate in this challenge and who have participated, you have all been so amazing and even though I may have not had the time to view all of your creations, blogs or comment, I really have tried to view them all and I apologise if I have missed you beautiful creations. I just wanted to share my thank you with you all from the bottom of my heart for participating. I hope you have all had fun creating and challenging yourselves. Thank You!
Well I am off to view the other girls cards, have a great night!
Hi Everyone! How was everyone’s day today, mine was so relaxing, unfortunately, the countdown is on for me heading back to work, which is sad. But it is still my holidays I intend to make the most of it :)
So today I have had fun playing with something new in the craft room, which I will share with you very soon..I can tell you I am absolutely delighted with the way it turned out.
I hope you all enjoyed viewing yesterday’s post, viewing the video share of my craft room, and to let you all on a little secret, Darryl, spent the day in the shed building me another piece of wonderful furniture..all it needs now is a coat of paint and it will be in my room as well for me to share with you. I also wanted to thank everyone for their wonderful, sweet comments, both Darryl and I truly appreciate it.
So enough babbling from me, now onto today’s post. This is my second week of Guest Blogging for A2Z Scrapbooking and seeing as the silly season (that is what I call it) is nearly upon us, I have whipped up a Christmas card to share. So take a wander over to their blog and check out how I created this card.
Here is a close up of the card
Enjoy viewing the card, I am off to make tea and listen to more rain on our new roof.
Hi Everyone! Hope your day was good, we had some rain here today, which is always nice, my favourite day.
Yesterday, I spent most of the day cleaning out my craft room, as Darryl brought in 2 more pieces of craft furniture, so seeing as I am not painting it out yet, I decided to clean it all up and share a video tour, deciding it may be great if there was a before and then after shots.
So sit back and take a look and let me know what you think.
I hope you enjoy watching the two videos.
Enjoy your night, I am off to craft.
Hi Everyone! So I am back today to share another DT card with you, that was designed for Jay Gee’s Nook.
This stamp set has a great stamp set in it that you can create your own backgrounds, which is always nice to be able to build your own for a different look to a card or for even a scrapbook page.
I created the card to be fairly simple but an eye catching card..I started with white card stock and the argyle stamps from the set and stamped a sheet using some green and over the top antique pewter ink, I then took a Spellbinders, Circle Die and cute a circle out of the stamped card stock, adding a sentiment to the top of the circle. Using more white card stock I stamped the heart lock that was in the stamp set using some black ink and cut the heart out, adding it to the circle using foam dimensional, using more dimensionals to the circle and adhering it to a white card. I then took my ScorPal and added some score lines to one side of the card, stamped another heart at the base of the card and lastly, added some rhinestones to finish.
Hope you enjoy viewing the card today and don’t forget to go and check out the website as Judith is always updating it with new and exciting products and the blog for all the other beautiful cards for you to feast your eyes on.
I am off to catch up on more computer work and have a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
Hi Everyone! So I decided to keep going with the Christmas cards, seeing as like everyone, I have so many to create. What better way to create one is to create one for the first class of the Thinking Inking.
To create the card, I took some water colour paper and the Hero Arts, Decorative Ornament and using my craft sheet, I used the technique that Jennifer McGuire used in the first class of Thinking Inking, by adding Ranger, Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint ink onto the sheet, then taking the stamp I walked the stamp through the ink, making sure to cover the stamp. Once inked up, I spritzed the stamp with some water and stamped directly onto the water colour paper, I repeated the same steps and stamped three times onto the paper. When all three had been stamped and dry, I cut each of the ornaments out and added more ink to the edges using the same inks. Next, taking the Basic Grey, Wassil paper I took the Hero Arts, Magical Background stamp that was inked with Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen and stamped over the paper (another great technique that Jennifer used in one of the other cards created for the class) I added more ink to the edges along with some Ranger, Distress Ink, Vintage Photo. I pierced three holes into the paper where I wished the ornaments to be placed and ran white string through and adhered them down to the paper, taking the ornaments next and adhering them over the string using foam dimensionals, I added string bows to the tops of the ornaments, adhering each one with some Glossy Accents. I stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Sending Holiday Cheer stamp set and adhered the whole paper to a white card using more foam dimensionals. Lastly, I added some rhinestones to finish the card.
Here are the products used to create the card:
I hope you enjoy viewing the card tonight and don’t forget to check back in tomorrow for the DT card that I will have to share with you.