Hi Everyone! So I am back with something special to share with you. As the title of this blog post says, I have joined the design team for Purple Onion Designs. I was asked by Michele about a month ago would I like to try out for the team and see whether it would be something I would be interested in. I created a few cards for her and she loved them, so hence came the decision, I made the decision to join only a couple of days ago and I must say that I am very excited and honoured to be on such a wonderful team with some truly talented ladies. So thank you Michele for giving me the opportunity to experience this.
So why not pop over to the blog and check it out, at present there is a sale going on over at the website for 50% of select stamps until Friday 14th May, all the stamps that are on sale are marked with red sale prices. So go check it all out and leave us some messages or why not even buy some wonderful stamps.
I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank my wonderful friend Barb for posting a truly beautiful thread over at Flickr group and all the wonderful ladies who have left me sweet comments. Thank you to all of you.
I am looking forward in bringing you some creations with some wonderful stamps. For now here are a couple of cards that I created for Purple Onion Designs.
Have any questions about these cards, don’t forget that you can Formspring me which is in the sidebar of my blog or you can email me.
I hope that you all have a wonderful day!
Hi Everyone! Well it is Wednesday here and when I finish work tonight I have 2 days off, so looking forward to that, hopefully some crafting will be done.
So I have another card to share that I made for the wonderful company Scrapbook Boutique last week for the Mothers Day lead up, but really you could use this card for birthdays etc.
I started with white card stock, cut to size, folded in half and ran the front of the card through my Cuttlebug, embossing the front using the Sizzix, Hello Friend embossing folder, I set this aside. I then stamped the Hero Arts, Hydrangea onto some more white card stock, coloured the image in with my Copics and cut the image out. Next, I cut a piece of purple card stock and a slightly smaller piece of white card stock and created a tag, I stamped the Hero Arts, Valentine Sayings sentiment onto the tag and adhered the tag and the hydrangea image to the front of the card with some foam dimensionals. Lastly, I had some pearls that were not quite the right colour to match the image, so I coloured over the top of them with my Copic to change the colour that I needed and attached them to the front of the card and tag.
Here are some more views of the card.
I really enjoyed making this card, very simple card to create, but turned out very effective.
Hoping to bring you some more exciting things on my blog tomorrow.
Have a wonderful day!
Hi Everyone! Back with you today to share another card, but first I do hope that you all liked yesterday’s video, I am sure that most of you have seen a lot of the things that I had brought, but I just thought that I would share.
So today’s card I had created for Scrapbook Boutique, one for Mothers Day.
I started with cream card stock, cut to size, folded in half and set aside. I took some white card stock and cut a sewing machine image out on my Silhouette Machine, once the image was cut I inked up the Hero Arts, Dots and Flowers background stamp with some Ranger, Distress Ink, Spun Sugar, spritzed with some water and stamped over the sewing machine image, once this was dry I distressed some more parts of the sewing machine with the same ink, set this aside to dry further. I then took 3 sheets of text paper and with the Fiskars, Scalloped Sentiment border punch I punched the 3 sheets of text paper, (I have seen this technique on Dawn McVey’s blog). I then took my Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen and lightly dusted the sheets of text paper, I adhered each layer to the cream card with some foam dimensionals, I attached a pink ribbon above the text paper and adhered the sewing machine to the top of the card with foam dimensionals. Lastly, I added a sentiment just above the pink ribbon using Hero Arts, Valentine Sayings stamping it with some Colorbox Ink, Muted Moods, Antique Pewter, and some pearls to add another interest to the card.
Here is another view of the card.
I do hope that this card gives you some inspiration as to what you can achieve with your Silhouette Machine.
Looking forward to seeing you all back here tomorrow.
Have a great night.
Evening All! Well I have another video to share tonight, just a little haul that I received in the mail today. All the products are from Scrapbook Boutique. I just wanted to mention that please be aware that I don’t buy a lot of my goods out right………….LOL, this company offers a layby service which I find fabulous, because I can take the time to pay off my purchases.
So sit back and enjoy the video.
Have a wonderful night and I will catch you all tomorrow.
Afternoon Everyone! Firstly, just want to wish all the Mothers out there a very Happy Mothers Day, including my Mum and Darryl’s Mum. I do hope that you have all enjoyed your day.
Feeling rather weary today, I spent a long night in the craft room creating, and had a rotten sleep so today not much is getting done around here….LOL.
So whilst I was making the card yesterday I decided to also use another one of my new stamps and create with some more distress inks.
I started with white card stock, cut to size and folded in half. Next I took my Hero Arts, Friend Definition stamp and stamped over the front of the card with some Colorbox Ink, Muted Moods, Antique Pewter, I set this aside to dry. I then took some water coloured paper and stamped the Hero Arts, Starburst Lace with some Versamark Ink and embossed it with some American Crafts, Zing, White embossing powder. I took some Ranger, Distress Ink, Barn Door, Rusty Hinge and Tumbled Glass and blended over the top of the embossed image. I took some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Pearl and spritzed over the top until the colours slightly blended together, and me being impatient I heat set the image. I cut around the Starburst Lace image and adhered to the front of the card with some foam dimensionals, adding a pearl to the centre as a added feature. Lastly, I added a sentiment to the top of the card using Hero Arts, Thoughtful Messages stamp set and some extra pearls to finish the card.
Here are some more views of the card.
I also wanted to add here a very big thank you to everyone that has taken the time to view my videos and make some sweet comments on my blog, I must say that Darryl is also excited about receiving lovely comments.
I have a couple of other photos to share with you today also. This morning I went for a walk around my garden and realised that the trees out the front of our house were in true Autumn colour, so could not resist in sharing this with you. The colours are amazing, just wished the photo reflected this.
Well enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you all back here tomorrow.
Hello everyone! Well it is the weekend here and it is so nice to be able to take the time to do some relaxing and crafting.
This morning I have caught up on a little of house work and also watched a few Youtube videos, namely Jennifer McGuire’s that she did for Creating Keepsakes. After watching this wonderful video I was so inspired that I went into the craft room and decided to have a go at the technique that she used, with one of my new stamps that arrived yesterday. Although, with a slight twist.
I started with cream card stock, cut to size, folded in half and set aside. I then took some water colour paper and measured a piece slightly smaller then the card front. I stamped the Hero Arts, Silhouette Grass with some Versamark Ink and embossed it with some American Crafts, Zing, White embossing powder. Next I took some Ranger, Distress Ink, Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass and added the 3 colours heavily over the top of the stamped image. Now here comes the twist, Jennifer used Perfect Pearls in water, but I decided to use my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Pearl, I sprayed quite a lot over the inked image so that the ink would start to run and that the paper was moist. I am impatient when it comes to drying (a bit like Jennifer is) so I heat set the paper with my heat gun. I then distressed the edges of the paper with my scissors and lightly inked the sides with some Ranger, Distress Ink, Tea Dye. I added a sentiment to the top of the stamped image, using Hero Arts, Essential Messages. Lastly, I added some pearls and added some foam dimensionals under the stamped image and attached to the front of the cream card.
Here are other photos of the card.
I tried to show here the glimmer on the card, I hope that I captured it.
I really had a lot of fun with this technique, so thanks Jennifer for sharing, this really made me smile today.
Well I do hope that you are all enjoying your weekend and I hope I will catch you all tomorrow.
Have a fun day everyone!