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!
Hi Everyone! So today I finally got my Silhouette Machine and it’s software loaded onto my new computer, had a go at it and I don’t know, nothing seemed to gel at all, really not much at all flowed well today, hoping that the weekend will improve in the way of crafting……well that is my whine for the day!
So I bring you a card that I played with after tea tonight and finally something came together, although not a great card but I thought that the fish was cute.
I started with kraft card stock cut it to size and folded in half, set aside. I then took a piece of white card stock and cut it slightly smaller then the card front, I took my foam blending tool and covered the entire white card stock with Ranger, Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass, I set this aside to dry. Whilst the card stock was drying I took some more white card stock and stamped the large fish from the Hero Arts, Oceans of Joy stamp set, I coloured the fish in with my Copics and cut the fish out. I took the piece of card stock that I had covered with distress ink and stamped some seaweed from the same stamp set with some Color Box Ink, Rainforest, Moss Green. I took the large fish again and stamped onto the distressed card stock and added the cut fish over the top with some foam dimensionals. I added some bubbles from the fish, coloured them in and put some Glossy Accents over the top. Lastly, I added a sentiment from the same stamp set and a googly eye to the fish, adhered the piece of card stock to the front of the kraft card with some foam dimensionals.
Enjoy the card and I will catch you all later!
Have a great night.
Hi Everyone! Thought that I would give you another little treat and film another video for you, this time a sneak peak into my craft room. You have of course, if you have been following my blog have seen a photo of this, but this time I wanted to share a video, showing this wonderful piece of furniture that my partner Darryl built me.
So sit back and enjoy.
I know that I am still a bit of a novice behind the camera, so please bear with me, I am determined to one day get this down pat……….LOL.
I do hope that you enjoyed the video, I will be back tomorrow with hopefully a card.
Have a great day!
Hi Everyone! Thought that I would share a card that was a very quick and easy card to make using one of my new embossing folders from Sizzix.
I started with white card stock cut to size and folded in half, I ran the front of the card through my Cuttlebug, embossing the front of the card with Sizzix, Hello Friend embossing folder. Next I took some yellow card stock and used my Papertrey Ink, Polka Dot Basics 2 stamp set and stamped several rows of polka dots with some Colorbox Ink, Swell, Banana Custard. Once this was dry I punched a large flower out of the stamped card stock and using a piece of cream card stock I punched a smaller flower out, I placed a mini glue dot between the 2 flowers and adhered together. To finish the flower I adhered a red button for contrast on the centre of the flower. I then took my cream card stock and cut a large strip and a small strip of card stock, I stamped a sentiment from the Papertrey Ink, Signature Greetings stamp set with some Colorbox Ink, Chocolate & Blueberries, Charcoal onto the larger strip on card stock. I adhered both strips to the front of the card and lastly, I adhered the flower with a foam dimensional along with some added red pearls.
Here are some more views of the card.
Yellow is not usually a colour I reach for, so this was a nice change for me, a card I thought would cheer someones day.
Well I hope you enjoy what is left of your weekend, think of me having to go to work soon.
Have a great day and I will catch you all tomorrow.
Evening Everyone! How is your weekend going? I had to work all day today, so no crafting as yet, but I am hoping to venture into the craft room shortly, if I am not too tired after blogging..LOL.
Today’s card I played with more of my new crafting supplies, and made a card for a friends son. I hope that he likes it.
I started with kraft card stock cut to size and folded in half, on the top half on the card I stamped Hero Arts, Raindrop background stamp with Versamark Ink and heat set and set the card aside. I then took a piece of white card stock and stamped a monster and balloons from the Hero Arts, Monster Fun stamp set, I coloured each stamped image in with my Copics and cut the images out. I cut a strip of patterned paper from the October Afternoon, The Thrift Shop 8 x 8 paper pad and a piece of white card stock. On the white card stock I stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Monster Fun stamp set, I then adhered the patterned paper to the front of the kraft card and also adhered the white card stock. I added foam dimensionals to the monster and to the balloons and placed onto the card. Lastly, I added some hand drawn strings to the balloons and also a googly eye to the monster to finish the card.
Here are some other views of the card.
This card turned out pretty sweet.
Enjoy your night and hope to see you back here again tomorrow.