Hi Everyone! Yes I know, long time no see again, work the last couple of days has been incredibly busy and just too hard to craft when you are absolutely knackered..LOL.
Anyways, I am back to share another Christmas card for you to feast your eyes on. I decided to give Jennifer McGuire’s watercolour technique using distress inks a go.
Using the Hero Arts, Hanging Trees stamp set, I inked the stamp up using Versamark Ink and stamping it onto some watercolour paper, embossing it with black embossing powder. Next, using my craft sheet and some distress ink, Peeled Paint, I stamped the ink pad directly to the craft sheet and spritzing the ink with water, taking a paint brush and painting the trees, applying ink until I was happy with the end result. Once the trees were dry, I cut each of them out and set aside. Using some Basic Grey patterned paper I stamped the Hero Arts, Starry Sky that was inked with distress ink, Antique Linen to the paper, applying distress ink, Vintage Photo to the edges of the patterned paper. Taking white card stock, I tore along one side to form and edge that resembled snow, adding light touch of vintage photo to the torn edge, then adhering this to the patterned paper. Next, attaching the trees to the top of the white card stock using foam dimensionals, adding some gemstones to the trees for added interest. Lastly, I took a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Get Merry stamp set and adhering the paper to green card stock that was trimmed to form a card.
Here is another view of the card.
Here are the products used to create this card.
Enjoy viewing the card, I promise that I will return tomorrow to share the start of the gift line that I am creating for the girls in our family for Christmas.
Have a great night everyone!
Hi Everyone! It is Monday again, the weekend just goes too quickly these days, how was everyone else’s weekend? For one I really hope that this week goes quickly also..LOL
Tonight I wish to share with you some tags that I have created for Christmas, using some of my favourite Hero Arts stamps.
Using some Kraft card stock I cut some tags out, I also cut green, blue, pink and white card stock to form the base for the images to sit on. Using the Hero Arts stamps, Music Background, Magical Background and Friend Definition Background stamps, I inked each individual stamps with Colorbox Ink, Frost White and stamped over the Kraft tags to form background stamping. Next, adding each of the coloured card stocks to the tags and also the Hero Arts sentiments. Each individual tag, I wanted to create a visual appeal and one that could be used as a small gift to the recipient also. Stamping different Hero Arts images, Classic Holly, Magical Background, Flourish Background, Hanging Trees, and Holiday Sayings to form the focal point of each tag. Using other Hero Arts and Ranger products such as ink, gems, distress ink and glossy accents to complete the images, lastly, adhering each of the circles to the coloured card stocks and string through the tops of the tags to complete each one.
I hope that this gives you some ideas to start making some Christmas tags that can also be used as a small gift to your loved ones.
Before I leave you tonight, I wish to share some photos with you, the first one is a photo that my friend that came to visit took when I took here to the airport (as you can see, me without makeup and looking a little tired, but happy that I was able to spend that time with her too…LOL).
Next, thought it was time to share some more photos of our boy Roly, the first one is of him feeling rather warm today and having to lay on the tiles to the entry of our bathroom, toilet and laundry..LOL, poor boy, not sure how he is going to cope when it does become really hot, LOL, probably like his Mumma, under the A/C..LOL.
This one is him laying outside waiting for Darryl to get home from work, in the background you can see when he was a little puppy he took paint off my beautiful french doors, another thing to do around the house, there seems to be always something.
The last few are of some flowers around my garden, the pink ones are of a really, really old rose that flowers only once a year and is so pretty, I have several of these around my garden and the other photo is of a native to Australia called a Bottlebrush(for ones that may not know).
I hope you enjoy all that you have viewed tonight, I may not be around tomorrow as I have a huge day at work, but I will return on Wednesday for you to feast your eyes on a present that I am making for all the girls in our family.
Hi Everyone! Today I am back to share a DT card designed for Jay Gee’s Nook. I have side tracked from Christmas card making and decided to create a card using this sweetie of a set.
Using white card stock, I trimmed it down to form the card. Next, taking more white card stock, I stamped the little bicycle from the set and coloured it in with my Copics. I added a sentiment underneath the image, also from the same stamp set and adhered this to some yummy A Muse Blue Gingham paper that was trimmed slightly larger then the white card stock. I added some bakers twine to the gingham paper and adhered this to the card front.
Don’t forget to enter the current Challenge that is running over at Jay Gee’s Nook, it is open to anyone, so get inking and creating.
I am off to check out the other DT cards, so why not follow me and leave some loving comments.
Hi Everyone! So have been having a lazy day today, only managed to get the washing out on the line and wash the dishes, tried to do some crafting, but not having much luck, so decided to leave it and make some tea. However, I did manage to create a card using some new PTI stamps.
I used a teal coloured card stock and trimmed it to create a card, I then took the PTI, Tin Types background stamp and inked with Colorbox Ink, Frost White ink, I stamped over the front of the card to form my own background. I then took some white card stock and using the PTI, Mat Stack 1 die I ran the card stock through my Cuttlebug cutting the die, next taking the matching stamp from the PTI, Tiny Treats stamp set, I inked the stamp up using some Colorbox Ink, Chestnut Roan and stamped over the die cut. Taking more white card stock I took the PTI, 2010 Holiday Tags and using one of the stamps in that set I inked it up with some Colorbox Ink, Celadon and stamped onto the card stock, once dry I took a 1 3/4 inch circle punch and punched the stamped image out and adhered it to the mat stack using foam dimensionals, then adhering the mat stack to the card using more foam dimensionals. Adding a sentiment to the bottom of the card using the PTI, Signature Christmas stamp set, stamping this onto more white card stock, adhering the sentiment to some chocolate card stock and then adhering it to the front of the card. Lastly, adding rhinestones to the card to finish.
Enjoy viewing the card tonight, I am off to catch up a bit on the computer work and attempt fate and try and craft a little more.
Hi Everyone! Yes I know, I have been rather a bad blogger…some how after my friend left, life took over again and there just was no time to craft, but today, finally a day off from work and was able to get back into it again. Although, I have to say it was no smooth sailing, it seem to take me ages to be able to create something, I was beginning to think that the mojo had left with my friend, but never fear it is still here.
What could be more better to get creating again with this wonderful stamp. I just love how elegant this flourish is and since buying it have not had the chance to ink it up, until now.
Cutting a piece of patterned paper and inking up the Hero Arts, Fabulous Flourish with Versamark Ink, I stamped over the paper and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Next, taking the distress ink, Antique Linen, applying the ink pad directly to the paper, I applied the ink heavily to cover, making the flourish pop, I also blended distress ink, Vintage Photo around the edges, I set this aside to dry. I then took a piece of red patterned paper and punching a circle out of the paper I created a rose (for this technique, you can view this video by Jennifer McGuire or surf You Tube for other technique videos) I wanted to add a shine to the rose like Jennifer did in the above video, so using the same technique, by applying Versamark Ink to the rose and adding clear embossing powder, heat setting, I did this several times to get the look I was after. I cut some leaves and adhered to the back of the rose, along with some twine for added effect. I cut some white card stock to form a card and adhered the patterned paper with the flourish on it to the front of the card, making sure to use plenty of glue, then adhered the rose using some foam dimensionals. I cut another piece of white card stock to form a tag and stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Holiday Sayings stamp set, added some red rhinestones either side of the sentiment and adhered the tag to the card front using more foam dimensionals.
Here is a close up of the rose.
Hope you enjoy viewing the card, thank you for hanging in there with me, I will be back with more for you to view tomorrow.
Hi Everyone! So today is a kind of sad day, my friend left today after visiting the last few days with me, we had so much fun and caught up on lots of chatting and lots of laughing, just what the doctor ordered for us both. She is now wanting me to visit her, so this will be something to strive towards.
Today’s post I wish to share a card that I designed for Jay Gee’s Nook’s first challenge and give you some inspiration to create a card to enter into this months competition, it is open to anyone to enter, so check out the blog to see the details and the other DT samples.
I love this photo that Judith picked out, the blues and whites and all the gorgeous little details, gives for great inspiration to create a card.
I chose to pull out my Silhouette Machine and cut out a butterfly from some October Afternoon patterned paper, then applied distress ink, Broken China and Tumbled Glass over the top. I took a stamp from the Hero Arts, Asian Frames and stamped over part of the butterfly and embossed with white embossing powder, I inked the edges of the butterfly to give it a more defined look using distress ink, Vintage Photo. Taking some water colour paper and the Late 1800’s Script Background stamp from Purple Onion Designs, I inked it up with some distress ink, Antique Linen, spritzed it with some water and laid the paper onto the stamp, heat set with my heat gun and distressed the edges, applying more ink to the edges. I adhered the butterfly to the water colour paper using some glossy accents and set aside to dry. Next, I took a bone coloured card stock and cut to form a card, adhering the water colour paper to the front using foam dimensionals. Lastly, cut a strip of white card stock to form a tag and stamping a Papertrey Ink sentiment, adding a rhinestone either side and adhering to the card front using more foam dimensionals.
I hope that this card gives you some inspiration to create something for the challenge, don’t forget to take a wander over to the blog and check out all the inspirational eye candy and details on the competition, I look forward to seeing what you all create.
Just one last thing before I head off, I wanted to thank you all for your patience for my absence whilst my friend has been here. I will be creating all this week, so should have some yummy things to show you.