Hi Everyone! Hope you have all had a wonderful day, mine has been a very tiring one, I finished work at 10pm last night, fell asleep at 2am and had to be back at work at 6am, to say the least I am exhausted. So today’s post is going to be a short on I am afraid.
This week is week 3 of my guest blogging position with A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies, I am really enjoying creating cards for this wonderful company.
Today’s card I was able to have fun with one of my favourite techniques, emboss resist, I used this stamp to create that effect.
To see how I created the card and what other products that I used to create this, please check out A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies Blog.
I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the day.
I am off to do a little more resting, LOL.
Hi Everyone! So sad day today, I have to go back to work today…boo! LOL, anyways I have had a nice break and suppose it could not last forever, even though I would wish that.
Today I want to share 1 of 2 birthday cards that I created for my beautiful Nephew, he will be turning 11 on Saturday, I have to say that time just flies by way too quickly these days, it only seemed like yesterday that he was born.
The first of 2 cards that I created was one I created for my Mum to give to him and this was the perfect opportunity to break out the stamp set that I won from Jane Beljo, her new stamp line is truly wonderful, the quality and the designs are truly top quality, I cannot wait for Jane to produce more of these wonderful stamps, the stamps have been created from her well known Jane’s Doodles digital designs
I cut blue card stock to form a card and using the polka dots in this set, I inked it up with Versamark Ink and stamped the entire front of the card and embossed it using clear embossing powder. Next, I cut a Spellbinders, Label 8 die and stamped the 3 tier cake from the set onto some scratch white card stock and also onto the die cut. I coloured the cake in that was on the scratch white card stock and cut out, adding Glossy Accents to the icing on the cake. Once the Glossy Accents was dry, I attached the cake to the one that was stamped onto the die cut using foam dimensionals. Lastly, I added the sentiment Happy Birthday also from the same stamp set and adhered the die cut to the card front.
Here is another view of the card, so you can see the Glossy Accents.
I loved using Jane’s stamps and I cannot wait to get the rest of the stamp set inked up. So thank you Jane for giving me this stamp set, I love it.
Well need to go and get some breakfast.
Hope you all have a wonderful day, think of me as I return to work…LOL.
Hi Everyone! So this is my last day of holidays..very sad, but I suppose I need to go back and earn money yet again…like us all.
Today as the title of the blog post says, I am featured over at Two Peas in a Bucket as a guest blogger. I cannot tell you how excited and to be honest really caught off guard when Jamie contacted me and invited me to be featured, this is a real honour.
Jamie asked me to create something for the current holidays, so I decided to create another Halloween card, using this cutie of a set:
To view the card and the products that I used to create this cutie, take a wander over to Two Peas and check it out. Don’t forget there are lots of challenges that are going on over there to for you to enter and have fun.
Well I am off to start my day and I think I really need to do some cleaning, but I will sneak in some crafting as well.
Hi Everyone! So today I bring you another DT card that I created for Jay Gee’s Nook, this time using A Muse stamps.
I wanted this card to be a really quick and easy card to create when you are running out of time to create those Christmas cards to be sent, by using just 2 stamps from the A Muse collection I was able to achieve that particular look.
Using white card stock as the card and taking the Cardinal Silhouette stamp, I stamped the image straight onto the card using Memento Black Ink, cleaning the stamp off and stamping it again onto some scratch white card stock using Colorbox Ink, Magenta ink, once dry, cut the image of the bird out and attach it to the bird on the card front using foam dimensionals. At the base of the card I added some scoring lines using my Score Pal and in between the score lines I stamped a holiday sentiment from A Muse collection adding rhinestones to match either side of the sentiment. Feeling as though the card needed a little extra I took some Pink Sorbet twine and and tied this above the top score line. Lastly, added some colour to the berries on the branch using my Copic and some Glossy Accents over the top.
So what could be a more simple design to get those last minute Christmas cards sent out.
Remember to check out the blog for more beautiful cards to feast your eyes on from the other DT members and also the website as there is always more products being listed.
Well I am off to do more crafting! Have a great day!
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!