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. We’ve had that shed for years, it may be time for a new one to create some more artistic things in! Software like Shed Builder can help us pick out a design and style it the way we want – looks like a good option to me! 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.
Hi Everyone! So today I decided to to create my first Christmas card, I always say every year that I am going to be more organised and start early when it comes to buying presents and creating cards for Christmas, but as usual it never happens…LOL, I usually find myself in my craft room still creating cards for family members well into the wee hours of Christmas night. But seeing as I have still another week of holidays left, I thought why not attempt to make some cards to at least try and be a little organised..LOL. (Sorry about the photo not a great shot)
How I created the card was to cut some Kraft card stock for the card and using the Hero Arts, Magical Background stamp, inked with Colorbox Ink, Frost White I stamped the entire front of the card and set aside to dry. Next, taking white card stock, I stamped the Hero Arts, Circle Design several times and coloured the main petals of the images and cut each individual piece out, adhering each petal to a 1 3/4 inch circle punched circle of card stock and adding a brad through the centre to finish, I then attached this to the card using foam dimensionals. Taking a piece of red card stock I used the Martha Stewart Punch, Arch Lattice and punched along one edge of the card stock, adhering it to the card, adding a sentiment that was stamped onto white card stock and adhered to the top of the red card stock. Lastly, added some twine above the sentiment, red rhinestones either side of the sentiment and dusted more white ink along the edges of the card to soften.
Here are the Copics I used to colour the petals:
Here are the products used to create the card:
So I am off to watch some TV and surf the net.
Hi Everyone! Hope you have all had a great day, I have had quite a relaxing day yet again, with not much happening apart from nearly having an all day PJ’s day..LOL, yes a real lazy day :)
So this is the second post for the day so please don’t forget to scroll down and see all the exciting news that is happening.
The next exciting news that begins today is the 2nd week of my Pairing Up Challenge with Robin and Vera, so super excited to see what these truly talented ladies have created. So today we kick off with Vera choosing a card from Robin’s Flickr photostream, and if you visited our creations from last week, you will know that we decided to do an Inspired By Challenge.
This was the card that Vera chose from Robin’s collection, and I have to say when I first saw this beautiful card from Robin, I was truly blown away, her talent amazes me and inspires me each time she creates and this card is no exception, the way she created this scenery card is awe inspiring..and let me tell you, it was hard to come up with something that even comes close to this truly beautiful masterpiece.
Here is my take on Robin’s card:
I wanted to create several focal points on my card, cutting a Spellbinders, Classic Circle Die and stamping the Hero Arts, Silhouette Grass and embossing it with white embossing powder. Next, covering the whole circle by blending over the top using Ranger, Distress Ink, Walnut Stain, creating an embossed resist technique, distressing the edges and applying more ink and setting aside. To create the base of the stamped area, I took a piece of white card stock and covered the area of white card stock by blending, Ranger, Distress Ink, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage and Antique Linen. Once happy with the blending, I took the Hero Arts, Earth Flowers and stamped the grass stamp using Peeled Paint. Adding some twine across the bottom of the stamped card stock and then cutting a label using Spellbinders, Label 1 die, cutting the die cut in half to create a different looking label, then stamping a sentiment from the Hero Arts, big Hugs stamp set, once stamped adhering it to the bottom of the main stamped card stock. Lastly, adhering the circle using foam dimensionals and then more foam dimensional to attach to the card.
Here are the products I used to create this card:
I hope you enjoyed viewing the card and don’t forget to check out Robin and Vera’s cards, I know that is what I am off to do.
Also remember that this is the 2nd post for today so please scroll down and see the other exciting news :)