Hi Everyone! So I return with day 2 of blogging with the lovely Shari Carroll. I hope you all had a chance to check out her amazing creation she made yesterday, I have to say that it totally blew me away, that girl is so darn creative, to see more of her creativity you can check out her wonderful Flickr photostream HERE.
Well we head into day 2 of our blogging and today we are bringing you a sketch, this is what we had to create by:
I decided to create a card that had a vintage style feel to it, totally out of my comfort zone but one that I have always felt a strong passion to try.
I took white card stock, trimmed to form a card and taking the Hero Arts, Flourish background stamp, I inked it up with some Versamark Ink and embossed it with white embossing powder, setting this aside to work on the rest of the card. Taking a circle punch I punched a circle of card stock, also taking a scallop punch I punched 4 circles out from white card stock, folding each of them to form a petal, adhering this to the plain circle. Next, running more white card stock through my Cuttlebug, cutting snowflakes, I then placed plenty of glue on each and covered the larger one with silver glitter and the other with prisma glitter. Once the glitter had dried, I took both of the snowflakes and adhered them to the flower that I had created using the white card stock, placing a crystal brad through the centre to hold it all together. Taking water colour paper and the Hero Arts, Branch and Flourish Tree, I inked it up using some distress ink, barn door, spritzed with some water and stamped directly onto the paper, heat setting it with my heat gun. I then sewed around the edges of the paper and tore the excess off, applying distress ink, antique linen and vintage photo to give it an aged look. I took all elements of the card and adhered each of them onto the front of the embossed card, lastly, adding some red rhinestones and vintage lace trim to finish.
Certainly a very different style to what I am normally used to but it was fun to create and something that was also new for me, this was my first sketch card that I had created.
Okay so now it is time to follow me over to Shari’s blog to see what AMAZING creation she has created for us today.
Looking forward to bringing you another creation tomorrow.
Oh and I will have a video for you all to have a look at what goodies I have purchased over the last couple of months, I will leave the link for you tomorrow so that you can view this. I brought quite a bit, an early birthday present, now seeing my birthday is less then a week away :)
Hiya! yes you read the title of this blog post right, I am blogging this week with my sweet friend Shari. Shari asked me a couple of weeks ago whether I would like to have a week where we would could blog together and of course I immediately said yes (to tell you the truth I did let out a little squeal of excitement..LOL).
So this week we will be sharing a different array of stamping and creating Christmas themed projects for you to feast your eyes on, with day 1 being a Photo Inspiration, here is the photo:
I decided to create a card using the different colours that I could see on this beautiful pillow.
I took some white card stock and ran it through my Cuttlebug, cutting a Label 8 die cut, then inking the top half of the die cut using distress ink, peeled paint, also inking the Hero Arts, Friend Definition stamp with the same ink and stamping over the top of the inked section, giving it a tone of tone look, then dipping my fingers into water and flicking water over the top, which as we know when distress ink has water applied to it, it reacts, I dried it off using my heat gun. Taking, a piece of Kraft card stock, I ran this through my Cuttlebug, cutting it with the same die, then inked the Hero Arts, Magical Background stamp up with some Colorbox Ink, Frost White and stamped over the die cut, I adhered this to the peeled paint die cut, adding string to cover the glued sections. I added a sentiment to the top of the die cut from the Hero Arts, Get Merry Stamp set, I also added some scatters of red rhinestones and a Hero Arts, Poinsettia with the same string behind the flower and a Basic Grey brad through the centre. Lastly, I trimmed brown card stock to form the card and adhered the die cut to the card.
I loved that I was able to use quite a few techniques, stamping and Hero Arts products on this card.
I do hope that this card gives you inspiration to create a card using different stamping techniques.
Well I am almost giddy with excitement to see what my dear friend Shari has created, so why not follow me and check out what she has been creating.
I do hope to see you all back here again tomorrow to check out Day 2 of our week together.
Have a great day!
Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you are all enjoying what is left of your weekend. I also wanted to add here before starting this blog post, thank you to everyone who has taken the time to watch my video and leave such wonderful comments, I hope to be back in the future with another one.
Well it is yet another Sunday which means another DT card for Jay Gee’s Nook. This time I decided to use this sweet set from Lawn Fawn, Critters in the Snow, I just adored it when I first saw it and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
I decided to use the sweet little reindeer out of this set and stamping in onto some Basic Grey patterned paper, then trimming it out, adding Glossy Accents to the antlers and colouring the nose in with a red Copic, then adding more Glossy Accents, I set him aside to dry. Next, I took some Kraft card stock to form a card, and using the snowflakes from the Lawn Fawn, Frosties stamp set, that were inked with Colorbox Ink, Frost White, I covered the entire front of the card adding more ink to the edges to soften. Taking more Basic Grey patterned paper I trimmed a piece, applied distress ink, vintage photo to soften and adhered this to the base of the card, adding string across the top of the patterned paper. I trimmed a small piece of white card stock, stamping a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn, Bows and Holly stamp set, blending some distress ink, vintage photo over the tag to soften and lastly adding a brad to the tag also, then attaching it to the patterned paper. Once the reindeer had dried, I adhered this to the card using foam dimensionals.
Enjoy viewing the card. Don’t forget to pop on over to see what the other DT gals have been up to.
I hope you all get a little time to relax and maybe get a little inky today.
Hi Everyone! Well today we hear that we are once again on flood alert and the town above us some parts are being evacuated as we speak. We fortunately are on higher ground above the river, but I feel for the people in the lower sections of our town. Fingers crossed it does not do too much damage.
So it is another day of 12 Trendy Days of Christmas and I thought that I would share a video on how I created the card (mind you you will have to excuse the weird angle and the poor quality, this is going to take sometime to get this right..LOL).
Without further ado, here is the video, make sure to scroll down further to view the photo of the card and instructions on how I created it.
I took the stamp set from Hero Arts, Merry Christmas Trees and inked the trees up using some distress ink, vintage photo, stamping the trees onto some pink Basic Grey patterned paper, trimming around each of the trees and setting aside. Next, trimming some Kraft card stock to form a card and taking the Hero Arts, Magical Background stamp that was inked with Colorbox Ink, Frost White, I stamped the entire front of the card. Taking some white card stock, I tore along one side to form snow, I adhered this to the base of the card. Taking the trees that I had trimmed out previously I adhered these to the snow card stock using foam dimensionals, taking more white card stock, I trimmed a piece to form a tag and stamped a Hero Arts, sentiment from the Holiday Sayings stamp set, then adhering the tag to the front of the card. Lastly, I added some rhinestones to the trees and after the video I added some rock candy, distress stickles for added shine to the snow, unfortunately you are not able to view this in the photo.
I hope you enjoy viewing the video and the card, with some practice I will get this videoing down pat, LOL, actually it is rather addictive when you don’t have to talk..LOL.
Don’t forget to check in over at Kimberly’s blog to see more wonderful creations.
Have a great night.
Hi Everyone! I have some exciting news to share with you tonight, that being that I was asked by Tiffany Richards of Tiffany Doodles to join her Design Team. I will be starting in January 2011 and working alongside some amazing and talented women, I am looking forward to working with these lovely girls and creating projects with some of Tiffany’s amazing designs.
The team will be having a blog hop that will be starting on Tuesday 7th of December and going for 3 days, this will give readers the opportunity to meet all the new gals and also have the opportunity for a chance at winning some giveaways.
From the 7th of December through to the 31st of December there will be a challenge running, in that time you will have 4 chances to win up to 7 digi’s of your choice, so make sure you participate, there are some great designs in store.
Lastly, as I will not be starting until next year, I won’t however have an entry for the blog hop or the challenge but please make sure you check down the side bar of my blog and click on the link to view the blog hop when it starts and in the meantime you can always visit the Tiffany Doodles, Flickr group, there are some wonderful creations from many talented ladies.
I also want to take this opportunity to wish all the out going DT gals all the best and I am sure that we will see all your wonderful and beautiful talents around the great world of crafting.
One more thing before I leave you tonight, I want to let you in on a little something that will be happening on my blog tomorrow..a little video share for you, and it is not a haul video either, so be sure to pop back in tomorrow and check it out.
Hi Everyone! Had a very lazy day today, watching and listening to the torrential rain falling. However, I did manage to create a card for Kimberly’s 12 Trendy Days of Christmas, today’s theme was to use bling, glitter and anything sparkly.
So with that being said, I decided to break out my silhouette machine and create a snowflake, I cut this out using white card stock, then adhered glue over the snowflake and added prisma glitter over the top, setting this aside to dry. Next, using the PTI, Limitless Layer Die and some Basic Grey patterned paper which I ran through my Cuttlebug. I then took my Scorpal and scored the die cuts, punched a small hole in the centre of the die cuts and cut one score line, then folding each score line to form half circles, once this was done to both, I then adhered the 2 half circles together and then to a small punched circle to give more stability. I stamped a stamp from the PTI, 2010 Holiday Tags stamp set that was inked with some Hero Arts, Soft Leaf ink onto white card stock, then punching it out using a circle punch, adhering this to the top of the rosette that I created from the patterned paper. Once all the pieces were dry I adhered the rosette to the snowflake using Glossy Accents and set this aside to dry. I trimmed Kraft card stock to form a card and using the Hero Arts, Magical background stamp that was inked with Colorbox Ink, Frost White I stamped the entire front of the card. Taking the snowflake and adhering it to the front of the card, adding a sentiment to the bottom of the card that was stamped onto white card stock that was trimmed and attached to the card also. Lastly, I added some brown and white twine and some rhinestones for more added shine.
Here is a close up of the snowflake.
Enjoy tonight’s card and don’t forget to jump on over to Kimberly’s blog to check out the rest of the links to some amazing creations.