Monday, 29 March 2010

There's a Mouse about......

We are about to become grandparents again in August so thought I ought to make a couple of baby cards, one of each of course, they know what it is but we dont!
I've used my lovely new House Mouse 'dream Puff' stamp...isn't he cute?
Cut out 2 large nestabilty circles, scored down the scallops and attached brads. Coloured the mouse with Copics and put some two way glue on the cotton wool ball and applied real cotton wool and when it was dry pulled most of it off as I didn't want a huge clump of it on the card. Used nesties again to mount him on and added lace behind the last layer. Punched little flowers and added tiny pearls.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Penny Black challenge......

This weeks Penny Black challenge is Butterflies and Bees.
Stamped used is called 'Buzz in the Air'. coloured with copic pens, flowers and bees 3D. Nestability Octogan used to cut and mount image. Backing paper from stash. Punches used MS Butterfly, SU Scallop corner. Bee charm. Quickutz photo corner also used and Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder.

Right off to start the Grandchildrens Easter cards and boxes


Bah Humbug Peel off Challenge

This weeks Bah Humbug challenge is to use Peel offs. Made a cracker template and covered part of it with backing paper. Took a glittered Pell Off and coloured it from the back using Sakura pens and then mounted it onto small Nestabiltiy ovals. Peel offs also used down the sides of the cracker and for the sentiment. Ribbon also added.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Sweet Dreams.........

I've had a busy two days hence no posting but at last time for me....
Todays post is a House Mouse stamp, my friend Sheila let me stamp this image but forgot to look to see what it was called....duh..
Have stamped and coloured the image with pencils then 3D the image, added a little dragonfly charm. Mounted the image onto Oval Nesties. Backing paper is Basic Grey Koishe paper pad, Cuttlebug Bubbles embossing folder used across the centre, MS deep Daisy punch, edged then put onto black with pearls in the centre! Computor sentiment.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Wedding Card...

My daughter asked me to make a wedding card using shocking that is what the bride is wearing. Have used a 'ready coloured' image from Lily of the Valley...(I have a good excuse as my eyes are not good today after a visit to the hospital! I've also added some glitter to the image.
I've used some very pretty handmade paper which has white and silver leaves on. ALso used SU eyelet border punch, Roses, pearl pins, fern leaf punch and Quickutz photo corner punch.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Penny Black challenge....

This weeks Penny Black challenge is a card plan.
Penny Black stamped used is called 'Embrace', usually I colour this image with my chalks but have coloured him with copics this time...mmm not sure. Mounted the image into Nestabilities then used Craft Too embossing 'Daisies' folder for the background. Backing paper is from Craft Creations, Daisy flower punch and L.Em leaf punch. Ribbon from stash...and have you spotted the pearls?????

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Lovely as a Tree.....again

This is the other card that I made with a stamp from the SU lovely as a Tree set.
Stamped and coloured image with watercolours, divided into 3 equal bits then mounted on to card.
All card and backing paper is SU.
Cuttlebug embossing folder used along the bottom, added ribbon and SU oval punches., extra leaves added to side of sentiment.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Bah Humbug...Vintage

Bah Humbug challenge this week is vintage.
The stamp used I think is Personal Impressions its a stamp I sold earlier this year but stamped a couple of images to keep. Image stamped onto semi gloss card and coloured with Distress Inks then his beard and coat have been highlighted with a white gel pen.
The minature Victorian postcard I've had for ages so again just used some distress inks on it.
Backing paper is K and Co called 'Holiday Traditions'. Lace and ribbon from stash.

Lovely as a Tree.....

Mens cards are always quite diffuclut to make but decided to play with the SU stamp set 'Lovely as a Tree' as this is ideal.
I started with 4 squares of Cuttlebug card and sponged around the edges, mounted them onto SU Olive Green card and pricked around the edges then put the 4 square onto the card. Stamped the trees and then cut them out using circle Nestabilities . Lighly coloured the image and mounted on top of the squares. Added 2 leaves and cut a mini pine cone in half and stuck it onto the leaves and added a bow.
I will post the other card I did tomorrow.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Birthday Rose........

This is another image that I coloured on our Copic day. The stamp is an old Jukins one and rather large but thought I would mount it on a card rather than it sit on my desk for weeks!
Image is stamped with Momento ink and I have 3D the rose head.
Backing paper is from SU Brocade Background designer papers, corner die is Quickutz scallop corner, other punches used Martha Stewart deep Trellis, SU Ovals and Martha Stewart small Monarch butterly which has been glittered and pearls added. Happy Birthday sentiment is a Personal Impression stamp.
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 17 March 2010 for KRAFT

K is for Kraft if the latest Craftworks Card challenge.
All elements on this card are Craftwork Cards expect the punched leaves, punched petals from their Kraft paper.
I have used 2 of their new Wraps for the card, joined together and then scored the top one so you can open the card easily. I've put a Thank You behind one of their small frames which I have edged with purple...the photograph isnt good at all.

THanks for looking.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Penny Black Challenge....

Penny Black challenge this week is colours of spring.
Thisstamp is called 'Uplifting Occasion' it has been stamped and coloured with Copics and chalks. I've cut around the top of the bra coloured the lace with copics and then inserted lace through the it a lovely 3D image, aslo coloured the card candy with Copics.
Backing paper from stash. Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder used also thier flower die. Martha Stewart punch along the bottom edge, card rbbon from stash.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Happy Mothers Day.....

Happy Mothers Day to all mums out there hope you are all having a lovely day.
This is one of the images that I stamped and coloured at my Copic workshop yesterday, the stamp is a House Mouse one called 'sleeping with Strawberries'. Not entirely happy with the colours but I shall keep practicing!
Backing paper is Euphoria by Basic Grey, hand crocheted flower with Prima Flower behind and a brad in the centre.
Punches used are Martha Stewart, Monarch Butterfly and also Loop Edge.....and.....pearls.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Copics Workshop.....

Had really brilliant Copic workshop day today with Wendy from Stamps and Memories down at Exeter. As well being showed the correct way to colour and shade wewere given lots of hints and tips regarding the use of paper/card and also shown several techniques using our Copics.
In the afternoon we were let loose to colour and play with Copics.......there will be another day which goes a step futher including air brushing if anyone is interested please contact Wendy at Stamps and Memories.

Bah Humbug............

Bah Humbug challenge this week is to use combos that we have done before so I have chosen Tree, Glitter and Faux Stitching.
Tree image is a Penny Black one, the backing paper is from Kanban, Cuttlebug snowflake dies with a black sparkle brad through the centre.
Image has been stamped and layered onto Black a holographic card, I have glittered the tree and also added small gemstones for extra sparke. Quickutz photo corners also added. Cuttblebug snowflake embossing folder with faux stitching added across the back of the image.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Tilda Dinner.....

Haven't stamped a Tilda for ages so thought I would stamp Tilda Dinner..... I have stamped her onto SU whisper White card and coloured her with Copic pens, the SU card works great with the Copic Pens....
Backing paper is from Papermania new Rose Garden pack which is lovely...I've used three of my Martha Stewart punches the loop corner and border also the scalloped lace across the centre. The embossed background is one of the new 6 x 4 embossing folders from Crafts Too called 'Daisies'. Cuttlebug flower die, Prima flower, punched leaves and of coure....pearls.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Easter 'Chick'.......

It's club night tomorrow and the card of the month is 'Easter'.
This little stamp I bought from Craftfairy made by Stampinback and is called would you believe Giraffe In Eggshell!!
Image coloured with Copics and placed into Nestability ovals one of which I used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder on. Backing paper is a K andC (Tim Coffey) design. Card is SU, Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly which I have glittered and added pearls....senitment is computer generated.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Lazy Afternoon....

This is one of my new Lilly of the Valley stamps that I bought at Farnborough, he's called 'Lazy Afternoon'. Stamped and coloured with Copic, backing paper is from MME Wild Asparagus pack, the punches I've used are all SU, Spiral, Scallop Trim Border and the Window punch.

Off to meet my friend Val for a catch up and coffee...

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Penny Black Challenge.

Penny Blacks challenge this week is an easel card.
I'm afraid the photograph isn't very good as the light was fading last night.
This stamp is called 'Crossing Bridges', coloured using chalks and Copics, the flower head has beed 3D. Backing paper is SU designer paper Petals & Paisley. Prima flower, punched leaves, SU Scallop Trim Border punch
has been used along the bottom.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Bah Humbug.....

Bah Humbug challenge this week is Stitching/Faux Stitching. Have used the this lovely owl stamp but unfortunately it doesn't have a name on it, all I do know is that I bought it from Simply Stamps.
Stamped onto cream pearlised card and lightly coloured the image and have 3D the middle owl, used Snowtex on the branches to give the effect of snow. Backing paper is from stash, Pricked card across the centre then used a black fine liner pen to give the impression of stitches also added ribbon.
Martha Stewart wide trellis punch along the bottom, sentiment computer generated, card candy.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Funky Frames .......

Another card make from the Kay Carley Funky Frames sheet of stamps but kept this card really simple.
Image stamped and coloured with Copic pens, centres of the flowers have been glittered.
Backing paper from stash, Martha Stewart small monarch butterly which has been glittered and then small pearls put along the body. Ribbon from stash. SU window punch with pearls added...I do like my pearls or hadn't you noticed??

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Odd Requests.....

Sometimes I do get odd requests for cards and this time a friend wanted a card with a caravan on.
This is quite an old PSX stamp which I've coloured with Copic pens, imagehas then been layered up.
Background paper from stash, Cuttlebug Distressed stripes used across the centre, the large photo corner is SU and the smaller one a Quickutz.
SU oval punches, computor generation sentiment.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Bloomin with beauty.....

No crafting today as it was such a lovely day we decided to have a day out down in Exeter. Had a superb lunch and our table in the restaurant overlooked Exeter Cathedral.....lovely.
Flower image is from the SU Bloomin with Beauty stamp set, I have so many bits of card and paper laying around so decided I needed to use some of it up and I know they say 'blue and green should never be seen' but I love this combination.
Not sure where the blue backing paper came from but the green is SU designer paper, all card is SU, Martha Steward punch, cuttlebug flower dies and of course pearls....ribbon is also SU.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Funky Frames.....

Had a lovely suprise today as I won the Craftworks Card challenge for Wraps.....looking forward to my 'Wraps' gift coming from them...anyway now on to todays card.
This is one of the stamps that was on the Kay Carley Aspects of Design Funky Frames sheet that I bought at Farnborough.
Image stamped with Momento ink pads, coloured with Copic pens. Layered up on to SU card old Olive and pretty in pink Card. I've another of my new Martha Stewart punches called 'Loops'.
Backing paper is from Papermania 'Regency' pack, and of course Cuttlebug flower die, pearls from the Hobby House.