Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Whats on your workdesk Wednesday

As I don't have a card to post today and its been a few days since my last post thought I would join in Whats on your Workdesk Wednesday ..don't be fooled my desk isn't normally this tidy but my grandson is arriving tonight and I have been busy getting cards ready for a Craft Fair on Sunday so cleared everything away yesterday.  My grandson who is 11 also likes to craft so hopefully we might find time to make a card or two but I wont be back in my craft room until next Monday....
The goodies on my desk are to do something a bit different with acetate so hopefully next week I will have something to show you...

Back tomorrow with the St Lukes Charity Card challenge


Friday, 26 October 2012

A mans castle!!

Not really its a shed...lOl...lOl..
Not blogged for a few days as we have been very busy.....
Still trying to make a few more mens cards before my craft fair next lovely friend Val very kindly gave me this coloured image of a shed which is perfect for a mans card as so many men have a shed as their little hideaway!..Well we have our craft rooms..

Backing paper was a an odd piece in my bit box, the embossing folder is called Wicker Weave, Memory Box little vine die and although you might not have spotted them I stamped a little pair of wellies and popped them in the corner, on thinking about this I should have made them another colour!....


Monday, 22 October 2012

Red Arrows...

Another mans card which I am pleased with...most people have heard of the 'The Red Arrows'  (English) display team so tried to make my card look like that!
Using another stamp from the Stampin Up 'Need for Speed' set, stamped and embossed onto kraft card, coloured with copics and tried to do a bit if highlighting but think I need to do that again as its gone a bit pink on some of the planes!

Backing card from my scrap box and computer generated sentiment..
Todays weather is awful, dark, damp and foggy so dont think I will be going very far in this except the craft room!


Sunday, 21 October 2012

Less is More challenge....

The ladies over at the Simply Less is More this week have chosen

for this weeks challenge.  I've used part of a serviette which has leaves in it. Got a square of mount bound, split the  serviette down to one layer, painted the mount board with Mod Podge, placed my square of serviette on it, then brushed Mod Podge over the top.  Let it dry, then added some glitter and when that was dry put a  glaze all over the image, then mounted it onto a Nestie.  Serviettes are great for making card with as there are some beautiful ones out there. if you haven't tried it have a go....


Saturday, 20 October 2012

Need for Speed

Like a lot of people I don't find men's cards easy but I bought this set from Stampin Up called 'Need for Speed' to all I need now is a bit of inspiration.

Stamped and painted with SU soft Suede ink, backing papers are all from Stampin Up, cogs from SU punched (now retired) and I've also used one of my new dies Large Scallop edge which I think is nice.

Off to put another load in the washing machine....the joys of housework!!


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Apothecary Art....

My lovely blogging friend Annie sent me some beautiful lace all the way from Australia, I spotted the lace on one of Annie's cards.
As I wanted to show off the lace I've used one of the stamps from S.U. Apothecary Art set and kept the card simple.
Backing papers are all Stampin Up, corners are from Whimsy Stamps. I just added a few pearls in the centre of the lace one on the corner dies.

Its a beautiful day here down in Somerset and the sun it out.

A set of drawers in my craft room collapsed on Saturday so I have been trying to a sort some of my cupboards and drawers out  and have decided to do at least one a all crafters I have things that I haven't used in years so its time for them to be used or ditched..I have a feeling that charity shop will do well..lOl...lOl. At least I hope to end up with a lot more space in my tiny room...


Monday, 15 October 2012


Trying to make to odd Christmas card, I've decided that due to postage costs apart from the odd one or two unless my cards can be hand delivered then then most of cards Christmas cards this year will be quite flat so they can go by normal 2nd class postage.

Back to my card...another card using the leaf mask and Sparkle Medium..which I have done on acetate and put the texture side to the card.
Being a glittery card it doesn't need much else on it so just popped a Spellbinders in the corner.


Friday, 12 October 2012

Sympathy card....

A very quick Sympathy card today as I am off to see my daughter to have my hair cut, so handy having a daughter who's a hairdresser as you get lunch thrown in as well as a cuppa....
I've used 3 left over butterflies from another card that I made from the Clearly Besotted set...I promise no more butterflies for a while..lOl...lOl.

Thanks for looking


Tuesday, 9 October 2012

More Butterflies

Not a very good picture of my card as the weather here this morning is awful, dark and raining so not ideal to take photographs!
Again I have used some of the butterflies from Simply Besotted stamp set Butterfly Wishes...
Backing papers are all from Stampin Up...also used S.U. circles punches and border punch.  Corner dies are from Whimsey Stamps....


Monday, 8 October 2012

Besotted Butterflies

I couldnt resist these gorgeous Butterfly stamps from a new stamp company called 'Simply Besotted' which is owned by the lovely Stephanie Winncot..
These stamps were lovely to use and  they stamped beautifully....
so pop over and see their other range of stamps.
For my card I used the Spellbinders Basic Lattice die which I popped into an aperture card and a Cheery Lynn flourish die.  The set also includes sentiments and I've used one of them.. 


Saturday, 6 October 2012

Heartfelt creation....

Have been playing with some more of my new crafty goodies this time with one of the stamps from Heartfelt Creations 'Posy Patch Garden Delights' set.

For the background I stenciled the 'Leaf Swirl' mask from Imagination  Crafts using SU Old Olive ink pad and the popped it through my Bigshot.
Coloured the watering can with Copic and 3D some of the flowers.
Used the Tessatina Memory Box trellis die along the bottom, the butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.
Sorry its not a very good photograph...

Its a lovely day down here in Somerset the sun is shining.  Hope you all have a great weekend.


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Sparkle Medium....

I've been having a little play with some of the Sparkle Medium and masks that I bought from Imaginations Crafts at down Westpoint.  Very difficult to photograph glitter on black shiny card.
Have used the Silver Medium on this card, the mask is called 'Lacy Swirl Border' and the flower is from a stamp set by Imagination crafts called 'The Decoupage Range...but only used the flower head from the largest stamp in the set... I have used the whole stamp on another card which I will post at a later stage.
Decided not to add anything else on the card but did think about putting green leaves behind the flower head...what do you think??

Off to Patchwork later so catch up with you all again tomorrow...


Monday, 1 October 2012

St Lukes Challenge....

A new month and a new challenge from St Lukes Charity card Challenge and this months challenge is' SIMPLE CHRISTMAS'....
We would like to see simple designs with lots of white space on your cards..
Although having 3 layers of white card and a flower my card was so quick and simple to make as its all die cutting and a little bit of punching.

I used my new Marianne Creatable Anja Die which I have layered up and also used Spellbinders Ponsettia die,  added a few punched fern leaves and a little bit of ribbon...Alhough using a fancy die there is still lots of white space....

Our prize this month has kindly been donated my Waltzing Mouse Stamps and is a lovely stamp sheet called: Twas the night before Christmas'.

Visit the St Lukes Charity card Challenge see what the  other DT members   have come up with this month...
We look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations...