Sunday, 27 March 2011

How distressing!!

I have had a lovely messy time at clas, learning how to use Tim Holtz distress inks. I made several backgrounds, but rather liked the colour combination of the one. The image is stamped in black, and I have layered it onto some pretty green vellum that I have had for a long time. I also used it to punch out 2 scallop circles to make the flower. I folded it just off centre and attached it to the corner, finished off with a shiny star.. I can enter the following challenges
using anything Tim at
Make your own embellishment at
and go green at

Monday, 21 March 2011

birthday card

My eldest grandson is turning 20 soon, so I have been making this card for him. I have used a Penny Black sticker for the image, layered on black,and raised over the background layers of a scalloped edged strip, a cream embossed (in my c/b) strip and a black strip. Finished off with a black bow.
I have used the sketch from
Something for the boys at
Embossing at
and at

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Concertina Flowers

I almost forgot about this card I had made for
the craft barn
They have had some lovely ladies demoing different flowers and I was quite taken with the concertina one. The flower is 2 layers, and is finished off with a matching button. The card itself has been embossed in my cuttlebug, and I printed the lovely vintage image onto photo paper and then matted onto blue paper.
I am also entering it at 
as I have used a tie on the button

Monday, 14 March 2011

Going green now!

This is a change from my last orange shades!
I have used the sketch from
What a lovely layout. I used my Penny Black stamps  and green colours to enter at
And because the tag is a lovely metallic vellum I can enter at
flowers are required at
also at
and Welcome Spring at

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Amother one in orange

I seem to have a 'thing' for orange at the moment. This one uses a piece of patterned card from my stash, which I stamped with acouple of the flowers from my Daekroom door set. The butterfly is made from metal using a nestie die and the run through my c/b to emboss it, then swiped with the same colour as the flowers. I have used the lovely sketch from can also enter the following challenges -
use some metal at
use flowers at
and last but not least - butterflies - at
where the prize is not one - but four lovely stamp sets from Crafty Individuals

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Orange and Yellow

This is such a great sketch - I couldn't resist using it in these lovely bright colours. I have made it for the sketch challenge this week over at

A favourite card

I started from scratch with this one, by using some of my own handmade pale mauve tinted paper. I then stamped the images on to white card and coloured the lovely cherry blossoms with fabric paint - it has a pretty pearl-like sheen. Matted on to pale pink card and finished off with a peeloff butterfly stuck onto acetate and glittered. I am able to enter the following challenges - Make the card you would like yourself-
use a stamped flower at
Anything goes at

Friday, 4 March 2011

A new pendant

I have made this pendant for the challenge over at
I was so impressed with the ones shown.
I have actually used a red bamboo tile from a table runner that my lovely friend Colleen dismantled and gave several to her friends.
Because I do not have all of the items in the demo's I had to compromise using whatever equipment that was in my stash, so hope this still qualifies for the challenge.
I used a silver pen to paint it, and then went over it with Inca Gold (silver) Then, using Dimensional Magic I applied the torn out cat image, added some silver beads at the bottom, then using a dismantled earring, I threaded the jump rings onto wire and through the already drilled holes, and finished off with another bead at the top, and a jump ring so that it can be threaded on to a chain.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

lace and pearls

I am really pleased at how this card turned out. I have managed to combine several challenges with it. I edged the blue papers with a darker blue ink pad, and also the nestie scalloped oval which I cut on my lovely cuttlebug (however did I manage without one!) The stamp is a Penny Black one called Constellations, and I have added a little sparkle with a Sakura pen. I made the hat pin by adding some pretty blue beads and pearls to a long pearl headed pin. Also added pearls to the bottom strip.
First up for Pearls and Lace
Next - using hatpins
The layout is a sketch from