Friday, February 07, 2014

Unusually Close

It's not often that you see Jess and Jamie having a cuddle so when they did I was quick to grab the camera!! This pic was taken during a short break on a walk around Burrator reservoir.



Materials used: Kraft cardstock, Tim Holtz tissue tape, Webster's Pages washi tape, K & Co printed die-cuts, Pink Paislee printed die-cuts, Scrapworks Rubz alphabet rub-ons, Fancy Pants journalling rub-ons.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

3 Best Friends

So yesterday I actually scrapped but I had to wait until there was good enough light today before i could photograph it.

I've used a ton of older stash on this and found loads of stuff I forgot I had (while rummaging through drawers)!


Materials used: American Crafts cardstock, My Mind's Eye papers, Papermania die-cut paper, K & Co Serendipity die-cuts, K & Co Mira die-cuts, American Crafts rub-ons, Webster's Pages washi tape, white Posca pen.

I'm now having fun colouring an old Prima Paintables sheet of paper that I've had for years ready for my next layout which will hopefully be finished in the next few days.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Joie De Vivre tag

Here's a tag I made using Artistic Outpost stamps.

I used Paperartsy paints and crackle glaze to paint the tag and then stamped over it with the text stamp from the Birds of a Feather plate. I also used the paint on cardstock over which I then stamped the girls from the Birds of a Feather stamp plate before cutting them out. I also did the same with the Joie De Vivre stamp from the Paris Expositions stamp plate. 

I used a small piece of sequin waste as a stencil to paint the stars on the tag and then used the sequin waste as an embellishment.



Materials used: Paperartsy Fresco paints and crackle, Artistic Outpost stamps, black Versafine ink, sequin waste, roses ribbon, washi tape, sequin waste, organza ribbon, bead and wire embellishment, fabric leaf, paper roses, Posca paint pen.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Inkspirational Challenge 47 - Live in the Sunshine

I only came across the Inkspirational blog recently and in order to try and keep the mojo flowing I've joined in with Challenge 47 which was a colour inspiration challenge to use any brown with any yellow. This was quite a challenge for me as they're definitely not my kind of colours!!

I stamped the stamp from the Artistic Outpost set The Outpost on to white card and then embossed it with clear embossing powder before adding distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. I then used an iron to remove the embossing powder.

I used the flower stamp from Artistic Outpost's set Old Grist Mill and stamped it using Versamark ink on to the kraft cardstock background.


Materials used: kraft cardstock, white card, Artistic outpost stamps, Versamark ink, clear embossing powder, Ranger Distress inks, twine, beaded string.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Another Crafty Secrets card

I've made another card using a digital stamp from Crafty Secrets - this one is from the Bird Notes set which is definitely one of my favourites.

I printed the stamp on to cream cardstock and then coloured it using Derwent Inktense pencils. 


Materials used: cream cardstock, Crafty Secrets digital stamp, Derwent Inktense pencils, Papermania Regency papers, Ranger Distress ink,  unknown make of ribbon and pins.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Another Crafty Secrets card

Here's another Crafty Secrets card but instead of stamping this one uses part of the Birds and Blossoms Creative Scraps.

I used cream cardstock for the base and used Distress Ink around the edges then layered up various Kaisercraft papers, lace and the picture. 

I added a metal photo corner which I painted with Vintaj patinas and then added paper roses, a K & Co sentiment sticker and some "grassy bits" which I was given by my Mother-in-law.



Materials used: cream cardstock, Ranger Distress inks, Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps, Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings papers, K & Co Beyond Postmarks sticker, metal corner, Vintaj patinas, lace, lace leaves and lace circle, paper roses, "grass".
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Saturday, January 04, 2014

TLC card - Happy Day

Here's a card I made using a free digital image from the fabulous Create with TLC blog.

I printed it on to white cardstock and used Derwent Inktense pencils to colour it. All papers were distressed around the edges.

I found an old K & Co epoxy sticker to use for the sentiment.


Materials used: Create with TLC digital image, Derwent Inktense pencils, cream cardstock, October Afternoon papers, Prima paper, Ranger Distress inks, K & Co epoxy sticker, gingham ruffled ribbon, various buttons and ribbon.

Crafty Secrets - Fairy Birthday Wishes

Here's a card I made using one of the digital stamps from Craft Secrets' Fairy Wishes set.

I printed it on to cream cardstock and coloured it with Prismacolor pencils but no blender.

The sentiment was stamped using Fairyland clear stamps on to cream cardstock using black Versafine ink and then die-cut with a Spellbinders die. I then used Distress Ink on the edges.


Materials used: Kraft cardstock, Distress Ink, Papermania Madame Payraud paper, Crafty Secrets digital stamp, Prismacolor pencils, Crafty Secrets clear stamps, Spellbinders die.

Friday, January 03, 2014

Wild Orchid Challenge 93 - Anything Goes - A Crafty Secrets tag

I have a ton of gorgeous paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts so decided to make a tag to enter for the latest challenge of Anything Goes.

The tag was made using scrap card and then I used Paperartsy Fresco paints with the crackle medium. Oh how I love this effect!! I then added a few bits of doilies.

I used a digital image from Crafty Secrets' Fairy Wishes set which I printed on to cream card and then coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and Derwent metallic pencils. I used the clear stamps from the Fairyland set for the sentiment.

The leaves on wire were from my stash but the beads on wire were made by me. I added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and some Stickles to highlight the flowers and edges of the tag.


Materials used: scrap cardstock, Paperartsy Freso paints and crackle, Dovecraft doilies, Crafty Secrets digital stamp and clear stamps (as above), Spectrum Noir pens, Derwent Metallic pencils, Wild Orchid flowers, wire embellishment, wire and beads, Stickles, lace and ribbon.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

52 card challenge 2014 - Week 1

I started on the 52 card challenge over at UKScrappers in 2012 and didn't get very far but am hoping to do better this year!!

The challenge for week 1 was to use new stash so I cracked open the new Papermania stuff I bought with some Christmas money. I'm loving the 2 new ranges made by them - Sew Lovely and Madame Payraud - both quite vintagey and muted. 

I think I've forgotten how to make cards but hopefully they'll get better as I get back in to it!!


Materials used: Papermania Kraft cardstock, Papermania Sew Lovely papers and die-cut, stamp free from papercrafting magazine, brown Memento ink, Prismacolor pencils, lace and various vintage buttons.