Wednesday 29 October 2014

a barrow of wishes...

the main image is from the summer afternoon stamp set from stampin up!, i stamped it with memento and coloured using copics and promarkers. i added a scrap piece of patterned paper to the side of my mat and hid the joint was some twine and a button. the sentiment is an SU! express yourself stamp. i added the topper onto a kraft 5x5" card black, using foam to add dimension.


Tuesday 28 October 2014

trick or treat!!

i bought these coloured pencil sets from wilkos, they have a kraft cardstock tube with a clear lid which doubles as the sharper, i thought they would be a fab gift for the kids ...i used some we are memory keepers Halloween 12x12" papers cut to size and simply glued around the tube to add some colour and decoration.
i made matching treat bags by putting toffee's into a clear plastic bag (used for packaging cards) and sealing them. i cut a piece of black cardstock to size and folded in half. i stapled the card bag to one half then glued them together to seal the bag inside. i added some paper, which i stamped with a Halloween greeting and icon. for this I used the stamp sets jack of all trades and wacky wishes from stampin' up! plus an archival ink pad in jet black.

i finished off by adding a ribbon around the top of the purple set, as i thought it would look nice for the girl it is going to, but i don't think it is needed... of course you could decorate yours however you liked.
hope you like my ideas for Halloween!!

shimmer and silhouettes !!

to make this card i cut a strip of digi card and inked it using tim holtz distress inks, to make a background. i stamped this panel with my floral image and sentiment, using an archival black ink pad. i mat and layered this onto some black and then the 5x7" card blank. i used a scrap of card and stamped some butterflies, again using the black ink pad. i coloured the butterfly with the same shades of tim holtz distress markers. i added more detail with some iridescent watercolour paint from cosmic shimmer. i cut these out using the elegant butterfly punch from stampin' up! and attached them onto my card using foam pads in the centre. for this card i used the papillon potpourri, for my family and just believe stamp sets from stampin' up!

 i realise i don't always show the inside of my cards, but thought i would share it this time... i used the purple ink pad to create a coloured cardstock which faded to white space in the centre, i added black ink around the edges to frame the mat a bit more. i stamped and coloured a small butterfly in the bottom corner and added my message sentiments to the centre. i used two stamps to create the verse, one from lili of the valley and the 'happy birthday' from SU! in the stamp set matching the front.


Tuesday 21 October 2014

classic cobalt...

for this card I decided to keep it simple, I only used one stamp set and 2 colours. I mat and layered with white and blue cardstock, using the 6x4" landscape card blank as my base layer. I stamped various images, from the six-sided sampler set by stampin' up!, across the page using cobalt archival ink. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig from stampin' up! to line them all up neatly.


out of this world !!

for this card I used the terrestrial friends stamp set from kirsty wiseman. I made a background by stamping the star image all over the card using different coloured memento ink pads. I cut a square of digi cardstock and stamped the rocket and planet images where I wanted them. I promarkered the outer edges of the rocket on the card and the planet. I added different coloured stars around the top half of the card. I stamped the rocket a second time onto a left over bit of card, then coloured the image using promarkers. I used this to layer on to the card to add dimension. I mat and layered my square of card onto yellow, then glued all layers together onto the card blank. I stamped a sentiment from the set onto a scrap piece of yellow, cut it to make a banner shape and added it to my card, completing the sketch. I added the finishing touches with a sakura glitter pen.

Monday 20 October 2014


just a quick one tonight...
I mat and layered digi cardstock and papers (bear necessities pad from lili of the valley), on to a 6x6" card blank. I inked the edges of the paper with tim holtz distress inks (gathered twigs), on one of the layers I used a scallop border punch from stampin' up! to add interest. I stamped my image (twice as nice from lili of the valley) on to digi cardstock using memento ink and coloured using promarkers. I stamped the sentiment to match in the bottom corner to complete the design.


Saturday 18 October 2014

mistletoe mice...

to make this card I cut a panel of white card just smaller than my 6x6" card blank. I then used the snowflake corner embossing folder from the snowman range to add intrest to the top section of my card. I glued a piece of patterned paper on to the bottom half of the panel and trimmed it to fit. I added a ribbon to hide the join and secured it behind, before sticking the panel on to the card. I stamped my moonbeam meadow kiss image from crafters companion, onto some digi cardstock, using a memento ink pad. I coloured my image using promarkers. I cut this out using a circle die from sizzix and cut another piece of co-ordinating paper (from the frosty Christmas pad from lili of the valley) in to a larger scallop circle, then layered to two together. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set on to digi cardstock, then cut it out using an oval punch from stampin' up!. I took the piece of paper I had used to make the mat and cut out a scalloped oval, again with a punch from stampin' up!, to layer with the oval. I added sakura glitter pen around to edge of my circle and oval layer, I added more glitter onto the image where the snow was.


Thursday 16 October 2014

shake your booties !!

I didn't have a plan for this card so I am happy with how it turned out. I haven't done a shaker card in ages and now I know why... they are a bit messy and so hard to photograph!!
for this card I took a kraft card blank, (this is a 5x7 landscape.) I cut a mat out of a piece of kraft card and layered it with a piece of paper, from the lili of the valley country lady 8x8 paper pad. I added a piece of ribbon and tied it in a bow, over to one side, and glued the mat onto the card. I used a paper-piercing template and mat from stampin' up! to add some detail to the edges and a pattern across the bottom. next, I stamped a sentiment from the stampin' up! bring on the cake stamp set, using an archival coffee ink pad onto some co-ordinating paper. I then cut this out using a sizzix circle die. I took a third piece of paper from the pad and cut out a circle, using the size down in my circle set. I then glued acetate to the back of the paper before cutting out a bigger scallop circle (with the circle in the middle) to create a frame. to make the shaker I added foam tape all the way around the edge on the back of the acetate, being extra careful not to leave any gaps.  I put the pattern side down and added a bit of glitter a few sequins and a good amount of pinflair ice diamond to the centre. I stuck the stamped circle onto this, remembering to keep the patterned side down. I then turned it over and glued the shaker element onto my card. I finally stamped a magnolia image (tilda with rubber boots) on to craftwork cards digi cardstock, using memento ink and coloured her with promarkers. I cut her out to add to the side of my shaker, using tape on the overlap and foam on the rest to keep her level with the shaker.

Sunday 12 October 2014

autumn blooms

to make this card I stamped the image (blossom from lili of the valley), on to craftwork cards digi cardstock, using memento in rich cocoa . I coloured this with my promarkers. I used colours to compliment an autumn colour palette, which matched some patterned paper from the all spice 6x6 pad, (my minds eye) that I had chosen. I cut my image into a rectangle and cut the patterned paper to the same size, then layered both of these on to kraft cardstock. I glued some ribbon across the card using small bits of wet glue to hold it down to the card and then added double sided tape in the centre where I knew it would be covered. I glued both toppers down at an angle. I used a scallop oval punch from stampin' up!, to cut a piece of the patterned paper. I  then stamped my sentiment, (for my family set from stampin' up!) on to a piece of scrap white card, then cut it out with the oval punch from stampin' up!. to add a bit more detail to the card, I used a brown fine liner to do small dots in trio's across the background of the card. I also added some stitching to the edge. to finish the card, I used a sakura glitter pen to highlight the image and sentiment.
'anything goes !!'
 'use your favourite colour combo'
'autumn colours'