Saturday, 27 March 2010

A Happy Hello

This is a square card I made using some Hero Arts stamps. Covered lower section with paper (K&Co I think) and added glitter around edges of petals to liven the card up. I stamped the top half with the little daisy from Hero Arts set Thinking of You (CL140) in Brilliance Pearlescent Pink.

The sentiment is from the same Hero Arts set and I heat embossed it in gold and cut it out.
The flower is from the Big Flowers set (CL375). I stamped it 3 times onto the same paper as the lower section and layered it up with sticky pads. Glittered circle centre was cut out from another paper in stash.

Finished off with a knotted pink satin ribbon from Poppicrafts.

Hope you've had a good Easter and are not podged out after a choccie overdose!

Sue x

Birthday Girl

My daughter was 5 on Thursday. Can't believe what a grown up attitude these young girls seem to have! She got lots of lovely pressies and cards and I had to make one for her of course.

Patterned paper is from Pink Petticoat
Lovely glittery stick on letters and numbers by Craft Creatives and bought from Tesco
Image is a Rachelle Anne Miller stamp called Angel Face (bargain clear stamp at £2.75 bought from That's Crafty) coloured with watercolour pencils and glitter added
Gorgeous pink ribbon with blue heart from Poppicrafts
Card candy from Craftwork Cards
Used peel off heart stickers for tiny hearts
Large heart cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities and finished with glitter round edge
Cuttlebug swiss dots folder used to emboss blue card
Fiskars Threading Water scallop punch to do edging on pink paper
Enjoy your Saturday!
Sue x

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Happy Birthday Stan!

One of my nephews is 4 today so HAPPY BIRTHDAY STAN! I hope you get lots of fab pressies and have a lovely day from all of us.

For Stan's birthday I made another easel card. My Mother's Day Card was my first attempt so I though I'd be brave and try another one.

The stamp images came from the Out of this World set at the Digistamp Boutique.
I used the rocket for the main picture and coloured it with watercolour pencils.
I printed the sentiment on my computer in different colours to match.
The little alien is coloured in green and stuck him on sticky pads next to my sentiment.
Label nesties were used to cut out the shapes for the picture and sentiment.
Used my bargain star punch from Tesco to cut the yellow stars and finished off with orange card candy from the tropical set at Craftwork Cards.

Better round the kids up for school and crack on! Happy crafting one and all. Sue x

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Mother's Day Easel Card

Morning all and Happy Mother's Day to all you Mums out there. I noticed that last weeks Penny Black Saturday challenge was to make an easel card. I haven't made one before so although I could not enter the Penny Black challenge (not the owner of any Penny Black stamps....yet!) I thought I would try and make one for my Mum. I was quite pleased with the outcome and they are alot easier to make than I thought. They also give you more room to put extra bits on.

Unfortunately the pictures are not as bright as I hoped. Couldn't seem to get enough light on them and they don't show the colours up too well.

To make the card I used:

K & Co paper for the top with the coloured paint dots
Bazzill Basics paper in Plum Pudding for the base
Edge decorated with a Woodware border punch Cross Star Ribbon design
Digistamp Boutique image Libby with Heart coloured in watercolour pencils and then cut out with Woodware scalloped 3" punch
Stamped again and cut out heart and layered on top
Decorated edge with glitter
Flowers cut from matching papers using punches & decorated with self adheshive gems
Sentiment done on computer (with help from my 9 year old son!)
Sentiment punched out with Woodware scallop 3" punch
Finished off with lilac ribbon from Poppicrafts

Thanks for looking and enjoy your day. Sue x

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Good Morning Sunshine

Morning peeps and it's a very sunny one today. Isn't it great to see that sun after all the bad weather we've been having, cheers us up no end...long may it continue! This week I've introduced myself to Tim Holtz's website. I am sure you are all well versed with him but I am still a novice at all this. I was stunned by his demos and the effects he creates. What a fantastic chap he is! As a result I've now invested in some Distress Inks to see what I can do with them. I'll see what I can do with those for one of my later postings.

I have had a tinker on my day off on Friday and came up with this:

I used the following to make the card:

Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
Woodware oval scalloped 3" punch
Tim Holtz Fire Brick Distressed ink to touch the edges of the oval and borders
Fiskars Threading Water punch
Digistamp image of 'Libby and heart' from DigiStamp Boutique
Image coloured with watercolour pencils
Sentiments: 'Mum' from UK Stamp company set I have and 'you are truly amazing' from Hero Arts 'Thinking of You' cling stamps CL140
A touch of glitter to finish off down the edges of the sentiment

This week I have some tasks on while trying to do the shop, kids n all. My daughter is 5 in a couple of weeks, my nephew is 4 and it's Mother's Day next week. I am going to try and make cards for all 3 but we'll see how it goes! Happy crafting....Sue x