Monday, 30 March 2015

Ooh La La

Last weekend I was away with my lovely friends for a crafting weekend. It's always hard to know what to take, so, as we have lots of kits from Craftwork Cards, decided to take them. Lynn & I still managed to fill her car to the brim!

I only used one kit after all that, the Ooh La La collection - this is what I made -

A 6x6" scalloped edge card with one of the included frames. I folded the front edge over added pattered papers, the frame was dusted with Distress ink (Ripe Persimmon I think (?)!) The flowers were die-cuts included also tinted with the same in. The brighter orange is from Bo Bunny which I also had with me. I created large flower centres with a circle punch and moulded with a ball tool.
And of course my trusty Martha Stewart Butterfly punch - 2 layers with a rolled body.

The inside used a die-cut shape and sentiment to which I added Platinum Stickles.

The next is a 6x6 shaped card which I have covered with the papers. The frame was inked with Peacock Feathers and mounted on 3d foam tape. The same die-cut flowers were used with jewels in the centres. I added some of the die-cut tickets which came in the kit and fronds with another favourite Martha Stewart punch.

For this one I ran a ruffled edge of ribbon along two sides then added die cut stems (Memory Box and Joanna Sheen) plus some punched flowers coloured with Seedless Preserve.

The next was dusted with Evergreen Bough and one edge punched with a Deep Edge Martha Stewart punch. Punched flowers and various die-cuts were added with another punched Butterfly.

Peacock Feathers enhanced the colours on this one. 

I created the tiny roses using a Woodware six petal flower punch.

A mixture of colours were added to this one.

The flowers were punched with jewels added to the centres.

Loving the Joanna Sheen Ivy stem.

They all follow a similar theme, needless to say, as they are from one kit. I have just added a touch of colour.

Also loving this new Memory box stem!

Thanks for taking the time to have a look.


Saturday, 28 March 2015

Gifts for the Girls 2015

What am I like?
Every year at our retreat we exchange gifts, this year, guess who forgot to take a photograph for her blog? - Yes, me!

Luckily Lynn and Anita obliged and sent me these -

I saved the little coffee jars again and filled them with buttons!

A girl can never have enough...............

Love the sparkle effect Anita got with this shot!

A little organza ribbon and a label as a reminder.

I hope they all loved them.


Regimental Man

My Dad recently got his medals from his service during WW2 in the Tank Regiment and wanted some photographs taken wearing them, he looked so smart.
His sister's birthday was this week and he wanted to send her one so I made it into a birthday card.

The base card is 8x8" and I added some pale green paper stamped with a lovely Sheena Douglass swirl borrowed from my friend Sandra.

The photo was matted with back bazzill and placed centrally.
Sandra also had these amazing flower and leaf stamps so I borrowed them too and stamped them onto watercolour card. 

I used Distress Markers to watercolour them plus lots of stickles.

Crystal Lacquer was added to the leaves to resemble dew drops.

Happy Birthday Auntie Maureen - hope you had a lovely day.


Thursday, 26 March 2015

Anita's card

The lovely Anita had a birthday over the weekend and this is the card I made for her.
The image is from Woodware with the JOFY dragonfly and text from PaperArtsy, they were stamped onto watercolour card and coloured using Aqua Tints and Distress Markers.

I cut out and added some extra blooms too.

A white sharpie pen was used to dot some highlights onto the flowers too and, of course, stickles!

I love these dragonflies!

Hope you had a fabulous birthday Anita :)


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Gift Boxes

This is my latest project for Merly Impressions, gift boxes made from the lovely Wanderlust collection. Check out the details here.

They can be made in any size from square cut paper, the large one here was made with 12x12", the small one 6x6".

The large one is perfect for giving crafty gifts :)

Pop over to the Merly blog for instructions and other inspirational items from the Design Team.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Watercolour Challenge

I've fallen in love with these gorgeous stamps from Paper Artsy by Jofy.
The image below was created using two sets of from her A5 range, stamped onto some watercolour card cut 5x5"

I used my Distress Ink pads and pens to colour the images plus some Stains which I squeezed onto my craft mat.

I mounted it onto black bazzill then onto a 6x6" card and added white sharpie pen and some Martha Stewart glitter glue for accents.

I love the watercolour effect this has given.

Which are your favourite stamps at the moment?

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Bee Happy

Another stamp I bough recently was this one from Woodware called Boxed Daisy Trio, coloured with copics and highlighted with a yellow stardust gelly roll pen.

The base card is 8x8" with papers bought on the same shopping trip.
I added the lace and some cut-outs from a Tim Holtz sizzix die in Kraft card.

The tag (was white) is coloured using Fresco Chalk paints from Paper Artsy and stamped over with Archival black. Accents added with a white sharpie pen.

A little ribbon and some gems finished the card.