Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Five of something - December Scrapology Challenge.

This month we chose a stunning layout by Kimberley Van Diepen who's blog 'Stamping by the Sea' can be found HERE.

Mine uses papers from Basic Grey's PB&J collection.
We had taken my Dad into London to see the Poppies at the Tower of London and ended up on a magical mystery tour!
1 - Car to the station.
2 - Train to Charing Cross
3 - Bus to the Tower of London
then..............walking around the Tower we saw the pier for the river boats so,
4 - River Bus to the O2 Dome at Greenwich
5 - Emirates Skyline (round trip) cable car.

I used the numbers that came with the collection pack and layered them onto circles and scallops.

I added the squiggly border down the centre as I felt it represented the Thames with its twists and turns.

And of course the list.......

I might add that we took the River bus back to Embankment, walked up Villiers Street to Charing Cross to get the train and car back home!
We also included a lovely walk around St Katharine's Dock with Dad in his wheelchair so could have made this "6" modes - but that's for another day.

This is the lovely original that inspired us...........

And our sketch..............

Still time to enter the challenge - follow this link for more info.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

New Media cards..................

This card was my first attempt with Brushos on watercolour paper.
The stamps are from Paper Artsy, Joffy collection.

The words are also stamped and cut out.
I added accents with a white Sharpie pen too.
This was my Sister-in-Law's birthday card - Happy Birthday Terrie!

When playing with the Aqua Tints I ended up with a slim strip of watercolour paper so I made the following.  The background was colour washed with the inks and I used the same stamp collection to create the flowers. I coloured these using the inks too.

I added white accents to this one too then added mounts of Bazzill to create the card.

I'm liking these new mediums - have you tried them yet?


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Lavinia Dies (to die for!)

Lavina Stamps recently released some beautiful silhouette dies which I instantly fell in love with.
These are my first attempts playing with one.......

I used Navy Bazzill as the base card and also to cut the silhouette from.
The background is watercolour paper with a new set of Aqua Tints (another new purchase - I am sooooo naughty!)
I used some more Navy bazzill to mount this onto but added red tape to the edges and some Martha Stewart Hematite glitter.

I also cut an extra fairy for this one and raised her on 3d foam pads.
The wings were glittered with Glamour Dust.

The second one was made in the same way but with Golden Beryl Glitter around the edge.

The last one has gold mirri card as a mount, I rounded the corners of this one too.

Thanks for taking a look.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Blue and Silver Card Challenge from Crafts-u-Love.

This month the lovely Paula from CRAFTS U LOVE is challenging you to create a card for Christmas using Blue and Silver.

I used several die sets from Sue Wilson to create this one.

Layers of blue and white bazzill for the base, then the sentiment "let it Snow" in the centre.

I added glossy accents to "snow" and sprinkled with glitter, then  added some blue gems.

Each side I added a silver and white holly frond with a white layered poinsettia in the centre.
I used a spiky flower centre from another die set in silver and added another gem to this.

The sentiment was made with two layers, one in silver and one in blue to create a shadow effect.

Still some time left to enter this challenge - check out the details here

Sunday, 9 November 2014

H is for Hearts - November Scrapology Challenge

This month we chose a stunning layout by Carmen Crosseti Henriques who's blog Carmen's blog Scrap Joy can be found here.

I made two versions, one with hearts -

I kept this one very simple with white bazzil and white hearts which were machine stitched.
A few scraps of patterned paper and some red gems were used too and some stamping.

The second, I used flowers

I used some Basic Grey papers and punched the flowers, these were hand stitched with a sew it all.
Stamped sentiments were added along with some sticker letters.

And of course gems.

This is the original and sketch.....

Plenty of time to join in with our challenge - check out the details and our lovely DT's pages here.

Catch-up (again!)

Well, once again I am playing catch-up..............

This is a card I made recently using a decoupage sheet of a Molly Harrison image.
The artwork is so stunning that is doesn't need any embellishments so I just used a silver mirri board and purple mount.

This one was for my nephew's birthday.
It's based on an idea I found on Pinterest.
The hexagons are from an SU punch and the fronds a Penny Black die. 

And his son's birthday card made using paper from  my stash - Bo Bunny I think? and a decoupage image from a set I got recently.

This one goes back a long way! I was clearing up and found a kit that I got from Zoe Pierson at one of the Cardinal Colour retreats - probably the first one!
I didn't have any instructions or photos so had to make it up.

And again, from a while back - a workshop make and take from Crafts-u-Love.

One day I may be up to date - but I doubt it.

Thanks for taking a look.


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fruit Scoop

I am as guilty as the next crafter for buying things and not using them, so, I decided to pick a kit/project and make it - all of it!

Here are some cards from a Fruit Scoop kit I got from Craftwork Cards - not sure how far back!

More to follow...............

Sunday, 19 October 2014

L is for Lables (& London) - Scrapology October Challenge.

This month we chose a beautiful layout by "Jules the Bling Princess" and this is my interpretation.

I chose papers from the Basic Gray - Up and Away - collection and added a little kraft card too.

The flowers are a mixture of mulberry paper ones which I had bought and some I punched.

The centres were coated with Glossy Accents or Glitter glue.

Gems and buttons were added to the finished page.

The letters are from the paper collection's alphabet which I have outlined in black pen.

Here is the lovely original and our sketch too.

The challenge in live until the 5th November so plenty of time to play along - click here for more details and some inspiration from our lovely DT.