Showing posts with label card. Show all posts
Showing posts with label card. Show all posts

29 Mar 2018

Happy Easter Weekend



I would like to wish my crafty friends a wonderfully happy and healthy long Easter weekend. I still have some polystyrene eggs to somehow decorate before tomorrow, but I have managed to make a few Hare cards using the  beautiful new Hare die by Creative Expressions 



I am thrilled to say that my Spring Scene frame is in the May issue of Crafts Beautiful magazine! They have sent me  a huge and very generous package of Hunkydory goodies. To share the joy I will add some of the goodies to my next blog giveaway which I will be doing sometime soon.



Not long to the craft show at Alexandra Palace, sadly Indigoblu are not going to be there, so I won’t get my hug : (  but it will still be wonderful to meet everyone else. Just hope I will be ok on the day to go ..  

18 Mar 2018

Indigoblu Butterfly Card


I love this beautiful, beautiful big butterfly from Indigoblu! I wanted to show her off on a large 8 x 8 Kraft  card. I heat embossed her in white on the centre of the left side. I repeated this on some stamping card, and  coloured her with the gleaming Luscious pigment powders before fussy cutting her.  


I heat embossed the line of leaves from the Aztec Borders Stamp Set above and below the butterfly, and I  also coloured them with the Lusciois. I adhered the fussy cut butterfly to the right of the first one.



To finish I thought it would be nice to heat emboss the butterfly on the inside of the card. I think the white embossing looks nice against the Kraft Card. 




Please visit the Indigoblu blog  to also see some fabulous art from Mike Deakin.



Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you are having time to craft.Lets hope the snow stops soon ! 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges.







5 Nov 2017

Snowy Feathers


I was thrilled when I had the winning bid on eBay for this darling Indigoblu Robin. I knew my parents would love him so I created this plaque especially for them. For once I was actually pleased on how it turned out, so I decided to use the same idea to make a card. You can read the details about  how I made the card on the Indigoblu blog.

I hope all you Christmas craft creations are going well, thank you so much  for visiting.

I would like to enter Snowy Feathers into the following challenges.

Craft Stamper

12 Apr 2017

Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens

 
I made this card especially for the current challenge at Fashionable Stamping This months theme is to use the first verse from  "My Favourite things" from The Sound of Music. Of  course ever since reading this I  have been singing that song - luckily for everyone else I have only been singing it in my head!

"Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favourite things"

I thought about what stamps and whatnots I had  to fit in with the theme. I decided to use a Kraft card for the brown paper packages, and tied a raffia ribbon for the string. For the raindrops I used a versamarker pen on a raindrops stencil, and then followed with clear embossing powder. I don't often emboss as I am unable to reach the electric plug, but someone put it on for me today, so I embossed away! I used a cat stamp for whiskers on kittens, and a window outlooking onto a rainy day. I drew a vase and a rose, to encompass the rose in the song.I added a "Happy Rainy Day" sentiment at the bottom.

It is a bit of an unusual card but my Mum is a Sound of Music fan, and she said she would like it!



16 Feb 2017

Mardi Gras

 

There is a wonderful Blog Challenge called Words to Craft By  Each month they give you a poem to create with. This month the verse is 

"It has been said that a Scotchman has not seen the world until he has seen Edinburgh; 

and I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States 
until he has seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans." ─ Mark Twain

I have a friend who plays Dixieland Jazz, and he has visited New Orleans many times. I have the trumpet player stamp just to create cards for him! I added lots of streamers, stars and glitter in the traditional Mardi Gras colours. Unfortunately the photo makes it look paler and less vibrant than it is in real life.

I created this card especially for the Words To Craft By Challenge. Why not stop by and join in the challenge too!


Thank you so much for visiting me today.

5 Feb 2017

Pride and Prejudice

 

This months theme at Indigoblu is All You Need Is Love.

One of English Literatures most famous romantic writers was Jane Austen. Amongst many other classic novels she of course wrote "Pride and Prejudice".I thought that it would be fitting to pay a her a special tribute, she did give us Mr Darcy after all!

You can read all the details about how I made this tribute on the Indigoblu Blog

Thank you so much for visiting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Artistic Stamper Love,Hearts

Simon Says Colour of Love

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge Optional Twist die cuts, my background, flower and leaves were all created with watercolours, and Jane Austen's signature is die cut.

Card Concept Love and Romance

Stamps used.


 

30 Jul 2015

Braver than you think Pooh



Just a little whatnot I made quickly today, with my new sentiment stamp from Inkylicious.
I am happy to report that their ink dusters worked very well too, 

I am celebrating my birthday on Saturday by giving away a Clarity Stencil, and ideas booklet written by Barbara Gray. So please pop by and take a peek.



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