Sunday, 30 June 2013

Pink Bling!

Hi Bloggers!  Hope you are all having a good weekend and have had some of the lovely sunshine where you are.  The background for this card is made using a That Special Touch mask - 'Floral Lace' and imagination crafts' Sparkle Medium - 'Old Rose'.  The butterflies are Spellbinders 'Les Papillions' embossed with a mixture of pink and glitter embossing powders.  The sentiment is a Clarity Stamp.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

In the Pink Challenge - 'Things with Wings'

I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Ooh La La!

Hi Bloggers!  I love Wednesdays, because I go to a weekly craft class at Sugar and Spice Crafts which is owned by the very talented Marion Emberson.  The Wednesday classes are run by a lovely, clever lady called Nina who teaches us lots of different techniques.  The other ladies there are great and we have lots of fun and get to craft for a couple of hours too!!

Today Marion took the class.  She is an expert with WOW! Embossing Powders and we made the mannequin embellishment on the canvas.  The whole mannequin is embossed with black.  The skirt is triple embossed and we stamped into the third layer of embossing.  The top of the mannequin is embossed using a coloured embossing powder - sorry, but I didn't make a note of the exact colour, but they can all be found on the Sugar and Spice website.  We made the rose using the coloured embossing powder, WOW! Melt-It and a silicone mould.  We tied a small piece of netting round the middle of the mannequin.  I added the rose charm and gems later.

For the canvas, I mixed modelling paste with a green PanPastel and spread this through a Pronty Mask Stencil - 'A4 Butterfly' to make the background and brushed the edges with 'old paper' distress ink.  I cut out the red and black card using Spellbinders 'Labels Twenty-Eight'.  The black card was embossed with an Embossalicious folder called 'Rose Garden' and I went over it with pewter gilding wax.  I made the corner embellishments using melted embossing powders and a Martha Stewart mould.

I would like to enter this into the Crafty Friends Challenge - 'Use a Charm'.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like it!

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Summer Time

Hi Bloggers!  I made this card for the Indigoblu Challenge - 'Summer Time'.  I stamped the roses onto watercolour paper using the Indigoblu 'Clock Work' stamp set.  I embossed with silver then painted with distress inks (picked raspberry and a mixture of peacock feathers and mustard seed).  I used Spellbinders 'Exquisite Circles' for the white circle.  The sentiment is a rub-on from my stash.

Let's hope we get some real summer time soon!!

I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 21 June 2013

All White!


Morning bloggers!  Firstly, a huge heartfelt thank you for all the lovely comments I have received during the past week and to my new members for following me.

This card is an 8" square.  The flowers were stamped onto parchment with the Heartfelt Creations Striped Sun Kissed Fleur stamp and embossed with a mixture of white and glitter embossing powders.  I then used the Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur die to cut them out.  These stamps and dies make gorgeous flowers and I can see myself using them a lot!  The centre is a 6" circle cut from white pearl card and embossed with the Couture Creations Tied Together embossing folder.  The sentiment is an Anna Griffin stamp cut with Spellbinders Marvelous Squares.  The corners are also Spellbinders (sorry, but couldn't find the packaging for the name!).  I embellished with gems and card candy from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the Happy Campers Challenge - 'White on White'.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like it.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Flowers, flowers and more flowers!

Good evening bloggers!  I received a new die yesterday ('Die-namics - Prima Donna Petals'), so thought I would have a play!  I started with an oval canvas board and went round the edge with a mask and green PanPastel.  The vase is Spellbinders 'Filigree Vase'.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies.  The flowers, leaves and flourishes are 'Die-namics - Prima Donna Petals' and Spellbinders 'Jewel Flowers and Flourishes'.  The paper roses are from The Hobby House.  The gems are from my stash.  I am quite pleased with the way it has turned out - will have to find somewhere to hang it now!!  I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Hobby House Challenge - 'Anything Goes'
Crafty Friends Challenge - 'Bingo - Pink, Gems, Die-Cuts'
In the Pink Challenge - 'Pink with Flowers'
I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Live, Laugh, Love

Hi bloggers!  Today I would like to share this canvas which was inspired by the very talented Hels Sheridan.  I started with a piece of cardboard which I coated with white modelling paste.  While the paste was still wet I stamped the top and bottom with a Craftynotions Karantha Stamp - ' Cottage Garden: Summer Meadow'.  I left it overnight to dry then brushed with green and blue Pan Pastels.  I then inked through part of a Pronty Mask Stencil - 'A4 Butterfly' with Wild Plum Adirondack.  The butterflies and birdcage are Spellbinders 'Les Papillions' and 'Bird Cage Two' which I cut out of Copper Engraving Board and sanded back.  The 'Live Laugh Love' and black edges are Visible Image stamps which came free with this month's 'Craft Stamper' Magazine.  I stuck the cardboard to a 5 x 7 canvas board which I had edged in black.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar Challenge - 'Things with Wings!'
I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Clarity Stamp Challenge 4 - 'Mr and Mrs'

Hello bloggers!  What a lovely sunny day we're having (at last!).  I made this card for the Clarity Stamp Challenge - 'Mr and Mrs'.  For the background, I cut a piece of ivory card just over 7" square and painted it with a mix of PVA and water.  I then scrunched up some white tissue paper, carefully opened it out and stuck it onto the card, going over it again with the PVA and water mix - I got this idea from Sue Wilson which she used on one of her cards in the Creative Expressions Project Book.  I stuck a piece of netting onto this once the glue had dried.  I stamped the sentiment ('Happy Sentiment Stamps') and characters ('Clarity Character Silhouette Stamps') with sepia archival and then embossed with a mix of white and glitter embossing powders.  I clear stamped Clarity's Floral Swirls and embossed with the same powders.  I used Spellbinders 'Vines of Passion' for the heart aperture and Spellbinders 'Jewel Flowers and Flourishes' for the flourishes which I cut using double sided adhesive sheets stuck on ivory card and covered with fine glitter (although this doesn't show up that well in the picture - must treat myself to a new camera one day!).  The rose is one I made with air dry clay and the hearts I made with melted UTEE mixed with a mica powder called 'Crushed Diamonds' poured into a heart shaped cookie cutter.  Finally, I stuck it all onto an 8" square card.
I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!