Sunday, 24 June 2012

Harry Potter

Been so busy recently that I haven't had chance to do much crafting so this week I thought I'd make the effort ......and on a Sunday too!!   Here's my entry for Hels Sunday Stamper challenge week 211 which is to use POCKETS.


My daughter went to the Harry Potter Studios on Thursday and came back with a T-shirt in a paper bag - she threw it away.  Then I saw the challenge and thought I can make a folder with a pocket to put her tickets and postcards I did a bit of bin diving and rescued the bag out of the recycling bin!!

I cut sections out of the bag, edged with Gold Dabber or gold card  and stuck it on an A4 sheet of black card  folded with a pocket at the bottom.

This is the inside with her tickets etc and a little stamping done with Gold Dabber and some Making Memories foam dingbat stamps.   Hope the small amount of stamping is acceptable..... I nearly forgot altogether....oops!!

Anyway I hope you like - my daughter did!!

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Pieced Poppies

Here is my card for the Less is More challenge week 73 where the recipe is to use some Paper Piecing.

I'm hoping that with Paper Piecing you don't have to piece all of it, but just some of the image.  Here I've used an old Elusive Images stamp (now Chocolate Baroque) with Coffee Archival ink.  The leaves are coloured with Pentel Brush Marker and the poppies were cut from a sheet of card that I'd inked before and never used - Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress Inks... I think!  The frame is from the same card which I've now used up and is out of my bit box!!  Thank You!!

It's such a pretty image and the mottled colour makes it look more realistic I hope.... thanks for looking and for any comments you leave.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Something Shiny

Here's a quick card for the Less is More challenge week 72 which is to make something SHINY.

I started off with shiny gloss card and then went in search of stamps that haven't seen the light of day for a while!!  I came across this foam Making Memories stamp which makes a great focal image and stamped it in Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue.  I've just added a sentiment and gem to finish.

I assure you it is shiny but I had to turn the flash off to get a decent photo.  I'm also having probs with blogger as it won't let me title the post - anyone else struggling this week?

Thanks once again for looking!!

Monday, 11 June 2012

With a Flourish

Here's a card for the Less is More challenge week 71 which is a One Layer card using a Flourish.

Well I know I've used this Walesby Flourish from Oak House Studio on several occasions but it is a great flourish and it was on top of the pile. I've stamped it with Versafine Majestic Blue and then copied Mandi's idea by colouring it with Sakura pens to give a glittery effect. It's just finished with a sentiment in Archival Manganese Blue.

Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Red and White Clematis

My last Clematis Tower card for Lynnda's 24hr ONE STAMP challenge.

Quite an easy card to make - I just cut diagonally across the front of a red glossy card and backed this with white gloss (hides the back of the flowers when it's opened). I embossed the Clematis Tower stamp three times with China Red powder and then decoupaged them along the diagonal line. A striking card I hope you will agree!

Well thanks to Lynnda for a great challenge and for showing how versatile the stamp is. Hope you've enjoyed all the ideas and thanks for looking!!

Clematis Tower ...again!

Another card for the ONE STAMP 24hr challenge using the Clematis Tower stamp.

This one is embossed in silver and then painted with Pink Azalea Twinkling H20s. Don't you agree painting is very therapeutic and this stamp certainly gives you the opportunity to add colour to a card.

Thanks for looking!!

Distressed Clematis

Day 2 of the ONE STAMP 24hr challenge - Lynnda is still creating with the Clematis Tower stamp. It's my daughter's birthday today so here's a card for you Katie - hope you have a lovely day.

Just to show that the Clematis Tower can be used in a less than clean way, here I've used Distress Inks. Firstly I embossed the image in white and then blended over this with Worn Lipstick and Faded Jeans Distress Inks, and painted the leaves with Peeled Paint to give a little colour. I then used Faded Jeans to stamp around the edges to create a frame. I have to say this looks great on scrapbook pages too - because it's a big stamp (abt 5" high) you can use different sections to enhance the look.

Join in the fun if you have the stamp. If not, head on over to see Lynnda's (and other people's) creation on the ONE STAMP facebook page. Many thanks for looking.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Decoupaged Clematis

The Clematis Tower stamp is such a versatile one suitable for many occasions and styles. Here I've used 3 embossed images, painted with Aquash and decoupaged to create the main section and the bit behind the sentiment.

I've created a Thinking of You card, but it would look just as good embossed in gold maybe as a wedding card.

For further Clematis Tower ideas check out the ONE STAMP 24hr challenge.

Purple Clematis Tower

Here's a very simple card using the whole of the Clematis Tower stamp just painted with Twinkling H20s again. A bit of inking round the edges to create a frame and it would be perfect for a birthday, thank you, Mother's Day etc.

If you like the stamp, check out the ONE STAMP challenge to see other creations showing just how versatile this stamp is!!

Clematis ATC

Here's a quick ATC for the ONE STAMP 24hr challenge using the Clematis Tower Stamp.

I've used Brilliance Twilight for the background, silver embossed part of the Clematis Tower and then painted it with Twinkling H2Os. Again I've silver embossed the edges to create a frame.

Alcoholic Clematis

I know it's a bit early to be drinking but did you think these modernistic chefs had been making alcohol out of clematis flowers?? Wouldn't surprise me as they seem to make us eat more and more flowers!!

But no, it's just a card made for the One Stamp 24hr challenge using Oak House Studio's Clematis Tower stamp and alcohol inks.

You know the saying, don't buy a stamp until you can think of 5 ways to use it......well Lynnda at Oak House Studio has challenged herself to find as many different ways to use her Clematis Tower stamp this weekend. Check out the ONE STAMP page on facebook to find out more and see her creations. Ok everyone can make cards and the stamp looks great embossed, watercoloured, in pastels etc but it also looks great on Home items too.

If you have the stamp, join in. If not, please go look at her creations and leave her some encouragement!!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Red, White and Blue

Here's a quick card for the Less is More challenge week 70 which is a One Layer card in Red, White and Blue.

I was going to do Union Jacks but thought I'd use this new stamp from Crafty Individuals CI347 instead - a set of butterflies but in an art nouveau style frame. Anyway I stamped this in Majestic Blue Versafine and then finished the card with a sentiment and hearts from a Hero Arts Friendship Message set in Satin Red Versafine.

As the stamp says, Time to Laugh, Celebrate and be Happy. Whatever you are doing this weekend, have a good one!!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Clematis in Stitches

Well the ONE STAMP challenge is just over a week away so I've been rummaging in my cupboards to see what I can make. If you don't know what I'm on about then check it out HERE. Lynnda has challenged herself (and anyone else who'd like to join in) to show you over 24hrs (June 9th-10th) as many different creations as she can using just the Clematis Tower stamp.

I've used it on cards, with metal, with alcohol inks etc but thought I'd have a go at some stitching to make a change. I've stamped the Clematis Tower on some linen with Versafine and I intend filling the design with satin stitch. In my head this is going to look really good, but if I don't show the results next weekend it's probably because I'm out of practise as far as the sewing goes!!

Wish me luck!