Monday, 29 April 2013

Art Deco in blue

Hi Everyone.

I seem at the moment to be making more 6 x 6 cards, as is this one.
Starting with a white base card, and matted with both blue and black, and the top matt is some from
my stash. The stamp set is yet another from my slowly decreasing pile of mags, my aim is to wade through all of them. The small embellishments are made from shrink plastic, and matt and layered
to tone in with the rest of the card. Quite a simple yet effective card, well l do hope you agree with me. Many thanks for visiting my blog, if you have any comments they would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sew Special

Hi Everyone
This is a really early post for me, Sunday morning too.......
Over the past few days l have being playing with the stamps that were on a magazine l previously
bought, Cardmaking and Papercraft, and result was these two cards, ideal for anyone who sews.
They both start off as 6 x 6 cards, and matt and layed in two different ways, l half and half and the other 4 quarters. The scissors l stamped onto silver mirror card and embossed with silver powder, so as to give the real scissor look, the others were of thread spools and wrapped some spare thread from my stash. I also used stamps to give the faux stitching around the outer area. Using one of my dies l cut a ribbon tag to layer the scissors and threaded ribbon thro.  Added buttons to both to complete.
I hope you like what you see, and visit my blog again soon.  Any comments gratefully received.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Rose Chipboard

Hi everyone, here's a real change for me........
Todays card starts as an A5 portrait white card, l made a narrow matt from black, then chose some red pearlescent card, stamped with black Stazon ink with the floral corner, from one of Creative Expressions stamp collection, in opposite corners, then ran it thro an embossing folder. The embellishments were made from chipboard, found in my stash, ....l painted them with red acrylic paint, then after it dried l painted with some pearl crackle paste,....yet more stuff from my stash,...once that had dried l stamped the images with black Stazon again, also from the same stamp collection. These were then matt and layered onto the same black and red card, then attached in a staggered order.  Hope you have enjoyed looking at my blog, hope you return soon.  Any comments are welcome...Thank You.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Just for You

Hello everyone, hey aren't l doing well posting more often,
For this card l chose a 6 x 6 white scalloped one, the image and papers were from a magazine l recently bought, "Cardmaking & Papercraft" issue 116, what drew me to it was the free stamps from Jayne Nestorenko, and a pad of papers too. I first stamped the little puppies, then masked them to place the flowers around them. Coloured them with my Spectrum Noirs, chose too different toning papers, inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distressing ink, and finshed off with a text tag, and bow and button. A suitable card for any occassion.  I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog and if you would like to leave any comment it would be gratefully received....Thank You.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Tattered Lace...Square

Hi Everyone, hope you are all well,
The card today is made using my new Tattered Lace dies, as normal l have chose an A5 Landscape
card, printed off the backing sheet off the Tattered Lace C.D., l then wrapped toning ribbon and made
"chocolate box" bow. The coloured backing for the die is also off a C.D. produced to use with the
dies, l turned the inner square frame and then placed the "for you". Quite a quick but very useful
card don't you think.  Many thanks for taking a look at my blog, any comments you wish to make
will be fully appreciated.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Sewing Bits & Bobs

Hope you are all well, and thankfully the weathers picking up too.
My card this time is  A5 landscape and matted with black, l then inked my button embossing folder and then ran it thro my Calibur, the other piece l embossed silver mirror card with a sewing themed folder and trimmed them so there was a slight gap in between the two.  The embellishments were cut
from a Xcut haberdashery die set, threaded some twine thro the buttons, and hey presto a nice card for a sewing enthusiast.  Hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog and any comments you wish to make would be greatly appreciated....Thank You

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Barbara's 21st

Hi Everyone, hope you are well,

This card was commissioned for 21st Birthday for her Grand-daughter.
It is a shaped 8 x 8 white card and inked on the edges with Milled Lavender distressed ink, 1st
layer is patterned toning paper, 2nd layer a darker shade of pearlescent card, embossed with the
swirl embossing folder, tracing round the card to get the same shape. The main topper is with
using my new Tattered Lace die, l added flowers that l made and die cut scrolls to complete the
card. Hope you have enjoyed looking at my blog, and hope you return, any comments will be
greatfully received....Thank You