Friday, 29 January 2010

Oh well the Splendid Stamping relay ended abruptly due to various problems. It was fun while it lasted though. Here is another one from the Bugaboo Stamp collection - its Stella. I like Stella....she is definitley going to tell you "how it is"!! I have just used some bazzill cardstock, raspberry cardstock which I embossed, water colour pencils, round circle sentiment from Craftwork cards and the larger sentiment is available with the digital image. Clean and Simple.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Day 2 of the Greeting Farm (Splendid Stamping Blog) Relay. I had this idea yesterday when I saw today's image what I wanted to do.....but it didnt quite materialise or the idea just didnt want to work today! Oh well there is always tomorrow...and there is a really cute little image for tomorrow so I'll get my thinking cap on. I think I have so much stuff in my stash that I tend not to look through it all but just use everything which is on the top.......I need a craft where I can lay out all my papers and cardstock etc......dream, dream, dream!
I have gone for the back to basics look - just cardstocks in pink, black and raspberry, flat back pearls (they are cream....but photo taken in poor light), ultimate pro embossing on the black cardstock, and water colours on the image. Her belt and shoes are silver glittered but it didnt quite pick up in the photo.

Monday, 25 January 2010

I dont usually get to post on a Monday during the day, after all I should be at work....but after the snow comes colds and flu. I have spent the weekend feeling really sorry for myself sniffing, sneezing and coughing (yuck) and this morning my oldest son woke up feeling really under the weather - so its a day at home. However done the a little time to play - well why not? Splendid Stamping (The Greeting Farm) is hosting a relay with free images....but you have to part take to get them - they will be emailed to you. You have until 6pm CST each day to get your entry into the gallery (more details on the Splendid Stamping Blog). I couldnt quite figure what to do with this one, love the image, but a mer male....hmm (cant call him a mermaid). Some bazzill cardstock and two blue tones of cardstock and a little starfish with some embossing on the cardstock soon fixed my dilemma......and I love the result. The sentiment was made using ACME label maker and a little white gel pen for the surf on the waves.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Valentines is just around the corner, so I thought I had better make a start at making some cards for this occasion. I am really loving this set from Stamping Up entitled Always and I have fallen into the pink, black and white pit at the moment......all my cards seem to be coming out this colour LOL....but I like it. This also happens to be a favourite layout of mine too at the moment so expect to see lots of more cards looking like this one.

Products used - Stamping Up Always set, black, raspberry and white cardstock, Paper cellar flat backed pearls, crafters companion Ultimate pro for the embossing.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

It is still snowy and the road very icy outside, which means we are spending a lot of time indoors and not heading out of town, thus me having more time to play with my crafting things :) A quick challenge from Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (thank you Ladies), which is going to be running challenges for Bugaboo Stamps. Each person taking part in this quick challenge which finishes tonight will get a free image (decisions, decisions....I want them all)! Bugaboo also offers a free image each Friday so you dont have to buy to be able to partake in the challenge. For this card, I have used Stella, from Bugaboo Stamps, Bazzill cardstock - Wild Pansy, Papermania patterned paper, sentiments from Stamping Up Always set, Papercellar gems and pearlised lilac cardstock.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Snow, snow and more work, so time some spare time for crafting :) I love this little stamp from Snag'em Stamps. I watercoloured the flowers and leaves and added some pearl centres and gel pen dots with some piercing, red and black cardstocks and a sentiment from Craftwork cards to complete the card.
Valentines is just around the corner (crafters have to keep one step ahead) so I am working on some ideas for the next big occasion after Christmas :)

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

This is my first card challenge for this year and what a fine way to start with this brilliant sketch from Create4fun and another image from Bugaboo Stamps.
This gal is called Stella and she is just so funny. The papers I have used here comes from Pink Petticoat - Dots and Lola's Boudoir both are in the shade Bubblegum. I have layered Stella onto black Bazzill Swiss dots cardstock, which has been embossed using the Glittergirls Romance Board and cut out with a fiskars scallop edge scissors. White Gel ink pen for the dotted border. The sentiment comes with the digital image which is brilliant as it can be resized or as i did here, it can be printed directly onto the background paper. Stella has been coloured with Derwent Inktense watercolours and the gems are from Paper Cellar. Black ribbon from my stash.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

OMG you have to hand it to Bugaboo Stamps. I stumbled on these digi-stamps by chance and they just cracked me up! There are so many characters which I can say relate to many of my girlfriends, Aunties, cousins etc (sorry girls). I have only bought the one so far....but the day isnt finish yet! This one is called Ruby....most certainly the goodtime gal!
For this card I have used black cardstock, bazzill purple cardstock, Bugaboo image, watercolour pencils, Paper Cellar gems, and some ric rac.
I add a bit of hand stitching to the outer edge of the image and some white gel pen to enhance the boots and dress. Some silver gel ink was used on the glasses and ear-rings. Cheers Ruby!