Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Not cards but still crafty!

Hi all.

I didn't get the chance to do any paper crafting today, but I manged to get more of these done!

Thought I would try selling them on Facebook to see what would happen and have had a really good outcome so far!!

I only use silver components and glass beads :)

The spiders were more for myself!! :)

Monday, 25 August 2014

Promarkers and stamping.

I couldn't face getting paper all over my just hoovered carpet last night so I ended up colouring with promarkers some stamped images!

Penny Black stamp with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with promarkers.

No idea where this stamp is from as it is not labelled!!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Perfect Pearls take one!

Well I came across some perfect pearls in the craft stash and I had to look up to see how to use them. I decided to try the resist technique using personal impressions and V&A stamps.

Range of colours I have.

Versa mark watermark ink pad then two colours of pearls and stamped again with versamark to take off some of the powder.

Straight forward stamping with a clear sticky ink and going over with various colours!

Both of these were done using the same pearls colour! 
In the first one I coloured the paper with distress ink and then used the purple powder to make it shimmer and used the same ink pad to take off some of the powder leaving the impression of the stamp.
On the second one, I simply covered the paper with a clear sticky ink and used the same powder and took off some of the powder with the ink and stamp as before.

Exact same as above, just using green instead of purple.

A simple stamp and colour with the bronze.

New cosmic card.

New card made in the wee hours when I couldn't sleep.
Distressed edged papers with scissors.
Perfect pearls used on purple circle and topper backing paper with stamps from perfect impressions and V & A.
Martha Stewart punches used for butterfly's and yellow edge butterfly's. Decorative dots were random embellishment from Mum's stash.
Used glossy accents on dots and elements of topper.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Lots of layers!

Hi all,

After yesterdays two cards, I felt that I could do better, so I took some inspiration from fellow DC members and went for it.

I had saw people distressing the edges of their paper and it just seemed to give a more authentic feel. Most were using the Tim Holtz paper distresser, but I decided to try with scissors!

The overall card. 
Decoupage image topper accented with antique velvet distress inks.
Paper edges distressed with household scissors.
Purple circle sprayed with cosmic shimmer spray.
Little flowers punched and hand made by my mother. <3

I have hundreds of these cute embellishments but never use them!!

Among the boxes of embellishments were a little jar of these paper shimmery raised dots. I have no idea where they came from, I think Mum got them in a wallet swap!

White flowers punched and hand made by my mother. 

Cosmic shimmer circle, just adds a little more colour and splash to the card!

Well, I hope you like the card, I am very happy with it! This is more like the kind of card I should be making if I just put the time into it!
Well, how ese will I use all of my papers up? :D

Cosmic shimmer card!

I made another card and decided to use cosmic shimmer for the first time :)

Needless to say, my wooden chopping board did not survive.....

It might have blue shimmery stuff on it now :/

Thursday, 21 August 2014

A new card!

Somehow, I always make a mess...

My little rounded corner punch. Lifesaver in my opinion.

Messing about with layout.

Peel offs and flowers with everything stuck down.

Overall, I am not too impressed with this one, but it is my first card in 9 months!

My new den

Well, I decided to tidy things up in the new craft den that is the back end of my kitchen.
The new flat has me settled in well and it is about time that I have my own space which I have lacked so that I can do as I please.

Cards of times past!

I have not posted here in a long time, so I thought I would resurrect this with some images of previous cards I have made! :)