Thursday, 12 December 2013

Tattered Lace Motorbike

Another mixture of cards today , this one is Tattered Lace. A decorative motorbike which can be used for male or female depending on the colours you use. I made up the wheel in the background with two Spellbinders circle dies to form a frame, then added thin strips of card for spokes.

This is from Sheena's show on this Friday, this was the first card I made, had the idea as soon as I saw the stamps. Looking through a porthole on one of those under the sea trips.
A mixture of Distress inks and silks the the background, the fish were painted with a distress ink mixed with the ice silk. There is a layer of acetate under the frame and several layers of foam pads to give a more 3D look.
Time to tidy the living room , for two reasons, one I have my gorgeous Granddaughter coming round for the afternoon ,reason two the Christmas tree is going up tomorrow.
So Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Fishy Acetate Card

 I'm still in the under the sea mood at the moment with more samples from Sheena's new releases to be seen on Friday on Create and Craft.
And after speaking to Sheena this morning I'm actually going to be at Ideal World to help Sheena set up for the show. It will be great to have a catch up, we both have been super busy and our paths didn't  have chance to meet up.
The card above was fun as I hadn't used acetate in quite a while,but it gave me the effect I wanted to create. At the last NEC I brought some lovely new embossing powders from WOW which I used for the seaweed and coral. Loved the look they gave and they were great to use.
The background was made using one of Sheena's embossing folders and then inked with Tumbled Glass Distress ink.
Met up with Nancy Watt last night at Ideal World to pass over my samples for the Tattered Lace show. Had a lovely time playing with these,already put my order in, guess which ones ?

Sorry the photos are a little dark , I didn't have chance to take photos until the evening.
This is one of the candle dies, it comes as a set of two , I'll show the other tomorrow.
Great for Christmas as above but also Baptism, Christening, Weddings etc, the swirl in the centre comes out in one piece, so it could be used as a decoration for another card.
The poinsettia was another set of Tattered dies, Winter floral, the background  is from a Spellbinders die along with the ovals.
It's great to mix and match the different brands of dies, they all have there place in your card making.
Well I'm off to play with some new craft tools from another company, never worked for them before, not saying who.......... So you will have to wait and see.
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

A Fishy Tail

Here's another card made with Sheena's brand new stamps. These stamps will work well with Sheena's last release and if you watch the shows on Friday at 10 am and 4 pm you will see how the Inkoids have done just that.
These fish stamps have become one of the mot useful stamps in the set , to see why keep an eye on Donna's and my blog in th next few days. We both had the same train of thought.
The seaweed and coral on this card were both stamped itch the new Luminarte Silks, I apply the silks with a piece of cut and dry to make sure I don't add to much. The stamps easily clean with baby wipes or a damp cloth. The fish I painted with Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door Distress ink mixed with the ice Silk to give them a real shimmer.
Tattered Lace tomorrow so time to make a few more samples before I deliver to Ideal Wold.
Happy Crafting

Monday, 9 December 2013

Seahorse and Bubbles

Well just a short post to let you know Sheena will be back on our screens on Friday 13th December. There are two shows 10am and 4pm on Create and Craft.
The stamps are very much have an under the sea theme, but don't think that's all you can do with them. I've made a couple of cards which will be shown in future posts that are no way related to water in anyway. So please check back to see more.
This card was made very simply with Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans Distress ink, Versafine Onyx black, clear and crystal sparkle embossing powder and some scrap paper to mask off the top and bottom of the card.
Off to make some more samples for Tattered Lace , who are on Create and Craft on Wednesday, yes they are brand new dies, some of which I'm definitely buying.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Spiral flower from EK Success

A couple more cards from the EK success POD on Ideal World, thought this one would be great for an invitation.
I stamped one of the larger images from the set out and embossed in silver. Punched out the centre design, and then cut around and also in half. After embossing in silver three of the spiral flowers, I cut them down to build the layers of the flower.
The background was embossed using an A4 folder from Crafters Companion.
To mount up the embossed background was added to the card base using 3D foam. The triangular piece then placed in the corner and the spiral flower on top.

This was really quick to do, just embossed the spiral flower several times in white embossing powder. Then apply Distress ink over the top, which means it could have been any colour or multicoloured.
Repeat on another piece of card ,one image this time, then use the punch in the set to cut out. To lift the flower away from the background, punch another flower just out of white card and mount below the coloured one.
Adding a few pearls to the centre of the flowers and a greeting, which was stamped on a label die shape from Spellbinders.

Here's Mia trying out her new car seat.
Oh and the latest news is she is now crawling, which is what her mother never really bothered with.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Valentine's cards

Here are a couple more cards I made using the EK Success new punch and stamp sets. I thought these two would be good for Valentines Day. For the first I used Flitterglu and Megaflakes for the main image, all the fine detail can still be seen.

A lot more happening on this card, once started I didn't quite know when to stop. I don't think it's too over the top though.
The Be Mine stamp was stamped in black over the pink and white heart paper and then punched out and added  to the other stamped background. The flower was made of the small hearts, then centre was borrowed from one of the other kits.
The hearts in the background are of course Spellbinders, the foliage is a Tattered Lace die.
Hope you like them, right I'm off to see my Granddaughter.
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Butterfly and Flowers

It's been quite funny this morning as I didn't know which side to watch on TV, Create and Craft with MCS Nancy or Ideal World with Mel doing EK Success. I've been lucky to be asked to do samples for both. The MCS ones were using the antique alphabet stamps, which sold out very quickly  but as I'd used the Lacy Daisy die they were still useful.

On this card I also used one of the banner dies strung on some embroidery thread. The flowers I built up using both the solid and the lacy part of the die set. There was a bit of Spellbinders at the base of the flowers in the form of the scalloped circles. Cannot do without Spellbinders completely, they keep popping up somewhere on my cards.

Here's card from the other side, the lacy butterfly. I don't use punches a lot in general but really enjoyed using these. I think the fact that the stamps and punches match was part of it. The stamps give a really good image even with the amount of fine detail on them.
For this card I stamped  the base in black ink and punch out the butterfly in the centre. To give it a slightly different look, I stamped and punched out the butterfly from one of the other stamps in the set  and added it to the aperture.
Spellbinders again for the frame and an embossing folder from Couture Creations for the card base.
Don't know when to start my Christmas cards at this rate it will be Christmas Eve, so it's busy busy busy for me.
Sheena will be on again soon with some lovely new stamps,definitely not Christmas, and some more lovely dies with Tattered Lace I'm in my element as they say around here. Oh and from Ideal World........... Sorry can say no more.
Happy Crafting.