Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Chirstmas

Hello, I just wanted to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope that 2015 will be a great year for you all and filled wit lots of wonderful Craftiness.
       Sally.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Winter Wishes


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses yet another of the wood effect backgrounds I made for my tutorial. I have also used a stamp called 'Penguin & Igloo' by Whipper Snapper Designs. I stamped the image with Archival Black ink and coloured it with Distress Inks, before adding some glitter. The Design papers I have used are by First Edition and Ii have used my Silhouette to cut the circle frame. The largest snowflake has been cut using a die from Crafts- Too from white paper, which had been covered with double sided adhesive sheet and chunky and fine crystal glitters applied. The medium and smaller snowflakes are dies from Marianne Designs. The sentiment is a stamp from Personal Impressions. The ribbon and the pearls wrapped around the frame are from some gift wrapping that I bought from my local supermarket. The Rhinestone Sparkler is from Hobby House and the pearls are from my stash. The card is 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:



Thanks for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you like it.
            Sally.



Monday, 15 December 2014

Robin Wreath


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that uses one of the wood effect backgrounds I created the other day. This is the second background that uses the original technique and the Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks, along with the Gilding waxes and Spectrum Noir pen. I have used my Silhouette to cut the wreath (which was a free shape of the week) from Core'dinations Kraft Core in two different browns. I then embossed the die cuts with a wood grain effect embossing folder and inked the embossing with Walnut Stain Distress Ink before layering together. The robin stamp is from a Craft UK stamp sheet and has been stamped with 'London Fog' Memento Ink and coloured with Copic Markers. I have used Spellbinders circle dies to cut the center piece and added a sentiment that was cut with a Cheery- Lynn die. I also used some paper from K and Company's Winter Winderland paper pad for the layering. The mini wooden snowflakes were taken from some gift wrapping ribbon that I bought from a supermarket and the little wreath charm came free with a craft magazine last year. I have finished the card with a red satin double bow and some Stickles glitter glue. The finished card is 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:




Hope you like this card an thanks for visiting. 
      Sally.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Wood Effect Paper Tutorial

Just a quick post to let you know that I have done a very quick tutorial on how I made the background paper on the Reindeer Card. The tutorial can be found on the tab at the top of my blog.  I will try and get a better tutorial done later,  but it was the best I could do at the moment.
      Sally.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Merry Christmas Stocking


Hello, today's card uses an image from the Daisy Mae Draws 'Warmest Wishes' art pad by Hobby House. I have coloured the image with Copic markers and a gold gel pen, before cutting it out. The sentiment is a stamp from Anita's that I must have had for about ten years now and never used before. I stamped the sentiment with Black Archival Ink onto white card, then inked the edges with Distress Ink and ran the card through a snowflake embossing folder by Darice and added some 'Pearl Moon' gilding wax. The background papers are from K ad Company and I have also used some red Core'dinations card stock. The ribbon and little wooden stars are from Whitby Crafts and the snowflakes have been cut using dies from Marianne Designs, which have also been embossed and inked. I have finished the card with some gold faux stitching and Stickles glitter glue. The card is 6 x 6 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 



Hope you like my card and thanks for taking the time to visit.
     Sally.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Crafty Cardmakers Christmas Challenge


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More and the theme this time around is Christmas. For this challenge we are being sponsored by Sir Stampalot and fellow CCM DT member Kim Reygate is giving away a bag of crafty goodies. 

For my card I have had a go at making some faux wood effect paper with various colours of Distress Inks, 'Autumn Bronze' and 'Pearl Moon' Gilding Wax by Creative Expressions and a Brown Spectrum Noir Pen. I then stamped the Reindeer image which is from Personal Impressions in Black Archival Ink. When the ink was dry I added some slight colour and shading with Copic markers and a white gel pen. The damask background paper was made using Distress Inks, Pearl spray and the 'Cultivated' Embossing folder by Couture Creations, along with some more of the Gilding waxes. I used a die from Crafts- Too to cut the aperture and layered onto red card stock. The sentiment stamp was free with a craft magazine and was cut out with a label die, also from Crafts- Too. The foliage is a Marianne Designs Die and the flowers are a Tonic Punch. I finished the card with a bow made with red and gold organza ribbon, some pearls and glitter. The card is 6 1/2 x 61/2  inches. 

I hope you like my inspiration for this challenge, and please take the time to visit my fellow design team members blogs as they have created some amazing cards. Thanks for stopping by.
            Sally.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Joy Bunting











Hello, today I have some Christmas themed bunting to share with you. The bunting itself was cut using my Silhouette and a free cut file from http://www.birdscards.com/. I used Kraft card stock for the base layer and white card for the scalloped layer, to which I added some glitter. The letters were cut from green patterned card with my Silhouette and a font from my computer. I then ran the letters through the 'Cultivated' embossing folder by Couture Creations and sanded the raised areas, before adding some 'Antique Linen' Distress Ink. I also added some glitter to the letters and made a shadow for them out of some more Kraft card. The snowflakes are dies from Marianne Designs and Crafts- Too and have been cut from white card, before being embossed with the same folder and Distress Ink applied. I used an old Cardinal stamp from Rubber Stampede for the middle of the O and coloured it with Copic Markers. The papers I have used are from an old paper pad by First Edition. The embroidered Ric Rac ribbon is from my local craft shop and the green organza ribbon and red bakers twine are from a local supermarket. I finished the bunting with some pearls and buttons from my stash.






I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/

http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
      Sally.