Sunday 25 January 2015

Rudolf Day at Scrappy Mo's

It is 25th of January and time for the first Rudolf day of 2015. I had printed out a whole load of Christmas birds from Nicecrane designs and hadn't used them before Christmas, so I set to making some into cards for Rudolf day. It seemed particularly apt as it was the RSPBs big garden birdwatch this weekend.

I used a Sheena Douglass embossing folder that was also in the sale at The Range, a sentiment from Inkylicious and snippets of coloured card and ribbon from my stash. I used my ink dusters to add a tiny bit of colour to the dry embossing and all of the dies are from Spellbinders. the border on the robin card was made using a Martha Stewart punch. Oh yes, and oodles of stickles!
Do pop over to Scrappy Mo's and join in the fun for Rudolf day. I am also taking these along to Miss Di's Snippet Playground as I have used up some snippets too. I'd like to say a big thank you to Di, as she is posting my gorgeous prize of some wonderful stamps as I type this. I was lucky to win at the playground last week, despite some 'horsing around' lol!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday 21 January 2015

Some snippet makes

Here are a couple of cards that I made from snippets. The first is a small card, using a snippet of cotton braid and leaves (Inky Doodles) stamped on snippets of white card and coloured with promarkers. I picked up the embossing folder in the Range sale for £3.00 I think - a bargain!
My second card used all snippets apart from the base card. The dylusions sprayed paper was left over from a crafty individuals card I made last year, and the snippets of black may well have been there for decades, lol! I added stickles to the top of the chloe stem die cut (Memory box). Unusually for me there is no stamping on this one, although a sentiment could be added as needed.
I am off to see Miss Di in the snippets playground for a huddle round the stove with the girls. It is way too cold and slippy to skip, and I am not chancing the slide in case of frostbite in the derrière!
Hope you are all keeping warm and dry. Thanks for looking!

Saturday 17 January 2015

Creative Stamping Magazine

 If you haven't got your copy of Creative Stamping magazine yet, here are two of the cards I made using ink dusters and the free cover stamps. They really are a very useful set of stamps called 'New Beginnings'. I am also chuffed to bits to see that Laura the editor chose the card below as her favourite card in this month's issue! The magazine has lots of great inspiration for using the stamps too.
Now I have seen the inspiration from the other designers I am looking forward to another play with them. Please forgive me if my visits to blog land are a bit spasmodic at the moment. We are pulling out all the stops at work as we are due to have Ofsted soon. I will try and get round to visit you all next week hopefully.
Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments.

Sunday 11 January 2015

Never before used stuff and very different for me!

I decided it was time to break out the brushos and have a play. Then I couldn't decide what stamps to use, until I remembered 'Banksy Girl Balloon' that Deby included for me in my last parcel from Inkylicious. If you would like this stamp, do ring and ask for it to be added to your order.
 I also used a freebie sentiment stamp from the Craft stamper, which I think was a visible image design, and looked like it would suit the style of the card. I used memento Luxe ink (available from Inkylicious) which is very black and perfect for stamping over bright colours.
This is such a different and unusual card for me, but I think I like it! I feel a little more confident with the brushos now and will have another play soon, hopefully.
For this card I used a snippet of black card for the  matting and layering. I also used a snippet of centura pearl which I used the back of with my brushos. I am off to play with the girls in the snippet playground and hoping the wind hasn't played havoc with the tree house. Maybe have a little sing with the playground choir too, if Miss Di doesn't mind. Hoping that Parsnip has got over his new year hangover too!
I am also taking this over to Darnell's NBUS (never before used schtuff) challenge, as all the stamps and the brushos have not been used before.
 Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)
Thanks for looking!

Sunday 4 January 2015

Punches and Dies at Stamping Sensations

Good Morning! It is the first Sunday of the month and time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations- our first challenge of 2015 !
After all the seasonal festivities I hope you are all set for some crafting, and if Santa was kind with the crafty goodies what better opportunity than to give them their first outing with this months theme..........

********Dies and Punches********

With such a vast selection now available I don't think there are too many of us who don't have at least one or two in our crafty arsenal, so we hope lots of you will join us this month and get those dies and punches into action.
 I used a framelits iron work die that I picked up as a real bargain! The central panel was stamped with tiny text (Inkylicious) in tea dye distress inks. I then used flitterglu and Chocolate box mega flake(indigo Blu) on the flower(inkylicious). I used the same gilding flakes on a strip of double sided tape down the left hand side
Now onto the prize.We have the perfect prize of a great collection of Sizzix dies as well as a pretty collection of ribbons to add the finishing touch to your artwork.
 How cool is that? Looking forward to seeing all your fab entries! Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and see my teamies' wonderful creations!
Thanks for looking!