Wednesday 25 March 2015

Rudolf day for March

 It is time for Rudolf day again over at Scrappy Mo's! This month I have made two cards which are both snowy scenes and feature rabbits (or hares) and trees. All the stamps are from Inkylicious.  I have been searching for a particular sentiment stamp but not found it, so at the moment they have no sentiment. Maybe it is time for a spring clean, lol!
I added glitter using a quicky glue pen and some silver liquid pearls for berries on this second one. I am still not sure if the memento Paris Dusk works particularly well (blue hares??). I think I prefer the first card with its more natural colours (Stormy sky distress ink and tuxedo black versafine). I also added a few squiggles of sakura clear stardust pen along the snowdrifts.
Do join in with Rudolf day if you can. All you need to do is make a Christmas card or two for 25th of the month, and by Christmas you will have a lovely stack ready to go!
I am also linking my cards to Merry Monday where the challenge this week is Trees. Thanks for the heads up, Di!
Thanks for looking!

Thursday 19 March 2015

Inky playtime

On Mother's Day I allowed myself a bit of inky playtime with my ink dusters and some inkylicious stamps. I began by making a mask with a cd, cutting out the centre to make an aperture.
I then used ink dusters, Memento and Adirondack ink and a mountain and valley stencil to create some hills and sky. After removing the aperture mask, I stamped the thistle with versafine tuxedo black around the edge of the circle. I stamped the rabbit in the same ink. Finally I inked up the middle-sized northern pine with Memento northern pine and espresso truffle, adding a 'shadow' from the rising sun using the ink duster pinched together at the end. A few highlights were added using a sakura gellyroll clear stardust pen, which you can see a little better here:
 My second card uses the same techniques but different stamps.
The leaves and trees are from one of my oldest sets of Inkylicious stamps, Flight of Dreams. I added tiny punched flowers and dots of distress stickles around the edge of the circle. The birds are from the set 'Prickly shrubs'.
If you aren't sure how ink dusters work, you can check out my video tutorials on Youtube. If you are heading to the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC this weekend, be sure to visit the Inkylicious stand and take a look at all the new stamps. I wish I could be there myself!
Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments.

Sunday 15 March 2015

Flowers and Pearls at Allsorts

This week the theme at Allsorts is Flowers and Pearls. I found this DP in my drawer and decided to use it. It is a digi download from Pink petticoat and I love it! I stamped the flowers (Kanban) in Memento Espresso truffle and coloured with coordinating promarkers, adding a tiny bit of sparkle here and there with a sakura gelly roll stardust pen. I also dusted around the die cut and the main card with Tea Dye distress ink. The sentiment is from Woodware and was stamped in versafine black.
After mounting the die cut with 3d glue onto the card front I added some pearls onto the panel.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday 10 March 2015

A snippet make

Hi There!
Here is a card I made at the weekend. I decided to have a play with the Inkylicious toadstools1 set and a grass stamp from Essential grasses. The toadstool was coloured with promarkers and a white sakura gelly roll pen. I also stamped the paper behind the main image with French style script before dusting it with Tea Dye Distress ink. Everything was a snippet apart from the base card, so I am taking it to Miss Di's snippet playground.
 Hope you enjoyed the sunshine today. It was a beautiful day here and I had a lovely 15 minutes out on playground duty this afternoon.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Spring, lambs and Creative Stamping

 Hi There!
I had a lovely trip out with a friend at the weekend to a tea shop a few miles from here. Beauvale Abbey is between Watnall and Eastwood to the west of Nottingham.
There is a wonderful tea shop in one of the farm buildings, and we indulged in a pot of tea and some lemon-iced ginger cake. The pot of tea for two had more than seven cups in it and the cake was delicious (that is high praise indeed from me!)
On our wander around the remains of the Abbey we met some very very new lambs...

They reminded me that the latest copy of Creative Stamping is now out, and there are some wonderful springtime stamps with it. There is a particularly lovely lamb, which I used on this card.
All details of how I made this and several more are in the magazine.
I will leave you with a photo of a beautiful primula that I treated myself to at the garden centre down the road.
Spring wishes to you, and thanks for looking!

Sunday 1 March 2015

March at Stamping Sensations

Good Morning! This month at Stamping Sensations our theme is 'One for the boys!'. It was an easy one for me as three out of four males in our immediate family have had their birthday already this year! . The card above was the one I made for my Dad's Birthday. The Garden shelf stamp is from Little Claire, and the stripy paper is a free download from Canon Creative park. I used promarkers to colour the stamps.
I stamped the watering can separately and attached with 3d glue. I also added flat backed pearls for the drawer handles.
My second card was my brother's birthday card.
This was made using a range of Inkylicious stamps, ink dusters, a mountain and valley stencil and memento inks.
We are sponsored this month by Foil Play who are offering a wonderful prize of £35 to spend in their on-line store.
Do pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at the stunning inspiration that our DT have created. I am looking forward to visiting and seeing all the wonderful creations you produce this month.
Thanks for looking!