Thursday, 26 August 2010

Autumn Leaves

Here is a card I`ve done for Sir Stampalot using one of the new Sarah Kay stamps. I challenged myself to use colours I don`t normally use and I kept to a limited colour palette and I have to say I was really pleased with the results. I get into a habit sometimes of using the same colours that are my favourites but I am trying to broaden my horizons !

The paper is the reverse side of Basic Grey " Hot Stone " which I didn`t even look at when I bought it but I like very much. The image is coloured with Distress inks, Peeled paint, spiced marmalade, brushed corduroy, tattered rose and pumice stone.

The leaves are cut from Sizzix big leaf die and the linen thread is SU which I cannot stop using !!

This image has a very Autumn feel to it as does the weather today ! It`s very wet and windy so a good day to stay indoors and craft, pity I have to work this afternoon which I`d better get myself ready for now !
Thanks for stopping by my blog, bye for now and happy crafting x

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Tilda Sisters

Here is a project I submitted for the last Magnolia Ink magazine, unfortunately it didn`t make the cut but I was pleased with it.
When I buy stamps, dies, embossing folders etc I ask myself how much use am I going to get out of it before I buy it, when you craft on a budget like I do it`s an unfortunate necessity ! This wasn`t the case with this Tim Holtz hanging sign die, I fell in love with it and bought it without knowing where or when I`d find a use for it, but now I have it I can`t stop using it !!

I turned it backwards and upside down for this project and turned it into this photo frame, as the theme of the Magnolia competition was " family " So I came up with the idea of doing a kind of old fashioned photo frame ( I hope that`s what I`ve acheived ! )

The images are coloured with distress inks, stamps used are wondering Tilda and Tilda wrapping presents ( just the top half of her though! ) the flowers are prima and Magnolia and again I`ve got good use out of my Sizzix extended cuts " swirly " die, the flat back pearls are hero arts. All products from Sir Stampalot

I`ve got to make a card for my best friend and her husbands anniversary now, so I`ve got a good excuse to play with the new stamp I bought at Sir Stampalot this morning, ( not that I need an excuse to craft ! lol ) thanks for visiting my blog, bye for now and happy crafting x

Monday, 16 August 2010

Feline Fine !

This stamp from LOTV was irresistible to me as a cat lover. My cat gets quite a few hugs like this from me ( although I`m not sure she`s entirely happy about it ! )LOL
Coloured with distress inks, the paper is Basic Grey " Phoebe " the shape is cut from Labels 10 nesties, the photo corner punch is from the American SU catalogue which my good friend Jane was very kind in getting for me from her relative that lives in the states. The `grass` is actually the MS icicle punch which I have found to be very useful and the little tag is a boss cut die. Couldn`t tell you where the little plastic flowers and felt leaves came from, I`ve had them donkeys years, normally they are stuck to little pegs but I pulled this one apart as the colours just fit so well (the peg will get used for something else no doubt !)
I`ve got most of the day to myself today so I`m going to get on with some crafting, I`ve been given some lovely new stamps from Sir Stampalot to do some samples for them, so I`m looking forward to getting stuck in, so bye for now and happy crafting xx