Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Fairy Full Moon

I`ve made this card using my new Lavinia Stamps that I got at the Stamperama show. I`ve been playing around with different background techniques and this one was created using torn copier paper and ink dusters with distress inks - Dusty Concorde, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. The moon was created using a punched out circle from a post it note.
I`ve stamped the images in Onyx Black Versafine and added a bit of watercolouring to highlight the little toadstool houses using distress inks - barn door.
The "Fairy dust" is liquid pearls with prisma glitter over the top for a bit of added Bling.

I am loving these Lavinia stamps, they are something different than I`m used to working with but I love the complete fantasy world it allows me to immerse myself in, I can`t wait until I get some more of them.

Thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xx

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Seeing Spots !

This is another sample I`ve done for Kay Rutter using the Hougie Board, it`s a peek-a-boo card and is great for giving a bit of dimension to cards. I`ve used one of my new Penny Black stamps here that I got from Stamperama recently.

The card used is from Kay`s citrus collection, this one is fudge - from the spotty pack. The flowers are a combination from prima and carnmeal cottage and the sentiment and circle/scallop punches are SU.

I`ve water coloured the image using distess inks and used chalk eyes inks and the fab cloud templates from Sir Stampalot for the background.

I`ve been practising with my brayer again and also experimenting with my ink dusters for background and I`m really pleased with the results I`ve achieved. I`m going to have a play some more today with my new Lavinia stamps too so watch this space for what I come up with !
Thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xxx

Thursday, 18 August 2011

A real Hoot !!

I am so chuffed with the way this card turned out, I have had so much trouble with brayering backgrounds in the past I always got lines, thanks to some fab demo`s by Tracey Dutton of Lavinia stamps at Stamperama on sunday I FINALLY got it sussed ! I love Tracey`s work and watching how easy she makes it all look!
After having a play with my new stamps and brayer it actually is a lot easier than I thought, it just takes a bit of practise.
I have used Big and Juicy pad - Spice for the brayered background in this card and versafine Onyx Black to stamp with, the moon/sun was created with a mask throught a post it note ( good ol` post it`s, where would we be without them !)and I`ve just added glitter for an extra bit of zing, I can`t do a card without glitter LOL!

I had a FAB day on sunday, it was a lot more relaxed than the NEC, people demonstrating have more time to chat and show you things one on one as there are less stands. I picked up some great bargain stamps and found a great supplier of charms - Meiflower , who only charge 99p p&p on their website. I will definately be going back to Stamperama next year.

Now I have to get busy, got some more samples to do for Kay, thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xx

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Kitty Christmas

This is one of the samples I have done for Kay Rutter for her up coming new book launch on Create and Craft. She asked me to come up with some different Easel cards and this one is a tri-easel.
The stamp is a penny black one from last Christmas, it`s actually all on one stamp but I selectively stamped all three images to give three seperate panels for the card.

I have coloured with distress inks and added some prisma glitter for a bit of sparkle.
The paper is from Kay`s own Hougie Craft collection, the border punch is icicle from Martha Stewart, the circle and Scallop and sentiments are SU and the snowflakes are Marianne Creatables dies - #LR0125 - available from Sir Stampalot.

I`m off to Stamperama in Stevenage for the craft show on Sunday with a group of good friends and it`s got me in the mood for some serious crafting ! I can`t wait as it`s a show I`ve not been to before and it will make a change from the NEC to see different companies I`ve not seen before. The only trouble is I`ll probably spend way to much money LOL ! Lavinia stamps will be there and I am addicted to those at the moment so I`m like a kid at Christmas waiting for Sunday to come around ! LOL

I`ve had a busy morning doing housework and a busy afternoon making samples for Kay so I`m off for a rest now, time to put feet up and have a cuppa, I think I`ve earned it ! thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xxx