Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Christmas Crafting

It is so hot here in the South of England I have been trying to keep cool with some Christmas crafting. The thought of snow and ice is appealing right now!

For this card I made a tag and embossed it with snowflakes using White WOW! Embossing powder. This created a resist effect once I had gone over the top with Distress Ink. I stamped the deer image and again embossed with white powder before mounting it onto blue card. This gave a nice border to the deer. I then stamped the greeting and added the embellishments. For the background card I stamped a snowflake stamp with Broken China and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink using first and second generation stamping.

At least that is one card off the list for Christmas!!

I am entering the following challenges:

Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
The Glory of Christmas Challenge - Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Non traditional colours
Addicted to Stamps - Holiday
Artistic Inspiration Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Friday, 11 July 2014

As seen on Create and Craft!

Happy Friday all and I can't believe its also nearly the school holidays! I am getting in as much crafting while I can.

I was so excited today to see my card on Create and Craft TV being show and discussed with a name check!! As a member of the Design Team I made this card using the Daisytrail 2014 Ultimate Digikit Collection as seen on Create & Craft TV on Friday 11th July.  In my stash I had some silver printable film which made a perfect surface to print the images on.

I will be back to show you more of the samples over the weekend.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Thank You

After Christmas making last week, normal(ish) service has resumed! I have been so busy making Teacher thank you cards that the theme at Handmade Harbour this week is very apt! So why not make a card to say thank you to a special person and or Teacher and join in with the challenge.  I think this one will be winging its way to one of my son's teachers very soon!

I chose Wendy's Thank You In Pots Digi stamp to make this card.I used watercolour paints and pencils to add the colour. I think the bunting gives it a country fete type of feel!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Christmas in July

I hope you are all enjoying the sunny weather we are experiencing in the south. I have been so busy with craft projects I haven't had much time to sit out in it! As the title of this post suggests I have been working on Christmas Projects for Serif Craft Artist. These were showcased last week on Create and Craft TV. The kits we had to work with were gorgeous. Victoria Nelson's artwork is stunning!

You can see more samples from myself and other members of the Daisytrail Team here

Challenges I am entering:
Crazy Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
My Time To Craft - Christmas in June
The Squirrel and The Fox - Christmas in July

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Parties, Picnics and Cake!

No that's not what I have been enjoying, but the theme at Handmade Harbour Challenge this week.

I chose to use the Cupcake and Bunting stamp to create my card.And this is what I came up with

I printed out the image twice so I could decoupage the cakes. I then diecut one of the images with a Spellbinders Scallop Circle die. Then with pens, glitter and glue I went to town on the decoration! The sentiment is made using Thickers which I coloured in with Promarkers.

Do come and join us at Handmade Harbour!

Friday, 20 June 2014

Love and Marriage

So its my turn to share my DT card for The Crafting Cafe - this month the theme is Love and Marriage and we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. The lucky winner of this month's challenge will receive 7 digital stamps!

For my card I chose to use the Love Owls digital stamp. As it has such strong outlines I decided to do something a bit different and use gilding flakes.

I printed the image onto acetate and then backed it with double sided adhesive sheet before adding the gilding flakes. I think I might be trying this again with some of my other digital images!

Please do come and join us at The Crafting Cafe

Challenges I am entering with this card:
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Things With Wings
That's Crafty - Birds

Monday, 16 June 2014

Belated Father's Day

I hope you all had a good weekend. Unfortunately my Father's Day post is a day late as I spent most of the weekend in bed with a migraine. I hope all Dads, StepDads, had a great day and also those Dads that are no longer here were in our thoughts.

This is the card I made for my Dad.

I used a stamp set from the magazine Creative Stamping. First I created the background using torn paper and Distress Inks. I am quite pleased with how the clouds turned out! The balloons I stamped with Distress Ink again and drew out the colour with the wet brush. I think my Dad was really pleased!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Glitter n Sparkle - Father's Day
Country View Challenges - Only Men Allowed

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Sewing Theme at Handmade Harbour

Welcome again to all - this week at The Handmade Harbour Challenge Wendy has asked us to use the theme of Sewing.

I chose to use the Birthday quilt stamp for my DT card.

I wanted it to have the look of redwork so used Promarkers to colour the quilt and layered the quilt to give some dimension. I edged the layers with pinking shears and stamped a faux stitch around the edge. For decoration I used ribbon, buttons and pins.

I do hope you will join us  - the prize is a choice of three digital stamps from the Handmade Harbour Shop

Other challenges I am entering:
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything but has to be square

Monday, 9 June 2014

Beside the Seaside

I hope you all managed to enjoy the sunshine we had here in the South of England. Yesterday it was scorching but we are now getting ready for a storm I think.

In keeping with the summer theme I thought I would share this card I made using the new Halycon Days CD from Crafters Companion. The original artwork is by Abigail Mill - her work is beautiful.

I simply printed off the papers, toppers and bunting to make the card and sprayed the main image with a light coat of Spray and Sparkle.  I love the ice cream colours!

Challenges I am entering:
CD Sunday - At the Seaside

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Snow in June

Happy Sunday all! And apologies for showing a Christmas card in June! I wanted to join in with the Winter Wonderland challenge this week which is to make a Christmas Card without using red or green.

I created the background for this card on Neenah card which the Distress Inks blended well on. The stamps were from a free set from Creative Stamping Magazine back in December last year. I added Perfect Pearls on the tree and sprayed the whole piece with Spray and Sparkle. 

I hope you like this card and I think it's never too early for Christmas!

Other challenges I am entering:
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!