Saturday, 29 December 2012

 

Lots of thank yous to make…

thanx

EMBOSSED THANX

EMBOSSED THANX 2

Must be in a purple mood and all with lots of glitter which doesn’t scan but I can’t find my camera…

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

I just want to wish you all a wonderful, special day.  I know it’s not a textbook Christmas Day for all, but I wish you Peace, Joy and Happiness.  God bless you all!

circsnowman

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

A very special friend of mine celebrates her birthday today and here’s the card I sent her.

friends

I’ve used the interference inks again but this time over black embossing on black card.

The rest is painted with Neocolours.

Here’s a photo of the b/g – a bit blurred but it shows the effects of the green, blue and violet inks.

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BLOG CANDY!

Crafty Individuals have just brought out a new line of stamps and to celebrate, have some brilliant Blog Candy available on their Blog.  Go see and sign up as a Follower while there – well worth it for the inspiration!

BLOG CANDY  I DECEMBER

Saturday, 1 December 2012

I love trees and skies and have been playing a little with inks and stamps.  Sunsets at this time of year are particularly stunning and especially after a clear day such as those we’re having at the moment.

trees

This one was made after watching one of the Stampscapes videos on You tube

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A scrapling in pink and black …

pink and black

… and aged poppies.

aged poppies

The poppies are a mask, not stamps –I love poppies but why do they lend themselves so well to ageing?

I used Brilliance inks and love the effect.  Here’s a close up of the crackle effect.

crackles

See you soon!

xxx

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Been playing…

The scanner doesn’t show this clearly because I used interference ink and pearl embossing powders, so here’s a photo to try to show a bit of the effect.

igreen2

ENCORE UN OOOH LA LA

Love this stamp so much it may yet go on sale again…. 

the background is alcohol inks.

BOYZ

This one’s alcohol inks on acetate (a la Nancy Curry) and is one of

my all time favourite stamps – it’s DL size and I had to trim the image because it’s big!

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This was a Birthday card for a friend.

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I have more to post but they’ll wait until another day.  

I didn’t realise that ‘Anything French’ is the theme over at the Craft Room Challenge, but it is!

See you soon.

xxx

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

My ninth set of pages for the journalling mingle.  Hopefully, they’ll have arrived by now.

love to play 2   love to play 1

When I’d finished my pages, I suddenly realised that the one on the right was the wrong size – I’d obviously worked on one of the offcuts, rather than the pieces cut to size – oops!  I knew it would take me ages if I did another page, so I trimmed the rest of it and matted it onto black, then did the same to the other one to match. I quite like the way her feet go off the edge – not intended – I was going to cut them off.  Serendipitous?

I sent a simple ard to accompany them.

smiles 

Sorry I’m not blogging much lately – even when I do make something, my heart isn’t in it at the moment – too much to think about right now…

Thanks for bearing with me.

xxx

Friday, 9 November 2012

is PINK this week and so are we.

welcome izzie

I’m a Grandma – YAY!

My lovely daughter-in-law gave birth to the gorgeous little Isabella Grace at 1.52am on 7th November - and yes, she is beautiful and I’m besotted  :-)

I made a couple of cards earlier in the week.

where flowers bloom

unity circle

I was going to edit the last one because there are scanner marks on it – I need to clean my scanner again… might just have to try Jo’s trick of using acetate on it!

Finally, there’s some great Blog Candy available here, as soon as they reach 400 followers!  I’ll be putting a link in the Sidebar but for now, here’s one, with a photo…

80 Color Set Contents

Wow!

Be back soon, but for now am going to make something girly… it’s such a pleasure to be able to say that xxx

Sunday, 4 November 2012

 

BIRTHDAY MOON2

… with matching envelope.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Some quick birthday cards…

HAPPINESS

I owe the inspiration for this one to Sally, who does the most amazing scenic work.

TT BIRTHDAY MOON

… and another couple of scraplings

ANOTHER TA

AUTUMN SCRAPLING

Sunday, 28 October 2012

…with a bit of orange/ochre

Two cards made with the same image and same backgrounds (Brilliance reinkers) but different coloured card bases – amazing what a difference a colour can make’

LIMELILAC1

These are scraplings, made from card scraps.  Shame you can’t see that lovely Pearlescent Brilliance ink.

LIMELILAC2

This one’s Stazon inks

POPPYTA

This week’s Ebay auctions are now coming to a close, so I’ll be uploading more this week.  Thank you for all the interest.

Have a lovely week.

xxx

Friday, 26 October 2012

Mega quick thank yous.

Thanks ATCs 

merci violet 

DON’T FORGET THE SALE!  THIS WEEK’S EBAY LISTINGS END TOMORROW OR SUNDAY.

Monday, 22 October 2012

All Tim Holtz unmounted sheets are now sold but there are lots more bargains to be had, so don’t forget to keep your eyes on the DESTASH SALE and watch the Ebay listings.  I’ve scanned more to add over there and there will be more….

This is a Birthday card for a certain special someone.

sb

Saturday, 20 October 2012

I’m starting to list more stash on Ebay over this weekend and they will be removed from the FOR SALE pages as soon as anyone bids on them.

So, if you’re interested in anything, please do let me know ASAP.

My Ebay ID is katykrunch2

xxx

Thursday, 18 October 2012

This is my favourite technique and has been for about 14 years, so it’s my entry for the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge, which is ‘FAVOURITE’.

When staying with a friend, I promised her I’d show her how to do a Versamark resist, but we were so busy, we left it until near the end of my stay and, of course, events conspired to prevent us getting around to it.  
I’ve just sent her a parcel with instructions and some samples.

I’ve included two samples of each design, though there may be some slight differences in them, to show the background result of Resist and a finished ‘cover’ created by overstamping.
I know I said I was going to use mainly permanent inks from now on, but unfortunately, only water based inks work with this technique :-(
Adirondack Stream, Sailboat Blue and Purple Twilight
NOS COULEURS
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Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough and Adirondack Purple Twilight
NC
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Adirondack Sunshine Yellow, Butterscotch, Watermelon, Purple Twilight and Sailboat Blue
WHEAT
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Adirondack Sunshine Yellow, Butterscotch, Terracotta, Red Pepper, Cranberry, Currant
AUTOMNE
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Then one of my favourite Nancy Curry techniques; using this ‘mask’ made by tearing paper ..
NC SCRAP
… resulted in these.
Adirondack Terracotta and Eggplant
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Adirondack Stream and Citrus
NC1
I know that most of you know this basic technique, but for those who don’t, I’ll be uploading this as a Tutorial very soon.
Don’t miss my destashing SALE before they’re all gone or on EBay – I’m putting them up little by little but you can grab a bargain here if you want to… !
xxx

Monday, 15 October 2012

On our Yahoo Group, there was a discussion about foil and metal leafing and it was such a long time since I’d played with either, that I did a few experiments.

1 Copper foil with Stamp ‘n’ Bond

COPPER FOIL SANDB

2  Mixed colour leafing with Stamp ‘n’ Bond

COLOURED LEAF AND SANDB

3  Mixed colour leafing on d/s tape, with Mica powder on the image

I used the glue pad on this, but it didn’t work, so I added some mica powder.  I hadn’t cleaned the stamp after using Versamark, so there was ink left on it, which may well have affected the result.  Need to try this again.

LEAF DS TAPE MICA

4  Gold foil on Stamp ‘n’ Bond, but a you can see, I overstamped with Versamark

FOIL2 SANDB

5  Today I tried copper leaf on glossy black card, using the Tsukineko Stamp ‘n’ Stick Glue Pad

copper leaf

The messy bits are both on the scanner glass and on the card – unfortunately, black glossy shows every tiny mark, including finger prints - despite being ‘polished’ afterwards.  The leafing worked beautifully and easily. I love the way you can’t feel where the leafing begins and ends on gloss – very different from on matt card.

Here’s the latest journal page – final touches just added but it’s a continuation of yesterday’s work, which started as a double page spread but evolved.

151012

I really love these ‘Off the Wall’ stamps, but I keep meaning to draw the images in my head – will do it one day …

xxx

Sunday, 14 October 2012

141012b 

This stamp no longer has a border, so it will be easier to work with next time.

I’ve started listing stuff on my FOR SALE pages and some of them are on Ebay.  I need to add prices, too.

Can’t decide whether or not to put the rest on yet… 

Friday, 12 October 2012

 A journal page.

BELIEVE