Saturday, 29 December 2012
Lots of thank yous to make…
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!
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
A very special friend of mine celebrates her birthday today and here’s the card I sent her.
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.
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!
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.
This one was made after watching one of the Stampscapes videos on You tube
A scrapling in pink and black …
… and 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.
See you soon!
Thursday, 29 November 2012
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.
Love this stamp so much it may yet go on sale again….
the background is alcohol inks.
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!
This was a Birthday card for a friend.
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.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
My ninth set of pages for the journalling mingle. Hopefully, they’ll have arrived by now.
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.
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.
Friday, 9 November 2012
… is PINK this week and so are we.
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.
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…
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
Thursday, 1 November 2012
Some quick birthday cards…
I owe the inspiration for this one to Sally, who does the most amazing scenic work.
… and another couple of scraplings
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’
These are scraplings, made from card scraps. Shame you can’t see that lovely Pearlescent Brilliance ink.
This one’s Stazon inks
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.
Friday, 26 October 2012
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.
Saturday, 20 October 2012
So, if you’re interested in anything, please do let me know ASAP.
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.
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
2 Mixed colour leafing with Stamp ‘n’ Bond
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.
4 Gold foil on Stamp ‘n’ Bond, but a you can see, I overstamped with Versamark
5 Today I tried copper leaf on glossy black card, using the Tsukineko Stamp ‘n’ Stick Glue Pad
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.
I really love these ‘Off the Wall’ stamps, but I keep meaning to draw the images in my head – will do it one day …
Sunday, 14 October 2012
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…