Monday, 25 March 2013

Love Grows

The second card was using  green, brown and pink pearl card, flowery paper from a 6 x 6 pad and a stamp from Lili of the Valley, which I coloured with pro markers, I stamped the sentiment onto white card  using my hazelnut adirondack pad and cut out using a spellbinder labels die, I edged die cut with a matching promarker pen. I have decided to enter this card into the challenge

Fab n Funky challenge

The Fab n Funky challenge this week is Pink, Green and Brown, I had a couple of plays using these colours and made two cards. The first one  was using coloured papers as backgrounds and a Joanna Sheen housemouse stamp, I then added some paper roses in the corner.

shopping trip

I have been pretty immobile due to a gammy knee, last week my DH changed my car for an automatic, yippee. As we have two large dogs it made sense to get a big automatic car, and to keep my little runaround which has now been delegated as hubby's car. Of course now that I have the automatic, I had to take a run out to my local craft shop to road test the car you understand. A pity about the wobbly shelves in the shop but don't worry as all the goodies that fell off landed safely in my basket. I have made this card using the new dies that landed safely. I used silver and white pearl card, I embossed the card with an mbossibilities folder, cut out a frame from the silver and then cut and embossed on the white and the silver using one of the new spellbinder dies, adnd added some die cut flowers.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Fab 'n' Funky

The Fab 'n' Funky challenge this week is sentiments, I have chosen to make the sentiment the focus of attention on this card and decorated around it. The card is a soft gold pearl, which is perhaps not obvious from the photo,  but I feel it gives a soft almost art deco feel. I embossed the sentiment and the border around it with black embossing powder as the black ink on its own appeared grey on the gold background. The corners are cut from a spellbinders die, ironwork accents.


This is my entry into the ABC challenge this week, I am obviously in a drama queen mode as I've used black and purple for effect, but I like it. I used a stamp that I bought from a USA web site at least 10 years ago, coloured with watercolour pencils added some foils to highlight. I then cut round the stamped image mounted onto purple card and used glossy black cardstock as the back ground. I used a strip of double sided tape top and bottom and applied soft purple glitter.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Well I've completed my three days of four hours back at work this week, I have never felt so tired in my life, however off till next Thursday so a chance to recharge my batteries and craft. I have been playing with my Lilli of the Valley purchases from last week and one stamp I love is Cho with Parasol, I have two completely different cards with the same stamp.
This one I used some eastern inspired papers for my back ground and I coloured Cho in pastel shades to contrast, I then cut and folded a strip of the background paper to make a fan with a pearl in the centrte.
My second card I wanted a dramatic feel, I stamped a background onto my card using a rose stamp and black and red inks, I then stamped Cho on white cardstock colouring in blakck and red, which I mounted onto red pearl paper and a bigger square of black cardstock. I finished by cutting butterflies from my spellie dies and using some 'bling'of rhinestones on the butterfly and the botom corner, as you can see two very different cards from the same stamp.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Hello all you lovely crafters, I had a lovely day at the SECC last Friday spending my pennies on crafting goodies. I was very good as no machinery or gadgets purchased. I fell in love with some Lili of the Valley stamps so I had to buy some, a bit like shoes a crafter can never have too many stamps. I stopped for a chat with the lovely Barbara Gray from Clarity Stamps and bought some gilding flakes, a few stamps and some Adirondack ink pads. I also bought some bits and pieces for jewellery making, all in all a very successful day.
Here is a card I made for my father in law's birthday using one of the Lili of the Valley stamps. I used green background paper, and two strips of stripey paper which matched the colours I had used to colour my image. I then decorated with some eyelets on the left hand side and  I wrote a little tag 'Resting my Eyes' that is my delightful father in law's war cry he is never napping he is always 'resting my eyes'.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Thank you to all tke kind crafters who have been directed by 'Buttons for Brains' and who have left lovely comments, I have tried to attach a followers button, hopefully it will work, I am very new to this blogging malarky and am learning by trial and error. I am aleady getting into hyper mode, the ICHF craft shows are at the SECC in Glasgow this weekend and I am sooo excited. I missed the Autumn show as I was in a hip to ankle cast, its the first time in a lot of years I have missed one. The card today will hopefully be me on Friday with lots of bags of crafting goodies,  Norma.

Monday, 4 March 2013

I am entering this in The ABC Challenge which is L for Love, I was challenged by "+" ButtonsforBrains to enter a few challenges. I can't resist a challenge x Norma
This is my entry into the Fab 'n' Funky challenge using pastels. I used a 6" x6" card covered in
pink background paper. I then applied a 5" x5" square of striped paper, applied a one inch strip across the card with brads. I stamped a Joanna Sheen housemouse image on white card coloured with H20's then mounted this on pale green pearl paper the same colour as the striped background. I applied 3 paper flowers in the top corner.