Monday, 18 June 2012

CAS Thank You

Today it's not raining!!but I dont know for how long, as the sky looks a little grey. I've stayed in and had the time to make my folks a quick 'Thank you' card for my birthday pressies and barge trip.

I've combined three challenges, the first being this sketch from Clean and Simple

the second is Friday Mashup where they have these colours

and lastly, Less is More where they want to see SOMETHING SHINY

Here is my card

The fern sprig and the flower were stamped in ink, covered with Versamark, and heat embossed with several layers of clear powder ( the camera flash hasn't reflected as much as I'd hoped it would, sorry, but I hope you get the idea ). The small flower was raised on 3D pads in the centre of the larger flower which was also on 3D pads. The white card was cut in the BS with a label Nestabilities and the edges coloured with a RR Write marker, before being layered on deckle edged card squares. The sentiment was underlined with 3 gems to add that extra shine

Recipe :
Card = Rich Razzelberry, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Whisper White, and white square card FMS
Stamps = Everything Eleanor, Growing Green, and Just Believe
Inks = Rich Razzelberry, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive (outline of fern), and Versamark
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, and heat gun
Extras = Gems, 3D pads, and Clear Embossing Powder

I forgot to take my camera with me on the barge, but my Sister Cassy took some photos which she will email to me as soon as she gets a minute. Our boat was called "Kennelworth Castle", and we had great fun reading all the names of the other barges as the day went on. I read one that I pronounced as "Percy Phone", and commented what a strange name it was, only for everyone to be in hysterics as it should have been "Persephone" ( The daughter of Zeus, I think? ), how stupid did I feel ??.

Anyhow, thanks for dropping by today, and thank you to all those who left me birthday wishes.

I'll be back soon

Friday, 15 June 2012

The Fisher King!!

I'm so sorry that I've been AWOL again, but there's too many excuses to tell you, so I'll not bore you with the grizzly details.

I must say thanks to the DT at Simply Stampin as I was in their Top  3 on 1st June,  Yaaaay me!!

Today, I've been spoilt by my friend Pat, as it's my birthday tomorrow, but I had to rush home early to finish the card I'm about to show you. I made it for my Step Dad, Dave , who is with Mum on a barge holiday on the Birmingham Canals, and tomorrow I'm meeting up with them to spend my day cruising the waterways...............well, if it's good enough for The Queen!!

I will be entering the card into these challenges; 

CAS-ual Fridays where they want us to use acetate or vellum,

Make My Monday where they want a Masculine / Father's day  card, and

 Southern girls where they want  Things with Wings

Here's my card

First, I stamped the Kingfisher and grasses onto some acetate and coloured him with SU Write Markers and a white gel pen. ( The big white blob under his beak is my camera flash reflecting off the acetate, sorry! ) Next, I stamped the barge onto textured card and masked it with a Post It, and then brayered the water over it in between 2 pieces of torn paper,  and then I sponged the grass banks. I added some tufts of grass and a tree in the background, and sponged a sky over a scalloped circle to make some clouds.

An aperture was then cut in a white card and the acetate stuck behind it. The boat scene was then added to the back of the acetate but sandwiched on 3D pads to add some dimension. I've tried to show this in the photo, but it was no easy task, so I hope you get the gist?. A blue frame was added around the aperture and the sentiment stamped across the bottom to finish it off.  I hope Dave likes it?

 Recipe :
Card = Basful Blue and White CB and textured White card from MS
Inks = Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Certainly Celery, Poppy Parade, Bashful Blue, Dusty Durango, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, and Crushed Curry
Stamps = Clarity, SU Pocket Silhouettes, and Papermania and Verve sentiments
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities and Brayer
Extras = White gel pen, and 3D pads 

There is still time to have a chance to win my candy, so click on my candy photo to see what to do.

Thanks for dropping by, and I hope to be back after my canal trip, so see you then....I hope!!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Another Scottie

What with all the Jubilee celebrations, and family from Kent staying with us, there hasn't been much time for crafting, but I have finished a project that I started a while ago.It's another Scottie project I made for my friend Pat, it's a note pad .
She was going to spend a fortune for something similar on the Internet, and then she asked me if I could try to make one instead! and this is it.

This is how I did it

Start by scoring some stiff card that is 1cm larger all around than the paper cube, and then cover the card in paper of your choice

then cover the patterned paper overlap with white card, and stick the paper cube to the spine of the cover.
Next, decorate the top however you want.  Simples!!!!!

Recipe :
Card = Whisper White, Basic Black, Orchid Opulence, and some cardboard packaging
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Embossing tool
Extras = DP from Create and Craft, Lilac bow, and square paper

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you can call again soon when I hope I've had time to really craft!!


Friday, 1 June 2012

Dog Roses

Today I've made a card for these challenges, Make My Monday where they have these colours for us

and Simply Stampin' where there is this sketch

and CAS-ual Fridays where they want some Bling

 This is my interpretation 

The ribbon is wrapped around the green card, and the foliage is stamped on some white card that is up on 3D pads. The Dog roses ( I think that's what they are?? ) were stamped on white card and washed over with an Aqua painter to spread the inks colour, before being laid in place and the stamens being highlighted with Cosmic Shimmers.

Recipe : 
Card = Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, and CB from MS
Stamps = Everything Eleanor and Verve
Inks = Pear Pizzazz and Pixie Pink
Extras = 3D pads, Pixie Pink ribbon, and Cosmic Shimmers Twinkles

I've been dieing to use these stamps since they arrived last week, but after straining my right arm and back while doing the gardening on Monday, I've had a RA flare up and have not been able to brush my hair let alone do any crafting!!.

Anyhow, I hope you all have a good weekend, whatever you are doing to help "Lizzie" celebrate her Diamond Jubilee, and I'll be back soon ( I hope??)

Thanks for dropping by