Friday, August 1, 2014

Feathers, Bling and a Bear - Creative Craft Cottage Challenge


The Creative Craft Cottage challenge this month is a colour palette, a sketch and use a digi.

Here is the sketch and colour palette.

And this is my card.  The digi image is a freebie from Hobbybook.

I coloured him with chalks and mounted him with foam dots over some embossed vellum.

I then used the feather die cuts and feather as the other element in the design, the colours used there were from the palette.

The sentiment was cut from an SB Labels 14 die after embossing the greeting.

Here you can see the dimension in the card, and some of the random bling I added.

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Pearls, Poppies and Lace - August CCC Digi Challenge


Challenge #6 from the CCC Digi Challenge is
a Digital image with Pearls and Lace.

Our sponsor this challenge is Aurora wings.

The prize for the lucky winner of this challenge is $10.00 USD worth
of digital stamps of their choice from Aurora Wings.

 I have used her delightful poppy image for my card.

I coloured it with prisma pencils and blended with baby oil, then fussy cut it.

After adding the microbeads in the centre of the poppies, I mounted it with foam dots over an embossed panel - Birdsong by Cuttlebug/Provocraft

To add some interest to the embossed panel, I sanded the embossing, which changed the colour very slightly as it removed the glazed surface.

After attaching the pearls and lace, I mounted the feature panel over a white card base which I had sponged the edges of in Memento Rocket Red ink.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Pin Pricked Pear


I love this image, it is one of my oldest, by Rubadubadoo, and I have really had my money's worth out of it!
I stamped on the rear of this piece of watercolour paper, and pinpricked it.

I then turned it over and coloured the panel with watercolour crayons

I ran the edges of the image panel over a Memento Blue Danube ink pad, before mounting it on some card - it is a creamy colour with a grey fleck as it is made from recycled materials. I also sponged the edges of this card with the blue ink.

The final detail was some blue bakers twine and a button, and the sentiment, also in blue.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Simple Green Sympathy


I am sharing a simple sympathy card I have made.

The patterned paper is from a RAK, the feathers a Couture Creation die cut, embossed and sponged with gold ink.

The base of the feathers had a wee gold bow added.

The sentiment was embossed with gold, and the edges faux stitched with piercing and a gold pen.

A simple card for a solemn occasion

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Win a Shopping Spree!


I'm afraid life has kept me busy and out of the studio of late - and I am missing it, so I decided to share this with you instead of my usual cards.

This is a direct 'cut and paste' from the facebook page

Win a $100 Shopping SPREE!

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May your day be blessed.

Saturday, July 19, 2014



I have made another card using the same Close To My Heart set that has the feather stamps.

As soon as I saw this stamp I started thinking of this design, so I had a play using various inks and some gold embossing, ensuring that the embossed arrows went in the opposite direction to the others.  This panel was mounted over a green layer.

I embossed the sentiment (an old Hero Arts Stamp) and die cut it, and then layered it. 

The background looked too plain, so I embossed it with the herringbone design, but the embossing did not quite reach to the top of the red layer of card, so I used some creativity to hide it by using twine and a button with a double bow.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Flowers, a Bee and Paper Lace


After making several Z-fold cards recently, I thought I would try a variation on the theme.

 I made this an upright fold, and used three small (Couture Creation) dies to create the swing panels

I used two different stamps on the panels - a retired Layers of Color flower, 

and an unknown bee (very old, it is one of my originals).

The paper on the back edge is part of a page from a Rosie's 6x6 pad called 
Far Away Land.

The lace on the left hand side is a self-adhesive paper lace.