Friday, August 31, 2012

Something Simple

Thank you for visiting, I trust you feel welcome. 
 I tried to post last night but had 'issues' with blogger, and I am hoping that I have overcome them now.

 I needed a card quite quickly the other day, so made this one.


I used twinkling H2O's to paint the flowers, and added just the one rhinestone, and mounted it over a sparkling ribbon.


The final touch was the sentiment. I love this greeting as it is so elegant.


I am linking this to:
(Three layers, two stamps, one rhinestone)

Thank you for visiting - may your day be blessed.
Thank you to those who bless and encourage me with your comments.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock - bright pink
Ink - Brilliance Mediterranean Blue
Accessories - rhinestone, twinkling H2O paints, sparkling ribbon

Sunday, August 26, 2012

More eyelets #2

Greetings - and thank you for calling back. I had hoped to be back sooner, but spring is making  real headway here, and not only has spring 'sprung', but so have the grass and the weeds, and several shrubs have needed clipping back before they turned the place into a jungle, albeit a civilised one.



I have another Fathers Day card to share today, and I have again used eyelets for third card in the SCS group challenge, and because they 'fitted' on the card, being masculine. Well that is my theory and I am sticking to it. 



I started with a dark brown base and added a layer of Tim Holtz 'idea-ology' kraft paper that I have had for nearly 12 months....


The image is a retro one from the ever generous Karen over at the  Graphics Fairy  blog, coloured with chalks. The corrugated card has also been in my stash 'forever' :-).


I printed off the sentiment from my computer and cut it into a banner shape - it had to be placed there as a smudge had mysteriously appeared on the image panel. 

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Thanks for visiting me - may your day be blessed.
You bless and encourage me so much with your comments.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock - Dark Brown, Green corrugated
Ink: Tea stain distress ink
Stamp - digi from Graphics Fairy
Accessories - eyelets, chalks

Monday, August 20, 2012

Time is Ticking

Welcome - thanks for visiting my blog.
 I have had a gap in my blogging thanks to 'real life' being rather busy.

I did manage to get some crafting done this past weekend, and I am working towards Father's Day (on Sept 2nd here).  This is what I crafted for my DH.


I have loved this image from The Graphics Fairy for sometime, and decided to use it for this card.  I distressed and sponged the edges of the image panel.



I also printed off another single watch image, and covered it with a vellum tag on which I had hand written and embossed 'Love you'.


The main image was mounted on a distressed green panel and then over a brown panel.  I swiped the edges of the brown panel with embossing ink and dipped it into the gold embossing powder and heated it.


I hand wrote the second sentiment with a gold pen, then mounted it all onto a red base.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pink Monochromatic

Welcome - it is a blessing to have you visit.

I did not intend this card to be monochromatic, but it refused to be anything else.


I was inspired by a card on a challenge, but my stitching was nothing like the example I saw - maybe because I have done so much dressmaking over the years it is hard to think that 'crooked' may be 'right'.


The thread I used was a variegated metallic one, and then I painted between some of the lines with iridescent paint.


I randomly stamped this small scripture stamp over the background layer, and sponged the edges of the panels with the same ink.


The sentiment was gold embossed and cut, and sponged while the oval was still in the die.

Some of the corners of the card were rounded with a punch, and the card was assembled using some pink ribbon and liquid pearls for accents.

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Thanks so much for calling by, and blessing and encouraging me with your comments.
May your day be blessed.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock - Pink and White
Stamp: Scripture from ODBD's Daffodil Tag set Sentiment unknown.
Ink: Spun Sugar distress ink.
Paints: Twinkling H2O's iridescent red, gold and blue
Accessories: Ribbon, liquid pearls, corner punch, spellbinders oval die metallic thread

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

More Eyelets

Welcome and thanks for calling in.

I needed a masculine card and this is what evolved.


I started with a kraft base, and then found this piece of mulberry paper in a mixed bag of scrap paper.  It is fabulously thick and has a most glorious sheen on some of the fibers in the rich forest green base.



This settled on I then decided on the contrast of the plain corrugated card, and then the tree stamp onto the shimmery pale gold paper.
That is where I ran into problems as I did not realise that the dye ink would take so long to dry, and twice smudged the panel... so in the end I left it overnight and next day it was obligingly dry - whew!


I then assembled the whole, after sponging a tad of ink around the edges of the base card, the corrugated card and the image panel, adding eyelets to the corners of the green and image panels, and some twine across the base of the image.

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Thanks for visiting, and for any comments you leave, they are treasured.
May your day be blessed.

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Kraft
Stamp: Stampin'Up Lovely as a Tree Sentiment unknown
Ink: Adirondack Bottle Green and Espresso
Acessories: mulberry paper, eyelets, thread, corrugated card

Friday, August 3, 2012

Crochet Rose and other Flowers

Welcome, thank you for visiting. 
We are home and sorted, and today I got into the studio and made this card.


I started this yesterday when I had to sit and wait for DH,  and made this crochet rose, and today I paired it with some green Prima roses.


I had an idea when I went to make this card, and this time it worked!! 


I had originally envisioned this card being upright, but the scripture stamp dictated that it became horizontal.  

The die cut was chosen so I could use the eyelets, which is a challenge put out to the members of a Splitcoast Stampers group, Stamp Addicts,  coming out of a discussion about unused stash, and we all had eyelets!


The butterflies added some balance...


And the paper lace just an extra feminine touch.  (oops, didn't see the rhinestone had slipped off centre from the glue dot!)

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Thank you for visiting - may your day be blessed.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock - Bright pink, Cream 
Stamps - Scripture Collection 1 by Our Daily Bread Designs, Sentiment unknown
Ink - Ranger Distress - Bundled Sage
Paper - Prima Fairy Flora 6x6 stack
Punch - butterfly
Accessories - crochet rose, Prima Fairy Rose, Rhinestones, eyelets, paper lace