Wednesday, 24 October 2012

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday 177

Here we are, Wednesday again and time to seek inspiration by peeking around lots of crafty desks!  To join in visit Julia's Fab Blog - go on, you know you want to!

I had to rush an anniversary card this morning - the finished card and various remnants you can see.  Anyone who visits my blog regularly will notice I have made this card before but I didn't have time to think, just to do!  Last time I used H2Os for the background, this time I used Lyra Aquacolours for the background - scribble on, spray with water, sploosh about with a paint brush, dry then spray with pearl Glimmer mist - so fast!  I had hardly used them till last Wednesday, they now are one of my current favourites.  To the left is the start of a card using another Gesso background from last Wednesday - my last post is a completed one. The ruler you can see is from the set of three Perfect Layers Tools.  I use them for matting and layering.  If you haven't heard of them, each has little lips on at different widths which catch on your first layer then you use the steel edge on the tool and a craft knife to cut your layers.  It takes a bit of practice but I love them.  My description is a bit rubbish but I am sure there is something on the internet.

Well I have rambled on for long enough, thanks for visiting and have a fab WOYWW.  Take care.  Christine xx

Monday, 22 October 2012

First Christmas Card!

At last I have made my first Christmas card.  I used one of the Gesso backgrounds from my last post.

The main image stamp and the sentiment are Crafty Individuals and are stamped onto white card coloured in the same way as the Gesso background and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The little stars are a tiny clear stamp from Lavinia.  To stamp on the Gesso background I used Archival ink and left it quite a while to dry.  I kept the card quite simple as I didn't want to cover up too much of the background but I did add loads of Glamour Dust with a glue pen as I wanted lots of sparkle. The actual base card is white but because I photographed it on a white background, you can't see it very well, sorry!    Thanks for visiting me today.  Take care.  Christine  

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday 176

It Wednesday! Time to have a dash round crafty desks to see what everyone is up to.  To join in pop along to Julia's Place.

In this months Craft Stamper, there is an article by Liesbeth Fidder on Gesso backgrounds so I thought I would give it a try.  The three to the left and the one at the back are made as Liesbeth suggests using Lyra Aquacolour crayons and water - these are already dry.  The two at the front I tried using a selection of H20s and Cosmic Shimmer paints - these are still wet.  I still have to try stamping on the textured backgrounds and turning them into projects. I am not sure how well they will turn out but it is fun playing!  I should really be making Christmas cards but, hey ho, will start soon.  Have a good Wednesday and a fab week and thank you for visiting my desk.  Take care.  Christine xx

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Wedding Card

I forgot that I hadn't posted the card I made for my Daughter's wedding last month.

All the white card is Centura Pearl from Crafters Companion and the cake and sentiment stamps are from the Mr and Mrs unmounted set from Creative Expressions.  The letters are stamped onto Card Candi and the embossing folder used for the background is my favourite folder ever! which is Tied Together by Couture Creations.  The pearls and silver card are from my stash and the Spellbinder Nestability used is Classic Scallop Rectangle.  Thank you for looking.   Take care, Christine x

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday 174

Oh my goodness! its over a month since I last joined in with WOYWW and although I haven't got much to show you, I am glad I am back!

Yesterday the postman popped the Memory Box Snowy Border through my door - I love it!  I tried it using greaseproof paper between the die and the card as I heard it makes the card release easier.  It works brilliantly! You can also see the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia and the Frame Leaf  from Lean Creatief.  I have had both these sets for a while but not tried them yet so that is what I will be doing next.  If you want to join in and pop round some crafty desks then Julia's is the place to go.  Have a good week and thank you for visiting my desk.  Take care.  Christine xx 

Tuesday, 2 October 2012


Another big gap since my last post, sorry!  My daughter's wedding went really well - thank you for all your good wishes.  I will post a picture when I have sorted one out - mine didn't come out too well so need to get hold of some better ones.

Anyway, here is a fairy card I made using Sheena Douglass's Silhouette Grasses and Hidden Fairies stamp sets.

The background is various Distress Inks, I cannot remember which ones, sorry! I then sprayed with water, dried and sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist. The stamping is black Versafine embossed with clear powder and I have added Glamour Dust for sparkle.  I love using silhouette stamps and Sheena's are fabulous.  There are more sets I neeeeed! Thank you for looking and take care.  Christine xx