Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Quick and Colourful

I was playing today and made this simple quick and colourful card.

The background is another one of my inky backgrounds - Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.  The stamps are by Lavina and were free with a magazine.  The toadstools are stamped in Versafine and embossed with clear detail powder and the stars are just stamped but not embossed.  The image is cut out with the second largest of the Spellbinders Nestabilities Romantic Rectangles Two and I have added ultra fine glitter for sparkle.  This was a very quick little card to make and I think I could use it for a birthday, thank you or whatever really.  I could add a little sentiment to the front too if I wanted.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lavinia Challenge 10 - Autumn Colours
Buckwells Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes

If you have the time, please pop over to these fab blogs for a peek!

Thank you for visiting me - I love it when you do!  I will be visiting blogland tomorrow to catch up with everyone.  Take care.  Christine  xxx

Sunday, 26 October 2014

October Rudolph Day

Two more Christmas cards done!

Both are done with the fabulous Penny Black tree - I think it was from last year but I am not quite sure, sorry.  The sentiment is from a Christmas set from InkyDoodles.  Both were stamped in black Versafine and embossed with clear powder.  The backgrounds were achieved with various colour Distress Inks and water. I added some gems, pearls and a few mats and layers and they were finished!  I really love making Christmas cards which is just as well, I still have lots to make!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Stamping for Pleasure - Rudolph Day
Buckwells Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes

Please visit these fab blogs and have a peek at the DT makes and other fab entries.

Thank you for visiting me, I so appreciate it!  Have a lovely day.  Take Care.  Christine xxx

Monday, 20 October 2014

Arty or Messy!

I am not sure about this card!  I do a lot of inky stuff but I don't know if this one is arty or just plain messy!  I really enjoyed making it so thought I would post it anyway and it fits in with a couple of challenges too!

The stamps are by Clarity Stamp and I started by stamping them in clear Versamark and embossed with white detail powder.  I water coloured them using Brushos, I opened them for the first time today.  When dry, I painted the images with a Versamark pen and embossed with clear powder.  I did this twice so all the leaves are nice and shiny (you can't really see it in the picture but they really shine also the colours overall are a lot brighter!).  After this, I sprayed the page with water and dropped the dry powder Brushos on - I love the effect.  I softened it with a babywipe in the centre but left it more textured elsewhere.  I mounted the piece on a brown base card.  Arty or Messy - hmmmm!  I really don't know if I like it or not!  My husband does!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Clarity Stamp Challenge - Seasons (I went for Autumn)
Artful Times challenge - Green

Thank you for visiting me - I appreciate it so very much!  I will be visiting you when I can - again, sorry its not as often as I would like at the moment and thank you for sticking with me!  Take care. Christine xxx

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Lavinia Fairy

I love this Lavinia fairy stamp and it was free with a magazine!  Amazing!  I combined it with some other Lavinia stamps too.

The background is various Distress Inks, water and Glimmer Mist.  All the stars are made with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and a Splodgeaway mask.  The stamping is done with Black Adirondak and the flowers are made with a white sheer ribbon which has been coloured with Distress Inks and water then I cut little circles and heated them until they started to crinkle up.  I then stuck the layers together with Glue Dots and added a pearl in the centre. The fairy dust being sprinkled by the lovely fairy is Liquid Pearls.  I mounted the picture straight on a purple card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lavinia Stamps - add some Ribbon - I have never entered a Lavinia challenge before!
Scrapology - anything goes.
Buckwells Crafty Challenge - anything goes - this is a brand new challenge blog.

Please hop over to these fabulous blogs, you will be so glad you did!

Thank you so much for visiting me,  I really appreciate it!  I hope you have had a lovely weekend.  I am looking forward to tomorrow. My Daughter, Son-in-law and Granddaughter Freya are visiting - I can't wait!  Take care.  Christine xxx