Monday, 19 September 2016

The one heart for me!

Hi fellow bloggers - I hope you are having a good Monday.  This card is one I made using a Sizzix thinlit full card front diecut. I then added a red mirri card heart to the centre and raised it up on a foam pad. It is a really simple card to make but I think it makes a statement or rather hope it does!! I will try some other ideas with it I think as it is a lovely die that cuts very well and has some nice embossed details on the individual hearts. It also comes in a nice wallet with 5 additional loose hearts.
Happy crafting

Sunday, 18 September 2016

LiM challenge - theme Diamonds

Hi fellow bloggers

The CAS challenge for this week is a theme week using diamonds.
This was lucky for me as I have an old diamond ring stamp  which I thought woud be ideal for this weeks theme.

I stamped the ring with versamark and embossed with gold mica embossing powder. I then added 3 aurora borealis gems and then covered them with glossy accents to make the gem stone for the ring.
I used 2 sissix thinlit heart shape dies to make a gold mirri heart frame and then placed it over the stamped image. I then used more aurora borealis gems to edge the card. I decided to leave off a sentiment just now as not sure if I want to use one on the front of the card.

Happy crafting

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Monday, 12 September 2016

LiM - one layer

Hi fellow bloggers - I hope you are all well and crafty :)
I am a bit later with this challenge this week as was attending workshops and demos at the weekend.
The theme for the LiM challenge this week is to make a one layer card to show a favourite flower. I chose the pansy as they are my joint favourite with sweet peas but don't have a sweet pea stamp.

I made a mask so that I could stamp a circle shape. I used distress inks for the stamping and used cardio peg stamps. I also used the scorit to give a little background interest and the faux hanging chain.

Happy crafting

Sunday, 4 September 2016

LiM - peacock feather

Hi fellow bloggers
the fringe is now finished and I have caught up with non craft stuff so can now get back to crafting, on the blog and visiting my blog buddies. :)
This weeks LiM challenge was to use the peacock feather and at first I had to have a think about how  to do that as I don't have a peacock stamp. Anyway I decided to use the colours on a feather diecut using a die I have had for a while and is underused.
I used distress ink pads dusky concord and peacock feathers and the greeny colour came from a mixed colour pad that I hadn't stored properly so the colours became one!! oops! Still luckily it is a colour that meets the need for a peacock colour. I spritzed with a light gold mica and used rub ons in matching colours to make the 'eye' area of the feather. I also used dusky concord for the sentiment. The photo looks a bit 'bleached' as I had to use a flash as it was very overcast here. Happy crafting

Saturday, 27 August 2016

hi fellow bloggers
apologies for not visiting or posting the last couple of weeks but the edinburgh fringe is on and is one of my favourite times of the year to visit, Only problem is with all the travelling time and lots of walking to get round the different events I want to see I have been too tired to craft, However next week it i over and "normal" life will resume.
Happy crafting :)

Thursday, 18 August 2016

christmas card selection

hi again fellow bloggers - hope you are enjoying good weather as here in Dundee it has been scorchio!
Anyway trying to get organised and make my christmas cards early. This is a selection made using a sizzix die I bought some time ago and it is really straight forward to pull these together as you just need to select papers.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Sizzix diorama die

Hi fellow bloggers - I got tempted to buy some dies from the sizzix sale and here is a card from one of them the diorama card thinlit set. It was a bit of a learning curve to work out how all the bits could be used and what I have discovered is that it is a very versatile set of dies that can be used in all sorts of ways and not just for the diorama style. I will try out some other options and post them. For this card I decided to use a floral theme and found one of my embossing folders to give the back some added interest and then used a variety of sizzix flower dies to add additional embellishments - I decided that to justify my spend I can say that my paper stash will be cut!!! Lol! The stamp is one of my orphan clear stamps.

Have a good crafty day :)