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