Tuesday, 31 July 2012

First Christmas Card of 2012

I used my Grand Madison Window with the Special Touch Mask brick wall that I used in a previous post (told you it would keep cropping up). I used 3d foam squares to add the depth to the scene.

The image is from my Joanna Sheen Enchanted Christmas cd.  

The branches were cut on my Cameo and I used a Fiskars small flower punch and added some silver Sparkles to the centres.

I think I might batch make a few of these, I'm really happy with the way it's turned out.


Sunday, 29 July 2012

Less is More - Sketch

Good afternoon all, hope you've had a good weekend. 

I've not been doing much craft lately - missing mojo again I think, but I was inspired by this week's lessismore challenge which is a nice simple sketch:

And here's my card:

And this is what I used:

Kraft card (a bit of old buff folder rescued from the rubbish bin at work) 
Papermania stamp
Adirondack Pitch Black Inkpad
Cream cardstock
Black cardstock
EK Success Punch
Sizzix Bigz die 
Papermania Brad making kit.
HOTP sentiment stamp

Have a lovely evening and thanks for dropping by.


Saturday, 14 July 2012

A happy accident.............

.......... that's the story with this card.

It started off as a 5 x 61/2" card (American size, sort of equivalent to our C6 - not a size I'm fond of, so I like this slightly larger version).  The accident came when I made the box to put it in.  It was a too small - aaaargh.  I just couldn't get the motivation to make another so decided to make the card smaller.  Chopped it in half and then realised that I would loose the mat and would have to mount it onto another card blank and be back to square one.  What to do?  Then I had one of those 'Eureka' moments 'why not make a stand for it. So that's why this ended up not quite as planned.

I used my Cameo to cut out the stand, the leaves,butterflies and flourish.  The frame is a Nestie and the sentiment was done on the computer using a font called English.

 I just used some roses, ribbon and tiny beads from my stash to finish.

I quite like how it turned out, so may do some more like this.


Friday, 13 July 2012

New Silhouette Cameo and SD Challenge

The Cameo Spotlight

A new and exciting challenge blog is about to start here on August 11.  It's been set up by the very talented Jackie from Rockwelldesigns.  It's for anyone who has a Silhouette Cameo or SD machine and would like to get more use out of it or would like a bit of inspiration, why not check it out and take part.  I can't wait (you all know how much I love my machine).


Sunday, 8 July 2012

Less is more - Gold

Here's my entry into this week's lessismore challenge.  The theme is:

It can be shiny or matt, but we'd like it to be unmistakably gold!

I used the Flitter glue and flakes from Indigo Blu that I bought from the NEC way back in March.  It's one of those items you buy and then stick in the drawer until you find the courage to have a go with it, but I have to say it was very easy and the results are much better IRL than in my photo.

I find gold (especially mirri card) difficult to photograph - it always looks so drab - do you think the same?

The stamp is Kaisercraft 'Tic Toc' clear stamp.  I thought it would be useful for male cards.  The sentiment I did on the computer and the pocket watch stamp was one I had in my stash - not sure who made it.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your day.


Sunday, 1 July 2012

Grand Madison Window

I'm not sure about this card - I think it looks better IRL than in the photo - not sure why, probably my lack of photographic skills.

Anyway, I love this Grand Madison Window die from Poppystamps (the company that makes Memory Box dies). It's so versatile and can be used in lots of different way, so expect to see it used a lot over the coming months.  Can't wait to do some Christmas scenes with it!

For the brick wall background I used a 'That Special Touch' mask.  The paper for the curtains was just some scrap I had in my stash and I put it through my paper crimper to give the look of folds.  The flowers and branches are a variety of punches I have gathered over the years and not used much so I've been pleased to put them to some use at last.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment (HOTP) onto an oval Nestie and mounted that onto a scalloped oval.  

Hope you have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.