Showing posts with label stamping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stamping. Show all posts

5 Jul 2019

Bear Hugs




Hello, and welcome to my blog. How are you? Today I have some Bear hugs to share with anyone who needs some.Bear hugs are the best hugs of all!



I began creating my bear hugs card, by stamping out my chosen stamps from the set. I added colour with a dash of my watercolors, and fussy cut all of the images.


To give some dimension to the  bear I used an Embossing tool on his ears, and outlined his arms and legs using it too. I adhered all the images with sticky pads which also raises them up from the card. The crown looked a little lacklustre, so I raided my bits and bobs box, and picked out some little pearls to add a touch of sparkle.

I swished some watercolours over the background card, and stamped a few starry wands in the background  too. Not forgetting to add the all important “Hugs” sentiment. 

I would like to enter  Bear Hugs card into the Craft Stamper Challenge 

3 Jul 2019

Swing on By




Hello, thank you for stopping by, and I hope you are enjoying the warmer weather.

Many thanks to Rosie from  Papercrafter for including my card above in this months fab issue. 

Sorry I did not take any step by step photos, but I have written a few lines below. 

I used the wonderful fairytale stamp set which was a cover gift on a previous issue. I  began making my card by  stamping, water colouring,  and fussy cutting my chosen images. 

I added flowersoft and some crumpled rose petals to the ropes of the swing. I press a lot of flowers, and this is the perfect time of year when  the garden is full of so many beautiful and  colourful flowers. 

I embossed the branches  and hung my swing from them. The  fairy wanted to enjoy the flowers so I stood her up on the  swing. I used sticky pads to adhere my images to the background which I had previously created with watercolours.

Thank you for visiting today.xx 


29 Jun 2019

Alice In Wonderland Inspiration





Hello, I hope all is well with you. We  have sunshine here today, at long last!

Today I am sharing some of my recent Alice In Wonderland makes, incase anyone needs a little inspiration to enter the Alice Day Challenge at UK Stampers which is kindly being hosted by Sid




This card features one of my favourite quotes. 


Alice Artist Trading Coins


I used some of my Alice clay mould characters on some tags. I wasn’t thrilled with how they came out, I may try resin in the moulds next time.


A simple Alice card, made with gorgeous papers from Craft Box. These papers are included in my prize for the winner of the Alice Day challenge.

I hope I have inspired you to join in with the challenge. Take care, and thank you so much for visiitng xx







18 Jun 2019

Snowglobe card



Hello thank you for stopping by today, I hope you are well.

I am taking part in a year long challenge at UK Stampers, called Just One Stamp. You exchange a stamp each month and create something with it, on a round robin sort of basis. This month I received a lovely Church stamp, after some thought I wondered if it might fit inside a snowglobe stamp I had. 

I began by stamping the snowglobe on a sheet of copy paper and cutting out the inner part of the globe.I then used this as a mask, and postioned it over the top of my previously stamped globe. I stamped the church through the aperture of my mask, and removed the mask, leaving the church stamp inside the the snowglobe. 


Pink,is my favourite colour, so it features on most of my creations, even Christmas cards! I can honestly say I have never ever made a Christmas card so early in the year as this before!

Thank you for visiting me. I would like to enter this Snowglobe card into the following challenges.


18 Apr 2019

Happy Easter



Wishing all of my crafting friends a very happy Easter time.

I was thrilled to see my Easter Card above published in Crafts Beautiful, which is a lovely magazine full of a variety of wonderful crafts.


This is a small sneak peek of my card in the May Edition of Craft Stamper magazine. The best stamping, mixed media magazine in the UK. 

Take care, have a lovely long weekend. Xx


13 Apr 2019

Laugh As Much As You Breath



I haven’t been blogging much recently, mostly because I have been very unwell. But also since the google+ was removed my app for working on my blog stopped working, and I needed to wait for it to be updated. 

So I have a lot to catch up on, but for today I am just sharing my newest make which is this card “Laugh As Much As You Breath”. Created with lots of watercolours, Indigoblu stamps and fussy cutting.

Thank you so much for paying me a visit. 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

7 Jul 2018

Happy Alice In Wonderland Day



HAPPY ALICE DAY !

To celebrate the day I have made this Mad Hatters Top hat, and decorated it with all wonderful things Alice.




I used numerous stamps and added colour with Watercolours, and fussy cut them all.



I also used some mini playing cards, and painted chipboard pieces. 
I did lots of tricky and challenging gluing so everything would stand up in place.


I wanted the hat to look Wonderland wonderful from every side.
I made roses from vintage Alice book pages. 
I also added dried flowers and moss to enhance her Wonderland garden.

It was a lot of fun to create my Mad Hatters Hat. it is impossible to list all of the items I used, but some of them are 
Chipboard top Hat is from Tando Creative.
Alice sitting stamp is from Dolly Dimples
The White Rabbit and King of Hearts stamps are by Crafty Secrets.
The sentiment is by Carabelle Studio
The jugs etc are by Artful Days they had an Alice themed monthly box last year.

Thank you somuch  for visiting Alice today, have a wonderful day! 
I would love  to enter my Mad Hatters Hat into the following challenges.


26 May 2018

Country Holidays



Hello, let’s hope the sun comes out for the Bank holiday weekend! Today I am sharing a 3D frame I made for my  sister’s  friends birthday. They have taken numerous holidays together each year in the Lake District since well... forever. So I wanted to create a Lake District type scene, and these  Crafty Individuals Stamps are just perfect for that.




She has two grown sons so I stamped coloured, and fussy cut two boys and a couple to walk along in the scene.


Crafty Individuals  CI-467

After stamping and fussy cutting the sheep, I added some white flowersoft to their coat. 

 

I also used some flowersoft for the hedges, and added in some dried flowers. I used twigs for tree trunks, and finished by adding some tiny bunting. I just have to wrap her gift up and attach the tag I made previously and it will be already for her birthday.


Thank you for visiting and whatever you are up to this weekend I hope you have fun! My wheelchair has been making a terrible grinding sound recently, luckily it is my indoor one, and not my other newer one for going out in,  so I may make it out to have a lovely Pimms and lemonade outside the pub, if the weather is nice enough. xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges




25 Mar 2018

Easter Scene Frame



Hello dear crafting friends, how are you today? The daffodils are out so maybe spring weather may arrive soon! 

With Spring in mind I made this Spring Scene.I used a deep wooden frame, and created a Watercolour background. I then used a  wonderful spring stamp set which came free with Crafts Beautiful magazine. I coloured and fussy cut the stamps and added them to the front part  of the frame and added various dried flowers, and twigs. I adhered the butterfly stamps onto some thin wire so they could fly freely in the scene
Thank you for visiting and I hope you are having time to have crafty fun.

I would like to enter my Spring Scene into the following challenges.






19 Nov 2017

December Daily


I have finally finished the front cover for my December Daily. It is only going to be a 6 x 6 one this year. I am going to be using Bo Bunny’s Christmas Carousel papers for my journal and the deer and pink berries are from Anna Marie Designs.Sorry I don’t recall who made the gorgeous snowflake stencil.



This is the inside of the cover, there is a pocket at the bottom, but I don’t have anything tucked into it yet.The Christmas Carousel papers come with lots of elements which I am planning to fussy cut and use as embellishments.

Thank you for visiting, I would like to enter my December Daily cover into the Stamps and Stencils challenge which is pastels.I would also like to enter it into the Allsorts Glitter Challenge  I hope the glitter in the snow shows up!

I would also like to enter Country View Challenges Use Stencils challenge, and That’s Crafty Stencil  It Challenge

Happy Christmas/Winter crafting xx

23 Jul 2017

Underwater Mini Book Cover





I have always loved seahorses so when I saw 49 and Market's gorgeous Sea and  Sand paper pad, I knew it would be perfect for my mini book to scrapbook the few days I recently spent at the seaside.Then I saw they had matching seahorse stamps ! So of course I just had to get those too!





I decided to use the front cover of the pad as my mini book cover and covered it in gesso, then I had my doubts as it got a bit soggy poggy, but luckily it was ok when it dried out. I made a a background with watercolours and used embossing powder in olive for the seaweed. For the air bubbles I embossed some with clear and others with white. I watercoloured the lovely seahorses and stamped Indigoblu's bubble stamp all around the edges and heat embossed them  in white.



I finished off by spreading some bead gel over the bottom of the cover.This was my first play with the stamps and I am looking forward to using them again.


Thank you so much for stopping by, I would like to share this with the following challenges.




19 Jul 2017

Dandelion Fairies


These two lovely Fairies are overlooking their field of dandelions. At midnight thousands of fairies emerge from the dandelions and twinkle and sparkle as they flitter  around. Some of them fly away and grant wishes for special,people, while others stay in the field and play and create magic. 


A sideways view of the card, the wings fold inwards so it fits in the envelope!

I watercoloured the background and stamped and heat embossed the dandelions and the lovely sentiment.

Thank you Fairy much for visiting us today.

I would like to share this with the following challenges.


Country View Challenges Things with Wings  - oh dear I hadn't better call the fairies things!
 

16 Jul 2017

Lavender Fields


This Majestic Deer stands proudly in his field of Lavender. He also loves to sleep in the Lavender field too as it soothes him to sleep.

I created  the background with water colours, and stamped the Lavender with two colours of Adirondack inks. I have heard a lot of good things about the new Distress Oxides so I am thinking about trying them out! I fussy cut some of the Lavender flowers and adhered them with foam pads to give some depth to the picture.

I hope you are all enjoying the summertime and all of the glorious flowers in bloom at this lovely time of year.

Thank you for stopping by xx

I would like to share this with the following challenges.

Happy Little Stampers Watercolours/ Twist Blue

19 May 2017

Tammy

 

My beloved Golden Retievers name was Tammy, her kennel club name was Tamara Anwen.Tammy was born in Wales and Anwen means very beautiful, which she was. Of course Tammy is also a song famously sung by Debbie Reynolds in the Tammy films.

I printed the music onto some canvas paper and heat embossed some heart balloons and the word Love, in a marbling pink embossing powder. Tammy used to love ballooons and she could hold them in her mouth without bursting them! I edged the paper with pink and brown inks.

 

Both the Dog and Angel are wooden stamps and must be well over 10 years old! I stamped the wings on vellum and embossed them with white embossing powder, and fussy cut both the wings and doggie.I watercoloured the doggie.

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I sat Tammy on some white net and added lots of beads and sequins onto the netting and background. 
I adhered a strip of fabric lace at the bottom and rolled up some of the lace to form a flower, and popped a little pink button in the middle.

Thank you so much for visiting.

I would love to enter this into the following challenges.

Frilly and Funkie The Sound of Music 


Words to Craft By Party Time balloons always mean party time !

24 Apr 2017

Alice in Wonderland in Making Cards Magazine

 


  
Today I was finally able to pick up a copy of Making Cards magazine!  I am so thrilled to be included in it! 
I just  loved making this Alice in Wonderland book with Indigoblu Stamps and paints. I was a bit nervous as it was the first time I had ever used paperclay, I wanted to make a cake stand, cup saucer etc it wasn't as difficult as I thought it might be - what a relief! All of the details of how I made the  Alice book are in  May's  Making Cards magazine.
 There is a wonderful free chevron stencil with the magazine and super cards made with it  by the very talented Tracy Evans plus very pretty papers!

Many thanks to Sally Jarvis for including me xx


 
  
 

 

31 Mar 2017

Little House On The Prairie

 

Earlier this year I was very lucky and won the challenge at Fashionable Stamping.My wonderful prize was a voucher for Flonzcraft, so of course I immediately browsed their stamps. They have some very lovely and unique stamps. As soon as I saw this girl stamp I immediately thought of Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie! It is one of mine and my Mother's favourite tv shows, so I  just  had to choose her, and then of course I needed the wagon to go with her too!

 

I decided to make a bendi card, it was fairly easy to make, if you have never made one you should give it a try! On the bottom level I added some layers of raffia.on the higher level I added some texture paste which I later painted. I watercoloured a background. After stamping the images with black Archival ink, I coloured them with watercolours. I fussy cut the lovely images and adhered them to the card. I stamped some leaves and cut them out, and added them to the scene.

I think it looks a little like a scene from Little House, it is going to be my Mothers Easter card.

Thank you for visiting today.

I made this card for the following challenges


5 Mar 2017

Tweet Tweet It's Spring


 

As March arrives, we are celebrating the arrival (hopefully) of  Spring! I am thinking about  Springtime and Easter decorations to bring some colourful cheer to our homes. 

All the details of how I created Tweet,Tweet Sping its Spring, can be found on the Indigoblu Blog

Thank you so much for visiting : )


I would like to enter this into the following challenges.











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