Saturday, 30 January 2010

Wooden Bangle

It's the end of January and my blog posting has been almost non existent! I will try and make up for it with this wooden bangle that I have customised. Nothing flashy as I am still experimenting, but I painted the whole bangle with a sage green acrylic paint and then stamped the design with black staz-on. The rubber stamp is from a set designed by Elusive Images. I found a black ProMarker was perfect to edge the bangle, much easier than fiddling around with a paint brush. I then added two coats of Glossy Accents to add a slight sheen and to protect the paint. I have a couple more of these to play with so I hope I can come up with something a little more adventurous for next time.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Dancing Queen

Hello everyone, here is a card that is similar to a couple I have done before but this style comes in very handy when I need to make a card for one of my daughter's friends. She is off for a birthday party sleepover tonight and needed a card and pressie to take along. The stamps used are from a set by Inkadinkadoo. I also made a matching box to make a box of sweets and a £10.00 note look a bit more special than just a thrown together box of sweets and some cash! The letters and numbers have been cut on the Cricut machine using the Jasmine cartridge, a dab of Dusty Concode Distress ink and embossed stars and hey presto a super quick card.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Thank You Cards

The free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine this month came in very handy to make my thank you cards for our Christmas presents. I stamped the lilac card with a script stamp from hero arts and the main swirl stamp which I think came from Galaxy stamps or something like that! I stamped the free stamp designed by Elusive Images into purple paper clay and cut around the image. When it was dry I went over the image with silver rub on to high-light the raised area. The sentiment has been printed from my computer and mounted onto a piece of silver mirri card which has had the corners rounded. To finish off I justed added some purple ink to the edges of the base card.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. I tried to add this message last night using my new mobile phone, but I managed to delete the message before I published it. It either had something to do with me still getting to grips with my new phone or having one too many glasses of wine, or maybe a bit of both!
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has left a message over the past year, I really appreciate your comments - ooh just realised my blog is one year old today as well, happy birthday blog.