Thursday, 13 January 2011

Stamp Addicts Happy Birthday

Hi folks, I have just received my new set of stamps from Stamp Addicts and have to say they are fab. I needed a card for a friend with a birthday on Saturday so thought it was the perfect opportunity to try them out. All the images on the above card are from the Stamp Addicts sets except the Happy Birthday. A mixture of ink has been used but the ones I can remember are dusty concorde distress ink and Imperial Purple Versa Fine.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

A New Baby

Evening all. I bumped into a friend today who told me that her 5th grandchild had been born the day before and it was a girl! She was so pleased so I thought I would make her a card to celebrate. The set of stamps I used were designed by Michelle Marsden and were in the Hobby Craft sale that I picked up for £2.99! Love a bargain. I used a mix of promarkers and distress ink to colour and for speed, made sure I just used double sided tape and sticky fixers to attach everything to the card so I didn't have to wait for any glue to dry before putting it in the post.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year all be it a few days late, lets hope I can blog more this year than last. Last year was a very difficult year for me as my Mum sadly passed away, so a fresh start for this year is very much needed. One thing I am looking forward to is my new craft room. I have arranged for cupboards and worktops to be added to the room I use to craft in and it should be ready by mid February. In the meantime I have to clear the room out, strip the wallpaper and then repaint!
The card I have for you today is just one of the cards I made to say thank you for our Christmas presents. I used a new stamp set by American Crafts, that I picked up for a bargain price of £1.99 in the Hobby Craft sale. On the base card I used green Memento ink and one of the border stamps from the set.I used a square post-it note to mitre the corners so I could get a more clean look. Mat and layered some light green and mid green card and topped the card with a flower cut with the Slice. The light green card and the cream flower have been sponged with Dusty Concorde distress ink and the flower was stamped with the Thank you stamp set using the green Memento pad. The card was finished off with four little purple flower beads that I found lurking in my stash.
Hope to be back soon, thanks for looking.