Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Afternoon bloggers. The card I have to share with you today is a boys birthday card that was coloured using Promarkers. The car stamp was a freebie from a card magazine but I am afraid I can't remember which one it was :-(. The back ground has been created using a That Special Touch Mica Mask which I ran through my Cuttlebug to emboss the paper before colouring with distress ink.
Thanks for looking......

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Hope everyone is enjoying the bank holiday weekend. In keeping with the bad weather we have been having recently I thought I would post the last of the cards I made using the Stamp Addicts, April stamp set. To make it look like actual rain drops I dripped diamond glaze onto acetate and attached it to the card with brads. The scalloped edge around the main image has been created by stamping the little solid umbrella stamp from the set.
Thanks for looking, will be back soon......

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Evening folks. Haven't blogged in ages I know but I do have a reasonable excuse as it is the school holidays and we have also been organising our new family member's arrival. He is in the shape of a black and white border collie cross called Ellis that we have got from the local rescue shelter. I will post a couple of pictures later but for now I just have this anniversary card that I made a while back for a friend's 50th wedding anniversary.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Lets go fly a kite.......

Good afternoon. The card I have to share with you today is again made with the April set from Stamp Addicts. I just used the kite and umbrella stamp. As you can see I have used the umbrella stamp to form the butterflies by just inking up the main umbrella part and wiping the ink from the handle and tip of the umbrella to form each wing of the butterfly. The kites have been decoupaged and both the butterflies and kites have been coloured using promarkers. The background was created by using a colour duster brush and stippling blue and white ink onto the card to form a sort of blotchy sky effect. The Thank You sentiment is from a different set but also from Stamp Addicts and has been stamped onto a spellbinders diecut. The sky background was mounted onto a scrap of card that I coloured with the green promarkers around the edges to match the rest of the card and the tail of the bottom kite has been replaced with some wire that I beaded and then attached to the reverse of the kite. To finish off I just added green and purple stickles glitter glue to the butterflies wings and to the kite.
Thanks for looking, will be back soon.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

April Showers in August

Hi folks. Hope it's not too wet where you are. It's raining here so thought it appropriate to post this card made with a set of stamps from Stamp Addicts titled April. The background has been created by stamping the little solid umberella stamp in a pale blue and then over stamping with a darker blue. The little girl has been stamped with black memento ink and then coloured with promarkers. A pale blue was brushed around the little girl and then the darker blue was added on top of the pale blue with a scrunched baby wipe. The topper was layered onto a piece of card that I edged with the red promarker that I used to colour the hat and wellies so that it matched exactly.The card was finished off with a little red and white gingham bow which I tried to match with the little girls ribbons by coloruring them red and then dotting a white marker pen onto them. There you have it, hope the sun comes back soon!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Hello ladies. Just back from my hols so thought I had better do a quick blog post. This is another of the many 13th birthday cards I have had to make. The main stamped image along with the chalk sprays used for the background were free gifts for subscribing to Craft Stamper magazine. The Happy Birthday is from a set by Stamp Addicts and the 13 was cut using a quickutz die set. The wooden butterfly charm was covered with distress ink before being glittered using stickles glue. The same stickles was used to highlight the butterflies on the main stamped image and there you have it, another 13th birthday card.......