Sunday, 5 July 2015

Box card

Hope you are having a good weekend. Made this pop-up box card last week and wanted to share. I found the instructions for this one on the Papermill direct blog
It's really easy to make and don't take very long. Dies used were X-cut (sentiment) and Sue Wilson (star bursts). The stamp on the front is from Club Scrap. Have a great week and thanks for the visit.

Would like to enter this in Crafty Catz challenge #286: Anything goes

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Shaped card

Hope it's cooler where you are. Yesterday was just too hot but thankfully it's better today. 
Made this card this morning using a Penny Black image. The image was coloured with watercolours. Used Tonic dies for the base and the layers. The flower is a Sizzix die sand the feathers came free with a magazine. 

Would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge

Hope you are all keeping cool today, it is just so hot! I have some wonderful news, I am a member of the Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge. This is my first card as a DT member and I do hope you will come an play with us. 

The challenge is a monthly one, so you have lots of time to join in.
Do drop by the Challenge blog to see the wonderful creations by the rest of the DT.

How I made my card. Firstly I stamped this lovely Third Coast Stamp and embossed it and coloured it with alcohol markers. I used Dienamic and Spellbinders dies to cut out the circles. Gold back ground was made using two Tim Holtz embossing folders. 

Have a great day and come and join us.
Would like to enter this in the 

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Altered door hanger

Hope you are having a good Sunday. Bought this wooden door hanger and finally got around to playing with it. Firstly it was coated in gesso and then light blue paint added on top. The edges were distressed with brown paint and a sponge. The stamps on the background are Tim Holtz and the sentiment is Stamp-it. The main flowers are made from the Sizzix Zinnia dies and panpatels were used to colour the centres. The small roses were made using a die which came with a magazine. The leaves and other bits were dies from Sue Wilson and Marianne. The butterfly was made using two dies form Memory Box. The tag is one of the large Sizzix die.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Owl card

Wanted to share this card I made today. The background was made using Brusho crystals onto white card and once dry it was embossed. The owl image is one of Beccy Muir's digi image and was coloured with alcohol markers. The dies used are both from Sue Wilson collections. Really love this background and did not want to use it but you can't hold on to these things. 

My heart goes out to all those who have lost family and friends in the recent attacks. One day we will learn to live in peace with each other. 

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Teddy card

Hope you are having a lovely day. The sun is out so I will be in the garden today. Wanted to share this card I made recently. The green background was made with liquid watercolours and the second layer was created with a mask and glimmer sprays in several colours. The dies used are Memory Box, Die-namics and Sue Wilson. The main image is a stamp I have had for many year and us a lot. It was stamped and embossed and then coloured with alcohol markers. The sentiment was stamped and punched out.

Would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Monday, 22 June 2015

Scooter Girl

Good morning and hope you are having a good day. Wanted to share a couple of cards with you. This first one is made using an image and and sentiment from Beccy Muir's Scooter Girl digital stamp set. The image was printed onto textured card and coloured with alcohol markers. The background paper was embossed with a floral embossing folder. The flower was made using a set of floral dies by Sizzix and the foliage is from Sue Wilson. 

This card is made using the pre-coloured floral image and a sentiment from the Botanicals set. The flower was made using another Sizzix floral die. The background was done using a Tonic die.

Hope you have a great day.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Printing on fabric

It's amazing what you can do with a plain piece of calico fabric and a printer.  When I got Beccy's Botanicals Set of digital stamps, I just knew that fabric would come into my projects. 

Firstly I cut a piece of calico fabric larger than A4 (my printer takes A3) and coated it with Golden's Digital ground for non-porous surfaces. I have printed onto untreated calico also, but with this medium the colours are more vibrant.  I used one of the pre-coloured images from the Botanicals set and created the background design in Adobe Photoshop. Once the fabric was dry I printed the image onto it and then made it into a bag. Digital images are very versatile.

Be the best you can be today!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Botanical Set

One of the new releases by Beccy Muir is her Botanical set. As with all here digital sets, there are black and white iamges, coloured images and sentiments. For more inspiration by the DT please visit Beccy's Place

How I made this card. First I painted a sheet of white card with watercolour made with Brush crystal. Then using one of the black and white images from the set printed onto the blue card to make the background. Then printed the image and sentiment onto textured card and coloured it with alcohol markers. The sentiment was cut using a Sue Wilson die and the butterfly is a Memory Box die.

Entering this in the following challenges:

 Craft your passion challenge# 266: Anything goes

Crafting From the Heart challenge # 64: Anything goes

Thank you for the visit and for all your concern for Skipper. Her ear is healing well and she is doing better, thank you.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Painted jute bag

Bought this plain jute bag from Hobby craft and yesterday I painted it with this flower and butterfly. I used plaid fabric paints. It is a gift for a friend. Love painting bags as gifts as it's a practical gift and something that no one else will have. 
Hope you have a great weekend.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Altered Tin

Good morning and thank you for visiting my blog. I was asked by Trinca-Ferro to review some of their door knobs so used one on this altered tin.  

These are the six door knobs I chose and they are beautiful glass and ceramic. They are really heavy and well made and would be a beautiful addition to your home. (The door knobs were supplied for free but my thoughts are my own, I would not say something I don't mean). You can see more beautiful designs  on the Trinca-Ferro website.

How I decorated my tin. Started with a sheet of white card and then added base of mixture of Inka-gold metallic gloss paint. Then used a star stencil and added a darker blue colour of gloss paint. Then added circle detail with a green paint. Once the background was dry, emboss it with a weave embossing folder. This was then cut to fit the sides of the tin and the edges were inked in green. Made a hole on top of  tin for the door know and it works so well as it has green and blues in it. Added cat 3-D stickers to the sides of the tin to finish. 
As you can see Skipper wanted to know if there were any cat treats inside. Sadly there was none. 

Than you for your visit.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Dog Tales Too

Good morning and thank you for your visit. Here are two cards made using new images from Beccy Muir's 'Dog Tales Too' set. 
Not only do you get the line drawings but you also get the coloured images and sentiments. You can see the other lovely creations by the other DT members on Beccy's Place blog. 

My first card was made by printing the image and sentiment onto textured card. Once it was completely dry I coloured it with water colours. Then cut it out using die cut. Used two different dies to make the flowers and another for the leaves. 

Second card was made by printing two of the dog images. They were then coloured with alcohol markers and the head cut from the second image and decoupaged onto the full image. It it was then cut out and layered onto grey card. The background paper was made using the pre-coloured image from the set. Strip in the middle is a die cut and all the layers were faux stitched.