Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Paris Collage by Clarity

This is one of my example cards for my Clarity workshop last week.

I used Paris Collage, its one of my fave stamps!
I used Cranberry Adirondack inkpad to stamp and colour.

The background was stamped randomly and clear embossed, the watches were glazes with glossy accents.

There are 4 layers decoupaged.
I used silk art card from Hunkydory for layering up.

Some challenges

Anything Goes Challenge  Make your own embellies (stop watch charm)
Cards For Men Embossing
Make it Monday Anything goes
Paper Playtime Anything goes
There She Goes No markers
Alphabet Challenge up in the air (the dragonfly)
Fabulous Friday Re-use (the string)
Just Add Ink Card and ink only
Raise The Bar Foriegn Land
Paper Play Distressing
The Rubber Cafe Embossing
Stampin' B's Masculine
Crafts and Me Anything goes

Monday, 28 March 2011

Magnolia ballerina

This card has been sitting waiting to be loaded onto my computer for about 3 weeks, why is there only 24 hours in a day and why are there only 7 days in a week??

The paper is from Papermania. Flowers from Wild Orchid.
I made the gem centres for the flowers by squeezing on a bit of liquid pearls and gently putting a gem on top.

I coloured with PM's.

Some challenges

Just Magnolia  Bingo (ribbon,gems,flowers)
Crafty Emma Die cuts
Freshly Brewed 2 or more embellies
I Love Promarkers Go dotty (i dotted liquid pearls around frame)
A Spoonful Of Sugar ribbon pearls flowers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Happy birthday lots of pearls
Shabby Tea room  Bingo.Die cuts,flowers,gems

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Pink Champagne

I made this with the new Windows to the Heart Kit from Hunkydory.

I love the double sided papers-its like having 2 sets!
All I used from the kit for this card was 1 topper, i sheet of double sided paper,the back of the panel the topper came from.  I die cut the little champers glasses from the corner of the topper card.

Some diamond sparkles on the ice cubes and to make sparkly bubbles on the glasses.

Some challenges
2 Sisters  make your own embellies (the little topper with the glasses)
Crafty Emma  Die cut crazy
Wee memories  Anything goes
Paper Cutz 3 patterned papers
Delightful Challenges Pastels and ribbons
Do You Stack Up? Sparkles and bling
Crafts and Me Anything goes

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Cards from my first workshop.

I thought i would show you some of the cards my ladies did on my Clarity Stamp workshop on Tuesday at Inspirations in Preston (Cardcraft Plus). I wanted to cover Brayering techniques but not spend all day on it, i thought it might be too much for people who were very new, so we did cards with a variety of techniques-the plan was something for everybody!

Please forgive the photography- it doesnt do these cards justice at all, i was rushing to grab a handful of ladies cards as they were on the way out the door, so this is not everybody's work.

These were made by Gill, Di, Christine. Their 1st ever attempt with a brayer,well done girls!

The 'Cranberry' Parisian cards were made by Irene, Gill, Frances,Di, Margaret, Christine.

This is a close up of mine to show a bit more detail, the white background is clear embossed, it look s really effective in the flesh- you just cant see it in pics!!! There are 4 layers decoupaged up.

Only a couple of ladies squeezed the blue one in.

Well i must be feeling brave because i have provisionally set a date for my next Clarity workshop, thinking of an Elegance theme using masking, resist,sponging etc.
You can see all the different workshops available at Cardcraft Plus here

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Crafty Sentiments Animal challenge

This week Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring Crafty Sentiments Animal challenge, so here is my fave lady kitty!

I coloured with PM's. Stunning foiled card is from Hunkydory. Punch is a Martha.
Flowers are Wild Orchid.  I cant remember where the sentiment stamp is from im sorry!
Die cut is distressed with expresso Adirondack.

Art Impressions Stamps Challenge Punches/die cuts
Charisma Cardz Die cuts
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Anythiing goes
The Rubber Cafe Mono
Stamp Insanity Gold/metalic
Freshly Brewed spots/dots
Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday
Creatalicious Challenges  2 tone
Top Tip Tuesday birthday
Kaboodle Doodles Happy birthday


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

New Flowers and inky fingers!!

Ooh the ink has been busy this week, my fingers have been covered in it!
This is one the cards i made using some of the brand new Clarity Stamps from Barbara Gray.

I stamped the flowers in Denim Adirondack and then coloured/covered them with my versamark pen, embossed them with clear powder. Then sponged the ink around, left to dry properly and then buffed the white flowers.

Some challenges

Paper Take Weekly 3 0f something (gems)
Sweet Stamps  Think spring
Woodware USA Spring is coming
Gingerloft Flowers
Let's Ink It Up No digis , embossing
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Spring has sprung
Stamp Man Floral


Friday, 11 March 2011

Sassy Scarlett in coffee and cream!

I should have posted this the day before yesterday but was worn out by the time i got home and then last night the pics just would not load!!!!
This is my card to play along with the Punches challenge at  Cooking It Up With Katie sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.

The paper is from Papermania, flowers from Wild Orchid, punch is an EK success, Pearl brads from Papermania.

Promarkers used

Ivory,Blush,Oatmeal,Tan, Cocoa.

Some challenges

Fun with Shapes & More Die cut/punch
Crafty Sentiments Just for you
A Spoonful Of Sugar Vintage/shabby
Crazy Challenge Lovely ladies
Paper Playtime Anything digi

Friday, 4 March 2011

Lili of the Valley kids

I cant remember what this Lili of the Valley stamp is called, i won it on Dawny's blog along with some flowers that never arrived, oh well never mind.  This is one of the ton of images i coloured on the train the other week, i just need to make them into cards now.

The papers are from Jesse Edwards, found them in the back of the cupboard.
Border punch is an EK success.
Charm is from my stash
Flowers from Wild Orchid
Doily die is from Dies to Die For

Promarkers Used

Ivory, Blush, Oatmeal,Tan,Cocoa,Powder Blue,Blender.

This one isnt even cropped because i still need to re-load my photo editor program back onto the PC, and i have to buy my watermark again too.

Some challenges

 Little Miss Muffet Challenges  Designer Papers
Paper Play Shabby chic/vintage
Oldie But Goodie Challenge Spring is in the air
Paper Take Weekly Anything plus something old (papers)
Top Tip Tuesday Fave technique (colouring)
Die Cut Dreams Spring garden scene
Incy Wincy Designs Spring is in the air
Pollycraft 3 circles
Woodware USA Anything goes
I Did It Creations Punches/dies
Paper Sundaes How charming