Friday, 29 April 2011

Sketchy Shoe from Clarity workshop.

I thought i would show you something from my April Clarity workshop up at Inspirations on Tuesday.

I couldnt possibly run a workshop without a black/white card!

This was a last minute card that i prepped during the class, the girls were all on fire this month-flew through the other cards!

I will show you the other 2 cards tomorrow.
My next Clarity workshop is Saturday 28th May, more details of all the workshops available are here.

Dont forget Barara Gray is on Create & Craft on Sunday with some fantastic Claritystamp sets.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

My Hunkydory Screen Test card.

I would normally be showing you some samples from the Hunkydory Pick of the Week about now, but to be honest i was so nervous about going on Create & Craft that i forgot to photograph anything for you. So, i will get some pics for you as soon as poss, in the meantime here is the card i made for my Screen Test.

This is made using the stunning Flutterbye Wishes kit,now available in the shop, also i am also using this kit in one of my workshop in May.

Dont forget to put your name down for a chance to win my blog candy,the link is in the sidebar.

Happy Easter everybody!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Monochromatic Kitty

This is one of the March TV stamps from Clarity, there is a lovely sentiment that compliments it too.

The corner stamp (also from Clarity) is used to for the border strip.

Some challenges
Totally Gorjuss No patterned paper
Crafty Catz Furry friends
Woodware USA Anything

Saturday, 16 April 2011

1 quick sketch, 2 Hunkydory cards.

Yes i know, taking my work home with me again! But if you had my job you probably would too.

I have finally made a start on the cards for Amber's school fair, so im using up odd bits and trying to make lots of cards fast! So this quick sketch is really useful.

(sack the photographer)

This one is using the Flutterbye Wishes kit and i bit of mirri card. The die cutters are from Die-namics, Nellie's are now doing a similar design.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Scrapbook Sisters  Wedding/Anniversary
Incy Wincy Designs Flower frenzy
Make it Monday Anything goes

This one is using a topper and border from so loooong ago that i cant find it on the website, the foiled silk art card is there though in tons of designs and colours.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Flourishes Flowers
Thanks for looking, have a nice weekend!
Dont forget to put your name down for my blog candy too.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Monochrome Clarity Cottages

I love this lovely cottage, i did a nice landscape scene sample for Barbara with it, i was really pleased with it and put it on the window ledge to dry properly and then forget to put it in the parcel with the others, sooo annoying!
This is a really quick card to do, just stamp and heat emboss, but i strongly recommend using your anti-stat bag when doing the white on black, it makes such a difference to the finished result.

Thanks for looking!

Some challenges
Allsorts Anything but square
Alphabet Challenge w for white+1
Crafty Catz Embossing
Stamp Man Embossing

A digi tutorial-masking/stamping & paper piecing.

Here are 2 ideas using one mask and one of Lindsay's cool digi Sassy's, this one is Bubble Bath available here.

First print out the image on your chosen paper/card, and print a second copy on thin copier/zerox paper.

Using the copier copy cut an aperture mask as shown.


Colour your image as desired

Place the aperture mask over your coloured image and line it up.

Now stamp your fave stamp through the mask.

Here is the lovely result!

For the next idea, place the mask over some patterned paper, draw around the edges and cut out the paper.

Stick onto your bath for a diferent look. This technique for paper piecing is much easier and less wasteful than printing the whole image on your lovely designer papers.

Hope this is useful!
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Why does this remind me of Braveheart!

Its the Thistle, remember when the little girl gives him the Thistle at his dad's funeral, thats the first thing i think of when i see a Thistle!
Anyway, this one is from Claritystamp, as is the lovely sentiment.

clearer picture

I used Cranberry Adirondack inkpad for this, its one of my fave inks.

Some challenges
Mami Doodles Die cut/punch
Make it Monday Anything goes

Friday, 8 April 2011

Lili of the Valley cuties.

I forgot to show you this one a while ago, so here it is, better late than never!

Promarkers used
Ivory, Oatmeal, Tan, Cocoa
This was one of the images i coloured on the train when i only had 6 colours in my bag.

Thanks for looking!

Some challenges
Crafts and Me Glitter
Lili of the Valley Peach/Greem (green is all my foliage)

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Mail Art Stamps with a difference.

I wanted to do something different with the Stamp stamps from Claritystamp, I have no idea why this idea popped into my head, but it did!

The floral corner stamp is also from Claritystamp, as is the Forever stamp.

I stamped the triangular stamp stamp to form the pinwheel shape, I then stamped the floral corner through an aperture mask. I but around the inside of the stamps so i could raise and shape them, layered onto mirror card and then added acetate for extra dimension.

Thanks for looking!

Some challenges
Claudia & Co Monocromatic
Lexi's Creations Monochromatic
Woodware USA Monochromatic

Monday, 4 April 2011

Hunkydory Quad Twisted Easel.

This is made using the new Hunkydory Country Cottage kit.

This size is great for using up smaller bits and bobs.

The foiled card is also from Hunkydory

The measurements for this are

28cm x 14cm.
The little squares are 7cm x 7cm.

Some challenges

Paper Sundaes spring blossoms
Quirky Crafts Twisted easel
2 Sisters thinking of you
Allsorts Blooming blossoms
Ellephantastic Anything but square or rectangle
Alphabet Challenge V for vehicle (there is a boat in 1 pic)

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Another Clarity card.

This is another of my Clarity Stamp cards for April. 

I love this sentiment and the 'stamp' stamps are sooo useful!

I used the Mountain Meadow big/juicy and Expresso Adirondack ink pads, gold pen for rough edging.

I didnt add extra colour inside the stamp with the thistle because i wanted it to stand out against the bright colours.

Some challenges

I Did It Creations Anything goes
Polkadoodle no printed backing paper
Woodware USA clean and simple

Friday, 1 April 2011

An Easel from a Hunkydory sheet!

I made this using an A4 sheet from the new Hunkydory Window to the Heart kit. It was supposed to go inside one of the french window cards, but i had other ideas for this one!

Some challenges

Colour Create Pastels
Moving Along With The Times More than 1 fold
Clear It Out! Flowers
Magical Mondays  Shaped card
Make it Monday Anything goes
Ooh La La Creations Special friend
Paper Playtime Anything goes
Pollycraft Friends
There She Goes No markers
Gingerloft Die cuts/punches