Friday, 31 August 2012

A little altered

This is one of a handful of scheduled posts as Im in need of a couple of 'quiet days', I will be back to normal very soon though hopefully.
So todays project is an altered piece that I did for Creative Cardmaking.
I used stamps from Dimension Stamps, Gesso & acrylic paint, Steamish clock mask from Splodge Away, Viva color crackle paint, chipboard fob watch from Stamps Away.
Hope you like it!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Clarity birdies and a Splodge Away bird box!

Ok so its not actually a Birdbox but its a shadow box with Claritystamp birdies!
I used the original Jimbo mask from Splodge Away for the frame.

See the little domed Acetate Birdcage in the corner?

I coloured the birds with clear Sakura stardust for a subtle sparkle.
Hope you like it!
If You would me to do a shadow box tutorial please let me know.
This also fits a couple of challenges
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #202 Anything Goes

Paper and Such Design  - Wings N Things

Shopping Our Stash  - #66Use Your Favourite Things
Twisted Tuesday - Cooling off (Use cool colours) Twist: Inked Edges


Creative Stamp Friends Special card shape

Monday, 27 August 2012

Dream, Cherish..

Happy Bank Holiday!
Did that sound a bit american?
Well I only realised yesterday that it was a holiday weekend,lucky I have my workshop gang to keep me in touch with reality isnt it.
So I thought I would have a little chill out this morning before I start work, and its a good opportunity to write a couple of blog posts.
I doubt today's card needs much introduction, this Clarity classroom set of stamps has got to be my fave yet (you should see whats coming next month though,it may become your most used stamps, cant say anymore but they will be previewed this weekend on the Classroom show)
Anyway, here is today's offering

The leaves and Bird were coloured with Sakura stardust pens.
I thought I would enter this into a couple of challenges, not had time for ages!
 Make it Monday Anything
Stampalot Challenge Take flight
Poodles Parlour  Winged things
Im off to do some work now, do you thinbk I should pay myself double time as its Bank Holiday I wonder???

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Splodged Snowflake!

This needs to be a mega fast post because I have a Clarity class in Preston today, and as usual Im running around half dressed throwing things in the car, so here goes...
This is the card I promised yesterday, it was one that I demo'd on Create & Craft on Wednesday using the new Splodge Away masks.
I used Faded Jeans Distress ink
It had to have a metal charm didnt it!

Ok thats it!
Have a good weekend gang.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Easy Pastel Birdcage

Good Morning!
I thought I had better blog as irts been too chaotic for the last few days.

This is an A5 card using some of my fave Crafty Individual stamps.
I diecut a birdcage from copier paper to use the aperture as a mask to ink Tunmbled Glass, Spun Sugar & Milled Lavender through. Then I simply stamped the background in Milled Lavender and the Bird on a Branch in Black.

 I added an organza bow and a big gem, matted up and fixed to a centura pearl card blank.
Hope you like it!
I will see you tomorrow to show you one of the Splodge Away cards I demo'd on Ideal World on Wednesday.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Giveaway winner!

Good evening!
I promised to announce the giveaway winner today so here we go...

The winner picked by random is
Sandra H

Email me your address so I can post your mask.

Dont forget to keep your eyes open for other giveaways, tutorials and info on the Splodge Away Blog

See you soon!

Friday, 17 August 2012

And the Heart of the Season....

Good Morning
Im a little excited today, picking my new car up this afternoon!  I have mixed feelings about saying goodbye to the old one, I think he might have been cursed from birth there has been so many things gone wrong, but then again, even with all the probs and needing a second hand engine transplant at the age of 4 he has got me safely up and down for country without leaving me sat on the hard shoulder of the motorway!

Here is another Clarity sample using the new Christmas stamps.
I used Flitter Glu and Guilding flakes on this one.

Apologies for the dodgy pics, I was rushing to get them in the post.

I think this one is quite self explanatory isnt it?

Thanks for looking, have a good one!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Quick Giveaway

Good Morning

Did you know Tom and I are back on Create  & Craft next Wednesday (22nd August)
There will be some cool new products that you wont have seen, keep an eye out for show times.
So when I was trying to decide what to use for a little giveaway I thought Splodgeaway!

This one is great for cardy's and scrappers!
Its one of the 8x8 masks.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment below, winner will be picked by random on Saturday.

(If you dont know how to leave a comment, click the comment box, select 'google profile' this will lead you to where you can sign into your google account- or give you the option of signing up to a google account, it takes 2 minutes and you are guided through, once you have a google account you can comment on lots of blogs and enter lots of giveaways.)

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The Gladness of the Season...

Good Morning everybody!
Im told that this card caused some discussion when Barbara showed it on tv, unfortunately I dont often get to see the shows live but my lovely Facebook friend Pauline Ellerington sends me discs with the shows on so I get to watch at a later date.
I stamped onto Cream stamping card with Expresso ink and coloured with Tan & Caramel Promarkers.
I glazes several stripes with glossy and sprinkled a little Glamour Dust.
The paper is from First Edition, Isabella I think, It matched the Weathered Wood I used to ink the edges of the toppers.

Thats it for today, come back tomorrow for a little giveaway.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Pink & Kraft cutie.

Good Morning
I thought I would show you something different today.
I love playing around with colouring in & prettyness but dont often get the time, so you can imagine my excitement when I got my hands on some stunning toppers from The Hobby House.
Also gave me an excuse to get the First Edition papers out too!

The Kraft card is from The Hobby House too, as are the pearls.

Have a good one!

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Black & White Noel

Good Morning!
Hope you have had a good week, the pace has slowed a tiny bit for me finally this week, having said that, I am at Preston today and Stevenage tomorrow, so its not that quiet!

I know I probably wont have time to blog until Monday so I will do it now.  This is another card using the new Clarity Christmas stamps.
This set screamed 'Black & White' to me, and to be fair, I have used loads of colour recently so I needed to indulge my love of Mono.
I just masked the centre of the card, stamped the Dove stamp accross and added a little sponged ink before removing the masking tape.
Then I stamped the Bauble with Noel and added white dots, then inked the edges.
The metal charms are from my ebay mate in China.

Have a good weekend and come say hello if your at Stevenage tomorrow!

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Those Clarity stocking again!


Here is another 'Twas the Night' sample from the weekend's Clarity shows on Create & Craft.

I Just stamped on Cream card 3 times in Brown, coloured parts of the stockings pink and cut out, then cut out the words.  I know this looks more black and white in the picture but its definitely cream, pink and brown.

Have a good day!

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Clarity Christmas has begun.

Good Morning, did you wonder where I had disappeared to?  Its just been a hectic couple of weeks and unfortunately its not always easy to blog when Im away from home, when I have driven for hours then worked all day the last thing I want to do is faff about with the laptop- If I had an ipad it would be easier wouldnt it!
Anyway, Im here now, so here is one of my samples for the Claritystamp shows at the weekend and a couple of other pics.

This is using one of the Twas the Night stamps.
I coloured with copics and used my Splodge Away mat for the edges of the topper.
I wanted a button or something for the middle of the bow but I couldnt find anything that matched, so I decided to try something...

The 'button' is made from Pinflair glue gel, I just spread it into a silicon mould and left it to dry, I may do this more often!

Here is a couple of pics from the weekend 'up north'
Our Amber feeding the Lambs at the farm with Annette's mum Anne.

And my good buddy Annette feeding the billy goats!

Hope your weekend was as good as mine,see you soon.