Tuesday, 18 September 2012


Good Morning!
Just announcing the winner of the Fobwatch Claritystamp homework, thanks to everybody who voted.
The winner is
Lynn Tibbs
Well done Lynn, let me know what stamp you would like.
I will load the Hot Air Balloon homework in the next day or two.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Splodge Away & the Birdies.

Good evening!
This is another project using the lovely Bird stamps from Crafty Individuals. 
I also used a cool aperture Splodge Away Mat that I had Tom from Splodge Away make for me, makes blending through an aperture much easier.

Text stamp is from Claritystamp and Im guessing you know where the Birdcage is from!
Pearly swirls are Cosmic Shimmer used with a Splodge Away mask.
This fits some challenges
Whimsy Inspiration  #53 anything goes
  • Papercraft Star - #111 insp photo* plus birdcage
  •   Bearly Mine  #52 Anything Goes
    Going Grey With Scrap-Creations   Pick 3: Ribbon, Pearls, Red, Die Cut/Punches, Glitter, Distress, Embossing, Buttons, Paper Piecing, Blue.
    Through The Craft Room Door  Always Anything Goes
    Love to Create  Ribbon or Twine 
     Gingerloft  Birds of a Feather
     The Ribbon Girls  Pearls
     The Squirrel & the Fox Anything Goes
    Hope you have a great weekend!

    Clarity Fobwatch homework-please vote!

    Good Morning!
    I have been a bit slack again, I have got 2 sets of homework that need marking, here is the first lot.
    As always if you could just leave a comment and vote for your fave, the winner gets a Clarity stamp.
    I will leave this one up until the weekend and then load the second lot using the Hot Air Balloons.
    Thank you in advance!
    Number 1

    Number 2

    Numbe 3

    Number 4

    Number 5

    Number 6

    Number 7
    Have a good one!

    Friday, 7 September 2012

    Pastel Acetate Birdies

    Good Morning, little oversight on my part with this post!  It went live at 6.30am with no text just the pics, oops...

    This is an 8x8 card using a Splodge A Mask and Distress inks for the background.
    I made a small panel for the topper using the faux silk technique, inked & stamped it.
    I stamped & embossed the Crafty Individuals birds onto Heat Resistant Acetate, and made some extra leaves to extend the branches, joined them with the little flowers.
    The birdcage is Spellbinders.
    The 'Dream a Little Dream' banner was made by stamping and chopping the top line of the background stamp used.
    And the question already asked in the comment box, how did I colour the birds?  I used Liquid Pearls with a cocktail stick.

    Hope you like it!

    This fits some challenges too
    Charisma Cardz - 3E, C10 - Seeing double
    Crafts and Me - #100 add a flower
    Inky Impressions - SIO - anything goes

    Simon Says Stamp - must use stamp, no digis
    Deep Ocean Challenge - 2W - #33 Things With Wings

      Sweet Stamps - 1E, C10, SIO - #81 Acetate

     Crafty Cardmakers - 2W, C15 - (1st week) Winged Things
     Tammy Scrapin Corner  Anything With Wings 

     There's Magic in the Air  Things with Wings



    Wednesday, 5 September 2012

    Kissed by a Brayer...

    Good Morning to you!
    Here is a card I made using the Brayer Kissing technique and some Clarity stamps.
    The full instructions are in Cardmaking Essentials magazine with some other projects.
    Apologies for poor photograph, my eyes were not playing nicely on the day.

    Monday, 3 September 2012

    At the Beach

    Good Morning
    Today's card is using the cool Beach Hut stamos from Claritystamp
    I stamped the huts, deck chair and beach balls and masked them, stippled the sky with a brush, and used a sponge and torn paper for the sand.
    Footprints were done with a marker.
    Have a good one!

    Saturday, 1 September 2012

    Altered Pencil Case

    Another scheduled post and another of my Altered pieces for Creative Cardmaking.
    This time its a paper mache pencil case from The Craft Barn.
    I used Gesso, Acrylic paint, Inca Gold, Stamps from Dimension Stamps.

    Ink used, Brown Archival and Stream Adirondack.
    I drizzled a few drops of UTEE on the rose to look like rain/dew.
    See you soon!