Friday, 30 November 2012

Spotty Christmas Trees...

Good morning

Today's card is using the free set of stamps that came with Creative Stamping recently

I used tumbled glass, milled lavender and spun sugar distress ink to make custom ink pads.

The spotty paper is from Craft Creations.

Hope you like it!


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Using up some bits...

Yep I've been a blogger again...

Apart from not having either time or energy, I have not got to grips with blogging from my iPad yet.

Ok excuses out of the way, here is a quick card made to use up a little sentiment and a scrap of deep red card.

I also used some Kraft designer paper and I embossed some black card to test my ebosser machine.


Right, I'm gonna schedule some blog posts now while im sat down.


Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, 22 November 2012

Clean & simple but customised?

Good morning to you!
Today's card is another from the custom ink pad project I did for Creative Stamping 7
I wanted to include a 'clean & simple' in the set, so this was it.
I used tumbled glass, spun sugar, milled lavender re-inkers for the custom ink pad.
Hope you like it.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Winter birthday

Good morning!
Today's card is one I made for Creative Stamping issue 7

This is a 6 inch card using the free stamp set and a custom ink pad with distress re-inkers.
The paper is from craft creations, corner punch is a Martha Stewart.
I'm guessing you recognise the aperture shape ?
Have a good one!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Clarity Fairy is away with the clouds!

Good morning

This is another of my Clarity Christmas makes, and surprisingly it's an 8x8!

I love this stamp! Looks really good using film/fibre too.
I also used my Sprucescape and tiny snowflake along with the Walter de la Mare sentiment.
The clouds were done with copier paper coming up from the right hand corner just about halfway, I find this a little more effective than covering the whole area.
I added some Sakura stardust to the trousers after colouring, and glazed the moon with Sakura 3d gel pen. A bit of glitter on the wings of course!
Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Left over ink...

Good morning!

Well I'm trying again with this new app for blogging on my iPad, wonder if it will be easier than yesterday...

I said I would show you what I did with the left over ink from yesterday's card, so here it is


I simply mopped up the excess ink from my Splodge mat and trimmed, I stamped with the Floribunda and Yesterday verse both from Clarity, then i accented with white gel pen,eeeeeasy!

Hope you like it.

Would be rude not to enter it into the Pink challenge at Less is More...



Monday, 5 November 2012

I hate technology

Is it me or is it actually really tricky blogging on iPad?

So I thought I would look for an app....

Looking through reviews I spotted Jak Heath's name, obviously Jak does the same stuff as me on her blog so I'm assuming I need what she says is good, ok I'm giving Blogsy a go Jak.

Ok so I think I have linked to Jak's blog above?..

Let's see about pictures.

That was supposed to be below not above...try again

Ok that worked but text didnt want to go where i wanted it, this is not easy.....
What about linking a challenge?
Less is More. Pink
I'm cheesed off, will try again later.....maybe

Less is more,in pink.

Good afternoon!
I am still trying re-organise the temple, it was worth the malarkey of the hammering and drilling and even the brick dust which my remaining lung is loving, but it's been good to have a good old sort out. I have made a few cards from bits and bobs off my desk that I have been refusing to sling for so long, I will show you when the glue dries etc, in the meantime I spotted a 'pink' challenge over at Less is More, now you know I don't do a lot of pink usually, but I just fancied a bash.

I used a couple of my fave Clarity stamps (which are now in place and looking great on the newly built racks,show off!)

Inks used were Pink Sherbet, Raspberry, Wild Plum Adirondacks.
Other bits used, Splodge mat, blending tool, white and black pens.

I made another piece a little different with the waste ink from this one, show you tomorrow.

Less is more.   Pink

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Clarity log cabin

Good morning
Hope you are keeping warm with your slippers on, it's Sunday so your allowed!

Today's card is using the new log cabin stamp from Clarity, along with some others you may recognise...

I made the frame using the swirl from the classroom number set along with the snowflake corner.
I think you probably already know how much I love the letterbox set so I will mention the cool numbers and ovals instead because I love those too!
Mustn't forget, I finished off with a touch of Glamour Dust crystal glitter...

This card fits some challenges too Pastel    Christmas    Christmas    Christmas    Mono/tonal

No idea if the links will work, it's the first time I have entered challenges since getting my iPad...

Friday, 2 November 2012

Falling leaves

Good morning!
I still have a couple of Clarity makes to share with you from last month
This one is an 8x8 using the Maple leaf set.

I used several colours of pigment for the leaves and then added a few in guilding leaf.
 The background was stamped and clear embossed with the Maple garland.

Hope you like it.