Thursday 21 November 2013

another white on white

I thought this was going to be a quick post but it has taken longer to try and get a picture of the card thank it did to make it and it still doesn't show detail very well. I did manage to keep it clean even though I had been doing some messy stuff right before.

Old But Goodie - CAS Christmas - the embossing folder is over six months,think I got it last Christmas

Try It On Tuesday - White On White
Sweet Stampin Christmas - white on white
Ali-Craft - white on white
Inspirational challenges - white on white

Wednesday 20 November 2013

The Big Guy

Well I wasted last night and most of this afternoon playing about with stencils and embossing pastes, what I discovered was 1) it's not as easy as it looks and 2) one make of embossing paste takes on colour from the colour card is on as it dries, as I wanted sparkly white a sort of bluey/green wasn't quite what I was looking for, the winner by a long chalk was the Poppy Stencil glossy white, scattered glamour dust on it while it was wet and got just the effect I wanted, now I just need to work out some kind of card design! Got fed up of trying so decided to do something else , haven't used  my stampendous Santa this year so giving him an airing or rather think he's in a frantage blizzard, this is the kind of card I like making so it came together fairly quickly except I tried talking on the phone at the same time and spilt frantage ep everywhere!

Make it Monday - anything goes
Make My Monday - Santa - The Big Guy


Monday 18 November 2013

Wintry Snowbird

Here he is again, this little bird just makes me smile when I stamp it, so fluffy and cute ! Used up some DP that I think was a freebie from a magazine, doily, die cut music and snowflakes, enjoyed making this one ,the only thing I had a problem with was putting snow on the branches and berries, I had a tube of some snow stuff but it had dried up, tried frantage but was impossible to keep it in place, after much rooting about finally found a pot of flock, goodness knows how old that is which is maybe why it hasn't worked too well, looked ok when I did it but when the glue dried it seemed to have absorbed the flock, gave it another layer but its still not the effect I wanted, must find something else to use.

Fashionable Stamping - Shabby Chic Christmas  - snowflakes
The Artistic Stamper - Christmas
The Crafting Café - Winter blues
A Creative Romance - Winter Blues
Crafts2challenge You - vintage Christmas - twist Polychromatic

Friday 15 November 2013


Struggled to get a decent scan of this card , the gold snowflakes looked black and I have had to mess about with the tone to get anything like the colours, did try a photo but that was even worse.  Doing a last minute entry into Fashionable Stamping's challenge not to use ink to stamp with.  The baubles are stamped with flitterglu and flakes, I've finally mastered using it after being given a personal demo by Kay at Port Sunlight. I have used ink to stamp the sentiment but think I can get away with that?

Fashionable stamping - anything but ink

Wednesday 13 November 2013


I had lusted after this little bird stamp last year but resisted it but have given in this year and got it, I think its a Chickadee really but it makes a nice fluffy Robin too.  The DPs are Joycraft except for the music, I seem to have a theme going for bits of torn music paper this year.

Make it Monday - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - vintage
Vintage Stamping -traditional Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - punches and dies

Sunday 10 November 2013

All is calm

This is a one layer card I made with the free stamps from Creative Stamping, bit of masking for the hill and the moon , trees stamped in green and second generation stamped as well ,sky and moon coloured with pan pastels, love how quick they are to use, snow courtesy of Frantage chunky white EP.

Craft A Scene - Trees
My Time to Craft - one layer or less
C.R.A.F.T challenge - Christmas

Poppies for remembrance

This is a card I made for a friends Birthday tomorrow, thought it was an appropriate post for today. I used some of my precious 7 dots studio papers which are really only meant for stroking and the Inkylicious poppy stamp. I'm busy making Christmas cards in between still coughing my self sick !

Saturday 2 November 2013

Merry and Bright

I was determined I wasn't buying more Christmas stamps this year other than the snowman but guess what ? I couldn't resist the Sizzix stamps and dies in the holiday joy set. I have the deer in the big dies but always think its too big for a card, these are scaled down more to card making size. Bit of Joy craft DP and a couple of pieces of torn paper,bit of ribbon and the frantage chunky white EP for snow. The sentiment stamp is a freebie from Creative Stamping, they have a lovely set of stamps on the latest magazine.

Fashionable Stamping - make a card
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Make it Monday - anything goes