Friday 26 September 2014

Autumn Colours

more autumnal stamping, thought this Artistic Outpost stamp lent itself to an Autumn scene. I seem to have a large box full of skeleton leaves so added a few of those and a cut out leaf which was already on my desk from a previous project. Would like to enter this on these challenges

Fashionable Stamping - Trees with autumn colour
The Artistic Stamper - Autumn colours
Lunagirl moonbeams -Autumn
Artistic outpost - anything goes

Sunday 21 September 2014

Sail away

Hardwood stamp making yet another appearance, I think this is going to be one on the most useful stamps I've ever had, it seems to go with anything. Made this quick and simple card for Cardz4guyz challenge which is not to use any designer papers. The ship is from an old Artemio set ,everything stamped in archival cobalt blue.  I think I'll probably add a sentiment to the bottom left hand corner when  I decide where the card is going.
Cardz4guyz. - Do not use any patterned paper
Addicted to stamps - for a man or boy
Speedy fox and friends- masculine card using navy
We Do Doobadoo -  something  masculine


Thursday 11 September 2014

Clean and simple

This is a very quick clean and simple card except for the fact I have had to make it three times! first time I dropped the happy birthday stamp on it, second time all stamped fine, drew a squiggly line round it and then decided to draw another line and smudged the first line. It is a one layer card, the black is just the card I scanned it on, not easy for me to do clean and simple as I'm usually covered in ink but good to try something different now and again. Stamps are all from Stampin Up.

Cardz4guyz challenge - clean and simple
Cards und more - clean and simple

Monday 8 September 2014

En Vogue

Have to say I love this Flonz craft stamp because it reminds me of my youth! these are the styles of dresses we wore in the late fifties, early sixties, strange times for fashion as  as well as wearing these ladylike styles we also wore drainpipe trousers , I was thrown out of a dancehall for being "inappropriately dressed" because I was wearing them and the obligatory tight polo neck sweater, so funny when you think of how young people dress (or rather don't dress LOL) nowadays, still think we had the best teen years ever !

Anyhow, back to what I'm supposed to be talking about , made this card for Fashionable stamping challenge which is Fashion, one of my favourite themes ,just hard to choose which stamps to use. The background paper is dusted with Victorian velvet DI and then stamped with the same colour ,old butterfly kisses stamp used. The flowery/net trim is a bargain buy from the Works.

Fashionable Stamping - Fashion

Eclecticellapu  - Ladies Birthday

Allsorts Challenge - Pretty in Pink

Sunday 7 September 2014

Things with wings at Stamping Sensations

I've been dying to tell everyone that I've been invited to join the design team at Stamping Sensations and this is my first post as a DT member!

The challenge for September is Things With Wings , the sponsors for this month are Crafty Devils and the prize is a very generous £35 voucher

My DT piece is here
The background is inked with distress inks and I water stamped butterflies onto it, can hardly see them though, then stencilled with a memory box stencil. Stampin up swallowtail butterfly stamped and embossed and painted with distress inks and some glitter added ,bit of frontage embossing powder in the top corner , the thank you stamp is from Inkylicious.

Friday 5 September 2014

Autumn colours

I'm still loving this Hardwood Stampin up background stamp, seems that it goes with everything depending on the colour its stamped with, really useful for masculine cards but it also looks great in paler colours with flowers on it,.  This is just another quick card while experimenting with the stamp.
The trees are an Inkylicious stamp and the leaves are a very old freebie from crafty individuals.

The Male Room - Autumn / Fall

Artistic Stamper - Autumn colours

Bright colours

I've spent ages tonight trying to put a card together but it just wasn't working so abandoned it for now and made this card instead, very quickly.  few taps of Brusho powder, few spritz of water and a quick blast with the heatgun, I do love these Brusho paints.  Stamped with Inkylicious create a collage meadow and the verse is from their Dandelion wishes set. Entering it for

Make My Monday - Indian Summer
Sunday Stamper - Bright Colours  (Mr Brightside)

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Trade winds

After looking at Country view Challenges I took it upon myself to do my own little challenge of making a nautical card without using blue, I have a load of nautical style stamps as they are something I really like and they are so handy for masculine cards but I always make them tones of blue, everything just goes together then.  I have struggled with this card but I'm reasonably happy with the finished project. DP is from Portabella road pad, thought it looked vaguely sea like, the script stamp is a very old one from The Stampman, schooner is from Hunkydory, compass from Indigoblu, anchor from Kanban and wording from Artistic Outpost, no wonder my table was such a mess !

Country View Crafts - Nautical