Sunday, 28 April 2013

I am having trouble inserting photos at the moment. I only seem to get a quarter of the photo appearing, the rest of the image is just black. Can anyone help me to rectify this problem?

I don't think I've done anything different!!!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

 My first Christmas card made this year!!!!. This simple stitched pattern reminded me or art deco designs so I found an embossing folder that was art deco and did that in silver - not quite mirri card but similar. Mounted onto black card. The Art deco lady was from docrafts. The happy Christmas dies are from Britannia Dies.
 Another stitched card. The topper inside is from "Morehead - from Crafters Companion cd". I inked around the design using Tim Holtz distress inks and also around the edge of the stitched card just to soften the appearance a little. Mounted off centre onto stripped paper and then onto swirl paper. Pink and white flowers complete the look.
I got this inspiration from looking at john next doors blog yesterday. He had used a similar corner die to decorate a box. I thought I would have a go but I thought I would create the lid of the box in acetate. I have used Spellbinders - Heartfelt creations "Decorative Blossom Corner" on all 4 corners. Then using Spellbinders "Bitty Blossoms" have created 3 white flowers between the corners. I thought I might make the box into a note card pack. I might make dividers for the box and then make little notelets and envelopes to go inside as a gift.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

This is a box that I have made using the kit from Pinflair "BA202 BOX FOR 1001 THINGS". I had to supply the materials and glue. The cardboard shapes were in the kit along with the instructions. The instructions were ok, but could have been a bit more informative. I had to guess a couple of stages. (covering the lid). Also there were 2 different strips of paper type tape in the kit. No idea what they were but I used them where I thought they ought to go. 
 The box opens up to reveal 3 trays.
I am pleased with the result, however, I think I will try to one in card and paper next time...... watch this space!!!!!!

Thursday, 18 April 2013

 Here is my owl bunting from a template from Each owl is different, using peel offs, buttons, off cuts from when using dies etc.
 This owl has peel offs for eyes and across his body. The beak/brow is from spellbinders "fleur de lis squares". I cut it into four. I've used one quarter here.
 This owl has buttons and candi for eyes. His body and brow is from spellbinders "Grateful lattice". The off cuts are his brow. His beak is a peel off heart mounted onto purple card and cut out.
 This owl has buttons for eyes and a heart gem for his beak. The body is using the off cuts from spellbinders "Grateful lattice" which I coloured in with promarkers.
 Again this owl has the body of spellbinders "Grateful lattice". His brow is from spellbinders "Lattice accents". His eyes and beak are peel offs.
 This owl has buttons for eyes. His body is from a punch "Martha Stewart - Arch Lattice"
 This owl has buttons for eyes and a sequin shaped nose.
 This owl has peel offs for eyes and a heart shaped gem for beak.
Here they all are on my wall. I have used silver pegs to hold them in place. I did glue them but I thought in case glue dries out over time they will still stay in place.

Friday, 12 April 2013

This card is made by using a rubber stamp onto fusible fibres with an iron. I then mounted onto the manikin (tim holtz die), then layered using spellbinders labels 4. The white layer I embossed with Crafters companion new 8 x 8 embossing folder - buttons. I inked through the die slightly. The background paper was done by stamping the same image all over the paper and then using distress inks- inking around the edge. The sewing machine is from spellbinders- sewing room onto a metal sheet. I just then added a brown strip to each corner to look like it's being held in place.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

 A simple card for a little boy who will be one. The image is from "Morehead from Crafters Companion". Layered onto cream and then slightly darker blue card. The happy birthday is from "Britannia Dies" - got at Excel - new dies on the market- all words available look on
This stitched card I have kept simple. Because the thread was a variegated thread with the colours green, gold and brown I have chosen the backing card and decorations to match. The trellis is from Memory Box. The "Best wishes" is a tattered lace die. The butterfly I was given to by a friend. It matches beautifully as the markings on it are in gold, brown and green. Little gems are on each corner.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

This is the birthday cake that I made for my Son Gary. He was 21 yesterday (8th April). He is not a card player or a gambler. But to me he is an ACE son who I love very much. aaahhh !!!!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

This stitched card looks more blue in the photo, it is more a jade colour. The backing card already had a border going across the bottom, so I just added a peel off in silver on either side. The main stitched card I used inks to soften the edges, before mounting onto a darker shade of jade card. I added metal silver flowers onto the card ( from Christine Emberson's shop). The butterfly in the centre I cut out from jade vellum then mounted onto silver mirri card. The background paper had swirls and dots on so I used  ice stickles (mint ice) and highlighted the dots over the card.

Monday, 1 April 2013

This is a cascading poppy easel card. The image in the dome is from the cd rom "A walk in the countryside". I also got the backing paper and the insert page which is on the base of this card. The photo doesn't show it too well but there is a faint version of the main picture on the insert page. I didn't have a poppy die so I improvised by using spellbinders" Carnation creations" die. I cut 2 of the largest flower per poppy, then cut two petals off each one and joined the flower up so that it only had 4 petals . I then layered the two, slightly offsetting the flowers. I then cut a strip of black paper and cut into (like a fringe) and rolled up to create the centre. The leaves are from spellbinders "foliage two" and the swirl is from Marianne "LR0120", which I cut two out then chopped about so that I could mix among the poppies. The sentiment is "Justrite stamps" onto spellbinders "Labels 20". The "happy birthday" is from "tattered lace" dies.