Sunday, 29 January 2012

With One Set of Stamps

I had a little play with one of my favourite sets of stamps a couple of days ago, and set myself the challenge of creating 3 different looks using the same basic design.    I tend to use a lot of colour, so I thought I would do 1 card using some favourite bits and pieces, and 2 cards using colours I don't normally go to... Here are the resulting cards:

I started with this card, using a sheet from THIS pp onto which I satamped the flowers from THIS SET of stamps, as well as THIS RIBBON, and THIS RIBBON.   The butterflies were made using THIS PUNCH.
The sentiment, from the same set of stamps, was stamped onto a torn piece of vellum paper using StaZon black ink.

I then moved onto this card, using a dark brown card blank, and a kraft coloured topper, onto which I stamped the same flower images using StaZon timber brown ink, distressing the edges, and adding the image of the dragonfly (hard to see in the photo, but it is there) stamped with Brilliance ink (pearlescent sky blue)
I used THIS DOUBLE-SIDED RIBBON, THIS paper cord, and the cream version of THIS ruffled ribbon (which doesn't seem to be in stock ATM).

And lastly, I made this pink number, again using the same stamped images, StaZon timber brown ink, THIS LACE, THIS RIBBON, and the sentiment was stamped onto a hand-drawn heart and stuck using some foam squares.    I added a little KG to the flowers and the edges of the heart, just because I felt like it LOL.

A very basic design can go a long way, just by changing the colours and accesories, much like an outfit : )      Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoyed your time here...

And don't forget, you still have until the end of the month to enter CRAFT QUEEN's challenge over at CRAFT QUEEN's blog, for all the details, have a look HERE...

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Craft Queen Card Kit

Here is a card kit that Nicole asked a couple of us in the DT to have a play with, it was for a card class she did at a show back in June/July of last year, but you can get your hands on it right HERE

I hope you are having a great day wherever you happen to be at the moment, and thank you for visiting me : )

Friday, 6 January 2012

A Happy New Year...Already!

Wow, time does fly when you're having fun...Where did 2011 go?   I have to say, I'm not one for making NY resolutions, but, for once I promised myself to be much more organized with both my craft space and my craft projects, although to be fair, I was doing OK until someone decided to throw a spanner in the works! (Moose costume, anyone?)   So, for this year I will write myself a list of things I want to accomplish, and dates that they need to be done by, so I won't be stiching wings at the very last minute!
This is a doll I made for my niece for Christmas, a couple of weeks ago now (time does fly!)

I used a pattern from the ever popular Tone Finnanger , and I would highly recommend this book though it's more suitable for an experienced doll maker (it could prove to be a little frustrating to a novice)  and there are so many other beautiful projects in the book that I think I will run out of time before I ever run out of things to make LOL.   This was my very last crafty endevour for 2011...
And I just finished my very first ATC and card for the new year, both of them were for the current Darkroom Door ATC swap (Essentials 8), here's a sneak:

So, did you make any New Year resolutions?