Sunday, 30 September 2012

Wonderful Winterland

Today I am sharing more Christmas cards that I have made.  The focal images are from the new Stampin' Up Winter catalogue.

The shapes are the new Window Frame dies that I am TOTALLY in love with - I have used them so much already and think they are fabulous.

The papers are from my stash - I don't have the wrapper anymore - though I think  they are from Papermania?!  Apologies if I am wrong!
The cute banners are the new 'Bitty Banners' dies.  Totally adorable and great for sentiments.  The sentiments themselves are peel offs - still trying to use them up!
This is my favourite image in the set - the snow angel baby - how cute!  I don't normally do cute but I fell totally in love with this image.
All of the images were coloured using ink pads and a water brush.  It gave the images a softer look and enabled me to add more shading where I wanted more shading.
I hope you like these cards.  I just loved using the stamp set!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Christmas Baubles

As parts of the South West have started to flood due to heavy rain fall  I thought I would get inky!

Here is another card that I have made for Christmas
 Again, this is a very simple card - I have to make loads of Christmas cards so they need to be easy to make in multiples!

For this I covered green card with bauble backing paper (I think the paper is from Papermania but has been in my stash for a while).

I die cut a Tim Holtz Alterations bauble embossed it using a Cuttle Bug countdown to Christmas embossing folder.

I attache this and ribbon to the base card.

The holly leaves and berry are die cut from a Sizzix die

The greeting is a peel off - I don't use peel offs often but am consciously trying to use up the ones I have had forever!!

Hope you like it.

Stay dry and safe xx

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Christmas Note Cards

Today felt like the start of winter!  It hasn't stopped raining all day!!

I thought I would share some note cards that I have made to give as Christmas gifts.

This first set are very autumnal - apologies for the rubbish pic - they are much lighter in real life!

I started by stamping a wood grain stamp onto a card front using distress ink.

Next I brayered ink onto glossy card - I wanted it to look quite abstract, which I think it does. 

Once dry, I stamp various Hero Art tree stamps onto the brayered papers in Archival ink, before tearing the paper around to give a jagged edge.  I attached this to the front of the note card and added a flower brad to the top left corner.

The leaves are the mini tattered leaves from Tim Holtz and they have been die cut onto Kraft Glassine.  These have then been crumpled to add texture and added to the card.

The second set of note cards are very different.

For these I used some sewing pattern papers from my stash.  I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder to add detail to the bottom edge which I then highlighted using distress ink. 

I did cut the mini sewing room die twice - firstly in white card which I coloured in Distress ink and then secondly in canvas.  I edged the canvas in antique linen to age the dress form.  I added seam binding ribbon around the waist.

To finish I used various buttons which I tied string through and added pins to decorate.

Hope the recipients will like them!

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 17 September 2012

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree!

Day 2 of my Christmas show case (by show case I mean the 3 types of cards that I have made so far!!).  Christmas cards have to be simple as I have to make so many.

Here is the card that I would like to share with you:
For this card I used the fabulous new Indigo Blue Swirly Christmas tree stamp, which I embossed in Gold onto printed paper from my stash.

The bauble is cut from an ornament punch with a greeting stamped onto it.

For the bow I threaded some gingham ribbon through a bell and tied in a bow before attaching to the bauble.

Simples!! - Hope you like it!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas!....

I know, I know.....  Christmas is still 99 days away!

I thought I would start to share some of the Christmas cards that I have started to make.

The stamp set used for this card is from Stampin' Up.  I stamped the main image onto a die cut label with and coloured this in using distress markers.  I stamped the holly branch onto the olive green card stock.  I used some gorgeous pleated ribbon and finished the card using a bitty button with some twine tied through it.

For my second card I used another Stampin' Up set, using the same techniques as in my first card.

Hope you like my cards.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Sunday Stamper Week 222 - I Predict A Riot

Hels set the challenge of using 'colour' for this week's theme.  You can see Hels' fabulous creation Here.

This is my entry:

For my entry I started by using 5 bright colours of alcohol inks which I then used to create a 'splat' effect using compressed air - this was a technique taught by the wonderful Hels Sheridan during a class at The Stamp Attic.

 After this I pushed distress ink through a stencil to add more dimension.

Next I stamped a Wendy Vecchi flower and quote using archival ink and dried it to set.

Thanks for looking.

Nice and simple, but definately looks like a colourful riot!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Rebel Stampers Tag Swap

It's tag swap time again.  This month the challenge was based around the water stamping technique from the Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities Volume 1. 

Here is my tag:
You can find the technique in Tim's book.  Hope you like it!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Rebel Stampers ATC Swap

It's atc swap time at the Rebel Stampers

The first atc was based on the stamp that came free with the August edition of Craft Stamper magazine:
For this atc I used a reverse chicken wire stencil and coloured using peeled paint and broken china distress ink.

 The butterfly stamp was stamped in archival ink and coloured using distress.  They were then cut out and attached using foam pads.

To finish I used a quote stamp from my stash.

The 2nd atc was based on the theme 'Through The Window':
I took 2 atc's - on the fist I coloured using peeled paint and used a Dylusions stencil.  On the 2nd atc I used Broken China and another Dylusions stencil.

To create the window I glued 2 atc's together (after cutting the window aperture on one). 

The image is a Cresendoh Alice in Wonderland set which I bought from The Stamp Attic.  I love this set because it's quirky but with the cute Alice feel.  I coloured the image using distress ink and mounted it to the inside atc

To finish I added a Tim Holtz key hole and a mini key from my stash to the front

I hope you like my creations.