Monday, July 28, 2014

Pin Pricked Pear


I love this image, it is one of my oldest, by Rubadubadoo, and I have really had my money's worth out of it!
I stamped on the rear of this piece of watercolour paper, and pinpricked it.

I then turned it over and coloured the panel with watercolour crayons

I ran the edges of the image panel over a Memento Blue Danube ink pad, before mounting it on some card - it is a creamy colour with a grey fleck as it is made from recycled materials. I also sponged the edges of this card with the blue ink.

The final detail was some blue bakers twine and a button, and the sentiment, also in blue.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Simple Green Sympathy


I am sharing a simple sympathy card I have made.

The patterned paper is from a RAK, the feathers a Couture Creation die cut, embossed and sponged with gold ink.

The base of the feathers had a wee gold bow added.

The sentiment was embossed with gold, and the edges faux stitched with piercing and a gold pen.

A simple card for a solemn occasion

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Win a Shopping Spree!


I'm afraid life has kept me busy and out of the studio of late - and I am missing it, so I decided to share this with you instead of my usual cards.

This is a direct 'cut and paste' from the facebook page

Win a $100 Shopping SPREE!

Absolutely amazing news from Just for Fun Rubber Stamps!  It's a win/win - $100 in stamps for one lucky winner AND it ships for free!!!  WOW!!!! ♥

It's time for a contest! 
 Would you like to win a $100.00 shopping spree 
at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps...
have it ship for free????
Right now JFF has 623 followers on our Facebook Page. We'd like to kick that up a notch ~ our goal is 1,000 followers by the ...end of August so here's what we'd like you to do....

Spread the news and tell us about it. Post a link to our Facebook page - and encourage everyone to like JFF Rubber Stamps. Be sure to visit our Facebook page (contest thread) telling us where you posted it so you will be entered (1 entry).   If you post it multiple places, post a second time in the contest thread and send us a link to that post (2nd entry).   AND   If one of your friends likes us and tells us you sent them, we'll give you another entry!! (3rd entry) Remember, they have to like us and post about it right here to count!
We'll be keeping track of all the likes and as soon as we hit 1,000 Likes we'll give away a $100.00 shopping spree - and don't forget free shipping too! 

What are you waiting for...
Go spread the word
remember to come back and tell us about it!!!
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Saturday, July 19, 2014



I have made another card using the same Close To My Heart set that has the feather stamps.

As soon as I saw this stamp I started thinking of this design, so I had a play using various inks and some gold embossing, ensuring that the embossed arrows went in the opposite direction to the others.  This panel was mounted over a green layer.

I embossed the sentiment (an old Hero Arts Stamp) and die cut it, and then layered it. 

The background looked too plain, so I embossed it with the herringbone design, but the embossing did not quite reach to the top of the red layer of card, so I used some creativity to hide it by using twine and a button with a double bow.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Flowers, a Bee and Paper Lace


After making several Z-fold cards recently, I thought I would try a variation on the theme.

 I made this an upright fold, and used three small (Couture Creation) dies to create the swing panels

I used two different stamps on the panels - a retired Layers of Color flower, 

and an unknown bee (very old, it is one of my originals).

The paper on the back edge is part of a page from a Rosie's 6x6 pad called 
Far Away Land.

The lace on the left hand side is a self-adhesive paper lace.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Whimsy Fish On in Monochrome


We have a new challenge at the CCC Digi Challenge today, and our sponsor is Whimsy Stamps. The challenge is to create a monochrome card.

I started with the fish image, and as I have been surrounded by keen fresh water fishermen for a lot of my life, I chose to colour the image to look like a rainbow trout, but added some Iridescent Blue twinkling H2O paint to it to keep to the colour I had chosen.

I then started the background, and made it by tearing blue toned paper into strips and layering them on the base - I then ran some Kindy Glitz across the tops of the 'waves', and when that was dry, I embossed the background piece.

The embossed layer was adhered to a sparkling silver layer, and I added the sentiment with some blue ribbons behind it. The fish was popped up on foam dots, and the the whole mounted onto to blue base.
I put the sentiment "Catch More Fish" on the inside, but forgot to 
photograph it.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

One of a Kind


Playing in the studio this afternoon I decided to 'christen' a set of stamps from Close To My Heart that I have had sitting on my desk for some time. As soon as I looked at them in any detail this came to mind.

I decided to use two layers to give a subtle frame to the images, which I inked up ion Rich Cocoa and Bamboo Shoot inks

After stamping I computer generated the sentiment, printed it onto vellum and gold embossed it.

When placing it, I was careful to place the word one under the contrasting feather. I held it in place with a brad and a wee touch of glue under the lettering

Before I mounted the image panel, I ran the edges of the panel across the green ink pad.
This card was made in record time (for me) and I am pleased with the outcome.

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