Monday, 24 December 2012

A Happy Christmas to you all

Well the planning is done, the presents are on their way to Santa, so I think Christmas must be nearly here! I just would like to wish everyone and especially my loyal blog followers a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas

Friday, 14 December 2012

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Its  been a busy week with school nativity plays. Today it is pouring here, so a perfect day for crafting and wrapping presents!

After being so busy making cards for sale, I have finally managed to make my own cards for family! This is a card I made for my parents using La Pashe stamps. I was lucky to get the set half price! 

I stamped the background onto a piece of card and coloured it with Promarkers. Then I stamped the couple and holly separately, coloured them and then used foam pads to raise them on the card. I used My Craft Studio Frost Glitter to finish.

I'm really pleased with how this turned out and fortunately so were my parents!

Challenges I am entering:
Christmas at Sweet Stamping - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craftroom - Christmas
Tando Creative Challenges - Christmas
Crafty Boots Challenges - Christmas

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Traditional Christmas Colours

The days seem to be flying by ever nearer to the big day. Its a busy time of year with nativity plays and carol concerts and the looming pile of presents to wrap!

I also had my 5 minutes of fame in January's Cross Stitch Crazy magazine this week! I was asked to be a member of January's reader panel which was fun.

Today I thought I would share a Christmas card with you, using more traditional colours. I made this card using a stamp from one of my favourite companies, Little Claire. I was really lucky to be the winner of their November challenge with my baby card. For this card, I stamped and coloured the image with Promarkers and then added the holly, ribbon and twine embellishment.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Little Claire Designs  - Christmas
Dilly Beans - Traditional red and green

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Festive Sparkle

Its certainly a lot chillier in the south today - but at least its dry! I hope the rain has subsided for you too!

This month's challenge at Crafty Individuals is Festive Sparkle so I created this card with this in mind. I used the deer stamp on acetate and embossed it with White Twinkle WOW Embossing Powder. I created the background card using Cosmic Shimmer Sprays and then stamped snowflakes and embossed them with WOW White Puff Twinkle. The card was then finished off with ribbon and a wooden snowflake.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Wow Embossing Powder  - Christmas
Try It on Tuesday - Christmas Sparkle
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge - Non Traditional Colours
Fashionista Challenge - Blue Christmas

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Happy ThanksGiving and a Simple Card

Firstly I would like to say a Happy Thanksgiving to all my followers in the US who will be celebrating today. I do hope you have a great time with your family.

Here in the UK we are slowly gearing up for the festive season and I'm snowed under with card orders! I treated myself to an early Christmas present this week - a mini Cricut - so I can't wait for it to arrive!

I couldn't sleep last night so used a set of Personal Impressions stamps which I bought in the sale last Christmas to make this simple card. I am really pleased with the result.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - Clean and Simple

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Studio 12 Christmas Card Make

So are we all crafting for Christmas?!  I seem to have been for a very long time!

This is one of my new cards I've made  for my forthcoming craft fairs for Christmas. I love the images that Studio 12 put in their CD collections. This is a card I have made. I created the scene using the backing papers and images. I decoupaged the house and added glitter accents to the house and trees. The final decoration was the heart with the bakers twine.

I have lots more new cards to share its just getting time to upload them all!!

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge - Blue Christmas
Hooked on Craft - No red or green
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog - Cold and Frosty

Sunday, 4 November 2012

A New Arrival

Well half term is almost over so looking forward to more time for crafting! This week also saw a new arrival to our family when my cousin gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday (yes, Halloween!). So I have been asked to make a few new baby boy cards this week!

I though I would share this one with you. I purchased this great frame stamp from Zoe  who creates some fabulous work and often sells some great bargains! It was second hand but in great condition. The pram was a stamp from Hobbycraft which I stamped and coloured with Promarkers. Finally the greeting was stamped with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.

One of my favourite companies Little Claire has a challenge which is themed New Arrivals so I am entering this card into the challenge.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween!

So are you ready for things that go bump in the night? We have our pumpkin carved and spooky cookies baked. I really enjoy Halloween although this year I have only managed to make one Halloween project.

So to all enjoy the spookiest night of the year!!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The colours of Autumn

Now the nights are drawing in and the chill is in the air its a perfect time for crafting. I also think its a great time of a year to get out in the country and see the changing colour of the trees. These are some pictures that I took near my home recently.

The card I have made is inspired by the Autumn trees. I created a brayered background using Big N Juicy ink and then used the same pad and the Crafty Individuals Trees stamp to create a row of trees in autumnal colours. Once finished I cut the image into three and layered each piece onto brown cardstock.  The final touch was the greeting (stamped in the same way) and the raffia and a button.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :
Paper Pretties - Fall Inspiration
Allsorts - Fall Colours
Artistic Stamper - Natural World
Cupcake Craftroom - Anything Goes in Autumn
Live and Love Crafts  - Halloween / Autumn Colours

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Christmas Stitching

I enjoy lots of different crafts, one of them being Cross Stitching. When my computer went down last week I decided it was time to finish some of my UFOs (unfinished Objects!). This kit is by Dimensions and I have just started stitching the next in the series.

I hope you like it as its a bit different from papercraft!

Monday, 8 October 2012


Its getting towards that time of the year when the ghosts and ghouls come out to play! I love Halloween and have fun with my son decorating the house and having a spooky tea party.

Here is a Halloween card I have just made using one of my new Imagination Crafts stencils.  I sponged Distress Ink through the stencil to create the background and the moon.  I used a PaperArtsy stamp for the gate and various spooky stamps from a set I have. Once finished I went round the edge of the card with Black Soot distress ink to darken the card. I printed and mounted my own greeting on the front.

If you would like more Halloween ideas you can visit my Pinterest Halloween board!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Catered Crop - Halloween
Crafty Calendar - All things Spooky
Craft Us Crazy - Halloween
Addicted to stamps - Halloween

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Autumn is here

I have been a bit behind with my blogging lately. My mum has been poorly this week and so I have had to take care of things at home, so I haven't had much time for crafting.

Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year - the colours, cinnamon, gingerbread and I have to say I am a fan of the cold weather!

I did get a moment last night to make this card which I was really pleased with. I cut the squares using Nestabilities Scalloped Square die from different coloured card. I then altered the colour of the wooden embellishments with Distress Ink and stuck them to the squares on a base card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :
Crafty Creations - Fall Colours
Sassy Cheryl - Lets Think About Fall
Joanna Sheen - Down In The Garden

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Twinchie Challenge - Add a stamped image

Happy Thursday all! Nearly the weekend and a lie in!

The challenge at Show Me Your Twinchies is to use a stamped image.  I chose to enter this one which has been stamped using the Two Turtle Doves from the Twelve Days of Christmas stamp set from Stamp Addicts. I stamped the image with Memento ink and coloured it with Promarkers. I added the fine detail with a gold gel pen.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Christmas in a teacup

Nothing says Christmas more to me than the gorgeous Gingerbread man!  I recently purchased the fantastic Picknix Gingerbread Twist CD from Studio 12/ Polkadoodles. I love the style of these images. I made this card by downloading the individual images and putting them together in the cup. The gingerbread has been glazed with Glossy Accents to make it very realistic!

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Cute Card Thursday - Christmas
Nutcrafters - Christmas
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Early Christmas

Monday, 10 September 2012

Good Week / Bad Week!

Last week seemed to be full of ups and downs both in my crafting world and personal world, so apologies for the lack of posting. One of the bad things is I have had to resign as a DT member from WOW! Embossing Powders because I am so busy with other projects. I wish to say thank you to them for such a great opportunity and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with them.

The Bad - It was disappointing not to get into the Creative Expressions DT Team, but well done to all those who did. Maybe next time!!

The Good? - Well I was lucky enough to be asked by Stamp Addicts to create some samples using their new Owl stamps for the show on Thursday on Create and Craft! I am so excited to hopefully seem them on TV. The show is on this Thursday at 4pm and 6pm (GMT).

Here is one of the cards I made - visit the blog for more!

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:
Gingerloft - Birds of a Feather
Drunken Stampers - The Birds
Dilly Beans - Owls
Polka Doodles - Whats the word Bird?

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Creative Expressions DT Call

Despite being away for two weeks and still amid the school holidays I was determined to get my entry into the Creative Expressions DT Call. I love their products and have been lucky enough to win their monthly competition a couple of times and it would be amazing to be part of their team.

The brief for the DT entry was Texture. So for my card I used a Tim Holtz Embossing Folder to create the brick background on black paper and highlighted it with silver ink before stamping the window from the Creative Expressions Lost Garden Stamp set and embossing in silver powder. I cut out the window to reveal the stamped scene behind, which I had highlighted with Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Powders. For added texture I used Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Black Embossing Powder with added Mica Fragments around the window.

And now its back to crafting for Christmas!!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

The Magic of Monochrome Pearl Embossing Powders

Firstly I must apologise for the lack of posting. With school holidays and taking a vacation to the beautiful Devon countryside time has been in short supply!

Now back to business! The challenge this month for the WOW! Embossing Powder DT was to create a project using the magical pearl powders. They may look white in the pot, but once heated they turn into amazing colours. Visit the blog to see how I made this card with the magic of Pearl Powders. If you also enter the August challenge you could win 12 WOW! Embossing Powders of your choice!

Other challenges I am entering
Creative Inspiration Paint - Monochrome
Robyns Fetish - Monochromatic

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Less is More - Sewing

At last summer seems to have arrived in the UK - its very hot in the South today! Also my new Embellisher machine arrived yesterday - can't wait to have a play with that!

Today I am sharing a card I made for LiM Challenge, which is sewing. I haven't entered this for awhile and just had enough time yesterday to do this one.

I used a set of stamps from Debbi Moore and stamped them individually to create a collage using Adirondack ink. 

Challenges I am entering:
Crafty Catz - Monochromatic

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Be True To Who You Are

Never a true word said ! A couple of months ago I was so lucky to win three stamp sets from Sam Poole through Creative Expressions. I love the art journal style of these.

To make this card I created a background with Cosmic Shimmer Mists. I stamped the fairy onto different papers and paper pieced the final one. I stamped on the dress and overstamped the background with a texture stamp from the set and the quote.

Challenges I am entering:
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Lets get Inky and Messy
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - Include a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday- Uplifting sentiment
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Card Cupids - Wings

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Christmas in July

Ohno I hear you all say! Not Christmas already!  I love Christmas and could happily make Christmas cards all year - or though I never do and end up rushing at the last minute. So this year I have made a start!

I used the new decoupage kit from Papermania to make the topper and then wrapped snowfall acetate around it to create a bubble. The paper is from a selection from my stash as well as the greeting. I know its not my normal stamping style, but thought I would have a change!

Happy Christmas! :)

Challenges I am entering:
Crafters Companion - Ho Ho Ho Christmas
Creatilacious - Christmas in July
Crafters Cafe - Christmas in July with non traditional colours
Cards for Men - Masculine Christmas
Hooked On Craft - Christmas in July
Quirky Crafts - Christmas in July
Card Caravan - Christmas in July

Monday, 16 July 2012

A Summer Twinchie

Another miserable and wet day here in the South of England. Fingers crossed it improves for the summer holidays next week.

I decided to join in with the new Twinchie Challenge this week - the theme is Summer.

To make this I used WOW Powders and the Make a Wish stamp set. I embossed the images with clear powder and then rubbed Distress Ink over the top. I finished the piece by embossing the edges with gold powder.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Dreaming of Summer

Well here on the South Coast and the rest of the UK we can only dream of summer - although at least it stayed dry for my son's sports morning today.

Here on my blog today are 3 ATCs I have made for the Stampman ATC Swap. I haven't done ATCs for a while, but it would be good to do some swapping again.

The theme is summer, so to make these I used the fabulous free stamps from the artist Emma Ball which came from Simply Homemade magazine. The three beach hut ATC was made using a stamp from Docrafts by Michael Powell. All have been coloured with Aquamarkers to give them a soft look. Two of the ATCs have been decoupaged and the deckchairs stamped onto coloured paper to give some depth.

I look forward to seeing the ATCs I will receive in return!

Other challenges I am entering with these:
Everybody Art Challenge - Summer
Paper Crafting Journey - Summer

Friday, 6 July 2012

Something Completely Different!

For the last couple of weeks I have been at my local college one afternoon a week to study machine embroidery. I struggle with M.E and had to sleep a lot to be there, but have really enjoyed it. This is my first piece of applique stitched on the machine. I hope you like it! I just have to get my own machine up and running now!

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Nature with wings

It is very hot and humid here on the South Coast today, but its never to hot for crafting!

"Flowers and Butterflies
Drift in colour
Illuminating Spring"

Today I am sharing another card which I made purely for enjoyment. I bought the background stamp from HobbyCraft yesterday and its by DoCrafts Papermania. The sentiment is from a Creative Expressions stamp set and the flourished from a free set I had from a magazine some time ago.

To make the card I stamped the butterfly background using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, then I overstamped with the flourish stamp and sentiment in Black Soot. I stamped the background again and cut out a butterfly from it, used Distress Inks and a waterbrush and then used Sepia Accents to give it a glossy look.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Fashionable Stamping Challenge- Nature
Dream Valley Challenges - Wings
Craft Your Passion - Things with Wings
Fashionista Challenge - Winged Things

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Night Time Fairy

Its been some time since I've had time to make something just for pleasure. I have just finished making my DT samples for WOW! Embossing Powder for the CHA show and also busy helping organising my son's summer fete. Fingers crossed on Saturday that it will be dry!

As my name suggests I love anything mystical and magical so I made this card. I used Bella's Garden stamps from Debbi Moore for the main image. I then embossed it using WOW! Bright White powder and painted the image with mica paints. The glitter around the outside was built up using silver stars, gems, Stampendous Shaved Ice flakes and Silver Halo Glitter.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Mondays - Fairies and Mermaids
Ooh La La - Mystic
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - Make it Sparkle

Friday, 22 June 2012

Embossed Bunting

The task for the DT at WOW! Embossing Powders this month is to create a British Themed project using a mixture of Red and Blue Powders available from WOW. I created this card by cutting out the bunting shapes and embossing them with the powders. The stamp is from the stamp set Love Beyond Measure. For more details and to join in the challenge, visit the WOW! Embossing Powders Blog.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

A Card for A Male

I don't seem to have much time at the moment, so apologies for neglecting my blog.  I made this card for my Dad for Father's Day. I used a set of stamps from Kanban and Distress Inks with a waterbrush. My Dad isn't one for big fussy cards so he thought this was perfect.

I have decided to enter it in the following challenges :

RileyandCo - For the Special Male
Amusing Challenges - Father's Day
Creative Inspirations Paint - Father's Day
Dream Valley Challenges - For that special guy
Sunday Stamper - Male Themed

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

A Blessing and a Curse!

I am writing this sitting in our local library having had no internet for 4 DAYS! at home. The engineer finally arrived this morning so fingers crossed that normal service will soon be resumed!.

So a very quick post....This is my entry to Fashionable Stamping Challenges this week where the theme is Magical and Mystical. I used a combination of stamps to create this card from Creative Expressions and Katy Sue (Flower Soft) Designs. The background was used using Distress Inks and I had my first go at using Stampendous Frantage Products to create the sheen and sparkle around the fairies.

So until I'm back in the land of technology - carry on crafting!

Other challenges I am entering:
Stamptacular Sunday - Fairy Fever

Thursday, 7 June 2012

They're Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Well what a weekend! I hope you all enjoyed the Jubilee celebrations despite the weather.
I'm still in red, white and blue crafting mode and although I don't usually go for the cute style of cards, I couldn't resist this Forever Friends stamp from DoCrafts. I used a gatefold card and paper from the Best of British collection. The image I stamped, coloured with Promarkers and cut out to layer onto the card. With the sentiment You are The Best, this card would be perfect for Father's Day too.

Challenges I am entering :
Sunday Stamper - Red, White and Blue
Artistic Stampers - Red, White and Blue
Mishelflo's Challenge - Red, White and Blue
Reddy Teddy Go - For the boys (inc a teddy)
Scrapbook Sisters - Red, white and blue
Simon Says Stamp - Diamond Jubilee
Creative Craft Challenges - Red, White and Blue
Passion for Promarkers - Red, White and Blue
Forever Friends - One for the Boys

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Beside The Seaside

I hope you are all enjoying the Jubilee Celebrations, despite the English weather! We are hoping to have a picnic tomorrow with lots of red, white and blue!

The card I am blogging today is my beach huts card, made using a new stamp from DoCrafts based on work by Michael Powell. I stamped the image and used Promarkers to colour it in. Then I stamped and coloured another set of beach huts and decoupaged them. This fits perfectly with the theme at Allsorts this week which is I do like to be beside the seaside.

Other Challenges I am entering :
Amuse Studio - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and The Fox - Winter or Summer
My Sheri Crafts - Summer Lovin
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes

Monday, 28 May 2012

Join the street party on Pilkington Parade!

Gosh, it seems to have been a long time since I updated my blog, its been so hot here I've been spending time lazying in the garden instead!

So here is a new project...
I have had this Pilkington Parade stamp set from Stamps Away for a while and had never got round to using it. That is until I was looking at old pictures of street parties and thought the stamps would be perfect to create something similar. I stamped the houses and coloured them with Promarkers. I stamped the bunting separately, cut it out and stuck it to the card with 3D foam, then finally printed the sentiment and mounted it onto blue card. I hope you all enjoy the Jubilee celebrations!

Challenges I am entering are :
Craft Your Days Away - Red, white and blue
Glitter Geeks - Jubilee
One Stitch at at Time - Red, white and Blue
Joanna Sheen - Remember When

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Red, White and Blue

Red, white and blue are THE colours of the moment here in the UK. I made this card to celebrate that and also as the challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenge at the moment is Cities of The World. This stamp by Penny Black is my current favourite as London is one of my favourite places too.

I used an accordion fold card as the base for this card and covered it using Papermania Portobello Road papers. From some papers from Crafts Beautiful magazine I cut the bunting. The London stamps were stamped using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and then mounted onto red card.  The crown stamp is by Papermania/ Docrafts too.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :
Fashionable Stamping Challenges  - Cities of the World
Penny Black  - London Celebrates
Just Keep on Creating - Anything / travel stories
Sir Stampalot Challenge - Medals and Monarchs

Friday, 11 May 2012

Vintage Powders at the WOW! Blog

Today it is my turn at WOW! Embossing Powders Blog to share my project with you. The powders we had to use this month were the set of Earthtones powders which are some of my favourites and to create a card for a man. Visit the WOW! Blog to see how I created this card and also to join in the challenge with us.

Have a great weekend!

Challenges I am entering with this card :
Craft Room Challenge - Emboss It
Crafty Cardmakers - For The Boys
Ooh La La Creations - Make it Manly
Come and Get It Challenges - For The Boys
Sparkles Forum - Men Only

Friday, 4 May 2012

G is for Garden

Oh what a joy technology is! First my internet went down this morning and then I kept getting a virus notice on my blog (as did quite alot of others!) It seems to be if you are using Chrome and not Internet Explorer as a browser. Hey ho!!

I am also busy preparing for my craft stall at The Unique Makers Market at The Spring tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

Anyway back to the reason for this post which is to tell you about The Alphabet Challenge this week which is G - for Garden. I created my card using Creative Expressions Stamp Set Lost Garden and butterflies from a WOW! Embossing Powder Set. I used Distress Inks to create the background and stamp the foliage, using a wet brush to move the colour. 

Do come and join us and I look forward to seeing your entries.

Other challenges I am entering :
Creative Expressions - Summer
My Time To Craft - Gardening

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

I do like to be beside the Seaside!

Well as the title of this post suggests I do like to be beside the seaside, but not in Britain at the moment with this continuous rain and cold! So dreaming of warmer days and flicking through the current issue of Crafts Beautiful magazine where there was a similar project I was inspired to make this card.

The card in the magazine used fabric, but I decided to try a similar card with paper. I used a variety of background papers which was great for using up all those scrap! I have never tried doodling or using my own handwriting on a card, but I am quite pleased with the results.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :
Crafters Companion - Summer
Crazy Challenge - Summer / Beach
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

WOYWW - Not enough room but fabulous backgrounds!

Well there is not much space for a start on my desk at the moment! I haven't entered WOYWW for quite awhile, but after spending so much time at my desk yesterday as the weather is so bad I thought I would show you what I have created. I spent yesterday playing with WOW! Embossing Powders, Cosmic Shimmer Inks and Bead Dazzles to create these pieces you can see here. I also tried embossing some Mulberry paper and spraying with inks which I love.

Friday, 20 April 2012

F for Feathered Friends

This week at the Alphabet Challenge it was my turn to choose the theme which is F for Feathered Friends.For my creation I used a Crafty Individuals stamp which is a favourite of mine and used Distress Inks to give it a shabby appearance.  I coloured the die cuts with Distress Ink and used WOW!Embossing Foils and a glue pen to decorate the birdcage. Finally I added the roses and hat pins and a sentiment from Creative Expressions Birds stamp set.

I hope you will join us in this challenge which lasts for the next two weeks.

I am entering this into the following challenges :
The Stamp Man - Shabby Chic or Distressed
Charizma Cards - Shabby Chic
Cupcake Craft Room - Bugs n Birds n Wings and Things

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Fantasy Fairy

Well I'm slowly getting back to normal after the Easter break, although I still have my son at home with chickenpox!!

I wanted to share this card with you today. I loved the recent releases from Katy Sue Designs which features fairy silhouettes.  I have to admit I cheated by buying their background papers with the landscapes already created! I then stamped the fairy over the moon, added a sentiment and highlighted areas with glitter.

I am entering the following challenges :
Critter Sketch - Fairies

Friday, 13 April 2012

Working with Embossing Foils

This week it is my turn at the WOW! Embossing Powder blog to share my work with you. . I was so excited when I received the WOW! Embossing Foils to play with. The challenge WOW! have set this month is Nature or Vintage and the DT have been lucky enough to have the foils to use.

For instructions and a list of the items I used to make this piece visit the WOW! blog! If you leave a comment you can also be in with a chance of winning your own set of WOW! Embossing Powders.

Friday, 6 April 2012

E for Embroidery

This week at the Alphabet Challenge we are on E for Embroidery. I decided not to submit a card this week for the DT showcase, but a little scene from Rowandean kits which I completed a while ago. I love these scenes and have another one waiting for me to complete!I'm afraid stitching is another one of my addictions!

I do hope you will join us this week at the Alphabet Challenge.

Monday, 2 April 2012

And the lucky winner is....

The lucky winner of the WOW! Stamps I am giving away is.....JoJo. Thank you for all those who took part and showed their interest in WOW! Embossing Powders.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Midnight Garden

I love moon scenes and am so pleased that I had time to finish this for Craft A Scene's Challenge - create a moon scene.

I had trouble sleeping the other night so I got up and created the background for the scene using watercolour card and Distress Inks. I then spritzed over the top with Perfect Pearls mixed with water in a mister bottle. The next day I stamped the flowers from the Creative Expression set Meadow Flora and embossed them using Black Glint WOW! Powder. Then I randomly stamped more flowers with Distress Inks. I highlighted areas using a white pencil and gave a final spritz using Perfect pearls again over the image. The final piece was mounted onto black card.

Your comments are always appreciated and I try to return the favour!

Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Spring Inspiration

Today it is my turn to share my monthly DT project for WOW! Embossing Powders with you. I used the monthly choice of Pastel powder colours that was set by WOW! and the butterfly stamp from one of the new sets from WOW!  For more information visit the blog. If you leave a comment there you are in with a chance of winning 12! WOW! Powders.

Other challenges I am entering :

Get Hippity with Ippity - Things with Wings
Paper Creations Ink - Things With Wings
The Pink Elephant  - Butterflies

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Faux Leather Technique

Today at the WOW! Embossing Powders Blog I am sharing the Faux Leather Technique with you, which is how I made this book cover. All you need is some Grungepaper, Distress Ink and of course WOW! Embossing Powder. Tomorrow on the blog I will be sharing a card using Pastel Powders.

Don't forget to leave a comment on the blog to be in with a chance of winning 12 Powders and a case!

To find out more visit the blog!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Easter Blessings

Easter is fast approaching and I have been asked by some of my customers for a religious Easter card. This is what I came up with. I used a digi stamp from Just Inklinked and coloured with Promarkers. I then die cut the image with Spellbinders die and inked around the edges with Distress Ink. The greeting is stamped in gold ink and a small amount of glitter added to the flowers. This card is available to purchase.

I am also entering it into the following challenges :
Bloggers - Easter
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Easter
Craft Lounge - Spring
Craft Us Crazy - Religious Easter
Moving Along With the Times - Easter Wishes

Friday, 23 March 2012

D for Dry Embossing

This week at The Alphabet Challenge we have reached D which is for Dry Embossing.  I made my card using embossing folders and a Sizzix machine. I used Core'dinations card stock to emboss the butterflies and then sanded it down afterwards. Do go over to the blog to see more inspiration and to join in the challenge.

Other challenges I am entering :
Samuel Taylors Crafts - Butterflies

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Black and White Embossing

Firstly I would like to wish all mothers a Happy Mother's Day. I think card making must run in the family as my son made a fantastic creation at school.

I've been really busy making samples for WOW! Embossing Powder this week and thought I would share one of my creations.

This was made with the fantastic new stamp set from WOW!. I stamped the dandelion heads in Versamark ink and embossed with Seafoam white powder. The butterflies I embossed with clear embossing powder. I stamped the text in black ink and mounted it on black and mirri card.

Do visit the WOW! blog to see more creations from the talented design team.

Other challenges I am entering :
Craft Lounge - Flower Stamps
Party Time Tuesday - Monochrome
Whimsy Stamps - Embossing

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

A little giveaway!

A giveaway is something I have been meaning to do for a long time and now have finally got round to it! The giveaway is a lovely stamp set from WOW! Embossing Powders for which I am one of the Design Team.

To win you must answer the following question :
What is the name of the stamp set I am giving away? (hint visit WOW! Embossing Powder website)

To enter you need to do the following :
1.Answer the question above

2. You must be a follower of my blog as I think its is only fair to the loyal followers that I already have

3. For a second entry to win, become a follower of the WOW! Embossing Powder blog where you can find projects, hints and tips and competitions. This month you need to leave a comment on the Design Team's work to be in with a chance of winning 12 Embossing Powders!

When you leave your answer here, please let me know if you have signed up to the WOW! blog as well.

The competition will run until Midday on the 31st March 2012.  Good Luck!

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