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!

Friday, 9 March 2012

What a week!

Well what a week its been. Sadly my Grandma passed away at aged 89 which was very sad even though we had been expecting it. The to top it off every member in the house succumbed to the bug that seems to be doing the rounds, sickness, sore throat and temperature. So my little one was off school for two days.  Plus the fact I have enjoyed receiving many ETSY and FOLKSY orders for Mother's Day cards.Which all it explains why my my blogging has been non existent!

Unfortunately I couldn't get my DT sample made for The Alphabet Challenge this week, but do go over and join in. This week is C for Celebrate St Patricks Day or Good Luck.

I made this card below a while ago so thought I would share it this week and it is kind of a reminder that Mothers and Grandmothers are precious.

I used a Crafty Individuals image layered onto a card decorated with real lace and mother of pearl buttons.

Challenges I am entering with this card are :
Scrapbook Sisters - Mother's Day
Craft Room Challenge - Shabby / Vintage
Lexi's Creations - Mother's Day
Dream Valley Challenges - Mother's Day

Thursday, 1 March 2012

In Print!

I was so excited to receive my copy of Craft Stamper magazine yesterday and find my project included in their Over To You feature. The piece was created as part WOW! Embossing Powder Design Team, using their powders.

It has been one of my goals to appear in this magazine so I'm over the moon. Now what should I aim for next??!

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!