Sunday, 29 September 2013

Inspired by Sheena

Having suffering with this sore throat the last few weeks I was able to catch up on some craft tv! I was inspired by the fabulous Sheena Douglass to make this card with an Autumn theme.

I created the background by first using Distress Inks applied with Cut N Dry Foam. Then sprayed Creative Expressions sprays and Tattered Angels Sprays over the top. The leaves are from Sheena's Paint Fusion range of stamps, embossed with Brass WoW!Embossing Powder and then painted them with Mica Paint. The embellishment was made by die cutting a leave, stamping the sentiment and using Distress ink again to add colour. Backing it onto a black card makes it really pop!

I am entering it into the following challenges:
Lunagirl - Autumn
Rogue Redhead Designs - Autumn Colours
Sugar Creek Hollow - Fall is in the Air

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Merry, but not so bright!

This week has been a hard one with yet another round of antibiotics for a throat infection! Hoping now I will be on the mend.  I have been spending time indoors crafting this week and made this Christmas card today. I bought these Woodware stamps on Ebay, they are still in good condition and stamp perfectly.

I coloured in some of the image with Promarkers and a metallic pen and then added buttons. The sentiment is a rub on. I have to say I think this makes a very stylish card.

Challenges I am entering:
Christmas Stamping All Year Round - Anything
Fab n Funky - Buttons

Friday, 20 September 2013

Autumn Twinchie

It may be Autumn but we are expecting temperatures of 70F tomorrow here in the South! I think I have said before that Autumn is my favourite time of the year. I love the colours and the cooler days and evenings when you snuggle indoors with your crafting!

I made this Twinchie for Show Us Your Twinchies Challenge which is Autumn and Autumn Colours. I used Distress Inks to colour a piece of gloss card. I then stamped and embossed a Kaisercraft Toadstool stamp with Ebony WOW! Embossing Powder. I used my new bargain Distress Pens (courtesy of ebay!) and my mica paints to colour.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, 15 September 2013

A Windy Day!

I can't believe it's two weeks since I've blogged!! What with back to school and my son turning 7 its been a busy few weeks.  I have started working on CHRISTMAS! and today with the weather being so bad in the south I have battened down the hatches and got on with some cardmaking.

This card I made a few weeks ago, but never shared.  Its one of the first I have made using Imagination Crafts stamps and Touch of Mica masks.

I stamped and embossed the image with gold embossing powder and then stamped again to be able to decoupage the image.  I coloured the image with ProMarkers. The background was created using the mask and colouring in with ProMarkers too.

Hopefully I should have some new cards to share with you this week!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Happy Campers - Use A Stamp

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Back to Normality

Now back from my holidays and getting ready for the start of the new school term, I have a little more time to craft. I thought to ease myself back in gently I would show a simple card which I made for Christmas Stampin All Year Long Challenge  - a mini Christmas card.

I used an old favourite stamp I have had for some years which I coloured with Promarkers and a gold pen. And that really is it!

I am also entering the following challenges :

Less Is More - Use a Rubber Stamp

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!