Wednesday, 30 September 2015

crealies Patchwork cards

Well what a wet few days. I do hope that the weather will improve soon.
Here are my cards from a recent workshop with the talented Eileen Godwin.

 Some are stencils which we coloured with distress ink and then used translucent paste to give a little dimension. We then sprinkled Micro beads over to give a wonderful effect. 


This one is a watercolour image embossed with White embossing powder. 

I love them all so delicate.
 Keep Well

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Abstract Tulip

Hi Bloggers,
Well I hope you are all well and enjoying your crafty fixes, I know I am.
Well isn't it interesting what you can do with just one stamp. I have been playing with the Abstract Tulip stamp from Honey Doo Crafts and have three very different cards. You may have seen them on create and craft show some weeks ago.
I always start by doing the obvious, I stamp the full image and make up a card. For this one I coloured with distress inks and added Die Cutting with the grand scallop by spellbinders and some Sue Wilson corner Dies

I then Tried stamping a Background paper then matted and layered on to black card stock


then I cut out the flowers and arranged as a border down the side of a card. 

I Love playing with stamps to see what interesting things I can do with them.
Take Care

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Up Up and Away

Hi Fellow Bloggers!
How is the weather where you are, we had a dreadful day yesterday, raining cats and dogs all day. Today is a little better, at least its dry.
Have you ever tried Zentangle?
 Well here is one of my first efforts.

I wanted to try this and felt that this was the perfect stamp. The most difficult thing was working out all the different designs to incorporate into the balloon. I was very pleased with the outcome and will be doing some more Zentangle in the future.
Keep Well
Take Care

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Oyster Blog Hop Sept 2015

Well this is the final Day of the Oyster Stamp Blog Hop. Congratulations if you have made it to the end. If you have left a comment on all the blogs  (including mine please) then you will be entered into a prize draw from Oyster stamps.

If you wish to join in and have not seen the other blogs then go to Neets Blog  /  leave a comment and follow the links to all the other blogs.

Good luck to everyone in the draw.

Well here is a picture of my project incorporating a stamp from the heartfelt poinsetia range and the distressed holiday collage die from Memory box.

I thought the best way to show how I made it was to take photos along the way. A picture is worth a thousand words and this blog is long enough!  

First thing was to make the box. For this I used thick card taken from the back of writing pads. 

I cut 5 pieces for the box,
4 pieces  53/4 inches x 4 inches for the sides
1 piece   4 inches x 4 inches for the base
5 pieces for the Lid
1 piece 41/8  inch x 41/8 inch
4 pieces 41/8 inch x  3/4 inch.
I then covered these using the 6" x 6" papers from the Amy Design Brocante Christmas pad. I used the papers to form hinges.

I covered the base first by placing the 4x4 card in the centre then placing the sides around, making sure I left space for the paper to act as a hinge hinge. I cut the paper in each corner and stuck to the inside

I then covered the sides

I then repeated the process with the lid, but joining the corners.

I then made the acetate embellishments by stamping the image from Sparkling poinsettia Swirl on to acetate with black stazon ink.

I flooded each area with clear art institute glue and covered with the glitter and left to dry overnight.

When dry these were attached to the outside of the box and lid using Pinflair 3d glue. I cut out and layered more of the poinsettia to give a little dimension. Stamp and Emboss a tag using Honey Doo        stamp and add to the lid

I made three identical panels for the inside of the box by cutting the memory box distressed holiday collage from top left and bottom right of pearlescent paper cut to size. I then part stamped the  heartfelt Sparkling poinsettia Swirl  with versamark embossing ink in top right and bottom left corner of the panel then and embossed with wow silver embossing powder. To apply ink to part of the stamp I cover the part not needed wih a piece of copy paper.

I then matted and layered on to silver card. I then used same technique as above to make flowers and added them to the centre of each panel. I made greeting tags for each panel using Honey Doo stamp Seasons Greeting stamps.
For the back panel I stamped and Embossed the Penny Black Snowy Hamlet stamp, then matted and layered on to silver card. 

I then cut out brackets using the Distressed Holliday Collage die. I cut around the edges leaving tags to stick to them to the box. I stuck the tags to the back and base of the box as shown (sorry no original photos so example used) to prevent it falling back. I then placed the side and back panels in place to cover the  tags.

The Chapel was made from the Spellbinders Guilded life Beacon Street Life Chapel. I cut out the components using the die then I used double sided glue sheets to apply Glitter to all of the roof parts. I joined the pieces together to form the chapel and placed some coloured velum inside the windows to give a stained glass effect. I placed this on to the coaster on the front side only to allow a flameless tea light to be placed inside.

I then used viva glitter-paste to add a snowy effect to the coaster. leave overnight to set then this can be glued to the inside of the box.

Your box is now complete.

Everything I used is available from Oyster Stamps

I do hope you have enjoyed taking part in the Oyster stamp Blog hop. The winners of the prizes will be published on each of the blogs in due course.

Good look and thank you for taking the time to look through all of the blogs. I think you will agree we have some very talented designers on the Oyster Design Team.

Take Care


Complete list for blog hop if you missed any

Neet Saturday 29th August
Pam Sunday 30th August
Martine Monday 31st August (  YOU ARE HERE)
Hellen Tuesday 1st September
Margot Wednesday 2nd September
Andy Thursday 3rd September
Eileen Friday 4th September
Marianne Saturday 5th September
Kerry Sunday 6th September
Barbara Monday 7th September
Theresa Tuesday 8th September
Zoe Wednesday 9th September
Janet Thursday 10th September