Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter....

Happy Easter everyone, I hope the Easter bunnie left lots of chocolate, he certainly didn't forget our house!!! Lily & David are downstairs now snacking on chocolate and making dinner out of playdoh. I probably should mention lily is 4.

Weather outside is lovely, it's not raining or snowing. Must go for a walk later. Well hope you are all well this morning, enjoy your Easter Sunday wherever you are and what ever you're doing. Hope it's with your loved ones :-)

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Spring.... Really

Godness gracious what is the weather doing. Woke up this week to snow and its freezing...but thankfully the sun has come out now, so fingers crossed its here to stay...

Well I did get some crafting done this week... There are a lot of family and friends birthdays this week. Plus there will be new challenges and of course the clarity ATCs

Clarity all along the byway
I distressed the edges and then stamped the dandelions in imperial blue, and then 2nd gen inked them around the edges. To give the effect of the pollen floating away I used liquid pearls white opal. 

Friday, 15 March 2013

Inspiring March....Clarity ATC

Never Mind, March

Never mind, March, we know
When you blow
You’re not really mad
Or angry, or bad;
You’re only blowing the winter away
To get the world ready for April and May.

Found this poem on the net, but not sure who wrote it. So the theme for march was inpiration. Hmmmm how do you capture that on 2.5" x 3.5" 

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Fairy tales & Castles..

Hi everyone, can you believe how cold it is.... Brrrrrrr it's march hopefully the weather gets warmer soon. Are you all set for St. Patricks Day? It's lovely to see all the green, and the shamrock is
 out and always looks lovely. So here is my entry for the Lavinia Challenge. Hope you like it.

I started off with the leaves and then I stamped the castle. Then I added in the hills under the castle. I used the tree stamp to add some grass tuffets. Then I matted and layered the card onto pink and purple papers. Then I added some candidate and a craftwork card flower. 

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Mother's Day - March 10th

For all the Mum's out there, here are two cards I've made, one for my Mum and one for my hubby's Mum.

for David's Mum

Variation on a theme for both cards! The lily was made using Tonic Studios, Lily Die and Card, really nice to use and so easy to put together but i love the look of these. For my Mums card I used the Brambly Rose Fabric Stamp Set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry on the square mat. Then I used one of Tonic Studios circle dies to make the Mother's day Embellishment. And I finished it off with a torn strip of card and some card candi. On David's Mums card I used a Green square card background and on the circle tonic studio die cut i stamped the brambly rose on to it. And of course i had to add some glitter :-)

for my Mum

Pinch punch 1st of the month... Claritystamps first challenge

Ok so I know it has been a while, but here is my entry for the clarity stamp blog challenge. Anything goes. I started off using the joy to the world stamp... But the card just didn't work out as I had hoped it would so after a while of looking at a blank page I ended up with this.

First of all I started with the message scroll, I stamped this in place and then masked it off. Then, I masked off the frame and stamped the tree in black onxy (versa fine ink) and coloured it in using promarkers.
For the grass & sky i used a brayer to build up some layers. The moon mask was put in after I stamped the tree but before i brayered (is that even a word... but you know what i mean) the sky.

Using the ornate clever corner i stamped to create an ornate frame, stamping in the ink on the splodgemat used for the grass and the sky. I absolutely love using flitterglu from Indigo Blu so used this around the edge and the green background card.

To finish it off I matted and layered on to White card (with a green promarker edged finish) and then onto a Green card which I had added some guilding flakes to. There is also the image of the Large Pear Tree stamped on the green card and covered in Mica powders.

Stamps Used:
Large Pear Tree
Ornate Corner
Artist Set
To the World... (love this message)