Saturday, 31 January 2009

Cherish card

A simple card this time, because I was playing with my Bug again, this time using the Cherish sizzlets alphabet. I cut out the Happy Birthday and then made the card around that. I used another piece of the Creative Imaginations paper, and one of my new swirls stamps, available from my website , stamped in Fired brick distress ink. The edges of the card were then distressed using the same distress ink pad.

Friday, 30 January 2009

A4 card

Well, this is my first attempt at an A4 card! I had to make a large card, because I wanted to use the barbed wire and ivy design, which is my latest tattoo design. This one is actually a fraction smaller than the actual tattoo. I made a panel for the card, using a fabulous piece of Creative Imaginations paper, edged with peel offs. I then coloured the tattoo design with prismacolor pencils, cut it out, (very fiddly) and mounted it onto the card. I added some glitter where the excess glue was. The edges of the card were coloured using distress inks. I then cut the lettering out using my Cuttlebug and "Endless Love" Sizzlets alphabet dies. I drew black shadows around the letters, once they had been adhered to the card.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Step outside your box.....................

The challenge this week on Step outside your box Saturdays this week is written flourishes allowed! I have written the word harmony on an ATC, using harmoniuous colours! Rather has the feeling of one of those Zen gardens I thought.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Something different.............

Not much to say about this really..........a friend asked me to do a painting of a pied here it is!

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Gothic Arch challenge

This weeks challenge on Gothic Arches this week is I have taken the plunge and made my first ever gothic arch! I used somefabulous Bo Bunny paper, and drew the barbed wire on freehand. I then stamped my own design rose and dragon stamps and mounted them on. Highlighting has been done with a sumogrip pencil and white gel pen. I then wrote the words and blackened the edge with a galaxy marker to finish off.

Small world of Inchies and twinchies

This weeks challenge on Small world of Inchies and Twinchies is I have made an ultra simple inchie, using blue holographic card. I debossed a dolphin, bubbles and word freehand, and then rubbed silver pen into the debossing!

Art Creations Friday challenge no. 8

I have actually made a skinny for the Art Creations Friday Challenge I printed the lovely background image and stamped my own design rose and swirl stamps. I used distress ink round the edges, added a die cut butterfly and some chipboard words.

Monday, 12 January 2009

Animal ATCs

The theme for the Rubber stamped ATC swap on Craft Swap Forum is animals, so these are what I have come up with. They are stamped using my own design stamps and Tim Holtz Distress inks.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Winter Moo

The challenge on Make a moo or two this week is Winter is my interpretation, I have used one of my own stamp designs, embossed with white powder and then details added by hand. The edges have been finished with a silver Krylon pen.


Having had my arm twisted to participate in the moo swap on CSF, I have been playing, and made these moos. The top row are actually silver holographic card, with silver peel offs and flowers which have been debossed with a scribing tool. The others have been done with my painted flowers and my dragon stamp, again finished off with peel offs.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Anything goes.................

The "Anything Goes" Challenge on CSF this week involves using black, white and one other colour..........I have chosen gold. I have again used my "bug" it! The card is finished with peel offs and painted flowers.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Cuttlebug birthday card

I have today been playing with the new alphabet dies that I was given for Christmas, and I have made this birthday card. It has been finished of with peel offs, flowers that I cut, by hand, out of some paper that I had coloured with alchohol inks, and my usual painted flowers.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Retriever card

Another card, using one of my dog stamps. I have also played with my cutttlebug to cut the letters for the greeting. The card has again been edged using the Multi Shaper punch.

GSD card

I've used another of my stamps for this card, the German Shepherd Dog from my dog plate, again simply matted and the card finished off using peel offs and the Multi shaper punch.