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Wednesday 31 October 2012

Colouring with Distress Inks

Now a few months ago I only has 2 distress inks pads, today I have 13, seems they have become a staple item to my crafting. I know I'm a little behind the times but they frightened me I saw all the amazing results other people got with them and thought there was no way I could do the same but slowly I have gained more confidence with them and now use them on most of my cards
I bought this stamp with some birthday money and thought I would have a go at colouring it with my distress inks. I stamped the image in Memento Rich Cocoa onto some Kraft card.
I used a water brush and a piece of laminated card ( or if you have one a craft sheet), I pressed the ink pad onto the laminated card and then used my water brush to put some water onto the ink and started to colour. I've found it best to start off pale as you can always add more colour, the more water the paler the colour. For this image I used the following distress ink colours Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Weathered Wood, Brushed Corduroy & Festive Berries
Here's the finished card I have inked the edges of the Kraft using the blending tool with Brushed Corduroy ( it doesn't look so dark in real life) and then simply mounted it onto some dark brown card, stamped Happy Birthday in Memento and stapled a piece of jute across the card.

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Halloween ATC's

 Another quick post from me as I have so much to catch up on this time some halloween ATC's that I made fro a swap on facebook.
Image is from Sampfairy , paper is from a digi pack from Rieka_Rafita and the word art is from Jak Heath. I've added some crackle accents around the edges and on the wordart. 

 Image is from Dustin Pike covered in black glitter glue and glossy accents, papers are digi ones from Bearly Mine and I've added crackle accents to the edges again.
Not sure where this image is from reminds me of a Meljen's digi, the paper is the same as above from Bearly Mine and the word art is anothe of Jak Heaths freebies. I covered the spider with glossy accents and used black glitter glue on the web and crackle accents arounf the edges. 

Monday 29 October 2012

Recipe time at Incy Wincy

Good morning it's time for another challenge over at Incy Wincy and this time we have a recipe for you.
Recipe - 4 different papers, 3 brads, 2 ribbons and 1 image.
and we have two fantastic sponsors this week first up is my lovely teamie Nikki with her digtal stamp company Limited Runs and also Fantastic Ribbons .
I apologise for the state of my photos but I was running late with my card this week and the weather was horrible outside so there was no natrual light to take the photos in. I have used another offcut of card to make this cute little card, the papers are from Dovecraft Back to Basics pad, and I have paper pierced the image to get my other 3 papers in for the recipe. I've added a double layer of ribbon along the card secured with 3 brads and a little happy birthday tag from Craftwork cards.

Sunday 28 October 2012

Some more cards

More cards from my recent order.
card above ( I promise in real life the flowers are white but the camera decided they should be yellow lol)
Image - LOTV die cut
Papers - embossed white card
Image - Raindrop Echo
Papers - Embossed white card
 Image - die cut Kenny K
Papers - Papermania 

 Image - Inkadinkado stamp
Papers - Basic Grey Oliver
Image - Desert Diva
Papers - MME Lime Twist Out Of The Blue

Friday 26 October 2012

Picture Heavy post

As many of you will know I have been busy with lots of card orders recently one of the main orders was for a new residential home who asked me to make Welcome cards for all the new residents, thank you cards for thier neighbours and also to supply the little shop in the home with cards. Rather than post the cards individually I thought I would post a few at a time.
A selection of female cards today the card above uses a Lilli of the Valley square and papers from Papermania.
 Image - LOTV die cut
Papers - Echo Park So Happy Together
 Image - LOTV die cut
Papers - First Edition (Dreamcatcher pad?)

Image - Circus Tilda
Papers - First Edition (Spring pad?)

Image -  Paris shoppin spree - Paper Craft Kits
Papers - Paper Cellar Wedding pad

Monday 22 October 2012

Wheels at Incy Wincy

This week our challenge at Incy Wincy is
Things With Wheels
Our sponsor this week is
 Another quick and simple card from me, I've used a diecut image from LOTV and added some glossy accents to the paint work on the car and some Aleenes glitter snow on the sponge and the bucket as the soap suds.

I've used up some more old papers on this card this time from Basic Grey Oliver pad.


Friday 19 October 2012

Halloween card

Mark took my box of cards into work a few days ago and one of the ladies saw the halloween cards I had made last year( and probably the year before to) and wanted to buy them plus another one so here's the new one that I made. I've used this cute little witch from Stamp Fairy and papers from Bearly Mine and the sentiment is from my teamie at Incy Wincy the lovely Nikki who runs Limited Runs.

Thursday 18 October 2012

Birthdays At S J Crafts

 Time for a new challenge at S J Crafts and this month Sarah has choosen
Birthday's with the added extra of either circles or ovals.
No I have taken the circle them to the extreme and used a circular card blank, paper with spot's ( there circular right?) Cut a circular frame and made flowers from circles. I have used this pretty fairy from Wee Stamps again bus she is just so sweet and a dream to colour. I've used promarkers to colour her and lots of stickles to give her wings some fairy sparkle. Around the edge of the image I think you can just see I used Tattered Rose distress inks to give a pink glow.
I made my flowers by cutting circles out with my dies  and scrunching them up. Once opened back up I used 4 circles for each flower and pined them together with some brads. The DP on the card and the flowers is from MME Nostalgia pad ( Which Sarah has in the shop for a bargin price of only £4 I love this pad and it is perfect for both male and female cards have a look at my post here)  
 A sideways shot to show you the inside s decorated to more circles !! Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and see the gorgeous pages the other girls made  for the challenge blog and if you haven't visited Sarahs shop for a while go and have a look lots of new goodies and a few changes to the website including a email me when it's back in stock service which is great for those things you need! that are out of stock at the moment.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I ♥ Promarkers - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Charming
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Make Your Own Embellishments
Top Tip Tuesday - Things With Wings

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Football Card

I been busy making some cards to go into the shop at the rest gome Mark is working at so I'm going to be blogging a few quick cards over the next few days starting with this one.
I've used a pre coloured Kenny K image for this football card, the football papers are scraps left over from the football card I made a few weeks ago, they are from an old papermania pad. I've embossed the white card on my cuttlebug and added a Craftwork cards sentiment and a few red card candy.

The inside decorated to match using some more scraps.

Monday 15 October 2012

Incy Wincy - Sketch

This weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is a Sketch -
And we are sponsored by Pink Gem.
I have used a cute digi from them |I choose to use the pre- coloured image as I'm a bit short of time at the moment. I used some scraps of paper from Echo Park - A Boys Life and teamed tem with some Kraft Card. As you can see below I decorated the inside to match.

Wednesday 10 October 2012


This card was a commissioned one and the customer wanted a girly birthday card, I've used this gorgeous image from Delicious Doodles coloured her with my promarkers and decoupaged the roses. 
The papers are from Pink Petticoat they were a freebie with a magazine. Sideways view below where you can just see that I have decorated the inside.

Monday 8 October 2012

Anything Goes at Incy Wincy

 This weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is
Anything Goes
and we are sponsored by
I have used this cute panda from them, I love the fact that most of there digi's come with a background and a pre coloured image which really helps when your in a rush. I've used the pre coloured verion and the background on my card, I printed several copies of the panda so I could decoupage him. I kept the rest of the card really simple so I could show off the cute image, and just embossed the panel on the front and added some flat backed pearls and a couple of little flowers. The sentiment is from craftwork cards an is hel in place with a brad.

You can see the decoupage layers in this photo and also a glimpse of the inside.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sweet N Sassy - Tic Tac Toe (flowers / diecuts/ brads)
Totally Papercrafts - Let's see those shapes