Saturday, 31 January 2015


For this card I used an Indiglblu stamp with some gilding flakes on a Spellbinder Die cut for the central topper. The flowers were made with some Dreemees flower stamps and coloured with Adirondack Mountain rose, with a turquoise gem in the centre, and the foliage coloured with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

This is another background I created myself this time by stamping the swirls from the main stamp randomly around with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink onto a piece of card which has first been coloured with Adirondack Mountain Rose and then finished with Peacock Feathers around the edges.

Thank you for looking, your comments are very welcome.

I am entering this into the following challanges:

Allsorts - Flower Power
The Crafter's Cafe - Make your own background
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challege - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Things with Wings

Well here we are nearly at the end of January and this is my first post of 2015, but I haven't been idle, far from it, and I've even managed to make a few cards, in fact I have quite a few birthdays to make cards for around the beginning of the year.  My New Year's resolution - to try out more techniques and varied types of craft.  I've already finished a baby scrapbook of my Granddaughter's first year (she's 3 now) and I've a huge pile of photos ready to scrapbook.

On the technique side this is my first attempt at making a background using cling film spritzed with water on top of a piece of coated Clarity Card brayered over with Adirondack inks in lettuce and stonewash blue.  This is something I've seen done on the TV before but was reminded of it I think on Barbara Gray's blog recently.  Moving the wet cling film around on top of the ink leaves some lovely patterns once dry.

I used the top strip to stamped the Clarity Celebration stamp,first time I've used this.  On the remainder of the card I stamped the line of trees club stamp and some foliage from the garden and birdhouse set around the edges. I stamped the blooming corner and border onto Theuver card, colouring and cutting out to create a 3 sided frame and mounted this onto the background with dimensional glue to give a 3D effect and hopefully the impression that bird feeder is hanging from it.  The little blue tits are stamped separately, coloured with Promarkers, cut out and covered with glossy accents before I added them to the scene along with the little bees and ladybird. Both pieces of the picture are mounted onto some dark green card.

I hope you like the finished card, your comments will be very welcome.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Clarity Blog Challenge- things with wings
Country View Challenge - Use something new -( this is a new tequnique to me)
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Things with wings