Thursday, 23 October 2014

altered Box


Hi there everyone, We had some fabulous news that number three grandson, aged 10 years, has been selected to be School Captain for 2015!!  so I made this congrat's card for him, there is a mistake on this photo where on the bottom tag I spelt SOAR as SOUR, this tag has been replaced with the correct spelling, but it went into the envelope and was posted before I took another photo of it!!!  slack Nana!!!   any way this card was made with Graphic 45 papers and a tag die, the smallest and a Cheery Lynn corner die, I just love this die, steampunk style just right for a boy, and the spellbinders banner die, and the star is am mpress die, the largest star, and shaded with scattered straw Tim Holtz mini ink pad, and an old letter die for the letters.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Layer It

Hi Everyone, Here is a card I made today to enter into Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge No 18 "Layer It", I had fun making this card using a plain white card stock for the background, and I dry embossed it with a Darice Embossing Folder "Sheet Music", and shaded around the edges with Memento Ink Pad, "Lady Bug", I used a paper Doily from the Grocery Store and also shaded it with "Lady Bug", I cut out a white clock with Tim Holtz "Weathered Clock", which I have had for a very long time, I shaded it with Memento Ink Pad "Cottage Ivy", and I found some Christmas Tickets in my stash, they were the last and had been there for ages, I used some red & white Christmas Paper and made a flag and some green ribbon which I tied in a bow, three little diamonte gems to the top right hand corner and some silver stars set in threes on the card, which I think finished it off.   I am entering this into the Challenge No 18,

Sunday, 19 October 2014


Hi there everyone, it is a bit cool today, just the type of day to stay inside at your craft table.   I am not very good at "make one layer card" or "Clean and simple" as they are also known, but I wanted to enter a card in the 52 Christmas (card) throwdown, October recipe Challenge of "Make a One Layer Card",, and used a plain white card stock for the card base and used one blueprint stamps from Tom Holtz, and Stampers Anonymous, the dear little snowman, I only inked the stamp to get the figure of the snowman, in Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black, and emphasised it with Faber-Castille water colour pencils, using the black and green and red, plus orange for the carrot nose, I used a blue to shade the background and used water to blend it,  I used Memento Ink Pad Bahama Blue for the varios snowflakes that I took of a couple of old stamps that I have had for ages and don't know who the manufacture was, also the Joy was one of the stamps in one of those un-named sets, and I used one of the red pencils for the lines on the two corners.  Hope you all like it, I thought it was just a little bit different!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Good Times

Hi there, here I am again with another card today, this card has a red card base and I used watercolour paper to splash various water colours on the background and used a Dylusions stencil with Memento Ink pad to colour the small leaves that I felt would be good for this card as I was also using an mpress nesting dies "leaves" to cut out these leaves in various autumn colours, from my scrap basket, and I used a Die Namics die for the "Good Times" sentiment,   I am entering this into the Craftroom Challenge "make your own background"

Silent Night

Hi there everyone, here is my card today to enter in the Merry Monday Christmas Challence #130 = "Silent Night", I used a white cardstock for the base of the card and used dark blue glitter card for the night sky, and a skyline cutting die from Die-namics, this is one of my favourite cutting dies, it is very versatile, and I used a Kaisercraft stamp, Santa and his sleigh  from the "Tis the Season" collection and white embossed it with Ranger White Embossing Powder.  I am happy with the way this card turned out and hope you are too!!!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Pink Halloween

Hi everyone, it is a bit cool here and we are having heavy rains, just the thing to stay inside and play with paper.   I utilised this time to make this pink Halloween card.   I used black cardstock and plain copy paper sprayed with Dylusions Ink Spray, Bubblegum Pink,   I used a memory box spider web and a cheery lynn corner also cut from black cardstock and the spider I  think is a cheery lynn.   I used a sticker for the druggist sign which I raised on dimensional tape, I used Ranger Pumice Stone ink pad to stamp the bottles with a stamp that I got at a garage sale with no label, I think it could be either a Hampton Art or a Stampers Anonymous.  The gears are all Cheery Lynn.   On the inside I used a Tim Holtz On The Edge cutting die, Iron fence, and cut it from the off cut of pink paper that I had used on the front of the card and the stamps I used are in the same set as the bottles, and I used Ranger Embossing Powder, Silver, to heat emboss the images.   I will use an embossing pen and the silver pen to write my message. The inspiration for this
card came from Emma at That's Life, thanks