24 November 2014

Paper Pieced Robin

For today's post I thought I'd give you all a break from the Aquatint overload and share a cute woodware robin stamp which I paper pieced! 
Isn't he Tweet :)  (terrible pun intended...)

And a view from a jaunty angle, just because...

Recipe:
Woodware Robin and Sentiment Stamp 
Krafty Christmas Papers
Copics
Glossy accents
Christmassy Button and Twine from stash.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

1. Divas by Design - Let it snow
2. Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes
3. Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
4. Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe - Furry friends
5. Crafty Catz - Winter
6. Delicious Doodles - Traditional Xmas
7. Wags 'n Whiskers - Add some leaves
8. Jellypark Challenges - Festive
9. Craft Your Passion - Baby it's cold outside
10. Cutie Pie Challenge - Festive Furry Friends
11. Scrappers' Delights - Anything goes/Traditional Xmas


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23 November 2014

Colourful Christmas with yet more Aquatints!

Another Aquatint card from me today!
I love the way they work and am so pleased I have them in my life!

Colourful Christmas with yet more Aquatints!
 For this card I used the Pastel set and made a Purple, Blue and Green gradient. When it was dry I stamped a Woodware Christmas Tree and sentiment before adding lots of sparkle to the stars and blue gems in each corner.

Colourful Christmas with yet more Aquatints!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Clean and Simple
Allsorts - No Designer paper
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything goes

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21 November 2014

Sketch Saturday DT Call

Hi, I'm Gem, I live in the UK with my husband and our beautiful daughter who is almost 2 and getting more amazing by the day :)

I have been cardmaking for about 6 years now (gosh has it really been that long??!) and still enjoy it as much as ever. I have always been crafty and also do cross stitch, dressmaking, knitting, crochet and dabble in many other things!

I would love to join the team at Sketch Saturday to broaden my skill set as I haven't yet been on a purely Sketch Based Challenge Design Team, and would relish the opportunity to help inspire the challenge participants.

I am currently on the Design Team for Craftstyle Products, (making samples for their shows on Create and Craft TV) and in the past I have designed for a large variety of teams including Charisma Cardz, Sassy Stamps, Crafty Sentiments, CRAFT challenge, AUD sentiments, I Did it Creations Challenge, Gingerloft, Craft Your Passion, Digistamps 4 Joy, and One Stitch at a Time.

Here are a few pics of what I feel represent my best work and varied style.

happy christmas card, bows, gelli plate, embossing powder

sassy stamps, flowers, promarkers, pearl heart, alice in wonderland

saturated canary, girl and dog, prismacolor pencils, lace, bows, pearls
saturated canary mermaid, prismacolour pencils, banner, hearts, gems, die cuts, ovals, bows, ribon
Christmas, Aquatint, Tree, Star, pearls, pastels
Birthday, scallops, card, pearls, ribbon, pastels, Clean and simple, CAS


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All Dressed Up - Abi the Ballerina

Another card from me featuring Abi the Ballerina from All Dressed Up designs! I am so loving their digis!!

All Dressed Up, Abi the Ballerina, Promarkers, Flexmarkers, flowers, gems, blue, CAS, Clean and simple

All Dressed Up, Abi the Ballerina, Promarkers, Flexmarkers, flowers, gems, blue, CAS, Clean and simple


She's coloured with Promarkers/Flexmarkers and I've kept this one super CAS :)
Flowers and Gems - from stash!
Flourish - Memory Box die
Sentiment - Craftwork cards.
I've also added stickles to her dress :)

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Aquatint Poinsettias

Evening all! 

I had a day off work today and I was baba free so I got a good crack on with Christmas cards! I managed 20 in all so I've got plenty of blog fodder to keep me going for a while ;)

I'm still loving my Spectrum Noir Aquatints, I made the background below using the Pastel set and spritzed it with glimmer mist before allowing to dry thoroughly.
Aquatint, poinsettias, spectrum noir
 I then spread a bit of the ink around on my blending mat and used my Indigoblu Poinsettia stamps to pick up the ink and stamped onto the background.

Aquatint, poinsettias, spectrum noir
I totally LOVE how this turned out and will definitely be trying to recreate this effect in different colours. My new Bright and Beautiful set of Aquatints have now arrived but I didn't use them today as I wanted to concentrate on getting as many cards made as possible and I knew I would just get too carried away if I opened them! Playing will be for another day :)
Aquatint, poinsettias, spectrum noir
I added a stamped woodware sentiment and red gems to the centre of each Poinsettia.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Love to Create - Christmas
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Clean and simple
Dream Valley Challenges - anything goes

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18 November 2014

Birthday Wishes

Evening all! 
I'm back with another creation, a nice girly birthday card, my favourite thing to make!

I used a stencil, and a stencilling brush to apply distress ink through to the card, added gems to the centre of each flower, and stamped a Woodware greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

That Craft Place - Anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes

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16 November 2014

Say it with Flowers

Evening all! I'm truly shattered, in the process of moving my craft room to another room of the house which is slightly bigger with the aim to being able to accommodate my sewing machines and a sewing table in there, as I currently have to sew on the kitchen table which is less than ideal every time we want to have a meal! So most of my spare time the past few days has involved packing, building furniture, and unpacking - my favourite part!

 I can now fit an Ikea Kallax (new name for Expedit) in the new room which will provide tonnes more storage and thus enable me to be sooooo much more tidy and organised! :)

So hopefully I will become more productive on all fronts ;)

I will post a tour when it's in some sort of presentable state!

Today I'm sharing a card I made back in the summer for an 80th birthday, you can't go wrong with something flowery for old ladies!


Recipe:

Image from Lili of the Valley Art Pad
Papers by Basic Grey
Corner die by Whimsy
Sentiment by Craftwork Cards
Embellishments from Stash

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