Sunday, June 17, 2018

Alcohol Ink Background & My Favorite Things Father's Day Cards

Good Afternoon.  Footie is on so time for a quick post with a couple of Father's Day cards that I made.

A couple of weeks ago I had a play with alcohol inks and created a load of backgrounds so I've decided to use a couple of these for my Father's Day cards.  One in blue for my Dad and one in green for Martyn's Dad


The alcohol ink background has been mounted onto black card,


Dad has been cut using my ScanNcut.  I was after a script font that had little 'tails' on the uppercase letters so that they would weld nicely with the lower case and I found a font online called 'Candlelight' which was perfect for joining the letters together to get the effect I wanted.   I welded the letters in the Brother Canvas, cut it six times from silver card and glued three of them together for each card.


The sentiments are from the My Favorite Things All About Dad stamp set, stamped on black card and embossed in white.


A few drops of silver pearl 3D enamel effects to finish.

Loving the alcohol ink backgrounds and I still have a few left to use on future cards, thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon x

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Distress Oxides and My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms Birthday Card

Good morning all.  Are you having a good Saturday,  As well as a workathon week I now decide to go in on a Saturday.....another six hours of work today.....am I mad.....probably.

Todays card is another rainbow effect this time using Distress Oxides.


I stamped the My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms Stamp and embossed in white.  I then blended distress oxides over the top of the embossing starting with Candied Apple, then using Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet and blending together where they met to try to get a rainbow effect, followed by a spritz of water.

The birthday sentiment is chipboard from Make It Crafty.  I coloured the top layer with copics still trying to keep with the rainbow theme and I then embossed with clear ultra thick embossing enamel, the backing layer is coloured with a black copic marker.  The Happy sentiment is from an old wooden rubber stamp I have in my stash which stamped on black card and embossed in white.

A few sequins and a button to finish. 


Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon...

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Playing with Alcohol Inks and My Favorite Things Magical Unicorns.

Good morning all.  Are you having a good Tuesday.   I'm getting ready for a workathon, from today for the rest of the week I'm working a seven and a half hour day and then I'll be doing another two and a half hours overtime on top of that, so no time for crafting this week I'll definitely be too tired when I get home after my ten hour days....

Luckily I had sometime at the weekend to have play with my alcohol inks so over the coming weeks I have a few cards to share that I made with the results.  I've never really embraced alcohol inks so I thought it was time to give them a whirl instead of them just languishing in a drawer.


For this card I tried a technique that uses alcohol hand sanitiser along with the alcohol inks.

I coated glossy card with hand sanitiser and then added some drops of alcohol inks, I knew I wanted a rainbow effect so just used four colours and blended to get the other rainbow hues.  When the alcohol inks had been added just used my finger to mix them into the hand sanitiser and blended them where I wanted the orange & green then allowed to air dry (don't use a heat tool due to the fumes that it creates).

When it was dry I mounted it onto a 6"x4" card.  The unicorns are from the My Favorite Things Magical Unicorns set.  These were stamped with Memento London Fog ink and coloured with copics.   The sentiment was stamped and embossed in white.

Just a few dots of 3D liquid enamel effects to finish.


Bit of a change for me getting so messy but I quite liked it.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon....

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Crafty Calendar June Challenge - Sheepski Designs Three of Something


Good afternoon to all.  Hope you are having a great day, after some dodgy weather at the beginning of the week today hasn't turned out too bad.  It's been a couple of weeks since I posted.  I had a weeks holiday in Rhodes which was fab, but then it took me a couple of weeks to catch up with all of the jobs that needed doing.  All up to date for the moment.....

It's the first Saturday in June (Can someone tell me where the year has gone....how can it be June already) and we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Our theme this month is
THREE OF SOMETHING.



For my card I have used an image from this months sponsor Sheepski Designs called Flower Bouquet but instead of using the whole image I just printed part of it onto a piece of 5"x5" paper using my Laser printer and then foiled it with green decofoil and my laminator.

The image was then coloured with copic markers

The greeting is an digi stamp that I have (I don't think the company I had it from is still trading) which I also foiled in green.

My three of something is the three dots of 3D liquid enamel.



We are sponsored for this challenge by


Pop over to Crafty Calendar and join us in our THREE OF SOMETHING challenge and while you are there check out the gorgeous DT creations using other images from this months sponsor Sheepski Designs.

Now off to find something else to do while the England football match is on.
Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon....

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Crafty Calendar May Challenge - Things With Wings with All Dressed Up


Good morning all.  I hope you are having a good day,  The weather is improving slightly for the bank holiday weekend here in the UK, although I'll be missing it as I head to the airport in a couple of hours for a weeks holiday to Rhodes, hopefully the sun will be shining there as well.

It's the first Saturday in May and we have a new monthly challenge over
at Crafty CalendarOur theme for this month is
'Things With Wings'.



For my card I have used:
Flyaway Butterfly from All Dressed Up and this has been coloured with
watercolour pencils.
The DP's is from the Papermania Tilly Daydream paper pack.
Ribbon, butterflies and pearls from my stash.


We are sponsored for this challenge by:



and

http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com/index.php?main_page=index&zenid=m406c7p353sa6h1sicbu4nagk5


Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your Things With Wings projects and check out the gorgeous DT creations,

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my blog.  I'm now off to the airport so I'll see you in a weeks time after a rest and relax.  x

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Feel Better Soon card with Melonheadz Get Well Clip Art

Good morning all.  Happy Wednesday, I hope you are having a good one.  I have a card to share today that I made especially for my five year old niece who had a little accident last week when she fell over and broke her arm.  


I managed to find the perfect image for this card over at Melonheadz.
The image is Broken Arm Girl from the Get Well Clip Art Line Art Set which I coloured with Polychromos pencils.

My niece has an orange cast on her arm so the card started with the orange and pink chipboard frame and everything else was co-ordinated with this.

The Feel Better Soon sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Chit Chat stamp set.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon x

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Crafty Calendar April Challenge - Buttons or Bows with A Day for Daisies

Good morning all.  Hope you are well and having good day.  I was a bit under the weather all over Easter but I'm just starting to feel a little better so hopefully all the germs are leaving me now.

It's the first Saturday in April so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Our theme for this month is:
BUTTONS and/or BOWS.


For my card I have used
Ducks in a Row digital stamp from A Day For Daisies.
I printed the image and sentiment using my laser printer and then added gold Decofoil by running the image and a sheet of foil through my laminator so that the gold foil adheres to the laser ink.
I coloured the image with polychromos pencils.
I mounted the image on card and added a chipboard flower and a button centre.


I was having so much trouble trying to get a photo that showed that the image was foiled but eventually this one shows that it is actually gold.


We are sponsored for this challenge by A Day For Daisies

A Day For Daisies


Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your Buttons and/or Bows creations and also check out the gorgeous DT creations using other images from this months sponsor A Day For Daisies.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and I'll see you soon.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Happy Easter Card using Cottontail Cuties from Neat & Tangled

Good afternoon to all and a very happy Easter.
Have you got through all that chocolate yet?  I've resisted so far but may have to open an egg a bit later.

I have another Easter card to share today.  My first attempt of a slider card.  I did cheat a little by using an SVG file that I found on Lori Whitlock and my cricut.
I also made a little bunny gift bag with another SVG file...image and details below..


For my card I have used:
Cottontail Cuties stamp set from Neat & Tangled coloured with polychromos pencils and then cut with my Scan n Cut.
The card layout is an SVG file called Slider Card Easter Bunny from Lori Whitlock.  I just used the card layout sections & clouds from the SVG file and cut with my cricut,
I added the little girl image to the slider section  of the card and so when the tab is pulled she delivers an Easter carrot to the waiting bunny....



The Easter bunny box with goodies in for my niece was cut on my cricut using the Easter Bunny Tote SVG file from Lori Whitlock.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog an I'll see you soon x

Saturday, March 17, 2018

DigiStamp Boutique Easter Egg Bunny Easter Card

Good morning all.  I don't know what the weather is like where you are but here in the West Midlands it has been snowing!!!  

My card today is another Easter card, so although it still feels like winter I know spring is around the corner.

For todays card I have used:

Easter Egg Bunny from DigiStamp Boutique coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos
The eggs have all been covered with clear Wink of Stella so are nice and sparkly (although you can't tell on the photos)
The pink gingham paper is from Tiny Checks Brights paper pack from My Favorite Things.
The Hoppy Easter sentiment  stamped with versamark and embossed in white is from
the Simon Says Stamp Easter Greetings stamp set SSS101731
The paper flower border is from a paper frills pack by Doodlebug Design.
Have then just added pearls for the flower centres and a couple of sequins.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon x

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

DigiStamp Boutique Easter Louie Easter Card

Good morning.  I hope everyone is having a good day.  Just a quick post today to share my first Easter card of the year.   I got a bit carried away with the colouring so he does look like his fur could do with a haircut.


For this card I have used:
DigiStamp Boutique 'Easter Louie' coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.
The blue gingham check paper is from the Me to You Easter paper pack and the pink Easter paper is from the Papermania Easter Themes paper pack.
The Happy Easter sentiment  stamped with versamark and embossed in white is from
the Simon Says Stamp Easter Greetings stamp set SSS101731


Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon x