Thursday, 29 December 2016

Tim holtz snowflakes

A wee treat (to myself .....of course) was these tim holtz snowflakes dies - same technique as in my post Dated 1st Dec 2016 - just smaller .These dies are really lovely - there are 14 of them in the set - and I made a stack of dies and got masses of cards made - happy days...................😅

male 60th

I made this card for our friend who has just turned 60 - I used a square card 15cm x15cms - I die cut a stitched square ,Then luckily managed to position the "sunburst" die centrally - and mounted it on to glitter card -The 60 was die cut from card which I had coated in tonic sparkle dust ( which I absolutely love )
I do find male cards SO difficult .........

Happy New year to you all x

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

thank you Card

2nd post today - I didn't want to end today (winter solstice )on a sympathy card  so this was a thank you card I made - My lovely friend treated me to afternoon tea for her birthday - yes that's right treated ME on HER birthday - now that's an amazing friend -lol
I did try to pay  but she would not allow it - I felt very honoured and I can tell you I even had a doggy bag ! I was eating cakes for days .........

Back to the card - I masked off (I love masking ) the card blended the D,inks and then stamped the butterfly in Delicata gold - the butterfly is very shimmery -the photos do not show this at all ,sadly .

I hope everyone is prepared for Christmas - Have a fab crafting day x


Sadly I had to make another sympathy card - so sad at this time of year
I masked off the side of my card blended some distress inks and then stamped a Tim Holtz wildflower in black ,the sentiment is a visible images stamp,

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Card-io Christmas -Less Is More #305

I thought I would enter Less is More #305 this week the theme being Primary Colours (red /yellow/blue)
So it the moment it has to be a Christmas theme  for me - too many cards to make .......

the Stamps are lovely Card-io ,and colours from the challenge that I have used are the blue and yellow 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Casology -Space

The theme for Casology is space - and there is quite a variety of ideas from the designers . I am still making christmas cards - and I need them to be quick and simple now !So I have gone with the lots of white space theme .So I am entering this card in the challenge.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

one layer card-Stencils

This is a stencil in which I used stencil brushes to lightly add the blue ink ,Once it was dry I then got a cling stamp with script writing -I didn't mount it and then stamped over the stencil .I really liked the effect -What do you think ?

I managed to make a few quite quickly, some in blue and some in brown with the script stamped with delicata gold ink - which got caught on the edge of the stencil which gave an amazing shimmer to the next few cards-sadly the photos don't show this.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Snowflake sparkle

tonic nuvo sparkle dust
I read Michelle Shorts blog
all the time and she makes the most amazing cards .Anyway she made this snowflake card and I thought I would have a go - and I'm really pleased with how it turned out .
Please visit this link to see how she made hers and so much better than me - I cannot remember what brand the star is nor the square dies sorry .I love this sparkle dust - its amazing.

She costs me a fortune - and she is so helpful and encouraging -please visit her blog .