Tuesday, 23 February 2010

I am moving on from Spring to Swing !!

I used alcohol inks and blending solution to cover the base of the card. I printed off the Deco Follies digi stamp and coloured with pro markers and sakura gel pens. Mounted it on gold mirri board and centred on the card. Added a few punched butterflies and peel offs.
Thank you for looking ...

Monday, 22 February 2010

Spring card - I made this for another challenge and also for my step daughter's birthday

Hope you like it ... I made this while it was snowing so roll on Spring !!
The card is totally digital. Everything came off my puter. The butterfly was made slightly larger to the one printed on the background. I stuck it on top and attached with sticky tags. I heat embossed is 3 times to make it nice n shiny. The sentiment was put on with safmat.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

white on white .... well almost lol

I am on a roll with the quick and easies ...
Have a card sale coming up on Saturday so I am doggedly churning them out
I quite like this one ...  it is 'stylish'  (thanks Marion) for that term  :)  xx

Cute as a button ....

I have been through the button tin.... as if I havent got enough accessories I then resort to the button tin...... hmmmm

What do you think ? rather plain but I didnt feel like going mad ..... if you know what I mean I was cooking tea at the time and wanted to do something simple but effective. I hope its effective  :)

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Make a medallion out of a corner punch !!

This is really kewl
Yes you can make a circular medallion out of one of your corner punches
and its easy peasy
Look at this made in minutes.....

Obviously the more corner punches you have the more
patterns you can have... this is the first one I tried
and just stuck it on a card for you to see ...
here is the link to the tutorial:

Friday, 12 February 2010

Baby Wipe card ... lol

The card on the left - the background to the butterfly was made with a baby wipe. Just fold your bw into 4 and put drops of ink along one folded edge with reinkers or whatever inks you have ... I didnt have reinkers so used alcohol inks) and smear the edge of your bw across your card. I then stamped the butterfly and coloured with sakura gel pens. Matted onto white cs which had been embossed on cuttlebug. Added a bit of stickles and punched my corners.
The card on the right - was printed from a My Craft Studio cd, the corners were punched and then I sponged with color box and distress ink around the edge of the base card. Printed off a sentiment and layered on top.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

How to make your own Flower Soft .....

I came across a video today on how to make your own flower soft
If you like that sort of thing this is great and will save you a fortune
I have never tried flower soft but do think it would be a nice
commodity to use on christmas cards ....  might have a go when the time is right
If however you are a Flower Soft fan...... then this is for you :)
Get stuck in heheheheeeeee
Let me know what you thought, better still did you try it and leave a link to your project .....
I got this link from a great little group called Hobby Crafters there is a link to the group on my fave places if you would like to join us ......

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Spring fold card

I have always wanted to make one of these designs, but they looked so complicated. Guess what they dead easy peasy !!!   lol
Here is the tutorial that I used:   http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/spring_card/
and here is my card ....  do have a go if you havent already  :)

Monday, 8 February 2010

Ssshhhh..... it s a secret

This is Hubby's Valentine Card finished it today so now I can hide it heheheee
Gatefold card on white cs. Silver mirri board at the back. 3 square apertures to the right front. Red mirri board and a peel off to the left hand side. Mounted three cuttlebug hearts in the apertures made with nestability. I then covered those hearts with some shrink plastic hearts that I made and glittered to add more of a 3D affect in the apertures. There is also one at the top right of the card. Stamped I Love You message.

My Design for Digi Stamp Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

This is my first Design Team Card that I have made for Crafty Cardmakers. The design they chose was Digital Stamps.
I downloaded the digi stamp from Fred She Said Designs and layered together. Fixed the digi stamp to white cs which I had previously scored twice and placed green cs between the score lines. Printed off a sentiment from Word and layered this onto mirri board and matching green cs. Added some gems !! Rounded my corners with a corner punch.
Hope you like it ......

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Shrink hearts - Valentine on overload

I wanted to make some phone/purse charms and also some embellishments for hubby's valentine card so reached for a nestability heart and cut some out on shrinkies paper (clear)
Punched a hole in the ones for the charms and stamped with versamark. Covered them on one side in embossing powder and heated with heat gun. With them being clear the embossing powder shows through on both sides.
Made quite a few charms and then a few more without the punched hole for the valentine card....
Here they are ....

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

I have been downloading incire patterns for my SCAL/Cricut

and I ended up with bookmarks !!    lol
I have downloaded some Incire Patterns off the net to use with SCAL programme on my Cricut and decided to make some bookmarks with them. I added some peel offs and tassels and was quite pleased with results.... love my Cricut !!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Quick and easy card !!

This is a very simple and quick card to make
Score lines either up  down or across your card depending
on the size and shape of your card.  Mat some paper inbetween the score lines.
Then I added a stamped sentiment on shapes made on the cuttlebug.
oooh and added a bit of ribbon !!  lol
Made in minutes .....

Monday, 1 February 2010

altered tin notebook

So here I am still on the theme of notebooks or notepads whatever you want to call them.
I bought a few of the tin notebooks in the january sales, you know the sort they have a thin metal cover usually a gold colour, but very flat and bland ...
So I decided to try and jazz one of them up. I used Adirondak Alcohol Inks and a blender mixed up my inks and began to podge all over until I had the desired effect.
Left the inks to dry which didnt take long just a few minutes. Then stuck on the butterfly embellishment and a gem ...
Certainly looks brighter than when I bought it .....  lol