Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Happy Anniversary - Monochrome

A quick and easy card today.

The patterned paper is from Paper Cellar.  I've die cut some Marianne flowers and used  SB Fancy Framed Tags 2 for the sentiment which is a peel off coloured with a black marker as are the gems which were clear.  The finishing touch is a black ribbon bow.

I'm entering the following challenges:

Di's Digi Designs - Wedding/Anniversary/Cong.
One Stitch at a Time -  # 174 Anything Goes
One Stop Craft # 236 - Add flowers or ribbon
Crafting When we Can # 49 - Floral
Little Claires # 35- wedding/anniversary
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with handmade bow
Creative Creations - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Summery Best Wishes

Today, I've chosen this lovely stamp from Imagination Crafts.

I started with a scalloped blank square and some patterned paper from First Edition Hideaway and backed this onto plain orange card.  I stamped the image in Memento Rich Cocoa, coloured it in with Promarkers and backed it onto an orange mat die cut with SB Lacey Squares.  The sentiment (from the same stamp set) was also stamped in Rich Cocoa onto a die cut plain circle which I inked with orange whilst it was still in the die and mounted this onto a Lacey Circle die and added some orange gems . To balance the opposite corner, I tied a bow using yellow PM Capsule dotty ribbon with some punched and layered flowers and a yellow pearl brad through the centre.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Have a Great Day - Wellies

I thought this image was very appropriate for the weather today!.

It's a decoupaged image from the lovely Lucy Cromwell range.  The papers are from the same range and I've just added a Martha Stewart punched butterfly and a few gems.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Spots n Stripes Birthday

I've had a selection of these chipboard flowers in my stash for ages and I thought these bright colours from PM suited this flower perfectly.

All the papers are from the Brights collection, I've just used red backing card and done a dash border all around.  I've stamped a small Hunkydory flower in turquoise blue around the edge of the sentment topper and added a Glitterations greeting.  The flourish is from Cheery Lynn with PM Capsule polka dot buttons.  I've used this same layout with different colours of flowers and papers as can be seen below>
On the left one I've used First Edition Spring Feast papers, X Cut punched flowers with small glitterations dots for centres and a Kanban stamped sentiment. The one on the right has been made using First Edition J'Adore papers with red polka dot buttons.


Thursday, 18 July 2013

Floral Teacup

A pretty floral image today.  I love this Hunkdory stamp - overflowing with flowers.  

I've coloured it in with Promarkers and given the flower centres a bit of glitz with some glitter glue.  The papers are the beautiful PM Lucy Cromwell edged with Victorian Velvet Distress ink.  To continue with the floral theme, I dicut and layered a flower using Spellbinders Rose Creations dies and added a yellow pearl brad through the centre.  I tucked in a few Marianne dicut leaves and finished with a bow and a sentiment topper made with a  Woodware punch, Spellbinders die and a Kanban stamp once again using Victorian Velvet ink. 

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Fairy Wishes

Another topper and matching papers, this time from the PM Enchanted Fairies range.

I've inked all edges with purple ink and Promarker pen.  I embossed the plain purple panel with a Sheena Douglass Folder - the pattern was similar to the background paper- and layered some ric rac over the Martha Stewart punched border.  Lots of punched and layered flowers made with X Cut punches frame the toppers and the finishing touch is glitter on all the flowers.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Country Companions - Hedgehog

Today I've used a topper from the lovely Country Companions 'For Someone Special' range.  The papers all from here too.

I've used  scalloped blade scissors (couldn't find the right shaped oval die), Martha Stewart border punch and layered this with a PM spotty ribbon and then added lots of layered paper flowers and rose buds finished with glitter glue.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Orange Floral Delights

A flurry of orange today.  The stamp I've used is a PM one coloured with a combination of Promarkers and Whispers pens. The sentiment is from a Party Paws set.

The papers are from one of my all time favourites from First Edition,  Boho Chic.  I've inked the white edges with orange and green inks to soften them and glittered the centres of all flowers- punched and stamped - with glitter glue. The punches used are an X Cut border, Tonic and Woodware and a Spellbinders die.  I've finished with some green and orange gems.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

With Love - Floral Decoupage

One of my favourite decoupage images.

I've used some First Edition Floral Pavilion papers (all inked with a Promarker) and a Kanban sentiment stamp.  The punches used are a Tonic border and Woodware and some X Cut, Spellbinders and Marianne dies.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Lillibet - anyone nicer than you

Using a sentiment as the focal point instead of an image this time. 

The papers, doily and sentiment stamp are all from the new Lillibet range from Trimcraft.  I've just used a Martha Stewart border punch, some Spellbinders dies and added some Anita's ribbon and PM and Petaloo flowers from my stash and finished with some gems and a pearl.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

With Love - Baby Blue Tit

A cute little image from Hunkydory  coloured in with Promarkers.  The papers are all Dovecraft River Revels - used mainly because of the blue tits on the base layer and edged with brown marker pen.

The stamped sentiment is from the same set and the butterfly is from a Party Paws set.  I've finished with some blue ribbon and punched, layered and inked flowers (new X cut) with AB gems.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Spotty shoes

This is another stamp from this range by Crafters Companion and once again I coloured it in with Promarkers.

The papers are PM Spots n Stripes - nice and bright - and I've used a Martha Stewart border punch on the black mat.  I've embellished with some blue scalloped grosgrain ribbon to echo the blue stamped butterflies  and a couple of punched and layered butterflies (using the new X cut punches which punch beautifully - their best ones yet I think). Some glitter glue on the stamped flower and butterflies and gems on the punched ones finish the card.

Monday, 8 July 2013

A Special Wish

Another Bamboo card - I love this stamp which I've coloured in with Promarkers.

I've used Papermania Rose Garden papers and border; a Tonic border punch; X cut leaf punch and spellbinders dies for the sentiment and flowers (which I've inked, lined and glittered).  The flowers on the branch have also been finished with glitter glue.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Jumbo Flower

This is one of my favourite stamps - Zinnia from Stampendous Jumbo stamps.  I coloured it in with Promarkers to match the background  papers.

I've done this same layout in lots of different colours and using lots of different patterned papers - that was a lot of colouring! The samples featured are using First Edition papers -   Floral Pavilion and Rose Garden. A spellbinders die is the mat for the flowers and the sentiments are Hunkydory.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Wedding cake

A wedding card using a Kanban die-cut decoupage cake.

Once again I've used a heart doily and also a Marianne frame under the decoupage.  A blue organza bow and some peel offs for the corners and on the doily.  Tha paper is from a Kanban pad.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Ruby Anniversary

This card came about after a request for Ruby Ann. cards.  The topper is from a Kanban kit.

The doily under the topper is from Dovecraft and I've added a rose centred bow.  The top and bottom edges have been done with an EK border punch - one of my favourites - with gold mirri underneath.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Birthday Flowers

I've used a cute Bamboo stamp from Crafters Companion and coloured it in with Promarkers.

The papers I've used are First Edition New Bloom.  The stamped sentiment is from the same set and I've added ribbon and layered flowers punched with a Woodware punch with card candi centres.  The edges have been done with a Promarker pen and purple ink and the stamped toppers have been edged with glitter.