Thursday, 28 October 2010

Lavinia Stamps

I had a bit of a play yesterday with the vine and flower stamps from Lavinia Stamps and various Adirondack Dye ink pads. As the two cards are virtually the same I thought I may as well post both at the same time. Finished off with a couple of bits of coordinating ribbon and a few gems.
Nothing else to say about them really. Good fun to make though.
Thanks for looking. comments always welcome.

Tag It On Challenge #57 - As You Like It

TIO Challenge #57 - As You Like It - Sponsored by Crafty Individuals

Wasn't sure what theme to use for this one, but as I had recently bought some new dies I decided I would use them and a bit of metal, which is actually the inside of a tomato puree tube!)
I cut out the shapes them applied alcohol inks to them to age and distress. The hanger and plaques have all been coloured with Eco paints. The hanger was painted black then I painted copper over the black and stippled it with a plastic bag until I had the look I wanted. The plaques have been painted using the crackle effect and Eco paints. I then overstamped with a selection of stamps before applying the metal pieces. I fixed it all together with jump rings as I am hopeless with chain link and such like.
Thanks for looking and I welcome your comments.
Bye for now, Wanda

Friday, 22 October 2010

Crafters Companion SWALK Blog Hop

Crafters Companion 5th Birthday SWALK Blog Hop
The pick of the week this week on Create and Craft is the latest edition to the SWALK range. Set 2 promises to be just as good, if not better, than set 1. I didn't think I would want it - but I do!

Friday, 15 October 2010

Cute Christmas

Bah Humbug Challenge 39 - Cute

I made this card for the Bah Humbug challenge but forgot to post it! I really thought I had. Oh well, never mind, another one for my stash of christmas cards.
Needless to say, the stamp is messy rabbit, from Joanna Sheen. The row of pines is from Clarity, I forget where the script tree is from, the sentiment is from Dimension Fourth. The border has been punched using an EK Success punch, and the snowflake has been made using a nestie die. Gem and ribbon are from my stash.
Thanks for dropping by.

The Eyes Have It

I made this card for our daughter's 30th birthday which is today. She was really pleased with it. Like me she loves faces and eyes.
The stamp is from a plate from the Stamp Man - one of my many purchases at HSNW at Port Sunlight last weekend. The blue paper started life as qhite copy paper, sprayed with a glimmer mist, then scrunches up and opened out to dry. One the first attempt I learned that you need to punch the border before spraying, etc! The flowers, ribbon and gems are from my stash. The leaves were made using a MS punch.
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Tuesday, 12 October 2010


Rainbow Ladys Challenge 122 - Around the World

Hiya Folks,
Such a long time since I last entered a challenge - or anything, for that matter. I have been really busy for the past few weeks completely re-arranging my home. Still, it's all sorted now and I have just enjoyed a fabulous week with my good friend, Janet, who came to stay for the week. We went to HSNW at Port Sunlight on Saturday and I bought far too many new stamps (not!).
The washing machine has been on overdrive today catching up on all the washing I didn't do over the past week.
It was really good fun yesterday to work in my new craftroom with Janet and get a couple of challenges done. So without further ado, here is my entry for Rainbows latest challenge "Around the World". I have chosen France for my fat book page, pictured above. The background has been stippled with distress inks, then my main image and one word stamped with black versafine. The other images have been stamped with the same distress inks used for the stippling.
So that's it for now folks. I will try and get the other one posted tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by. All comments welcome.