Monday, 22 August 2016

Falling Leaves

Here is a card made using the Clarity Stamps Maple Leaf set of leaves and sentiment.  For the centre I stamped all 3 sizes of leaves onto a piece of cream card with the help of a few masks and heat embossed the sentiment in the middle.

I then added a frame cut from brown card and stuck it to the cream card with 3D foam pads to give a raised effect.  The leaves on the frame have been individually stamped, coloured and cut out and attached with Pinflair gel. I used a variety of colours from the Distress ink and Adirondack ink ranges for the leaves and after cutting out I've gone round the edges of each leaf with some Gathered Twigs Distress ink.  I've just used the largest leaf with one or two of the middle size to fill in gaps and some dots of Stickles glue for a bit of sparkle. Finally I've matted onto a cream card base using Gathered Twigs Distress Inks around the edges.

Thanks for looking your comments will be very welcome.

I am entering this card into the following blog challenges

Clarity Stamp - Fussy Cutting
4 Crafty Chicks - Leaves

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Flip Flap Foto Folio

This is a project I've been planning to do for a while now and I've reached the stage where I can start to add photos.  Its a photo folio made following an online workshop by Dawn Macfie from Dawns Inspirations

I've made it for my 92 year old father who has been taking a trip down memory lane recently with a visit to the village where he lived as a small child.  I'm including photos of our visit and some historical ones I found on the internet.  He has dexterity problems so I am hoping he will find the folio easy to look at.

I used craft card for the base of the book and covered with patterned papers with a nature theme from Be Creative which I found at the last craft show I went to.

So here we have the front page which I've decoupaged and used Pewter gilding wax on the leaves and flower on the top right hand side.  Its fairly muted colours so not too easy to see.

The folio opens ;up inside into a number of areas for adding photographs as you can see from the pictures below.  This is the center with pockets for photo mats on one side and waterfall mats on the other.

I hope you can get an idea of the folio from these pictures.

Thanks for looking your comments will be very welcome;

I am entering this into the following blog challenge:
Crafty Boots - Anything but a card

Monday, 15 August 2016


This is another bird from the Clarity Stamp range, Kingfisher this time coloured with Promarkers as they seem to give the most vivid result.

For the background I put some Distress Inks onto a piece of card (peacock feathers and squeezed lemonade I believe I used) then spritzed water onto clingfilm and squidged it around on the card.  When dry I put the same colours onto a blending mat and spritzed with more water and mopped up with the card to cover the white patches and get the effect I wanted.

Thanks for looking your comments will be very welcome.

I am entering this card into the following blog challenges
Crafting When We Can - Things with wings
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Penny Black - Anything Goes with a stamp

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

A bit of glamour

A card made using some papers I found in my stash which I glittered up a bit and placed under a raised oval aperture onto dark purple card.  I made the large flowers the flowers with a Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose stamp and die onto some matching papers

Thanks for looking your comments will be very welcome.

I am entering this card into the following blog challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - All dressed up
The Crafters Café - Flowers


Monday, 8 August 2016

Mini Mouse

Evening all, here is a card made from a paper pack I bought featuring Mini Mouse for a special little girl on her birthday.  I am entering this into the following blog challenges

Allsorts - spots and stripes - I hope you can see the stripes behind Mini they don't show up very well in the photo but they are there.
Craft your passion - Anything Goes

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Friday, 5 August 2016

Lavender Lady

This card I made for my daughter's birthday using Pion papers for both the background ad topper from Which Craft Doncaster in purple and lavender tones with the addition of some lace.  I made the flowers with a couple of flower dies from the same papers and a bit of distress ink, and then added some green foliage also cut from a die. 

There were enough papers to complete the inside as well with a bit of stamping and embossing with some glitter embossing powder.

I am entering this card into the following blog challenges:
Simply Papercrafts - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts - Use patterned papers
Crafters Café - Flowers

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Thursday, 4 August 2016

Owl on a branch

Hello there, I've been busy recently making cards and some scrap book projects but not had the time to blog what I've made till now.

Here is a card made using a Clarity stamps Owl and oak leaf frame stamps coloured with a mixture of Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pencils with a bit of inking for the background.  The backing paper is from an 8 x 8 paper pad from Lili of the Valley called Antebellum and I chose it as it looks like tree bark. I used some gold mirri card to matt both the background and main image onto

I am entering this card into the following blog challenges:
Crafting When We Can - Squares
Crafty Boots - Use a Stamp
Through the craftroom door - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, your comments will be very welcome.