Thursday, 31 October 2013

Snow Fun

A new post from me on Lisa B. Designs blog today. A couple of card topper ideas.

Why not pop over for a closer look.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Backgrounds and Birthdays

I have a selection of cards to share with you today. The cards are sample cards I made for Hobby Art's shows on Create and Craft last week. I have used two stamp sets for these card. They are Decorative Backgrounds and Birthday Collection.
For my first card I used swirls and decorative circle from the Decorative Backgrounds set to create the flower heads. To start I lightly coloured the edges of a square of white card with Tumbled Glass Distress ink. I use stitching and swirls from the same set for the rest of the flower. I stamped the sentiment onto a tag. The sentiment was from the Birthday Collection stamp set.
For my second card I have used the large word stamp as a decoration for a big birthday cake shape. The word stamp is from Birthday Collection stamp set. I cut candle shapes from dark pink card and I used gold Dimension Pearls for the flames. The background is a sparkly stamp from the Decorative Backgrounds stamp set.

For my third card, I started by colouring the card with Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap Distress ink. To decorate the card I used a mixture of Decorative Backgrounds stamps. The sentiment is from Birthday Collection stamp set. I stamped stitching each side of the sentiment. To finish I added a little brown button.

For my forth card I started by stamping the sentiment. I then stamped the swirls from Decorative Backgrounds stamp set on the card blank with Forest Moss Distress ink. I stamped the little flowers with a dark red ink. These are also part of the Decorative Background stamp set.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

New workshop date

My next workshop at The Artistic Stamper near Faversham, Kent, is on Tuesday 12th November from 11am-1pm. For more details or to book call the shop on 01795 597757 or visit The Artistic Stamper website.


A new card by me on Lisa B. Designs blog today. A little sneaky peek...

Tuesday, 22 October 2013


I have three cards to share with you today. These were sample cards I make for Hobby Art's shows on Create and Craft yesterday. They all feature the lovely new Sunflowers stamp set from Hobby Art. The birthday sentiment is from Hobby Art's Birthday Collection stamp set.
For my first card I started by stamping the square scene panel and a single sunflower. I stamped the elements with a Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad. I coloured the image with a mixture of ProMarkers and Copics. On a square kraft card black I stamped the sentiment and single sunflower heads with Walnut stain and Frayed Burlap Distress ink pads.

I attached the coloured image scene to the card.  I cut a square frame from brown card. I added this and the single sunflower with foam pads. To finish I stamped, coloured and cut out a butterfly. I added this to the top right corner of the card.
For my second card, I stamped and coloured three image panels. The scene joins up if the three image panels were placed together. I coloured the images with ProMarkers and Copics. I mounted the coloured images onto panels of brown card.

I stamped a script background stamp all over a DL kraft card blank with a Walnut Stain Distress ink pad. The script stamp is from Hobby Art's Decorative Background stamp set. It a lovely script design and ideal for a subtle background on a card or project.
For my final card today I used a 5x7" kraft card blank as the base. I cut panels of white and brown card. I stamped a different images onto each piece of white card. I again coloured the images with ProMarkers and Copics. To finish the card I stamped, coloured and cut out a single sunflower head with I added to the sentiment panel.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Little Claire blog project

Would you like to makes these cards? If you would then pop over to Little Claire's blog today for my step-by-step instructions.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Winter white

New post by me on Lisa B. Designs blog today. A little sneak peek...  .
Why not pop over the blog for a closer look?

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Birthday cupcakes

I have some birthday card ideas to share with you today using a range of stamps from Hobby Art.
I started by stamping the cupcake image onto smooth white card and lilac spotty paper. The cupcake stamp is part of the Hobby Art's Cakes stamp set.  I used a Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad to stamp the image. I coloured the leaves and cake sections on the image stamped with ProMarkers.

I cut the flowers and cupcake case out of the lilac spotty paper and attached it to the coloured image, as shown below. I stamped the birthday sentiment below the cupcake image. The sentiment is from Hobby Art's Floral Sketch stamp set.

I stamped the faux stitching along the edges of the cupcake image and the square card blank. The stitching is from Hobby Art's Decorative Background stamp set. I then attached a square of lilac spotty paper and the cupcake image to the card blank. To finish I added Stickles.
I then made the cards again but using kraft and blue gingham paper instead of the lilac spotty paper.

I think this card works in any colour. By using brown or dark colours I think you could easily send this card to men, as everyone loves yummy cupcakes!

Saturday, 12 October 2013

New Little Claire monthly challenge and competition

A new monthly challenge starts today on Little Claire's blog. The theme of the challenge is 'Children's Birthday'.
This is my DT card for the challenge. I have used  'And so to Bed', 'Save the Date' and 'Daisy Dot Aphabet & Numbers' stamp sets all by Little Claire.
This is the prize for the blog challenge...
1 x Wintery Sky 12 x 12 Paper
1 x Purple Christmas Scrolls 12 x 12 Paper
1 x Grey Christmas Scrolls 12 x 12 Paper
1 x 'We Three Cats' Stamp
1 x 'The Robin & Ivy' Stamp
1 x Christmas Twine (3 rolls; red/cream, green/cream & white/cream)
1 x Self Adhesive Gems & Pearls
For more details about the challenge, to enter or to see my DT cards then pop over to the blog.
Little Claire are also running a competition to win some new Christmas Peel Offs.
Pop over to this Little Claire blog post and leave a comment letting Little Claire know which is your favourite design - and 3 lucky people to win all 3 stickers! Post a comment before 6pm Sunday 13 October on this Little Claire blog post (the text is a link to the blog post) letting us know your fav.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Hoot Hoot it's Christmas!

It's my turn today for the blog post on Lisa B. Designs blog. A little sneak peek of my card...

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Little Claire competition

Little Claire have 880 followers on our blog. So to celebrate they have decided to run a little competition called:  ‘From Wish List to Craft Stash’ – is there a Little Claire stamp that you have your eye on? Then simply go on the Little Claire website get the link to your stamp and post the link to Little Claire's Facebook page: letting us know which stamp you would like and why.

Little Claire will choose 3 winners on Monday 14 October and that’s it – your stamp could be in your stash this time next week!
Chosen product must be a Little Claire stamp and you must post the link to your stamp onto our Facebook page, all posts must be published by 6pm Sunday.
Little Claire also have some new Christmas Stickers!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Bright ATCs

These are two ATCs I made for Julie Cassidy's September ATCs swap. The theme was 'vivid and bright'.
To start I coloured two panels of white card with various Distress inks and then attached them to panels of black card. I then stamped the flowers and words with a black Memento ink pad or brown ink. The stamp set I used for the flowers and words was Paperartsy Jofy Plate 12. I also stamped the flowers onto a separate panel piece of per what I had coloured with Distress ink pads. I cut the flower heads out and attached them to the ATCs.
I drew small black dots around the edges with a fineliner. I added gems, Stickles and sparkley Sakura pen for extra sparkle. To find the ATCs I added two hearts I had made using my Meltpot and UTEE.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

My next workshop

Xmas Flowers

Pop over to Lisa B. Designs blog today to see my Xmas Flowers blog post in more detail.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Christmas Geese

A new month so a new Stamp Club set from Little Claire. This month set is Christmas Geese.  The set includes three image stamps and a sentiment stamp. These are two cards I made with the stamp set. Both cards were stamped with a Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad and coloured with ProMarkers.

For more detail about the Stamp Club visit the Little Claire website.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Festive Mannequins

It's my turn for the blog post on Craftwork Cards today. So why not pop over to the blog and take a closer look at my Festive Mannequins.