Monday, 30 December 2013

Crafty Highlight of the Year

The card I have to share with you today I am entering into The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Highlight of the Year challenge. I made this card when I was Guest Designer on The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog in May this year. This is a link to the original blog post where there are more details and photos about the card.

It is my favourite card of the year and probably since I have been crafting. It took a long time to make but it was worth it.

I hope you all have a Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2014!

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Antique Rose wall hanging

A new blog post by me on Craftwork Cards blog today. A decorative wall hanging. A little sneaky peek below...

Friday, 27 December 2013

Burlap Birthday

This is a birthday card I have made using Grunge Greetings stamp set from The Artistic Stamper and Tim Holtz Burlap layering stencil. I am entering this card into Decembers The Artistic Stampers Creative Team blog challenge. The theme is Anything Goes.
I started my creating the background design on the card blank. I used the Burlap stencil and Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap Distress ink to colour through the stencil. I then stamped the birthday sentiment. I also stamped just the sentiment onto a strip of white card.

At the side I added a strip of chipboard. I used Grunge Paste through the stencil to add texture. Once dry I added Frayed Burlap Distress Paint. Once this was dry I sanded the top layer of paint to reveal the paste. I then added Distress Ink to the corners. Before adding the chipboard to the card I tied on a button which I made made with UTEE, my Meltpot and a mould. To finish I added faux Stitching and Dimension Pearls.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Time

I have two Christmas cards to share with you today. One card is for my daughter Megan and the second card is for our Nephew for his first Christmas.
For both cards I used a Craftwork Cards 148x148 Scallop edge card blank. I scored and folded the front panel of the card in half to form a Z fold.
For Megan's card I coloured the edge of the card blank with Victorian Velvet Distress ink. I cut to panel of white card, one for the front and one for the inside of the card. I stamp holly and script stamp is Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose Distress inks. The stamps I used were a script stamp from the Decorative Backgrounds and the holly strip from Christmas Robins stamp set both by Hobby Art.
I stamped the cute girl image with a Memento ink pad. I coloured the image with Distress inks. The stamp is Gift of Giving by Penny Black. I mounted the coloured image onto a coloured panel of card. I added the image to the front of the card with foam pads.
I used Craftwork Cards Printers Block letter stamps for the name lettering on both cards. To finish the card I added faux stitching, die cut snowflakes and Stickles.

For my second card I again used the same card blank and stamps to create the background. The stamp I used for the main image was Humphrey's Corner 1st Christmas. I stamped the image five times onto smooth white card with a Memento ink pad. I coloured in the layers with Copics. I cut out the layers and added them to the background circle with foam pads.

I attached the main image onto a scallop circle of dark blue card and then onto the card with foam pads. I added Stickles to the fur area on the Christmas hat. To finish I added blue Dimension Pearls to the corners of the card and small black dots with a fineliner.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Jofy Christmas

This is a Christmas card I have made using Paperartsy Jofy Collection number 12 stamp set. This is one of my favourite stamp sets so I wanted to see if I could make a Christmas card from the set.
I started by distressing the edges of an A6 card blank with Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain ink pads. I stamped the sentiment with Walnut Stain ink pad. The sentiment stamps is by Hero Arts.
I then stamped the lovely flowers and grasses with Aged Mahogany distress ink pad. I used Barn Door and Fired Brick distress ink pads to colour in the flowers. To do this I stamped the ink pad directly onto an acrylic block and then added a little water. This then allowed me to use the ink as a paint.

In the background I stamped snowflakes with Antique Linen distress ink pad. The snowflakes are from The Artistic Stamper's Modern Christmas stamp set. To finish the card I added glitter to the flowers and corners of the card.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Winter birthday

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

Friday, 13 December 2013

Gelli scraps

I have two Christmas cards to share with you today. The coloured circles on both cards were punched from scraps of Gelli Plate prints I had done for some other Christmas cards I had already make. Details about the original prints can be found here on my blog.
I had kept the scrap offcut from the Gelli Plate prints as like any crafter I thought these might be useful. And for once I have actually used them!
For my first card below I started by stamping the sentiment. The stamp I used is Christmas Sentiments from The Artistic Stamper. I then punched circles from the Gelli Plate prints. I used a 3/4" punch. I attached the circles to the card and then used a black fineliner to draw in the lines and bows. For both cards I used a 119x119mm scallop edge card blank.
For my second card I used a 1/2" punch to punch-out the coloured Gelli Print circles. I then stamped the sentiment in the centre of the card. I drew around a metal circle die lightly with a pencil for the circle shape and then attached the coloured punched circles to follow the circle shape. I left a gap at the top for the bow. The bow is from Craftwork Card's Christmas Bow Paper pad. To finish I added a red punched circle to the bow and also added Glossy Accents to it.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Canal Scene

The new Little Claire Stamp Club set for December is Canal Scene. It's a lovely set of four image stamps and two sentiment stamps.
These are two cards I have made using the set.
For my first card I stamped the images with a Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad. I coloured the images with ProMarkers. I stamped and coloured the swan image separately and added it with foam pads to the card. I added Glossy Accents to the water areas.

For my second card I used one of the sentiments stamps and the milk churn stamp. For the stamped flower pattern edges I used the flower section only of the milk churn stamp. I stamped and coloured the milk churn image separately again and added it with foam pads.

For more details about the Stamp Club and other DT samples, pop over to Little Claire's blog.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Christmas Angel

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

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Beautiful flower

A new blog post from me today on Craftwork Cards blog. A little sneaky peek...