Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday 398

Good morning everyone , hope you are all well out there in blog land.
It's been a while since I last join in with woyww & if anyone would like to find out more have a look here http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/
I've gone back to doing a little cross stitching .
I got a pattern from Pinterest for a Christmas tree & saw that some one had used beads on their tree which gives more dimension & makes it look very pretty . 
I know a lot will think Christmas again already but I also plan to make a lot more Christmas cards this year to get through some of my stash.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Winter Snow Flake Journal Page

Like many others across the country we had snow this morning .
Its to cold to be outside today so I thought I'd  get a page done in my journal & used the snow falling as my inspiration
The snow flakes on my page were made using white Gesso through a stencil. I've also used the same stencil on my back ground using acrylic paints.
The words I cut using a Tim Holts die & added a die cut which is also another Tim Holtzs die.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

January Postcard Swap

Ukstampers postcard swap for January has an open theme so anything thing goes.
Here is my entry for this swap.
My base card was covered using Paperartsy 's acrylic paints , Smurf, Very Berry, Pansy , & Guacamole , which were applied using a baby wipe to help blend the colours together.
On a separate piece of card I used very berry & guacamole then stamped my flowers images over that once dried along with the quote stamp which are all from the same stamp set from Paperartsy.
Then cut out & stuck down.
I've used a white Poca pen to edge the flowers & the postcard.  
The leaves are a Dylusions stamp & painted with Guacamole .

Monday, 9 January 2017

New Year Tags

January's tag swap on  UkScrappers  ( www.ukscrappers.co.uk ) has a theme of
New , New Year, Or New Technique .
I've gone with the theme New Year for my tags.
To start my tags I used black card & with stamps from paperartys & tim holtzs I stamped using Brilliance Galaxy & Versa Magic Cloud White.
The wooden star I used a little grey ink then over this I used a little glitter glue to add some sparkle.
With my Poca pens white & gold I went round the edge of the card to make a boarder.  

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Gingerbread men & hot chocolate cards

Now I've given these little hot chocolate cards out I can share them on here.
For my card I've chosen red  & gold mirror card which I embossed.  I made little pockets & placed a single sachet of Hot Chocolate & a candy cane which I decorated with a branch from a garland I didn't want anymore. To this I added a berry & a pointsetter  which was cut using a spell binders die & glitter card.
Just to finish of my cards I stamp warm winter wishes on some white card.
The ladies at my craft club were delighted when they received these.

 Next I made a larger card using the sizzix gingerbread man die again & made two large cards but the decided for the two ladies that got these cards the would have their hot chocolate in a little cross over box which I found the instruction  on YouTube by Chicnscratch. 

 The paper I used to make these boxes was called Plum pudding Sherry Trifle. & added the same as I did for the treat cards above.
I just love this little gingerbread man die & use it so much .

Monday, 12 December 2016

Twist & Pop up Birthday card

I've seen a lot of people are making the twist pop up cards & with my sons birthday coming up I thought I'd have a go at making one .
There are lots of videos on YouTube showing how to make one but the one I used for instructions was a lady call Maymay her instructions were very easy to follow.
After I made the pop up card I then had to decorate it .
The caravan paper I chose was by called happy camper by Jillybean Soup.
I used a sizzix die to cut the balloons & added a little bit of brown cord.

 The inside pop up I stamped the birthday message & used gold mirror card that I embossed . I stuck two corner pieces on the mirror card so that I was able to tuck some money inside the card for him.



Thursday, 8 December 2016

Gingerbread man Christmas Cards

I brought a long  Woodware stamp which has these three Gingerbread men on.
I just had to have this stamp as soon as I saw it .
I've been trying out a few different ways of using the stamp.
I stamped them out on some brown card & coloured in a few pieces of these little guys.
 Next I stamped the image out on slightly darker card & cut them out to add to make smaller cards which 3x3 inch, & a good why of using up some scraps of card.