Monday, 31 December 2012
I was delighted to see the Baroque Hearts as they are ideal for lots of occasions. I have made a feminine card using the Poppy Baroque heart. Echoes of Italy and my all time favourite corner flourish from the Butterfly Daisy Collage. The flowers are hand cut and coloured with Tattered Rose distress ink the same as the background and stamped with the crackle. Thanks for visiting Debbie
Saturday, 15 December 2012
I have made three very similar cards using Terrific Treescapes, the layouts are the same but the colours suggest different seasons of the year.
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Another card from Christmas Decoration stamps, this time in landscape. For this card I stamped onto turquoise green card and added festive red card and bows. I stitched pearl seed beads so the baubles weren't floating.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Another festive offering using the Christmas Decorations stamps using black and white. I used the diamond from the collection to create the backgroung stamping it with Memento London Fog as not to take the eye away from the baubles.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Monday, 10 December 2012
Sunday, 9 December 2012
Over the next few days I'll be posting Christmas cards from a while ago. I'm hoping that if any inspiration is needed for last minute cards I can help. These will be short posts as I'm full steam ahead making costumes etc for our childrens production at school. Fat Robins Thanks for visiting Debbie
Saturday, 1 December 2012
My post today seems appropriate as snow has been forecast soon. I've been looking at them since June. I've been making wedding invites etc for a lovely couple who are getting married in an Ice Palace. There were 60 invites for friends and family and a couple of larger for their parents.
Sunday, 25 November 2012
I was delighted when I saw these clear stamps as they fill a gap in my stamp collection. The Party Words and Birds stamps are a little querky and ideal for quick cards. Here are a few I've made. polka dot papers available for download from the website. For the red hearts on the flowers I stamped onto the card. I stamped another three, coloured them red and covered with glossy accents. I cut the hearts out and decoupaged. Thank you for visiting Debbie
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Well, my project today doesn't use card but it does involve stamps and ink. I love the versatility of stamps and immediately new that the large flower would be great stamped onto felt. It gives a great impression as there are no fiddly bits to cut out.
Sunday, 11 November 2012
I had a rummage around my craftroom to collect lots of bits and pieces that were going to tie in with the paper from the En Francais 6x6 paper pad I fell in love with. I love the colours and the size is ideal for cards. Best Ever Relative clear stamps. The stamps are so handy to used as an addition or the main focus of a card. Have a good day Debbie
Thursday, 8 November 2012
I'll start by saying thank goodness fireworks night has been and gone. Like other pet owners our dog has been so nervous and upset by the enormous bangs from the fireworks. My card was made a couple of weeks ago using the Joyful Christmas and Best Relative Ever Clear stamps.
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
This card is from the cards I've been batch making for my neighbours. The stamp is from Stained Glass Christmas and stamped onto cream pearl card with red ink.
Monday, 5 November 2012
Sunday, 4 November 2012
This card is made from the Chinese Lanterns clear stamps. My DT buddy Judith does a forgotten friday post and this prompted me to rummage and find my H2O's. Best Ever Relative clear stamps and I curved it. Hope you have a good day Debbie
Saturday, 3 November 2012
I've had a great time this week playing with lots of crafty things. I started the week playing with paint, making gifts for Christmas and sewing like mad making costumes for our show at school. I have been knitting myself a scarf and have re-decorated our bedroom. In between all of the above hubby and I two days away in the beautiful city of Durham. I foolishly suggested I kept him company climbing the spiral staircase to the top of the Cathedral (I'm not good with heights) but I had such a feeling of achievement when I got to the top. Four new sets of stamps have been released this week over at Chocolate Baroque. Three of them are Clear Stamps and one is rubber. I'll be posting photos of some of my creations over the next few days. Here is a card made from the Tangled Garden set. I love the size of these stamps.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
I made this set a few weeks ago as part of my DT samples. I wanted to have a matching set so stamped the presents stamp twice onto white card with Versamark and embossed with Red Glitz WOW powder. The edges were coloured with Antique Linen Distress Ink. As this is a tall stamp the card is a DL size. The ribbon on the tag is long enough to tie around the neck of a bottle.
Monday, 8 October 2012
This is my first card made with the Gothic Fragment stamps which are going to be so versatile. I have a few friends who like tradtional cards at Christmas time and I had them in mind when putting this card together. Joyful Christmas clear stamps with black and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out with a nestablitie and framed with the larger shape that has been coloured with the chipped saphire. I also stamped one of the other arched windows and left it uncoloured as I wanted the wanted the sentiment to be the main focus.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Good morning all. My card today is a clean and simple card that uses a combination of the new clear stamps. I love the way that these new stamps can be mixed up. The lanterns are from Chinese Lanterns and the sentiment is from Best Relative Ever.
Monday, 17 September 2012
I have been so excited about the new clear stamps for a while now. I'm sure when people start to play with the new designs they will love them as much as the Design Team do.
Saturday, 15 September 2012
I'm sure we've all had the feeling that your week seems to go from bad to worse and you worry where it's going to end. Well my week has been the total opposite, very rare so I wanted to record it. Sunday things went very well with the xmas card production line. Monday, I found a large amount of grey and brown fabric at our local Hospice shop for our schools Xmas production. Tuesday, I've been invited to accompany the teachers and children to watched Oliver at Newcastle as I'll be making the costumes.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
My post today is a couple of cards I made a few weeks ago with stamps from the The Gift of Christmas. I wanted to create backgrounds using Shaded Lilac and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks.
Thursday, 6 September 2012
An enormous sigh of relief was let out at 1.00pm today as I had been keeping a secret that I have been so excited about for a while. If you'd like more information about the secret being let out, pop over to the Chocolate Baroque Design Team blog and take a look. There are a few give aways there as well. Good Luck!!! Debbie
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
My card is from the newly released set of stamps from Chocolate Baroque called Pears and Baubles.
Friday, 31 August 2012
For this card I worked on smooth card rather than glossy. The image is stamped with black memento so it could be coloured with alcohol pens.
Thursday, 30 August 2012
I've had a bit of a rush on this week as I wanted to make my neighbours Christmas cards done before returning to work as I'm always stressing in December. My daughters lovely friend is going to be an Aunty in the next week or so and had asked my to make a pram quilt for the new baby. I have had a collection of baby boy fabric stashed away for quite some time. So I set to and here is what I made for here. Front
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
I'm sure when we all know the feeling that when we have new stamps ideas flow, well I knew these stamps would really work well with bright colours. Christmas Stamps. A gem was added to the centre of the flakes and to finish I put on the sentiment. Thanks for visiting. Debbie
Friday, 24 August 2012
I love the idea that this christmas tree will stay intact and upright when the owner takes their eyes off the pets for a moment. I have alot of friends who are animal lovers and I'm sure they will love this image.
Monday, 20 August 2012
I look forward to the summer holidays as I usually start my Christmas cards and this year I've decided quickly which stamps I'll use for my own cards that I'll be sending out. The bookshelf stamp colours so well and is so detailed.
Friday, 3 August 2012
Well it's nearly the weekend and we are off for a little break next week to Wensleydale so that means lots of delicious cheese to snack on. Last weekend hubby and I went up to the Gateshead Flower Show. I love wondering around looking at the competition area with it's enormous vegetables and pefectly formed flowers. My favourite area is the arranged flower displays. There are hours of careful placing of flowers done. Definately a passion of the creators.