Friday 20 July 2012

Ikea mirrors for gifts

A quick second post this afternoon. I decorated these mirrors as gifts for the two girls I've worked with this year.
I used the Distress Ink new Summer colours that I love.
For this one I tried gold embossing powder and was pleased with the result.
I didn't used the paint that the mirrors are standing on, they're there because the ink was still a little tacky. All the stamps I've used are from Chocolate Baroque. I had real fun decorating these as they reminded me of the retreat I went to a few years ago run by Glenda and her fab team. Debbie

One week ago

One week ago today, Amy our daughter graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a 2:1 degree in a combined Drama and Education Studies. I was one of many hundreds of proud parents and here are a few photos of the day.
Considering it was Friday 13th and the weather was for cast for torrential rain, we had a perfect day. Debbie

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Yellow Poppies

My card today is another poppy creation from the Chocolate Baroque stamps Pretty Poppies. I decided to colour them yellow as we have yellow ones popping up in the borders of our garden which is lovely to see through all the weeds that are difficult to keep under control.
I wanted to create a textured background but didn't have an embossing folder that was quite right. I cut four of the Memory Box Honeysuckle Vines and attatched them with a quickie glue pen. The poppies have been stamped with Memento black and coloured with various Alcohol Ink pens. I haven't added a sentiment as the card is going into my stash of cards that will be needed at the last moment. Thank you for visiting Debbie

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Steampunk Beetle Card

I made this card a few weeks ago as a sample for Chocolate Baroque. I forgot to post a photo of it as it's been manic here. With the kids landing home from Uni, Ofsted coming into work, making tutu's for our charity walk and other bits and pieces to juggle. I'm sure I'm no the only person who starts something and feels that they are going to beaten by it. Well this card shape was one of them. I eventually turned to Youtube and watched a tutorial.
The beetle is Alcohol Inks on silver mirror card and stamped with black stazon. For the backgrounds I used a mask and Chocolate Baroque stamps. I'm so pleased that I won the battle with this card and won't be repeating again to soon. Debbie

Saturday 7 July 2012

Beside the sea

I really love to visit the coast but with the weather being so disappointing at the moment and changing our cars we haven't ventured far. If the weather improves tomorrow I think we'll have a trip to Whitby. These cards are made from a Michael Powell stamp I picked up a few weeks ago.
I stamped these before we went to Bamburg and sat and coloured them in. Thanks for stopping by Debbie

Thursday 5 July 2012

My poppy card was made and sent to the family of a beautiful lady who passed away on Sunday. Mrs C has been a neighbour of mine since I was a teenager. She always had a smile and kind word for you as you passed by her house. She was 90 plus and two years ago was diagnosed with dementia. Her family looked after until her health deteriated and she went into a nursing home. I know that she will be very much missed but is now at peace. The poppies are newly released rubber stamps from Chocolate Baroque and are fabulous to work with.
Thanks for stopping by and comments are appreciated Debbie

Wednesday 4 July 2012

Tangling the hours away

I've attempted Zentangle many times before and never been happy with the end result. Recently Glenda had posted a photo of a piece that she was working on and it inspired me to have ago. The hardest part I find is starting so decided to go with a different angle for me. I stamped the moth in the centre and coloured it. I then workedthe lines to divide it up. I think the maths side of my brain finds it hard to do random so I used a roll of tape to draw the lines. I really enjoyed sitting and filling in the patterns, taking ideas from others on the internet.
I'm pleased with how this one turned out and am planning to do another when time allows. At the weekend I making a friends daughters birthday cakes and heres a photo of the trial run on Sunday.
They were delicious Debbie

Sunday 1 July 2012

Fly Away with me

This card was a combination effort from my daughter and myself. I knew what I wanted to do with the Penny Farthing stamp but couldn't come up with the wording I wanted. The sentiment was done using Word on the computer and trimmed to size. I cut a cloud shape from masking tape and shaded with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink then removed the masks.
I stamped the Penny Farthing with Memento Black and added a little colour to the wings. There are lots of new and exciting cards coming up from the Team. Debbie