Friday 31 August 2012

Winter Cottage

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.
I stamped again onto a post it note for a mask and applied. I brayered the sky with Stormy Sky distress ink then added dots of white with an Inkssentials pen for snow and edged around the branches. The cottage, trees and bushes were coloured with pens. To finish I layered and added to a square card that has been stamped with the snowflakes. Debbie

Thursday 30 August 2012

Baby Pram Quilt

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
Cards to accompany the gift
Thanks for visiting Debbie

Wednesday 29 August 2012

Christmas Gifts

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.
I coloured the parcels with a mix of Copics and Flexmarkers, cut out and matted onto silver mirri card then trimmed around it.
For the background I used Salty Ocean Distress Ink with the snowflake (mistletoe) from the Gift of 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

Waiting Patiently for Christmas

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.
I decided I wanted the tree green, the dog and cat different colours. I coloured the stamp with Distress Markers, black soot, forest moss and walnut stain. Remember to huff on the stamp. I used water and a brush to shade the tree and it also gives the animals a more defined colour. I rubbed the edges with Antique Linen and mounted onto brown card. The background paper is from the Seasons Greetings CD and over stamped with the mistletoe flake. The Design Team have been busy so stop by again for more beautiful cards. Debbie

Monday 20 August 2012

A Festive Bookshelf

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.
I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and embossed with Clear Wow powder. The colouring is done with a mix of Copic and Promarker Pens. The edges have been softened with Antique Linen Distress Ink and I left the Die in place so it kept a white edge. I layered onto red, cut the base card and folded to make an easel card. Thanks for stopping by and if you leave a comment Thank you. Debbie

Friday 3 August 2012

Stylish Flowers

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.
This card is made from the Dusky Damask Stamps. I used white embossing powder on the background and coloured with Festive Berries Distress Ink. I cut it in half to extend it to a square shape. I covered the gap with the red fibre (not sure of the name of it). The flowers are coloured with Alcohol Pens and the I cut it out with a Nestabilitie Shape.
I hope the weather stays fine for next week Debbie

Thursday 2 August 2012

Beautiful Poppies

A poppy card I made a few weeks ago for Chocolate Baroque. I wanted to show that these stamps are so beautiful that they are beautiful with no colouring. They are so delicate.
I used Versafine Vintage Sepia for the poppies and softened the white card with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
This card shows again how you don't really need to colour the poppies. I love black and white together. I've been playing with new stamps while I've been enjoying the summer holidays. I've also managed to do a little h****work and decorating as well. Today I will be decluttering, I think I'll feel fresher for doing it. Debbie