Thursday 23 May 2013

50th Birthday Quilt

I was recently given some fabric from a friend that helped for the making of this lap quilt for my friends 50th birthday two weeks ago. She loves purples and maroon and is partial to a nice handbag of the Radley type so the scotty dogs were perfect. I cut them out and fixed with a spray adhesive. She was delighted and I'm sure when they are off on their holidays she'll use it when the evening are a little chilly.

Here's the card I made to go with the gift.

This card I made for her from her beautiful granddaughter, she loves fireman Sam and was fascinated that she was in the middle of the fire engine.

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Tuesday 21 May 2013

Lit up by flowers

I can't believe how the weeks are flying by and we are nearly half way through the year. Unfortunately the weather hasn't been playing fair, we had three days together that were lovely and the layers were thrown off hopefully that wasn't out summer.

The stamps I've used for this card are from the Punky Flowers stamps and I think they are so quirky. I love that the flowers hint at it being a lamp shades. I stamped the flowers onto adhesive backed paper, coloured the flowers with pens and added a little gold stickles to the edges then cut it out. The background is distress inks and the edges are another of the flowers made up from cogs.

Happy crafting

Monday 20 May 2013

Punky Pink Flowers

Happy Monday Morning.

Here's another card using a background I made with Distress Inks and a little Silver Glimmer Mist. The card is a small square with the front folded in half and I cut the background to fit the size then mounted onto black. The Punky Flowers are a firm favourite of mine. I stamped the single flowers with dusty concord distress ink and the tall flowers with black Versafine. I added a little more colour with my Graph'it Fuchsia pen and the white is Inkssentials.
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Wednesday 15 May 2013

Holding Hands

Over on the Chocolate Baroque Ning site Glenda has set a fun challenge using there stamps. This was originally for the design team and now rolled out to members of the Ning group.
I had an idea to cover my hand with plaster of paris and decided it would be a little tricky doing my own hand. So I set off into town looking for mannequins hands and asked in a few fashion shops with no success but I did receive a few funny looks. I visited our local Scrapstore Percy and they obliged, supplying me with a male and female hand.

This is the mans hand and it was great fun to make. I used the Indian Textiles stamps from Chocolate Baroque stamped onto tissue with Black Archival and glued with Claudine Hellmuth matte medium.

The female hand is more slender than the male so I did a little snipping of the tissue so it layed flatter.

I really enjoyed playing with this project and they are proudly displayed on our coffee table, I suppose they could be useful as paper weights.

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Sunday 12 May 2013

Highlighted Punky Flowers

This is my first sample for the DT and it is one of the cards that develops as you go along.

I started with a selection of distress inks and blended to make the background. I cut the card to size then stamped the different size flowers onto one piece with blue ink to make the background. For the front of the card I used the same background and stamped the two stem flowers with memento. I added highlights of colour with the Graph'it Home & Garden pens and the white is an Inkssentials pen. I must say I love my Graph'its, the colours are so rich.

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Saturday 4 May 2013

Stamps by Julie Nutting

I was lucky to see a beautiful canvas some months ago featuring one of the Doll stamps by Julie Nutting and I fell in love with them. Yesterday I visited Glenda, Adrian, Lesley and Val at CB headquarters for there Warehouse sale and I managed to get my sticky hands on two of the doll stamps. (not in the sale) For rubber stamps of this size, they are 6 inch plus in size, they were worth every penny.

My first card is made using the Strapless Dress Doll She was a delight to put together. I coloured her arms, legs and head with Copics and Graph'it pens. The dress is paper pieced from Prima Meadow Lark paper.

The second has been made using the Swing Dress Doll and this card has already been delivered to a good friend for her birthday today. I used paper from a DCWV pad I bought a few years ago.

Please visit the Design Teams blogs this week to see some wonderful Punky Flowers cards.

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