Monday 30 September 2013

Winter Edges Village Scene

Hello. Three cards from me today showing the Village Scene clear stamp from Winter edges.
I make many Christmas cards for neighbours and friends, they need to be quick makes. I have piles of DL envelopes so thought I'd use them up this year. I stamped the scene and sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold Rich Wow powder.

The next two are the same layout and different colours.

I love these stamps as they are detailed and a beautiful scene so can be made quickly in batches.

The Girls have made many samples, showing how useful they are in your crafting stash.
Thanks for visiting, Debbie

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Waterfall background

Hello. Another Autumn Fairies card from me using a technique I hadn't used for a long time.

The background for my card is made using shaving foam and Dylusions spray inks. I had cut many pieces of card ready to dip into the foam. I used a large tray and sprayed my husbands shaving foam onto it. Next, I sprayed many small dots of Pure Sunshine and London Blue ink all over the foam then used a coffee stirrer to mix them together. I then laid the card onto the foam and gently pressed the back, gloves are a good idea as the ink stains your hands. Lift the card off and leave to dry. Many prints can be taken before the colours runs out or is to mixed. The foam will rinse away ready to have another play. This technique is great fun as you are never sure of the print that is made.
Before stamping the Fairy from the October set I rubbed with kitchen paper to make sure there was no foam left on the card. I stamped the Fairy with Versamark ink and used Black Glint Wow embossing powder. Finally, I trimmed, mounted and added to the white base card. I hope this has inspired you to try a new technique.
Thanks for stopping by, Debbie

Saturday 21 September 2013

Moonlit Fairies

Hello. The leaves are definitely on the turn signalling cooler weather is on it's way. I love wandering through carpets of gold, red and brown.

For this card I used the August, September Fairy from the Autumn Fairy DL stamps. Like the other Ladies on the CB DT I love the silhouette fairies.

With only Dusty Concorde Distress Ink and paper I created the background for the fairy. A circle for the moon and cut waves of paper for the mountains. I stamped the fairy with Versafine Onyx Black and added fern around the bottom of the image to give perspective to the scene. The backing paper was made using the fern from the set.
Here are two similar cards using Stormy Sky and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks.

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Friday 20 September 2013

Gothic Angel

It's been an age since I last blogged but I've busy with weddings, new baby knitting, sewing and Design Team samples. All great fun.

I made this folded card a few weeks ago and the first stamp are from the Chocolate Baroque Gothic Angels stamps.

Immediately when I was this angels face I thought of the Twilight films and she reminded me of Halloween. I stamped the Angel onto adhesive paper and coloured with alcohol pens. I coloured the background with Stormy Sky distress ink and spritzed with water and then added a few splodges of distress stain and the branches from last years Howling Moon stamps.

I made three more panels like the first and decorated with other stamps from the stamp set.

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Saturday 7 September 2013

Halloween stamps and Gelli Plate play time

Recently, I was in the company of a few good friends and very talented Ladies who have one interest in common, stamping. We played with inks, rubber stamps, paint, masks and lots of other crafty goodness. I particularly enjoyed working with my Gelli Plate, paints and stencils. So armed with more knowledge and inspiration had a day playing at home. Out came the Nevermore Halloween stamps and I played for hours.

For this card, I started with yellow card and added green and black acrylic paint to the Gelli Plate and a large circle mask.

I laid a piece of scrap paper down for the first background (pull). I then placed the yellow card down and was much happier with this one. When dried with a white pen I drew circles where they were most prominent on the card. The ravens in the tree come from the Nevermore stamp sheet and there are a few single ravens which I sat on the circles. I used Versamark clear ink and WOW Black Glint embossing powder and am pleased with the result as I wasn't sure because the paint has an uneven surface.

Thank you for stopping by Debbie.

Friday 6 September 2013

Spooky Shoe

A quick post from me today showing a little project I've made.

When I received these stamps I immediately reached for the purple card and stamped the witches hats and shoes to make a background. As you can see it didn't end as a card. I set to and cut out a template for the shoe. Next, I inked the edges of the card and glued together then added the ribbon and a little owl that has been made from air drying clay and a mould I made. At Halloween I'll be adding a couple of spiders and standing it where the it can be seen by the children calling for treats.

Thanks for visiting. Debbie

Monday 2 September 2013

Spooky Tags and Chocolate shapes

We are galloping through the year at an amazing speed and the girls on the Design Team have been creating wonderful samples with the new Halloween stamps. I usually try and give the children who come knocking at the door more than a handful of sweets or money and I am known as the biscuit lady from two years ago when they received a little goody bag of handmade biscuits.

This year they will receive a tag with something attached. I found the chocolate shapes in town and set too.

For my first tag I spritzed white card with Dylusions Pure Sunshine and when dry cut to a tag shape. The edges were rubbed with Spiced Marmalade then with the tree and headstone branches stamped around the edges in black ink. To help the bats and wording stand out I used Black Glint WOW powder.

My second and third tags were made from the same piece of card spritzed with Post Box Red and London Blue Dylusions. Again, I embossed the headstone and candle sticks to help them stand out. The candles have white pen added and under the letters of the sentiment.

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