Tuesday 29 October 2013

Halloweens nearly here

Here are a few samples I made using Chocolate Baroque stamps and I'll be putting them out around the house in the next couple of days.

The first I picked up at a show and dripped a few distress paints down with a few added spritz's of water to help the drips. I stamped the three panels with Versafine black and stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

This will be standing on the window sill with other bits and pieces I've made and bought.

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Monday 28 October 2013

Fancy Flourishes

It's been an age since I've made a card in an other colour than white.

I used the stamp from the Fancy Flourishes with black versafine ink on the red card for the background.

The sentiment is my favourite on a nestie shape and the butterflies are made from a Martha Stewart punch.

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Saturday 26 October 2013

Doily look alike

Hello. The card I have today shows how the small stamp from the Fancy Flourish Clear stamp set can be used to make a look like doily.

I started by cutting a 14cm square and with French Ultramarine Archival ink placed the stamp on each four sides. Next, I stamped in between the first four then stamped from the centre to where the stamps meet. I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Words which is great for the inside or front of a card. The sentiment was die cut and added. I mounted on to a pale blue then attached to the card. Once I had worked out the placing of the stamps they are quick to make.
Hopefully the UK weather will be kind this week as the schools are off.
Have a good day.

Thursday 17 October 2013

Butterfly framed gift

Hello. Something a little different from me today. I'm sure I'm not alone when you see something and think 'I'll use that one day.' I do that a lot. I bought this frame from IKEA quite a while ago and my hubby tried to use it for a photo he'd taken so I hid it with my crafty stash. When I received my Tim Holtz tissue I immediately knew it would look fantastic in the frame.

The frame comes with a mount which I covered with matte multi medium and carefully laid the tissue on to it. When dried, I trimmed out the centre then wrapped around the edges and rubbed with Antique Linen ink. A piece of white card that has been inked around the edges was placed into the aperture. I stamped many butterflies from different sets of Chocolate Baroque sets and placed them randomly on the card. It will be difficult to part with this so I may need to buy more frames to repeat for Christmas gifts.

Thanks for stopping by today. Debbie

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Quilting fun

I have been busy working on a quilt for a friend to give as a gift at a Christening for a baby boy.

Here's a close up of showing the free motion work in the blank panels.

I love quilting and next year intend to make a new one for our king size bed. I made one a few years ago and it was all hand stitched. Now that I'm more familiar with my sewing machine it's my intention to renew it.

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Monday 14 October 2013

Snowflake Edges

Hello all visiting today.
Like many card makers I'm in full on Christmas card making mode at the moment and hoping to leave time to make a few handmade gifts for friend and family.

For this trifold square card I stamped the snowflake border from the Winter Edges stamp set three times with Versamark and embossed with Nice Ice Blue embossing powder. I trimmed two of them for panels for the front of the card and the third to fit the inside. I added the sentiment May you days be merry and bright which is great for the inside and front of cards.

Here's another card I made while I had my equipment on the table.

Thanks for visiting. Debbie

Wednesday 9 October 2013

Lots of crafty fun

A friend from work recently left to start a new job, she has been a great support and lent a friendly ear when I've needed someone to chat to. I know she has moved to a job that will be perfect for her and she'll be an asset to the company, a very talented lady. Here's the card I made her from all the staff.

My next card is made from a Mo Manning digi download. It was an order for a friend for her daughters first birthday. I haven't made a cutesy card for quite some time and thoroughly enjoyed sitting colouring in.

I love quilting and this quilt will be off to London later in the year. Another friend ordered it but the couple don't want to know the sex of the baby so I tried to keep it suitable for a boy or girl. I'm very lucky as she has shown it to a few people and I have orders for another two, a good excuse for leaving my sewing machine on the dining room table.

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Tuesday 8 October 2013

A very proud Mam

A quick post from me to say, "My darling daughter has passed her Masters in Education." I am so proud of her achievements she's worked so hard over the last year.

This photo was taken when she graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University.

I'm going to need to buy a new frock and loose about 5lbs to feel comfortable for the photo's.

I originally set up my blog to record my cards and events so I could look back to see what I'd done in my past and this is one day that will definitely stand out.

Bauble Edges

Hello. Another bauble edges card from me today.

First,I stamped the edges twice with Versamark ink and gold embossing powder then cut them out. The embossing folder is an M-Bossabilities, Petit Framed Labels which I trimmed to make a square card and stamped the sentiment Merry Christmas sentiment. Sticky pads were put on the back of the bauble edges and placed at the top and bottom.
Thank you for visiting, Debbie

Friday 4 October 2013

Beautiful Baubles

Hello. My card today is made from the Christmas Edges clear stamps and the larger bauble is from Stained Glass Christmas A5 unmounted which is one of my favourite Christmas sets.

I folded the card and that gave me an idea for the size I needed to cut the panels for my stamping. The bauble border was a little to long so I curved the clear stamp so it would fit (the beauty of clear stamps is being able to bend them). I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Alcohol Pens. The sentiment is stamped with festive red ink to match with the gems and mounting card.
Thanks for visiting, Debbie