Monday, 27 August 2012

I went to a craft show...

...on the weekend and bought some lovely lovely stuff!
Including these gorgeous frames!!!

These ones are embossed with flowers in the centre...

and these are embossed with hearts in the centre.
They are quite difficult to photograph! ;)
Anyway - the reason I have put thes eon is because last time I used them on  a card, loads of people asked me where i got them...
so I picked up a couple more sets than I wanted.
So, if you want to buy a pack of these (come in a pack , white, 8 of the same, but I guess I could do 4 and 4 or whatever...) from me, just email me!
I have been making some cards this week... just had no time to put any on here.
I started my christmas cards!!! yey!!!!!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Another window...

I just love that window frame!!

A little bit more CAS style....
I used Hubbys encaustic background, showing a field with a few blue foxgloves. 
embossed round the edge,
a craftwork cards sentiment and punched butterflies. 

I would like to enter this into the the challenges..
Cas-ual fridays - CAS style
The Paper Shelter - clean and simple
Party Time Tuesdays - garden delights.
(thanks for any comments you leave!)

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Thankyou... my docrafts buddy, Chris, 
who has diecut some of her windows for me!!! 

I have been considering buying this window die for a little while now, 
but I really wanted to know what size it was and to make sure I could do plenty
with it, before I bought one.
Well, Chris cut a few for me, with shutters and window boxes. 
I love em!!! 
This top card is cream based, with a papermania embossing folder.
I made some "curtains," punched a few butterflies and added my bird on a branch.

Here's white, this time. I made  a little blind for this window, which I rather like!
The leaves in the window box are made for a few branches from the bird-on-branch,
as I didn't have a decent sized leaf to work with the window box. 

I would like to add this to the challenges...
Digi Doodle shop  - wings and things.
Totally papercrafts  -  frame it!  (mine isn't so obvious, but it's the "window frame!")
Challenge up your life - everything goes.
Charisma cardz  - flora and fauna

Monday, 13 August 2012

turquoise and bird collection

I'm loving the bird die and was having a play this weekend...with the free papers
that came with the pampered pets on the Docrafts mag, a while back.

I shaped and embossed the bottom of the card, 
used my die to cut the main shape and carefully cut round that in another piece of white,
inked all edges in gold. 
Finally I added the bird (new die) and punched butterflies. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...
Dream Valley Challenges - die cuts and punches
Divas by Design -   for a female
Catered Crop -  white 

 This card isn't quite finished yet as I'm going to put 
a sentiment on the bottom somewhere...just haven't found the right sentiment yet!
(you can't see so well on the pic, but I have embossed around the panel..
I think it "finishes" a card like this.)

This is not a great picture I'm afraid...
I used martha stewart borders top and bottom.
Also a sentiment stamp...though it looks blurry at the bottom, it's ok and 
quite readable in real life. 

Friday, 10 August 2012

I love my new die.

Its so lovely...I have used it with pretty pinks and creams this time...

 So, I made this card first, then sat looking at it, thinking....
"is there enough on it? "
and I couldn't decide.
Now though, seeing the photo, I like it...

But, a few hours ago, I thought it needed more. 
So I added more....

 (close up)

But I think I like this one too. 
Well, this is how it looks now!
I added some punched flowers. leaves and butterflies...
and the odd gem here and there!

Which do you like best?

I am putting this in the challenges...
Digi Doodle Shop (things with wings)
In the Pink  (fifty shades
Scrapbook sisters (things with wings)
Can you dig it (bird is the word)
The poodles parlour (use die cuts)

Summers Butterflies

I'm on a roll! ....

 A close-up of the card.

The full card...
I made this with a digi paper, and pc sentiment.
I added the punched flowers, matted the image and embossed a border 
behind the image. 
I'm going to add this one to the L.I.M challenge...
so I've entered two now! wow! go me  :) 

I would also like to enter this in:
Scrapbook sisters  (wings and things)

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Cor.. 2 blogposts in one day!

I got a new die, and...I love it!!

Its a marianne creatables die. 
I think it's fab!!!
I cut this one out in black card, and embossed it.
The background was made a couple of days ago by my  lovely hubby...
It's "encaustic art" - which is wax painted on, with an iron!
I am hopeless at it, but Hubby is great at it...(luckily for me!)
I just added a few punched butterflies.

I am entering this into the :
That Craft Place - things with wings.

Thanks for any comments!

Blues and greens...

Im having another go at the L.I.M challenge...
2 weeks on the trot, now!

 A close-up of my card..

This is my card using "blues and greens"
as is the challenge this week.
I used a digi paper, and a stamp I have had forever,
with little silver gems here and ther and I punched the little black butterflies.
I added the sentiment on my pc,
and embossed round the edge of the image, leaving a little gap.
This looks so lovely in real life!
Thanks for any comments  xx

I would also like to entre this card in:
That craft place (things with wings)

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

New home cards

A new embossing folder... and an old stamp 
(I'd forgotten I had it!!)

I made two similar cards with my new papermania embossing folder,
which looks like bricks. 
I thought it would be perfect for a couple of new home...
 which I decided to make.
I forgot I had this stamp, and altered it a bit, to use it differently.. twice!
Each time, I coloured the image with my watercolour pencils.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

A couple of commissions...

I was asked to make a couple of cards recently...

 This card is made using a Debbie Mumm image which I bought from
PC Crafter yonks and yonks ago. I must use them more often!
I simply decoupaged some of the flowers, 
glossy accented other flowers, added a punched butterfly,
matted onto cream pearlised card, then embossed a simple box around the image.

It's hard to see on this card, I embossed the bottom (white part) with a lovely
flower and leaves pattern. I added a swirl, some flowers with a butterfly,
and a small piece of "subway art", with the recipients name.
(It looks better irl than in this pic)  

Oops... gotta go.... the cat's just brought "something" in ... I can tell by his meow!!!.....

Friday, 3 August 2012

My first EVER challenge!!! ( Less is more )

I have never joined in any kind of "challenge" before, and thought while it's
summer hols, now would be the perfect time,...
than I saw the L I M  challenge and loved the sketch....

So.. I had a play and came up with this...

I used Pink Petticoat paper, a HOTP stamp for the sentiment,
and some punched, silver butterflies, with a little silver gem on each wing.
The border is a Martha Stewart punch.
Hopefully, "Less is more" enough!!!

I have also just discovered another blog, which I haven;t seen before and their challenge this week is for a "monochrome" card, so I'm entering in that one, too!   ; )

Thanks for any comments you might leave!!