Friday, 26 March 2010

Card from Scraps

I sometimes look at challenges for inspiration with my card making, I need it! I saw this sketch challenge here. This is my attempt from scraps of card with a few decorations and an embossing folder for the ribbon strip..

Friday, 12 March 2010

My First Word Book

I printed backing papers and letters from the Dreams Come True CD from Funky Hand
onto card.
I then printed off quotes about friends and friendship in WORD. I cut these out with die cuts and punches.
Decorated with Liquid Pearls, Stickles and various flowers.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Adventures in Craft

This is made using alcohol inks on glass and stamped images.I used a simple clip frame which cost less than £1-00.

It makes an inexpensive gift .

I used Autumnal coloured alcohol inks- Rust, Butterscotch, Caramel, Ginger and Terracota, just a few drops of each on the felt applicator. I dabbed and swirled around to get the effect I wanted.I stamped the inked side of the glass(it's less shiny after being inked) with a leaf stamp(Stazon worked best).

This is the adventurous bit, I stamped the glass on the un-inked side with Versamark then heat embossed with gold embossing powder- it worked best on the higher heat setting. I was somewhat anxious that the glass would splinter but it didn't. I'm pleased with the result.

I attached a piece of plain beige card between the glass and the backing board to cover the clips.

Monday, 30 November 2009


I've been messing about with alcohol inks , crystal lacquer , acetate, tissue paper plus mica powders and glitters here and there.
I saw a demonstration by the amazingly talented Sue Wilson(Particraft) on a craft programme. She used Autumn colours. I played around with similar colours as well as pinks, blues and purples. I've stamped some leaf shapes with Archival ink onto the acetate. These backgrounds are fun and easy to do, I think even my efforts look OK.

Here's how.
1.What you need
, Acetate, Plain white tissue paper (crumple then unfold),Crystal lacquer, Alcohol inks in several colours, Mica powder
in a blending colour.
2.Squeeze some lacquer over the acetate- swirly pattern, drop some of the alcohol inks into the spaces, sprinkle with a small amount of mica.
Place tissue paper over the mess! Pat gently with kitchen roll and leave to dry- I left them overnight.

Finally this is a blend of pink, pale blue and butterscotch alcohol ink onto acetate.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Craft Links

Particraft, really prompt service from their on-line store. They also have demonstrators who will hold a craft party at your home. They've a blog candy draw for the next 200 blog followers, check it out.

Sharon Duncan Crafts ,even quicker service via Royal Mail! Lovely CD's for backing papers and decoupage.

Oysterstamps, I bought my Cuutlebug here, ordered late on a Monday received on Wednesday.

Cutting Edge Crafts bought Cuttlebug Embossing folders here,ordered late on a Monday received on Wednesday.

When I order a product it's great when it arrives promptly so that I can start using it.Each of these companies has free P&P too.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Birthday Card

This card was a change for me.
I used small and large scalloped circle punches for the flower shape.
Stamped the stem and leaves of a floral stamp.
Liquid Pearls for centre of flowers.
Birthday Greeting Stamp.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Stamped Cards

I've been playing with some stamps I've had for a while but not used.
Both stamps are available at Stamp Addicts
The stamped images are coloured with chalk ink pads.

All the cards use the postage stamp frame.

Travels in India

Carol's Cube in different colours. Background with the same stamp.

Another flower card.