Friday, 28 February 2014

The Journey Is The Reward


Hello, today I have another card to show you using some Sheena Douglass stamps from her 'Oriental Silhouette' stamp sheet. I have stamped the birds with Black Archival Ink and used the ends of the branches that the birds are sat on to create some foliage on the bottom of both the circle and the strip of card. I then stamped the sentiment and small willow tree and used the large willow to add detail around the tops, also with Archival Ink. I then used some torn printer paper and Distress inks to create the scenery. I finished the panels off by stamping the branches again and embossing with gold embossing powder and adding some gold H2O's to the willows and some gold gilding wax around the edges. I then used a Provo Craft embossing folder for the background and some paper from Sheena Douglass' 'A Little Bit Oriental' paper pad. I finished the card off with some black ribbon, Gold Perfect Pearls, some gems on sticks and a black flower shaped button. The card measures 4 1/2 x 8 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: www.mojomonday.blogspot.co.uk

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
        Sally.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Pink Lotus


Hello, today I have a card to show you that I have made using some stamps from Sheena Douglass' 'A Little Bit Oriental' stamp range. To create the main picture I stamped the large willow tree and bridge from the 'Oriental Silhouette' stamp sheet and the lily pads from the 'Koi and Waterlilies' stamp sheet with Black Archival Ink. I then made a mask with printer paper for the mountains and used a selection of Distress inks and make- up sponges to ink the mountains and sky. I then made another mask from torn printer paper to make the hills and land and again used Distress inks and kept moving the paper to create different hills. I used Distress in and Twinkling H2O's to create the water and Lilly pads. I then used some more H2O's to change the willow trees to Wisteria trees and paint the bridge. To finish I stamped the three cranes from the 'Oriental Silhouette' stamp sheet with Black Archival Ink. The background had been made by stamping three of the Waterlilies from the 'Koi and Waterlilies' stamp sheet with Clear Perfect Medium and some White Embossing powder. I them painted them with H2O's. The large Lilly was stamped with Black Archival and again painted with the H2O's and decoupaged. The writing is from the 'Oriental Silhouette' sheet and I have added some ribbon and a coin charm to finish. The card is 8 x 8 inches. Hope you like it as much as I do because I really enjoyed making this one and thanks for visiting. 
            Sally. 

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

For Someone Special...


Hi, today I have a card to show you that I have made using a stamp from the 'Neighbourwood' stamp collection by Trimcraft. I have stamped the image with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured it using Copic Markers and a white gel pen. I have used some background papers from K and Company and Kraft Card. The flowers have been made using dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and the leaves are a die from Cheery- Lynn. The ribbons, sentiment stamp, pearl pins, gold Stickles and Perfect Pearls are from my stash. The card is 6 x 6 inches. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
           Sally.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Boy And Dog


Hello, today I have a card to show you using a stamp from Lili Of The Valley called 'Man's Best Friend'. I have stamped the image and coloured it with Copic Markers and a white gel pen, before adding some Frantage around the image. I have also used some Frantage 'Silver Crushed Glass Glitter' and some double sided tape to make the strip across the ribbon. The background papers are from My Minds Eye and the flowers are once again dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and the 'Fancy Flourish' die from Cheery- Lynn. I have added some Perfect Pearls and a sentiment stamp from my stash. This card is 6 x 6 inches. Hope you like it and thanks for visiting. 
        Sally.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Have A Mice Day!


Hi, today I have a card to show you that I have made using a stamp from the 'Neighbourwood' stamp collection from Trimcraft. I have stamped the image and coloured it using Copic Markers. The background papers are from K and Company. The border punch is the 'Vintage Floral' Punch around the page from Martha Stewart and I have also used the 'Fancy Flourish' die from Cheery- Lynn. I have used some paper flowers from Woodware and a Tonic punch to make the flowers. The ribbon, Gold Stickles and Perfect Pearls are form my stash. The card is 6 x 6 inches. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by. 
          Sally.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

To A Dear Friend


Hello, today I have a card to show you that I have made using a stomp from the 'Neighbourwood' stamp collection from Trimcraft. I have stamped the image with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured it with Copic Markers and a white gel pen. The background papers are from My Minds Eye's 'Lime Twist- Fly A Kite' 6 x 6 paper pad.  I have used a wood grain effect embossing folder from Provo Craft on the blue background  before sanding back the colour to reveal the white core of the paper underneath, before highlighting some areas with 'Mushroom' Adirondack Acrylic Paint. The large die is from the 'Parchment and Label' dies set from Marianne Designs and the flowers were also cut using a flower die, which is also from Marianne Designs. The sentiment and banner stamps came free with this months Papercraft Inspirations magazine and have been stamped with 'Black' Archival Ink. The ribbons, gems and gem leaves are from my stash. I have added some Perfect Pearls, Glossy Accents and Stickles to finish. The card is 6 x 6 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
         Sally.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Sugar, Mice And All Things Nice


Hi, today I have a card that I have made using the 'Cake Shop' stamp from Lili Of The Valley. I have stamped the image with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured it using Copic Markers and a white gel pen. The backing papers are from Aspire's 'Vintage Bloom' 8 x 8 paper pad. I have used the 'Vintage Floral' punch around the page punch from Martha Stewart. The roses were made using a die from Marianne Designs as were the leaves. The ribbon and pearl centres are from my stash and I have added Stickles and Perfect Pearls to finish. The card is 6 x 6 inches. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by. 
           Sally

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Steampunk Love


Hi, today I have a card to show you that I have made using some papers from My Minds Eye's 'Complete Boy' paper collection. I have cut a heart from chipboard and added some of the dotty paper. The tag was cut using a Marianne Designs die from the 'Parchment and Label' set and embossed with the 'Without A Key' embossing folder from Couture Creations and I then added silver gilding wax. The wings and cogs have been cut using Cherry- Lynn dies and the sentiment stamp is from Kanban. The wings charms, key and ribbons are from my stash. The card is 6 x 4 inches.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://mojomonday.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by. 
        Sally.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Best Wishes From Owl Of Us


 Hello, today I have a card to show you using the 'Neigbourwood' stamp collection by Trimcraft. I have stamped image with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento ink and coloured it using Copic Markers and a white gel pen. The background papers are from K and Company. I have used a Provo Craft wood grain effect embossing folder on the spotty background and added some 'Mushroom' Acrylic Paint from Adirondack. I have also used the embossing folder and acrylic paint to stamp onto the background paper. The flowers are made using dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and the leaves are cut with a die from Cheery- Lynn. The sentiment stamp, ribbons, pearl pins and gems are from my stash. This card is 6 x 6 inches. Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
          Sally.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Rocket Man


Hello, today I have a card to show you that I have made using the 'Astronaut' stamp from Lili Of The Valley. I have stamped the image in 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured it using Copic markers and a white gel pen. The background was made by covering some white card with 'Black Soot' Distress ink and then spraying with some red and blue Mica Sprays. I then stamped and embossed some stars with silver embossing powder and added Stickles to the centre. The Earth was cut using a Spellbinders die and coloured with Copic markers as was the moon, before being sprayed with some Pearl Mica Spray.  The Flag, Shuttle and NASA charms have been borrowed from a key ring that was bought form the Kennedy Space Centre. The card is 6 x 6 inches.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:  http://ideastoinspire.blogspot.co.uk/p/challenge.html

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
           Sally.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Prima Fairy Belle


 Hi, today I have a card to show you that I have made using the 'Fairy With Dove' stamp from Lili Of The Valley. I have stamped the image with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured using Copic Markers and a white gel pen. I then added Stickles and Glossy Accents to the wings of the Fairy. I then cut the Fairy out using a Spellbinders circle die. The background papers are from Prima's 'Fariy Belle' 6 x 6 paper pad. I have used the 'Fancy Flourish' die from Cherry- Lynn. The largest of the flowers has been made using a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and the smaller flowers have been punched from a Tonic punch. The sentiment die is also from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The Kraft card stock, ribbons, metal bird charm, gems, Stickles and Perfect Pearls are from my stash. The card is 6 x 6 inches. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by. 
           Sally.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Happy Bird-day!


Hi. today I have a card to show you using some stamps from Creative Expressions. I have stamped the bird house and bird with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured using Copic Markers. I have used grey Core'dinations card stock for the layering and the background papers are from the 'Spring Feast' paper collection by First Edition. I have used Spellbinders dies to cut the circles and the scalloped rectangle. The swirl is the 'Fancy Flourish' from Cherry Lynn die and the pink flowers have been made using a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The blue roses are from Do Crafts 'Sew Lovely' embellishment pack. The gems and Stickles are from my stash. The sentiment is also from Creative Expressions. The card is 6 x 6 inches. Hope you like it and thanks for vising.
                Sally

Sunday, 9 February 2014

With Krafty Love


Hi, today I have another quick Valentine's themed card to show you. I have once again cut some hearts by hand out of white and Kraft card stock. I then embossed two of the white hearts with the 'Venus Crest' embossing folder from Couture Creations. I have also used the same embossing folder for the background paper. I then inked the embossed card with 'Red Brick' Memento chalk ink. The other two hearts and background paper has been repeatedly stamped using a stamp from the 'Bountiful Background' stamp sheet from Verve and the same ink. The with love was printed from my computer and gems to finish. The card is 5 x 5 inches. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
           Sally.



Friday, 7 February 2014

Pastel Birthday


Hi, today I have a card to show you using the 'Emma Walkies' stamp from Lili Of The Valley. I have stamped the image with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured using Copic markers and a white gel pen. The background papers are from 'The Best Of K And Co. Too' paper pad. I have also used some Core'donations card stock for the flowers and leaves. The sentiment die is from Elizabeth Craft Designs as is the flower die. The leaves were cut using a Marianne Designs die. The ribbons, pearls and Stickles are from my stash. The card is 6 x 6 inches. Hope you like it and thanks for visiting. 
      Sally. 

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

With Love Tag


Hello, today I have a tag that I have made to show you. I started by cutting a tag 3 1/2 x 6 inches out of Kraft card stock. I then used the 'Large Vintage Lady' embossing folder from Couture Creations, and 'Walnut Stain' Distress ink and gold Gilding was to highlight the embossing. I then ran some blue Core'dinations card stock through the embossing folder and cut the centre oval and sanded it with some sand paper. I have used some Elizabeth Craft Designs dies to create the flowers and Cherry- Lynn 'Fancy Flourish' die. The small flower embellishments have been is my stash for a while. The sentiment circle has been cut using a Spellbinders die and the text is from a Creative Expressions stamp sheet and was stamped and embossed with gold powder. The glitter, pearls and brown Raffia are from my stash. Hope you like it and thanks for visiting. 
          Sally.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Lavender Cupcakes


Hi, today I have a card to show you using a stamp from Lili Of The Valley called' Cake Shop'. I have stamped the image with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured it with Copic Markers and white and silver gel pens. The background papers are from Kanban's 'The Language Of Flowers' paper pad, and they have been darkened by using some 'Dusty Concord' Distress Ink over the top. I have used the 'Vintage Floral' Martha Stewart punch down the side of the card. The cup cake die is from Marianne Designs and the Sentiment die is from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The ribbon, lace, gems, Stickles and Perfect Pearls are from my stash. The card is 6 x 6 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:  http://craftylittlefairieschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
            Sally.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Fairy With Love


Hello, today I have a card to show you using a stamp from Lili Of The Valley called 'Fairy With Dove'. I have stamped the image with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured it with Copic Markers and a white gel pen. I then used a Spellbinders die to cut out the image and inked around the edges with 'Old Paper' and 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink. I then added Stickles and Glossy Accents to the wings. The background papers are from K and Company's 6 x 6 'Tulip' Paper pad. The flowers have been cut using Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, the branch is a die from Marianne Designs and the sentiment has been printed from my computer. The Kraft card stock, gems, metal bird charm, ribbon, and Stickles are from my stash. The card is 6 x 6 inches.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
           Sally.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Monochrome Valentine's


Hello, today I have a quick Valentine's card to show you that I have made. The hearts were cut by hand from white and black card stock, then I embossed the black hearts with the 'Heavy Duty' embossing folder from Couture Creations and the the white hearts have been embossed using a  distressed lined effect embossing folder from Provo Craft. The black hearts have also had some silver gilding wax applied to bring out the texture. The silver foiled background card is from Kanban and some more white and black card has been used for the layering. The silver foiled sentiment also came with the background card. The gems and ribbon are from my stash. The card is 6 x 6 inches. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
                Sally.