Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Man's Birthday

Used an X-Cut crimper to corrugate some light brown cardstock, wrapped string around, distressed the edges of a brown cardstock layer, added brads, crimped some red cardstock and added a sentiment. Men are difficult to make cards for.

However I do like this colour combination and I think these colours would be nice on Christmas cards.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Teacher's Gifts

Made some gifts to match the thankyou cards for the teachers.

Made a box from orange cardstock and 6 notelet cards from scraps of Orange Capsule papers. Laminated a strip of Orange Capsule paper and used it to cover a post-it pad. Added a brad and gems.

I bought the laminator in Lidl's for Euros17.99 and it's a little bit addictive! First thing I made was a brag book with my Godson's photos.

Monday, June 28, 2010

I wanted to try the scratch-the-corners technique! Stamped Sheena Douglass Cottage Flowers with Worn Lipstick distress ink. Scraped the corners of the card with a craft knife then used cut n dry foam to colour the card with the same ink. The scratches hold onto the ink. Couldn't find a piece of ribbon in the right shade of pink so cut a length of white satin ribbon and went at it with the Worn Lipstick distress ink. It worked! I needed a pink layer so coloured some white card with the distress ink - these inks are really versatile.

13 distress ink colours collected so far ......

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Okay, I need to learn to use a camera! White card stamped with Sheena Douglass Cottage Flowers in Tumbled Glass, also used to distress edges, layered onto silver mirri. Squidged Tumbled Glass onto craft sheet and picked up colour with a paintbrush, used to add colour and definition to the hollyhocks. Strip of silver mirri coloured with blue alcohol inks then covered with strip of heat-resistant acetate silver embossed with the large Hollyhocks. Going to repeat this design in pinks/purples.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Father's Day

A quick Father's Day card. Vintage Photo Distress Ink applied to card with Cut n Dry Foam. Used a Post It circle to mask out the moon. Creative Expressions trees stamps in Vintage Photo then again with sticky ink and embossed with Clear. Layer edges embossed with Gold. Gold mirri card dots punched out with an office two-hole punch.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Leaves Again

Just love Creative Expressions stamp plate Seasonal Flora. This is based on a Sue Wilson card design. The background is brayered with Big and Juicy Spice. The leaves are stamped with sticky ink then brushed over with Gold Perfect Pearls, stamped again and gold embossed.

The sentiment is from Flowersoft Moments in Time. Not the one I wanted for this card. I feel the need to buy more sentiments stamps!

doCrafts demo - Cliona Larkin

Cliona showed how to tile an image - didn't take as long as I thought it would!

Pearly Sheen

This card is thanks to Rosietoes' blog -
the technique is to splodge two Distress Inks onto white card (here, Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass) then brush over the perfect pearls in Pearl and Gold, punching out butterflies and flowers from the same card. The effect is very pearly with a pretty sheen.
Goes to show Distress Inks aren't all about being dark and grungy!

Foliage Big n Juicy

Played with a Big and Juicy Ink Pad - Foliage - loved the colours. Stamped with Creative Expressions stamps and gold embossed the red cardstock. Wish I had brown cardstock left.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Vintage Aviation

Played with the Vintage Aviation stamp plate, Big n Juicy Ink Pad in Mountain Meadow, Sheena Douglass Trees Stamp. What else? Clear embossing powder, Black Twinkle embossing powder (on the distressed edges of the first layer).