Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Henbury Poinsettia

Watching Sheila Halliwell from doCrafts in Athlone last Friday I remembered that I own a paper crimper so pulled it out for this card.

Henbury Lane Poinsettia A4 Collectors' Pack
Sizzix Snowflake embossing folder
Colourbox chalk inks

Thanks for visiting

Ger x.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Over the Edge

The challenge at Scrapbook Sisters is Over the Edge.

Sizzix Snowflake embossing folder
Spellbinders scalloped circles
doCrafts robin decoupage and sentiment from last year's Christmas stash (must use up more of that!)
Ribbon, gems, pearl card and mirri paper from stash

Thanks for visiting!

Ger x.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge: Alcohol Inks

Morning all!  Dug out the alcohol inks to have a go at the challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.

This wasn't the design I started out with in my head, but isn't that so often the case!

Ranger alcohol inks Wild Plum and Red Pepper plus some Gold Mixatives on glossy card
Martha Stewart border punch
Heat resistant acetate
Creative Expressions stamp Cottage Flowers
Gold embossing powder
Butterfly punch
Gems from stash

Ger x.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Scrapbook Sisters Challenge: Pink and Black

Over at Scrapbook Sisters they are launching their Card Challenges with some lovely blog candy - check out the link in my sidebar. The first challenge theme is Pink and Black and this is my entry.

Pink Core'dinations from doCrafts July Goody Bag
Flower punches and scallop nestie
Ribbon, black card, brads from stash.

Ger x.

Friday, September 3, 2010


I can't believe it, I won the August Card of the Month challenge at Creative Expressions !

The challenge was to create a card using Cosmic Shimmers. I used Pearl Gold from their Iridescent Pigment Mica Cosmic Shimmers, and Big n Juicy foliage faux brayered, also the Trees stamp plate together with some stamps from the Canal and Seasonal Flora range.

The prize is 50 stg worth of Cosmic Shimmer goodies! I've been lusting after more of these for ages.

Why don't you enter their September Card of the Month challenge, which is to use anything from the Eco Green range? I watched Sheena use the fabulous Eco paints at a workshop in Perth this year. These are amazing paints and Sheena demonstrated a crackle technique which she then painted over in a folk painting style. You may have seen them demonstrated by Julia Andrus (who invented them) on Create & Craft.

Creative Expressions also have a Facebook group which can be found here

I had no sooner peeled myself off the ceiling after getting that news than the courier arrived with my new Cuttlebug!

I am officially in crafting Heaven!

Ger x.