Sunday, January 30, 2011

Daughter's 16th

X-cut flowers and butterfly punches, Tim Holtz Vintage Market numbers, Marianne Creatables flourish die, Martha Stewart border punch and Papermania Summer Bloom glitter alphabet.

Ger x.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

More Hero Arts

I love the Large Fabric background and Find Joy sentiments stamps from Hero Arts.  Used the textured side of some A6 Anita's card blanks and stamped the background in lots of different colours - this one is lilac.  MS border punch, flowers and gems from stash.

More gorgeous new stamps from Hero Arts 2011 catalogue - the flower and leaf is from Blossom Art and the definition background is Dictionary Greeting.  Some Old Paper distress ink, an MS bordern punch and some Glossy Accents in the middle of the flower as inspired by Barb's blog

Lots more stamps to play with ....

Ger x.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Kitten on my PC

Cats have it all sussed.

Ger x.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Just for You

The background is Hero Arts magical background and Wild Honey distress ink.  The sunflowers and sentiment are from Papermania, as are the papers.  The pearls are Liquid Pearls.  Glossy accents for the centre of the sunflowers - can't see that in the pic.  Promarkers to colour the sunflowers.

Needed some sunshiny colour today!

Ger x.

Northern Ireland Craft Extravaganza

I do love workshops - I learn so much, pick up so many tips and above all get inspiration.  But hardly any of the big name crafters come here, but - 

It seems we might get some big name crafters to this island after all!  There is talk of a two-day event, possibly in Newry or one of the border towns, or even in Belfast - the venue hasn't been fixed just yet.  There would be 8 workshops over the two days, along the lines of this event  - I wonder what you all think, would you attend?  Which town would be best for everyone?

Ger x.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Just a note

Still playing with new Hero Arts stamps!  Inspired by P.38 of their new catalogue - you can download the digital version here.
Hero Arts Flower Bird Garden cling stamp
Papermania pink ink and clear embossing powder
Martha Stewart scallop dot punch
X-Cut butterfly punch
Papermania just a note stamp
Peeled Paint distress ink
Sorta meshy background stamp - bought at GBCE Athlone, don't know whose sorry.

Ger x.

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Hero Arts stamps

 After watching Jennifer McGuire's video I had to have a go.  Watch the video - she does a much better job than me!

The background paper is from Papermania's new Birdsong collection - some gorgeous texture papers in there.  I tried changing some organza ribbon with Peeled Paint distress ink.  

Papermania Birdsong paper pack
Papermania thankyou stamp
Hero Arts Flower Bird Garden cling stamp
White embossing powder
Silver and Opal Liquid Pearls
Distress Inks
Ribbon, button, string from stash

Thanks for looking.  Ger x.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


'MAM!  I need a card for my friend's 16th! Quick!'

Sound familiar LOL?

Embossing folder and cupcake stamp free with this month's docrafts magazine
Pink core'dinations
Papermania Summer Bloom glitter alphabet
Spellbinders Labels One
Gems etc. from stash

Ger x.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Male Birthday

Lots of birthdays this month so I made a start.

You know how it is with men's cards - wanted to add a felt flower but I resisted and added the buttons.

Papers: Papermania It's a Man's World
Alphabet: Papermania Poinsettia
Hero Arts dots stamp, clear EP
Papermania buttons and raffia
White gel pen, baker's twine
Card: Papermania Kraft A6

Thanks for looking
Ger x.