Friday, October 28, 2011

Pink n girly

Papermania Kraft card and paper, silver mirri, pearls, image Flowersoft Moments in Time stamped, coloured and distressed with DI, lace coloured with same DI and twisted on sticky dots, pearl bead, Martha Stewart border punch, Marianne Creatables flourishes, made my own hat pins. Sorry about the terrible light.

No sentiment yet - it's going into my box of ready mades to wait for an occasion!

Thanks for visiting! Ger x.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christmas Cheer

More Waltzingmouse Stamps fun! Using Nordic Winter and Seasonal remedies stamps, Hero Arts Latte ink, a Papermania red brush marker and black embossing powder.

I would like to enter this into:

Simon Says ... Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland: A Vintage Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge: V is for Vintage

Thanks for visitng. Ger x.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nordic stamping

My first Waltzingmouse Stamps arrived yesterday, woohoo! This is from the Nordic Winter set and I decided to keep things simple for my first attempt.  Used Broken China distress ink and Hero Arts Chalk Ink in Poppy.  Added a couple of gems and a pearl.

I would like to enter this into:

Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - Clean and Simple

Thanks for visiting! Ger x.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Holly's Christening

Paper and pink core'dinations from a doCrafts Goody Bag last year, Spellbinders Ironwork Motifs and Fleur de Lis, alphabet Papermania Summer Bloom,ribbon, pearls, cross, outline stickers.

Holly's mother really liked the shade of blue in the beads and went with that instead of pink.  The little cross matches the tiny cross on the card.

Thanks for visiting! Ger x.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Paper Bauble

Sorry about the lighting - it's a miserable day here.  Stay inside and craft!
Made using Papermania at Christmas Time strips of paper, 90 strips per pack. You need to add your own beads, wire and crimp beads. Instructions use doubled wire, found that a bit fiddly so did it my own way LOL. A tassle at the bottom would be nice. Can't find the glitter spray to give it a spritz.

Thanks for visitng! Ger x.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Papermania Candles stamp and sentiment white embossed onto black card, some red gemstones and a scattering of pearls. Layered onto silver mirri then red cardstock.

I'd like to enter this into:

Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge 56 - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting. Ger x.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Christmas Robin

Isn't he cute? Digi image free at Sliekje digital stamps.  Coloured with Promarkers, Stickles and some Glossy Accents for the berries.  Raided my own and my neighbour's Promarkers for a berry red (well, my idea of what a berry red should be!) but was disappointed.  A red Papermania watercolour brush marker was the best for the berries. X-Cut ornate frame. Papers, sentiment, brads are Papermania. Silver mirri.

I'd like to enter this card into Wild Rose Studio Festive Frolics Christmas Card challenge. They're having a blog hop - take a look.

Thanks for visiting. Ger x.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Penny Black Snowman

Penny Black snowman coloured with Papermania brush markers and water, Black Enamel Accents for his shiny coal buttons and eyes.
Papermania snowflake embossing folder inked with Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pool before putting through
X-Cut Ornate Frames die, Papermania sentiment, white glitter, bow, flowers, and Spellbinders snowflake.

Not sure if Sarpreet has a Penny Black card for this Monday but do pay her a visit and see what she has created.

I'd like to enter this into:

Sparkle Creations Weekly Christmas Card Challenge - any Christmas card
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Christmas song Frosty the Snowman
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - Inspired by a Christmas song - Frosty the Snowman

Thanks for visiting! Ger x.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

GBCE Athlone

I could only get to GBCE Athlone on the Friday morning so myself and my crafting neighbour decided to make the most of it.  We left after the school run and arrived as shops were still setting up, so we had a great root around.  It was lovely to meet some very talented people again.  Cliona Larkin was demo-ing for docrafts and I spotted a card she made for docrafts magazing which looked much nicer 'in the flesh'.  I wished I had time to watch her but shopping first!

The amazingly creative Cathy Walsh was there this year again with her gorgeous samples and a fantastic shop with loads of hard-to-find Tim Holtz bits and pieces and generally things you don't see in many craft shops.  Had a lovely time shopping there! Among other things I bought Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two and some lovely Artemio floursh stamps.  Also on this card are Nellie Snellen multiframe squares and Spellbinders Ironwork Motifs (used to make the flower, which is a bit bulky on top of the bow.  You live and learn LOL).

An Siopa Bui had lots of the new Spellbinders (but I couldn't find Labels 22 there, or at any of the shops) and lots of Hunkydory.  I bought the Hunkydory mag and made this card from the freebies:

We spent until we had nothing left LOL and then had to rush back after just under 2 hours.  I could have happily stayed there all weekend browsing shops and watching demonstrations.  Sigh.

On Saturday I managed to make this card but it was too dark to photograph then.  Made from Me to You Winter Wonderland paper pack.  Made my own paper clip embellie.

Thanks for visiting! Ger x.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Orangey Thankyou

Hi all.  Made this thankyou card using a Tim Holtz embossing folder, sanding and some distress inks, can't remember which colours exactly.  The flowers are from Creative Expressions, stamped with DI and using a wet paintbrush to pull the colour out.  The sentiment is Hero Arts and the embellismhents from Papermania Capsule Collection.  The little paper buttons were die cut (Die-Namics) and also distressed.  Love that button die.

I managed to get to the GBCE in Athlone on Friday morning and will show you my goodies later!

Ger x.