Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Masked Bauble

Jennifer's card on the Hero Arts blog yesterday inspired me to have a go at masking, using a Spellbinders die to cut the mask and Hero Arts Magicl Background for the swirls.  I inked through the mask with Evergreen Bough, using masking again for a strip of Evergreen Bough down the left hand side and to create the 'string' for the bauble.  I cut a portion off the right hand side of the card and used scraps of Aspen Frost papers on the inside of the card.  I then placed a strip of double sided tape down the side of the card and sprinkled it with glitter.  Some pearls and a bow, another card done!

I'd like to enter this into:

Hero Arts November Contest - Bring on the Bling
Heart 2 Heart - Glitter it Up
Card Mania - Pearls and Swirls

Thanks for visiting! Ger x

Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornaments die
Hero Arts Magical Background stamp
Evergreen Bough Distress Ink
Aspen Frost papers
Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles
Sentiment: Blonde Moments
pearls, ribbon

Monday, November 26, 2012

Crafty Bloggers Network Design Team Inspiration Monday

It's Design Team Inspiration Monday at Crafty Bloggers Network and here's my card made with gorgeous Chocolate Baroque stamps who are our sponsors this month.

Check out the rest of the Design Team Inspiration. There's still time to enter!

Thanks for visiting! Ger x


Chocolate Baroque stamps
Spellbinders Nestabilities and Border dies
Evergreen Bough and Festive Berries distress inks
ribbon, bow

ABC Challenges - Anything Goes

Time for a new weekly challenge at ABC Challenges!  This is one I'm sure you'll all love - it's Anything Goes so drop by, see what the Design Team have created to get the mojo flowing, and enter your card!

I've used the cute Winter Wryn from Tiddlyinks and coloured her with Spectrum Noirs, adding Hunkydory glitter and Aspen Frost papers from Basic Grey, with Evergreen Bough distress ink added here and there.

I'd like to enter this into:

Crafty Pad challenge #198 - add some glitter

See you later with another card! Ger x

Image: Winter Wryn, Tiddlyinks
Spectrum Noirs
Papers: Basic Grey Aspen Frost
Dies: Spellbinders, Whiff of Joy, Memory Box
Sentiment: Blonde Moments

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Snowy Postcard

Good morning!  I am having great fun with this new stamp.  I think I've stamped it in every colour of ink I have in my box and it's a joy to stamp every time.

This one I stamped in black, adding a little Evergreen Bough and Festive Berries here and there, also some glitter on the trees and holly.

I'd like to enter this into:

Bearly Mine Challenge 62 - Snowflakes
Scrap Creations: Winter
Ladybug Crafts - Snowflakes
Our Daily Bread Designs - Thanksgiving or Christmas
The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge 31 - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting! Ger x


Stamps: Stampendous Snowy Postcard, Hero Arts Snowflakes
Distress Inks: Evergreen Bough, Festive Berries, Old Paper
Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles

Monday, November 19, 2012

Colour Challenge at ABC Challenges

Time for a new challenge at ABC Challenges and this week it's a colour challenge - the colours are Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip.  These are Stampin Up colours but don't worry if you don't have Stampin Up products (I don't, when are they ever going to come to Ireland?) just use whatever you have that's close enough!

I coloured the cute girl in browns, olives and oranges with my Spectrum Noirs and used some Core'dinations, embossing the green section.  I added some chocolate brown ribbon and some flowers and gems.

Have a look at the rest of the Design Team creations and join in!

Thanks for visiting. Ger x

Image - Ruby, Wee Stamps
Medium: Spectrum Noirs
Sentiment: computer generated
Tim Holtz embossing folder

Design Team Inspiration Monday at Crafty Bloggers Network

Our sponsors this month are Chocolate Baroque and I had fun colouring up this stamp with my Spectrum Noirs.  The sentiment is black embossed then I cut the image with Spellbinders Scalloped Oval and layered with Aspen Frost paper.  I embossed some red cardstock with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and added some Hero Arts ribbon.

There still time to enter this month and maybe win some gorgeous Chocolate Baroque stamps so go take a look at the Design Team Inspiration!

Thanks for visiting. Ger x


Image and Sentiment: Chocolate Baroque stamps
Medium: Spectrum Noirs
Papers: Aspen Frost
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Red cardstock, ribbon

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Silver holly

Just had fun with a Hero Arts 90 minute scramble.  The theme was No White.  I'm such an eejit, I used the stamp and emboss set but was in such a panic I forgot to dry emboss! Anyway I had fun. I added a couple of jump rings and some silver seed beeds to 'hang' the bauble from.

Thanks for visiting!

Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

Winter Wonderland - Oh Baubles


Hero Arts stamps
Silver embossing powder
Black card, red card
Waltzingmouse Stamps sentiment

Friday, November 16, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge

Some gorgeous Waltzingmouse stamps arrived today and I decided to play along with the sketch challenge:

I flipped the sketch and used Papermania Persimmon papers.  Sorry about the washed out photo, the daylight is gone and I'm hopeless at getting a good photo unless it's daylight.

Looking forward to a chilled out weekend! Ger x


Waltzingmouse Stamps Vintage Ornaments and Holiday Ornaments
Papermania Persimmon papers
Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments Die and Snowflake die
Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and Hero Arts Chalk Ink Latte
Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles Glitter
Hero Arts Ribbon, Glitter thread, red organza ribbon

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Winter Wryn

This image from Tiddlyinks is called Winter Wryn. I couldn't resisit adding glitter to the fur on her hat, coat and little boots.  I coloured the image with Spectrum Noirs and used my new hexagon die to cut the Kraft card, and glittered the Memory Box die cut tree.

Thanks for visiting! Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas
LEJ Challenge 29 - Season's Greetings
Bunny Zoe Monthly Challenge - Winter

Papermania Kraft Card
Neenah Solar White Card
Papers: Basic Grey Aspen Frost
Image: Tiddlyinks, coloured with Spectrum Noirs
Dies: Simon Says Stamp, Memory Box
Martha Stewart Punch
Sentiment: Waltzingmouse Stamps Nordic Winter
Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles

Monday, November 12, 2012

New Challenge at ABC Challenges

Morning! Time for another challenge at ABC Challenges. This week the challenge is to use the sketch:

I used Waltzingmouse Nordic Winter stamps, I just love them, they have such a cosy feel!

Pop on over and see what the rest of the Design Team have created. I hope you are inspired to enter our challenge this week!

Thanks for visiting. Ger x

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps
White Embossing Powder
Festive Berries Distress Ink
Red card, white card
Artemio Wood Buttons, Gingham Ribbon

Friday, November 9, 2012

Batch Stamping

Morning! Yesterday in Holiday Card Workshop Jennifer McGuire shared some more ideas for batch card making.  My card uses sentiments from Papermania and papers from My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas. I had to cut up some of the stamps to get them to fit on my card but that's ok I can put them back together after I finish my batch of cards. My Christmas box is filling up nicely and I'm so sad class ends today!

Enjoy your weekend! Ger x

Sentiments: Papermania
Snowflake Stamps: Papermania and Hero Arts
Papers: My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas
Inks: Distress Ink Evergreen Bough and Memento Tuxedo Black
Red pearls, Martha Stewart Border Punch

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

10 Minute Cards

You know those cards .... the ones that are needed absolutely last minute!  This new baby boy card uses papers from My Mind's Eye Bright Side and random bits from my stash.

Grey card, white card, embossing folders, Spellbinders Labels 18 and a stamp.  Quick, a photo! - and it's gone out the door.

I wonder who will say, 'Can you whip up a card quick' this week?

Ger x

Monday, November 5, 2012

Holiday Card Workshop 2012

I am so enjoying Holiday Card Workshop and finally got to make a card, this one inspired by Saturday's Bonus Day.  There's still a week of classes, and you can join in anytime.

Back later with one more card -

Ger x

Papermania Kraft card, Neenah white card
Hero Arts Greatest Gift stamps
Memory Box Mod Tree and Holiday Shapes
Silver embossing powder
Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord

Crafty Bloggers Network - November Challenge

Morning all. It's the start of another monthly challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network and this month we are sponsored by the fabulous Chocolate Baroque!

For my card I silver embossed the stamps onto green card then just one of the baubles on red card, popped up. I added some red pearls and a bow, and matted onto cream card.  These stamps are gorgeous and lovely to work with!

Pop over and see the rest of the Design Team's lovely creations and enter a card.  While you're there check out the Design Team Call - we are looking for some more team members.

See you later with more cards!

Ger x

Stamps: Chocolate Baroque Ivy Trails
Silver Embossing Powder
Card: Green, Cream
Pearls, Bow

New Challenge at ABC Challenges

It's Monday, that means it's time for a brand new challenge at ABC Challenges!  It's a tic-tac-toe and I chose Green Card, Twine and Leaves.

I drew around a CD on a Kraft card and cut out the circle, gold embossed some leaves from a piece of faux brayered card I made ages ago, cut them out and added a pinecone made with a flower die and following Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone instructions. I gold embossed the Creative Expressions sentiment on some green card and added gold fake stitching and a twine bow.

Come on over, choose your trio from the chart and play along!

I'd like to enter this into:

ATCs and Cards With Attitude - Add a Sentiment/Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas - Anything Goes
Jellypark Friends - Back to Nature
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting! Ger x

Papermania Kraft square card, green, brown card
Creative Expressions stamp leaves and sentiment
Gold embossing powder
Twine, gold pen

Friday, November 2, 2012

Mr & Mrs

Sorry about the shadow on the card! It's gone out the door now so no chance to take another pic. I get asked for white on white a lot.

I'd like to enter this into:

4 Crafty Chicks - A Day to Remember

I hope to be back later with a card inspired by Holiday Card Workshop . It's Day 5 and I haven't done any homework yet, not that the class lacks inspiration, it's because it's half term here and this lot seem to need fed and watered every hour!

Thanks for visiting. Ger x


Embossing folders: Papermania, Cuttlebug
Paper: Prima
Die Cuts: Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Memory Box
Card: Neenah, Bazzil
Pins, heart, ribbon, pearls, Stickles

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Xmas Kisses

I am in love with  Basic Grey Aspen Frost papers. I bought a 6 x 6 paper pack and will have to buy more it's so gorgeous.  Teamed here with a Wee Stamps digi, coloured with Spectrum Noirs.

I'd like to enter this into:

Simon Says - Get in Shape (no square cards)
Divas by Design - Feeling Festive
Flutterby Wednesdays - Fairy or Angel

Thanks for visiting! Ger x.

Image: Wee Stamps Winter Fairy
Medium: Spectrum Noirs
Papers: Basic Grey Aspen Frost
Sentiment: Blonde Moments
Ink: Distress Ink Evergreen Bough
pearl, coloured with Spectrum Noir BT5