Monday 29 October 2012

Spooky House

Something a bit different from me today. A project I did for the kids for Halloween. It's a spooky house cut on my Cameo Silhouette.

The file was from Samantha Walker and I've used Co ordinations cardstock. I've inked around the edges with distress inks. The light is a little battery tea light.


Saturday 27 October 2012

Card Makin Mammas


I had a great time yesterday at the SECC and got lots of goodies and today I'm off to see Skyfall. So a great weekend for me but before I go I wanted to show you my Card Makin Mammas Challenge DT card.
We are sponsored by Squiggle Stamps so I have used one of their images today. The theme is

Anything Goes
Die cuts: Cut with my Cameo Silhouette
I've used Coordination cardstock for the die cuts and distressed it. I then added white highlights.
Squiggle stamps are closing at the end of October so their is a fab sale now on of 50% off all images.
The prize this week on Card Makin Mammas is a fab mystery digi bundle so come along to the challenge blog and take a look at the gorgeous cards the other DT girls have made and join in with us.

Thursday 25 October 2012

Cute Card Thursday

This week's challenge on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge is

Something Scary

I've been trying out my Cameo so I decided to make something different from a card for the challenge. This is a juice carton that I downloaded by Samantha Walker. I used cordinations card stock and distress it to make up the blank carton. I put a piece of grey c/s behind the letters to help them stand out. The digi images are by Stamp Fairy and have been coloured with Copics. The moon has some lace stickles on it too. I attached them to the carton with 3D pads. The words are by Echo Park.

There are some fab Scary cards over on the Cute Card Challenge blog that the other DT members have made. You can find them all here.

I'm off to the SECC tomorrow so I will schedule my Card makin mamas post and hope it works!!


Friday 19 October 2012

Creative Expressions DT Project- A Tutorial

Hi Friday at last! Today I would like to show you a tutorial that I've made on 3 ATCs I designed for my Creative Expressions DT project.

Blank ATCs
Creative Expressions - Sam Poole's Creative Studio stamps: Steampunk Christmas & Art Sayings
Distress Inks
Perfect Pearls
Memento Ink
Tissue Paper
Multi medium Gel

    1. Take your 3 blank ATCs and using cut and dry smooth your chosen colour distress inks over them, overlapping a little. Spray your fingers with a little water and flick over the ATCs. Blot dry and allow the inks to dry completely.

  2. On each ATC take a contrasting distress ink and ink up the grid stamp from the Steampunk Christmas set and stamp onto the ATC. Go over the ink with your chosen perfect pearl. Brush off all excess.
3.  Using the two smallest cogs from Steampunk Christmas stamp and ghost stamp randomly over your ATC.
4. Stamp the tree, bird and 2 sized bulb blooms onto different coloured tissue paper. Cut out carefully.
5. Using a gel medium adhere the stamped tissue to each of the ATCs and then add another layer on top. (My bird bled a little because it was pink tissue but it doesn't look as bad in real life).
6. Stamp out sayings from the Art Sayings set onto white card. Cut up each word and edge with distress inks.Add to ATCs and finally add some highlights with a white pen to the tree. (see main pic).
 I hope this has been useful. My last 3 DT projects have been all about Christmas but  I wanted to show you how versatile Steampunk Christmas was and doesn't have to be all about Christmas.
Have a good weekend.x

Thursday 18 October 2012

Creative Expressions News

I have some exciting news for you and a bit of a heads up. Creative Expressions are bringing out a fab new project magazine!!! Which is great news as it won't be the same as the ones that are out there now. Something new. And.................. I have an article in it!! It will be out on the 5th November and on sale through independant craft retailers. I can't wait to see it!!

There's no day like a snow day

Today's card is my DT card for Cute Card Thursday and I've also followed the Sketch Saturday Challenge.
The theme for Cute Card Thursday is
Got Glitter?
and the Sketch Saturday sketch looks like this
 And here's my card

Stamp: CC Designs - Wintertime Fun
Papers: First Edition - Christmas Joy
Snowflake die cuts: Cheery Lynn Designs

Please go take a look at the other DT's cards, they really are fab. Hope to see you joining in too.


Saturday 13 October 2012


I made this card for 2 challenges , Mojo Monday and Papertake Weekly.

Here's Mojo Monday's sketch
And here's my card which is in the Papertake Weekly theme of "All Creatures Great & Small".

Image: Lily of the Valley - Spring Swing
Papers: Simple Stories - Fabulous
Leaves: Martha Stewart Punch
Flowers: Doo Hickey
Flourish: Cameo Silhouette
Kaleidoscope: Cameo Silhouette


Card Makin Mamas

Time for another challenge from the Card Makin Mamas and this week the theme is

Halloween / Spooky

I've used up some scraps of paper from my stash so can't tell you who they are by!! But I've embossed the grey spotty paper. I've also stitched around the edges with a purple thread. The boy is of course from Magnolia. All the die cuts have been cut with my Cameo Silhouette. I've highlighted them with a white pen.
CMM are offering one winner a $5 gift voucher from Digital Delights. The other DT girls have made some really fun Halloween/spooky cards. Pop over and take a look here.


Thursday 11 October 2012

Cute Card Thursday & Sketch Saturday

Another project for you today and it's my DT card for Cute Card Thursday. I've combined it with the Sketch Saturday Challenge.
Here's the sketch

And the theme for Cute Card Thursday is

Paper Piecing
I haven't done any of this for ages! Here is my card
Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Sassy Sally
Papers: Dovecraft - Tea Party
Die Cuts: Cameo Sillhouette
I've stitched around the edges of the papers with a turquoise thread. I paper pieced her ribbon, top , skirt, socks and shoes. All the die cuts have been made with my new Cameo. Taking me a while to get used to it but I'm pretty impressed with it!!
Please pop over to the Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog , the DT girls have made some great cards as usual.

Creative Expressions DT Canvas

Morning time to show my 3rd piece for Creative Expressions and this time along with the Steampunk Christmas set I've made a canvas.

Firstly I sprayed the canvas with red and green spray inks. I then made a stencil using the "25" stamp and used gesso to make the 25 stand out. When they were dry and I went over them with some lipstick red distress ink. I achieved some lovely texture on them this way. I stamped the bird and light bulb bloom onto acetate and coloured the backs with red, green and gold perfect pearls then adhered them to the canvas. Next came some clear embossing powder mixed with frantage copper fragments around the edges.I decided I didn't want to waste the actual cut out from the 25 stencil so I put that over one of the gesso 25's and added a little gold pen. I stamped up a cog with black ink and randomly stamped it over the canvas. Finally I added gold pen around the edges, bird and bloom and splattered a little onto the canvas.

Don't forget to go over to the Creative Expressions news blog as we are currently showing a meet the team blog post once a week. Also we have a facebook page where we show all the DT projects. They really are amazing.


Thursday 4 October 2012

Creative Expressions 2nd DT Card

Afternoon and here is my 2nd post of the day. This time it's for my DT card for Creative Expressions. As you know I picked out the Sam Poole - Steampunk Christmas for my monthly pick so I've put a different slant on the stamps this week.
I was inspired to make this card after seeing a set in Craft Stamper by Sarah Engels-Greer. I loved her 3 cards that she showcased last month.

First I took a 12x12 piece of cardstock by Tim Holtz from the Kraft Resist pad and cut it to make a 6x6 card. I then brushed over a little gesso randomly. Next using the tree stamp from the Sam Poole Steampunk Christmas stamp set I stamped it out using walnut stain distress ink and then I shadow stamped it with another burgundy ink. I then stamped a few cogs out in the same walnut distress ink. A piece of tape washi was put along the bottom. I took a kraft tag and stamped out some cogs with distress ink and then let it dry. I then stamped out some more cogs and embossed them with clear powder. I then ripped it in half. I did the same with the sentiment and the "25" but using a burgundy ink and edging with the walnut. Next I arranged the pieces onto the card and run stitching over them randomly. I then inked and embossed some cogs onto Kraft card and cut them out and arranged them on the page. Finally I added the twine.

Come back next week to see what I create using Steampunk Christmas again.


Cute Card Thursday & Sketch Saturday

Time for another DT card for Cute Card Thursday and I've used this week's sketch from Sketch Saturday.

The CCT theme this week is

Lotsa Ribbon

Here's my card

Image: Saturated Canary - Butterfly Baby
Papers: Fancy Pants Designs - Baby Mine
Doiley, corners & words: Made with my Cameo Silhoeutte

I can't remember who the ribbon is made by, sorry.

We'd love to see your cards using the theme lotsa ribbon. You can find all the details here.


Wednesday 3 October 2012

First Smash Page

I've been seeing lots of Smash pages on the internet and wanting to give it a go. Well I finally got round to doing a page all about my fav drink. It's not brilliant but it's a start!!

The take away cup, letters, paper clip and hearts have been made with my new Cameo. The cup and logo are photos from google. Papers I forget will go look later :0) and the washi tape was free with a mag.