Thursday 28 February 2013

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

A great theme this week for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and it is ............

Something Old

So you could use something old or the image could be of an old person or from the past etc.
Mine is an old person probably me in a few years time lol.

I can't for the life of me remember the name of these stamps something like Maud and Malcolm?? The sentiment is from the same plate.

Papers: Dovecraft basic papers
Flourish: Cheery Lynn Designs
Decorative border punch: Martha Stewart

The prize this week is from Cedar Chest Designs. The DT girls have made some great projects these week, you can see them here.


Tuesday 26 February 2013

This week's Creative Expressions Project

Im on a roll this week, my Creative Expressions project is at the start of the week for a change!!

All sorts of things happening on this tag!! I started off with a manila tag and used the uber embossing folder to emboss it,  I then sprayed it with water. I then smooshed it through some spray inks. I stamped and cut out a Art House and dominoes from the Creative Expressions Sam Poole Art House stamp sheet. I coloured them with distress inks and added a white pen highlight. I swiped over the tag with walnut distress ink.

See you next week for another Creative Expressions project.


Thursday 21 February 2013

Creative Expressions Project

This week's project for Creative Expressions is a sort of CAS card. It's using the gorgeous Sam Poole Art Houses and the background ruler stamps.

Here's my card and I've also done a little step by step on how to make it too.

1. Take your white card blank and lay down a piece of sequin waste along the bottom of the card. Using some sponge dab walnut stain and peeled paint distress inks over the holes.

2. Stamp out the house and key from the Art Houses stamp plate  onto white card , cut out and watercolour with worn lipstick and peacock distress inks.

3. Stamp the sentiment with black ink over the spots.

4. Using the ruler background stamp , stamp out a block and then cut up some of them and ink with the distress inks. Tear at one end to make them look like washi tape.

5. Now piece the card together.  I applied the house and key with 3D tabs. The "washi tape" was applied with a wet glue. I used the remaining waste pieces of ruler to attach to the "big" and the side of the house.

I hope my step by step was of some use to you :0)  I'll be back next week with another Creative Expressions project x

Cute Card Thursday

Woah the weeks are going by so fast, seems Thursdays come round so quick!! Soon be Summer :0)

This week's challenge at Cute Card Thursday is....

Inks: TH distress inks
Stamps: Kanban
Sentiment: Dylusions - Artful Sayings
I rarely make cards as simple as this and always use patterned papers so this was quite a challenge for me but I quite like how it turned out. I used distress inks to colour the butterflies and I stamped them straight onto the card and then stamped them again on a separate piece of card, but the wings out , coloured them and used a 3D bud to adhere them.
We are sponsored this week by Whimsy Stamps. The DT girls have made some great cards again this week. Please pop over and join in with our challenge. You can find us here.

Saturday 16 February 2013

Card Makin Mamas

Time for the Card Makin Mamas challenge and the theme is.....


Pretty easy eh?

We are sponsored this week by Sassy Studio Designs and I've used her "Lager" digistamp. The prize is 4 of the Sassy Studio Designs digistamps of your choice.

You have 2 weeks for this challenge, so plenty of time. Why not go over to the challenge blog and have a look at the other DT girl's projects?


Friday 15 February 2013

Creative Expressions

Time to showcase a new set of stamps and embossing folder for Creative Expressions. We had 2 lots of Sam Poole's stamps and a fantastic embossing folder to play with.
The first set of stamps is a plate called  Art Houses , I love this one, the little houses are great. The second stamp plate is a background stamp called Ruler. The embossing folder was fun to use, I haven't used one in a while but it came out great. The folder is called Uber by Couture Creations.

So here is my first project, a card.

Stamps: Sam Poole - Art Houses and Ruler
Embossing folder: Couture Creations - Uber
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks

I've watercoloured the houses with the distress inks and also layered up some of the features.

I'll be back next week with another project using Creative Expressions products.


Thursday 14 February 2013

Papermill Design Team Announced

Fab news for me today!! I was picked to be on the fantastic Design Team for Papermill!! Over the moon I am.

This is a brand new Design Team and a first for Papermill. 5 of us were chosen

Barbara Daines
Ruth Hamilton
Kerry Cox
Sandie Dunne

and me!!

I'm looking forward to showing you my projects using the fab papemill card and paper.


Cute Card Thursday

Thursday rolls around today and our snow was here for one day, yesterday, but today it's all gone!! I'm glad as I'm having to walk quite far at the moment due to Rob being flat on his back with a slipped disc. I don't drive :0)
Anyway this week's challenge for Cute Card Thursday is

An Eye For Detail

I've used a  Dilly Beans digi image and coloured her with Copics.

Papers: First Edition - Desert Blooms
Flourish: Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish
Sentiment: Dylusions
Punch: Martha Stewart butterflies

This week we are offering a prize of  a Whiff of Joy stamp  to one lucky winner. The DT have done a fab job again this week and have all taken the challenge theme in a different way. Please come over and join in with us here.


Friday 8 February 2013

Milk Carton boxes and holder

Here's something I made this afternoon. I'd seen these sort of boxes but wanted to make one of my own. Thanks to a Cameo friend for the file 0)

I've cut it out of Papermill cream linen card with my Silhouette Cameo. The papers are Tilda - Winterbird.

Monday 4 February 2013

Valentine's box for Cute Card Thursday

Doh I was supposed to show this for my DT project for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge but got over excited and posted it early.
The theme at Cute Card Thursday is
 Love Struck

The prize this week is a £10 gift voucher from Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

Today I have a little Valentine's box to show you. I think I will give one to each of my younger kids with a little message inside.

You could add chocolates, messages, jewellery etc.
I've used Papermill cardstock, this really does cut beautifully on the Cameo and I've never had any trouble with it. The box file is in the Silhouette store by Lori Whitlock. The sentiment is cut from Vinyl and is also in the store and the designer is Kolette Hall. I put  the waste hearts from the box inside with a little tissue paper. I've also inked around the edges with distress ink.

Sunday 3 February 2013

Cardmaking Mamas

Morning, it's time for another Card Makin Mamas Challenge and the challenge is......


Digi Image: Bugaboo stamps - Ava and Deacon love word
Papers: My Minds Eye - Love Me Do
Colouring medium: Copics

This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps so I've used the Ava and Deacon Love Word. The prize is 7 free digi images!! Well worth entering.

We have 3 new DT members joining us this week so you can see their and all the other DT members work here on the blog.


Saturday 2 February 2013

Creative Expressions Project

Here's this week's project for Creative Expressions.

I made a mini canvas. I first sprayed some inks over the canvas and then sprayed with water. I let the first layer dry and then reinked. The sentiment says "It just takes a small act of kindness to make a difference in someone's life". I embossed it with gold powder. Its been stamped on acetate. The sentiment is from the unmounted Special Sentiments plate. I also used the gold embossing to stamp some hearts along the bottom right hand side. They are from the unmounted Heart Entwined plate. The two big hearts are also from the same plate and are embossed with white embossing powder.

I'll show you another project next week.


Friday 1 February 2013

Tyrrell's Box Frame

Today I'd like to show you a box frame I've made using my Cammie.

Card: Papermill Direct A3 card
Papers: Fancypants Designs - Baby Mine
Files: Lori Whitlock , Rivka Wilkins, Alaa Studio, svg cuts.