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Monday, 25 February 2013

2 more cards (seem to have found mojo)

For the card above, The brief was "Unicorns".

I used a digistamp and coloured it with the new Ltd Edition 2013 promarker spring / summer set.
Then I inked up a mask with Vintage Velvet distress following a technique by Ali Reeve.
The hexagon patchwork stamp set is from Dreamees 
The Kaiser flowers and the spellbinder foliage die set are available from CraftSite 
Sentiment topper is a "Washable" by Ali Reeve and available from Clevercut

This card is made from Kraft Card stock from Papermania
The stamp set from from Woodware
Coloured with both promarkers and water colour pencils

Last Minute Birthday card (my fault)

I was supposed to have made this last week but it didn't happen.
So I have done this card this morning for my clients son and will be posting it myself shortly.

the stamp is from papermania and inked with versafine sepia inkpad
The mask is from Touch of Mica and inked through with versafine sepia inkpad and then I used copper perfect pearls mica powder over the top.

Sentiment printed on cream hammered paper and I used an inkylicious ink duster over the top again with the versamark sepia inkpad

Kraft card stock used for topper and card base 

Monday, 11 February 2013

Last minute Valentines card request

Had an e-mail earlier today from a customer asking for a Valentine's day card for his wife.
I used the Lily stamp from the Papermania "Just for You" set
Coloured with promarkers & flexmarkers and highlighted with
clear star sakura gel pen

More commissioned cards

The recipe for this one takes ingredients from all over the place, so lets get started :

Scalloped edge card blank - Craft Uk Ltd
Peppermint Green card stock - Create & Craft own make linen card
X-Cut butterfly punch for the border
JoyCrafts Triple Butterfly Die
Main sentiment - washables by Ali Reeve / Clevercut
"Good luck" sentiment made in My Craft Studio
X-cut scalloped circle dies used to create topper
Inverted corner punch from Craftsite 

These are a set of 12 Gift Cards for May, you can found out all about May & her quest here
They were created in Serif Craft Artist 2 software

Here's the ingredients for this card:

Card blank - Craft UK Ltd
Peppermint Card stock - Create & Craft Linen stock - own make
Sentiment by Matthew Arnold - printed onto plain white card stock
Spellbinder Oval Die used to create aperture
Leaf stamp used with Adirondack "lettuce" ink pad. Sorry, I don't know the manufacturer of the leaf stamp itself - it was in my basket
"Our thoughts..." stamp from Papermania
Spellbinders foliage set available from Craft Site  
Florish Die from Marianne Designs 
Flowers by Kaisercraft available from Craft Site 

Saturday, 9 February 2013

So far today ........................

The above card is for a 20 yr old man so I am hoping it fits the bill. I went for the "grunge" look and was genuinely going for the messy inked edge look. Do you know, its harder to do something deliberately wrong that to just make a mistake. 
So the ingredients for this recipe are as follows:-

Digital Image - "young man typing" from Mo's digital designs, coloured with promarkers
Gridded floor mask from Ali Reeve
Washable sentiment from Ali Reeve
Burlap scrap rubber stamp from "Butterflies" set by Creative expressions
2 papers from (believe it or not) Papermania black & white capsule collection (they aren't all feminine designs, as I think I've proven)

To create the gridded floor effect, I used some "quick mirror" stuff - the type you are supposed to stick to your wall and have an instant safety mirror. I stuck in onto a piece of thin card-stock before running it through the Grand Caliber. As it was a bit shiny for the type of card I wanted, I used a piece of kitchen paper which was enough to take the edge off. 

The edges of the papers and the coloured image were inked over with memento ink pad as I don't have a black distress ink pad - yet.

This is a set of 12 digitally designed gift cards for a lady who raises money & awareness for a cancer charity. I used Serif Craft Artist Pro to design the four toppers and these will be the gift cards for 2012.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and hope you like what you see

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Male birthday card

The vast majority of this card is made from papermania chronology set

the topper is a stamp also from papermania - classic car set 

"Hugs & Kisses"

"Hugs & Kisses"

Here is a topper I have made that is not only a DT card for Emergency Crafters (link on the right hand side) but also is my entry for this month challenge over at 

I took an A5 piece of black cardstock and trimmed a few mm of 2 sides so I knew it would fit onto the A5 piece of gold cardstock.
I ran this through the Grand Caliber using the Divine Swirls embossing folder made by provocraft which is available from Craftsite I ran it through twice and as its not a repeating pattern I knew I would need to cover the join. I had intended to ink over the piece with Perfect Medium and emboss with gold embossing powder. However, when I poured the embossing powder over the piece, I wasn't happy with the result so dusted it all off and was pleasantly surprised with the effect left on the black card. I polished it with a piece of kitchen roll and it gave it a bit of a shine.

Using the Asian Spellbinders Die set, also available from Craftsite , I cut 2 of the borders and laid them side by side along the centre of the embossed card and trimmed the ends.

I then die cut the central topper and inked through the die again with Perfect Medium, removed the die carefully and using a Hero Arts sentiment stamp, stamped into the centre of the circle and embossed with gold embossing powder. 

I then cut 4 corners and also a plaque which I cut in half and placed behind the central topper. 

Hope you like it & thank you for looking at my blog x  

Sunday, 3 February 2013

2 new cards

This card uses a stamp from Pink Gem designs and is coloured with Promarkers.
the "tickets" are from Polka Doodles Cherry Blossom Lane CD
The card stock is Create & Craft own make
Distress inks were used on the tickets

This digistamp is from Crafts and Me and coloured with promarkers with a bit of clear star pen from Sakura thrown in for good measure.