Monday, 20 November 2017

Visible Image Birtday card with Tim Holtz mixed media dies


I have been playing with my new stamp set (see previous post) and here are two cards I created.

Firstly I stamped, and heat embossed the eye.

I put a wash of water onto the card then sprinkled a little Brusho paint onto this, and blotted a little.

When dry I gently rubbed off the colourless masking fluid to reveal the white eye, then I coloured the iris with Promarkers.

I used a Sizzix die (Tim Holtz Mixed Media) to cut certain parts from the background and glued this onto a black mat, then onto a card base.

The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp.
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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Visible Image card

I recently treated myself to a set of stamps from Visible Image called 'Where dreams take you'.  And this is the card I made with this set.

It looks a little spooky don't you think?

I stamped the image and heat embossed it, then masked the eye area with colourless masking fluid (Winsor and Newton).

I created the background with diluted Brusho inks which I blew with a straw giving the effect shown.

When everything was dry I gently rubbed off the masking fluid which revealed a nice clean white area.

After adding a sentiment from the set,  I added a black mat and put this onto my card blank.

A little different for me, but I am pleased with it.

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All for now


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Clean and simple Snowflake Christmas Card


Today I am sharing a Christmas card I made recently.  It is easy to replicate so ideal for batch making.

I started by stamping a few snowflakes, in grey, directly onto my square card blank.
Then I cut four different snowflakes in white card and glued these onto the card as you can see.
I finished with a sentiment produced on my computer and a single gem.

Hope you like this, thank you for visiting.

All for now


Friday, 3 November 2017

Christmas card using Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamps and dies

Hello there

Today's card showcases Sizzix dies and Stampers Annonymous stamps

I created the background by spritzing with a pewter ink spray.  I cut into this with a Tim Holtz Multi Media die and glued these layers to my card blank.

The dog, bones, lead and presents are from the Crazy Dog and Crazy Accessories sets (dies by Sizzix and stamps by Stampers Annonymous ). The trees are from my collection of dies.

I kept the colours cool, and am pleased with the result.  Hope you like this.  Thank you for visiting


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Christmas card - dancing robins

Today I would like to show you a Christmas card I  made using a Little Claire stamp as a focal point.

This card was very straightforward to make.  I simply stamped and coloured the image with Promarkers before cutting it out with a rectangular die.

I backed the image onto gingham card from Anne Marie Designs, and added a ribbon and snowflake to one corner and a die cut sentiment to the bottom.

Hope you like it.

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Spellbinders Make mine lemon lime die, part 2


I would like to show you the second card I made using these great dies.

As you can see I chose to use the dies as limes this time because I had found this quote which I wanted to use.

I altered one leaf so it looks like lips (I hope you think so too) to emphasise the 'smile' of the quote.

I am very happy with the result, hope you like it

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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Spellbinders Make mine lemon lime die


I was lucky enough to win this lovely die (Spellbinders - Make mine Lemon Lime) when I left a comment on Christine Emberson's blog - Creativity Continues.

Christine is a very talented lady who is an ambassador for Spellbinders.

I was really excited to receive it and this is a card I made with the die set..

The black polka dot paper in the background really make the die cuts stand out. 

However, I do wonder if I should have sat the central black mat onto a narrow white mat??.  Perhaps I will try this next time as I have more ideas for this die set - watch this space

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