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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Friday, 29 September 2017

BOO! - Halloween card

Hello all

I wanted to use my new spider's web die again, so came up with this version of a Halloween card.

I decided not to use the usual halloween colours of black with orange, so instead used red and black which looks quite creepy - don't you think? I am pleased with the result.

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Take care


Saturday, 23 September 2017

Christmas card with jolly snowmen


I wanted to keep all colours on this card almost monochrome.

I stamped the central image then masked it off and stamped it again on either side.

I coloured the image with muted shades of Promarkers , added a monochrome border and silver die cut.

I am really pleased with the result, hope you are too.

All for now


Friday, 8 September 2017

Altenew Adore you stamps


I love the new Altenew Adore you stamps, here is a card I made using them.

I stamped the flowers onto watercolour card and coloured them with distress inks which I mixed with water to give a muted effect.

I outlined the image with a grey watercolour pencil, then blended this with a water brush to give a subtle effect.  I finished with a few speckles of grey paint , black dots, and a sentiment printed with my Brother hand held labeller together with a small sliver of striped card.

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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Halloween card using Tim Holtz' Crazy Dogs and Accessories


I made this card for a friend, using Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamps by Stampers Annonymous and matching dies by Sizzix

The background was created by spritzing with solutions of Brusho in yellow and red.

Yhe dog was stamped, then coloured with Promarkers, then cut out and placed on the background with the spider web and spider.

I cut a frame in black then sat a pumpkin and brush on top.

Hope you like this


Thursday, 17 August 2017

A winter scene using Tim Holtz Tree line die


I do not have a stamp of a group of Christmas trees so I made my own stamp by cutting funky foam with the tree line die by  Tim Holtz, then  I glued this onto a wooden block.

I stamped my tree-line stamp once or twice using muted colours then added a banner onto which I stamped my sentiment.  I stamped a snowflake and added several clear sequins before adding it to my card base with a contrasting mat at top and bottom.

Hope you like this, thank you for visiting.