Friday, August 14, 2015

Mid-Month Inspiration at Craft for the Craic


It's time for some mid-month inspiration at Craft for the Craic, and this month we're using a photo as the theme:


I folded some Neenah Desert Storm to make a tent-fold card and added a light purple frame cut with Spellbinders rectangles.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Happy and Smile stamps set.

I recently ordered some Brusho powder watercolours after watching Jennifer McGuire using them (that Jennifer one has a lot to answer for!) and they are great fun.  I sprinkled some Brusho turquoise and purple on cardstock then sprayed with water.  When the piece was dry, I die cut the butterfly and leaves, and added some sequins.

Check out the rest of the mid month inspiration and Craft for the Craic

I'd like to enter this into:


Ger x


Friday, July 24, 2015

Mid-Month Inspiration at Craft for the Craic


Summer is the theme at Craft for the Craic, and I made a Birthday card.

I used Simon Says Stamp die Clustered Leaves to cut the leaves from Masking Paper which was stuck to the card, before inking with Hero Arts Bubble Gum. Very satisfying pulling the masking paper off to reveal the result!  Simon Says Stamp set Happy and Smile was used to stamp Happy, and I used the Birthday word from yet another Simon Says Stamp die.  I coloured it with a blue ink pad and then couldn't resist going over it with a Wink of Stella pen.  Some docrafts punched butterflies with more Wink of Stella and sequins, then mounted onto pink card.

Have a look at the rest of the design team's fabulous inspiration Craft for the Craic

I'd like to enter this into:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Sparkle and Shine

Ger x

Monday, July 6, 2015

Summer at Craft for the Craic


It's a Summer theme at Craft for the Craic, and I'm sorry I'm a day late with my post.

I have used Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars stencil with embossing paste which I coloured blue with some distress ink, SSS stamps and Smile die.

Looking forward to seeing your Summer themed creations over at Craft for the Craic

Ger x

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Big Occasion at Craft for the Craic


This month at Craft for the Craic we want to see what you've made for The Big Occasion - and don't shoot me, but I made a Christmas card.

I had just received an order from Simon Says Stamp and couldn't resist using embossing paste with the Falling Snow stencil, on top of a background inked with Tumbled Glass.  I used the same ink to edge the die cut trees and cut some Tim Holtz festive words from black card.  I added some sequins and just had to use my new Wink of Stella glitter pen on the words.  It's a shame the camera doesn't pick up the lovely shimmer.

There's still time to enter The Big Occasion at Craft for the Craic - Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Graduations, Exams Good Luck - anything craft, from cards to crochet to cakes!  Show us what you've made at Craft for the Craic

I'd like to enter this into:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Jingle Bells - 12 days of Cardstock - no patterned paper

Ger x

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Masking at Online Card Classes


I've really enjoyed Maskerade at Online Card classes but haven't had a minute for homework!  However I did take a little time to play last night.

I die cut Simon Says Stamp clouds from a piece of acetate and laid the negative on some card, inking through with Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Bubblegum before using the same ink on a Hero Arts swirly background stamp and stamping onto the acetate mask.

Next I stamped the little dog from Simon Says Stamp set Pillow Talk, stamping again on some scrap paper to create a mask for the dog before stamping his little pillow.  It was late and I wasn't in the mood for colouring! So I just outlined the little pooch and his pillow with a pink Copic marker.

I stamped a sentiment from the same SSS Pillow Talk set and added some enamel dots before mounting the card onto some pink card.

I'm hoping to use the die cut acetate clouds as masks on another project, and get some more class homework done, there were so many inspiring ideas!



Ger x

Friday, May 1, 2015

Wings at Craft for the Craic


It's Fridaaaaaaaayyy!!  And it's time for another challenge at Craft for the Craic.  This month the theme is Wings so head on over to Craft for the Craic with your crafty projects with a Wings theme.

My daughter is doing her Leaving Cert in June and the class needed a thankyou card for their French teacher.  I made the sentiment on the computer and the Paris image is a digital freebie.  The papers were bought in Easons and I used one of the wood effect papers to cut a Spellbinders Labels 18 to make a frame for the sentiment, and a Hero Arts butterfly die cut from the same paper.


Ger x

Friday, April 3, 2015

Die-ing for Spring at Craft for the Craic


It's been a busy month with little time for crafting but now it's time for another challenge at Craft for the Craic.  

The challenge this month is Die-ing for Spring - use a die cut, or an Easter theme.  I went with the die cut, using a Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles die set to cut the image which was stuck down flat, and the frame which was popped up with sticky foam.

The cute hedgehog and sentiment are from a Penny Black set, coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noirs.  The edge was coloured with Scattered Sage DI as were the sentiment and papers which I think are Basic Grey.  I roughly cut spirals from Papermania red and grey card which I wound into flowers, adding pearls and some stickles.

Looking forward to seeing your projects this month at Craft for the Craic and remember, we like to see all types of craft - crochet, sewing, baking, jewellery, knitting, scrapbooking, painting, pottery - any craft really, let's see what you've made for the craic!

Ger x