Friday, November 6, 2015

Something Glittery at Craft for the Craic

Time for a new challenge at Craft for the Craic and this month we want to see Something Glittery - all types of craft are welcome at Craft for the Craic.

I started by sponging some Tumbled Glass distress ink onto a piece of card before using Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars stencil and some Wendy Vecchi embossing paste, sprinkled with fine glitter while still wet.  When the paste was dry I die cut with Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments.  I had to use two layers of fun foam to get enough depth for the shaker stuff to be able to shake, before adding acetate and sticking the whole lot to the card base.  I used the Spellbinders dies to cut a frame for the shaker window and a Tim Holtz die cut word from silver mirri card.  Feeling quite festive now!

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

So Glossy at Simon Says Stamp

Over at Simon Says Stamp Monday the challenge is So Glossy and as my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool arrived from Create With Kate I decided to use it to make a card.

I don't do Project Life but I do like the look of the pages with everything in its own pocket, so I wanted to make a project life style card.  I cut down an A4 plastic pocket and started fusing patterned paper (Trimcraft Deck the Halls) into sections, then added some sequins into their own section for shaking! A die cut Tim Holtz word also got its own pocket.  The card base was cut off at the front just leaving a centimetre or two to attach the plastic to.  I knew the plastic wasn't strong enough on its own to stand the front of the card up, so I backed it with a piece of acetate to keep the front of the card clear.  The pretty green ribbon is also from Create with Kate.

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Brithday Flowers

It's a beautiful Sunday morning here, lovely autumn sunshine!  

I used a stencil and Pumice Stone ink in the corner of this card but decided the grey was not what I wanted so went over it with Bundled Sage.  The flowers (Tim Holtz) were scribbled with a Papermania marker before spritzing with Perfect Pearls and water, then stamping.  The lovely shimmer is not captured by the camera.  The sentiment is Hero Arts and the sequins are from Simon Says Stamp.

Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for visiting.

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Ger x

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Wrap it Up at Simon Says Stamp

Morning! I've had this Waltzingmouse Stamps set for a couple of years now and I still love it. I wanted to make a card and matching gift tag.  Stamped with Festive Berries and Chipped Sapphire distress inks.  The dies are Spellbinders Labels 18.

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Thanks for visiting!

Ger x

Monday, October 26, 2015

Throwback Challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge are having a Throwback Challenge - you can choose a theme from any of their past challenges.  I went with their recent Ombre challenge.

I used Spellbinders dies and Masking Paper to cut a rectangular mask before inking with Festive Berries and Mustard seed distress inks, then I white embossed a Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp before removing the masking paper.  I white embossed the flower on another piece of card and coloured with Papermania markers and water, before fussy cutting.  The 'Smile' is a Simon Says Stamp die, and the sentiment is also from SSS, as are the sequins.

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Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Throwback Challenge (Ombre)

Friday, October 23, 2015

Happy Friday

Yay it's Friday and a Bank Holiday weekend!

Still playing with Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamps.  This card was coloured with Papermania markers and water.  I added a few sequins and the sentiment was a freebie with a magazine as far as I remember.

Thanks for visiting, and enjoy your weekend.

Ger x

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Blue Flowers

Loving the Flower Garden stamps from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous!

I coloured them with Papermania markers and water, adding some Cosmic Shimmer Mist Gold splatters and a Hero Arts sentiment, gold embossed, although it looks as though I stamped it in black.  Think I might need some photography lessons!

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Edit: I was honoured to be featured in the Designer Spotlight for this challenge!

Thanks for visiting! 
Ger x