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

Friday, February 6, 2015

February Challenge at Craft for the Craic

Craft for the Craic Challenge is one year old this month so to celebrate the theme is Anniversary or Birthday.

Our challenges are open to ANYTHING crafty or arty - cardmaking, scrapbooking, altered art, crochet, knitting, sewing, cake decorating, painting, drawing, candle making, jewellery making, whatever makes you craft or be creative we would like to see it!

Our challenge is live open until midnight Saturday February 28th.

I hope you'll join us this month at Craft for the Craic!

Thanks for visiting

Ger x

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Beautiful Words and Music to my Ears
Dies: Butterfly - Hero Arts 657773 and Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes
Papers: Dovecraft - Curiosity Corner 8 x 8
Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Bubblegum
Lace from The Ribbon Girl

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Inktense with die cuts

I scribbled Inktense watercolour pencils on some card before intensifying the colours with a wet paintbrush, then die cut the sentiment and mounted on a base card.  Then I totally mangled one side of the card pulling it back up so I could stamp some black stripes underneath. Sound familiar LOL? In real life it doesn't look so bad but the camera is unforgiving!

I then wanted some brightly coloured enamel dots but I don't have any so I scribbled colours on some card, wet paintbrushed them, dried, then hole punched some dots.  After fixing them to the card I covered them in Glossy Accents for some shine.

I used the die cut piece on another card, this time mounting on some black cardstock to bring up the bright colours.

I'd like to enter these into:

Thanks for visiting.

Ger x

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Watercolour Resist

I do love watercolour resist and when I saw Kristina Werner's cards I had to have a play.  I used my watercolours and some Hero Arts white embossing powder.  After embossing the stamps, I wet the areas of the card I wanted to colour with a paintbrush, then added colour.

I mounted the cards onto a card base stamped with some stripes, turned diagonally

Might be nice to make a set of these cards with different sentiments, as a gift.

Thanks for visiting.

Ger x


Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Music to my Ears and Best Mom Ever
Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card - Thin Stripes
Easons Wedding Card White 300 lb