Friday, October 17, 2014

Something for a Child at Craft for the Craic


The ongoing challenge at Craft for the Craic this month is Something for a Child, or with a childish theme.

I just love this nativity play stamp from LOTV. I coloured it lightly with Antique Linen Distress Ink and added glitter.

I hope you'll join us this month at Craft for the Craic and check out the fabulous giveaway!

Ger x

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Glass Baubles


Evening all! I know it's been a while but I've been busy, back at work.

I just loved the free stamps with October's docrafts magazine and had to have a play! I wanted to create the impression of glass baubles so I silver embossed onto heat proof acetate, hiding 3d foam behind the patterns.  To create the background I Versamark stamped the baubles onto white gloss card before swiping over with a pink Hero Arts ink pad.  I added sequins and a pink bow and 3d popped the whole thing onto a white card.

I hope it won't be as long before I blog again!

Ger x

Monday, July 7, 2014

Red, White and Blue at Crafty Bloggers Network


This month at Crafty Bloggers Network we are sponsored by Oak Pond Creations and I chose this image called Beach Crabs. I coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noirs and used a Spectrum Noir pen to colour some cardstock blue.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

We want to see your cards in the theme 'Red, White and Blue' so let's see what you come up with, and Happy Crafting!

Ger x



Saturday, July 5, 2014

Favourite Colours at Craft for the Craic


At Craft for the Craic this month we want to see your crafty creations using your favourite colours.

I would have said I don't have a favourite colour but when I decide to get inky it does seem to be the blues I reach for.  I used blues and greys distress inks, Artemio flourish stamps, a stencil, embossing paste with distress stain mixed through for colour, Craftwork Cards papers, flowers and sentiment, and splattered some blue distress ink on card before die cutting the leafy sprig.  I used Spellbinders Labels 22 to cut the little frame out of a scrap of card I had lying around the craft table.  A gem, sequins and ribbon finished the card off.

So, reach for your favourite colours and share what you've made this month over at Craft for the Craic

Ger x

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Summer or Flowers at Craft for the Craic


This month at Craft for the Craic we want to see what you've made with the theme Summer or Flowers.

Summer to me means long evenings and gorgeous sunsets, teenagers doing exams, off to college, first jobs - I'm hoping a Good Luck card will come in useful for some of those occasions.

I used two Tim Holtz stencils - Honeycomb and Rays, with Broken China and Wild Honey distress inks. The typewriter letters, die cut and twine are from Simon Says Stamp and papers are Papermania Orange Capsule Collection and My Mind's Eye 'Remarkable'.

Good Luck to everyone sitting exams and waiting for results!

Ger x

Monday, June 2, 2014

June Challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network



This month at Crafty Bloggers Network we're having a Bingo challenge


Just choose a column and get crafting! We are sponsored this month by Stitchy Bear Stamps and I used their Fuschia Digital Stamp and Paper Pack to create the card, using Column C.  My reading glasses decided to hide themselves so don't examine the colouring too closely lol.

I hope you're all enjoying the Bank holiday weekend and that you'll find some time to craft and enter your creation at Crafty Bloggers Network

Ger x

Monday, May 19, 2014

Pink with Ribbon at Crafty Bloggers Network


Over at Crafty Bloggers Network the challenge this month is to use Pink and a Ribbon.

Our sponsor this month is Art by Miriam and I chose this image, Happy Mail.  I decided to make a Get Well card.  I coloured the image with copics and Spectrum Noirs and made a card from two Papermania Capsule collection die cuts.  I added a Simon Says Stamp sentiment and speech bubble die, some pink ribbon, an EK Success border punch, some pearls and Papermania vintage notes flower and tag.

I hope you will enter your Pink with Ribbon cards this month at Crafty Bloggers Network.

Ger x