Monday, 20 October 2014

Hi Sweetie

I have a few cards to make today and before I crack on with those, I'd just like to post this quickie card for CASology's Candy challenge before it closes.
This image is a digi from Dustin Pike, coloured with Mirage pens, cut out and popped up onto dimensional pads. The sentiment is computer generated in 'my oh my' font. I think it's rather cool... the font that is.
Now to get on with my day!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Little creatures

On Thursday I did a little demo-ing at my local Hobbycraft store. I was doing mainly die-cutting with my new Cuttlebug... my old one was rather like me...showing signs of age!
I met some really lovely people, although my start was delayed by an emergency trip to the dentist after breaking my temporary bridge on Wednesday evening. 
In getting out my stash to take, I suppose the idea for this card came to mind. These dear little ladybird dies are from Elizabeth Designs. (Sometimes it's quicker to check the make of products online rather than scrabbling through my drawer of empty packets to find out.) The branch is Memory Box and the flowers are Sizzix. The edge punch is from Martha Stewart.

More ladybirds here, this time from Impression Obsession. I think they're rather cool
The challenge at "Less is More" this week is Little Creatures... I think these are small enough.
This afternoon I shall be heading off for a little retail therapy with a couple of chums and then we will be joined in the evening by our respective spouses for a meal to celebrate my friend's birthday!
What a nice way to spend a day!
I would like to say hi to Elaine, whom I met in Hobbycraft the other day, I tried to reply to her comment but I'm not sure if it works going through Blogger. So, Hi Elaine and thanks for your kind words!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

One, Two!

At "Less is More" this week the challenge is to have a ONE layer card, with two of something on it!
Here are my efforts for this week.
I opened a drawer and spotted the stamp for this pair of Santa's boots and couldn't resist them. I clear embossed them after stamping to make them nice and shiny and added a little Flowersoft to the tops of them for the furry bits. The stamp is from Hero Arts, framed by an embossed, Dienamics pierced square.
Here are a couple of digi flowers from A Day for Daisies, which I combined and added a computer generated sentiment.
They were coloured with watercolour pencils and blended with a water brush.
The spatters are from Stampin' Up's Gorgeous Grunge set.

This last one is actually a one layer for the image, it's merely added to the front of the card to conceal the inks which bled through from the colouring.  I could have left it as a card front, but it looks a little gross on the inside without doing this process.
The stamp is an old one which needs to be glued to the acrylic block, as it isn't self adhering. I'm afraid I don't know the make. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant.

I've been busy this week finishing some stationery and bits and bobs for a wedding. Here is one of the table names, a place card and a card for one of the guests on each table who is being nominated to be the carver for his table. 

The tall card is a menu.
I haven't stuck the table plan down yet, I want to make sure that the bride is happy with the orientation before I finally stick it!

I made a whole bunch of these bags , for the bride and groom to pop some favours in and place on the pillow of each guest. They are taking over the whole hotel! I think they're going to include some paracetamol!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Use a stencil

I drew and cut this stencil with my Silhouette. It's made from acetate and so can be used over and over again. I used Sweet Poppy Pearlescent White embossing paste, which gives a lovely sheen.
The butterfly is cut from a Memory Box pair of dies. The top layer cut from vellum and then coated with Wink of Stella in Black. Sadly the hints of gold don't show up in this picture. The sentiment is from Penny Black and it's finished off with a few pearls and black studs.
It's for Addicted to CAS's challenge  - Stencil

I am dedicating this card to my bloggy buddy June.
Have a wonderful birthday June