Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Another for Darnell!

Quite some time ago I bought a couple of sets of Alpha dies made by Quickutz which were in a special promotion package and were being sold off for £15. I couldn't resist the bargain and so bought them. In fact they have hardly seen the light of day and the larger of the two sets hasn't been used at all, probably because they are so large. However, when I decided to make this card for a friend of mine who is ALWAYS posting on Facebook, the letter f was perfect for the job!
In fact the f has a curl on the bottom but I just cut that off. The rounded square is cut with a Spellbinder's die and the f has been inlaid into it.

The sentiment is computer generated in a colour to match the square.
SO here's another one for your NBUS Challenge Darnell and thanks again!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

New Stamps

My bi-monthly club shipment from Stamplorations arrived today, I just had to have a play with this fabulous shoe.
I stamped it in Ranger Black Tie dye ink and then masked it to stamp the second shoe behind it.
The sentiment is from the same set, mounted on a Spellbinders fishtail tag, lengthened a little to fit. The tiny flower is from an old Cuttlebug alpha die and the stitched dies are from Simon Says Stamp.
I'm not sure of the make of the trellis die.
I used the sketch from Mojo Monday and and the theme from the cue word Style at CASology
I stamped one pair of shoes and die cut it only to drop it on the floor and run over it with my whizzy chair, leaving track lines all across it, so I had to start again!
So what's new I hear you say...tell me others do this kind of thing too!

Blue Bird?

The indomitable Darnell has a new NBUS challenge for us! 
Her posts always bring a smile to my face, her energy is unlimited and her commenting legendary.
This old guy was bought when I went to the craft show on Saturday. I love the humour of Art Impression stamps and this, with its sentiment, is so incongruous, that I just had to get it!
I love the expression on his face!
The background was embossed with a fab Sheena Douglass EF which I  also picked up on Saturday as one of 12 items I bought for £10. These included some dimensional pads (also used in this card) some magnetic sheets, a pack of acetate and a couple of embossing folders... I was well pleased.
Well Darnell, I hope this guy brings a smile to your face too!

Monday, 23 March 2015

Monday afternoon.

I looked at the inspiration card at Muse Challenges and this Indigo Blu stamp came to my mind. I embossed it with copper EP but it doesn't look too coppery in this picture. I'm having to take pics with my phone as my camera is playing silly kids. 
I over stamped with SU French Foliage splats and embossed in black adding a few home made squuins and some tiny pearls. The sentiment is from Rubber Necker stamps. I did try to add a little washi tape but couldn't find anywhere that improved the look of the card, so I left well alone! 
Here is the inspiration card.
This next one uses a few stamps from SU's  Painted Petals set and a sentiment from Hero Arts.
I used the colours from Colours and Sketches
and based my layout on the sketch at Retro Sketches

I inked the flower head  stamp with yellow ink and then rolled a red ink pad across the tips of the petals. I just love these stitched dies from Simon Says Stamp.