Friday, 20 March 2015

Clean and Simple - 3 more cards


Today I am showing the three remaining Clean and Simple cards that are currently featuring in issue 23 of Creative Stamping magazine.

I just had to find a way to use the pheasant stamp, I have a bit of a thing for our feathery friends (as those of you who know me well will know). The scale of this bird stamp however doesn't fit that naturally with that of the landscape. Stamping the pheasant the cream card and layering it in front of the stamped landscape image (on the blue) I think I was able to overcome the issue. The sweep of the tail gives a brilliant edge (frame) for the fields.

This card uses only three of the free stamps you get with the issue, but stamped in repetition is very effective. I had the idea that the ladybirds were wandering around the page, so stamping them first and masking the I was able to stamp the flowers in the background and gradually build up a layer of ink to create the background. Again as I had done before, this is stamped onto glossy card.

This last card is super simple with lots of white space. It can be tempting to fill up all space on the card front, but a by embossing the front panel of the card blank you are adding subtle interest. 
Who would have thought too that a blue rabbit would look so at home.....LOL! i was questioning myself (I'm a bit of a stickler for what's right), but my boys wouldn't think twice about colouring a rabbit blue...... so I didn't either, hehe!

Thank you again for stopping by. Hope you have liked what I've made.
See you again soon.


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Clean and Simple - 2 cards to share

Hello all!

Happy to share a quick post with you today, showing two of the cards recently published in issue 23 of Creative Stamping.
With each issue you will receive an A4 sheet of stamps. Using these stamps I have featured 5 cards made in the Clean and Simple style, here are two of them today.

This first card I have stamped onto a die cut heart, before using silicone gel to 3D it onto the front of the card.To finish off the card (after stamping the sentiment) I have doodled around the outside edge of the card. I am also chuffed to bits that this card was the 'Editors Choice' for this issue still makes me grin to think of that today.

I was pleased with this next card because the colours blended together so well. Just by inking us the landscape stamp in two colours I was able to add interest and dimension very simply. Also, wo help with the blending of the background colours I used glossy card and layered up the colours very gradually.

I hope you like what I have made and I look forward to share the more cards with you another day.
See you again soon


Create a Calendar - April

Hello, welcome back!

Today I am able to share my page for April in my  'Create a Calendar' project.
This page came together fairly easily and in two stages. During the week i decided that I would just sit down with a stamped image and colour. Over the course of one day, in between chores and school runs, I coloured the image, one of Sarah Hurleys 'Charm Street' cuties.

To pull the page together I was able to pick out some patterned paper by DCWV, that worked perfectly, both with the image and also to represent the month of April.

For a detailed list of supplied used head over to our design team blog at Sarah Hurley 365

Promarker colours used
  • Skin - Blush, Pastel Pink, Oatmeal, Dusky Pink
  • Hair -  Satin, Tan, Cinnamon, Walnut, Umber
  • Dress - Soft Lime, Lemon, Yellow


Saturday, 7 March 2015's nearly time for that special day

Hi there, it's my turn to post again over on the Sarah Hurley 365 Blog, and as part of my little series, Crafting on a Budget, I have created this little sewing themed card.

It is very simple to make and makes use of the little odds and ends that we all have floating about our desks. There is lots of dimension and texture going on too, and I was really pleased with the outcome.

 Hopefully it will help those just starting out on their creative adventure, showing them that it doesn't take oodles of stash to create something to be proud of giving.

Thank you again for taking the time to stop by today, hope you have an enjoyable weekend x


Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Kraft is the way...

Hello everyone!

I wanted to show you my last two offerings for the Creative Cardmaking magazine, and I think this first one is my favourite of the set.
Simple I know, but I think sometimes the fabulous stamps need that, to show them at their best.....would you agree?

I was really pleased how this kraft card turned out. There is a lot of stamp layering here (as no design papers were used. The order in which you use the colours and stamps is crucial, for it all to pull together and work.

Thank you again for taking the time to pop by. Hope you are having a good week.
See you soon x


Saturday, 28 February 2015

Yellow is the colour...

Hello, hope you  all had a good weekend.

I have some cards to share with you from Creative Cardmaking, issue 77. I was asked to make 5 cards with the theme 'One-Layer Stamping'.

In this first card I have used a set of rosette type stamps (Daydream Medallions, from Stampin Up), that layer together brilliantly, allowing you to play with your favourite colour combinations.

 This second card, uses just one stamp for the main focus in a repeat pattern. Again, with this design it will look fab playing around with the colour combinations, a monochrome scheme would be fab (might have to go and try that....LOL!)


Thursday, 26 February 2015

Butterfly Wings ...

February has been a very exciting month for me, and has seemed a very long time coming. Back in October I was thrilled to be asked to join the design team of Creative Cardmaking exciting is that?

So my first projects were for issue 77, on sale now (including a metal die set of two stars) and is packed full of fantastic projects ranging from Easter cards, to Cards for Men to name but a few.

I have chosen to share this card with you today because it sneaked its way onto the front cover (all be it the top corner...hehe!)

I used one of my favourite stamps to reach for, Sarah Hurley's Large Tiger Butterfly stamp. its so versatile looks amazing simply backed with Woodgrain background stamp by Stampin Up (courtesy of my favourite Stampin Up supplier, Domestic Goddess Crafts, aka Carol Christie).

Thank you for sharing in my excitement too today, i'll be sharing the other days over the coming days.