Tuesday, 26 April 2011

A Card For A Special Friend

Hi everyone.  A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win one of the Belles 'n' Whistles challenges and my prize for winning is to guest design for the next couple of challenges.  Luckily for me I had already got some of their beautiful images already coloured and just waiting to be made up into cards so I grabbed my Tea Time girl (from The Craft Barn) and assembled this card following Anki's sketch. (Click here to see the sketch and to see how to enter this challenge.)  The background paper is from one of the Basic Grey 6x6 paper pads - can't remember which one!!)

I used my circle nestabilities die to cut a circle from the dp - embossed it using the Daisy Pattern embossing folder and coloured the embossed daisies with light coloured Copic markers.  I then handwrote the Happy Birthday and added the faux stitching using a 0.3mm Copic black multi-liner.

I used my Labels Twelve Nestabilities die to cut out the Tea Time girl. Once I'd stuck these components to the main card I stamped the Leafy Swirls with Walnut Stain Distress ink.

The flowers are by Prima from their E Line collection, the butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch and I used an assortment of self-adhesive pearls for decoration.

The girl was stamped onto The Craft Barn's smooth white Copic card and coloured using Copic markers but as I did this last year I'm afraid I can't remember the colours I used!!  Still - I hope you like it anyway!!

All the products used came from The Craft Barn apart from the Prima flowers which are from The Glitter Pot.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Best Friend

Hi everyone.  I'm afraid I am still struggling, so hence me not posting very regularly at the moment.  Luckily I do still have some cards to show you  that I made last year and just haven't yet posted up, so here is one of those cards!

I originally made this for a demo at The Glitter Pot using some very pretty double sided background paper and the Kira With Kitten stamp by Wild Rose Studio.  (I'm afraid that it has been so long that I can't remember whose paper this is but it did come from The Glitter Pot!)  The best friend wording came from my Funky Flourishes stamp sheet.

I stamped Kira with black Memento ink and coloured her using Copic markers - can't remember the colours!!

Here's a closer look at the colouring for you.

All materials used on this card came from The Glitter Pot and talking of this fabulous shop reminds me to tell you that in just over a months time they will be hosting their Spring Spectacular weekend on May 28th and 29th.  You can find out more about it here.

Then the weekend after that it is The Craft Barn's June Extravaganza which is always a fantastic weekend with loads of demonstrators.  Click here to see the line up and find out all about it!!  With both of these fantastic events looming I'm going to start saving now!!

Friday, 8 April 2011

Spring has Sprung!

Morning everyone.  My goodness I cannot believe how warm it is here on the south east coast of the UK at the moment.  The garden is just springing to life and all the birds are twittering.  So as all the spring flowers are looking gorgeous at the moment I thought I'd share a floral card with you.

All the images on this card came from my Swirly Flutters 'n' Floral stamp sheet.  The background for this card was sponged using Bundled Sage Distress ink and then stamped using the text and swirl stamp from the Swirly Flutters 'n' Florals stamp sheet along with Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass Distress inkpads.

The colouring was done with Copic markers then some glitter glue was added for some subtle sparkle.

All products used on this card came from The Craft Barn.

I'd like to enter this card into the Bloomin' Blossoms challenge over on the Allsorts Challenge Blog.

Hope you all have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Tim Holtz Blog Candy

Hi everyone.  Just a quick post to let you know that The Stamp Man is offering up some wonderful Tim Holtz blog candy.  Click here to go and find out all about it!!  You have until the 26th April 2011 to enter.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Craft Stamper E-Zine and Thanks Everyone!!

Hi guys!!  First of all I would like to say a huge thank you to all of those who voted my 'You're Grounded' Craft Stamper project as one of the best projects of 2010 - I am sooooooo thrilled!!

Katy has put together the 12 most popular projects of 2010 into an e-zine which is absolutely FREE to download for the next 6 months. Click here to download your FREE copy.  And that's not all!! There is  some blog candy up for grabs too just for advertising Craft Stamper on your blog.  Click here for the details.

I would  like to thank everyone for their recent kindness too regarding my last post.  I honestly can't thank you all enough for the kind comments you left me both here on my blog and via email.  I must just say an extra special thank you to Mustavcoffee and Tracy (Craftnut) who both sent me cards which were so unexpected and therefore really made my day.  I'm really sorry that I haven't been able to reply to you all individually but am finding it a little difficult at present, especially after taking a fall yesterday and hitting my spine against the wooden base of my bed!!  By the way I wouldn't recommend doing this as it doesn't exactly help matters!!  I'm now off to lick my wounds............................

Just before I go I must just say that I think that Sam was a deserving winner last Sunday night on Dancing On Ice!!  Sunday nights won't be the same for a while now!!