Sunday, 26 May 2013

Boogie on Down!!

Hi Everyone

I hope you are all having a great Bank Holiday weekend.  The weather in Kent is lovely and sunny and definitely much better than expected. 

First of all I must answer a question from Wendy on my last post about the colours used - they are DIs - ripe persimmon, spiced marigold and dried marigold.  I went over the edges and slightly into some areas of colour with walnut stain.

Thank you everyone for the comments you leave and welcome to two new followers, I really appreciate your joining my site.

I seem to be on a roll for men's cards at the moment and this is another one for a work colleague.

I have used a digi image, coloured with my copics, adding the diamond die cuts with a little star all from Spellbinders.  I use these a lot for men's cards as they are so versatile.  Hope you like it.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.  Kx

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Do Foolish Things

Hi Everyone

First and most important, thank you so much for your kind comments on my last post - the most comments I have had so far! 

Today I am posting a card I made for a work colleage.  I was really pleased with this card; as we all know male cards are so difficult.  I used distress inks to colour the card then stamped the image and greeting which I embossed.  Before heating I partially embossed the area which gave a really lovely finish which I am not sure you can see very well here.  I then coloured a few of the areas on the bike with copics to lift the bike a bit.


I hope you like it!  Enjoy your weekend.  Kx

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Decisions, Decisions

Hi Everyone

Apologies for my absence of late, not a lot of time for crafting and when I did?  ... well they ended up in the bin.  I just could not get anything right.  Anyway here is a card I made recently for a cousin's birthday, just right for the person concerned!

I went a bit mad on the flowers but it was an easel card - that's my excuse and I am sticking to it!  I used a Lili of the Valley stamp which I coloured with my trusty copics, added a couple of metal corners and a handbag and the card was done.  This one was hand delivered which was just as well as I am not sure it would have survived the journey by post!

Hope you are enjoying the weekend.


Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Lavinia Stamps Challenge No 3

Hi Everyone - today is the first day of the the fantastic Lavinia Stamps Challenge No 3.  Pop on over and have a go.  The Challenge is Pastel Colours. 
This is my sample.  It took me ages as pastel is out of my comfort zone.  I have used Pan Pastels to colour the backgrounds on which I stamped a selection of the tiny stamps from Lavinia - they are such good value and have so many uses - aren't those Slender Mushrooms just great?  I have also used part of the stamp Dandilions 2, Miniature Flowers, Miniature Group of Hearts and   For the main picture I used Flower Fairy which I stamped in Green Metallic Ink (Encore). 

I hope you join in the Challenge as there is a fantastic prize, it's a Bank Holiday weekend coming up so ... get crafting!

Have fun.