Saturday, 22 February 2014

Messy Fingers!

Hi - I hope you all had a good week and managed to get some crafting done! 

This week I have a card to show you that I made in a workshop run by my best mate Eileen Godwin.  We did this some time ago but I loved it so much I have made quite a few since.

It involved stamping an image using Versamark then using Distress Inks with your fingers!!  It was good fun but I must admit since then I have been using a paintbrush.  The "yellow/green" shade is not one I use very often but I must admit it does look really nice with the purple.

I am off to a workshop tomorrow with Karen Clare and really looking forward to it.

Enjoy the weekend.


Saturday, 15 February 2014

Valentine's Card

Hi Everyone, another week over already and I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day. 

Today I would like to show you the card I made my Husband.

I used the lovely Memory Box Die, Heart of Hearts and Marianne Design French Cats.  So cute!

A simple card to make but very versatile.  Hope you like it.

Have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.  Kx

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Not the Martini Girl Again?!

Hi Everyone and I hope you are all safe and well on this very wet and windy day.

Ok so I know I have made several cards with this image but isn't that a good thing?  How many of us have bought stamps (and paid a lot for them) and only ever used them once or even (I confess) not used them at all (yet)!

I had to share this one with you as it was for my niece's 21st birthday and she was so pleased with it (and her present of a Mercedes 4x4 experience) that I wanted to post it.

Photography not great as the colours work much nicer together in real life than they do here but I am sure you get the idea.  Here is a close up of the Martini girl.

I promise I will not impose her on you again (well for at least a year) as I cannot think of any more occasions I can use her for the moment!

Thank you so much for popping by and leaving a comment, it really makes my day. Kx

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Lavinia Stamps Challenge - February

Hi Everyone and my New Year's Resolution to blog more just went out the window.  So February resolution then ...

Congratulations to last month's winner and this month's theme is Lilac or Blue or both!  Wonderful colours.  Remember the prize is a huge £40 worth of stamps, just pop over to Lavinia and join in.  Now that we accept e-mail entries it's so easy.  As an added bonus, for the month of February there will be a SPOT PRIZE.  All you have to do is leave a comment under the Feb Challenge post.  There will be a draw at the end of the month and the winner will receive a £20 voucher to spend on the Lavinia Stamps web shop - HOW FAB IS THAT!

Here are my samples for the month:

This is a MDF shape which I painted with Lilac Chalk acrylic then stamped over with Fairy Words in Distress Ink Salty Ocean and added a few Miniature Hearts with DI Faded Jeans.  I then stamped the lovely Flower Fairy on with Metallic Purple and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

My second sample:

I blended Distress Inks Faded Jeans and Shaded Lilac for the background of this one after first putting my circle mask down for the moon.  I then stamped with salty ocean with Dandilions2, vine and field grass.  After that I layered with lilac and blue card and added some tulle and a jewel which I mounted on card.
Hope you like my samples and thank you so much for looking.
Have a great weekend.  Kx