Wednesday, 26 April 2017

A Little Bird Told Me ...

Well there are three birds actually here which were stamped and coloured using Inktense pencils to make this simple card using a piece of patterned paper, a doily and some ribbon.  The weather seems to be staying dry and sunny but still none too warm - there was a really white frost when I got up this morning brr!!!

Stamp - Birds on a Wire from Hobby Art
Dies - Spellbinders
Sentiment - free stamp, punches from Stampin' Up.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Butterfly Challenge

The butterfly challenge HERE this time is F for Faux or the colour jasmine.  I have to say upfront that my entry is a bit tongue in cheek and if it doesn't qualify I won't be surprised - or upset.  Daisy Trail were offering a special deal on quilling digi kits so I thought I'd take up the offer for fun just to see what they were like.  So... some faux quilling digital style with a card made entirely in Craft Artist with no coiled paper harmed in the making!!  I imagine my friend Jill of Jill's Quills will be amused if not horrified to see this and I could well be drummed out of the Quilling Guild!!

As I said this was just done for fun - faux quilling, whatever next?? There is still time to have a go at some faux technique incorporating butterflies, just follow the link to see some inspiration from the Design Team

Sunday, 23 April 2017


This morning I've been playing with Distress Oxide ink pads and also Glitter Kiss - two relatively new products.  Unlike the original distress inks, the Oxide ones can be used on dark card - black in this case.  Three colours were used (yellow, orange and red) although I didn't seem to achieve the depth of colour I was expecting so once dry I added some copper Glimmer Mist spray (had those for years).  The copper glimmer looks so much better for real than it appears on the screen.  I then cut some more black card slightly larger than the main image piece and used Glitter Kiss on just the edges to give a nice mount  to show up against the black.  The background piece of card was embossed and the flower and butterflies were cut from black card.  Greeting produced on the computer and mounted onto a scalloped circle also treated to some Glitter Kiss with finally a piece of copper ribbon to match. All in all an enjoyable way to spend a Sunday morning - the card does look a bit sombre here but rest assured it is much brighter when seen for real!

Background - Sue Wilson embossing folder A4
Dies - Sizzix wild flowers and Sue Wilson butterflies
Image - background made using Distress Oxide inks with Glimmer mist copper
Mats - black card with Glitter Kiss applied - Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer