Saturday 16 January 2010

A Friend is...

I realised that I'd not used alcohol inks for absolutely ages so decided to try them on acetate. I used the heat embossable type so that I could stamp and gold emboss a motif . stamps used are by Elusive Images and the acetate was mounted onto gold mirri card. The sentiment was stamped and cut out with Nestabilities dies. Unfortunately there are some marks showing on the bottom corner which are not actually on the card but always occur when I scan anything reflective - I've worked out that they are a reflection of the 'innards' of my scanner but haven't managed to work out a way of avoiding this happening which is a shame.
The card in reality is actually lighter than it looks here - again I guess it is do with the reflective nature of the acetate and gold card.

Friday 15 January 2010

Quirky Flowers

These quirky flowers have been cut out and layered onto a Nellies die cut shape and background paper by Polkadoodles. Card finished off with a ribbon and some card candy from Craftwork Cards.

Thursday 14 January 2010

Cheerful Cat

Well I did manage to escape from the house yesterday after been trapped inside by icy roads around my house and this morning most of the snow seems to have disappeared to be replaced by a grey foggy morning. This cheerful card made for a cat lover should counteract a bit of the greyness today. Images are from Polkadoodles Back to Nature collection and the greeting slider is a nestabilities die cut - the cat is cut out and layered.

Wednesday 13 January 2010


Well I've managed to get away from the pink phase with a dragonfly card. Background is pearl card embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and a strip from my 'bit box' which is watercolour paper, masked and sprayed with Glimmer Mists. Dragonflies are from Wings and Flowers.

Tuesday 12 January 2010

A Challenge

Craftwork Cards have launched a new challenge on their blog using the letters of their name and various items from their product range. The first letter being C they asked us to use their card candy to embellish a card. The image on this card is a digital one from Pollycraft which I've coloured using Copic pens which were also used to colour some white card candy to match. Background paper is from Stampin Up.

Monday 11 January 2010

Sunbonnet Sue

I thought this Sunbonnet Sue card would be suitable to send to someone who is interested in patchwork. The image was manipulated using My Craft Studio to get the two girls facing each other and this and the flowers have been layered up. The greeting was made using a Stampin Up stamp and oval scallop punch.

Sunday 10 January 2010

Bah Humbug

This card is for challenge number one on this new blog called Bah Humbug. The idea this time is to use something recycled from Christmas and I 'rescued' the tartan and gold card from the Christmas crackers. (I must say my daughter and her other visitors thought it was me who was crackers!!). The background paper is from my stash, the image is a digi stamp coloured with Copic pens and the greeting is sort of recycled in that I made it for a card before Christmas and then realised I needed a cream greeting and this one was white so it was put into the oddments box!