Thursday 20 January 2011

House Mouse

I actually only own one House Mouse stamp which I've had for many years and of course they are very popular nowadays having made a bit of a comeback.  This one is delivering an armful of jelly beans and he has been coloured with Copics, popped onto Nellies dies.  Background paper is from Papermania and the embossed daisies were done using a free embossing folder which came with the current Creativity magazine.  Flowers were printed from a Polkadoodles CD and have been lying in my bits box for a while so needed using up.  The sentiment was stamped using stamps from Imagine That and they are designed to fit onto the Tim Holtz die cut ticket strip.

Wednesday 19 January 2011

Wine Buffs Again

Here is another Wine Buffs card as I always try to utilise all my paper or card when printing images and did this one at the same time as the first one.  Background paper is from Hot off the Press from a pad I've had for a long time, image cut with Nestabilities and layered onto a textured background.  Grapes and vine leaves from the same set of buttons which I've also had ages - really trying to use up some of my stash and trying even harder not to buy anything else (that is not so successful though)!!

Tuesday 18 January 2011


I often wonder why I keep getting drawn into trying different things instead of sticking to one craft - guess I must be a butterfly because I really do flit from thing to thing all the time and never settle on anything for long.  I was tempted to try Amigurumi and could so easily become hooked (please forgive the pun) on making these little crochet animals and yesterday I just had to buy a book with some cute examples which I'm just itching to make a start on - at least doing something interesting like this stops me falling asleep in front of the TV.  Here are just three of my growing 'family' - a duck and two teddies.

Monday 17 January 2011

Wine Buffs

We all know that making cards suitable for men can often be difficult so that was my excuse for treating myself to the Mike Payne Wine Buffs CD.  Background paper and sentiment are from the CD and the image has been layered on Nestabilities, corners were using a Cuttlebug die, the wine bottle is a button with the back cut off and I also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Sunday 16 January 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge 2

The Bah Humbug challenge for this week is to use stencils in any way we like and it wasn't until I was looking through my box of stencils that I realised just how many of these I actually have as well as pricking templates and so on - some of which haven't seen the light of day for ages. This brass stencil is from Papermania and I've embossed it in the Big shot onto white pearl card and then glittered using a Quickie glue pen; this was layered onto white glitter card and black card for the monochrome effect with some Papermania background paper and ribbon with the added touch of a few crystals for a bit of bling.