Thursday, 9 September 2010

Cloud Number 9!

Hello! Hope you are all ok! Just a really quick post to share some news ..... I've been asked to join the DT of my local joy emporium - The PaperLane! Woooooop! It'll keep me out of mischief!! Lol! So I'm really lucky to be on the teams for two fabulous shops!
Here is a card that I made for the PaperLane this week - it is one of my recent Magnolia favourites - Secretive Tilda. She is really pretty. The papers are KaiserCraft - Devonshire collection. They are 6x6, so perfectly sized for cards. The die cut is the lovely Tilda lace, which is so pretty - suited this image perfectly.

The flower has been made with the KaiserCraft papers, using the Peony Petal die - again from Magnolia. This has just made such a beautiful flower - just sprayed with water and scrunged! They look so pretty - just need such a long brad to take all the layers! She has been coloured with Copics, and there are touches of glitter all over! The corner punches are Martha Stewart.
Thanks for looking!
Kx

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Thanks for your Hospitality - for The Stamp Attic

Hello All!
Here is a third card which I made with my recent DT bundle from The Stamp Attic. This uses just Hero Arts stamps - the flower image is a background cling stamp that has been coloured with Distress Inks - I have watercoloured them again using the ink refills rather than the pads. There are delicate spots of the Viva Decor Glitter, and the Pearl Pen down the sides.
I have used a Woodware punch for the scallop edging around the sentiment, which is also a Hero Arts stamp - this time from their clear collection.


Papers: So Sophie Papers
Cardstock: Bazzill Cardstock
Stamps: Hero CL389 Mi Casa, CG123 Flower Wallpaper
Colouring: Distress Inks, Versafine Onyx Black
Cutting: Woodware Scallop Circle Punch
Embellishments: Viva Decor Pearl Pen – Cream, Viva D├ęcor Glitter Liner

Well, only one more to go of the current bundle - will be posting later this weekend! Hope it is sunny where you are!
Kx

Friday, 3 September 2010

Friends Forever - for The Stamp Attic

Hello Again! Here is the second card in the series that I have recently made from my DT package from The Stamp Attic. I have used the So Sophie Papers, Crescendoh Alice Stamps and Hero Arts sentiment. Again, the image has been coloured with Distress Ink refills, using watercolouring. The Distress Inks worked so well with these papers. I was so pleased with the way that these turned out!  
Papers: So Sophie Papers
Cardstock: Bazzill Cardstock
Stamps: Cresendoh Alice in Wonderland, Hero Arts CL272 All Occasion Messages
Colouring: Distress Inks, Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishments: Bazzill Jewel templates, Viva Decor Holo Iridescent Glitter Liner, Organza Ribbon

Unfortunately, due to the poor photograph, you cannot see all the glitter detail. This was done with a Viva Decor Glitter Liner, making pencil markings using a Bazzill Jewel Template as a guideline. The card sparkles so much in real life! I'm so going to have to go and get a light tent!
I had fun with this really simple layout - I thought that the straight lines of pieces would complement the lovely roundness of Tweedledum and Tweedledee!

Thanks so much for looking!

Kxx

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Poinsettias & Tilda

Ah! Back to Christmas! This is a card from my latest splurge in the Craft Hovel! Silly Billy still has traces of glitter all over him...he has turned into a bit of a disco dog! Sparkles lovely first thing in the morning on his morning bounce!!
I picked up this Tilda last week from The PaperLane, my local 'money DOES buy happiness' shop! I love the poinsettia arrangement that she is holding, and it worked so well with some KaiserCraft Belle Papers, and some Marianne D Poinsettia dies. The sentiment is from a seasonal Hero Arts set from last year.
She has been coloured with Copics, but because the papers were lovely muted colours, when I finished colouring I swept Antique Linen distress ink all over her. This has given the colours a really rich quality to match the papers. The details on Tilda have been picked out with glossy accents, and pearl pen touches around the arrangement - not as much Pearl Pen as I normally use - but I'm sure there will be a card along soon that has more  than enough on it! Lol!

Thanks so much for looking! 
Kxx 

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Bring On The Cake!! (For the Stamp Attic)

I promised that I would post something other than Christmas - here is a DT card I made for The Stamp Attic. Wendy kindly sent me some more So Sophie papers by My Minds Eye, and some of the latest stamps that had arrived in the shop - these are Alice in Wonderland stamps by Crescendoh. I combined them with sentiments from Hero Arts, which seemed to match really nicely!
These images are just lovely, and I have coloured the images with Distress Inks - I have watercoloured these on hot press watercolour paper, which meant that I can use the refill inks with a watercolour brush and fill the image. I love the really cute stamps at the sides - these were coloured, sparkled and given a liberal coating of glossy accents!
Not to mention a more than liberal coating of Viva Pearl Pen too - of course! The scallop on the side is made with a Hero Arts scallop border, and the detail picked out with the pearl pen too! I really love the muted tones of these papers. They match the distress ink colours so well.
Papers: So Sophie Papers
Cardstock: Bazzill Cardstock
Stamps: Cresendoh Alice in Wonderland, Hero Arts CL371 Essential Messages, Hero Arts CL288 Scallop Borders
Colouring: Distress Inks, Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishments: Organza Ribbon, Viva Decor Pearl Pen Cream, Bazzill Jewel Templates, Glossy Accents, Hero Prisma Glitter

Thanks so much for looking!

Kxx