Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Eat, Drink & Be Merry



How cute is this paper? Its from Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety. The day I found out I could purchase it digitally was pretty much the highlight of my year! I used it as the basis for this card for a person whom I know likes food & cooking. 

I printed the Graphics Fairy image on tissue paper, layered it over the Cosmo Cricket ‘tossed salad’ and artfully(!) tore it. I then sponged some old paper Distress Ink around the edges - which somehow makes the tracing paper seem more translucent, I think its an illusion – and then spent a very long time fiddling with a shrink plastic, only to end up printing the sentiment on paper and mod podge-ing it to resultant tag. A lot of faffing but a pleasing result!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Daylight, How Novel!

I sat down at my desk today and thought, wow I’m actually sitting here in the daylight! Unfortunately that was after 2pm on a thoroughly miserable day so it wasn’t long before I was switching the light on! I wanted to share this card with you, a request that I found quite difficult at first but I think it turned out ok in the end:


I was mostly impressed with these foam letters that I’ve had for ever and can rarely find a project they will suit but in this case I tried heat embossing them (I covered the surface in Versamark first) and I quite like the effect!


And in case you’re wondering what I did all morning, behold:


Festive or what?! Hmph!

Monday, December 05, 2011

A Stampin’ Up! Christmas!

SUBaubles       SUBirdy
Pop over to the blog of the incredibly talented Loraine to check out the details of these three gorgeous cards made with Stampin’ Up products. Finger crossed Santa brings me some £moolah to enable me to have another spending spree after Christmas!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Tis The Season

Would you like to see some more of my Christmas offerings? No? Well tough!
CutOutChristmas   DashingTurquoise
This cut-out was created on Robocop (among much cussing) and layered over some of last years Funky Hand paper. (I think I saw the idea on the Papercrafts Connection website but I can’t be sure).
The turquoise creation is the ‘Dasher’ stamp from Stampin’ Up repeatedly stamped in Versamark over a piece of aqua card. I printed the sentiment onto a strip of vellum and wrapped that around the card before layering it onto a card blank covered in a freebie paper from Design House Digital.
GiltBelthehem   GiltSkyline
And these two were created with the last of my gilding flakes that I picked up at the NEC almost two years ago. I love this stuff and may well have to procure myself some more. On the right hand card, I followed the example that I saw created on the NEC stand by covering the negative of the black silhouette – cut by Robocop – in soap before placing it down on the Woodware double sided adhesive sheet and covering the space left with the gilding flakes. Then I lifted the mask and covered the ‘sky’ with black glitter. Pretty cool, huh?

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Flying High


I recently succumbed to a Hero Arts digikit sale on Two Peas and purchased the ‘Ode To Steampunk’ kit, with the intention that it would help me with my masculine cards. This card was created by printing the map overlay directly onto kraft card and the airplane and my custom text onto tracing paper which I tore and glued to the kraft. It seemed a lil flat so I inked the edges with old paper Distress Ink and over-stamped in the same ink with a Prima text stamp and then finished the card with air mail bakers twine and a stamped metal… um thing with the recipients name. I like it much more now, hope my uncle does!