Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mega MegaMix

Its so nice to get a chance to show off to a new audience. When a casually sarcastic comment is made along of the lines of “its my birthday soon, you’ve got time to get me a nice moonpig card” What is a cardmaker to say?! Challenge accepted:
PaulsTapeInside It wasn’t a straightforward make, in fact I think this is version two but when it finally came together I was really pleased with the result.

The tape image I used is from SJ by the way.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Limitless Skies

One of the many blogs I follow is the incredibly talented Lucy Abrams, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a card on her blog that I don’t like and she has often been the cause of my parting with my moneys to buy some digital product or other! I decided to have a go at emulating her oft used style of creating a central panel of patterned paper with coordinating paper to either side…. I even stitched it! Get me! Neatly, too!
There is something about these balloon stamps that just make me keep using the cloud & sun I used before, even tho there are clouds and birds already in the set plus I’m sure balloons are also seen in cloudless skies!
And if you’re wondering, I’ve inherited a touch of acrophobia from my dear old dad so I don’t know how I would handle being in a balloon myself! Quite possibly with panic!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Up, Up & Away…

Stampin’ up sure kno how to tempt ya dont they? Each new mini catalogue has something even cooler and the 2012 Summer Mini is no different – curses!
I have a bit of a Jones for the sky and things that go in it – natural or otherwise so I didn’t really have a choice when it came to this ‘Up, Up & Away’ set:
I had this design in my head right away, I stamped the Simon Says Stamp cloud in Versamark, the sun - from a new Crafts Meow set I bought last week Typically Teen (I have no idea what this rough circle is meant to be exactly but it makes a great sun!) in a combination of Versamark & Stampin’ Up Daffodil Delight and the balloon in Pumpkin Pie and clear heat embossed the lot. Then I rubbed a combo of Peacock Feathers & Tumbled Glass Distress Inks over the top to create the sky… it still  needs a sentiment, tho I’m waiting for inspiration to strike!
However the above card was meant to look like this:
I’ve had these landscapes for a good couple of months, I did them back when I first got new blades for Robo Cop and I sat n got very happily inky with a combination of just about every ink I own and liberal application of Tattered Angels spray (this pic doesn’t show the shimmer sadly) but I got the dimensions wrong on that first card so I tried again with this one. I can see a few improvements I could make so its just as well I have two more of these hills, really!
Its just occurred to me that these are both American product - heavy cards depicting a very English scene…?!

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Stamping On Glitter?

Hands up if you’d ever thought about stamping on glitter? No? Me neither - I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw Jennifer McGuire try it. Of course I had to have a go! And I had to put my own twist on it – mainly cos I didn’t have white, micro fine glitter but I don’t let lil details like that stop me!

Back when I had a go at this die cut card, I also bought a few other Silhouette files including this Hero Arts Cherry Blossom:


After poking out all the awkward bits, I stuck it to a Woodware double sided adhesive sheet and filled in the gaps with glitter:


Then following the original example, I touched my promarkers to the glitter to add a bit of colour:


Ok so the post title is not what I did but it still looks alright, right?!