Tuesday, 26 April 2011

It's so nice to get a free gift with a magazine that you fall in love with and I just love the free Pink Petticoat stamps that came with Simply Cards and Papercraft recently. I've done some paper piecing on this card... probably my favourite technique with stamps... off to make another.

Tweet Day

Materials used - A6 White card blank, Pink petticoat stamps, Cosmo Cricket Togetherness papers, EK Success Postage Stamp border punch, Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Versamagic yellow chalk ink.

Less is More - Off Centre

Saturday, 23 April 2011

With decorating, cleaning carpets and buffing and polishing the suite, I haven't been able to join in at Less is More for the last couple of weeks, but I was determined to join in today. I used a lovely stamp that I bought in France made by Artemio. I think you can buy their stuff here, but if you're ever over there, pop into Cultura for a nosy around.

Black and White

Materials used - White square card blank, White cardstock, Artemio Rounds stamps, Kaisercraft Birthday sentiment stamp, Stampin Up paper piercing kit, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Black gel pen and Gem.

WOYWW - Will I ever make a card again!!!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Seems a long time ago I made a card, but at last the dining room is finished, but carpets and the suite needed to be cleaned. I managed to clean the lounge, dining room, Joshua's bedroom (which was pretty dirty but came up a treat), the study and the suite and thankfully we chose 2 glorious days to get it done. I hired a Rug Doctor from Tesco and I was really impressed with it, just wish it went right up to the edges. I promise it will be a crafty desk next week :)

WOYWW Cleaning (1)
WOYWW Cleaning (2)

WOYWW - Painting

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Stating the obvious, it's not card making for me today, but painting. Still trying to get the dining room finished, but we are nearly there. Just the window sill to do again... why is it, that as soon as you start to gloss, the paint attracts every bit of dust in the house!! As you can see, I like to paint my hands too :)

WOYWW Painting (1)

Sunny April Day

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Wow, hasn't the weather been just fantastic. I'm meant to be finishing painting the dining room, but there's no way I'm staying inside when the sun is shining. You never know how long it will last.

I saw a technique online where you ink up an acrylic block, spritz with water and stamp onto cardstock. Took a bit of practice but eventually found it worked better with watercolour paper. I then masked off the edges and stamped over the top with a script stamp and then a Penny Black floral stamp. I really like soft layered look.

Watercolour Effect

Materials used - Cream A6 card blank, Watercolour paper, K & Co Hannah paper pad, Kaisercraft Script and Birthday stamps, Penny Black Painters Vase stamp, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tattered Rose and Old Paper, Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Ribbon.

Less is More - A Touch of Red

Friday, 8 April 2011

Just came back from a lovely trip to France. We stayed with my husbands cousin near to Angouleme. The weather was fantastic (33 degrees on Wednesday), the food and wine were great, peaceful countryside, what more can you ask for. Lovely.

The challenge over at Less is More this week is a touch of red. I got this little stamp free with Simply Cards and Papercraft and I thought this little creature was so cute, just look at those eyelashes.

Touch of Red 1

Materials used - White square card blank, Pink Petticoat free stamps, Woodware Flowers and Stems stamps, Memento Tuxedo Black ink and a Red brushmarker.

Less is More - Sketch Challenge

Friday, 1 April 2011

I can't remember how I came across the Less is More blog, but I love it and just had to join in. This weeks challenge is a simple sketch and trying to follow the rules I had to restrain myself from adding anything else, ribbon, inking edges etc etc. Plus DL is not the size card I usually work with and it seemed enormous to me. Super simple but I like the way it turned out.

Less is More 1
Less is more sketch 1

Materials used - White and pink cardstock, Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Studio G DCRS88 clear stamp, Fiskars scallop edge punch, Heart punch, Brown gel pen and Stickles.