Monday, 10 December 2012

Say it with Flowers

Hello once again on this cold and frosty Monday, not much time to post today as my lounge, dining room and hallway look as if a bomb has dropped and are full of yes you've guessed it boxes and boxes of all kinds of Christmas decorations, tinsel, lights etc... and my plan to get them all in order yesterday afternoon was well and truly scuppered by a house full of family and grandchildren all waiting for their Sunday tea no less, so as you can imagine not much tree decorating got done and too many hands of the little variety trying to help..... it's me that needed HELP!! Anyway off to sort it out now and will be glad when it is finished lol!
Guess you would like to see what we are making this week.....

For the first card I used a Hero Arts stamp called Flower Cluster Sketch stamped with Memento Black and then coloured with my Promarkers and some Sakura Glitter pens. On the front I have used D Inks Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass to add the colour to the stamped images and some Yellow Stickles glitter glue.

 I have used the same ink to stamp Posy Sketch (Hero Arts) on the second card, as well as the same D Inks with the addition of Shabby Shutters and Faded Jeans. The die cuts are both from Spellbinders dies and the sentiments and small flowers are from a set of C D's stamps called Thank You Kit, there are 15 stamps to this set.

I have highlighted the small flowers with my blue and clear glitter pens.

Hope everyone is feeling well this week, wrap up and keep yourselves warm it's cold out there!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Hero Arts Continued

Well once again yet another wet and dreary day, all the better for crafting I say! and for those of you who will be joining me this afternoon to do just that here as promised the second card for class this week...........
The Background panel has been created from white card which measures 4 3/4" x 4 3/4",
the sentiment panel is also made from white card which is just slightly larger than the stamp... 2 1/2" x 2 1/4",
the gold mirror card measures 2 3/4" x 2 1/2". The base card is cream and comes in packs of 10 with envelopes included available in the shop priced at £2.25.
 I have kept this one simple in style and only used Walnut Stain D Ink pad for the stamping and colouring, a couple of die cut corners out of Gold Mirror card and the sentiment is layered onto the Gold Mirror card as well. Cream seam binding and two small self adhesive pearls add the finishing touches.
See you soon x

Monday, 3 December 2012

I need a Hero! or Hero Arts stamps? Which ever comes first?

Hi to all you ladies hope you had a really good weekend, and it was nothing like mine! We had our Grandson's Christening Yesterday and after much stress and deliberation too-ing and fro-ing , Where's this ? Where's that ? Who's got what ? Where's my? Who's taking who ? What happened to that ? What time is it? We'er going to be late, Should be at church NOW!  OMG nowhere to park******, etc, etc, no wonder I came home early with an horrendous headache and went to bed before 8.30pm.  I'm so glad it's Monday, Oh OMG, class cards!!! got to finish, so you can judge what my weekend was like and that's just a small part of it so it's no wonder to you all why I am so behind with this weeks classes, apologies to everyone.
Right this week we are going to use some Hero Art stamps to create our border and main image. On the first card I have used Distress inks Picked Raspberry , Evergreen Bough and Shabby Shutters and I have stamped with Memento black. I have coloured the images with the D Inks and added some glitter with my Quickie Glue pen. Both the background paper and Die cut panel have been sprayed with a gold shimmer spray. Spiders web has been added behind the main panel to add dimension and texture.
Here are a couple of pics to help you get the picture of what we will be doing this week x

The background paper has been stamped with the Script stamp in Evergreen Bough and a couple of swirl stamps in black ink and then it has been sprayed with gold shimmer mica spray.
The images have been painted with D Inks and glitter has been added to the main image with a quickie glue pen.

Here you can see the Hero Arts stamps that I used, I really like the script and sentiment stamps, the swirl stamp is from my stash.
Will post a pic of the second card we will be making  later x