Monday, 29 July 2013

Flowers and Vases - By Francoise Read

Hello everyone or should I say good evening, wow! how late is this for a post? What a day I've had, child minding as usual for a rather out of sorts darling little angel who has had ear ache with her teething problems all day and she was so tired bless her but every time she went to sleep and I spied my chance she woke and was so hot and bothered that I could not leave her and this went on all day, Oh well! the joys of grandma's sitting service lol!  It seems that the harder I try to get in front the more I get behind maybe I should just stop trying and see what fate has in store or not maybe I shouldn't temp fate!
Right to business this week is a little less is more and less stress so I came up with these two cards made from Woodware's clear magic set Flowers and Vases by Francoise Read -
This card is a 6 x 6
I have used Distress Ink Pads Scattered Straw, Broken China and Spun Sugar.
The embossed panels are from a Cuttlebug folder Daisy you can't see it very well in this photo because it's white on white.
The heart die is from Nellie's multi frame's
 The next card is 8 x 8

The large background panel has been coloured with Broken China and then edged with a Marine Promarker pen.
The background paper has been stamped with Versamark and embossed with Aqua Tinsel embossing powder. The flowers and vase border have been stamped with black Versafine ink and embossed in clear powder.  I have coloured the vases and flowers with a Cyan Flexmarker and a Citrus Aquamarker ( any water based colouring pens will work, you could try your Promarkers but go carefully as it may make the embossed lines smudge.)  The die cut panels are Spellbinders Just Rite Vintage Labels Two and the sentiment is from Creative Expressions. Well like I said less is more or is it just short and sweet?
See you soon  : D
Sheilagh x

Monday, 22 July 2013

Vintage Ladies with Crafty Individuals

Hi All !  I'm trying to post but it's a little difficult as my darling granddaughter only seems to want to sleep for just 15 or 20 minuets at any one time and there's only so much you can do in that length of time like make a drink, get a shower but not drying your hair, put some washing on, or heavens forbid finish off the card you have made and it looks like this will be a weekly event until further notice. Oh Oooo there she blows and it's exactly 18 mins long this time, be back shortly folks...
I'm back but not for long me thinks as it's nearly Holly's dinner time so I'd better be quick and show you the cards for this week.  I have used a set of stamps from Crafty Individuals this time and they remind me of very elegant vintage ladies if you know what I mean that kind of era.  Gosh just before I show you I seem to have found something that Holly really like and it's on the TV Ha ha! It's Mr Tumble and she's chattering away to it and clapping her hands how long this will last I know not lol! anyway here they are........

Black Memento Ink pad

Gold pigment ink pad

Promarkers -
Skin tones
Baby Pink
Soft Peach

Distress Ink Pads
Scattered Straw
Fired Brick

 Interlude - Holly's lunch time....

Organza ribbon and bow

Post Card embossing folder (Tim Holtz)

Red Pigment Ink pad
Cosmic Shimmer Lava Black Aurora embossing powder.

Distress Ink pads
Victorian Velvet

Antique Pink Promarker

Archival Black Ink pad

Creative Expressions swirl and sentiment stamp

Pink sparkly embossing powder

Perfect Medium Ink pad or Versamark.

OK so I think that's just about everything I've used and now it would be time for nappy changing duty, dear Lord save me some-one open a window Oh it's already open, good grief Holly bob's what did I feed you, think Nanna needs a peg for her nose.

See you later I hope  : o

Monday, 15 July 2013

Gone Fishing with Woodware

Hi everyone!
Gosh I have been run off my feet this weekend with a house full of family all hoping for a barbecue, no chance they all think I have nothing to do with my time only cook well they had to make do with a Chicken dinner which by the way was just as hot to cook as a barbecue would have been, never mind they all got fed in the end lol! Then my daughter decided to have my youngest grandson Tyler stay over on Saturday night and he was here until after tea on Sunday, and today I have had babysitting duties for my youngest granddaughter Holly  since 8.20 am and have not had one minuet to myself until mummy picked her up at 2.30 this afternoon and now has been my only chance to blog so I guess you are all wanting to see what cards I have only just about got through for this week.......
Here they are and it's all about the fish this week!  Woodware's Clear Magic stamps.
There are three different stamp sets

For this C5 Card I have used :-
Distress Ink pad Tumbled Glass.
Adirondak Slate but any coffee or grey colour would work.
Twinkling H2O's Paints Majestic Blue and Bashful Blue (one's bright and one's light in colour)
Black Versafine or Archival.

and a Soft Green Promarker.

The main image has been painted with a water paint brush and ink from the ink pads.
I have painted the text backgrounds with a medium flat paint brush and the H2O's before stamping.

This card is also C5 in size.

Distress Ink Pads 
Mustard Seed
Broken China
Mowed Lawn
Black Soot
I have used my cut n dry foam to colour all of my backgrounds on this card.

Clear embossing powder over black ink
I have made the fish background from a template that I made myself and the die cut is from Spellbinders Nestabilities Romantic Rectangles.

I have added just a little spiders web and a bit of string in keeping with the fishing theme.

Sorry it's taken forever to get these on here, see you all soon :)
Sheilagh x

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Sunshine, Tree's and Falling Leaves

Hi to you all ! hope you are all enjoying your week-end and it's great that the sun is finally out, so I'm not going to hang around to long as I would like to see some of it myself and because I've been messing about with the cards for next week all morning I'm not going to gab on but simply show you what I have been up to  with the Woodware Clear Magic Singles stamp set Tree's and sentiment and a tiny touch of my Mega Flakes and of course some D.I's.

I have made three relatively quick and easy cards for next class so just remember those words won't you ? lol!!!
Starting with this 8 x 8 card

Distress Ink Pads
Mowed Lawn
Broken China
Black Soot
Wild Honey

Black Archival
Black Versafine

Clear Embossing Powder
Spray bottle with water

Next we have a C5 card in landscape.
The leaf die is from Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations
Falling Leaves
Distress Ink Pads
Stormy Sky
Dusty Concord
Mustard Seed

Black Versafine
Clear embossing Powder
Quickie Glue Pen ( for the gilding flakes on trees & leaves)

Finally another C5 landscape card.

Distress Ink Pads
Peeled Paint
Tumbled Glass
Wild Honey
Peacock Feathers

Wax paper has been ironed onto glossy card before stamping with Stazon and the the inks have been added to colour in background.
Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter glue
Singles Leafy Swirl stamp by Creative Expressions
I have edged the trees panel with a black permanent marker pen.

The background paper I have used on this card is already glittered but you can't see how nice it looks in this photo.
(You will need your Anti-static bag as this panel with the tree's is on glossy card stock and the dots in the background have been made with a dusting brush and mask.) See you all soon and enjoy your sunny weekend  : )  Sheilagh x

Monday, 1 July 2013

Singles - A Rose Corner with Creative Expressions

Hi everyone! hope you all had a good weekend, I'm still trying to catch up as it was kind a busy in our house, and to top it all I have had such a bad headache that just doesn't seem to want to go away but never mind I have muddled through and managed to finish the cards for this weeks class so bare with and I'm sorry for the delay so here we go with the Singles Rose Corner stamp which features this week...

Card 1
6 x 6 card base
I have created the background onto pearl card stock using Tea Dye Distress ink and my Moldable Blue Foam pad with my Creative Expressions Crackle embossing folder to create my stamp. The Rose corner has been stamped and embossed with Black ink and Clear embossing powder. I have coloured the image with Distress Ink pads Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn. I have added a Pearl Mica spray over the whole image

Card 2
A C5 card base
This time I have used Picked Raspberry, Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn and Black Soot Distress Ink pads, Clear and Silver embossing powder, Versamark or Perfect Medium ink pad, Apple and Rose pink Promarkers, Anti-Static bag is a must,
Whooops!  forgot to tie my ribbon onto the tag,  silly me!

The Glimmer mist spray is pearl

Sorry for the short post this week , I'm off to try and get rid of my headache and I will see you soon x
Sheilagh.  : (