Monday, 26 August 2013

Silent Night - Michael Powell and Papermania

Hi everyone, hope you are all enjoying your Bank Holiday weekend and the weather is holding out which has to be a bonus. I just have to say to all you lovely lucky ladies and myself included how is the new arrival, best buddy, newest toy, joy of joys and of course I mean the eBosser's that we all took possession of last week, I hope it's out of it's box and you have at least tried it once lol! mine needs a new cutting plate already well not quite but it has been well and truly christened and my new baby is doing nicely thank you very much : )) Now onto some more but a little less important stuff this week's cards........
      The main image has been created by a Papermania Urban Stamp (Perfect Partner) by Michael Powell and is called Silent Night, hope you like them.........

This card is 6 x 6 square
The background has been created by using Distress Ink pads Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves. I have stamped a small snowflake design in the Docrafts Artiste pigment ink pad blue and then embossed them with white powder so you get a little of the blue coming through.
The main image has been stamped with black Versafine ink and a hint of colour has been added with a water brush and Dusty Concord and finally I used my Quickie glue pen and some glitter for the hanging lights and rooftops.
The small stars and snowflake are both die cuts

This card is an 8 x 8 square

Sorry about the photo's they are rubbish my camera is out of action so I had to use my mobile and upload them I will try and replace them for better one's latter.

Once again I have created the background using Distress Ink pads Faded Jeans and Black Soot.
The main image has been painted in the same way as the first card and blue glitter this time for highlighting.
The stars have been die cut in dark blue glitter card.
Both sentiments are from another Urban Stamps 6x6 set called Home for Christmas (Baubles) and I will be using this set in the very near future.
Well I better go and see if I can't get my camera working again and take some much better photo's than these one's, see you all soon and get those eBosser's going lol!!
Sheilagh : )

Monday, 19 August 2013

Stockings from Papermania

Evening everyone didn't think that I was going to make it this week but by the skin of my teeth here I am after everyone has been fed and my somewhat poorly granddaughter has just gone home I can't tell you how tired I'm feeling right now, and even though I had almost finished my cards on Saturday it has still taken until now to get them posted on the blog. I sometimes think that my very youngest of the grandchildren are in collaboration with each other just to keep my attention and keep me away from my computer, however I have prevailed and so I can now reveal to you what it is I have done with this week's stamps.....

C5 Easel style card.

The stamps are Stockings clear  5"x7" set  from Papermania.

I have used Distress Ink pads Antique Linen and Tea Die.

Versamark and Gold Embossing powder.

Cosmic Shimmer (mica paints) Lava Red and Holly Leaf.

Black Versafine for the sentiment.

Again this is a C5 card, I decided to keep both cards quite simple in design and let the stamps do the work.
The main image has been stamped in Black Versafine and embossed in clear powder.
I have used a Quickie Glue pen and some Pink and Crystal glitters just to add little highlights.
The background has been embossed with a Cuttlebug Snowflake folder and Black soot to distress around the edges.

Can't wait for work tomorrow guess what's arrived at last, the order from Crafters Companion has landed and I get to meet my Ebosser Hooray!!! So all you ladies who ordered one will be the proud owners from tomorrow, see you very soon, crafty dreams lol!

Sheilagh : D

Monday, 12 August 2013

Curly but Stylish - Woodware's Curly Leaves

Morning everybody hope you all had a good weekend, mine as per usual started out really quiet then ended up full time in the kitchen feeding the hordes, well half of them anyway so not too bad by our standards lol!
This week has gone so quickly and time just keeps on running out don't you find one minuet it's class day and then you blink and it's almost class day once again, just as well I have managed to get the cards done for this week and for this week we will be using these lovely stamps from Woodware Clear Magic CURLY LEAVES .............. and for £6 you get nine stamps in the set ............. great value!!

Hope you like them and I have only used three of them for these cards..........
The first card is C5 in size.

I have stamped the leaves in Black Versafine ink and embossed in clear powder.

Chipped Sapphire D Ink has been used to create the background panel and I have also spritzed the panel with Glimmer Mist Mica Spray Lavender Fields.
I have painted the leaves with my Twinkling H2O's Rich Cobalt.

White organza ribbon and bow.

The birthday sentiment is from the Victorian Spray set we have used in the past on other cards.......

 Card two is a 6 x 6 square and the background panel has been painted with H2O's Chiffon Pink and Fern, once dry I ran it through my Big Shot with embossing folder Extra Flint from Couture Creations.
 This time the leaves have been stamped onto patterned paper, sorry girls! just a bit more cutting out but it's not difficult trust me!

I have used some small crystals to highlight the swirls.
Twinkling H2O's
this is just to give you an idea of the colours I used

Okay that's it for this week see you soon : )

Sheilagh x

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Little Songbird's - Woodware

Hello to everyone hope you've had a good weekend, I can't believe we have had one quiet household this Sunday although we had our youngest grandson most of yesterday, ah well one out of two days isn't bad going by our standards lol! even though Tyler is walking now so you have to have eyes on him at all times.
I did however manage to get my cards finished yesterday and have to say they were a pleasure to make as I have just fell in love with these ever so sweet stamps from Woodware and they will cover a range of different occasions which helps the mojo flow along nicely.
Hope you agree with me, they made my job simply a dream to do and I can't say that too often as it usually takes some time before you get the right ideas flowing if you know what I mean.....
This first card is 8 x 8
The next is a 6 x 6 card

Distress Ink Pads
Spiced Marmalade
Mustard Seed
Picked Raspberry
Spun Sugar
Scattered Straw
Salty Ocean
Pumice Stone

Anti Static Bag

Black Versafine
Memento Rich Cocoa
Clear Embossing Powder
Gold Embossing Powder
(I used Olympic Gold Lustre embossing powder by Cosmic Shimmer)

Pear Green
Baby Pink
Pastel Pink

Stickles Glitter Glue
Fruit Punch

The last card is DL in size
On this card I used my Quickie Glue Pen and some crystal Glamour Dust I think you will have to enlarge the photo in order to see it as it is not showing up very well here.

Right I'm off to enjoy the rest of my quiet Sunday and have some tea in peace for once as this just does not happen very offten.
See you all soon  : )

Sheilagh x