Sunday, 31 May 2009
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Friday, 29 May 2009
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Anyway, the card is for this weeks Creative Card Crew challenge where the theme has been set by Paula who has chosen "Pretty Flowers". And as I'm still not fed up with my new Hero set from last week, it's getting another outing today so you are right Chris, I definately needed this set.
DP's are some if my current favourites from My Minds Eye DP's which I used to cut the frame with one of the Nesies I was asked to try out by Sir Stampalot - I know, should have got round to this last week but you know how time gets the better of you ! The flowers were also cut from the same DP using the ones that come in the nestie frame set, all of the sets have two frames and two flowers. The leaves are stamped with brilliance copper and thyme and embossed with detail clear using Hero CL338 then cut out. I ran a piece of Glimmer Misted card (chocolate, vanilla and gold which had cling film scrunched over it whilst still wet to give a crackle effect) through the Cuttlebug using birds and swirls and placed the frame over this top add interest.
The greeting is Art Impression F3143 stamped onto a ribbon tag which comes from another of the new nestie sets which has three in different shapes in the set. The 'buds' behind the flowers were cut on Cricut home decor.
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
The theme at Stamptacular Sunday this week is "Oh for the love of CHOCOLATE".
My bag was made simply by using a scoring board and covering with some chocolate and gold DP. Semi circles at the top were cut on the cuttlebug using nesties, the greeting Art Impression E3145 and the tiny flower embellie glazed with UTEE.
Monday, 25 May 2009
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Saturday, 23 May 2009
This is my DT creation, initially it was shock horror, no stamping, but when I got my head round this alien idea I came up with this tag book, even then I stamped a sentiment to add then suddenly remembered not allowed.
I cut the book on the cricut welding the letters to each page. The name is Annie who is a young lady who loves purple and spots and has a birthday next month. I found it really difficult to photograph this project as the angles are difficult and fail to show the elements properly despite me spending hours trying to achieve a better perspective and I'm still far from happy with the outcome, so aplos all.
The DP is Doodlebug and Penny Lane and the pages were fixed together using the Zutter, then lots of ribbons and embellies to finish.
Friday, 22 May 2009
The Hero stamp set is a bit quirky but has a real appeal. I decoupaged the leaves and little birdie, anyhow I think he's a bird, stamping with versafine sepia and clear embossing powder onto the reverse of the DP. I lightly distressed the edges with Tim Holtz vintage photo and also embossed the flowers with detail clear to give them an enamel look. The oval mats were cut on the Cuttlebug using nesties.
Thursday, 21 May 2009
So this is what I'm manged in the hour or so since I got home. As I said, my task for the day was to create with these yummy new MME papers from Stampalot. They are all double sided and a really good weight and the one I have used is AndreaVictoria. I was convinced by Chris that I 'needed' the Hero set CL338 which has this cute birdie, he's a bit physically challenged but you have to look close to see - his right leg was a casualty of my craft knife ! He was stamped onto Bazzil with versafine brown then I embossed the whole piece with detail clear. The swirls are Inkadinkado 97632 stamped with Tim Holz scattered straw, the leaves and corner cut on the Cricut and embossed with iridescent powder and the hero flowers inked and embossed with detail clear (no peanuts here Chris). More tomorrow with some of the other colour papers.
I took the piccy in the garden - yes as the sun is shining in the Fens at last -against the Fermentadendrom as the colours matched so am sharing a piccy of that as well.
I had off cuts from some leaves I cut on the cricut what were screaming out to be stencils, so I used these to chalk the background onto which I stamped PSX G2007. This was stamped twice and the flowers and bird decoupaged after colouring with Sakura pens and pearl stamens added. DP is Doodlebug Designs bubblegum boutique and the flowers cut with punches.
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Gift of Love Award (the one with the teddy)
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
Sunday, 17 May 2009
Saturday, 16 May 2009
The image is Woodware FRV004 stamped with brilliance violet and embossed with detail clear, then stamped a second time and decoupaged. The elephant actually has a lollipop in her month, but I have replaced this with a little flower. The letters were cut on purple card using the cricut and double embossed with UTEE. Border is a fiskars punch and DP is Doodlebug and the button brad Laura Ashely.
Friday, 15 May 2009
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Here's a link so people can truly appreciate his unique appeal. And well done on creating this picture with froggy centre stage.
My first is for this weeks TIO where Ali has set the challenge "Rhubarb Crumble and Custard - use pink (for the rhubarb) yellow (for the custard) and texture (for the crumble) You must use at least one stamp and 2 embellishments. When I read this first thing this morning all I could see was a plateful of crumble and custard had wondered how on earth I could depict that, two espressos later (that's the only way I can kick start my day) I read the task again and the idea came together.
The challenge over at ABC this week is "N is for Not a Card", so i thought my tag would qualify there as well,
The bottom section of my tag was run through the cuttlebug to achieve the texture element. I stamped Hero K5162 with brilliance orchid and poppy and highlighted the flowers with yellow liquid pearls. I took a look at the rhubarb in the garden and cut leaves on the cricut to loosely reflect what they look like and coloured with brilliance thyme and ivy. Added ribbon plus a brad and some staples as my embellies.