Friday, 24 September 2010

Christmas in Pink!!

Good Morning All!
I really can't stop using these images so have bought a few more, they are from lili of the valley.
I have used my new lacey spellbinders for this one, I have cut 2 and layered them both with the plain circle nestabilities also. I then made a strip of card in the coordinating colour like a consertina to attach the card from the rear. I love this shape of card, it is around 4 inches in size so quite small but still I think this works great.

The image has been coloured in my beloved promarkers. I usually use 2 or 3 different shade variations of the coat but this time I only used 1 and to make that watercolour look I have also added the blender pen after. If you haven't got many colours then the blender pen is a must!!

I have used the Tim Holtz distress inks around the edge (spun sugar) and blended them whilst still in the nestie to make the edge refined. The flowers are from marianne minis poinsettias they are a little fiddly but gives a great embellishment when covered with the diamond dust twinklets, it has a finish like fine glass.
The sentiments are from Cuddly Buddly which come in a set of 4 for the festive occasion, great for the cute cards. These have been embossed in pink and finished with of course the glamour dust, as is the same glitter used to finish the image off for that super sparkly snowy effect.

Well hope I have covered most of this one, if you have any questions about the products used please do send me a message or leave a comment.

Thanks for looking I will be posting again soon.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Another day, another card!
I have used lots of different techniques on this one.
Firstly I have embossed the background with a large dots papermania embossing folder, I didnt want anything too fancy as I wanted the ribbon and plaque to be the main focal point.
This house been mounted onto a lovely shade of lilac cardstock from stash.
I have used spellbinders labels for the plaques and finished the edge with a silver leaf pen, I have tried a few over the last few weeks but this is one of the brightest ones I have found, I particularly like the krylon 18ct gold one that is fantastic and is not dull at all I cant recommend these enough!!
The ribbon was from my stash which is the 38mm width, this was a little fiddly but I think it has turned out fine.
The roses were made with the 5 petal punch, which were cut and layered, then finally finished with glamour dust and edged with a lilac cats eyes pigment pad.
The Rose leaves were with the Xcut cut and emboss range.
The flourishes were of course marianne's her dies are superb and when cut tend to look like metal I really am liking these at the moment.
I have to mention the diamontes, I get this from ebay and will only ever buy these from her! I have had lots in the past but some are either too big or quite dull, hers are full of colour and so shiny they actually do look like diamontes
If you would like any details of where I purchase my stash from please do drop me a email.
Well thats it from me for today, Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Hi all, I have been so busy these past few days. I have been making a start on my christmas cards and enjoying new crafty supplies to play with!
This is the Lilli of the valley stamp, such a cute image and very traditional looking. As always I have added loads of embellishments, can't resist that bit of bling!!!
The stamp is from Lilli of the valley
Gold mirror card from stash
Papers from anitas (last years)
Red shiny organza ribbon border & bow
Marianne creatables flourishes
Hand made marianne poinsettias made with both the serrated and leaf design
covered in twinklets, my fav product at the moment, and a large shiny diamonte in the centre
finished with glamour dust for that super sparkle
Sentiments on Pc
Frame made with the spellbinders labels 8 and classic ovals
Thanks for looking I will be posting again soon.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Wow that time of year is coming soon!!!

I love christmas, but as crafters we get to get in the spirit early! I have just made a start on my christmas cards having ordered my new supplies for this year, new stamps, more bling I think its all the little details that count.

I will be posting lots of new cards soon as I have to make a start otherwise I will not get them all done in time for christmas!

I have just found the tim holtz distress inks and cant get enough of them.
The image on this card is a penny black retired stamp 'Snowy'
I have used papers from pink petticoat and distressed the edges for definition
Cuttlebug snowflake die, glossy accents and loads of the crystal glam dust
I am awaiting delivery of my twinklets so as soon as I get them I will post a pic up
Of course ribbon, and the sentiments I have embossed with the new papermania range
Coloured with promarkers

Thanks for looking will be posting again soon
mel xxx