Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Gone Quiet ...

Ok so when I go quiet you can usually tell I'm up to something

And this is something big ! even my husband said "No Way" !

So in and amongst my already heavy workload I'm doing little bits on a very special project .

All will be revealed shortly ! - well not that shortly but by next week I hope !

I'll pop some more cards in in the mean time x

Sunday, 7 September 2008

THE Winner Is ......

I've made the list, checked it twice, sorted out who's been naughty or nice

..... oops that's the Christmas list

And The Winner Is (As picked by the Random Number Generator ) ......... ( Drum roll in the back ground )

No' 36 - ChrisF

Congratulations ChrisF , please can you Contact Glenda with your details of where you would like your prize sent to. Don't forget to show us all what you do with your Unicorn stamps x

A big Thank You to Glenda for her fantastic Treasure Stamp Hunt, the Prizes she has given away and to all who have visited all three of the Blogs in the Hunt ( and probably more in your searches ). I've had a great time visiting your blogs and will be returning to see you all again xxx

Wednesday, 3 September 2008


PLEASE REMEMBER - Glendas Blog Candy Give-Away for the "Unicorn" stamps Ends on Midnight Saturday the 6th September - if you want to be entered your must leave a comment on the
"FREE BLOG CANDY" post to be in with a chance of winning !

Do not reply to this post !!!!

Happy Heart & Spring Dawn

2 New cards from the "Birds" Stamps from Elusive Images - sorry I keep calling them the "Birds" as I don't know what the plate will be called yet. Just to show that although the theme plate shows black images - you don't have to stamp these birds in black. You can alter the colours in both cards to suit your own colour scheme.

The first is Happy Heart

This card stated with an off white piece of card which was then coloured using DTP with Tim Holtz Aged Paper and an odd turquoise ink pad. Over the top I used the long stamp from the "Fantasy Floral" themeplate in alternating directions in Anna Griffin Chocolate ink. After inking the edges with the turquoise ink I then mounted it on to a 15cm square card. The topper again started as an off white piece of card which was first stamped over with one of the "Damask Backgrounds" themeplate. The bird was stamped with the Turquoise ink ( with some of the chocolate on the branch ) and then clear embossed. A soft turquoise inked edge before using some of the flourishes from the "Birds" stamps around the edges. The flowers and the filigree in the Bird were coloured in gold with a Sakura pen. The matting was the off white card inked using the turquoise for the top and then another in chocolate for the bottom mat. The sentiment is from the "Words of Wisdom" themeplate which was stamped in the turquoise and then clear embossed. Again matted and layered over inked edged mats. Finally an organza ribbon and three wooden flowers to finish.

Now for ................

Spring Dawn ...

So how's that for colourful ? Yey - Stampbord again !!!

First the main card is an A5 landscape pastel green, the back matting is a white card stock with an inked edge in a summer blue ( from a clearance set of 60 ink pads for a £5 ) , the main background white card stock was first DTP with the summer blue and a soft yellow ink, where the blue and yellow meet it gives a natural soft green hue. This was then stamped over first with the floral spray from the "Floral Damask" themeplate in a whispers baby blue ink, this gave the soft image I was after - more like a shadow stamp. Random filigree swirls were added around the edges wherever I felt like popping them. The "Oval Stampbord" was DTP ( suppose that should read Direct to Stampbord DTS ) and the Bird stamp was stamped in Versafine Olympia green. As this remains wet on Stampbord I embossed it with clear powder and added some more branches to the lower of the oval - again all embossed. I used the "Scratch Tool" to etch into the design and then recoloured using red, orange and yellow inks. The oval edge was sanded back a little. The top background layer for the Stampbord piece was a white piece of card stock, a soft yellow ink was dusted over then stamped again with one of the "Damask Backgrounds" themeplate in the Baby blue whispers ink. Flourishes from the "Birds" stamps to the corners in the summer blue and inked around the edges. This was matted on to a piece of white card stock which had the edges inked over with the yellow and blue.

The greeting comes from "Joanna Sheen - from the Serendipity range" stamped in the blue and clear embossed over a DTP matted layer again matted on to an inked edge layer. The flower is held in place with one of the Large eyelets from Crop-A-Dile.

I'll explain about the flower in another post - make them yourself for pennies !!!

PLEASE REMEMBER - Glendas Blog Candy Give-Away for the "Unicorn" stamps Ends at Midnight Saturday 6th September - if you want to be entered your must leave a comment on the "BLOG CANDY" post to be in with a chance of winning !

Monday, 1 September 2008

Morning Glory Card - Finished

Here's the finished card ... Total size measures 27½cm long x 17cm high.

I do like the shadow stamping effect on the insert - not too light not too dark.

I'll do the "How To Make Your Own" in the next few days and pop a link on so you can read it at your leisure.

P.S: Don't Forget - Glenda Waterworth is giving away some Free stamps.
If you want to be in with a chance to WIN some of Glendas Newest Faery Stamps then you need to leave your comment on the BLOG CANDY post !

Now for something a little more colourful !!!