Friday, 30 September 2011

Forgotten Friday 34 - Happy Birdday

Gosh how fast Friday has come around, which means that it's time for Forgotten Friday over on Judith's blog. This week while looking for a stamp I wanted to use on another project, I stumbled across this set of stamps from Chocolate Baroque, unused for some time. The weather has been so great the last few days in inspired me to get all the bright promarkers out to colour the birds in, and I  dug out some bright zingy card to use for the matting. I coloured the background with  a couple of Adirondack ink pads in Citrus and Aqua and used a Memento ink pad for the sun. The grasses and other backing stamp were from another stamp set and I stamped these in Citrus. I must admit that I made this card yesterday, in preparation for today, as I'm off to Florida tomorrow and have been packing and clearing up all day (my daughter is coming to look after the dog while we are away). Needless to say I have left some space in my suitcase to bring some crafting goodies home with me.

Why don't you see if you have any forgotten or neglected craft stuff in your cupboards, pop over to Judith's blog and find out what it's all about.

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Monday, 26 September 2011

CD Sunday - Winter Wonderland

Another Sunday has come, and gone, which means that it's time for the CD Sunday Challenge, which this week is Winter Wonderland. This week I have chosen to use The Snowman CD from Crafters Companion. I cut the backing paper to size and then just ran a blue ink pad around the edge of the paper to give a bit of definition. The smaller piece of backing paper I mounted onto a bit of blue centura pearl card and added a bit of silver ribbon, again using a blue ink pad around the edge. Then the decoupage was also mounted onto blue centura pearl, the sentiment is a Lily Of The Valley stamp which was embossed using a silver sparkle embossing powder then cut out with a circle nestie, and mounted onto a scalloped circle also a nestie. Now I have another Christmas card ready to pop into my box.

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Saturday, 24 September 2011


As some of you might of read in an earlier post, it is shortly my Daughters  Birthday, she turns 28 this year, I can't believe how fast the time has gone. For all the family's birthdays I get the job of making the cards for my Mother-in-law, so this is what I have made for her to give to my Daughter. Recently I bought 2 sets of steampunk stamps by Kanban from Create and Craft, and thought this was the ideal opportunity to use them. This is my first attempt at steampunk, but I'm quite pleased with the results.

First I stamped and embossed the dress with brass embossing powder, coloured it with promarkers then cut it out. Next I stamped one of the stands onto a plain white piece of card and embossed this in a black embossing powder, then I used Milled Lavender and Dusty Concorde distress inks to colour the background. Then giving the dress a bit of a shape I stuck it onto the background using Glue Gel. I mounted it onto some gold mirri card and used a corner punch on the corners. The backing paper is a download from Chocolate Baroque called Stucco Backgrounds/Brights, this I also used Dusty Concorde to distress the edges. I stamped around the edge of the backing paper with a stamps from the Steampunk Christmas stamps also from Chocolate Baroque, and a couple of the smaller stamps from the Kanban sets. I have been looking to buy the Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets set but have not been able to so far, so instead I have the Pinking circles, and although they are not cogs they don't look to bad. I then coloured some cream flowers with the same colour promarker that I used to colour the dress and added a black flat back pearl into the centres, with a couple of leaves from a Martha Stewart punch to finish.

I'm just hoping that she likes it.

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Friday, 23 September 2011

Forgotten Friday 33 - With Love

While we are away in October it is our 31st Wedding Anniversary, so for this weeks Forgotten Friday project I have decided to make a card for Hubby. I have used this lovely image from Chocolate Baroque called Romantica. It was stamp with Black Memento ink and then distressed with Peeled Paint ink pad. The backing paper I think was from the Adorables Christmas CD, I say think as it was in my off cuts box and matched the colours I'd picked, again I went around the edges of the paper with the Peeled Paint ink pad. Next I added a bit of ribbon from my stash, and some Prima flowers, the swirl is a Marianne die. Finally the sentiment is from another Chocolate Baroque stamp sheet.

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Monday, 19 September 2011

CD Sunday - Black And Blue

What a nice surprise, I came back from holiday to find that I was second in the top three from the Peacock challenge over on the CD Sunday Challenge Blog the other week, Thank you. I must admit to being thrown when I saw what this weeks challenge was, but after thinking about it for a couple of hours this is what I've come up with. I used MCS, Lavender and Paper Lace, and the silhouette folders from both of the Cd's, using 4 different images to make my topper. I then found a backing paper in shades of green, which I changed in the effects section to shades of blue. I then colour picked one of the blues to make a plain background, and with 2 more of the silhouettes made another backing paper to mount the topper onto. I printed the same blue onto a sheet of plain white card and folded this in half to make my card base. I mounted the topper and backing paper onto black card, added some black organza ribbon and some black gems from my stash.

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Sunday, 18 September 2011

Forgotten Friday 32 - Pear Mandela

I'm a couple of days late posting this card for the Forgotten Friday challenge, as I have been away for the past week in Devon with my Mother. We had a lovely time and although the weather forecasts did not promise good weather, we managed not to get wet at all, any rain falling at night. Now it's back to normal for two weeks, then I am away again, with Hubby this time to Florida.

Here is this weeks card, made with the Pear Mandela stamp from Chocolate Baroque, I hate to admit this but it's the first time I've used this stamp. I stamped it out five times and then coloured each layer with water colour pencils. I then cut them out and layered them, putting just a little glitter to the bottom layer. The backing paper is from the Seasons Greetings CD, also from Chocolate Baroque, I cut this to size then just ran the Pine Needles Distress ink pad around the edge. There was also a larger pear and larger partridge which I stamped and added to the corners. The greeting is from another stamp sheet (sorry can't remember which one).

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Monday, 5 September 2011

Peacock Lady

One card 2 challenges. This week I was running a bit behind, I normally make something for the Forgotten Friday challenge that Judith holds on her blog, and then something for the CD Sunday challenge. This week I have combined them and just made the one card. I have used this lovely image of a Peacock Lady that comes from Chocolate Baroque called Peacock Ladies. As it's has not been used for 2 years or more, it more than qualifies for the Forgotten Friday challenge, which asks you to make something from your forgotten or neglected stash. The theme this week at the CD Sunday blog is Peacocks, and I think that this lady in her Peacock finery covers that. I have also made it for my Daughters Birthday, which is in October (She does not live at home or visit my blog), when I will be sunning myself on a beach somewhere in Florida.

To make this card I used, a sheet of centura pearl card in a turquoise  shade to make large size square card. The backing paper was printed from the Peacock Summer Party CD also from Chocolate Baroque, I mounted this onto some matt silver mirri card. The stamp was coloured with promarkers and distress ink pads. I used a Martha Stewart punch to make the band across the middle, and added some ribbon. The feather I bought sometime ago but never got around to using.  The gems used are a lovely colour of peacock green but don't really show in the photo, and finally the sentiment was computer generated.

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