I thought I would throw out a little teaser, and give away, just a little embellishment pack of dies and flowers that will be drawn and given away on the last day of May.
Now there is not much you have to do to get your hands on this. Just leave me a comment, make sure you are a follower and tell someone about my site.
This is all white, ready to put your own colour onto it, a heart doily, a leaf flourish, some fern leaves, an assembled and blinged butterfly and some assembled and blinged flowers. How cool is this?
So remember just put the word out, become a follower and leave me a comment. This will be fun.
Thanks for calling in.
Posted in Other | Tagged blog candy, give away | 12 Comments »
I have been Skycrafting with my friend Lisa and we always do great stuff when we get together. Lisa was going to do a class on a canvas in the sytle of She Art, and she inspired me to make this
Awww……. so much texture, so many elements, so much build up and I love the finished product.
The top part of the canvas, gotta love that little birdie!!
And another little birdie hiding down the bottom, awww….
Love the flowes, all those roses were sprayed with Dylusions spray ink (love that stuff).
The background was stamped onto tissue paper and then adhered to the canvas with PVA, who would have thought you could do that??? See Miss Lisa taught me something again!!
So get on over to see what she has created, it will be well worth the visit!!!
Posted in Other, ABC, Handmade Flowers, Mixed Media | Tagged Crafting Cottage, Canvas, Mixed Media | 1 Comment »
Well I did get another flower die, you just cannot have too many can you? I mean, so many flowers, so many shapes, so much to do.
So I made a card or two to celebrate!!
How pretty is this? Love these two colours together. Everything is my favvie on this card, the ribbon, the bow, the pearls, the DTP inking, the PATP, doily, leaf (Memory Box Cottage Leaf), butterflies and the flowers.
It even looks fantastic in yellow, now I am not a fan of yellow, but this die makes yellow outstanding. And those birds of course make the card, I love them (Marianne Creatables Die).
So here they both are.
I am thinking that these new dies are my new best friends. And this flower die has taught me something, I can mix and match my flower dies and use some of the dies I have not had much to do with before. See you are never so good that you cannot learn something.
Hope you like these as much as I do.
Posted in Birthday - Female, Cards, Congratulations, Handmade Flowers | Tagged handmade carrds, handmade flowers, Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page, Memory Box Cottage Leaf, MFT, MFT Dynamics Botanical Beauty, My Favorite Things | 4 Comments »
Last year I tried to make a Christmas Card a week and this year I have failed to carry this through. So this week I thought it was time to have a go.
These two cards are exactly the same except that one poinsettia is made by me and the other by my dear friend Lynn from Toronto Canada.
This one is Miss Lynn’s and is cut with her Cricut. How clever and easy is that, all done for her until the assembling stage. She puts 5 layers together after shaping, fills the centre with gold seed beads and then paints the whole flower with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam (sparkly shiny finish).
And this one is mine, cut with the Spellbinders die set, two complete sets, shaped and assembled and the centre filled with gold microbeads, and then painted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam (cos Lynn sent me some). I figure why change what is perfection!!!
So now I have at least two cards ready for Christmas. I think I have a way to go.
Winter is coming in fast here, the temp has dropped and my neighbour thinks it will rain on Barrington over the weekend, so I can only be grateful for the predicted southerly winds and not westerlies off the snow!!! Brrr…. cold!!!
I also wanted to tell you that my little mate has been shopping for dies, so stay tuned for some new things coming along soon. He is starting to get fussy about what he poses with, he is such a trick.
Have a great day my friends, love to see you call in.
Posted in Cards, Christmas, Handmade Flowers | Tagged Lucy's stamps Merry Christmas, Sizzix Bigz Fancy Flourish, Spellbinders Poinsettia, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam | 5 Comments »
This is a quick and easy card tonight, one made for National Scrapbooking Day Challenge of black and white and just one other colour.
I have used a black base card which opens up. The front panel is run through an embossing folder that I inked with a brayer and Ranger Distress Ink Victorian Velvet to give that wonderful background.
To finish the card I have used a small doily from Quickutz with a sentiment from My Mind’s Eye and the black flourish from Cheery Lynn and birds from Marianne.
Quick, easy and so appealing to me.
Posted in Cards, Hello | Tagged Cheery Lynn, Marianne, Quickcutz, Ranger | 9 Comments »
Two posts in one day really and you will be wondering what is happening, but I also wanted to share this little gem with you!!
I do love vintage looking cards and all my darkening for that distessed, dimensional look is done with Ranger Distress Ink Walnut Stain. My stamping is done with it too.
I got a new Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page called Wild Flowers and it is gorgeous and when done as a border and then inked it is so pretty. I only had a small strip of this beautiful Bella Arcadia paper left so needed to do something and how clever to cover the join with ruffled ribbon and bows.
The three biggest roses are made by Lauren, but the two little ones are bought (it is so fiddly to make the tiny ones) and all have been inked to give the darkened petal edges. The leaf is a Accucut Die.
Oh and I am finding I love birdies, they are so cute, just being part of the design. This one is new, a set of three little fellas from Mariannes Dies, they are so cute!! And this is finished with the ribbon cut for the sentiment (Paper Xtra clear stamp) and some bling. Gotta love bling!!
Hope your day is going great!!
Posted in Cards, Congratulations, Handmade Flowers, Victorian | Tagged dies, double bow, DTP, Laurens Handmade roses, Ranger Distress Ink Walnut Stain, ruffled ribbon | 6 Comments »