30 November 2013

Ben's Bird Box

My nephew Ben who is only 9 made a wooden bird
box and came to me to decorate it with him.

We used white acrylic for the main box and a yellow
distress paint for the roof.

We stamped ivy trails over the roof and edges to
add some interest.

The main image on the front is by Stamps Away - blue tit

Inkylicious bird to the sides along with grasses
stamps from Woodware.

Ben was so pleased with his masterpiece, as am I.

26 November 2013

Man Flu - Challenge 24

Challenge 24 - Anything Goes over on Cards For Men Challenge Blog
This is my entry into challenge 24.  The image is a digi stamp from
our sponsor Dr. Digi's House of Stamps 'Man Flu'
The image has been coloured using promarkers and cut
using an Xcut Stamp Die.  Edges distressed with yellow ink
and backed onto Forever Friends patterned papers.
Do have a go at this challenge as you are not restricted to any one theme. 

DR Digi's House of Stamps is a site that aims to bring you digi stamps
with a sense of humour. We're not your average
Digi site, you wont find flowers and teddy bears.  Well you might.. 
but it'll be holding a bloody big chainsaw!

13 November 2013

Grasses Stamping

More nature stamps.
I have stamped directly onto my card front in sepia.
Using the same stamp with kaleidoscope inks onto
a separate piece of card and heat embossed.
Distress ink to the edges then mat and layered
onto black card.

This stamped image has been cut into three equal strips
and layered onto corrugated card.

19 October 2013

Christmas Baking

This is my first craft project in over a month. 
Those of you that know me well, already know the reason for this,
but suffice to say I have a funeral to go to on Wednesday.
This card was made with a stamp that I received this
morning from My Mums Craft Shop.  'Sweet Treats Emily
by Sparkle Creation' is the prize given
to me for entering their Facebook giveaway.
I am delighted with it and decided to make a Christmas Card
as it is fast approaching that time of the year.

29 September 2013

Hedgerow - Black & White

I just love nature stamps and these by Woodware
give a great impression every time.
The image has been embossed with a silver sparkle
and simple mat and layered onto the card front.
The words are by inkylicious.
Bakers twine to finish.

16 September 2013

Stamp & Emboss

On this card I have stamped using kaleidoscope colours,
then used sparkle embossing powder and
heated the image to set.  I have used distress
ink around the edge to focus the eye onto
the image then mat and layered. 
Prior to adhering the mat and layer I have used
an embossing folder again of grasses directly onto the
card and picked out the raised areas with a little ink. 


Caravan & Ice Cream

I just love these past time images by Hunkydory.
I have decoupaged the images onto adorable scorable
card stock.


My Pony

Another selection of cards by Hunkydory.
Such great images for boy and girls into ponies.


All adorable scorable card stock. 

Retirement Cottage

Retirement Card
This is a very quick card by Hunkydory.
There is very little one can do to make this so different
from the designers original aim.
Still a lovely card and I just love adorable scorable card.

Cards for Men Challenge

Hi, this card has been made using a Stamps Away
stamp of a steam roller.
I have used a kraft card 6 x 6"card blank
layered my minds eye papers, Xcut dies, and
Gorguss bakers twine.

Challenge 19  'String it Up' runs from 16th September to 29th September 2013
and is sponsored by : Digital Delights -
Thank you for taking the time to look and leave any comments.


19 August 2013

Challenge 17 - Funny Birthday

Challenge 17 - Qkr Stampede 
Start Date:    19th August
Finish Date:  2nd September

Theme:         Funny Birthday

Prize:           5 digi stamps of choice

QKR Stampede is the somewhat cute somewhat quirky rubber and digital stamp company. We showcase the artwork of Ken Herrod, who had a unique, somewhat quirky style with lots of humor and character. You are sure to get a chuckle out of our stamps! We have been offering our unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years. At QKR Stampede our images are available as un-mounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps!
Here is my DT card for Challenge 17 on Cards For Men Challenge Blog.
I have used a 6 x 6" Kraft card.
Backing paper by Papermania from Tilly Daydream range.
XCut Dies Hexagon
The digi stamp is ' Going Fishing 6605'
The funny verse typed on computer and printed.

The fish had been backed onto card and cut out, then
held in place with Tim Holtz idea-ology memo pins.

The image has been coloured using water colour pencils.

13 August 2013

Farming Cards

A selection of farming cards.
I have had these toppers for a long time and
finally have got round to using them.
This first card the topper was cut into each parts
and embossed with a branch folder.
Raffia has been wound around the card face,
three metal brads and a sentiment to finish.

This card has a vintage backing paper, and the topper
put on at a jaunty angle prior to using two embossing
folders one across the top 'birds on a wire' and one down
the left hand side 'Grasses'. Raffia again wound around
and card candi used rather than brads.

This card is simply toppers mat and layered with
grass backing papers.  Twine and raffia wrapped
around and metal brads.

On this card the branch embossing folder has
been used and various backing papers from my
stash.  Raffia, crystal bling and a sentiment to finish.

Get Well Edna

This is another commissioned card for a lady who actually
has undergone a heart by pass.
This is an A5 card covered in backing papers from craft
stash.  I have used a 'House Mouse' Image decoupaged.
Marianne boarder die with glitter ribbon threaded through
and the ends cut like fish tails to stop fraying.
The flourishes are from Sizzix die range.  The flower is
cut from felt using Xcut flower dies, heated with a heat gun
to stop fraying and held with a pearl brad.

The image was a close as I had to say get well i.e. this is for someone
with a cold, but will also work for this occasion

The sentiment was generated on my computer.
Thank you for leaving any comments they are greatly appreciated.

8 August 2013

Harbour Scene

This card is from the Hunkydory Range
'Hobbies & Pasttimes'
I have decoupaged the harbour topper.  Cut up the
A4 baking card, so I had the houses only and bowed
this around my decoupage to add depth to the card
By doing this bowed front it also makes you look into the card
to see all the detail.

Very pleased with the outcome!

7 August 2013

Tilly Daydream Autumn

Tilly Daydream card kit.
I love this card as it is so different, it comes with
the thread, decoupage, sentiment and insert.
I just added some ribbon and bling.

Leaves cut from the packaging to add to the overall effect.

The insert reflects the shape of the overall image on
the front.

Patchwork Pals Outdoor Fun

I have had the Patchwork Pals toppers for a while
thought the images were great, but I did not know
how to present them on a card until I decided
to keep them really simply and clean looking.
All I have done is mat and layered the toppers
and sentiments, added a bit of ribbon and
embossed the backing card.

5 August 2013

Challenge 16 - Heavy Metal

Challenge 16 - Heavy Metal
Start Date: 5th August
End Date: 19th August
Sponsor: Kenny K
Prize: 4 digital images

My DT card for the latest Cards for Men Challenge
is Anime Soccer Digi Stamp from Kenny K.
I have mat and layered several backing sheets from my
craft stash, once all the edges have been inked, so no white
edges show.  I have also used a Dufex ribbon of
footballs to break up the lines.
The image itself has been coloured with watercolour
pencils, the image cut out and the corners punched
with a Woodware invert corner punch and distress
inked the edges to make the image stand out.


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