29 January 2012

Happy Sunday!

Hi all,
Yesterday was Saturday, in our house it is house work day, yuck! I normaly don't do any crafting, but I do spend an enormous amount of time on the computer blog hopping instead of house work, a much better use of my time. All agreed, good. :)

Today I am showing you a card I completed earlier this week, again it is a butterfly card.


I used the same butterfly image, downloaded from google.  This time I coloured it in blue and then clear embossed it just to give it a little shimmer.

I mounted the butterfly on a sheet of Kate Knights paper.  I embellished it with 3 flowers from Papermania capsule collection. The flowers were pre-glittered.

Card: Stash.
Backing paper: Kate Knight.
Butterfly: google.
Colouring medium: Chalks.

27 January 2012

Mag inspiration no 2

Very exciting title! Yeah!
Hope you are all having a lovely day. We have had a day of sunshine, yeah-hoo, may still be very cold but it was dry and sunny.
I have being busy making my second magazine inspired card this week.  Well, that is what they are for, isn't it?

Lots of freebies on this one. The backing paper is a digital freebie from Sugarplum Paperie - Paper Daisies.  These are lovely papers because no matter what weight of paper you print them out on they have a lovely textured look.   The image is another freebie this time from a magazine. Don't know what mag, but the stamps are called "Fairies of the season" by Sarah Williams. She is the summer Fairy, I just needed to think SUN for a while, but doesn't she just have a carefree attitude?

I inked her up with Archival ink in black and then coloured her with pencils.  I glittered her wings with glamour dust -  love that stuff, it is very fine and great for small areas like this - though you cannot see it! I thought that there was a lot of "white" space on the top left corner so I just punched it out with a corner punch. As the backing paper has a distressed effect, I distressed the stamped image to match.
The sentiment is a papermania stamp.

Card: Stash
Backing papers: Sugarplum paperie - Paper Daisies (freebie).
Image: Sarah Williams - Fairies of the season (freebie).
Colour medium: Pencils.
Ink: Archival Ink.
Glitter: Decoart - Glamour Dust.

Entering this into the following challenge:

Creative Inspiration Wednesday Blog Challenge - Anything goes.
Card Crafters Circle Challenge #7 - Feel Good With a Friend!

Hope you like,

25 January 2012

Magazine inspired.

Some time ago.............well, a long time ago, I decided to go through all my crafty magazines to get inspiration and ideas. My mojo had gone on an extended holiday and I needed some help in getting it to return. And return it did, yahoo!
Here is what I finished with my returned crafty mojo.

 The magazine I used for inspiration is Crafts Beautiful January 2012. It does not give a name for the fold but I would call it "accordion" fold.

 This was my first time making this card and it was a little time consuming but worth it in the end.  I will certainly be making it again.

Card: Stash
Backing Paper: Green dotty paper - Hot Diggiety Dog by Andrea Jayne
                          Solid Green paper - Download from Pink Petticoat
                          Yellow Card - DCWV Cardstock - Brights.
Image: Papermania- Retail Therapy.
Punch: MS Scallop Dots Border Punch.  
Die Cut: Nestabilities Oval and Scallop Ovals.
Embossing: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.
Colouring Medium: Colouring pencils.

Hope you like,

21 January 2012

Back to Butterflies.

For some reason I really like butterflies, it must be that they signify summer for me but I have not noticed many around in the past few years.

Here is another card featuring a Butterfly. This time it is a googled download from a children's colouring site. Don't know if this is legal but it will be going to a friend rather than being sold on.

 The backing paper is a freebie I got with a magazine some time ago.  It is a Kate Knight stack. I like her papers but sometimes I just don't know how to use them as they have big prints and I am not good with big prints.
This is a close-up to show the glittery wings.  The image is coloured with chalks.

Card: Stock
Backing paper: Kate Knight
Image: Google
Colouring medium: Chalk
Glitter: Glamour Dust - Decoart

Hope you like,

A Lesson in Irish

I was asked to make a thank you card for someone who very kindly donated to our rugby club. As we live in an Irish speaking part of the county I decided to put the sentiment in Irish.
Mile Buiochas (me'la bua'chuis) meaning a "Thousand Thanks"
The colours of the club are Red, Black and White, I layered the sentiment on black and red using Nestabilities Label 4 just to keep with the Rugby Club theme.
A nice simple card and to the point.

Card and Backing Card: All from stash.
Dies: Nestabilitues Labels 4
Sentiment: Computer generated

Hope you like,