Saturday 30 July 2011

Wedding Fever

Weddings, weddings! They're all around us at the moment aren't they? I just love the wedding season as I'm in my element when designing stationery or personalised cards. Here are a few that I've designed lately.

Scrapbooking again!

Here's a scrapbook page that I did at work yesterday using another of the new Magenta papers (Emotions Peace). It features my godson Nick having a tender moment with his newly born nephew William. The colours in the photo worked beautifully with the colours of the paper & the sentiments from Stampendous are great for scrapbooking as well as  cardmaking. Add in a little random stamping & some cork for a great blokey feel.

I'm chuffed!

I received this month's copy of Cardmaking & Papercraft a few days ago & was delighted to find that I was a winner in a competition to design a wedding invitation. I entered when Royal Wedding fever was  among us which prompted me to chose a red,ivory, navy & gold theme. here's my winning entry

Monday 25 July 2011

Summer Fun

Shopping List
Stampendous Cling Umbrella Beach CRV206
Stampendous Cling Breathe CRN238
Sakura coloured pencils
Woodware cork sheet
Woodware Fingerguard trimmer
Pinking blade
Francoise peel off "Tiny Words"
1" Woodware punch Monsterra leaf
All available from Woodware

This week's theme brings us a little of the summer that we have been sadly lacking of late! I've used some beautiful Stampendous cling stamps again (I fear I'm becoming addicted!) & trimmed the edges of my layering using Figerguard trimmer with the pinking blade to give a suggestion of waves. The cork sheets really introduce a sandy look & I just love the "Breathe" sentiment. It really has you smelling that salty air doesn't it? you can almost hear those waves lapping!! 

Tuesday 19 July 2011

A Touch of Pink

Shopping List
Stampendous Cling Peony Square CRQ126
Stampendous thick embossing powder
Stampendous embossing powdersin silver, pink & rainbow
Woodware Chippies mountboard
Emboss clear ink pad
S/A pearls
Versafine Onyx Black
Tombow marker pens in pink & grey
Silver organza ribbon
Daisy chain
white vellum
Stampendous silver peel off Friendly Greetings (90722)
All available from Woodware

This weeks theme was just for me pink & pretty (the card not me!) I've chosen to use a technique that I haven't done for a while & that's intaglio enamelling. Ink up a square of mount board with clear sticky ink & build up 3 layers of enamelling adding the coloured embossing powders to the last layer. Ink the stamp with the black Versafine & stamp into the enamelling while it's still molten. I have embossed the vellum panel behind the enamelled piece with white & sublty coloured it with soft grey & pink Tombow markers. Silver ribbon,a peel off greeting, daisy chain & pearls add the delicate finish.

Sunday 17 July 2011

More butterflies

As promised here are 2 of the cards that I created in my demonstration on Thursday at Japonica using the Stanpendous cling Ruffled butterfly & "Thank Heaven" sentiment. Both stamps are so veratile so could be used to cover a variety of occasions. Think I'll be using them
a lot more yet!

Friday 15 July 2011

Is there anyone there?

I'd love SOMEONE (!!!)  to leave a comment on my blog, don't be shy,I'm feeling lonely! If you want to ask any questions or know how to use a particular technique feel free to ask! I'll post the photos of cards made in my demonstration at Japonica yesterday soon so watch this space!  Sorry I haven't had anything very interesting to say of late I'm just coming to the end of a wedding stationery order so I'll get back to some serious crafting then. Bye for now. it's Friday!!!

Wednesday 13 July 2011

I'll be shrinking tomorrow!

It's my turn to demo again tomorrow at Japonica so if you're in the vicinity pop in & say hello.I'll be using the Stampendous Ruffled Butterfly stamp that I used for last week's sketch challenge with the lovely sentiment that went with it. I'll also be exploring different ways to use both stamps including use with shrinky plastic, looks like I'll be having fun again tomorrow!

Manana, manana!!

Shopping List
Magenta Scrapbook papers Energy & Serenity
(Memor 236 &237)
Magenta swirls
Woodware Chippies Alphabet
Square pewter brads
Self adhersive flock border (green leaves)
Brilliance Pearlescent Purple & Cosmic Copper
Inverted corner rounder
Glossy Accents
Sillicone glue
All available from Woodware
Time to get away from card making for this week & I've decided  to go back to my second passion- scrapbooking! I've used  2 of the new papers from Magenta for my Spanish theme. As with most Magenta papers they are double sided & I've made full use of both sides of each paper and I think that they compliment each other well. I've used the Chippies alphabet for the lettering which I have sponged with purple & copper ink pads. I have decoupaged the poppies in the bottom right hand corner with sillicone glue & given them a glossy finish with Glossy Accents. With the Magenta swirls,pewter brads & flock border for embellishments my page is complete.

Thursday 7 July 2011

Sketch challenge no.2

Shopping List
Stampendous cling stamp CMM129-Thank Heaven
Stampendous cling stamp CRV124-Ruffled Butterfly
Stampendous embossing powder kit in Merlot
Magenta Memor 237-Serenity
Woodware anti stat bag
Emboss clear embossing ink pad
Crafty Edger +Heart cassette
6mm rhinestone brads
Brilliance Pearlescent Purple
Ivory organza ribbon
Ivory pearl & hammer card
Ivory vellum
All available from Woodware

I can't believe we're at Sketch Challenge No.2 already! This week I've used some pretty Stampendous cling stamps. I've used the Merlot embossing powder set to create the random rainbow effect with the message & butterflies. The butterflies I have embossed onto ivory vellum & cut them out to raise their wings & give them "life". I have used the tip of the butterfly wing to create the frilly effect at the top of the message plaque which I think works pretty well. I find the Woodware anti stat bag invaluable when embossing to make sure that you get a clean print with no speckling. The border using one of the new magenta scrapbook papers in conjuction with the Crafty Edger+ heart cassette, along with the rhinestone brads in lime green & some ivory organza completes the design. 

Friday 1 July 2011

Birthday Wishes

Shopping List

Peel offs-(All in black)
94087-Oriental pots
90834- Borders (Magenta)
92115-Birthday phrases
Micacolour palette (Stargazer)
Dragonfly brads
Sakura pens
All available from Woodware

I've gone for an Oriental theme this week & what better "Birthday Wishes" could you send but those of Happiness, Love & Health. I've used the beautiful Micacolour palette to just randomly paint some black card before giving it some texture for the panels. Sakura pens have effectively brought colour to the Oriental pots & then I have added the Japanese sentiments, Magenta border & dragonfly brads for a really Oriental flavour.