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Monday, 20 July 2015

Crafting With Hels Sheridan

This is my completed project from a workshop that I attended that was being run by Hels Sheridan and Ali-Craft of Lincoln

I am happy that I found out that the text and butterfly on this project are from the same set of Stampers Anonymous stamp - that I just had to buy it.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Father's Day Card

Little Claire stamps to the rescue again - each image is from a different set and has a special meaning.

Card Swap

Theme - use the enclosed magazine free gift - stamps and embossing folder.

Female 16th Birthday

Special request for this cards followed on from the card swap card in the previous post.

Card Swap Card

Theme Music.  I have a set of stamps from Nina Crafts, that includes the line "Dedicated Follower of Fashion", which inspired the card for this swap.  Main stamps are from this set.  London and Beat stamps are from another company.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Card Swap Card

As part of The Little Claire Stamp Club I made this card using the stamps and card I was sent.

I did not make it 100% as instructed, by adding real buttons and bows.
For the Joanna Sheen Card Swap for May - I have repeated this card and updated by making it a 7 x 7 card and changing the colour scheme, making the colours used on the stamped images to those on the background paper.

Julia Watts - Homework

I was fortunate to win through Julia's website all the bits an pieces from a Craft Clinic she did on Create and Craft.  This is the first homecard I created.

The car was stamped and the aperture cut out - when I received it.  I coloured the car and added the map (from Aspects of Design - The Stampman) and added the pricked edge and pearls corners (from Creative Expressions).

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Female 21st Birthday

This was the project card from Nina Craft's last year.

Card adapted for Female footballer.
I lengtened the hair on the footballer stamp, to turn it from male to female.

Comissioned Card for same birthday.  Birds and letters - Clarity Stamp - flowers Little Claire.

Triple Stamping - Male Card

Sue Wilson card pack, Inky Doodles stamps, Phill Martin's Vintage Oak Spritzer and Little Claire Greeting used in this triple stamp card.

April Card Swaps

The themes for the two card swaps I am taking part in this month are "Watch the Birdie" and "Smile".  Both made me think of taking pictures of birds.  I came up with the following design which was to include a camera embellishment, but it made the card look unbalanced, so I added the word smile instead.  I made one card for each swap and one to keep - tough decision - as each one was layered up differently.

April 17th - Maria Simms Workshop

Here are my finished cards and wall hanging from the workshop that Maria ran.

First Project - Had to add a greeting of my choice when I returned home. 
Second Project - Played with grunge paste and gold leaf.
Made the topper and choice was ours to make a walling hanging or a card.
Project 3 - This was Maria's card (lilac) that she allowed people to take a picture of so they could finish their cards when they got home - mine in the orange one.

Project 4 - stamping and embossing in black and colouring in with spectrum noir pencils.  I don't have these pencils, however I have some metallic pencils so used  those instead.  Again, first card is hers, which we were allowed to take a picture of, so we had something to work towards when we got home.  Fortunately, I had the same stamp at home.


Monday, 13 April 2015

Catch Up

Cards I have made but never got put in a posting on this blog - Sue Wilson calls them Orphans.

Male Birthday Cards

Backing paper from a 12 x 12 sheet I got in a Craft shop closing down sale.  The stamped image is a wooden block stamp I got in a job lot of wooden stamps recently on ebay.

The eagle stamp is a wooden block stamp I got in a job lot off ebay.  The Happy Birthday greeting is a Little Claire Stamp, the cabin by the lake is a scene made up using StampScapes stamps.  Feathers are a freebie stamps that came with a magazine (this year).  Backing paper from Craft Creations.

March Swap Card

The theme was Spring Flowers and made the card at the same time as the card in the previous Female Birthday post - see if you can spot the difference.

Mother's Day Card and Present

Picture frame got from the charity shop - each of the pictures that were created have a special meaning, connection with Mum.  Most of the stamps used are from Little Claire.  Bottles were a freebie from Craft Stamper and the apple on books was an old wooden stamp in my stash.

Lovely Day stamp was a freebie from Craft Stamper, the silhoutte stamp is from Little Claire.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Female Birthday

Little Claire - March Flowers stamp set

Little Claire stamp (wine bottle and glass)
Stampendous (Vine Yard)
Clarity Stamp (corner stamp)
Spritzed background - Phill Martin's  Decadent Wine Spray

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Male 50th Birthday

Stamps and stencils from Clarity Stamps, except for 50 which is from Inky Doodles.

Female 18th Birthday

Stamps from Molly Blooms


Sunday, 22 February 2015

Maria Simms Workshop

Coming soon near me (Scunthorpe) a Maria Simms Clarity Stamp Workshop, I had better start saving those pennies.

Here are the cards made at the previous workshops I have attended

November 2014

The snow is a Little Claire Glitter Adhesive Sheet I added when I got home.
Just added Glitter Adhesive Sheet to the wings


April 2014

Male Birthday Card 1

This is a card I made for my Dad's birthday

It was inspired by this one made by Julia Watts and shared on her blog

Can you spot the difference?
I used for mine, Ali Reeves' Mask, Phill Martin Spritz, Spellbinder's dies and Just Rite stamps.  Hint mIne is also an 8 inch square card and Julia's is a little bigger.

Chocolate Baroque - A Year of Stamping

Glenda at Chocolate Baroque has started a Year of Stamping Magazine of idea.  This is my January card inspired by the magazine.

I then went on to make this card

Stamped the image onto double sided sticky sheet.  "Painted" with gilding flakes behind the trees and used iced snow in front of the trees.  I love how by using a silver and other colour mix (winter dawn from Indigoblue) for the clouds it really looks like an autumnal scene with the leaves being blown off the trees.

Looking forward to the next project - tulips.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Male Teenager Birthday Cards

Boy from Molly Blooms, Statue of Liberty from TabbyKat, Map from a clear set of stamps.
Greeting from Clarity Stamps.  Coke bottle is a button.

Happy Birthday stamp from Little Claire.  Laptop and headphones from Dimension Stamps.

Commissioned Cards

Two cards I was recently asked to create - a card for a girl who sings in a 50/60s band and a cricket playing gentleman.

Background stamps and record stamp from Dimension Crafts, Saying stamp from Indigo Blu and Paper Nation people.

Mixture of stamp sets used.