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Saturday 15 February 2014

February 2014

Challenge Card - Theme 'Diamonds'

Back in December at Craft Club the theme was Mask & Masquerade.  I took this stamp along but never got around to making a card with it.  Hels theme for her latest Sunday Stamper is Diamonds which makes me think of rings and harlequins.  So I dug the stamp out and made a card.

The background music paper is from a pack I got from Chocolate Baraque.  I inked through an Imagination Crafts Diamond stencil over the top of this.  The Music message was created using stamps from Clarity.  The Harlequin stamp is from Crimson Cloud.  I also dug out my fiskars punches and some of my prick and punch patterns that I have not used in a while.  The grey around the Harlequin image is stronger in the picture than it is in real life.  The Harlequin image was 'coloured in' by paper piecing.

January 2014

Joanna Sheen Forum - Card Swap - Theme 'Dream Holiday'

Topper backgrounds created using alcohol inks and dabbing with the tool - all the stamps used are wood mounted.
Card Swap - Theme Bird Houses/Cages
I did a bird table!!  Card inspired by one I saw on a Sue Wilson show on the telly.
Liked the idea of the really off-centre topper.

Main image is from Clarity Stamp.


Joanna Sheen Card Swap - Theme Woodland.

Gave me a chance to use some stamps I have had in my collection for a couple of years.

Stamps and papers from Docrafts range Woodland Folk
Female Birthday

Stamps from Little Claire.  This is one of the Little Claire Monthly projects adapted.



Joanna Sheen Card Swap Card - Theme House and Home

I made this card after I had been to a charity event at BJ Crafts near Kings Lynn.
I was pleased with my brick wall - Kraft Card Embossed with a brick effect stencil.  Coloured through the stencil with distress inks (Butterscotch, milled lavender, metallic brass and antiqued bronze).  Stencil removed and Imagination Craft Sparkle Mediumapplied with a brayer - great colour and texture effect.  Little Claire stamps used.  The embellishment is plated raffia.
NB Background paper picked first and then image coloured to tie in with it.
Female Birthday

Variation on a craft class project.  The same rose in two different sizes from Clarity Stamp, repeated stamped and masked, before being coloured in.  Large female head from Indigoblu - the face does not have that "checked" pattern over it.

For the girl who likes holidays in the sun sipping cocktails.  Stamps from a Dimension Stamps club project set.


Swap Card

Break out the glitter!  The Magnolia stamp is from Just Ink Lined and the background card is from a set of pattern card and paper that I have had for a while.  You get the same designs in plain version and an all over glittered version.

Male Birthday

A set of stamps from Tabby Kat that I have finally got round to using. 

The background paper was created by ironing screwed up waxed paper onto ordinary paper and then inking over with a dye based ink pad.

Used something new on this card - the large bubble stencil from Clarity Stamp.  Inspired by something that I saw Barbara do with the same stencil and the gelli plate.  I did not use the gelli plate, I inked the stencil and "stamped" with it to created the stencil.  All the stamps used are from Clarity except the round birthday greeting stamp.