Tuesday 30 June 2009

Flippin' Teenagers - Pop Punk

The perfect card for the modern teenage girl.
very Avril Lavigne and a skater girl look, from her striped socks to her fur hooded coat.
I used a Basic Grey scrapbook Paper to compliment the colours and a few velvet flowers.

The back of this one is fabulous the hood really pops out,

I also think that this one looks like most modern teenage girls.

Sunday 28 June 2009

An Elegant Handbag Card

An elegant handbag card, I started with a pink base card a few score lines later I had a basic handbag shape. I then cut out the largest of the QuicKutz Cookie cutter Nesting Label and adhered it to the front of the card.
I used the Flourish Stamp from the Silent Night set by Papertrey Ink I used it with pink ink onto the white flap of the handbag and with white embossing powder onto the pink base card.
I used one of those special buttons I found in the knitting shop slotted a ribbon through the back of it then tied a bow at the back.
If I get enough interest in the handbag I will do a tutorial.

Attention to detail the flowers were white, I painted on the colour using the same pink ink that I had used to stamp the flourish with.

An aerial shot of the handbag.

Saturday 27 June 2009

QuicKutz Nesting Label card

Cuttlebugged card using the distressed stripes A2 folder on the base card some pretty papers down the side edged with Martha Stewart border Punches, shapes are die cut using the QuicKutz Cookie Cutter Nesting Labels (not quite Nestabilities).
The Floral stamp is a Penny Black stamp heat embossed with white detail powder, all wrapped together with a pretty ribbon and a few pearls.

So this is the shapes I used QuickKutz Cookie Cutter Nesting Label

Priced around the £16.99 mark and works in the cuttlebug.

Friday 26 June 2009

The Winner of the Blog candy is......

Drawn by Random Generater comment No 41


Bev said...
Wow what lovely Candy.Mine Fav has to be the flippin teenagers. Fav one is the teddy boy. Reminds me of my dad. And he would have loved it as a birthday card if he was still with us. Bay city rollers one is my next fav, And I will be making a card with that one for my Aunt as she was a BIG fan of them.
27 June 2009 07:39

Bev if you can send your address details to me I will get your prize posted out to you.

Blog Candy - Give Away (NOW CLOSED)

So what can you win? THIS CANDY IS NOW CLOSED
1 Holly border Stamp
1 Flower border Stamp
Remember When... Christmas series 1 decoupage
Remember When... Christmas series 2 decoupage
8 reels of satin ribbon
1 box of pretty flowers
4 Prima snow flowers
1 box of buttons and punch craft blossoms
1 sheet of self adhesive flat backed pearls

Leave a comment telling me which one of the La Pashe Decoupage is your favourite and why you can see the full range here.

If you have a blog leave a link to mine on it for the chance of others to win.

You have until Sunday 28th June 2009 at 6pm to add your comment.

The draw for the winner will be announced on Monday 29th June 2009 at 6pm.

Be sure to leave a comment that you will know is yours as there could be several people that share the same name as yours.
Good Luck

Thursday 25 June 2009

Antique Bronze Pendant

This is the second pendant I have made with the Rubberstamp Tapestry stamps this time it was made with the Poinsettia Wreath Set and Encore Bronze ink pad for the flowers and Versa Color ink pad for the foliage.
the card was cut into an oval then stamped and added to inserted into the pendant, I added the toggle fastener to the chain and a filigree dangle onto the pendant with jump rings. I used Judkins diamond glaze over the top of the stamped image to fill the pendant, once this had dried clear I added a thin line of the same glaze around the image and them dipped into bedazzles for some bling.

Wednesday 24 June 2009

Wild Orchids

A Tuesday Lunch time stroll with Jim Harker the artist that I work at La Pashe with.
Jim know me well after 2 years working together. We can often be found talking a stroll around the block on our morning and afternoon break times, it clears our heads and gives our eyes a rest from the close up work that we do.
Tuesday Lunch time we took a short car journey to a spot Jim had found whilst walking his canine friend (Scamp) and had found some wild Orchids.
with camera in hand I managed to capture a few of these beauties to show you all.
I looked up the name of these and they are Dactylorhiza praetermissa - Southern Marsh orchids and are protected so I won't say where we found them, I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as we did in the finding of them.

A close up shot

Unbelieveable that these are growing wild

A close up view

Tuesday 23 June 2009

Manhattan Rose

The Manhattan Rose Stampin Up embossing Die and the cuttlebug swiss dots was used to make this quick card.
The base card was embossed with the swiss dots folder, then on a separate piece of white card the rose was embossed and cut out, a ribbon tied in a bow around the base card and the Manhattan Rose adhered on top.
Two pearls were add to the roses to finish.

Sunday 21 June 2009

Rubber Stamp Tapestry - Necklace

I made this Necklace using the Rubberstamp Tapestry peg stamps Floral Filigree Wreath
I used finding by Nunn Design which will be available very soon at Rubberstamp Tapestry
I stamped the flower design onto a square of card once I was happy with the design I popped it into the pendant then flowed diamond glaze on top until the the pendant was filled, I stamped one more flower which a cut out then coated it with the diamond glaze then added it on top of the design once it had dried.
I flowed more diamond glaze around the frame and added bedazzles to give it some bling.

Happy Fathers Day

A glimmer of hope in the form of a Poppy...
A difficult day for me today and I expect many others too, the first Fathers day without my Dad, Mam is coming for her dinner and then we are going to the Cemetery to visit Dad, I bought some flowers yesterday ready to take along.
Now for the glimmer of hope.... This morning a Poppy has appeared in my garden, the colour of this Poppy is the colour of the flowers I have bought for my Dad.
We also have a gardener coming today to sort out the garden as at the moment it is weed ridden and full of overgrown plants that need to be sorted out, of course he will be instructed to leave this beautiful poppy alone.

Friday 19 June 2009

Flourished Wedding Card

This wedding card was made using the Flourished background in my previous post below this one.
I stare=ted with a 15 x 15cm white base card printed out the background paper then cut it to 13.5 x 13.5cm, punched the corners with a heart punch and adhered it to the card I used the Nestabilities to cut out the heart shapes 2 aqua and 2 white, embossed the larger white heart with the birds and swirls cuttlebug folder and stamped a Obsession Impression Hear onto the smallest Aqua heart and heat embossed it with white powder.
I layered it all up and added a sheer white ribbon white was given to me by my talented friend Katie.

Free Wedding Sheets

That time is upon us again "The Wedding Season" so. I've put together a few sheets to help you all out.
I chose one of my favorite colours as the inspiration for the sheets (Aqua) then duplicated it in a classic colour(Gold) to give you a choice.
You are free to use my sheets for personal use but please do not share or sell them instead link back to my blog for people to download them. They are copyright.
Aqua Flourish Background positive

Aqua Flourish Background negative

Gold Flourish Background positive

Gold Flourish background Negative

Wedding Toppers

Thursday 18 June 2009

Fathers Card

A Birthday card for my Father in law, I have really struggled with Fathers Day coming up this being the first since I lost my dear Dad so I actually bought my Father in Law a card for that, however, it is also his Birthday on Friday so I made him this card and left off the Father wording and that seemed to make it easier for me.
The card was inspired by a photo I took whilst in Appleby Magna (Staffordshire) I love these colours as they are so warming.
The tree stamp is a Graphicus Stamp inked with Close to Cocoa ink then touched with the Inkssentials gel pen to add the highlights, I sponged the edges of the card with the same coloured ink to add depth to the card.

Ohhhh I love this Button, not cheap to buy but hey isn't it gorgeous.

The card was made so I thought I'd carry on the theme to a bag to house some toffees.
The template for the Bag can be bought at The Digichick

Wednesday 17 June 2009

Sheer Indulgence

I had great fun making this Video to show you all.

This is showing the Cottages where we stayed in Appelby Magna.

Tuesday 16 June 2009

Flourished Pearls

Flourished Pearl card...
The base and patterned card I got from a friend at the weekend (Thanks Greta)
I loved the colours, that patterned card has a punched edge I did this with a Kreation Punch then adhered it to the base card.
i punched out some tiny blossoms and dotted the centre of them with a matching coloured pen, glued them in threes down the side of the card then used the Inkssentials opaque gel pen to create a stitched vine effect. The Flourish Stamp was inked in Ocean Tides Palette ink (both from PapertreyInk) and stamped onto white card then little aqua pearls added to the flourish.
Finished with a jewel and some ribbon.

The ribbon is slotted through the back of the glass jewel, actually it isn't a jewel at all it is a button I found in a knitting shop but knew it would be perfect for my ribbons on my cards.

Monday 15 June 2009

Tear Bear

My first Tear Bear, actually I don't like it but I wanted to give making one a try, he is far too dark as this was the only thick Mulberry paper I could find that would be suitable to make one with.
It was made by drawing round shapes with a wet paintbrush onto the paper then teasing the circle away from the rest of the paper which left the hairy looking edge.
The sentiment is by Stampin Up

Sunday 14 June 2009

More from my Holidays

Another spectacular sunset view.
I think I may need to make a few sheets for you all with some of the scenery pictures.

This is Pam showing how not to use embossing powder.

Dirty girl....

We had a little visitor,, isn't he just gorgeous.

Jean managed to get the little beauty back to the outdoors where it belonged.
I managed to get a shot with wings opened, quite spectacular.

We had a little panic as a friend took ill, the medical service was fabulous and we had soon turned the frightening situation round to having Debs at least giving a few smiles.

What a team...