Thursday, 26 November 2009

Second Banner for Ready Steady Stamp

We have a new recipe to follow for the banner over on the Ready Steady Stamp challenge this time but using the same colour scheme as on the first one.
Here is the recipe that we had to follow and this is my banner, using a PSX small snowflake stamp, a Magenta large snowflake and I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the Cut N' Dry stamping on the piece of pink cardstock.
I hope you can just abut see the brown paper strip which has been punched using a Fiskars border punch.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

A couple of birthday cards

I made these last week for two of the ladies at Stamp Club who had birthdays this month. Shame I then forgot to take them with me on the night - duh!!
Anyway, I hope they have got them now in the post.

The first card began as just playing at making a background using the Versamark resist technique and developed into this card using a fairy collage stamp by Crafty Individuals plus Hero Arts words, a floral stamp by Penny Black and the dragonfly polymer stamp which was free with Craft Stamper not so long ago. The big flower is stamped onto text paper and comes from a full sheet by Elusive Images.
Somewhere along the way, I've lost the photo I took of this card but I have a couple of photos close up of some of the detail. I'm SURE I have that photo on this computer somewhere....lost in the wrong file, I daresay.

The second card was inspired by an article by Sue Abbott in the December issue of Craft Stamper and I used a printed image and blank white frame both by Crafty Individuals and a lovely flower background stamp also by CI plus a little leaf sprig stamp by Art Impressions and a crackle stamp by Stampers Anonymous. I've put in the link though it doesn't look like they make this cube any more, sadly.

Anyway, thanks for dropping by. More very soon....I'm on a roll, if I only have time to do the stuff I have lined up!

Myth & Legend

Last month it was my choice of theme for an ATC group I belong to and I chose 'Myth & Legend'.
Now we've all had our swaps sent out, here are the ones I came up with....

The stamp I used on the Gwenyvere ATC is by Art By Moonlight, the Heroides ATC features a stamp by Oxford Impressions from a full sheet called 'Soul of the Rose' as does the Mermaid stamp and the gorgeous 'Lavina Waits' stamp on the last ATC is made by Third Coast Stamps.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Ready - Steady.....Stamp!

Well, at last! I've been carrying the banner for the Ready Steady Stamp challenge for ages now and finally I have the chance, by the skin of my teeth, to join in.
The current challenge is a brilliant make a Christmas banner or banners each week for four weeks and then string them all together to decorate our homes. Excellent!!
I also love that we could choose our colour scheme for this, to go with our decor.
My first one had to be a bit rushed between working this weekend but here it is and next week I hope I'll have time to make more than one.......

Monday, 9 November 2009

Nearly Christmas!!!!

...but I've only made 4 Christmas cards so far.
I've been having so much fun using some of Leandra's Squiggly Ink Christmas Stamps - some old and some new but all new to me this year. Also used her fabby Rum & Raisin double sided Xmas 'em, love 'em, love 'em!!!

The Happy Holidays card looks a bit 'pants' in this photo as the Mirri card sentiment has
really caught the flash from my camera badly.
It looks much better in real life....HONEST!

Click on each photo for more detail....thanks for dropping by!

Still playing catch-up!

I still have a bit more stuff to post from recent weeks to get back up to date here with my artsy stuff.
Now, where was I up to???
Ah yes, we made Inchie Cubes at Stamp Club - when was that? - way back in September!!
Oh my gosh, I'm well behind.
We used the template from Craft Stamper, August 2009, and oh my God, I only just saw in there that I have used the same stamps as one of the ladies in CS mag....copy cat, lol!!
Anyway, these are two I made. The copycat one using stamps by Crafty Individuals and the other one using Lynne Perrella Acey Deucy stamps (my absolute favourites!) now made by Stampington.

Click on the photo for more detail....