I think this might be my new favourite image for Christmas cards. It doesn't require much colouring, and it looks so classic. To add to the snowy effect of the card I put stickles along the edge of each piece of card.
I've had problems with the internet for a couple of days so I'll have some posts over the next couple of days to share what I haven't been able to blog.
Nowadays, I only buy craft magazines if they have a free gift that I want. Every so often shops will add an extra free gift in to make you buy it from them. This stamp set was one of those bonus sets, so I don't know the name of the set, only that it is in the Fizzy Moon range.
I used some of the paper I cut for the anniversary card two posts back for this card. The flowers are from the same range, and the alphabet stamps are from the Persimmon range, which is also from Papermania.
I played with my colour sprays again for this card. The background uses Aqua and Kingfisherlicious, and the border stamp from Inkadinkado's Rock Star set. The image is Eva the Witch from Delicious Doodles.
Today is James' parents anniversary. This is the card James and I have given them. His Dad is a big Beatles fan so I had to use that Hobbycraft sentiment on it. The papers are all from the Papermania Capsule Collection.
Today has been fairly warm compared to our usual weather, so obviously I decided to make Christmas cards...
This is a set of 18 really simple Christmas cards made using the Papermania Classic Christmas 12x12 pack. There are two pages in the pack which are die cut squares with different designs on. I simply inked the edges and mounted each design onto some patterned paper from the pack. Then inked the patterned papers edges and stuck them to a square card base.
Just a quick post, for this quick card. I have been playing with my new embossing folder. I used it straight onto a 4x4 card base, swiped a yellow ink pad over it, then finished it off by adding a pre-printed sentiment.
I wanted to paint something fun on my nails today since I haven't for a while. One of the YouTubers I watch for nail art tutorials recently did nails featuring Bloo from Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends, which made me want to try and do all the characters from that. I need a little more practice before I can do that though, so instead I went with something a little easier. I found a picture of all the Mr. Men characters and chose five of them to try. So here we have Mr. Happy, Mr. Bump, Mr. Strong, Mr. Sneeze and Mr. Messy.
Don't you love it when you find things that go perfectly together? I found this sentiment as I was looking through my stamps and realised it was exactly what I needed to go with the papers which I had already cut to use on this card.
I created the paper for this card by letting my inner child out. First I sprayed the paper with Maple, Aqua and Kingfisherlicious sprays. The Kingfisherlicious one has some shimmer to it, but the photo doesn't show it. I dug out a really old stamp set (which I'm not sure who makes), to add some sea creatures. Then finally used my promarkers to scribble on it. To finish I just inked the edges of the paper and added some buttons from the Tub 'o' Buttons.
This is my first attempt at an altered box. I coloured it using Crafty Notions 'Creative Colour Spray' in Maple. Then added a sentiment from the Loving Life Collection. I added some gold faux stitching around the edge before adding some Papermania flowers to the corner which were also sprayed in Maple.
The current Delicious Doodles challenge is to try something new. I couldn't think of anything new that I had been wanting to try so I looked through the resources page on SCS and found this brick wall tutorial, which looked interesting.
I created this card for the sketch challenge at SCS. The papers are from Basic Grey's Out of Print 6x6 pad and the flowers are from the Papermania Petal Pouch, both of which were birthday presents. The Dove is an image by Dee Dee's. It was only after I put it over the circle frame that I realised it reminded me of the Mockingjay pin from The Hunger Games.
I added some small strips of the papers to the inside for an extra finishing touch.
I thought I would play with some of my watercolour paper, since I barely use it, so I made my own patterned paper. First I scribbled all over it using five different watercolour pencils, and then swirled them together. Then I stamped the camper van in blue, and stamped over each one in white. The camper van has a heart on it so I filled the gaps in the paper with some embossed hearts using a glitter embossing powder. I really liked how the paper turned out so I didn't want to cover it too much, so I just added some white faux stitching and a sentiment and the card was done.
The last of the five birthday cards I needed for this month is for James' Auntie. This one is going to have to go in the post so I kept it to one layer. After a lot of deliberation I decided to leave it black and white.
Thank you to everyone that left me birthday messages. I spent a lovely evening with my family. We all met at my Grandma's house, ordered a take away and played a mixture of board games and Wii games. I was given lots of new craft goodies, and a promise of a trip to Craftzone. I can't wait to play with all my new things. This post is mostly to share the amazing birthday card which was hand painted for me by my wonderful Fiancé though. We are both big fans of the Scott Pilgrim comics and the film, so I absolutely loved this card.
Today is my birthday! Tomorrow I will be going out with my friends to celebrate, but at the same time we will be celebrating one of my school friends hen nights. This is the card I will be giving her for her wedding.
I have a few polymer clay items to share. The first is this (slightly out of focus) Elephant key ring. Because it has so many parts which will easily break off I don't think it will ever get used, but it was fun to make.
I finished the first of these apple earrings a while back. The second one has been waiting to be varnished, which I finally got around to doing.
This one was also made quite a while ago, but I wasn't sure how to paint it. The clay is actually green, but it has ended up being a purple patchwork cat-like creature.
This is for another of James' cousins. It's based on the Guitar Hero video games. The circles are punched from white card and then coloured using promarkers. The guitar comes from the 'For Him' set which came with Creative Stamping magazine. I embossed a Hobbycraft sentiment over the guitar. That embossing powder smells of cinnamon, but I had to use it because it's the only red I have.
This is the third of the five birthday cards. This one is for James' Granddad. He grows vegetables so I used this gardening image from Beccy's Place. The sentiment is from Stampology's Worth Repeating. I stamped the full birthday stamp in brown and then went over just one in black to make it stand out.
Just a quick bookmark to share for now. I embossed and masked the guitar them stamped the drum kit in two different purples over the top. The finished panel was then stuck at an angle on some paper from the Rock Queen mat stack. To finish off I tied four different cross stitch threads to the bottom.
This is the second of the five birthday cards I need to make this month. This is for another of James' cousins. She is a fan of Ed Sheeran so I printed some of his sheet music and distressed it to use as a background for this Coco Dingo image. The wings have been glittered using Star Dust Stickles.
This month I have five birthday cards to make for members of James' family. This is the first one of the five, and is for his cousin who is turning 30. I used my new Papermania Typography numbers to emboss 30 onto some Making Memories paper and used the same paper for the background. The sentiment at the bottom is from a set of pre-stamped sentiments which came with a magazine.