Sunday, 31 August 2008

More Cards

So then I made some simple cards with them. They are just matt and layered and some of the cards have been run throught the cuttlebug


Made some background earlier this week. Used combinations of gum arabic, pearl ex and floor wax to get the different effects. Brayered inks on them and then stamped the images using black stazon

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Another Card

Quite pleased with this card I made today. Used the cracked glass effect with walnut crystals for the background of the main piece. Used re-inkers with a paintbrush to colour the dragonflys, along with a few coats of floor wax and clear embossing powder. I then used some bits and bobs to assemble the card

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Pocket Watch

Some time ago now Andrea sent me a pocket watch, I altered it today

Happy Birthday Blog!!!

My blog is a year old today

Happy birthday blog!!

Thursday, 21 August 2008

A Couple of Cards

Haven't made a card for ages, yesterday I made two!!!

Beer Mat Book for Sue

Made this beer mat book for Sue as she liked the one I made for Julia

Doll Swap

Sue at Paper Paradise gave me 12 doll kits to distribute to my forum friends. This is what we did with them

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Rak from Mags

Thanks Mags for my lovely rak

Canvas Transfer

I made this canvas by transfering a photocopied image onto the acrylic paint. The piece down the left hand side has been embossed with a cuttlebug and coloured with distressed inks
For further information on these techniques visit this link

My Name is ...... Swap - From Jo

Jo made me this fab book for a 'my name is' swap on Lotstodo forum- thanks Jo, it's brilliant

One to One with Shaz

My atc's for Shaz

My atc's from Shaz

Monday, 18 August 2008

Canvas Swap

Hilda on Lotstodo Forum is hosting a canvas swap. I stamped my images onto tissue paper and applied them to the canvas

For more detailed instructions visit this link

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Paper Paradise Card Challenge

We were each given a bag containing exactly the same contents. All we had to do was go away and make a card with all the bits. You didn't have to use everything, but you had to use a bit of everything. This was my entry

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Lotstodo Week 22 Challenge - Recycle It

The Lotstodo Challenge this week is to use recycled items - I covered my card with crumpled tinfoil, use stream alcohol ink to colour it. Added a bottle top with an image, a piece of jigsaw puzzle, a used 2nd class stamp, a piece of ribbon from a chocolate box and a ring pull. The eyelets were the only items that were not recycled

Thrinchies - Children

Sue on Lotstodo Forum is hosting a thrinchies swap (3"x3") - the theme is children

Heat Embossing Bits

Yesterday I made some backgrounds using an old credit card and metalic acrylics. Today I heat embossed images onto them. The photos do not do them justice, they look much better IRL

Friday, 15 August 2008

Secret Santa Swap in August

Andrea is holding a secret santa sort of swap, yes I know it's only August. We were given a partner, had to make something for them, send it on and they had to guess who it was from. My partner was Jo and she guessed it was me staight away!!! I made her a journey book using my new PA Structures and Arches stamps with a few other travel type ones thrown in too. The backgrounds for the inside pages were created with a distressed re-inker and water mix spritzed onto the page or distressed inks using the watermark technique. All images were stamped with timber brown stazon

You can find the info on how to create the backgrounds by visiting our Techniques Blog

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

4 x 4

Created this 4 x 4 using the shaving foam technique incorporating three colours. The image is stamped with black stazon onto a caught in crystal background which is in turn mounted on a piece of card where I have used the burnt lemon juice technique

Lots of techniques going on with this piece, check them out and more on our newly created blog Technique Zone


I applied acrylic paint with a piece of cut n dry to create these backgrounds. I chose three colours which complimented each other for each background. I then used the tape lift stamping technique to create the images. Black stazon was used on them all
I created the background for the one at the top on the left using the shaving foam technique, just using the one colour and stamped the image with black stazon
I created the background for the one at the top on the right, using acrylic paints, by applying minimum amounts of paint on the brush and stroking the card in various direcetions. I used saddle brown stazon to stamp the image
The bottom one is created using the colour layering technique. I then added a tree image using timber brown stazon. I attached this to an atc which I had previously stamped the edges with fern leaves using saddle brown stazon
All these techniques can be found on our newly created blog Technique Zone

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Just Messing

I made this piece by spritzing the background with different colour re-inkers. Stamped the main image onto a piece of glossy card and used lemon juice around the edges which I then burnt using a heat tool. I used brads to attach

Travel Beer Mat Book

This is a travel beer mat book that I have just made using mostly my new Paperartsy structure and arched aperture plates and my Prima journalling stamps. I used distressed re-inkers and perfect pearls to create the backgrounds of the inside pages by putting them in spritzer bottles, adding water, shaking and spraying

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