Friday 24 September 2010

Its been a few days ………

Sorry I haven’t been able to post much lately but as the saying goes ‘not enough hours in the day’ I have just got back from my class at Scrapbook Sisters with  the first of my Digi stamps. I must say everyone did a fantastic job and produced beautiful cards. Its amazing that everyone is doing the same card but every card is different. Well done girls. The images were very well received and I think everyone enjoyed the evening. I will be sharing the card samples soon.

I had my jabs today ready for my trip to India in November and my arms are starting to feel really sore and like lead weights! Its not a place I’d ever thought about going to but the chance came up to stay in the house of my sisters friend and she asked if I would like to go. It will only be the cost of the flight and food so why not. We will be chauffeured around everywhere so we should get to see more than if we were going as a package holiday.

Anyway back to cards. Tonight I’m posting the card I made for Scrapbook Sisters  card challenge ‘over the edge’.

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This was a quick one as I had been busy preparing samples for the crop last Saturday and samples for my class tonight.

I cut a circle base card in the dark green card and a smaller circle in white. The white card I stamped and embossed the Merry Christmas in gold. I then used Distress inks to colour the card. I used a grey copic marker around the left side of the letters to create a shadow. I drew various holly leaves and distressed them in varying shades of green. I moulded the leaves to create some dimension and used silicone glue to 3’d them to the card. I then used glossy accents all over the holly to give them the shine that real holly has and sprinkled on some course glitter. The berries are small circles domed with an embossing tool and glittered.

Have a go you could be a winner.

That's all for tonight. Till next time.

Gayle x

Friday 17 September 2010

Challenge No.2

Tonight I am posting the card I made for Scrapbook sisters Card Challenge No.2. The theme this week is ‘Scalloped circles’. If you haven't entered a card yet,  what are you waiting for – somebody has to win lovely craft goodies and it could be you.

my cards 059For this one the base card was an easel card. I used the scalloped circles nesties and cut the centres out using the plain circles. I stamped around the edge of the scallops with the larger snowflake stamp from one of the Nitwits Christmas clear stamp sets. Added some grey copic toning and finished with Glamour Dust.

my cards 060The centre and the base of the card are the large snowflake finished with a clear crystals.

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The scallops create  a lacy look  which is quite a pretty effect. You could adapt this look for borders around your cards (instead of a scallop edge punch) or around your photos.

Thanks again for stopping by.

Gayle x

Monday 13 September 2010

Excellent cause….

Evening everyone.

I am posting tonight one of the cards I made for Sue Upson with her aim to raise money for Ovarian Cancer see her blog here.   The colour theme for the charity is Teal. ( Not sure whether I’ve mastered this linking thing yet so apologies if it doesn't work)

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I used the Lili of the Valley Fairy stamp and coloured her with grey tone copics and just added a touch of teal on the the flowers and her wand. The flowers are Tim Holtz dies and cut from the background papers. The papers are from a paper pad I have had for some years from Hot of the Press

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I love this image, she’s so cute.

Thanks for stopping by

Gayle x

Sunday 5 September 2010

Now you are ‘Two’

Just a quick post tonight as my bed is calling. Had an early start this morning as I did a boot fair. Got rid of a bit more of my mums craft stash and some household bits from my overflowing cupboards!

Anyway my card tonight is for my friends grandson who is Two this month. Again one of my numbers cards.

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my cards 037 my cards 034The stamp is from Lily of the valley. When I thought of using this stamp I had a picture in my mind that the leaves were part of the stamp. But when I got it out no leaves! Must of dreamt that one. Only one thing for it I had to draw my own.

I drew out a large ‘2’ from card and covered it in red paper. Stamped the image and coloured with copics. I used glossy accents on the bike. The leaves were coloured with copics and silicone glued onto the card.

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Thats all for tonight. Thanks for stopping by.

Oh and if you haven’t entered the Scrapbook Sisters card challenge yet – have a go.

Gayle x

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Card Challenge =

Loads of Freebies on the Scrapbook Sisters Blog.

There will be a new theme to get your creative juices flowing each week, but for the first challenge you have until midnight on the 14th September to get your entries in. The winner will be announced on the 15th September along with challenge number two.

There are some great inspirational cards on their blog from the DT girls, so have a go , ‘you’ve got to be in it to win it!’

I was really pleased to be asked by Karen and Julie to come up with a card for each challenge. I thought I would give the Copics a rest for this first one and basically only used copy paper, distress ink , stamps and Momento black ink pad.

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The pink base card was stamped with a flourish. Two layers of copy paper inked with Spun Sugar and stamped with LB Designs French Script. The paper is then torn and rolled and positioned over the base card to reveal the flourish.

my cards 002 The flowers are torn strips of the left over stamped paper and I have used some pink and black stamens for the centres left over from my sugar craft days. Edged with glamour dust.

Hopefully I will have my blinky on my Blog tomorrow – don’t laugh but I need help (Julie see you tomorrow!)

Thanks for stopping by

Gayle x