Wednesday 30 March 2011

Card Challenge

Sorry its been a while but not enough hours in the day as usual. Decided tonight to take half an hour out and do a long over due post - Scrapbook Sisters latest challenge.

This weeks theme is Mothers Day or for Someone special. I did cheat a bit this week as I have used the birthday card I made for Karen at Scrapbook Sisters. It was her birthday yesterday.

cards 075The beautiful  image is a stamp I have had for a few years that was hidden away until I re-discovered it at the weekend. I bet I’m not the only one who finds things that they’ve long forgotten about.

She is coloured with copics. I used a nestabilities oval die cutting into the legs part of the image so she is standing outside of the oval.


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The organza ribbon was coloured with the red copic and heated with the heat gun until it starts to shrivel up. Be careful if you try this  as it is best done with a heat gun with a slow speed- 2 speed gun on the lowest setting, otherwise it will burn and melt. I then cut some slits in the card and threaded the ribbon through to create a shawl.

cards 081The background paper is from a K&Co paper stack. The roses were cut from the same paper and moulded to give a 3D effect and attached with silicone. Hope you like it. If you haven't entered the challenge yet have a go.

A bit more prep now for my next card class in a couple of weeks time ‘one for the boys’. Hopefully these cards should help make life a little easier when making for the male species.

Thanks for stopping by.

Gayle x

Tuesday 8 March 2011

A finished class project.

This is a card holder class that I attended and contributed to at Scrapbook Sisters before christmas. I designed a range of digi stamps of which some were included in the kits for the cards.

I finally finished the card holder for my sister for her birthday. I didn’t decorate the box as I was up against the clock to get a selection of cards made to go in the box.

jan 11 088jan 11 091It ended up slightly different to the class one. I had some metal letters in my stash that I stuck onto the front of the holder.

jan 11 090The following are some of the cards I made to go inside.

This first one was a magazine free stamp. The icing is sprinkled  with Glamour Dust but unfortunately doesn't show up in the photos. It looked really pretty in the flesh so to speak.

jan 11 115jan 11 107This is one of my digi stamps. The frame is so versatile as you can put text in the centre or a photo or use it in a scrapbook  page to highlight a particular photo.

jan 11 108The image was coloured with copics and accented with  Glossy accents   for a water droplet effect. Photos are a bit rubbish – sorry.

jan 11 118jan 11 119 I love this little bear in the bath. I think this was from a set of stamps that came free with a magazine.

I will post some more later this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Gayle x

Sunday 6 March 2011

Don’t think I’ll ever be warm again!

Boiler is only firing up for a few minutes at a time so I have not had any heating since Thursday. Trying to run a bath is a nightmare! Run the bath until boiler cuts out, run up stairs to turn off tap, leave it for a while, boil up the kettle a few times, turn on the taps again to fire up the boiler and this goes on for about 3/4 hour, the poor kettle is working overtime! Plumber is ringing me with a quote for new boiler tomorrow – groan, more expense, but he wont be able to fit it until Friday. Bed and 2 microwave wheatie bags as soon as I’ve finished this post.

Well enough of my troubles. My sister requested another one of my number cards for her friends 60th birthday.Must admit these are a no brainer as I don’t have to think about it. Just decide what colours I’m going to do. The hardest part is trying to find the papers I  want in my stash!

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The butterflies were stamped onto the patterned paper and glittered. Wire is sandwiched between the double butterfly image to give them movement.


jan 11 080The flowers are cut from Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die. I LOOOVE Tim Holtz dies. Cant wait to get my hands on his new releases. Julie at Scrapbook Sisters tells me they will be stocking them in the shop watch this space!!!!!!

jan 11 081jan 11 082The centre of the flowers are filled with glossy accents  and little bugle beads. I don’t normally go for orangey colours but was pleased with how it came out.

Bed and warmth now.

Thanks for stopping by

Gayle x

Wednesday 2 March 2011

‘Spring’ card challenge

Hi all.

Long time no post again! Must do better.

Anyway Scrapbook Sisters latest card challenge is ‘Spring’ so I thought I’d have a go at some blossom. This what I came up with.

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I drew out the branch and leaves and coloured them with Copics.

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I then drew the blossoms in different sizes with some extra petals layered on the top to give it a bit of dimension.

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And a bit of faux cross stitching to finish it off.

If you haven't joined in any of their challenges  do have a go. Its great to see everyone's different styles and their take on each challenge.

Thanks for stopping by   

Gayle x