Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Christmas Peace

I was having a tidy up of some of my crafting things which had spread themselves (completely unaided) all over the dining room table recently and have made this card using some left over papers that I found together with the stamped image that I had already coloured and paper pieced. All I needed to do was use a couple of Martha Stewart punches for the snow flakes and stamp and emboss the word Peace (this stamp is part of a set by Crafter's Companion).

I'm entering this card in this week's Sketch N Stash Challenge 150

Monday, 20 October 2014

Seasons with Clarity

Here is my entry for the Clarity Stamp Challenge for October. The theme this month is seasons.

I've used a clarity stencil brushed through with Distress Inks. I then masked off the different heart apertures and stamped a scene for each of the seasons.

I then made a background sheet to mount it on using my gelli plate, distress inks and then stamping onto the plate with one of Clarity's stamps. I then pulled a print and used Antique Linen Distress Ink to stamp the same leaf stamp onto the paper before mounting my design.

Sunday, 19 October 2014


This challenge at CD Sunday has been chosen by Carol and the team have made some lovely inspiration for you so do visit their blogs and take a look.

I've used Wishing on a Star CD from Katy Sue Designs for the main image. The verse is a stamp I got free with a magazine. The dies are tattered lace. I like the little seeds from the dandelion clock. Appeals to my inner child!

Have fun and I look forward to visiting your blog soon.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Christmas is Coming

Jenny has chosen our theme at CD Sunday Challenge Blog this time and she has reminded us all that 'Christmas is Coming'. I'm grateful to Jenny for making me focus on how many cards I need to make and maybe this year I can avoid any last minute panics by starting nice and early (well I can always hope!).

I've used A Winter Walk in the Countryside CD by Creative Crafting World this week to make my card. This is one of my favourites at the moment and I am busy making quite a few Christmas cards using these images. 

I started by making an 8 x 8 card using two sheets of A4 (partly because I wanted to use the same colour for the frame but also because I have far too much A4 card in my craft room and I need to use some of it!). I then cut a slightly smaller square in dark brown to mat everything onto. The embossed frame was cut using Spellbinder dies and an 8 x 8 embossing folder from Crafter's Companion. This has been raised up with foam tape to give some depth. The inner gold frame has been cut using smaller Spellbinder dies from the same set. The bow is from the CD and the twigs, pine cones and flower are all dies. 

I do hope you will join in our challenge and remember you don't have to just make a card or even make the whole project from a CD, just use an element and don't forget to let us know which CD you have used - the rest can be anything, stamping, digis or decoupage.