Monday, 24 February 2014

From owl of us

This is a birthday card for my Aunt who like me is quiet fond of the odd owl or two. This is another stamp from the Woodware's Perfectly Clear range.
I really like this stamp but as the Mother of twins it was missing a vital element, originally it was a Mummy, Daddy and one baby. So I stamped the image three times so I could decoupage the image.

I coloured in the images using Spectrum Noir pens using the following colours:
JG1, JG2, PL2, PL3,
TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4, TN5
CT3, LY3

The first layer was the three original owls, the next one I cut out the Mummy and baby, with the third image I only cut out the baby. I added the second baby to the image in front of the Daddy owl.

I used the Marianne die Anja Squares to cut the fancy shape around the image as well as the background square.

Finally I added the greeting from the same stamp set.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Cool Dude

This young man is J-Cool from the KennyK stamps range, he is brilliant for a teenage card but could be used for any male card.

I stamped the image onto Neenah card and coloured it using Spectrum Noir markers using the following colours:
TB1   TB2   TB3   TB4   TB6
EB3   EB4   TN2   TH3   TH4
CT3   DR1   DR2   DR3
IG2    IG3    BLACK

I stamped the greeting using a Crafty Impressions clear stamp.

I mounted the image and the greeting onto red card using foam tape to give it a little depth.

The background is a piece of grey card embossed with the Crafters Companion embossing folder Gunmetal
The whole thing is mounted onto a 6x6 card.
I am entering this card into the Crafters Companion Clean and Simple Challenge
                                              Spectrum Noir challenge

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Doctor Who

 I had been struggling with Craig's Valentine's card this year until I remembered something I had seen on Pinterest a few years ago. The original was a dark blue t-shirt by

My card has a fez and bow tie printed from free clip art, the TARDIS is a stamp that belongs to my Mum and the letters are stamped using a SeeD set from many years ago ( I'm embarrassed to say I had never used it until now)
I really hope Craig likes it because I am quite pleased with it.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Captain Underpants

It's almost here, that time of year we are all supposed to go slushy and declare undying love to that special someone. Bah who needs romance when you have these fantastic undies!

This was a really easy card to make, firstly I stamped the pants onto red card and added the words, then I cut out several little white hearts using an Xcut punch.

While this was drying I cut a piece of white card and stamped the Valentine's greeting, I used an Xcut die to create the red heart corners and mounted the whole lot onto a red square card.

These beautiful boxers are a great little set of stamps from Woodware, it consists of the pants and several witty words including the Captain Underpants I've used on the waist band.