Wednesday, 30 March 2016

All of Santa's reindeer.

I spotted this Sizzix die at work just before Christmas and just had to make something with it. So I used a piece of white card for the die cut and mounted it onto a slightly larger red piece. I didn't want this card to be too fussy so I put the finished piece onto a plain white DL card and added three reindeer buttons just to give it a little something.

Monday, 28 March 2016

For you Mum

It was Mother's Day in the UK earlier this month and it just so happened that I received my fantastic prize from Helen and Mark over at Visible Image stamps. This dragonfly was one of four stamps I picked with my voucher.
The set is called Live in the moment and includes the dragonfly and the words in the title.I also used the free Visible Image mini grunge flower stamp from the April issue of Craft Stamper.
Firstly I stamped the two dragonflies onto a piece of 6x6 white card which I cut into three equal pieces.
Next I mounted the three pieces onto a piece of turquoise card and added four silver gems on the corners.
Finally I added the For you Mum words using turquoise thickers.

For more Visible Image stamps and ideas why not visit them here

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Down to earth with the bumps

This is another fab stamp set from Visible Image, once again they have created a small but perfect set of matching stamps (the others are a robot and a space explorer)
This is the Alien Invader, which comes with all of the images used on my card plus a ringed planet and the words You're out of this world.
I stamped my alien and used Promarkers to colour him, I then mounted him on purple card, then silver mirror card.I used the flying saucer stamp from the set straight onto my card blank to create the background.
Finally I stamped the greeting onto white card and mounted this onto purple card.

Why not pop over to Visible Image to see the rest of their amazing stamps.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

T.A.R.D.I.S at Christmas

This is one of those cards that not only looks good but was lots of fun to make.
The background is an Andy Skinner mixed media stencil called Tornado with Blue Moonstone Sparkle Medium from Imagination Craft. It has a brilliant blue and black sparkle that looks like an effect from Doctor Who.
While this dried I stamped and coloured the tardis using Promarkers, I added a bright red gem where the door handle is to give my tardis it's red nose. I used a Sizzix sizzlet to cut the little santa hat and the antlers are actually from a plastic ornament that was damaged at work.
Finally I printed the words off (note they spell out TARDIS) and mounted them onto blue card before assembling the whole thing.
If I must say so myself its a masterpiece :)

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

The girl with flowers in her hair.

I love my rubber stamps from Sweet Pea stamps and have quite a few in my stash. Unfortunately I can not remember who this one is by and can now no longer check as Sweet Pea shut down last year.
So here is my take on this particular stamp.
I stamped the image and coloured her with Promarkers, I then mounted her on pale blue card. The background is a piece of water colour card inked using the shaving foam and ink method (I love messy)

I used Sue Wilson dies to cut the flowers out in blue and purple, adding Creative Expressions Dazzlers for finish them off.

I used a Cheery Lynn die to cut the Happy Birthday words.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

May the force be with you.

My significant other turned 40 just before Christmas and I was really struggling to think of a funny but different card to make him. I'd seen a few on Pinterest that I kind of liked but something was just a bit wrong. Then I saw a card similar to my final creation and I just thought that's it, it's clean, simple and appropriate with the release of the new Star Wars film just a few days before his birthday. We are both massive Star Wars fans and had been looking forward to the new film for a while but I didn't want to go on opening night and bought tickets for a few days later.

Anway I'm rambling, so I stuck with clean and simple using the colours of the storm trooper outfits (black and white) I created this:

See simple!

I cut the top white card with the words on using my Cricut Expression machine, then I two pieces of black and another piece of white (making each piece bigger than the first) to get the layered effect. 
I then mounted this all onto a 6x6 card.
It took a bit of faffing to get the centres in each letter but I loved the end result and most importantly so did his highness :)