Thursday 31 December 2009

New Stamps!

I was lucky enough to get three stamps from the new Hero Arts collection just before christmas. Have been playing around with them , I love this new border stamp. Stamped the background and embossed in black, then stamped the image again with distress inks and layered on to image.

Wednesday 23 December 2009

Card witha Gift

I have at last had time to make a card for this weeks Hero Arts Challenge which is to make a card with a gift enclosed. I have just received the little deer stamp as part of my prize for the challenge a few weeks ago and had to have a play with it. As you can see the card contains some money that I have attached to a tag.
Thank you to everyone that visits my blog and leaves such lovely comments, hope you all have a Great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Sunday 20 December 2009

Digital Challenge.

I have just visited the Caardvarks site and am thrilled as one of my cards is featured in the digital showcase along with cards from a few of my blogging friends including Dottyjo, Deirdre, Dustypenny aka Joy and Alice please visit their blogs and see all the amazing projects.
I have spent the day putting up my christmas decorations ready for when my daughter gets home from University, the house looks really festive now, we have also had snow which is added to the Christmas spirit.

Wednesday 16 December 2009

Spinning card

I had an idea to make a card with a circle on the front that would spin. I used the squiggle trees digital kit and formed the trees into a circle. The base card is made with glimmer mist and then stamped and embossed with the flourish background. I made a hole in both layers and added eyelets. The front spins on the brad. Added lots of glitter for sparkle.

I had lots of fun making this card and think that I gradually getting to grips with digital images. This is another entry for the Caardvarks challenge.

Tuesday 15 December 2009

Card Chain Challenge

I have just receiced this card from the lovely Anette as part of the December Card Chain Challenge organised by Deborah what a fun thing to do, its so nice to receive a card from another country. Also from someone who is addicted to crafting like me! The card is really lovely and my photograph doesn't really do it justice as the snowflake really glistens. Just sharing with everyone!

Sunday 13 December 2009

Butterflies and Flowers

I had time today to make another card for the Hero Arts Challenge. This is inspied by the sneak peek on the new Hero Arts blinkie. There is a brief glimpse of some wheat and butterflies. I love using my new butterfly cling. Stamped the flower image with distress inks, then added the two punched butterflies.
PP:Making Memories, BasicGrey. Stamps: Hero Arts

Saturday 12 December 2009

Digital card

This is my second post today, I have had a quiet afternoon and was able to make this quick card using Hero Arts digital images. I am still getting used to digital but am pleased with how this turned out. I will enter it in the new Caardvarks digital challenge.


Quickly made this card for the current Hero Arts challenge. Have been really busy at school this week as its getting near to the end of term, so not a lot of time for card making. Hope to have a bit more time tomorrow.

Thursday 10 December 2009

Digital card

Just made this card with my new Digital Kit from Hero Arts called "Scribble Trees" found here.
I am still experimenting with digital cards but was really pleased with the way this turned out.

Wednesday 9 December 2009

Romantic Christmas

Just a quick entry today, have made this card for my husband I am really pleased with the result as it was a bit of an experiment. I also wanted it to match the tag I made. ( See the last post)
I sprayed a kraft envelope with red and gold glimmer mist, dried with heat gun then stamped with a flourish stamp and embossed in jewelled gold. When attached to the card it looks as if its padded. I am not the best photographer and its quite hard to see. With the antique brocade stamp I deliberately didn't press too hard as I wanted the embossing to have a worn look.
If you click on the photo it will enlarge for a closeup.
Stamps:-Hero Arts

Sunday 6 December 2009

Special Tag

Made this by recycling a tag that came on a pair of my sons jeans. It was a very solid card base. Distressed with Fired brick then sprayed with Lava Red and Gold Glimmer mist. Stamped and embossed (in jewelled gold) base with CG119. Added gold edges to tag with a pen.

The label was adheared with pop dots to give dimension. Not my best photo as it is getting dark but hope you can see the shimmer on the background. If you double click on the photo it will enlarge for a better view.

Here is a close up.

This was the label base. Already partially distressed!

Stamps: Hero Arts

Friday 4 December 2009

Lucys Challenge

I have so enjoyed the Hero Arts Challenge this week that I wanted to make some more tags.
I have a couple of birthdays in December so made these using the theme of Lucys Challenge " Wings and String" Please have a look at Lucy's blog, it is truely amazing and inspirational.

Thursday 3 December 2009

Jenn's Blog Candy

Please follow this link to Jenn Biedermans blog to see the lovely candy on offer. Jenn has an amazing blog, her cards are very inspirational! This is one of my favs!!

Wednesday 2 December 2009


Made these tags using the new digital santa images from Hero Arts. I have always loved making tags as they are like minature cards and you can use up lots of scrap. Have made three tags using the same image but different techniques.

This tag is a mini shaker. I also stamped and embossed the background with clear embossing powder, i did the same with the frame. The top of the tag is stamped with the same snowflake stamp but embossed in gold.

This one is cut with my small labels 8 nestie, stamped and embossed on the edge then distressed with broken china distress ink.

On the third the background is stamped and distressed with fired brick ink. The image is placed on the background and then raised on pop dots. I really enjoyed making the tags and can't wait to add them to some presents!

PP: BasicGrey. Digital image and stamps: all Hero Arts.

Tuesday 1 December 2009

Micro Challenge

Have just seen the Caardvarks micro challenge and realized that a card I made at the weekend almost fitted the bill, so I made another quick card today using the same design, but adding the extra colours and some glittery highlight pen.
PP: Free from 2peas. Digital image of snowman: Hero Arts.