Sunday, 27 January 2013

Paper Piecing!

Just a quick post today with a card for the current Paper piecing challenge over at the Simon Says Blog.  I have paper pieced the New Etched Flower stamp from Hero Arts with some papers from my scraps box.  For the card background I masked the edges of the card with low tac masking tape and then stamped and embossed the Old Letter stamp in white. then I distressed with Bundled Sage  and Faded Jeans.

As I have created my own background I am also going to enter this in the Moxie Fab "Create your own Background" Challenge.

Lots to do today!!  hope you are all enjoying your Sunday.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Baby Shower!

I am going to my first Baby Shower next Sunday, my God daughter Fay is expecting her second baby at the end of February and she has found out that its a boy this time.  Baby Showers are new to the UK , but I know that for my friends in the US they are common place.  I have bought a little gift but also wanted to make a set of Thank You cards to give the Mum to be.

Just a CAS design but I am beginning to enjoy creating CAS cards, at last I have learnt that "less is often more."

I also created a little pizza box to put the cards in.

As I have coloured the bears with Copic Markers I am going to enter these cards into the CAS-ual Friday challenge this wee.

Enjoy your weekend,

Sunday, 20 January 2013

An oldie but goodie!!!

If you are looking for the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop post please go here.

I decided to dust off an old stamp and have a go at the current challenge over at A Blog Named Hero  "Golden Oldie"  The Lets Garden Silhouette stamp is one of my favourites and I thought it would look great against the new Looped Flower background stamp, one of my new favourites.  I have stamped and embossed it in white then over stamped with the seasonal Spring Message stamp before distressing with Peeled Paint. 

Then white trawling through Pinterest I found this fabulous Gift box tutorial and decided to have a go!!

I am really pleased with the finished result, I have not added any sentiments as I am not sure which occasion I am going to use it for.

I just thought I would post a view from my craft room window, we have had three days of snow, I am hoping for a snow day off school tomorrow, fingers crossed!!

I would also like to thank you for all the lovely comments I received on my Blog Hop Post, I loved reading each and every one of them.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Hero Arts Blog Hop!!!

I am so thrilled to be part of the annual Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop again this year, Hero Arts have a special place in my heart as, finding the HA flickr group was the start of my passion for stamping!!  I hope you are having fun visiting my fellow Hosti's blogs and seeing  the amazing creations, all featuring stamps from the new 2013 release.

Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments.  For a chance to win simply comment on any day including each days starting post at the Hero Arts Club Blog.  The more comments you leave the better your chance of winning!
If you find a broken link, you will find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Arts Club Blog. Also please report the link to Tami.

 Its now Day three of this amazing hop and you should have arrived here from Lin's fabulous Blog.
I have had lots of fun creating cards for this hop so my post is quite long !!

My first card features the  clear set  "New Baby"  and also "Pinstripes "Background".  I have stamped and embossed in white the Pinstripes horizontally and vertically to create a check background which I have then coloured in with copics.

Next I made a set of Thank You cards using the new "Jumping Flowers" stamp the "Say it all " sentiment set and Shadow inks in, Orange Soda, Raspberry Jam, Tide Pool and Grape Juice.

Sorry for the poor photographs but the weather has be dark and overcast lately.

For my last two cards I have used perhaps, my favourite new stamp "Looped Flower Pattern" cling.

For the background I inked the stamp with Bundled Sage and Faded Jeans distress ink spritzed with water and stamped, I then distressed with the same inks and a Distressing sponge. The "Jumping Flowers " are stamped in Tide Pool Ink and highlighted with my Distress Markers. The sentiment is the C5594 woodblock sentiment stamp.

And for my final card I stamped and embossed in white the "Looped Flower Pattern" onto pale blue cardstock. The sentiment is from an old HA set CL148 "Happiness Messages" and the butterfly is from the "Antique Engravings" set.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog,  now you need to hop along and visit Marcy's gorgeous blog.
Have fun and thanks for all your comments!!!

Friday, 11 January 2013

Ready fo some fun!!

I don't have a card for you today  but some fun news to share,   You may want to check the  Hero Arts blog on Monday and be part of the annual Hero Hostess Blog Hop!!.

 27  Hostesses will be sharing their creations made with the new 2013 Hero Arts collection, the hop will last all week and I can't wait ti share my cards with you on Wednesday!!

Thursday, 3 January 2013

More Thank You cards!!

I have a trio of thank you cards to share with you today, this first one I made way back in the summer as a submission for Papercrafts magazine but unfortunately it wasn't accepted so I am sharing it now.  I am going to link this to Clares blog here as its a card from way back.
The next two cards are made using a new set of Hero Arts stamps that I have just received as part of the HA publication incentive programme.  This gorgeous set of butterfly stamps were itching to be inked up.  This first card is coloured with Copics while the second one is coloured with distress markers.  It makes the card more subtle which I love. I am entering these cards in the challenge at ABNH as I have used new stamps. Sorry for the poor picture quality but its been so dull here the past few days.

I only have a few more days holiday left, it will come hard going back to school again!!!  Hope you have a great weekend.