Friday, 30 December 2011
I have used Autumn Days, this is a lovely stamp set, the pheasant is so regal looking. I have inked him up with pumkin pie (I love this colour!) and night of navy, a good combination. Once I had cut him out and after sticking him to my card I covered him with glossy accents... so that he shines out. The swirls are the little ones made for the big shot, corner flourish.
The larger background has been made by dampening a piece of card with a spritzer then screwing it up! I did this a few times in different directions to get many creases. Then straightened it out and rubbed my ink pads straight onto the card. I used distress inks which are really good for this technique, colours were tumbled glass, tea dye and forest moss. The I spritzed the card again to make sure that the colours blended well. Once I ws pleased with the look I ironed it dry through a paper towel and put my card togther. I really hope you like this one as I have fallen in love with it.
The sentiment is one from dreamy sentiments by creative expressions and is so apt to leave you with.... So have a brilliant New year's eve and I hope that 2012 turns out to be all you want it to be X x Elizabeth
Saturday, 24 December 2011
I love this card, it says it all... with the presents wrapped and the wine open all that is left is to enjoy a lovely christmas dinner, whether yours is turkey or something else have a wonderful day and I will be posting again soon X x
I hope santa brings all you have wished for, thank you so much for stopping by at this busy time, I will make one final christmas post tomorrow. X x
Friday, 23 December 2011
The bauble was cut from fantasy film, I have used fantasy fibres inbetween then passed it through a dotty embossing folder. Got to go now as I still have presents to wrap! Thank you for poping by see you again soon x x
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
That little bit of snow soon came and went! But I don't mind, it was more like a thin white blanket in our garden for a short while, it will be back later in the winter and with it a chance to build plenty of snow men! In the mean time a very favourite teddy has built his best friend and is sharing his christmas carols... this is a lovely card. I have used a border die to cut the stars and threaded it through with ribbon. The sentiment is one of a collection from Lili of the Valley, and the snowflake is punched from vellum using martha stewart's 'arctic snowflake' punch. I hope you enjoy your day and see you again soon X x
Sunday, 18 December 2011
Did you have snow today? we did... well not much, but enough to cover the ground for a little while. Yesterday we went to Derby to the theatre to watch The BFG, it was the most wonderful performance, full of giants and little people! So my post today is an enchanted card... the Snow Queen. I really hope you like it, it is one of my favourites. Hope this finds you cosy and warm, thank you for droppin by X x
Saturday, 17 December 2011
Friday, 16 December 2011
The burst out star was an idea found in a magazine, I have adapted it and cut it out of plain blue vellum, I then put it through a dotty embossing folder to give it the snowflake look.
Do be careful when embossing vellum, to prevent it from cutting the patten through my vellum I put a sheet of kitcken towel underneath my vellum sheet in the 'sandwhich'.
Percy the penguin was a preprinted shrink plastic novelty sheet found under children's crafting. I think my friends are going to love this, I hope you do too.
Thank you for popping by, see you tomorrow X x
Thursday, 15 December 2011
I really think that this retired stamp set,'summer fun', lends its self to the famous Christmas carol... I saw three ships come sailing in. The background stamp for the scallop circle is the large medallion stamp, so really useful. I really like the festive colours of this card and hope you do too. Thank you for dropping by. See you again tomorrow, this is really so much fun, posting each day! X x
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Hi, I know I said yesterday I was going to post a card, but I thought you might like to see the bag in the box too. These were all made using the Season of Joy stamp set, such a vesatile set - the flowers and swirls can be used for any time of the year. So remember a stamp set is not just for Christmas! Have a lovely day tomorrow, thank you for stopping by X x