Wednesday, 8 December 2010

All Wrapped Up!

The next Tanda Teaser is all about wrapping up our special pressies! My sample is a box that I made to wrap a pressie for Zoe...I was hoping to give it to Zoe personally at the Bubbly Funk store opening last weekend. Unfortunately due to weather it didn't happen so I have posted (Posted vie Royal Mail that is) said pressie...just hoping that it doesn't get squished on the way!

Box and tag were stamped using my Klimt swirly block from Tanda using pearl-X and stickles. A pretty paper rose and raffia bow with a little bit of Kryon pen just finished the box.

Hope you love it Zoe!


Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Well it's been really cold here for the last week or we had beautiful ice crystals coating everything...and just as the sun began to disperse the freezing fog that has enveloped us for the last couple of days...I saw this....had to stop the car and take a few piccys!


These photos were all taken today from Holt Fleet Bridge just a few hundred yards from my was minus 5 degrees Celsius at lunch time! Very cold but also very beautiful!

Here's hoping things warm up for Thursday as I need to travel south to see my Dad, who has been in hospital since last Tuesday and is now very fed up!


Monday, 6 December 2010


I just spotted that there is a Snowpeople challenge over on the "Gingersnap Creations Blog" Perfect timing there as I have just made some sample cards for Patty at the Treasury in Kidderminster.

The last lot of sample cards were a great success and stamps and papers have been selling well as a result. Here's hoping that these cards do the same thing!

The snowmen stamps were from Impression Obsession, sentiment stamps were from My Sentiments Exactly, papers from Clover.

I stamped the images in distress ink and then coloured them using copic markers. The snowflake punch is from Kars and I used the tiny clear Glints as centres. Glitter and Glossy Accents also had a part to play.

All the materials used to make these cards including the Copics are available from Patty at "The Treasury"

Sunday, 5 December 2010

A Few of My Favourite Things

I just found a Challenge site for Lili of the Valley fans! And this week's challenge is a Few of My Favourite Things.....LOTV stamps are certainly amongst my favourite stamps at the moment and having just stocked up at the NEC I had to join in with this challenge.

My stamped image was stamped in distress ink and then coloured using copic markers. My favourite things in this are, of course, the stamps, the copic markers, ribbon, Glossy accents, distress inks, SU punches and Martha Stewart punches.

Friday, 3 December 2010

F is for Foliage!

This week's challenge over on the alphabet challenge is F is for Foliage. I made this card using Bloom & Grow papers from My Mind's Eye. The stamp is from Lili of the Valley, stamped in distress ink, coloured with copics and then distressed around the edges with distress inks. I used glossy accents on the roses and apple to give a bit of dimension.

The larger flowers were made by punching out 2 large flowers, 2 medium flowers and one small flower (2 medium and 1 small for the smaller flowers). I snipped into each flower to form the petals and then I used an embossing tool to curl the petals. The flowers were then stuck together and a dab of glossy accents was used to form the flower centres with gold accent beads.

Now for the important bit, the foliage....My foliage was die cut from one of the designer papers in the pack. I've been putting glossy accents onto small parts of my stamped images for a while now and I really like the enamelled look that it gives so it was just an extension of this idea to cover the leaves in glossy accents. I'm really pleased with how this looks, note to self...need to get some more glossy accents!