Monday, 31 March 2008

Sunday Stamper Challenge Green

This week for the Sunday Stampers Challenge that is green ( set by Lesley for her Birthday xx) I have swayed away from a card and done an ATC on Stampbord, one of my fave things at the moment. promise to try and get party hats made this week, a bit late I know, sorry xx

I covered this ATC in distressed inks and used an Artistic Stamper Stamp as my main image, did a little scratching detail, added a word and hey presto done. hope you like it and thanks for looking xx

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Bright and colourful

A couple of old faves yet again, promise I will not keep doing this, but its quite fun putting older items on here it helps me keep a record of them. these are some crafty Individuals stamps I have and my Rustic Gems again ( I do have other papers honestly) alcohol Ink backgrounds and some Fab cardstock, some script and heart stamps also, hope you like these and thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Jennies Alterables

Well this has been fun to do, I have used the Artistic Stampers new design Chipboard Shapes, WOW they are great to play and alter with. I have used Dabbers, Distress Inks, Alcohol inks, Embossing in Gold and Silver and the Artistic Stamper Stamps ( all items can be bought from

I just enjoyed colouring in, Painting and distressing on these, hope you like them and thankyou for looking xx

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

A Few More Out The Attic

These are just a few of my old card designs, actually its quite good for me to drag out old cards, makes me notice if I have improved at all, like to think that I have, but who knows, we all have different tastes in our card making, great for me to blog these as its good for keeping a record, hope you like them and thanks for taking time to look xx

Monday, 24 March 2008

A Stampbord Explosion

This 12 x 12 Stampbord collage has been made using 16 pieces of 2 x 2 Stampbord Tiles. I have done various backgrounds on each tile, some with Alcohol Inks and Distress Inks, Embossing and Crystal Laquers. what I can tell you that every stamp I used came from there are the new Clarice Cliff, the new Linda Luckin and some older ones there ( quite a mixed bunch) I have scratched out on some and Shrink Plastic words on others, most have been finished with the edging done with a Gold Krylon Pen.

sorry the pictures not fantastic, hope you like this and thankyou for visiting my Blog, I appreciate your comments xx

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Very Tired Tags

These Tags look rather worn out and very dark, these were for a Tag Swap that I am in each Month, the top picture is the back and has crackle paints on then distress inks over ( still not sure about them crackle paints ) the Stamping is Tim Holtz Stamps

The Fronts are again Tims Stamps apart from the Crackle background ( Dan got that for me From America or was it Canada) and the eyes see everything, thats Paper Artsy, I have used Chipboard Clocks, put hands on the faces and Grungeboard Wings, For the Skull it has a Grungeboard Crown and Jewel thingies in the eyes. Bad description again, should of stuck with my bucket LOL

Hope you like them and the Skull not to scary xx

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Family Birthdays

As I really enjoyed the Sunday Stampers Women Challenge I decided to do some Family Birthday Cards based on my Challenge card, so these are pretty much the same detail but different Stamps were used and different colour Ribbon and Flowers, the wording this time is peel offs been coloured black as I dont have stamps for everything, shame really but I dont. hope you like these and Thankyou for taking the time to check my Blog out xx

Friday, 21 March 2008

Mixed Bag

Now these are A mixed bag and not sure if these are the cards Lydia was on about in a comment she posted.the bottom 2 cards are using my old faithful papers yet again, I know Rustic Gems,the Queen Of Hearts is a Crafty Individuals Stamp and I think so are the hearts surrounding it. I have matted the image and used heart brads in each corner. the card above is Paper Bag Studios if my mind recalls, but the backgrounds various scripts and words. the final card at the top is Paper Artsy stamp, Tims Flourish and various papers again.

hope you like these and thanks for looking xx some of you have seen these before, sorry xx

Thursday, 20 March 2008

My Time To Craft Challenge, Quotes And Sayings Cont

Loved this Quotes and Sayings challenge so much heres a couple more, the top one is using inks and various rubber stamps a bit of embossing in there to, the bottom is using paper adventures papers, Flowers, Brads, Gems and a rubber stamp saying, hope you like them, myself I am not very keen on the bottom one, think I have forgotton how to use papers!!!!!!!!

thanks for looking its appreciated xx

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

My Time To Craft Challenge, Quotes And Sayings

These cards for My Time To Craft Challenge are using my own made background papers, suprise, suprise !!!!!! the first card is all script stamp background in broken china and faded jeans distress inks. the stamp is from an E-Bay seller and I thought it was quite different so bought it. I have matted the image on Silver Mirri Card and put blue brads in for decoration, now the message stamp I love but with out running downstairs I am not sure who by.

the 2nd card is using different homemade paper, its been done with perfect pearls and water and painted on, then the stamped Diva on the top ( same seller as above) she is matted on Silver Mirri also and on Blue cardstock. the script is using tea dye and broken china distress ink pads and a litlle spiced marmalade thrown in for good measure, the script again not sure who by ( gosh I am hopeless LOL) but is also on silver mirri card but at an angle. hope you like them both and thanks for looking xx this challenge is fun as I have loads of quotes I could use, might have to do more .

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Four Times A Lady

This is my Lady card for Sunday Stampers this week, I have used script paper as a base and my alcohol inked background for the 4 hero arts stamps, then the words are from Paper Artsy. I just added Ribbon and a Flower and a button to finsh this of. I am fairly happy with the result and might use this for my Sister or Mum. hope you like and thanks for looking xx

Monday, 17 March 2008

Art Has No Boundaries

This piece is going to be like Marmite, you will either Love it, Hate it or Not sure. My Sophie at 15 years old said WOW so she loved it.

This is made on 12 x 12 black card and brightly coloured squares put on the back, the four Stamped Clarice Cliff Images are a new range of stamps available in the next few days from the artistic stamper many of you know Clarice Cliff is well known for her bright coloured pottery, this is why this piece of Art is very bright, I have Coloured the images in with Crystal Laquers which gives the end result of a very raised shiny effect. I mounted the images with 3D Foam except the Teapot. the title " Art Has No Boundaries" I printed from my computer, hope you like this and all comments greatly appreciated and Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 16 March 2008

All Seems Black And White

These Cards are made of some of my Favourite Stamps of Ladies, I just think with Simple Black and White A Stamp can look elegant, not sure if you agree with me, but I think so, just a few papers, Brads and the odd wording and this is the result. hope you like and thankyou for looking xx

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Craft Stamper Projects

I made these from some designs from an old Craft Stamper Magazine, You know I am dragging some old stuff out and you can blame Lydia LOL, sorry Lyds had to blame someone. the reason I am bringing it out as I think the Blog does make it look better ( though that might not be such a good thing!!!!!!)

Well remembering what I used it fairly hard without having a rummage in my stamp stash, as thats got rather large think I will just say I have used Rubber stamps, if anyone recognises any then please do tell. I can safetly say that all the papers the Images are Stamped on I made with Alcohol Inks and used my faithful Rustic Gem papers and Plain Cardstock.

hope that you have enjoyed looking at these as much as I did making them, thankyou all xx

Friday, 14 March 2008

Simply Stamping Vogue

I did this card a while ago, had seen it in Simply Stamping Magazine and was desperate to have a go, it only took me over 6 months to get round to it. its using the Tim Holtz Vogue stamp ( boy its a huge stamp) then the front lady is decoupaged 3 times and coloured in with water colour pencils. the word Vogue is rub-ons, the stitching is rubber stamps, this is one of my Fave cards, hope you like it and thanks for calling in xx

sorry the cards a bit shaded it did not scan to well, think it was the decoupage x

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Beach Babies

Inspired by Karen and Julie at Scrapbook Sisters.
These Stampbord pieces are ATC size and 2x2 they have been chalked for the background and painted in with a brush and Brilliance ink pads, scratched detail and glossy accents over the small one, though not very visible in the picture. See I have gone slightly Stampbord crazy.

( you will need to click on the Image for a better Picture, sorry about that)

hope you like them xx

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

My Time To Craft Challenge, Pink

This weeks My Time To Craft Challenge is Pink, well what a great excuse to get them Smitten papers out and my new Paper Artsy Stamps, plus a few old faithfuls to, also I needed a few Anniversary cards, so great have my cards and my challenge, well the top cards made with Smitten papers from K&Co and a Paper Artsy Stamp for the main Image, matted and gold brads in the corners, plus gold embossed Hearts and Saying in Gold Embossing.

Card Two is much the same in Papers and Stamps, plus a red Stazon thrown in, the Hearts in the middle Image have been stamped on Smitten, Embossed, cut out and 3D foam squares on the back. my explanations are awful, sorry, hope you like x

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Tons Of Tags Continued

Well these are the final instalment of the tags I sent Hels, goodness I even tried to copy Tim with the Mona tag by using different colour Embossing powders, not quite or near as good as what Tim does ( but this was a year ago LOL ) hope you have enjoyed these and its made me see what other techniques I once tried and have not done since. I must drag out some of my older Stash

thanks for looking and sorry they are old, but for some of you they will be new as you will not of seen them xx

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Sunday Stamper Challenge Oriental

This weeks Sunday Stamper Challenge is Oriental, I will not sing to you like Hels as you will know then I am tone deaf. for this card I have stamped for the background Tropical Flowers and coloured them in using Chalks and Distress inks, then went over the background with Peeled Paint Distress Ink Pad. for the Matt I did Alcohol Ink Paper and Stamped an Imperical Cargo stamp ( I forgot which one she is, oops ) matted her on Silver Mirri Card and did the same with the Word Stamp.

I hope you Like this as its certainly different Colours for me, Thanks for taking time to look x

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Wage Slips Of A Different Kind

Here is another that some of you may have already seen, this is made from the old fashoined brown wage packets. I decorated the fronts with various stamps and distress inks, plus some wax seals to. then each envelope I made contents from CD discs to tags , stampbord, chipboard and mountboard. I decorated these in various of ways, this was one of those projects that you start then wish that you had not. must say when I had finally finished I was pretty pleased with the result.

Dan let me borrow his BIA to put it together, this is one of the only BIA projects I have done, sadly my BIA is still sitting in its box as I am to scared to try it out, oops, hope you enjoy looking at this as I do not see me making another to soon xx
by the way I am still getting used to this blogging lark x