Thursday, 30 September 2010

Fairy Tilda Card

This card was so much fun to make, I started by weaving part of the background paper adding gold stripes to some of the edges.  The lace edge is made from parchment paper cut with a Martha Stewart border punch, I then further embellished the lace with simple embossing, next I cut and punched a strip of pink card to match  the parchment.  After experimenting with the parchment lace border I decided to try cutting the centre circle with a nestabilities scallop circle and decorated the edges again with simple embossing, only this time I decided to use a needle tool to further enhance the decoration.  See the picture below for a close up.

I made the heart from various sized punches cut from scrap card and paper decorated with gem and glitter.  Ribbon and beige/brown roses complete the card.  Tilda was coloured with Promarkers with glitter added to the wings and dress.  I had forgotten how relaxing it is to work with parchment, I think I will have to work on more :-)  Hope you like and thank you in advance for stopping by and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Thank you card

It was decision time this morning, do the housework or craft, crafting won the day but I can't ignore the dust forever especially now that the dining table is full of crafty mess. 

I bought Woodland Fairy last week and have been itching to play with it so decided to enter the Sugar Bowl Challenge using Lilians Sketch.  I've coloured the image with Pro Markers, I made the flowers last week and these are the last of my batch, a link to make them is in my previous post, I must get on and make some more. Sorry this is a rushed post.
Thank you in advance for visiting I appreciate you kind interest and comments.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

One of those days

Ever had one of those where you were given the run a round, passed from pillar to post, wrong department, try this one, sorry you need to speak to so and so etc etc !!  Well that was my day so what do you do when you've pulled enough hair to create wig you bring out the stamps browse through the challenge blogs and stamp, stamp, stamp the frustration away.  Thank goodness I can loose myself in paper and bling.  I've now resurfaced feeling calm and at peace with the world, that is until tomorrow.

Usually I only create a card that fits maybe one or two challenges, but I've excelled by myself to day and I think this card will qualify for a few, that is if I don't get my links all messed up!!.

For this card I've used the sketch from Midnight Madness Challenge MMSC 72 this will be the first time  I've entered one of their challenges. The Girlie stamp is from set #1 ' Oh so Girlie' by lili of the Valley I've coloured the image with Pro Markers and made the flowers from ordinary cartridge paper  coloured with inks with beads added to the centres, lace ribbon and charm complete the card. Ooops forgot to mention glitter added here and there on the image.  I followed a lovely tutorial by Valita to make the flowers which can be found here

Hope you like and a big thank you for all your interest and comments

I will enter this card into the following challenges

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Ching-Chou Kuik stamped card

I love working with Sweet Pea Ching-Chou Kuik stamps there are so many possibilities for creating mood with colour.  I masked the image and applied a background of various coloured inks, I don't get on with brayers and I hate the ink wastage so I always use brushes.  I then coloured the image itself with Promarkers and completed areas of the image with glitter.  I've used the sketch by Pascal from Sweet Pea Stampers challenge
This is my entry into the following challenges

Thank you for stopping by I appreciate your interest and comments

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Chinese Tilda #2

I just couldn't resist another card featuring Chinese Tilda, the background was not so much difficult as fiddly, I first cut a mask for the Magnolia tree so that I could create a landscape background with inks, I then randomly ripped paper as stencils for the background hills. I then completed the Magnolia tree with Pro Markers, Tilda is also coloured with Pro Markers.  The flower I quilled with ordinary cartridge paper tinted with inks.  I did do more quilled flowers but for some reason putting more than one on the card did not seem to work.  Anyway I really enjoyed putting this card together despite the time it has taken to complete.  I've based the layout from the CLP Challenge.

This is my entry into the following challenges.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Chinese Tilda

Hi peeps I've not had time to craft this week, we went back home to Yorkshire for our sons 40th surprise birthday party and also managed to fit in a paper crafting show on the Sunday at Harrogate, where I managed to spend far more than I intended.  Chinese Tilda is one of my favourite buys along with a few bags of other goodies, so all in all I've had a great weekend. 
The light is quite bad today for taking photographs so the colours on this card are not looking as brilliant as they are in reality,' hey ho sometimes that's the way it goes'. I've used the sketch which is featured on this weeks Magnolia Down Under Challenge, Tilda is coloured with Pro Markers, the background papers are from Crafty Individuals, I've embellished the flowers with  findings and beads, black organza ribbon and bow complete the card.
Thank you for stopping by
Kathleen x
This is my entry into the following challenges

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

August Blog Candy Winner

The winner of my August Blog Candy is

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Sunday, 5 September 2010

Angels and Fairies #R49 Crafts 4 Eternity

Hi peep's seems to be my weekend for Fairy / fantasy stamping.  This beauty is called Hiding and is a Crafts and Me stamp.  I started to colour her with Pro Markers last night till my light went and then continued this morning, the flower paper is a Basic Grey the larger paper is called colour texure which I bought a few years ago.  Lace and pearl heart embellishments complete the card.  I've used  Crafts 4 eternity Sketch.

I will be entering this card into the following challenge

Thanks for stopping by
Kathleen x

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Fantasy Card

I wanted to try one of Ching-chou Kuik's design stamps and decided it was time to order one from Crafts and Me  I'm so pleased I did, this stamp is called 'Flowing in Blue and delivers on detail lots of it.  I've coloured the image with Pro Markers and decided to leave the card as simple as possible, there are times when less is more especially as I wanted the image to be the focal point of the card. I've also dotted small gems on the hair but these are not showing up to well on the picture.
I love working with Pro Markers but they are not the easiest of mediums to work with and getting the right card  is a difficulty in itself, after a bit of trial and error I've found Rymans Bright white coated card 200gsm is my favourite.  The colour stays damp for quite a while which means I can work wet in wet with the pigment making it so much easier to blend different colours together.  I always us Brilliance Lightning black pigment ink to stamp my images, it's waterproof so I can use all water based mediums including Pro Markers.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges