Friday, 27 January 2012

Haute Couture

The centre panel of this card was cut out and the wording placed behind the aperture. The figure which had been water coloured with Distress Ink was raised up with silicone glue.

Card Recipe
Xerox Colortech+
Distress Inks - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters
Ranger Archival Coffee
Tim Holtz Papillon CMS 106
Crafty Individuals CI-322
Pink rhinestones
Spellbinders Labels Four die

Being an inquisitive person I googled the London address on the word stamp expecting to find an interesting old building but no, this is what stands at 33 King William Street, E.C.

That's rather shattered my illusion!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Finding my mojo

My mojo went missing over the Christmas period. I came to the conclusion that the state of my craft room may well have been to blame so I embarked in a big tidy up and clean. As my blog title suggests - not a favourite pastime of mine! When I'd found my desk and the floor the fingers began to get restless. So I decided to start small and make some ATC's . In the tidy up I had found some small pieces of background card that I had previously coloured using the alcohol with water technique and limited myself to some Paperartsy stamps, a Versafine black ink pad, a couple of Copic markers, Faded Jeans Distress ink, a pot of Twinkling H2O's and a gold pen. These are the results.

 I really enjoyed the process and I hope I'm now back in the swing of things. As for the craft room well that's tidy but there is the small matter of the stuff I removed and dumped in the bedroom!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Many happy returns!

It was my birthday recently and I received these beautiful cards from follow crafters. I'm afraid my photography skills are a little lacking and I haven't done these wonderful creations justice. Sorry ladies!












Thank you everybody!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Bee thankful!

This thank you card was made to accompany a jar of Bedfordshire honey.
The background was Distress Inks applied with Cut-n-Dry. I put specks of gold Twinkling H2O on the dots of the honeycomb and glitter on the 3D wings of the bee.

Card Recipe
Xerox Colortech+
Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey
Honeycomb and Bees - Stampotique
Thank You - Crafty Individuals
Twinkling H2O - Solar Gold
Diamond Stickles

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Thomas and Friends

Our grandson was three last week and is an avid Thomas the Tank Engine fan. I may have an ever growing number of stamps but I don't have any of Thomas and his friends! I had to resort to Mr Google to find me some images to use on his birthday card. I didn't feel entirely satisfied with it but Max liked it and that's all that matters in the end.