My journey through crafting collecting goodies along the way x

Monday, 21 January 2013

Ooooh La La!!

Hello, I hope you are all keeping warm this snowy winters day and yes it is still snowing, well at least where I am. This week I have made two cards using I love Paris by Stampendous and Travel to Paris by Crafty Individuals, same theme but both very different as you can see from the photo's....

 The first card has been made using the
Crafty Individuals stamp.
The background paper is from a set by Craftwork Cards and the Eiffel tower die is by Marianne Craftables and this tower was cut from 300gsm white card stock. The border has been cut using the Woodware crafty edger ribbon die and the stamped image has been stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and coloured with Victorian Velvet D Ink pad, a little gold embossing has been added and the ribbon is seam binding .
I have also used a Memento Desert   Sand ink pad and a Martha Stewart border punch and two daisy punches and a corner rounder.

 The second card as you will of guessed is made with the Paris stamp by Stampendous. Stamped in black Archival onto tag then stamped and embossed in gold powder onto white card, cut out and layered over the top of first image. The background of the tag has been distressed with Stormy Sky and the flowers I have painted with Festive Berries (any of the red shades will do) both of these are Distress Ink pads. The little corner stamp is from my stash.
Both of the base cards I used are 6x6 square
Hope everyone has a good week, stay warm, see you all soon......
Sheilagh x

Monday, 14 January 2013

Peacock Feathers for the New Year!

A Belated Happy New Year to everyone

Hope you all are well and feeling better this cold Monday morning, I am thankfully on the mend and hope it stays that way since being ill from before Christmas although I still have more tests this week but I am feeling much better and glad to be back in the land of the crafting!
Here are two cards I made at the weekend with Woodware's clear magic stamps (Peacock in frame & Feather) I stamped the images in black Versafine then painted with my Distress inks Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord, Broken China, Picked Raspberry and Peeled paint. The background has been stamped in Brilliance Galaxy Gold, I have also embossed with Black & Gold powders and added a touch of glitter with a Quickie glue pen.  The die cut feathers are made from Spellbinders Positively Me Jewel Fantasies 4, there are four different feather dies in this set. I coloured seam binding ribbon with my distress inks and added organza ribbon and a paper flower to one of the cards and pearl gems to the stamped feathers on the other card.On this first card I have covered the peacock with Anita's 3D glaze. Both cards are 6x6 square.

Just looking outside I think I'm off now to knit another scarf it could be we are in for more cold weather, it's a good job these birds have plenty of feathers lol!...See you later  : )