Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Hugs & Kisses

I brought this stamp from my friend Fleur yesterday.  So I thought I would have a go at making hubby's valentines card. Tried to keep it all in brown tones for a change to the vibrant reds that you normally get.

I used: Hero Arts Cling on heart stamp, Kelly Panacci stitch stamp, Whiff of Joy Swirls, Squiggle stamps Bird Flourish. Tim Holtz sentiment & distress ink antique linen. Button & heart from stash. Papers were ladybug & friends (Light brown) and brown spotty paper was a scrap piece. Hugs Nicky xxx

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Fairy Special!

This card has been made for a male friend of mine. I have used the Alva Sitting stamp which is a female elf but I have made the hair short and put it onto blue and think it may pass as a male elf???

I have used :
Stamps: Alva Sitting (Magnolia), Mouse (Penny Black), Sentiment (Woodware circular greeting), Small toadstools (squiggles stamps) thin toadstools (magnolia) stitches (Kelly Panacci) Big Flower which I made into the big toadstool (Hero Arts) & the ticket was a freebie.
Papers: My minds eye - Merry days of Christmas - All a glow (green patterned paper & blue dots. Magnolia - White Christmas - Frosty Fir. Dark blue bit from scrap box.
Misc: Clear embossing powder and a little glitter used on thin toadstools. Coloured in using watercolour pencils.
I really enjoyed making this card and followed a sketch which made it easier to put together. Not long now till our crafty retreat!!!!  Nicky xx

Monday, 18 January 2010

New stamps..

I brought most of the stamps used on this card on Saturday at Sir Stampalot. The little elf is sooo cute I just had to have her. I have even started to get the hang of shrink plastic (thank you Lou).

I used:                                                                                                                       
Stamps:-  Alva Sitting - Magnolia
Sweet Owls - Hero Arts
Mushrooms - Magnolia
Wish - Stmapin up
Papers:-  Sweet Branch Collection - Crate Paper Green - Hope & Blue Cherish
My Minds Eye - Orange
Misc:- Flower - Arts Flowers which was inked & clear embossed
Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch
Woodware Leaf punch
Nestabilities Label 1
Watercolour pencils to colour

I would like to thank Sir Stampalot for selecting my card previously featured on my blog as card of the month which has helped with getting me back into crafting.
Happy crafting Nicky xxx

Saturday, 16 January 2010

A little Coffee & Inspiration!!

This card started by using Fleur's corn stamp whilst having a coffee and chat with Fleur, Lou & Chris and by the end of the day this was the finished result.

I used Kars stamps for images and a Stampin up sentiment.
Not sure whether it needs a little mouse on one of the bits of corn. But I'm finding it really hard to get my crafty head on at the moment but after spending some time with some crafty friends today at Sir Stampalot it may be on its way back. Hopefully more to follow soon. Nicky xxx

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Birthday !!!

Well Happy New Year to you all a little late I know but have only just got back into the swing of making cards that are not christams cards!!!!  (you all no what I'm talking about...) A couple of quickie cards as nearly forgot birthdays that were the first few days into the new year.

Used my Magnolia stamp and a couple of stampin up stamps to create this male card. Oh how I find it hard to create male cards. Mind you I don't have many stamps in my collection to create them.

This lovely stamp is called "Tossa Flowers" by bildmalarna stamps a really cute image and the first time I have used her. Anyway have several more cards to create for this month. Nicky