Saturday 10 August 2013

IBS WHW Tutorial #112 - Coloured Vellum Flower Challenge

Here is my second card I have made today for the

This was relatively simple as I love the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set
 and the Manhattan Flower embossing folder
from Stampin' Up as they work so beautifully together.

I used basic white card stock as my base and embossed the purple paper.  
I inked the vellum rose with different coloured inks. 
Added some stamped leaves from a MS punch and a pearl to the centre.
The sentiment is cut from Spellbinders Labels 20 and Stamp is from GinaK.

Thanks for taking a peek at my blog today.

Tutorial Challenge at Inspired by Stamping.

There is a great new tutorial over at Inspired by Stamping 
and it is to make a card with coloured vellum. 

I haven't used too much vellum but after seeing this great tutorial 
I thought it time I got that vellum stash out and had a play with it.

I was also having some fun with a few new products I had purchased recently.
They were Ranger's Sticky Embossing Powder and Twinklets Diamond Dust.

I used basic red card stock for the base and added some designer paper.

Also used
Spellbinders Fleur De Lis
GinaK Vogue Vases stamps set
IBS Elegant Flowers.
White Embossing Powder

I stamped the IBS flower onto the vellum and inked the image. 
It wasn't as dark as I wanted so cut out another flower and attached it to the back.
I embossed the vase with the sticky embossing powder 
and then sprinkled the diamond dust to it. It gives it a crystal like look.
It is a shame the photograph doesn't show the rhinestones as sparkly as they are. 
Finished off with some glitter around the Fleur De Lis.
Don't know if I added a bit to much bling
 but felt that it needed something especially as the vase was so sparkly.

I enjoyed this tutorial and will be making more before this challenge ends.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday 7 August 2013

Alter Something for Challenge 8 at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Time for our next Challenge over at

Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog

We don't want you to get into a rut and just make cards for our challenges 
so this time we are asking you to 


Our sponsors for this challenge are

Time to get your thinking caps on. 
There are a gazillions ideas that you could use and I am sure there are
plenty of items around the house that need a little attention
to spruce them up and become masterpieces.

So what are you waiting for?
oh some inspiration from the Design Team!
I was fortunate to get a coloured digi (New Rose Vintage Photo)
 from one of our sponsors Crafts and Me
and because I was so lucky I decided to alter a few items 
we all have near our computer or office.

Here is what I started with

a container I received when I purchased some pens.

a notebook for jotting down 'important notes'

an acrylic frame and post it notes for reminders.


I covered the pen case in designer paper my digi image
some ribbon punched flowers 
and a pen tag.

 My Notebook I covered with different paper 
followed by distressed designer papers
lace and digi image and added some 
gloss to the flowers.

Here is a close up view.

and finished off my projects with some designer paper
at the back of my acrylic frame then
added my digi image and note tag
and adhering the sticky notes to the front.

 The finished Items.

Now it is your turn to have a bit of fun.

But don't forget to pop in to my other Design Teamies 
to see what they have altered too

I look forward to seeing what you find around your house 
for items you can alter.

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday 6 August 2013

Inspired by Stamping - masking tutorial and challenge - WHW111

Hello again - I had some spare time up my sleeve 
and since I enjoyed making a card yesterday for the challenge below

I decided to make another one.

I used some Kaisercraft stamps - the background for the masking 
and the Eiffel Tower to highlight.

After I had masked and inked the image I decided to cut it out 
pop it and distress the edges slightly.
I also inked the background with distress inks to add a bit of colour.
I inked the Eiffel Tower and then cut out another one which is also popped.
I thought the sentiment was a perfect match.
Who wouldn't love the be there?

Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday 5 August 2013

Tutorial Challenge over at IBS

One of the challenges over at Inspired by Stamping 
is masking your background stamps and includes a TUTORIAL

I thought this perfect for the fabulous background stamp 
a friend bought for me while in London.
The stamp is from Just Rite and is called 
London Background Stamp (of course)

I decided to frame my stamped background image twice to make it stand out 
and also added a tenny weeny IBS stamp from All Year Wishes to the corners.
The perfect ink to use on this card was - Tim Holtz Distress ink London Fog lol
I used Basic Red & White card stock scored the corners in 2 different ways 
added a small pearl to Big Ben and a small sentiment 
from Just Rite Friends Antique Labels One to finish it off. 

Hope you like my take on the current  Tutorial Challenge over at IBS.

Thanks for looking

Sunday 4 August 2013

Designer's Choice Challenge over at The House that Stamps Built DCC731

Well here I am again loading my other card for the

Designer's Choice Challenge DCC731 

This time it is Joy Hadden with her Designer's Choice Challenge 
and she is asking us to make a card with a
Water Element.

A while ago I purchased a gorgeous stamp from
1704-P, Great Blue Heron and only recently used it. 
Thanks to a card I saw from Brenda Turner HERE 
I got the inspiration to use this stamp (Thanks Brenda)
On looking back at it again I realize I used the same Spellbinder die for this card lol

So without further ado here it is...


I had only just used this stamp recently for the 
Unfortunately I couldn't use it as it was posted the previous day.

Thought I would show you both cards as they are a little different. 

Hope you enjoyed looking at what I made and come back soon.

Challenge Time over at The House that Stamps Built J2413

I have been visiting my sister recently to celebrate her 70th birthday 
so crafting was not on my agenda.but now I am back.

There are a few challenges over at 
that I was really keen on entering. 

This is the first one


As you can see it is a simple sketch challenge 
and you can find all the details below.

Here is my take on this challenge

and what I used

Basic White Metallique White and Red card stock
Spellbinders Die
IBS Elegant Flowers Stamp
Just Rite Labels Stamp
Glitter pen on flower
Own ribbon

Super simple but I was really happy with it. 

My next posting will be for the
going on over there at present.

Thanks for popping in to see what I have been up to.