Monday, 24 October 2011

Nellie Snellen - fairy on present (christmas card

Thought I had better get started as Christmas is not far away ... only 61 sleeps. So made a Christmas card to share with you. Ive had this little stamp about a month sitting on my desk. Its a Nellie Snellen stamp and shes just a little cutie.
I used lots of glitter in this card Yet picturing glitter and getting it to sparkle on my photos is difficult to show you effectively.
The fairy image was masked off. Then the  background was stamped with a
 Great Impressions wooden stamp.
I stamped it with chalk ink pixie pink. Then I added holographic embossing powder I have had for years, Heated it to set the embossing powder. Then I coloured fairy with copic markers.
Added lovely bronze gold coloured glitter to stars on image and glamour dust to fur trim of her jacket
layered my lace, ribbon and daisy trim that I think looks like snowflakes,added button clusters.

Don't know if you can see from pictures. I used some of this organza glittered snowflake fabric
over the top of my design papers. I have had it a year, seen it thought it looked lovely, bought it then thought what do I do with it. Then had a light bulb moment... I will layer it over the papers and it worked well with this card.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Please feel free to leave comment or ask questions about the cards I make. All comments are truly appreciated.
Oh don't forget only a few days left to get your entry's in for the thepaperlane challenge
Glitz and Sparkle is this months challenge.
bYe ByE
for now

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Magnolia- Blowing bubbles

Hi, I have a new card I have just finished to share with you today.
I am getting in to my magnolia stamps now. Its funny as when first seen the magnolia stamps, I was none to keen on them. It was the fact their was little expression, as the mouth was an absent feature in these stamps. But now I like to work with them. What I like about the range, are the other stamps that you can use with them to create your own little scene. eg toad stools windows, paths, walls etc (note to self must invest in some of those stamps)
Anyway lets get on with the bit you have come to see. Showing you the card.
My good friend Caz, lent me one of her magnolia stamps so I could have a little play.
Decided I was going to use papers from my scraps box as its overflowing.
No toad stools this time, altho I was tempted to add some I can tell you.
But thought you must be sick of seeing I like the way the silver glitter on her dress turned out.I used my Quickie glue pen, and just drew where I wanted the glitter to stick. For the finer areas of glitter I just dotted the pen to get the fading effect when the glitter was added. For her wings, I stamped that part of the stamp on some pergamano parchment craft paper, cut them out leaving a tag so I could glue them down to give the 3d effect. also added glitter and some
 distress ink to give them a slight blush of colour.
 I also coloured and glittered the wings on the original stamped image to give more depth.
Added more bubbles instead of toadstools. Made card up and thought I had finished it.Was sat looking at it and thought  this corner was bare.
It was missing something. So stamped some more bubbles on scrap of water colour paper
cut them out, Glued in place and then added glossy assents, while it was still wet sprinkled some decoart glamour dust on to give bubbles some sparkle.

Right I best go now and tidy my craft room. Think I must have had every scrap of paper out from the scraps box to make this card trying to see what worked and what didn't. I coloured the image first then thought hmmmm what papers can I put with this now eek.
But that's how I usually work ... in
When I am making a card you cant see my desk for everything I get out.
 As for the floor its a good job I have a laminate floor, easier to clean. its looking very pretty at the moment with fall out of all the glitters I have been using.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Please feel free to leave comment or ask questions about the cards i make. All comments are truly appreciated.

bYe ByE
for now

Saturday, 1 October 2011

The paperlane challenge 04 - Glitz and Sparkle

Well the new challenge at the paperlane is here again. This months challenge is Glitz and Sparkle.  So grab your glitters,  stickles and stamps, and get stamping, cutting, glittering, and colouring, to show us what lovely cards etc you can create. We look forward, as we  always  do every month to see what you have in store for us. On this challenge you can now use Molly Blooms or Magnolia Stamps. Why don't you pop on over to the paperlane challenge blogspot to see what the girls on the DT have made for this challenge.

For my card I choose to use a Magnolia stamp. Thought I would try a different fold as I have not used this style before. I think it worked out well the card just all came together.  I didn't have a definite idea of how I wanted the finished card to look . You know sometimes you plan the card out in you head, and know how you want the card to look when you finish. Well this was not one of them cards. I knew what fold style I wanted to use and that was about all.

I am still in my toad stool phase. It felt funny colouring it blue tho and I nearly gave up and scrapped it in favour of a red and white toad stool. But am glad I persevered with the blue.
The lost and found paper is my absolute favorite. It already has lots of sparkle but I couldn't restrain myself from adding more to it in the form of stickles and pearl pen, also crystals.
Even the paper rosettes I made got the stickles,  glitter, and crystals  makeover  with some cute organza ribbon treatment for  a little extra special look .
this is the inside of the card.
I wanted the card to be able to fold flat. The paper rosette would have been to bulky.
But I wanted to tie in the front of the card with the inside. So I used some of the spot ribbon to make the rosette for the inside. I just used a running stitch along edge and gathered it to form the rosette then added organza ribbon and another  sparkley crystal  to the center.

I hope you like it and that I have inspired you to join us this month at

Thank you for stopping at my blog. Feel free to leave a  comment, As they are truly appreciated 
thank you.

bYe ByE
for now

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