Wednesday 30 January 2013

Les Papillions Two

Today's card showcases some of the new Spellbinders dies, in particular the butterflies (Les Papillions Two) but also the pretty Grand Decorative Labels One and the Curved Matting Basics sets. The sentiment comes from the Creative Expressions stamp set called "Garden Sayings". The butterflies have been cut from two shades of blue card and a top layer of parchment.

I had some butterflies left over, so I made a second, more simple card, Just Because ...

I used the Spellbinders Fancy Lattice die on the second card.

Happy crafting!

Monday 28 January 2013

Artful Lady

Hi everyone.

An easel card today.

This card was made using Sam Poole's "Artful Ladies" stamp set from Creative Expressions, together with the Foundations papers. The image has a lot of open space so is ideal for paper piecing.

 The two lilac flowers were made from stamping the large flower image from the set onto co-ordinating papers. The white flower was made using a Spellbinders die. The white card layers were embossed using one of my favourite Couture Creations embossing folders, called "Intrinsic", and were then lightly inked with the Shaded Liliac Distress Ink Pad. The sentiments come from the "Art Phrases stamp set, also by Sam Poole.

Sunday 27 January 2013

Steampunk Siren

Something a bit different for me this time (no ribbon and no flowers)!

The main image is from the Creative Expressions "Steampunk Sirens" stamp set. The background has been created using the Metal Effect mask from That Special Touch, used with the Antique Rose Cosmic ShimmerVintage Mister, on black card. As well as the die cut cog embellishments, I made a fan to replicate the fan being held by the siren. The sentiment comes from the Creative Expressions "Vintage Vixens" stamp set.

Another card to follow soon!

Monday 21 January 2013

Birthday Girl

Hi crafters. Another card to show you.

This image comes from the Creative Expressions stamp set called "Fashionista - A Day Shopping". The sentiment comes from "Fashionista - Best Friends". The papers are the Foundations double sided Dot & Dash collection. I thought the lips and sunglasses matched the image perfectly and came from the Studio 490 embellishment range.

Hope you are all keeping warm and safe. The snow looks very pretty but isn't very helpful if you need to travel anywhere.

Happy crafting!

Monday 7 January 2013

Wishing You Happiness

This card was to show some of the fabulous Canvas Home Basics papers from Creative Expressions (I used the Black and White Damask, Black and White Ribbon Stripe and Black and White Life Newsprint on this card).

The large flower and the aperture and frame for the sentiment were made using the Spellbinders Blossom Five die set.

The two smaller flower embellishments and the swirls were cut using the Spellbinders Jewel Flower & Flourishes die set.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday 6 January 2013

Thank You

I am so pleased to have had so many lovely comments on my new blog and to receive my first blog followers, so "Thank You" everyone.

My next card will be posted tomorrow - I hope you will check it out.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday 3 January 2013

New Year's resolution for 2013

This time last year I embarked on a new journey and career change. My crafting hobby became my full-time job. The year has flown by and I thought it was time I started a blog to share some of my creations, ideas and thoughts. I hope you enjoy seeing what I have been up to.

Wednesday 2 January 2013

Dare to Create

This card was made using the Creative Expressions stamp set "Steampunk Flowers" (designed by Sam Poole).

You will discover that I do love flowers and I thought it would be fun to use these. 

The flowers were stamped onto red and black co-ordinating papers and heat embossed. The flowers were then cut out and layered up, as shown. 

The leaves were cut using the Spellbinders Foliage die set. The smaller sprays were cut from card with double-sided self-adhesive paper attached, so that Luna Silver Vintage Mica Flakes could be added to them.

The centres of the flowers were embellished using clear Dazzlers.

Take care and happy crafting!