Thursday, 20 October 2011

Clarity Stamps, Adirondack Ink Pads, a Brayer and .... a box of Kleenex!

Dots added with a White Gel Pen

Inside decorated to match the front
Hi ya, I'm  feeling really 'chipper' today.

My cold has almost gone and  I'm looking forward to the weekend when I will see all my crafty mates at the Allhallows Crop on Saturday...... whoopee do!

 I wanted to make another Christmas PIAO card ( plonk it all on!) this week but I was worried about my nose dripping all over my beautiful Christmastime papers!

You folks understand how that could upset one! lol

So out came my Speedball Brayer and Adirondack Inks ...along with a selection of Clarity Stamps. I enjoyed making the cards shown here and I really got into a rhythm, rolling the brayer between sneezes!

Close up of the 'dots' lol!

This is what I used to make the cards.

Pink and Blue Card

White Card Stock
Lilac Pearl Card Stock
Black Card Stock
Raspberry Adirondack Ink
Pool Adirondack Ink
Leafy Swirl Stamps ( large and small )             Clarity Stamps
May All Your Dreams Come True. sentiment   Clarity Stamps
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Butterflies.

'Cracked Ice'   created by a thin line of ink around the end edge of the brayer

Deer Reflection.

White Card Stock
Green Card Stock
Bottle Green Adirondack Ink
Deer and Fawn Clarity Stamp
Small Star         Clarity Stamp
Christmas Sentiment Clarity Stamps ...inside the card, along with Clarity Stamp Sprucescape trees

Dragonflies Card

White Card Stock
Brown Pearl Card Stock
Silver Card Stock
Peach Bellini Adirondack Ink
Hazelnut Adirondack Ink
Hanging Vine Clarity Stamp
Quickutz Dragonfly Die
Spellbinders Metal Foil, Silver and Bronze
Sending A Little.... sentiment      Clarity Stamp

Thanks  for popping by today. I love reading the lovely comments you leave me (who wouldn't ) lol

Before I go, please have a look at a blog I am 'shouting out' for today .... Jassy is fairly new to blogging but has some super stuff to show you. Please take a look  at Jassy - Playtime Blog  lovely stuff!

BTW .... if  you love embroidery ..... Check out this beautiful post from from my mate Chris ... you will be blown away!

Have a good weekend.... I know I will ! :)  


Eileen xx


  1. Cor the top one is great Eileen, it might be the best I have seen.

  2. Brilliant selection of brayered cards. Super.


  3. OOOH Eileen, such gorgeous eye candy ! Love them all !! Such a kind gesture putting a link up,
    Thank you dear friend !!!
    love and hugs
    chris richards

  4. These cards are really lovely Eileen. Beautiful colours. Have fun at your crop on saturday.


  5. Lovely cards, I do so enjoy looking, you take so much time and it gives so much pleasure just seeing them. I think, the dragonflies are my favourite bit this time (I only think - because I can't really decide). Enjoy Saturday and hope the cold goes away in time for it.

  6. Your post made me smile - some brilliant brayering on all these and I'm pleased your cold seems to be on its way. Have a good weekend - I'm off to visit the links

  7. OMGoodness Eileen - where do I begin??!!! I was all fired up to comment on the first card, then I scrolled down and saw the other beauties too!! So here goes -
    1. LOVE the two colours of Adirondack Ink and the blending is awesome. Love the white dots, the butterflies and the leafy stamp.
    2. Amazing cracked ice technique with the edge of the brayer, and a beautiful reflected image.
    3. More fabulous ink blending, gorgeous colour choice and beautiful Clarity stamping.
    Phew!! In a nutshell - Great Work Eileen!!
    Just off to see Jassy's blog now. I left Chris a comment on her amazing embroidery a few days ago - it really is so beautiful.
    Have a great weekend - hugs, Sylvia xx

  8. All great, but particularly love the colouring of the first one - stunning! I really must get my brayer out of its box and try some of this :)

  9. Hi there Eileen loving these brayer cards (of course - who wouldn't?) still waiting to see your Stampscapes ones??
    If you need inspiration for them check this blog out she is really good with them (you will need to scroll down a bit):

    Off to check out the new blogs, Shaz.x :D

  10. WOW WOW WOW.....HOW talented are you???? Fabulous cards hon Thanks for following my blog and your lovely comment, am hoping you meant scRummy tho!!!! xxx


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