Monday 31 January 2011

Spellbinders Nestabilities, Lacey Squares and Labels Fourteen.

Hello, thank you for popping by my blog today I hope you find it useful.

The card I have posted here is  a copy of a card found on Yvonne's Blog .

As you can see I have used a different colour and the image is a Digital Stamp.

I cannot remember where I got it from, sorry.

I have used Copic Markers to colour in the flowers and cut and dry foam to shade around the edges of the Label Fourteen Die.

I had to cut and stick two large Lacey Squares together to 'frame' the image and plonked a few pearls here and there!

I love Yvonne's blog her work is just SO beautiful, please have a look.

I am having a great card making 'time' today so I am off to make some more . See you soon and have a good week.

Eileen xx

Monday 24 January 2011

Faux Cuttlebug Plus Embossing Folder!

Hi everyone, today's card is a bit of a 'CHEAT'.
I just loved a card that Shaz in OZ made a few days ago and wanted to make one like it.
Shaz has one of the new Cuttlebug Plus Embossing folders.
I saw the card she had produced and rushed off to BUY the folder!
On the sites I went to (that had it in stock) it was TWENTY-FIVE QUID ! Ouch! too rich for me for one folder even if it does cut, dance and sing "If I was a rich man"!

 So..... after having a good look at it I decided to cheat and using a 'normal' 5 x 7 Cuttlebug folder and a Labels Fourteen Nestabilities Die .... I have come up with this !

I stamped my flower image onto watercolour paper and used brush markers to colour it in.

I chose some Colorcore Cardstock( The Chocolate Box)  plonked the Nestie Labels Fourteen in the middle of the cardstock, cut it, then slipped it into the Cuttlebug folder and ran it through my machine.

 I stuck the flower image onto the back of the cardstock so you can see it through the aperture
and after distressing the card with a sanding block, I mounted it onto a pink card blank and fiddled around with some ribbon and a Nestie Ribbon Tag. Job done! I don't think it's as nice as the card Shaz has created ....but it's cheap!

Before I go, I would like to say a big thank you to Maggie and Maria and Keryn for my lovely blog awards. Many thanks ladies. Please check these blogs out cos they are fab!

Thanks for popping by today ...see you soon.

Eileen x

Monday 17 January 2011

Red, Black and White ...thanks to Shaz !

Shrink Plastic Butterfly
Hi, Just a quick post today because I am so pleased with how this card turned out!

Many, many thanks to Shaz in Oz who kindly let me copy her design.

Shaz in Oz has a super blog and you must go and have a look here.

She is very fond of her brayer and along with another Shaz, silverwolf  (please see this blog as well  ) uses Stampscapes stamps.  They have made amazing cards and I have ordered some stamps for myself !

Thanks ladies for the inspiration. I cannot wait till they arrive ....woohoo!
Shaz (silverwolf) has some fantastic easel cards on her blog at the moment and Shaz in Oz has a new technique using her brayer ....phew ! busy or wot .

 I am delighted to see I have a few new followers ....thank you so much and welcome.
I am off now to make some more cards ....trying to catch up with these other ladies ! xx

Thanks for dropping by

Eileen xx

Tuesday 11 January 2011

Lavinia Stamps, Adirondak Ink Pads and My Brayer.

Hello, I have had the most super day today, making a mess while playing with my Brayer and lots of stamps and ink pads. I feel really relaxed after a very busy few days.

 This card is a bit bright and that reflects my mood !
I have used Pepper Red and Sunshine Yellow Adirondack Inks and  all the images are from the Lavinia Stamps range. Gorgeous stamps, please have a  look at Tracey's work and shop HERE.

I only use my Brayer with the Matt card stock from Lavinia Stamps or the Silk card stock from Clarity Stamping.

I find I get a nice smooth finish with no lines as long as I remember to 'flick' my Brayer and do not overload it with ink, as with all things in life 'little and often' is best!

I have also inked the edges of the card with the Red Pepper ink, applied with Cut and Dry foam.
 The 'cracked ice' or 'water' effect was achieved by inking the brayer right on it's edge with Pitch Black Adirondack Ink, so that you get just a tiny very thin line right around your brayer then flick it over your art work as many times as you like till you are happy with the image. BE BRAVE!  lol!

The Chinese words on the die cut say 'Double Happiness' and it is a Punch that I have had for a few years!

Thanks for looking today and many thanks  for the lovely comments  and e-mails you are leaving about my is very much appreciated.
Eileen x

Sunday 9 January 2011

Woodware Bauble and a LOTV stamp with Copics and Polychromos Pencils

Hi, just a quick post to show you two Christmas cards, but first, I just want to say a massive thank you to all of you who sent me e-mails and left kind messages and comments along with your warmest wishes ...what a lovely lot you are. xxx

Jacqui and Karen your cards are beautiful and will be treasured forever!

The Woodware Bauble card was inspired by a card that Karen (my best crafty mate) received from her mum, Joyce, at Christmas. Joyce  is a very talented parchment crafter, her work is outstanding.

I have stamped and embossed the image with a Versamark pad and white embossing powder on to black card-stock and then covered it with blingy stuff !. It was a very easy card to make.

The other card today is another 'cute' card! The image is 'James with Presents' from the Lili Of The Valley range.
 Stamped using a black Memento Ink pad (the only pad I use with my Copics, as other inks can damage them) and  coloured with Copic Markers then shaded with Polychromos Pencils.

Check out this blog to see 'how to'! The Cats Whiskers brill site! This is my first attempt with these pencils and I plan to have another go later today if I get time!

Thanks for looking today

Be back soon..... Eileen xx