Monday, 31 October 2011

Hello fusion stamps, I've missed you!

A trip to the garden centre and a gasp at the price of the Christmas decorations inspired my latest playing.

Nordic style card
I said I would post the recipe for making it so here goes:

8x8 card blank
7.5 x7.5 square of pine card or paper
Silver mirri card
Piece of red /white checked cloth or paper ( I got a BARGAIN roll of something called DRAP - a disposable fabric place setting from CARGO on Saturday)
Bit of red ribbon
3 buttons and bakers twine
White, forest green and red pebeo paint
Silver krylon pen for edging or embossing powder

I stamped Sheena's Christmas tree in green staz-on onto the fabric and then filled in the whole thing with red paint. Enough of the green was still showing through for me to go over the outline in white with a fine brush. The Christmas branch was from the same stamp set and painted using white and green with the half inch brush. The tree decs were added with Cosmic Shimmer pearlised PVA but any embellies would do. Stitches round the edge of the red gingham are "oh so simple"; a short white dash with shorter black line on each end. Ribbon was added then three buttons threaded with a bakers twine bow  and stuck on with pin-flair glue. The whole thing was then mounted  onto a silver mirri square using stick and stay.

The topper was stuck onto a square of pine paper that had been edged in silver and put onto  the card blank.

Finally, the greeting was embossed onto a strip of the same pine backing paper and attached  - with a bow.

I hope that makes sense but do ask any questions if you need to.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Day 5 Sneaky Peek - Just Pining...!

Thought I would post two cards made from the Pine tree stamp set (Sheena's sketchy stamps know, the ones that launch Sunday....have I mentioned that before??)

The first one... Pines on pine - the idea just appealed to me and the second has more of that vintage , shabby chic thing going on. 

Have a crafty day! xx

(me? I'm off to have a large, wake-me-up coffee!)

Pines on Pine

Vintage Pine

Thursday, 27 October 2011

I think today deserves to be marked with a second sneaky peek at the new Sheena sketchy stamps!

Hi folks - well, Sheena has received my very first ever batch of samples and the lady from del-monte, she says yes! I am so pleased that she is pleased that I thought I'd celebrate with a second sneaky peek at the her new set of sketchy stamps. This offering is using  the tree and wild flower set on a background made by printing on plain card with a cello bag and then going a bit crazy with pumice, stormy sky and crushed velvet distress inks.

As always please leave a comment I love hearing what you think! More tomorrow  (and only 3 sleeps left till launch!).

G'day Mates!! - Sneaky Peek Day 4, Sheena Douglass sketchy stamps

Well G'day Mates! Today's sneaky peek at the talented Sheena Douglass's sketchy stamps has a distinctly antipodean feel. (I couldn't resist getting out the ol' acrylic paints any longer! There's also a little attempt at brayering going on. :-))

On the main image I used the wild-flower set and big and juicy ink-pad, in foliage, in the background. The flowers are embossed with Sheena's WOW  powders - gold glitter. Turned out OK I think...but would love to know what you think.

Have a crafty day! xx

Sheena Douglass "A little bit sketchy" launches Sunday 30 October

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

My really is day 3!!

Where does the time go? It is gone midnight so it really is time for sneaky peak number three! Today's offering not only features Sheena's wonderful new stamp set (roll on Sunday... I will be avidly watching  Sheena's demo's)  but also Sheena's WOW powders... the superfine rich gold was used to emboss some REALLY garish skeleton leaves (that I am at a loss to explain why I bought them...) quite incredibly, it worked

Please let me know what you think xx

Easel card using Sheena's sketchy stamps launching Sunday 

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

creative chaos....

I have just surveyed the chaos of my dining room table... oh dear...

I blame Sheena! :-)

Day 2 Sheena sketchy stamps sneaky peek!

Thank you for the lovely comments that you left me here and on facebook; folks have been very kind.

I was (almost) tempted to post a pic of the creative chaos that used to be my dining table (!) but even being so close to Halloween I really don't think it's kind of me to scare folks like that ... but musing on the dining table chaos led to thoughts of food and then to, today my sneaky peek is an old kitchen tile. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think, thanks

Day 2 Sneaky peek Sheena's Sketchy Stamps

I'm off to have a peek at what amazing offerings Sheena and the design team have posted today so, till tomorrow!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Be gentle with me!

Hi there,

Well WHAT a year! Not only has my passion for crafting been all consuming but I was recently honoured to be asked to join the design team for the most amazingly talented Sheena Douglass!

So deep breath.... ( and please be gentle with me crafty fusioneer pals!) here is my first sneeky peep of the incredible new set of sketchy stamps - it is fair to say that I have been crafting like a good-un with my head buzzing with inspiration...I know that you are going to LOVE them.

Check out Sheena's blog too !

Happy crafting