Thursday, 30 August 2012

A final bit of bloggery and sneaky peeks before lift off

Good evening and soz for the lateness of the blog today: I was off having fun at GMEX  with a crafty pal having been fortunate enough to win a pair of complimentary tickets on Jak Heath's blog - thanks again Jak!
But I digress! So tonight to make amends 2 peeks: They are both aperture cards (my first attempts at such a style so be gentle with me!) and made using a corruption of the caught in crystal technique using PVA instead.

The first is using the Flying Colours  set and the second the Hidden Fairies set of Sheena's.

Just in case anyone hasn't picked this up you can see Sheena demoing these on C&C tomorrow at 
10, 1 and 6.

Have a great evening guys x

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Good morning world its a brand new day!!

and time for another sneaky peek of Sheena's new silhouette stamps that launch Friday. Today'd offering is using the Pinescape set teamed with Luminarte pourables - distress inks and a little acrylic paint!

The pourables have been used on the backing paper which started life as a piece of silver paper and to thin down the white acrylic that makes the snow..You may also see a hint of shimmer spray (blue pearl) in the night sky.

Hope that you approve - and once  again thank you to everyone who has taken the time to comment xxx

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Sheena's new silhouette stamps - a kaleidoscope of butterflies!

Good evening peoples!

Today's sneaky peek is from another of Sheena's new stamp plates that launch on Friday on Create and Craft (10a.m. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. if the schedule hasn't changed overnight.) Today I have chosen another favourite from the Flying Colours stamp set - this has THE most gorgeous and big dragonflies and butterflies.

The card is totally painted with Luminarte pourables  and one butterfly has then been picked out with 3D Lacquer - I had great fun masking and stamping to produce this kaleidoscope of butterflies! What you don't really pick up in the pic is the blingy shimmer - but, hopefully it'll be easier to see on TV?

Hope that you like and, as always thank you for taking the time to comment - have a fab evening! 

Monday, 27 August 2012

A most excellent morning to you! Sneaky Peek 1.

I love it when I get new goodies to share with you and today is definitely a red letter day in that regard! Our Sheena has not only some fantastic new silhouette stamps coming your way but is introducing some new Luminarte lovelies - Pourables.. believe me, these are blingy and play very nicely with H20's and radiant rains. I have been a happy happy bunny this week :-)

Without further ado here is today's card made with the fairies set of the new stamps and featuring the  pourables which mix easily so I was able to make this gorgeous teal blue and they go a long, long way. The ribbon was also tinted with them. This is an 8 x 8 card so the stamps are very sizeable. The corner scroll is great and, as with all of Sheena's stamp sets each plate is crammed full!:

Sheena will be on Create and Craft for what promise to be some great technique shows on Friday 31st August - best book the TV remote now :-)

Have a great day! xx

Monday, 13 August 2012

Final sneak peek of the new Sheena stamps

Well house is now straight after my visitors - if somewhat quiet without the children! Sheena's show times on Create and Craft have been altered slightly and you can catch her shows at  8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday 14th August.

For my final sneak peeks I have chosen the sledging boy and back to the little one on the Trike. This time I have teamed them up with Core'dinations embossed Christmas range. The little boy is stamped onto Neenah and coloured with alcohol markers with just a hint of flowersoft polar white

The Ho Ho Ho backing is the sentiment stamp that is on this stamp plate too.

The little one on the Trike is also on Neenah and coloured with alcohol markers. and matted onto 2 circles of Christmas Core'dinations. The lace edging is coloured with alcohol markers to tone and the edge is my faithful tumbled glass distress ink.

I have had a quick peak at the stock lists for the shows and there are also Sheena's Silhouette stamps so at least she'll have something to play with when these sell out ( I think they are going to be popular!)

Monday's nearly over and the weekend is one day nearer!

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Lazy Saturday afternoon anyone?

Hi folks - well supermarket and iron pile conquered and now for a lazy Saturday afternoon :-) Thought I'd share a couple more sneak peeks of Sheena's stamps that launch Monday and Tuesday on C&C. The first one is the little girl this time with the Christmas Wreath Paint Fusion stamp set:

The image was stamped onto Neenah and coloured with promarkers and surrounded by Sheena's PF Christmas Wreath elements painted with Pebeo acrylic paint. The edges were then distressed using Forest Pine.

The second card is a variation on the little girl with the tricycle completed using inktense pencils and made into shaker style topper. I have to say I was quite fond of this result.. maybe less cute? I don't know, but would be pleased to know your reaction!

Hope your Saturday is superbly chilled :-) xx

Friday, 10 August 2012

A sunny good morning from me!

Thought I would share a couple of sneaky peeks today to celebrate a sunny Friday. I have gone for  one with the little boy on a sled and a monochrome one of yesterdays little girl. I am sure that you are going to have fun playing with these adorable images from Sheena!

This little chap is stamped on CC water colour card and coloured using my ol faithful Whisper pens. The background is tumbled glass distress ink. The backing card has been given a spray of CC's Spray and Sparkle iridescent glitter spray to complement the rainbow mirri used as a mat.

The second card is also a monochrome theme:

Again CC Watercolour card  but this time stamped in Stone Grey Stazon and shaded using a Charcoal grey Inktense pencil . The heart is glazed in glossy accents and matted onto red mirri. A wrap of snowfall acetate and a red bow completes the card: Perhaps an option for those not keen on colouring?

Have fun today and don't forget your sunscreen! xxx

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Glorious sunshine - it must be Christmas crafting!

Good morning all,
Well what a glorious day! I am sporting some sunburn from a day at the Olympic park and watching the hockey - though I think my niece and nephews were equally impressed with the Olympic size MacDonalds on the site and the amount of people - coming from Shetland it was 10 times the  population of Lerwick!

Anyway I have digressed today's offering is using the little girl from Sheena's up and coming new stamps launching on C&C next week : Monday 13th at 9 p.m. and Tuesday 14th at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.  I have kept it simple here as the image is so appealing! Whisper watercolour pens on  CC watercolour card and a few baubles on the tree added using acrilyc paint and the wrong end of the paint brush, The addition of some peel off corners that were lurking in my stash completes the picture:

Have a great Thursday: I'm off to tackle the ironing pile before sneaking in some more Christmas crafting this afternoon! xxx

Monday, 6 August 2012

Christmas Sketchies from Sheena D :-)

Hello all - well  roll on next week  (13th / 14th August  Create and Craft)  cos if you like Sheena's sketchies range I predict that you will fall in love with these new winter/ Christmas themed images... I could play for ever!

I have chosen an adorable little Christmas fairy on a tricycle for my first sneak peek. She reminded me of my niece at the age of three who wore her sparkly pink fairy outfit with everything including welly boots - invariably on the wrong feet - definitely a magical memory. So in her honour this was dedicated to all things pink and sparkly!!

Have a wonderful evening all x