Friday, 14 September 2012

Today's the day!!!!!

Good morning all! Well today's the day - It's Friday, It's 11 o'clock and its a Sheenathon! (Create and Craft Freeview 36)

Hopefully you have the remote at the ready or, for the more technologically minded, your recording device of choice set. This card has been made combining elements from 2 of the new sketchy stamps, Our house and Postbox:

The 8 x 8 card has been water-coloured using Whisper pens. I hopefully will be back in time to catch the live shows this afternoon - assuming of course there are any stamps left... I have my doubts!

Take care and thank you for all your support this week!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Sneaky peek Number 4!!!

Well, this week is flying by and tomorrow is D-Day! I have had great fun with these new sketchy stamps from Sheena Douglass. Today 2 cards using separate elements from the same set -  Christmas is on its way:

I hadn't made a rocker card before so this was definitely playing and I am delighted to report that it does rock! The base is made using centura pearl card painted using pourables. The image is coloured using Whisper pens I have used some flower-soft on the tree.

 The second card from the same set is a quick make. The back is embossed Centura Pearl card and the image is coloured with promarkers. The only addition is a tiny letter to Santa and a bow...

Hope you are all having a crafty week! xxx

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Day 3 and sneaky peek 3!

Well good afternoon folks - hopefully these scheduled blogs are working...

I love the versatility of these new Sheena sketchy stamps that are being launched on Friday 14th September on Create and Craft ( according to the schedule as I write this is billed as Sheena's half price show at 11 a.m.) New stamps in a half price show?!!! Wow...

Today's card has been given a decoupage makeover:

Three stamps this time - The Winter Sheep, Our House and the Snowman. In each there is one layer of decoupage and they are encased in 5 inch boxes made with my trusty ultimate pro. For once I have used both sides of the Centura pearl - the right side for the boxes and the wrong side for the images which have been stamped and then water-coloured using Whisper pens. Glitter and iced diamonds complete the wintery feel. Below is a close up of one of the boxes.

Hope you approve and I hope the samples are giving some idea of the usability of these new sets

Until tomoz - xxxx

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Day 2 of Sneaky peeks of Sheena's new sketchy stamps

Today I am going to try a monochrome theme  using 2 of the new sketchy stamps being launched by Sheena D on Friday 14th September.

First off what can be more festive than mistletoe? This stamp is great and I loved the striking end result of this card:

The mistletoe has been stamped with Adirondack Pitch Black  on 5 x 5 centura pearl and edged with distress ink (black soot). The mistletoe border has been embossed using WOW opaque white on black card which has been edged using a Krylon pen.

For the second card I have used the winter sheep set. Whilst this image can be Christmassed I think the monochrome makes it suitable for male relatives or perhaps even a sympathy / condolences card?:

The main image has been stamped using black archival onto cream watercolour card. The shading has been added with black soot distress ink and water. The background is made using Sheena's wood grain embossing folder and the whole thing finished with a flourish!!

Ta da! - ( Just like this post!) Have a great evening xx

Monday, 10 September 2012

Can it get any better?- New Sketchy stamps from Sheena!!!!

Hello folks

Well this post is a first in a couple of ways:

My first sneak peek of Sheena's new Sketchy stamps that launch on Friday  and
My first go at scheduling a whole week of posts - I will definitely need your good wishes if this is going to work!

Though some of the stamps have a wintery feel they are versatile and to give a flavour I have decided to go with the Robins.

( I was so pleased that Sheena added this to the selection I spent ages looking for a natural looking robin last year - I even resorted to trying a freehand version with very dubious results!)

Anyway cutting the waffle - here goes:

I have stayed with a traditional feel here - the holly, bow and sentiment are all part of the set and the nest? Well, look closely and you might spot that it is made from the twiggy part of Sheena's paint fusion set!

The whole thing is done on Crafters Companion watercolour card and painted using a mixture of walnut stain distress ink, whisper pens and Luminarte pourables.

However for the second I had a bit of a play....

In this card I have again used the paint fusion wreath set in conjunction with another robin from the stamp set, the bow stamp has been transformed with a gingham makeover. The tiny daisies in the Paint Fusion daisy set  are used for decoration and, as any fusioneer will tell you, are uber easy to paint!  The robin has been done with promarkers this time on Neenah card. The whole thing has this been matted onto coordinating card-stock for a spring/ summery feel.

Have a great week - please check back as I will be posting different samples each day. By now Sheena no doubt has had another successful day on Create and Craft  and we can all look forward to another Sheenathon on Friday 14th September!

Friday, 7 September 2012

Craft Barn fun

Hello - well, I have been a busy bunny with new samples for next week but more of that on Monday   :-). Today's post is  about an amazing blog candy prize on the blog of my local craft store, The Craft Barn in Lingfield. Not only are the team really helpful and the shop crammed full of goodies, they also provide a  husband creche !!!

Look at this load to lovely stash!

Oh wouldn't it be lovely to win it ...- fingers crossed!

Have a crafty weekend xxx