Wednesday, 25 November 2015

It's Been a While !

I just realised how long it's been since my last post on here, apologies and thank you for continuing to visit my Blog. 

Life has been very hectic over the past few weeks, some good and some bad stuff going on. We returned from a lovely vacation only to find that our central heating boiler wouldn't work, no heating or hot water was a bit of a shock to the system after experiencing the lovely warm Florida weather, especially when the temperatures plummeted last weekend.  Happy to report that the boiler is now fixed - although it did take 9 days for the repairs to be carried out.

Well, enough of my woes, I have a new project to share with you at last.  Whilst I have made quite a lot of Christmas cards already for this year, I do still need to make a few more.  Today's project is one of the cards I made since arriving home.

I vowed not to add any more stamps to my vast Christmas stamps collection, but when I spotted the set of Inkadinkado stamps containing this gorgeous wreath, I just had to have it.  In fact I've used all four of the stamps in the set and I love them all, so I'm mighty pleased that I weakened and did buy it.

The wreath image was stamped onto a piece of heavy weight watercolour paper using Versafine black ink.  I then used my Ranger Distress Ink pens to colour the image.  After colouring the wreath I used a gold Wink of Stella pen to colour the frame and applied clear WoS to the uncoloured areas.  The whole thing sparkles like mad in bright light, but it's not easy to capture in a photograph.  I am pleased at how 3D it looks after colouring.

Finally I cut out the image taking care to cut around the leaves overlapping the frame, and then attached it to a C6 base card. The sentiment was added using a stamp from the SU! Sassy Salutations set.

I hope you like my latest project, thanks for visiting.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Happy Birthday Dad x

Good Morning all.  Today my gorgeous Dad is celebrating his 89th Birthday Whooo Hoooo !  Sadly I won't be seeing him on his Special Day as I'll be travelling, but hope to be with him tomorrow.

Here's the card I made especially for him

I first created a background directly onto a 6x6 basecard using Brusho Acrylic Shimmer Spray, spritzing lightly.  I then cut a rectangle of corrugated Kraft card on which I'd previously stamped randomly using black ink.

After attaching the corrugated panel to the front of the card I attached a smaller rectangle of white card onto which I stamped the Happy Birthday from a SU! Sassy Salutations stamp set using Memento ink.  

This simple design is perfect for a man's card I think.

Thanks for dropping by today to see my latest project.  I'm now looking forward to spending time with my Dad to belatedly celebrate his Birthday over the next few days.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Snowflakes Christmas

Hi folks, I've got another Christmas card to share with you today, once again crafting with my pal Kathy (the Purple Princess) using her stash.

Materials used:
  • Stampendous large snowflake stamp
  • Dylan Reaveley 'Stocking Fillers' stamp set - smaller snowflake and sentiment
  • Background created using Acrylic paints and Gelli Plate
  • Stardust Stickles to highlight

And now since it is What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday here is the work desk I'm currently sharing with the Purple Princess

Brush Pine Christmas

Hi there Blogger friends, just a quick post from me, sharing a Christmas card I made whilst crafting with my pal kathy (aka Purple Princess)

Using Kathy's stash I created a background using Distress Inks  before overs tamping the Pine Brush image with a slightly darker DI.  I added touches of Stickles to bring a little sparkle to the image.

Materials used :

  • Penny Black Brush Pine stamp
  • Distress Inks - Fired Brick and Barn Door (applied using a blender tool) Crushed Olive
  • Dylan Reaveley  'Stocking Fillers' stamp set (snowflakes used)
  • Crushed Olive DI used to create a slightly larger layer from white card stock
  • Stickles - Platinum and Stardust to add sparkle

I'll be entering this for :-

  1. Creative Inspiration - Challenge 334 - Sparkle
  2. City Crafter - Challenge 286 - Getting Ready for Christmas

I hope you've enjoyed your visit to Stamping Grandma's crafty space and today's project, thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Entering a Rudolph Day Challenge

Happy Tuesday dear Blogger friends, I wonder if you are like some of my crafting pals and have already made more Christmas cards than they need for this year.  Or are you like me and still busy trying to catch up and get enough made during the next couple of weeks before we actually get to December.

That said, I've been a little busy over the last couple of days crafting with my pal Kathy (aka the Purple Princess) and made four festive cards which are also perfect to enter a Rudolph Day Challenge which is to use the same image on all of them.

Here's all four together

.... and for a closer look

Materials used :

  • Inkadinkado 'Evergreen Holiday' stamp set
  • Sentiment - My Sentiments Exactly set
  • Distress Ink pens
  • Derwent Inktense Blocks
  • Stickles - green, platinum and star dust

I'm entering the following challenges with my cards

I hope you've enjoyed seeing today's project, I'm happy as I now have another four cards in my Christmas stock.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Mini Canvas Playtime

Happy first of November dear Blogger friends, my how this year is flying by - very scary !

Today's project is a mini canvas, decorated during a fun crafting session with my pal Kathy (aka The Purple Princess).

I love this Tim Holtz mini robots set and couldn't wait to ink it up after buying it recently at Violettes Scrapbook Store in Lakeland, Florida.

Materials used:
3" square canvas
Stampers Anomymous 'Mini Robots' stamp set
Stampers Anonymous 'Random Thoughts' stamp set
Visible Image 'Flower INKognito' stamp
White Gesso
Platinum Liquid Pearls
Platinum Stickles
Tim Holtz idea-ology Linen Ribbon
Sparkly Button tied on with twine
Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Weathered Wood, Dusty Concorde and Hickory Smoke

If you would like to see what Kathyk did with hers then pop over to her blog here, any time after 08:15 GMT.