Monday, 15 February 2016

A Crazy Little Bird Told Me

Happy Monday dear blogging friends, the start of a new week and I do hope it's going to be a good one for us all. 

I've just returned from visiting my son for a few days, so nice to spend time with him.  It also meant I had a chance to meet up with my crafting pal Lauren and to visit That's Crafty in Romford which was great fun  - and there were a few goodies which just had to come home with me oopsie !

Good to be home with my stash once again though and I have a number of ideas for new projects buzzing around in my head - and a few new items in my stash to play with !

Now onto the project I'm sharing with you today.  Another of our pals had a birthday in January and this is the card I made for him.

The Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps and dies are just perfect for creating a male card I think, I also used the Crazy Things stamps and dies for the different elements and the Crazy Talk stamps for the sentiments. 

I coloured the images using Distress Inks and ProMarkers and added Glossy Accents on the hat band and spectacles. 

The background was created using two stamps from the Stampers Anonymous Slight Alterations set, plus the dots stamp from the SU! Endless Birthday Wishes set, all stamped using DIs.

I hope you enjoyed today's project, thanks for visiting.

Friday, 12 February 2016

First Birthday Card For 2016 !

Hi there dear blogging friends, it's been such a long time since I posted anything here.  Life just got very busy and complicated since my last post in November 2015 and during the past couple of months I found it difficult to find the time to craft let alone keep my Blog up to date.  I do thank you all for still visiting and apologise for the fact that there was nothing new for you to see !   

Now we are into a new year and my Dad is getting back to good health, I'm hoping to post on here a little more often and more regularly.

I have managed to do a little crafting recently and have some new projects to share with you. Today I have the first Birthday card I made at the start of the year to share with you.

As I was looking through my stamp stash whilst making Christmas cards I found this lovely Lili of the Valley handbags stamp which hadn't been inked yet, perfect to use for my project. 

The image was stamped using Versafine black ink onto Crafters Companion watercolour card and coloured with Spectrum Aqua Pens and a water brush.  I added clear Wink of Stella pen over parts of the image and also touches of Startdust Stickles to give it a bit of bling. 

The sentiment is from the SU! Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set, stamped using SU! Raspberry Ripple ink, I also dragged the ink around the edges of the sentiment layer before attaching to the card.  With the sentiment stamp lightly inked, I gently touched parts of the stamp around the edges of the main image layer to create the impression of a frame.

Starting with a 6x6 base card I cut away part of the front to create a slightly different shaped card.  I used some magazine freebie papers for the background on the front and more inside, attached the image layer onto a scrap of SU! colours cardstock before placing onto the front, with part of it overhanging the cut away edge.

My pal loved the card and I hope you've enjoyed seeing it today too.

Thanks for dropping by to check out what I've been creating, I do hope to see you here again soon.