Sunday, 31 January 2016

Little Bit of Gossip

Hi Everyone,

I love this image so much, I think I have probably coloured it in most colour combos now. I decided to make it into a little easel card this time.

I used LOTV papers layered onto teal blue card although the light makes it look black :( The image is coloured with Promarkers and the wings have lots of WoS of course ! Then all I added was a Memory Box butterfly and a doily, the little flowers were done with a Woodware punch. The little teal and aqua pearls I bought from someone on a FB group.

I thought I would also show you one of first attempts at enamelling which I started recently

This was fired onto a copper blank using translucent powder and millefiori 'slices' I'm pleased with it but know I have to do some practising as at the moment I cant seem to figure out how to stop it shrinking slightly from the edges and looking a little distressed. I have found some colours do this a lot more than others so its a case of trial and error really.....

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend with lots of crafting !
Kaz x

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Gorgeous Bride - All dressed Up

My first card today is using a lovely free All Dressed Up digi stamp - Gorgeous Bride, she was lovely to colour. I used Promarkers/Spectrum Noirs and of course added lots of Wink of Stella (you might have noticed I add that to practically every card I make now I LOVE it) to the flowers, the bow on her dress and the veil you can just make it out in the first darker pic.
The papers used are from a BoBunny pad free with a magazine and the flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. Ribbon and lace from my stash. Sentiment is Clearly Besotted.

After a lot of deliberation (talking myself out of it lol) I have decided to enter this in the All Dressed Up Blog Challenge/DT call that is on at the moment. edited: Seems I deliberated a little too long as I missed the closing by 10 mins boohoo....

Will be back with another card in a bit,
Kaz x

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Broken resolution already !

Hi Everyone,
Well I have broken my second New Years resolution already which was that I would post on here daily...oops :(  Having a few health issues at the moment and my motivation is suffering a bit but hubby says I need to spend time in my craft room and relax so who am I to argue lol

I did manage to sit down at the beginning of the week and make a few cards so here is the first one

This card is made using 'Ralph - Par-fect Day' from Digistamp Boutique, I love these images and have a few of them, they are wonderful to colour and this one also comes with a great sentiment 'Have a Par-fect Day' although I haven't used it on this card.
I used Promarkers/Spectrum Noirs to colour and the papers are LOTV (such a shame they have decided to stop selling their paper pads :( ) The little tag shape sentiment is from which is a brilliant company for individual sentiments, personalised ones etc

My next card is another DB image, this time a christmas one 'Snow Family'

Not a brilliant photo but you can make out a bit of the sparkle on there, the image was coloured with Promarkers and I added Diamond Stickles to the snow and presents, Wink of Stella was used on their hats and scarves and also on the white snowflake.
The snowflake dies I used are from Clearly Besotted as is the sentiment which I heat embossed in silver superfine WOW powder. The papers are Pink Petticoat and ribbon and pearls from my stash.

Next I made a couple of quick male cards for my box at my slimming group...

I had been diecutting some star flourishes and these stars are the 'waste' I had put them in a little pot on my desk and then I saw these Clearly Besotted sentiments when I was looking through my stash for something else, twenty minutes later I had made these two lol

I made up a couple of A6 card bases with some royal blue card I bought on Ebay, the stitched rectangle die used is an MFT blueprint one, the sentiments are stamped with pigment ink then clear embossed and I have added a touch of Wink of Stella to the stars for a bit of sparkle.
I always struggle with male cards but I was actually really pleased with how these turned out, a nice quick and simple card, I just hope they dont look a bit too simple !

Well if you are still here with me after all that waffle thank you so much for looking and if you can bear any more I will be back later with a few more cards ;)

Kaz x

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Fishing with Jake

At Christmas I treated myself to quite a few digi stamps from Di's Digis and this is one of them 'Fishing with Jake'...he is so cute, I made this card for my friends little boy who just turned two. His daddy is a keen fisherman and although Kieran is a little bit young to go along yet I'm sure it wont be long !
I used Promarkers to colour and the papers are LOTV/Nitwits, the Happy Birthday sentiment is from Clearly Besotted as is the flag die.

I hope you like my card today,

Kaz x

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Easter Chick

I know its a bit early for easter yet but I found this magazine freebie stamp when I was sorting through a box today and as easter always comes up quickly and catches me unawares (I only give out a couple of cards each year, to my in-laws and our grandaughter) I thought I would use it straight away.
I used paper by Pink Petticoat now sadly closed and a woodware punch for the flowers, the sentiment is Clearly Besotted and I have used ribbon I found on Ebay.

If I'm totally honest I wasn't too happy with my colouring here, I was trying to create a cloudy feel to the sky but instead it just looks patchy...more practice needed !

Thanks to you all for your lovely comments I really appreciate every one of them,

See you soon,
Kaz x

Sunday, 3 January 2016

1st Christmas Card of 2016 !

First of all I would like to say thank you for the brilliant welcome to blogging and for all the lovely comments I have received, also thanks to Marianne of Mariannes Craftroom for putting the 'word out' I have lots of new followers already, I'm over the moon !

Anyway on to my card, during my tidy up in my craft room today I found this Memory Box die-cut still on my desk so thought I would make this quick card to start off the 2016 Christmas box !
I have simply mounted it on to navy PMD card which I then added to a 6 x 6 card base. I used a white gel pen for snow (I think I went a bit mad with that though lol) and stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment using black versafine.

I hope you like my card today and now I'm off to visit some more of your lovely blogs,

Back soon,
Kaz x

Friday, 1 January 2016

Be gentle with me !

After making a New Year's resolution for the last 2 years to start my blog finally I managed it !
It will be a massive learning curve though so I hope anyone who happens to look in will be gentle with me. 

My first card of the new year is a girly one using a Tiddly Inks stamp that was a magazine freebie. I have used Promarkers/Spectrum Noirs to colour and the papers are echo park 'Bundle of Joy'. The sentiment is a Clearly Besotted one from the 'many mini messages' set.

Tomorrow is going to be spent doing a bit of re-organisation in my craft room so I will be back with another card when I'm done.

Thank you so much for looking,
Kaz x