Saturday, 31 January 2015

Special Day

I bought my first JustRite stamps last year...and now seem to be a little bit addicted to them.
Nestabilities that have sat looking sad for a very long time are now seeing a bit of action at last!

When I first looked at JustRite I found them a bit expensive compared to other brands but recently they seem to have come down a lot in price, as have Spellbinders dies, so I've been snapping up some bargains.
(I've been too busy to craft/ blog but online shopping; I'll always find the time for that apparently)

The patterned paper here is 'Helen' by Melissa Frances.
The stamp is from 'Grand Birthday Sentiments', the dies are Labels One and Scalloped Labels One.

I inked through the die using Inkylicious ink dusters, it's more subtle than a foam applicator and gives a speckled effect. I like the 'solid' look you achieve with a foam applicator and distress inks, but the ink dusters are much quicker and easier to use, I think. No risk of the applicator lines that you can sometimes get.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Last of the Christmas 2014 cards

This was one I made with someone particular in mind, I knew it would be just their style.
The reindeer head was a wooden blank and I used several layers of pewter embossing powder before finally dabbing over with a charcoal ink-pad.

The background was white shimmer-card that I stamped with a large sentiment stamp from Chloe's Creative Cards and heat embossed white. Label dies are Spellbinders.

This next card is more or less identical to one I made for my parents, blogged last month, I just altered the colour scheme a bit (and the wording, obviously).

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Deck The Halls

I'm late posting these, obviously, but they might inspire for next year!

I used a Tonic die for the sentiment, off-set layering to make a shadow effect.
The embossing folder was a magazine freebie and I added Glamour Dust in places.
I ended up making several of these, some with gold layers and some with silver.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

You Make Me Smile

Things have calmed down a little bit now. I'm not crafting every day but I need to get back in my routine!

This was the card we made at craft club today, although everyone did their own version; different colours and sentiments. It's lovely to see the variations and ideas, they are a fab bunch of ladies.

It's a 6 x 6 card-blank and we folded the left-hand side back on itself.
The sentiment stamp is from a Justrite set, paper is old SU.

I seem to still be having issues with my photo editing, I've switched from Microsoft to a MacBook and you know what they say about old dogs and new tricks...

In memory of L.M. who often made me smile.xx.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

No posts (again!)

Due to an unfortunate accident I am unable to craft or blog at the moment.
Hopefully back soon.