Sunday, 21 December 2014

Partridge in (and out) of a pear tree!!

Hi all,
Just popping in to show you a card and tag I made for the monthly swap at That Craft Place Natter and Chatter group on FB.
The theme was the 12 days of Christmas and I knew exactly which stamps I was going to use.
Now I have to tell you that this isn't the first attempt - no sireee! The first three went in the bin!
Yikes - thought I would never get there - but inevitably I did so here it is!
I have coloured them with Distress Ink Markers and Distress Ink pads using my stencil brushes. When someone says all stencil brushes are the same - trust me they are wrong - these stencil brushes are THE best brushes I have ever used - so much so that I have two sets (and seriously thinking of making it three in the New Year!!)
Once I had done all the colouring I took my pics and then looked at them and thought, damn, that partridge looks lost in that tree - poor little thing I can hardly see him!
Ping! Light bulb moment - emboss him!!
So out with my embossing pen and my clear embossing powder and TaDa!!
Aha, THERE he is! Lol
I also added some glamour dust to the berries and the tree but it doesn't really show up on the pics. Boo!!
Aah that's better - you can see it now!
Thanks for stopping by.
I would just like to take this opportunity to wish you all, my friends and my followers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Ever so blue - but a happy return!

Hello lovelies
Well now isn't this a surprise?
 Susie decided to change the challenge around a bit and call it Tilda and Friends and asked me if I wanted to come back to the DT.
Well I thought about it for a while (I think it was a nano-second) and I said yes.
Well it would be rude to say no now wouldn't it? hehehehe
So, now you can use any image you like to enter the challenges.  The only stipulation is that the image you use must be a rubber stamped image - NO DIGIS.
So, without further ado, let's get on shall we?
For this challenge we are sponsored by none other than:
Simon Says Stamp
and the fantastic prize on offer is:
(excluding postage)
So here is the card I made:
I decided that as they haven't been used in simply ages I would root out my Anya stamps.
I have used one of the Miss Anya Scarves set.
The image is coloured with my Spectrum Noir pencils.
The background is done with shaving foam and distress inks.
A cool trick I learnt from Barbara Gray at Clarity Stamp and I will definitely be doing more of these.
The Christmas Tree is a Clarity Stamp which you can find here as is the sentiment which is here.
The fabulous Happy Christmas ribbon is of course Exclusively from Crafty Ribbons and you can find that here.
The sweet little snowflakes are from my local craft shop.
I also added some holographic embossed snowflakes in the background but I'm not sure they show up very much. hey ho.
So there you go, my first card for the Tilda and Friends challenge.
Can't wait to see your fabulous entries.