Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Happy Birthday!

I love playing with distress inks & fussy cutting. The cat, dog, bee, butterfly & tree were paper pieced and the flowers, sky & grass were coloured using distress inks. I've highlighted the flight paths, the bees wings & the birds on the patterned paper with glitter glue and I've only used one Promarker to stripe the bee. The flower stamps come in parts, so each one is unique.


Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters in the 'Burbs, Jessie's ABCs, Gnome Sweet Gnome
Paper:  White card from stash, Dovecraft Back to Basics II, Docrafts Woodland Folk, Papermania Birdsong
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Stormy Sky
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, Glitter glue, Stickles, Gems
Promarkers: Black

Thanks for dropping by, bee happy :)

Friday, 8 June 2012

Chrysanthemum maybe

I had so much fun making the flower, but I'm not sure of its classification, chrysanthemum maybe. Every card needs a bit of sparkle & the glitter glue catches the light even in this low light situation. I adore this flocked patterned paper, it was difficult cutting it but it had to be done (I'll just have to buy some new ones). This was my first time embossing on vellum & my only purple ink was a colorbox chalk so I had to work very fast! (Must get a more suitable ink for embossing)

Here's a close up of the flower in better light conditions.

Lawnscaping Challenge #35: Use patterned paper 
Going Buggy June Challenge: Make a card using one colour
Young Crafters Unite Challenge #10: Flowers or flower image


Stamps: Lawn Fawn Jessie's ABCs
Punches: Various sizes Daisy punch
Paper:  White card & vellum from stash, Doodlebug Designs flocked paper
Ink: Colorbox Queue Misty Meadows
Embellishments: Purple gems, clear embossing powder, iridescent glitter glue

Thanks for dropping by, hope you enjoyed your visit.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Good Luck!

The Leaving Certificate Exams started today & I wanted to wish everyone Good Luck especially Dee. May you have the correct answers to all the questions you are asked! 

I've been seeing spots and dots all over the place & I wanted to give it a go. For Going Buggy's 'Make a card using one colour', I've used lots of lucky green & a punch-art* four leaf clover.  In total, I've only used 3 promarkers to colour all the cardstock, with some peeled paint distress ink for the stamping. All the green ties in with Fab 'n' Funky Challenges 'Go green!'

Sentimental Sundays have provided a bonus sketch with their 'Show me your SPOTS' theme. I masked the centre of the large circle to create a spotty edge, fully spotted one of the smaller circles & edged the other. A dotty embossed background provide even more spottiness!

*The punch-art is actually die cut hearts:

Going Buggy June Challenge: Make a card using one colour
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #105: Show me your SPOTS
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #124: Go Green


Stamps: Lawn Fawn Jessie's ABCs
Dies & Embossing: Spellbinders Ovals, Xcut Alphabet Dies, Nesting Heart Die, Circle Template,  
                  Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Paper:  White card from stash
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peeling Paint
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, Green gem


Hope you enjoyed your visit & see you again soon.