Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Too long

Gosh it's been sooo long since I've blogged that I thought I would make an effort that when I make cards I will post.
Well here goes and I hope that I will do as I say!!!!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

just inspirational challenge

hi crafters,
here is my dt card that i made for our design team on just inspirational challege. this week we are being sponsored by the great elisabeth bell.
i loved making this card, i used promarkers and distress inks.
please come and join us at just inspirational challenge. xxxx

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

just inspirational challenge

This week we are being sponsored by madcardfairy digi days.
I chose a heart flourish but, by the time i had finished it didn't look like the orginal heart.
I decreased the size of the heart to make petals for flowers and also a butterfly.
The new distress inks were used on the petals called lemonade and the leaves and butterfly i used promarkers.
My background i used distress inks, then finished off with a bow in the middle using american bias binding.
I do hope you go and vist Just Inspirational Challange and see the other design teams work.
many thanks and lots of crafty hugs maria xxxxx

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

june card swap

Here is my june card swap. The theme was kingdom and castles and as it was close to the Queen's Jubilee at the time I had to do something containing this event.
My swap partner lives in Belgium so I thought this would be great for Anneke.
I used indigo blue stamp and embossed with my favourite products from stampendous. The fran-tage technique. I do like all their products and its like a little chemist going on with all the embossing powders, mica flakes and german glass glitter. A little of this and a bit of that and then watch it all bubble sticking together!!!!!!.
The Union Jack was embossed on newspaper with ivory enamel embossing powder and the background was also stamped and embossed with antique gold. I then distressed with tim holtz inks to give my card colour. I used mahogany, fire brick and barn door and went around the edges with blue jeans.
Then I started to put all my products surrounding the flag! I plaited ribbon with the red, white and blue and put flowers in the corner.
It seems such a long time ago the Queens Jubilee but I still thought I wanted to show my card.
Thank you for reading my blog.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

just inspirational challenge

Heyyyyyy 4th July,
Wish I was in America celebrating!!!! So this week we are being sponsored by Beccy's place. We also have a picture for inspiration to use and it has fireworks for the celebration of this day.
I had a lovely image from Beccy of a shoe!, well girls who don't like shoes?????
I decided to make my card using water colour pencils which I then edged with a navy promarker. The rose and leaves I used promarker too as I like to mix different mediums. I glittered the areas where I thought I should put some shading onto the shoe. The rose was then glazed and left over night to dry, as I know I would make a mess because I would be too tempted to touch!
This morning I decorated the shoe with pearls and then started on my background. I wanted a look to imitate the American flag. I know it's not correct but it does have stars and stripes!!!
I roughly cut some strips of red card and I punched out some stars, which I then filled in with white stars.
This was all placed onto navy card and then light blue card.
I finished the card with some ribbon on the edge and I drew some running stitches and some crosses.
So please pop over to our blog and enter our challenge as Beccy is giving away some digi stamps.
Thank you for reading my blog and I hope you enter are challenge.

card swap

Well this is my next swap card that I wanted to put onto my blog.
This card I decided to use my kraft cards that I bought the other day. I used a small image of a little girl which came from Lili of The Valley. I did think the image needed to have a little sparkle so I used sakura pens to give it shine and sparkle.
The image was mat and layered onto some pink card and then onto white card which I used the new summer colour distress ink to match all my colours.
I then placed the card onto two types of scalloped miri card. I used more pink card and then used a square doily which was also coloured with distress ink. I used some lovely small flowers that was in my stash of goodies to frame my image and then placed a small bow to balance the card.
I used gold pen leaf to edged the outside of my card. Pretty quick card really but I did enjoy making it.

card swap - spring

Hi,
this card is for my card swap group, I thought I should put this on my blog to show what I've been up to. We have now changed the name to our group to We Love Our Card Swap. It was about time we changed the name and I think everyone is happy with the changes.
My first card that I made, I used a hydrangea stamp,I love hydrangea's anyway and I thought it was fitting with the theme . I stamped with distress ink and then painted with the ink. To get different shades I used good old sakura pens. These where my first purchase and every now and again I use them as it gives me great colour with a little sparkle.
The edges where stamped and embossed in white wow embossing powder, and then also distressed. This was then put onto some miri card where I embossed some lines to frame the picture. It was then mounted onto some brown card where I used the same stamp to emboss the edges and then used the wow powder again so it all matched. I finished the card with purple bow and then placed pearl cosmic shimmer to the flowers and embellished with some pearls.
i hope my swap partner likes my card.
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