Thursday, 24 February 2011
Have been playing with the Cindy Loo cartridge for cricut and love the doily's on there! I used DCWV cardstock along with some Anna Griffin backing paper for the shadow layer. I shaded the animals around the edges with promarkers and added some petaloo flowers that I'd changed the colour of, and also some gems. Very "twee" for me and not a splodge of distress ink in sight LOL Elizabeth x
Over at Rainbow Lady's challenge blog this week we have gone Shabby Chic, which I must confess is one of my favourite styles of crafting. The background papers are from Cosmo Cricket, and already have a distress look to them, I just added a little bit more by running the edge of the paper through my scissors, and inking around with black soot. The flowery border was made with the reverse side of the plain paper, and fake stitches were added using a HOTP stamp (slight cheat but hey). All of the other stamps used are Sir Tim's and stamped out using black soot. If you look closely you will see that I've over stamped the flowers stamp in versamark, and embossed with Sheena's neutral ultra shimmer powder, it gives a gorgeous sparkle and also adds texture at the same time. I used a Nellie Snellon die to cut out the frame for the focal point and added bows to finish the card off. Hope you enjoy this weeks challenge and it's a fab prize Steph has sponsored us with. Elizabeth
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Saturday, 12 February 2011
So here's my offering from the pampered craft room!!!
I've been playing with brushed corduroy, vintage photo, tea dye, antique linen and black soot distress inks. With Sir Tim's Visual Artistry clear stamps, and a little help from Sheena's pearl gold sparkle WOW powder. I love this sentiment, I just think it's so true.... Hope you like Elizabeth
Friday, 11 February 2011
The stamp is from Inkadinkado embossed with Silver Bells WOW powder and a touch of colour added with Promarkers.The backing papers are K&Co, another of my old faithful stash, mounted on to Bazzil Basic card. The flowers are cut out using Crealies Dies and the paper lace was an odd bit that had been floating around my desk for ages. The self adhesive pearls are a bargain from my local craft shop in Llandudno, at a £1 per sheet - good hey!!! Hope you like Elizabeth x
Thursday, 10 February 2011
I love this little row of heart flowers I just think that they are so quirky and fun. I coloured the flowers in with Inktense pencils, and then blended the colours with a paintbrush and water. I added some hand drawn stitching around the edge just to create a border. The plaid backing paper, and also the ribbon are from the HOTP citrus collection. I decided not to go for traditional valentine colours, but for fresh spring ones instead so I chose a bright lime green card for the base! I finished off by adding some more fake stitches around the edge of the plaid paper. Hope you like the challenge this week and pop over to join in. Happy Valentines Elizabeth x
Monday, 7 February 2011
Thursday, 3 February 2011
Unfortunately the very glossy cardstock I've used dosen't show up very well when scanned, I promise to sort my camera soon!! The stamp is from Inkadinkadoo and for a change I've stamped onto gold card and embossed with Sheena's red glitz wow powder, which is gorgeous! Took a while to remember how to fold the paper to make the Kimono, several attempts later I managed to make two that didn't look like shirts LOL and added a strip of gold paper as a sash (I know but I can't remeber what it's called LOL).
Happy New Year Elizabeth x