Sunday, 31 October 2010

Easel Card

This easel card uses a frame stamp from Joanna Sheen (that i've had for ages, but for some reason never used!) for the main image. The frame has been embossed using Sheena Douglass 'Wow' embossing powders in black. The flower is also a Joanna Sheen stamp from one of  the Jane Netley Meyhew stamp ranges, which I stamped with black soot Distress ink and coloured with ProMarkers. I've found that Black Soot Distess ink works really well with ProMarkers and the image can be coloured staright away with no bleeding of the distress ink.

The inside edge of the frame has also been colured with ProMarkers, but I inked the outer edge and the edge of the sentiment with Big N Juicy waterfall ink.

The backing paper is from MSC Tattered lace CD, which I added glitter to the detail at the bottom. The butterflies were stamped onto the same BP and embossed with white embossing powder.

Challenges covered:
Ellephantastic challenges - Blue
Oldie but a goodie challenge - add a butterfly
Just inspirational challenges  - a shaped card

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Autumn Leaves

Just loving the new Sheena Douglass stamps and this card uses stamps from the leaves stamp plate. I added distress inks: Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Pine Needles and Shabby Shutters onto white card using cut n dry foam. This was then spritzed with Cosmic shimmer mists Golden Mint and Ancient Copper and then I stamped the leaves and acorns onto it.

Challenges covered:
Creative Inspirations  - Brown, Sage and Cream
the stampman challenges  -Cards for Men
Polka doodle - Autumn
Crafty sentiments - Male theme
One stop craft challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, 18 October 2010

White Christmas

This card follows the sketch from the current challenge at Sunday sketch and stamp. The main image is stamped from the Joanna Sheen's Giordano Christmas stamps, which I've coloured with ProMarkers. It's also following the theme 'White and White with a coloured image', which is the current challenge at Crafty sentiments. I'm also entering this card into the Pear tree designs challenge where the theme is 'anything goes' and at Just inspirational challenges who have the theme this week of 'a stamped image'.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010


Another Christmas card for the box!  I've used another image from Joanna Sheen Giordano Christmas Creations.
The backing paper is from a Create and Craft kit I bought last year.

Challenge Covered:
Winter Wonderland - Theme - Jesus is the reason for the season

Autumn Leaves

This card uses one of the new Joanna sheen House mouse stamps, which I've coloured in with ProMarkers. The backing paper on the left is from the Joanna Sheen Thomas Kinkade cd and the other paper is from a 12x12 sheet I had in my stash.`

Challenges covered:
Crafty Sentiments - Autumn/fall colours
Pear Tree designs - Autumn
The Stampman challenges  - Autumn
Ellephantastic challenges - Anything Goes

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Canterbury Bell - Good Luck Card

I made this Good Luck card using the Crafter's Companion Flower Fairy's CD. I've used the Canterbury Bell Twisted Pyramage image and some co-ordinating backing paper from the same CD, which I matted and layered. The current challenge at pear tree designs is the theme 'Good Luck', so I'm entering this card.


This card uses a decoupage image from the Joanna Sheen - Giordano Christmas Creations CD. I've matted and layered the image onto some co-ordinating card stock, added some glitter, gems and sentiment to finish the card.

Challenge covered:

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Autumn Birthday

This card uses the Autumn Leaves House Mouse stamp from Joanna sheen, which I've coloured in with ProMarkers. The leaves backing paper is from the Giordano Christmas creations cd and the blue sky/ cloud paper I found in my scrap draw! I've added some ribbon, gems and skeleton leaves to finish the card.

The theme of the card is based on the current sketch challenge at Crafts 4 eternity , which also has the theme 'wacky weather' - well we've certainly had a lot of wind lately blowing the leaves off the trees.
I'm also entering this card at:
Crafty calendar challenge - theme Autumn Birthdays
Stamptacular sunday challenge. - Theme more than 5 layers
Creative Inspirations - Theme Birthdays

Saturday, 2 October 2010


This card uses another one of Joanna Sheen's Giordano Christmas stamps. The image has been coloured with ProMarkers, mattered and layed onto red and green card stock. The backing papers from my christmas paper stash. The sentiment is also from the stamp plate.

Challenges covered:

Creative Inspirations - Christmas in September
Just inspirational challenges - Christmas card
Winter Wonderland - Male Christmas card

Popcorn Anniversary card

I've used one of the Popcorn the Bear romance stamps for the main image of this card, which has been coloured with ProMarkers. It's taken me a while to find the colours I liked for colouring in Popcorn but I'm quite happy with how it's turn out. I used Tan and Blush for the darker bear and Satin and Ivory for the other bear, also Cinnamon for the darker patches on feet and ears. I added some foiled swirly paper to the base card and also stamped 2 flourishes in Versamark and dusted with Cosmic Shimmer Mica.
Pearls have also been added to the flourishes and gems to the sentiment.

Challenges Covered:
Just Cute Bears - Swirls and Bling
I Love Promarkers - Pearls and Swirls
Pear Tree Designs - Celebration
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Pink and Brown

Friday, 1 October 2010

Snowmen and Snowflakes

Just love this snowman image, which is from Joanna sheen. I've coloured the image using ProMarkers and then inked the edge of the card with Waterfall Big N Juicy ink pad. The snowflake paper has been created using a snowflake brayer and Waterfall ink pad.

Challenges entered:
Pollycraft challenge  - No designer paper
One stop craft challenge  - Snowflakes

Lothian Crafts Monthly Challenge

This is my DT card for Lothian crafts monthly challenge. The challenge for October is 'Christmas', so it can be anything you like as long as it is christmas themed and with great candy to be won it's a great reason to get another christmas card made.

I decided to make an easel card shape and use the Skating Santa and Teddy from Joanna Sheen's Giordano Christmas stamp range.
I decided to have a go at braying for the main image: I roughly tore a peice of paper in half at a curve and masked off the top half of my piece of glossy card. I used the blue half of the Waterfall Big N Juicy ink pad to create the lake, which was alos sprayed with Spray and Sparkle. This was then masked off using the other half of the paper i tore and I used the greener end of the Big N Juicy to create the look of grass and then sky. As I used glossy card I stamped the trees in Stazon ink and also the Santa and Teddy. I then stamped the Santa and Teddy again onto some white card and coloured them in with ProMarkers, these were then cut out and layed over the stamped image. This means that you still have the effect of the full stamped image without having to figure out how to cut out some of the fiddly lines.

The image was matted and layered onto co-ordinating paper and mirror board and then onto some white card that I'd inked with the same Big N Juicy ink pad. The border and base paper are from the Crafters Companion CD Adorables. I added a greeting and an extra stamped teddy image, which has been layed onto a mirror board scolloped circle.

Why don't you pop over to Lothian crafts and have a go at this months challenge.