Thursday, 17 July 2014

Poster for a Temple

Hello Bloggers.  

My future Daughter-in-law (Vandi), asked me if I could help her make a poster for her Temple.  Vandi brought me a copy of one they had before which was a photo copy of flowers.  So I thought it would be nice to have a 3D poster and set about making quite a lot of flowers.  The post was A3 in size. The literal translation is "worship of the guru". Guru means 'master" and in this instance is being used to refer to god as the master.

 I used the following Dies:-
Spellbinders Dies- 
Anemone Flower Topper
Rose Creations
Gold Elements - The four corners
Les Papillion - butterflies
Jewels & Flourishes - small butterfly
Heartfelt Creations die-
Delicate Asters
Gems - from my stash
I cut the letters using my cricut machine - I have had my machine for quite a few years and only used it about three or four times, because I love my Grand Calibre.

Thank you for stopping by xx Sally

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Little Birds - Stamping & Colouring

Hello Blog Readers

Yesterday I went into my craft room, with all the good intentions of giving it a good sort out but I got side tracked and ended up making these two cards instead.

The first card,  I have used the following items:

Large Blue Tit - Clarity stamp
Small Blue Tits - Clarity stamp
Bird Feeder - Clarity stamp
Tree Branch - Clarity stamp
White card - I used Clairty Stamps 'Theuva card'
You can also buy the masks from Clarity Stamps for the blue tits, which saves a lot of cutting out, as you can use them over and over again.

To stamp the images I used Archival ink pad - Jet Black.
To colour back ground I used Adirondack ink pad - Meadow, Lettuce and Stonewash
Christine Emberson sells these and other ink pads in her shop and on her website

To colour in the birds I used Spectrum Noir colouring pencils and a silver 'Sharpie' pen for the wire on the feeder.

I mounted the card onto some green paper I had in my stash.

For the second card I used the following 
Square image from Imagination Crafts Decoupage Stamp Set - Birdhouse - The set comes with a little branch, which I used to stamp around the card. 
Spectrum Noir colouring pencils
Adirondack ink pad - stonewash
Stencil brush to give a hint of blue in the back ground.  
Again, I mounted the card onto some green paper, which I already had in my stash.

And so the craft room was not sorted - maybe one day - but I enjoyed making these cards.

Hope you  like them, come by again soon
Sally x

Monday, 7 July 2014

Leather Effect Birthday Card Wallet

Hello Blog Readers, 

I thought I would share with you a birthday card I made for my Son.  I got the idea from Christine Emberson's blog, which is  Christine featured Angela Dobson blog, (Angela is on the Papermill Direct design team), where she showed some cards she made using Papermill Directs leather effect card.  

The Leather effect card comes in white and buff colour, which is the colour I used. Christine Emberson sells this card in her shop, in Gravesend, Kent.

I inked the edges of the card with Tim Holtz distress ink, to make the wallet looked used.

I covered the inside of the wallet with some paper I had in my stash, which matched nicely.
The "Happy Birthday' and the initials are Robert Addams dies. The verse is a stamp I have from Clarity Stamps

I cut some more leather effect card to make the pockets to hold the messages.  The message cards are cut with Spellbinders label dies.  As you will also see there are couple of stamps in one of the pockets.   I photo copied a small photo of my son and them used a 'postage stamp' stamp from Clarity stamps and cut out.

The last piece of card I cut was for the closure, I used a little piece of velcro, so it would close and a brown caddy dot.  To finish the look, I used a fine black marker around the edge of the wallet to look like stitching.

I think it made a nice male card, so I think I will be making a few more.
 Thank you for looking in. x