31 May 2012

busy bee

Hi all thought I would post a card I made the other week using the Graphic 45 papers. Would nmake a great male card.
Swing over to Ali's website as she has some great bank holiday offers on just now Love and bugsxxxxxx

28 May 2012

Charlottes lovely card and door hanger

Hi all
well had a great day at Lincoln yesterday demoing. Thanks to all of you who came along. I am going to repeat the mess with distress class due to alot of people saying they loved the cards but couldn't get the same effect so I will be holding this class in July. Keep looking at Ali-craft for the date if you are interested in doing this class.
Well today is the turn of Charlottes project and they are great. A lovely card and a door hanger great for any nursery using the Graphic 45 Little Darlings papers. We all think they are lovely. The flower is excellent and I love the pale blue. So thanks again hon. love and bugsxxxxx

21 May 2012

Linda's Lovely Tags

Hi All, Well looks like the weather may just be getting there a ray of sun!!! Linda has sent over some lovely tags so here they are: Sewing tag:
Butterfly tag:
Linda has used : Tag Mount Board Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Big & Juicy Wooden Buttons Charms An assortment of threads WOW Embossing powder Stazon Perfect Medium Stamp Set - Tim Holtz Collection Attic Treasure CMS123 Love and bugs xxx

14 May 2012

Laura's cards very cute

Hi all sorry for the late post! I had a great stamp of the month class this morning. Had loads of fun and a great turn out so thanks ladies. We made three fabby cards. And I don't know where this afternoon has gone with all the lovely sun??? So here are a lovely selection of cards from Laura and they all look great! loving the flowers. So thanks Laura x Rosette card: Graphic 45 Little Darlings paper Cream linen card Inkadinkado words buttons ribbon and gems gold embossing powder
Cute as A Button card: Little Darlings Graphic 45 paper linen cream card scrap gold card Kaisercraft postmarks stamp wording and butterfly own stamp
Sent From Heaven card: Graphic 45 Little Darlings paper cream linen card buttons and gems versamark and gold embossing ink gold die cut ribbon
what lovely cards Laura they look fab and Laura has used The Graphic 45 Little Darlings paper pad. Love and bugsxxxxx

7 May 2012

Charlotte's fab cards for this month

Hi all, Hope everyone had a great weekend even if it did rain. We have been up to sunny Scotland. Shame the car broke down as soon as we got there and had to be towed all the way home alone!!!! Charlotte has been making some great cards and here is the first for this week. It looks great so thanks Charlotte:
ALI-CRAFT PRODUCTS USED Crafty Individuals "Bird 230" Stamp Graphic 45 "Little Darlings" 8" x 8" paper pad, papers used "Cherished" and "Precious Poesy" Ranger Distress Inks "Peeled Paint", "Shabby Shutters", "Mustard Seed", "Tea Dye", "Vintage Photo" Rangers Distress Tool Sizzix Bigz Die "Tattered Florals" PRODUCTS USED FROM MY STASH DL Ivory Card Blank Ivory Card Versafine Black Ink Pad Centura Pearl Card Jewelled Brad, Adhesive Pearls Double sided tape, Pin Flair Glue Gel Water Brush, Water Mister
I made this card as I wanted to show that the papers from this pad are not all baby designs. I stamped the bird image twice and use a dye based ink so I could water colour, I used the plain side of the centura card but any good quality card will do. I used the distress tool to blend in the Shabby Shutters all over one design and then the Peeled Paint to add a depth of colour and then used a water brush (or a damp paint brush) to paint over some of the design and dab off the colour with some kitchen paper or a tissue, this removes some of the ink and highlights the inked image. I used a water mister and misted over the project to add a mottled effect. I then water coloured the second image I used Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo and Tea Dye Distress Inks. To water colour with distress inks never put the brush into the inkpad but tap the pad onto something like a tile or Perspex block and use that as your pallet, add a little water and paint from that or use a water brush. I painted the birds and allowed them to dry then cut out and layered on top of the main image, I used glue gel as it gives movement when placing. I made a paper flower using several layers of the Tattered Florals Die and on some flowers I cut into them to allow more movement and to make more petals so each layer was different. I inked the edges and then curled the petals (I used a round lolly stick but anything round would do e.g., knitting needle, crochet hook) I glued together with glue gel and put a gem brad through the center.The Graphic 45 Papers are all double sided and a great thickness and hold their shape. I assembled the card inking all the edges and stuck on some adhesive pearls. I just love the designs of the papers and the stamp is adorable especially the little bird in the middle, the stamp is deep red rubber stamp and stamps clearly every time.
thanks again Charlotte, love and bugs Andreax