Friday, 29 July 2011

Lavinia Poppy Stamps, A Brayer and A Shapeabilities Butterfly

Lovely Lavinia Stamps

Hello, a lovely day today with the weekend to follow.

My best crafty mate, Karen, is coming over to spend the day with me tomorrow, great stuff.... we will gossip, eat a nice lunch ( I hope) and make cards....... bliss!

 Thank you for all the lovely comments that were left on my previous post.... I was surprised at the interest shown in the card and very pleased as I also picked up some new followers !
Holes made with a Crop A Dile Big Bite!

Now, as you are aware, that card was all White! This one is a bit more colourful, this is how I made it .

I blended a background using my Speedball Brayer and two Adirondack Inks, Red Pepper and Sunshine Yellow.

Stamped the Poppies, two different stamp sets, both from Lavinia Stamps with Black Versafine Ink then using my 'Big-Bite' I made a few holes in the background paper and layered it over Gold Card so you can see the Gold underneath ( great trick, I use this a lot ....cos it's cheap but attractive!)
Inside of the card decorated to match the front

Mat and layer on Red and finally a Black Card Blank ... add a few Spellbinders Shapeabilities Butterflies, along with a sweet wooden Ladybird from my stash .... job done.

I also decorated the inside to match the front of the card.

Thanks for popping by my blog today .. any questions please leave a comment or email
My favourite Dies!

Have a great weekend.

Ooooooooooo........ my order from LOTV..... New Christmas Stamps have just arrived !
Thanks for looking

Guess who is a very happy little crafter?
Eileen xxx

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Tim Holtz and my favourite Sizzix Embossing Folder.

Tim Holtz Embossing folder and some lines scored using my Hougie Board
Morning all .... The puppies have been making a noise this morning so I am up early and they have gone back to sleep after making sure I am wide awake! ..... just like a couple of kids!

 I have nothing to post yet so I am looking at some of my favourite cards 'wot I have made!'
One of the 'villains!'

How about this one ...  A Tim Holtz Embossing folder with a few flowers' plonked' on here and there 'Simples'!

I will be crafting today ...woohoo! I am making a Fairy Card for a friend's granddaughter's birthday,

Thanks for popping by.

Eileen xx

Monday, 25 July 2011

My Hougie Board and The Art Deco Card

Hello, I have posted this card before, in fact last year!

I've had loads of emails about how to make it so I am  re-posting the instructions !

So, if you fancy playing with your Hougie Board, please look at this post  How to make the Art Deco Card

I am off to the Sea-side tomorrow with hubby and 'The Girls' (see Daisy' Diary )

Fish and Chips on the beach, ice cream and a stick or two of Rock ..... gawd, I know how to live it up !

I  hope to post a new creation! on Wednesday.

Such a good week so far, some NEW followers , thanks you so much and F1 last week and this week as well! Good on yer Lewis !

Thank you for popping by my blog today.... take care.
Eileen xxx

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Marianne Creatables....English Rose Die, Wedding Invitation.


I have been playing with my brayer today but the card I have in my head will not transfer itself to the paper !  Grrrrrrr! I will try again later!

So I am posting this card that has sat around for a while cos I forgot to blog it!

 Very easy to make .... 10 minute tops!

Marianne Creatables English Rose Die.... Hougie board to score the lines with .... Printed, bought sentiment! (don't tell! )

Finally, a corner punch to round things off!!

Rock and roll....job done !

Oh yeah ....and a glue gun to plonk the roses on with.       :)

Thanks for looking today.

Eileen xxx

Friday, 15 July 2011

Clarity Stamping ....again!

Hello, I've  been very busy this week and have made loads of cards for various friends and relations that I cannot post until they have received them!

 So to stop you thinking I have disappeared!  I am re-posting  a card I made a year ago that I really like.

Various colours of Adirondack inks brayered onto the paper and then stamped  over with a Clarity Stamp 'Leafy Swirls'

 I am off to the Allhallows Crop tomorrow to play along with all my crafty mates!

Looking forward to a happy day .... hope you have one too!

 New post on Sunday, a Christmas card  that I am hoping to make tomorrow !

Thanks for looking today.

Eileen xxx