Friday, 28 October 2011

Update ....... Lavinia Stamp Card that was posted yesterday .

Hi, this is an update regarding the card on the post below
I have received some very kind comments and lots of e-mails!
Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble. You are all stars!

Most e-mails want to know about the colours I've used, with my brayer, for the background.

I've listed all the inks and materials etc, at the bottom of this post.

Also, I have some new followers! Woohoo! Thank you for joining me. I get so excited!

Now....a couple of links to share with you, Please check out Angie's Blog her post about the 'Dreaded Man Card!'  has a SUPER TIP!  It's called  TYPO GENERATOR  I think this is brill and I would like to thank Angie for sharing this with us..... Angie has the link.... !

Go to .....
Such a good Idea
Angie's Craft Cabin

My examples  from the link Angie has posted .... pop over to her and try it yourself!

While you are hopping around.. You have got to visit Sheree  she does some fabulous work with Stampscape Stamps ... have a look, super stuff here!

I also want to send my best wishes to Shaz in Oz her work is always so good and she is one of my favourite blogging 'mates' I hope you are feeling better Shaz xx

On my next post ..... look out for my friend Dee and .......a Gnome!

Materials used for the Lavinia Leaf Card:

White card stock for the card base
Matt card from LAVINIA STAMPS     ( Adirondack Inks blend very well on this)
Speedball brayer

Adirondack Inks: For the background
Peach Bellini
Sunset Orange
Eggplant ( Sponged around the edge with Cut and Dry foam )

Versafine Inks: For the various stamped Leaf and Star Images
Imperial Purple
Deep Lagoon
Spanish Moss
Olympia Green
Satin Red
Majestic Blue
Crimson Red
Vintage Sepia

Lavinia Leaf Stamps
Lavina Stars Stamps
Liquid Pearls and Jones Tones Glitter ( all materials apart from the Daisy Die were purchased from Lavinia Stamps )
Spellbinders Nestabilities Daisy Die.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Lavinia Stamps, Adirondack Inks, Brayer and a new Nestabilities Daisy Die

Hello my Crafty Mates! I am posting this card tonight cos I have had so much fun making it, but all the details and some links that I want to share with you will have to wait until the morning

I was all fired up to post but I have had such a busy few days ( half term.... say no more.. lol) and all my 'get up and go' has got up and gone!! Soooooo I will update this post tomorrow ...  thanks for having a look tho!

Eileen xx (going for a before bedtime snooze on the sofa!)

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Clarity Stamps, Adirondack Ink Pads, a Brayer and .... a box of Kleenex!

Dots added with a White Gel Pen

Inside decorated to match the front
Hi ya, I'm  feeling really 'chipper' today.

My cold has almost gone and  I'm looking forward to the weekend when I will see all my crafty mates at the Allhallows Crop on Saturday...... whoopee do!

 I wanted to make another Christmas PIAO card ( plonk it all on!) this week but I was worried about my nose dripping all over my beautiful Christmastime papers!

You folks understand how that could upset one! lol

So out came my Speedball Brayer and Adirondack Inks ...along with a selection of Clarity Stamps. I enjoyed making the cards shown here and I really got into a rhythm, rolling the brayer between sneezes!

Close up of the 'dots' lol!

This is what I used to make the cards.

Pink and Blue Card

White Card Stock
Lilac Pearl Card Stock
Black Card Stock
Raspberry Adirondack Ink
Pool Adirondack Ink
Leafy Swirl Stamps ( large and small )             Clarity Stamps
May All Your Dreams Come True. sentiment   Clarity Stamps
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Butterflies.

'Cracked Ice'   created by a thin line of ink around the end edge of the brayer

Deer Reflection.

White Card Stock
Green Card Stock
Bottle Green Adirondack Ink
Deer and Fawn Clarity Stamp
Small Star         Clarity Stamp
Christmas Sentiment Clarity Stamps ...inside the card, along with Clarity Stamp Sprucescape trees

Dragonflies Card

White Card Stock
Brown Pearl Card Stock
Silver Card Stock
Peach Bellini Adirondack Ink
Hazelnut Adirondack Ink
Hanging Vine Clarity Stamp
Quickutz Dragonfly Die
Spellbinders Metal Foil, Silver and Bronze
Sending A Little.... sentiment      Clarity Stamp

Thanks  for popping by today. I love reading the lovely comments you leave me (who wouldn't ) lol

Before I go, please have a look at a blog I am 'shouting out' for today .... Jassy is fairly new to blogging but has some super stuff to show you. Please take a look  at Jassy - Playtime Blog  lovely stuff!

BTW .... if  you love embroidery ..... Check out this beautiful post from from my mate Chris ... you will be blown away!

Have a good weekend.... I know I will ! :)  


Eileen xx

Thursday, 13 October 2011

LOTV Teddy Stamp, Quickutz Daisy Die and Copic Paper.

Hello, I've been playing with some of my favourite stamps today, Lili Of the Valley.

This is 'Teddy with a Daisy' and I've used Copic Markers along with Polychromos Pencils to colour it in.

I made this card to give to my 'crafty mate' Sheila who is celebrating her birthday TODAY woohoo! Many happy returns Sheila x

Here's a list of the materials I  used.

White Card Stock
Dark Green Card Stock
Fawn Card Stock
Lovely Papers from Basic Grey

Nestabilities Classic Circles Large Set. Second smallest die used to cut the Sentiment.

Quickutz Small Photo Corners
Quickutz Small Flower
Quickutz Daisy
Marianne Creatables leaves from "Flower and Leaves" set

LOTV Teddy with the Daisy Stamp

Copic Paper. This is the first time I have tried this paper and found it was okay (ish) but VERY thin!
I had to back the finished image with white card stock.

I found that the blender pens work much better with my usual IQ super smooth 160gsm paper from Staples or my Neenah card.
I think, in the future, I will stick to the paper and card I normally use instead of the Copic Paper Pad, which cost 'an arm and a leg!

Memento Black Ink
Fiskars Stamp Press

Copic Markers
Fur E31 E51 E53
Daisy YR30 Y02 Y08    Blender Pen, Black Copic Multi Liner Pen 0.35
Leaves YG00 YG61 YG63... Blender Pen
Grass YG61
Shadow C0 C1 C2
Butterflies RV63  Blender Pen
Envelope YR30 Y02 .

Black Polychromos Pencil and Sansodor

White tulle
2 Hat pins
Large metal silver corner
Silver metal daisy charm
Black gems and brads
Birthday Wishes stamp that was free from a card magazine!
Inside the card is a sweet little red wooden Ladybird Bug!

I made a box to fit .... and it did!
Thanks for popping by my blog ... have a good weekend.

Eileen xx