Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Silky & Sparkly

Good morning crafters, thanks for visiting the blog today.

My focal image on today's card was initially meant to be a test piece, but I liked the result so much I had to use it..................


I brayered three horizontal stripes of Imagination Crafts' Silkies - Silver Satin, Denim Lace &
 Blue Brocade - onto watercolour card. I wanted some of the white base to show through, so I made sure to use only small amounts of paint..............

I stamped the Woodware Clear Magic Forest stamps over the paint with Onyx Black Versafine & heat set with WOW Clear embossing powder..........

 Then I brayered Diamond Sparkle Medium over the trees & the paint...........
(Remember to put your brayer in water immediately after using Sparkle Medium)

I built up layers of black & a soft purple core'dinations card stock & added some gems, a Hobby House brad & a piece of chiffon ribbon from my stash...............

ForestSparkle Medium Diamond    Silkies - Blue Brocade   Silkies - Denim Lace
  Silkies Silver Satin  Mini Brayer    Hobby House Adhesive Rhinestones Clear   Hobby House Pearl 12mm Brads Pastel Mix WA01 Clear Gloss 160ml
    VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black  
That's it, thanks for looking. I'll be back on Sunday.

Monday, 20 October 2014

October Promotion & Giveaway Winner

Evening all, sorry to be so late with this post, it's been a busy day. Apologies too for the earlier publishing of the unfinished post, I'd forgotten I'd scheduled it.

Right, on to the important business............

Thank you to everyone who commented on the two weeks of the Crackle Medium promotion posts, we hope you enjoyed seeing the projects.
Important message: Please, PLEASE check that you've left a comment on EVERY post during the promotion fortnights. I've had to disqualify a few people this time because they missed a few posts - one person missed just one - and I hate doing that, I want you all to be in with a chance.
Those who commented on every post are as follows:
October 6:

Liz 1
Jan Sharp 2
Samantha Wade 3
Yvonne Lambert 4
Mags 5
Joyce Evans 6
October 7:

Liz 7
Samantha Wade 8
Yvonne Lambert 9
Jan Sharp 10
Mags 11
Joyce Evans 12
October 8:

Jan Sharp 13
Samantha Wade 14
Yvonne Lambert 15
Liz 16
Mags 17
Joyce Evans 18
October 9:

Yvonne Lambert 19
Liz 20
Mags 21
Jan Sharp 22
Samantha Wade 23
Joyce Evans 24
October 10:

Samantha Wade 25
Yvonne Lambert 26
Liz 27
Jan Sharp 28
Mags 29
Joyce 30
October 11:

Liz 31
Yvonne Lambert 32
Samantha Wade 33
Jan Sharp 34
Mags 35
Joyce 36
October 12:

Liz 37
Jan Sharp 38
Mags 39
Samantha Wade 40
Yvonne Lambert 41
Joyce 42
October 13:

Yvonne Lambert 43
Mags 44
Samantha Wade 45
Jan Sharp 46
Liz 47
Joyce Evans 48
October 14:

Yvonne Lambert 49
Liz 50
Jan Sharp 51
Samantha Wade 52
Joyce Evans 53
Mags 54
October 15:

Liz 55
Yvonne Lambert 56
Jan Sharp 57
Joyce 58
Samantha Wade 59
Mags 60
October 16:

Liz 61
Joyce 62
Jan Sharp 63
Samantha Wade 64
Yvonne Lambert 65
Mags 66
 October 17:

Liz 67
Jan Sharp 68
Samantha Wade 69
Yvonne Lambert 70
Joyce 71
Mags 72
October 18:

Yvonne Lambert 73
Liz 74
Joyce 75
Mags 76
 Samantha Wade 77
Jan Sharp 78
October 19:

Liz 79
Joyce 80
 Jan Sharp 81
Mags 82
Samantha Wade 83
Yvonne Lambert 84

I gave the numbers to random.org & it chose as the winner...........

Which corresponds with.....

Yvonne Lambert's comment on October 9.

 Congratulations Yvonne!

You now have ONE week to email Lisa at lisabaker1@btintenet.com  with your contact details & she will post out your prize.
Thanks again to everyone, the next promotion will start on Monday, November 10  & in the meantime, the blog challenge continues until November 8.

I'll be back tomorrow with my regular Tuesday post.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Crackled Christmas Trees

*This is the FINAL post of the promotion fortnight. Remember to leave a comment on this & every blog post since October 6 to be entered in the giveaway.*
Good morning, I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.
Today's card uses one of the test pieces I had left over from last month's Crackle Medium projects.
I had applied CM to a piece of silver mirri card, then painted it with Geranium Martha Stewart acrylic paint.
For this card I stamped the Woodware Clear Magic Forest stamps on top of the crackled paint with clear embossing ink & heat set with WOW Bright White embossing powder............

 I sprinkled Fran-tage shaved ice fragments over Fluffy Stuff & heated it gently until it puffed up.
I matted & layered the crackled card onto black card & a white square card blank & finished with tiny dots of Xmas Red stickles on the trees & a length of diamond mesh.
Forest   Crackle Medium      Geranium   Encrusted Jewel Kit     Fluffy Stuff  Glitter Glue - Xmas Red  1/2 metre of silver Diamond Mesh     Emboss Ink Pads   WL01 Bright White 160ml 
I'll be back tomorrow with the winner of the giveaway.



Saturday, 18 October 2014

December the 25th my dear.......

*This post is part of the October promotion fortnight. Remember to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway.*

Morning all, happy Saturday.........

Today I am showing you a little card that I made for last months class using Woodware Clear Magic Date Stamp and some Christmas paper pads that I had at the class.....

I stamped it with Versafine Black Onyx and heat embossed it with Wow Clear Sparkle Powder on to white card. I then stamped it a few more times on to different coordinating papers and cut out different elements of the stamp to paper piece on top of the image on the white card.......

I used matching papers to create a border down the card for the background and edged that and the main image with a little Black Soot Distress Ink......

I added some Red Stickles to the berries to add a bit of dimension.....
To finish the card and add a snowy look to the card I used the large chunky embossing crystals from the Stampendous Encrusted Jewel Kit and heated them from underneath, they look so gorgeous and give that winter feel......
Lastly |I added a few card candi ( spot the missing one, it must have lost one at class lol!)......

Well that is all from me for now, don't forget to leave a message to be in the giveaway and I will be back soon.....

Hugs Lisa.B.x

Christmas Date  VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black      WS15 Clear Sparkle 160ml
   Encrusted Jewel Kit  Glitter Glue - Xmas Red    Black Soot Distress Ink Pad

Friday, 17 October 2014

Poinsettia tag

 *This post is part of the October promotion fortnight. Remember to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway.*

Hi! It's Georgina with my Friday blog post. Today I have a festive Christmas tag to share with you. The stamp I used for the tag is from my own range Designs by Georgina and is called Poinsettia tag. This stamp is available from Lisa B Designs.

To make this tag I stamped the design onto various patterned papers from Hobby House. For the main tag I used Aqua Flakes. The Poinsettia flowers were stamped onto Red Cascading. The leaves were also stamped onto Aqua Flakes paper which I lightly coloured with Peeled Paint Distress ink pad. The ink pad I used to stamp the design was a Oynx Black Versafine ink pad.

I cut out the flowers and leaves and attached them to the tag. I stamped the large flower again and cut out the centre section which I added to the tag with foam pads. To the centre of the flowers I added a single flower from Pearl Flower String. I coloured the flower with a gold ProMarker.

 Poinsettia  Aqua Flakes  Red Cascading  VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black   Pearl Flower String

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Christmas all Wrapped up!

*This post is part of the October promotion fortnight. Remember to leave a comment to be entered in

Good Morning Crafty Friends,
My Thursday post show some ideas for Christmas wrapping using 
I used the Aqua and Pink Flakes papers with a band of the co-ordinating Stripe paper to decorate plain gift bags.

The tags were stamped using  Distress Ink Pads
in Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry to co-ordinate with the papers.
The moon was created using a mask cut from a circle punch using a post it note.
I blended the ink coloured backgrounds with cut n dry foam.
The landscape hills are a stamp from the same set which is just fab!
Some of the trees are faded using second generation ink stamping and one is two-tone which uses both ink colours on one stamp.
I really like the sentiment stamp from this set too, it stamps so well.
Finally a few gems and some sparkly threads to finish the tags to add to the gift bags.
Hope this inspires you to create some Christmas gift wrapping ideas.
Thanks so much for looking today, have a great day.
Hugs xXx

Winter Trees  Let It Snow 
 Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mini Set 1  Cut-n-Dry Foam    Blending Tool for inks  
Heat Resistant Mat