Thursday, 23 October 2014

Holly Ring Wreath

Today I have a card to show you made using the  
 I stamped the image on to Hobby House Rich red snowflake flurries paper, Kraft Card
 and a piece of green card using Versafine Black Onyx.
The image stamped on red was my base layer which I cut away to give me the overall ring shape.
Next I layered the outside ring section cut away from Kraft card piece and glued this down.
The Holly leaves were cut, shaped and layered using foam pads to give dimension.
Lastly I cut the berries from the red paper and glued these in place.
I added the string hanger and bow and some accents with Liquid Pearls and Stickles around the ring and on the berries.

to edge the two side of the card.
The greeting is stamped from the Woodware Clear Magic Winter Trees stamp set.

Thanks for looking today, we appreciate any comments you leave, crafty hugs xKx

Holly Ring   Winter Trees  VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black  Snowflake Flurry
Liquid Pearls - Opal White  Glitter Glue - Xmas RedFoam Pads

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Little and Large.....

Good morning all and wishing you a great Wednesday.....

Today I wanted to show you a couple of cards using robins one of my favourite Christmas themes....
For the first one I used Woodware Clear Magic Tweet Birds and this is a lovely set and although I have made it a robin you could incorporate this set in to other stamps and make the birds in to different birds during the year......

I simply stamped the image in Versafine Black Onyx and embossed it with Wow Clear Sparkle powder and then stamped the image on to Kraft Card and a red and white spotty paper and then paper pieced the image......

I drew a base with a black fine liner and then used some Fluffy Stuff  and heated it with my heat gun to create a snow effect on the base of the card.....
I finished by adding some highlights with a white pen and then matting and layering on to my card using some black card and co-ordinating paper. I also stamped messages top and bottom from the Little Red Robin Stamp Set that I used for the second card......

For the next card I used as I said the Woodware Clear Magic Little Red Robin stamp set.......

Again I love this plump little robin, he is so cute and I love the patchwork look about him and he too is great for paper piecing.....

I done exactly the same as the first card but this time added an extra layer on the wing and 3d'd it. I also added some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around the top of the card lightly to add some sky and some Red Stickles to the berries......

You can see the dimension of the wing at this angle........

Well that is all for today, thank you for visiting the blog and please leave us a comment as we love to read them.....
I will be back on Saturday with my regular post....

Big hugs Lisa.B.xx

Tweet Birds    Little Red Robin     Tumbled Glass Distress Ink Pad   Glitter Glue - Xmas Red  

Fluffy Stuff    Kraft Card   WS15 Clear Sparkle  VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black

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 & 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  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.