Monday, 25 February 2013

Heart Card

Good evening,

A nice simple heart card for Tuesday Alchemy Challenge-50-my-hearts-all-flutter.html

The base, A5 size, card is made from a beautiful patterned mirror card which I though set off the embellishment well.

The heart shaped piece of board was stamped with a flower image by from Sheena Douglass. The individual flowers were linked together with relief paste to add the leaves. Everything was then coloured with Pebeo Fantasy Prisme Paint which was allowed to dry thoroughly. The lace was added to the back of the heart before it was mounted over the pink ribbon using Pinflair Glue Gel. The bow was added last to complete the effect.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

NEC Craft Trade Show

Off to the NEC today to the biggest craft trade show in England. It is only on once a year so I will have to make the most of it. I am hoping to make decisions today on what to stock in our website shop. I will be a tired but happy bunny by the time I get home.

Needle Felted Scenes 2

 Here are three more needle felted scenes. These are mounted onto A5 card bases but I thought I would just show the detail. They were made in the same way as detailed in yesterday's blog. It was mounted on a layer, that was die cut with a Spellbinder die. The die cuts have been was tinted with Broken China Distress Ink whilst the cut outs were still in the die. This gives the white border around the edge.

Tag Bookmarks

 Good morning. Here are some examples of the tag bookmarks I have been making using Sheena Douglass stamps on mount board. 
The images have been outlined with Cerne Relief and then they have been painted with my favourite Pebeo Fantasy Moon and Prisme paints. I took these to the Stonehouse craft fair yesterday and they were much admired. I even sold the poppy one in the top picture. The rest will be uploaded into my Folksy shop in the near future.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Needle Felted Scenes

Good morning,
I have been experimenting again. Last weekend, when I was staying with some friends, I took my needle felting stash as I knew I would be awake long before them!
Hence I started having a play and this is what I came up with. They are all made from wool fibres from the base up.
Once I got home I ran them through my embellishing machine just to make sure that they were well and truly needle felted. I have to say that I am quite pleased with the effect.
I trimmed them up and mounted them onto white card cut out with a beautiful Spellbinder die before attaching them to a A5 card base embellished with a beautiful double sided satin ribbon.
I will have them on my craft stall today the the Stonehouse Community Centre in Gloucestershire.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Valentine's Card

Good afternoon.

Now that Valentine's Day is over, I thought I would show you the card I made for Keith.

The A5 base card is suitably red and the embossed Centura Pearl card was made using my E-Bosser.

The heart was one of Sheena Douglass' die cut shapes - the largest size in the pack. The stamped images are also from Sheena,  - the Fantasy  stamp designs. This was decorated with Pebeo Fantasy Prisme and Fantasy Moon paints having first outlined the flowers with relief paste. I rather like the whole effect. It is simple and un-fussy but it looks a treat! The paints do give a lovely finish.