Saturday, 31 January 2015

Little ones....

Whoops don't  know what has happened to my original photo, BUT if you scroll down I have been able to add it again, but not get rid of the no entry sign!!! Apologies.....

is the challenge this week over at LIM and I decided to use one of my lovely little rose stamps again and use a little corner of my card, leaving lots of white to make a CAS card. To set the flower off I backed it with a bit of machine freehand sewing in a circular motion to compliment the shape of the flower, to finish I simply added a lovely little PP sentiment, hope you like.  

Monday, 26 January 2015

The new love in my life.... Vellum !!  oooh I have come to love this beautiful and versatile paper, especially with Kraft card, and I love a challenge well a card one that I am entering this card for LiM challenge which this week is a sketch.

I was lucky to be pointed in the direction of a great little stamp site last week called Uniko Studio, the Chrysanthemum stamp is gorgeous and I couldn't believe they had such a beautiful Poinsettia stamp.... which is what I used for my 2014 Christmas cards and I had searched everywhere for a suitable one!  However, I did spot this gorgeous delicate flower digi in the Saturday Freebies, (would love it as a stamp so versatile) which I have used today!

A little close up of my card...

I used a script embossing folder on a cut to size piece of vellum,and rounded off the edges and adhered with vellum glue dots to a Kraft card.

 The flower I played around with till I got it to the size I felt was just right, printed it a few times in grey...for a softer look, on a sheet of vellum...and did a bit of cutting.  I did initially  use a versamark pen to outline the edges of the flowers and heat embossed in white before cutting but I decided the look was not quite as delicate as I would have liked, a bit clumsy ( the pen nib thickness, not me!) on such fine lines.  I coloured one of the flowers on the reverse placed them both on and around the scripted vellum and cut the the love sentiment again using vellum, a few toning pink and white sequins and a sparkly to finish.

My beautiful 10yr old Grandaughter has broken her foot, so this card is for her as she loves the garden and flowers ....and bugs and creepy crawlies!.  I have to just tell you ..she broke her foot playing Rugby at playtime in school with the boys.... who were tackling very gently (her words!) haha     

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Hello again..

A look at the LiM challenge always my favourite, was just what I needed to get me thinking again and the challenge....a card for a friend, perfect. As suggestedby one of my lovely comments I have also updated this post to include Uniko...will be returning to have another look at some of their lovely stamps, and also CASology

 I stamped these lovely garden roses which use  3, 4 or 5 stamps for each one (and take a little practic!) in various shades of magenta to orangey pink and cut a tag from vellum which I overstamped with the skeleton outline of a couple of the roses just in black, to finish I die cut the lovely hello sentiment and tried to sort of float it over the vellum.

 If you have found your way here...I hope you like my card..........and to finish a little close up of the vellum tag and sentiment....I really must do a bit more photography research HA!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Happy to be back

A very simple and CAS card made by stamping in and embossing in white on vellum, the flower was then coloured quite simply on the reverse for a subtle effect and adhered with sticky dots. The happy is die cut in vellum too...simples and ImI'm happy with the clean soft look of this card, hope you like it too if you've found your way here...


And a return to blogland after a good
few months absence, such a lot happening in 2014 including a bad back...but perhaps now I can get back on track with a little snippet of our christmas them and would love to replicate them in a card ...perhaps one of these days,...