Friday 28 February 2014

Little Claire's Friday Project

Hello to you all, My share today is a first for me at Little Claire's....
It's the Friday Project
I have decided to show how you can make a background for all the lovely silhouette stamps that are
available from Little Claire

I first started by gathering all I needed

After stamping my image onto my card  with some black Versafine ink I punched a 2 inch circle to use as a mask for the moon,you can place this wherever you like

Using Faded Jeans distress ink and a sponge start inking the card around the image and moon making sure you hold the moon mask firmly, I have left some free of ink where I think the moon is shining.

I have also gone around the top corners with Festive Berries distress ink to give some depth to the image.

 To get the effect of clouds across the moon I have picked some ink up on a cotton bud and simply  wiped it across.

I then put everything together and this is the end result.
 Supplies used
 Stamp-Meadow Girl
Backing Paper DCWV Floral Foliage
Postcard Sentiment Stamp
Versafine Ink
Ranger Distress Ink Faded Jeans and Festive Berries
2 inch circle punch
Cuttlebug embossing folder

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Wednesday 26 February 2014

Almost Spring

Hello to you all,my card share today uses a Daffodil image from Scribble and Scrap.This has been coloured with Promarkers....I have inked the background with Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge and Festive Berries distress inks. I have also stamped the Inkylicious  Windswept in the background.The backing card has been put through an embossing

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Tuesday 25 February 2014

Wall Tag No 9

Hello to you all,I have gone for the grunge look for my tag today (Pretty Grunge) it has glitter on. 

I started with a white tag and inked all over with Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone and some  soot around the edges. I then used Tims clock stencil with Picket Fence distress paint.I stamped the Big Ben and London Bus with black Versafine......The clock has been stamped cut out and attached with sticky buds....The glitter in the corner just finishes it off I
Supplies used
Distress inks-Frayed Burlap,Pumice Stone and Soot
Stamps- Papermania's Portobello Road (Bus and Big Ben)
Hero Arts- (Clock and Sentiment)
Wow (silver embossing powder)
Black Versafine ink pad

I am entering this into
Country View Crafts "Painty Pleasures"
Make it Monday "Anything Goes"
Love to Create "Anything Goes"
Amusing Challenges "Anything Goes"

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Monday 24 February 2014


Hello to you all. My card share today is quite bright so you might need the sunglasses. Really not to sure if there is to much yellow. I have inked the background with Mustard Seed, Stormy Sky and Black Soot distress inks, and the butterflies have been clear embossed with Black Versafine ink.I also clear embossed a script stamp with Versamark to keep it looking

I am entering this into
Amusing Challenges "Anything Goes"
Sentimental Sundays "Make your own Background"
2 Sisters "Embossing"
The Crafting Cafe "Embossing"
A Creative Romance "Lets get Sentimental"

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Saturday 22 February 2014

Eastern Grasses

Hello to you all, wow I have had a fab morning in the craft room, the sun shining through feels so good...It is amazing how the weather can change our mood....Any way my card share today use a couple of stamps from Chocolate Baroque's Eastern Grasses stamp sheet. I have clear embossed  both images using black Versafine ink, the backgrounds have been achieved by sponging with Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac Distress inks.The sentiment also comes on the sheet. I hope you like
I am entering this into
ABC "F is for Flowers"
Sister Act "Anything Goes"
The Artistic Stamper "Use Distress"

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Thursday 20 February 2014

An Altered Book

I was at Ikea at the weekend buying some much needed storage for the craft room when I came across a hard back drawing pad fab thick papers  all for a whole £1.The cover was a bit garish but I thought I could change that...Well I have been busy cutting and sewing and have made a removable cover for my newly named Journal. Not sure what I will use it for yet,It is a good size 11inches x 10inches. but I will let you know when I do.I still need to dcorate the inside

and the back

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Wednesday 19 February 2014

Ella Bella 2

Hello to you all,my card share today uses the gorgeous Indigo Blu stamp Ella Bella and a script stamp from Oak House Studios.....I have clear embossed her with black Versafine ink and also made a small panel of script....I then matted and layered onto black and white

I am entering this into
Crafty Sentiments "Anything Goes"
Papertake Weekly "Lovely Layers"
Sweet Stamps "Anything Goes"

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Tuesday 18 February 2014

Wall Tag No 8

Hello to you all,I am here today with this weeks tag.
I have inked up my tag with Faded Jeans and Rusty Hinge distress inks then used the Tim Holtz Burlap stencil. with texture paste..... My flower was made with Tattered Florals die cuts. (I won these a couple of years back from Jules,she sent me absolutely loads of these) and yes Jules I am still getting plenty of use from them.....I have put 4 of them together and distressed with some white Gesso  Acrylic paint and Faded
I am entering this into
Eclectic Ellapu "Anything but a Card"
ABC "F is for Flowers"
Country View Crafts "Painty Pleasures"
Crafting Musketeers "Butterflies" 
Feeling Crafty "Dies and/or Punches"
Brown Sugar "Use a Die cut or Punch"
Crafting from the Heart "Anything Goes/Use Flowers"
Love to Scrap "Anything Goes"
The Artistic Stamper "Use Distress"

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Monday 17 February 2014

Tip Toe Through The Tulips

Hello to you all, my card share today uses a few Crafty individuals stamps,the main stamp being the tulips,I just inked this up with Faded Jeans distress ink and backed it onto some white card.
 The backing is first inked up with Antique Linen and Faded Jeans distress inks,I then stamped couple more images and did some stenciling with the Tim Holtz burlap stencil and some home made some texture paste .xxx
I am entering this into
Dream Valley "Tag your It"
Hobby Cutz "Blue and Brown"
Artistic Stampers "Use Distress"
Make it Monday "Anything Goes"
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Saturday 15 February 2014

Little Claire's Challenge 42

Hello we have a new challenge  over at  Little Claire, this  month we would like to see your

For my card share I have made a Wedding card  using one of the Swirly Birds clear stamps. I Have inked the stamp up with Frayed Burlap distress inks, masked off the heart part and stamped over with  a script stamp.
I have also  inked the edges with Frayed Burlap. The sentiment is also part of the set

Just look at the lovely prize on offer
This includes
1metre each laser cut and embossed daisy ribbon in white pink and lilac
Assortment of red and pink papers
4 concertina tag cards-pink and white
A4 felt multipack 8sheets-4 shades of pink
Me To You Tatty Teddy stamp
Me To You  60 paper Blossoms

I am entering this into
Crafters Cafe "Hearts"
Crafting by Design "Love"
Fab'n'Funky Valentine/Love
Penny Paper Crafty "Monochrome"
Sisterhood of Crafters "Love"
Fan -Tastic Tuesday "Romance"
Sweet Stamps "Love" 
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Friday 14 February 2014

A Little Black and White Number

Hello to you all,I am using a Chocolate Baroque stamp today this is from the Home Sweet Home stamp sheet.....I am using the Repeat Stamping Technique for the background which is for the Make it Take it challenge over at Craft Stamper ,this is simply using a small stamp and repeat stamping which I have done for the backing card......

I am entering this into
Make it Take it "Repeat Stamping Technique"
Penny's Paper-Crafty "Monochrome"
Through the Purple Haze "Anything Goes"
Allsorts "Colours beginning with B" (Black)

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Thursday 13 February 2014

Butterfly Flourish

Hello to you all,I have been playing with inks today,just blending various colours onto card...This is what I finally decided to use for the stamps I had in mind to use which is Butterfly Flourish from Little Claire.I coloured the card with Faded Jeans and Festive Berries distress inks and then stamped my images on with Black Versafine and clear

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Wednesday 12 February 2014

Poppy Lea

Hello to you all My card share today uses the Poppy Lea stamp from Inkylicious. I have clear embossed with Black Versafine and the background has been made with Mustard Seed,Festive Berriesand Faded Jeans distress inks. I have put the baking card through an embossing folder.The postcard sentiment stamp comes from Little Claire. Hope you like
I would like to enter this into
Craft-Dee-Bowz "Anything with a Bow"
Through the Purple Haze "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue "Anything Goes"
Butterfly Challenge "Butterflies and Flowers"

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Tuesday 11 February 2014

Wall Tag No 7

Hello....Well it is 12 midday and so far we have had rain, snow and now the sun is trying to show it's face....

I have my weekly tag to show today this is No 7, only 45 to go and the wall is looking very colourful ...

I have made the background using Dusty Concord Mustard seed and Festive Berries distress inks then put this through a script embossing folder .. I coloured some burlap and ribbon wooden key and a tag  with the same inks then assembled it all with some gems and
I am entering this into
Make it Monday "Anything Goes"
Though the Purple Haze "Anything Goes"
Challenges 4 Everybody "Anything Goes"
Dream Valley "Tag your It"

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Monday 10 February 2014

Home Sweet Home

Hello to you all,my card share today uses The Home Sweet Home stamps from Chocolate Baroque, I inked the stamps up with Weathered Wood  Distress ink onto watercolor card, the large house first then masked this off and stamped the smaller one.I have also colored up with distress inks...
Matted up with Coredinations and  Craft

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