Sunday, October 29, 2017

Christmas blue, white and silver

This card is made from Lemoncraft papers and Foamiran flowers made using Foamiran and poinsettia dies from 14 Craft Bar. 

I coloured the poinsettias and all the die cuts with a blue Gelato and a make up sponge triangle.  I also used a Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars stencil and white embossing paste.

The 'Noel' die cut is silver embossed.  I added lots of glitter!

I'd like to enter this into:


Papers - Lemoncraft, Foamiran, Poinsettia die - 14 Craft Bar
Tim Holtz Festive Greens dies and Christmas sayings
Tonic Studios - Fern Garland
Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars stencil

Monday, October 16, 2017

Anything Goes with Foamiran Flowers at 14 Craft Bar

I love using Foamiran so decided to join the challenge over at 14 Craft Bar, where I buy Foamiran and all sorts of yummy crafty goodies.  I followed the lovely Emilia Sieredzan's YouTube video for making poinsettias from Foamiran and used Trimcraft papers, a Waltzingmouse stamp (stamped in red and heat embossed with Wow! clear sparkle powder).

I was in my local Guiney's haberdashery section and found burlap/hessian and gorgeous gold net fabric both of which I've used, together with some red chiffon ribbon.  The greenery are Tim Holtz/Sizzix die cuts and I forget where I bought the frosted berries.  The red stamens are from 14 Craft Bar

I'm loving the combination of gold fabric, hessian and Christmas berries and greenery, together with Foamiran poinsettias.  I'll be using these elements lots in my Christmas crafting!

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Just Because

Some watercolour paper dampened with a brush and water, then watercolours dropped in and dried before patting into the beads of colour still on the craft mat, makes a pretty background for some Foamiran flowers (you've got to try this stuff).  I added Simon Says Stamp die cut Clustered Leaves and some more flowers from The Ribbon Girl and yummy Silver Glitter Paint.  Also some twine and clear drop flatback beads.  

The sentiment was computer generated, cut out and edged with some Worn Lipstick distress ink.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

More foamiran flowers

I've been playing with Foamiran again.  It's addictive!  I used some lilac and white Foamiran and after die cutting the foam I coloured the white foam with Gelatos before heating and shaping the flowers. The papers are from Dealz (get in there, they have some gorgeous little paper packs .... 1.49 of course.  While we're talking about Dealz, if you buy their pack of little travel containers for toiletries, it contains two spray bottles ideal for craft - fill with just plain water or add some Perfect Pearls or Brusho powders etc.  Have you SEEN what some sites charge for a little old spray bottle??? sorry, back to the card...)

I used a Tim Holtz stencil and embossing paste for texture on a circle die cut, added a scalloped circle die cut, Scrapiniec chipboard, a die cut butterfly coloured with Altenew inks, and another addictive thing .... micro beads.  Gorgeous on nails, too.

While I had everything out I made another card with the same supplies and just changed things up with glitter and cheesecloth.

The leaves were cut from Papermania coloured cardstock with a Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves die.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Use a Triangle at Craft for the Craic

For August at Craft for the Craic the challenge is to use a triangle.  I made a triangular gift box from some pretty Lemoncraft 12 x 12 paper.

Once the box was made I made a Foamiran flower from matching foam from Foamiran Ireland and coloured some Tim Holtz flower ribbon with a blue Gelato and water.  The leaves were cut from an Altenew die and the other elements are from The Ribbon Girl.

I hope you'll join us this month at Craft for the Craic.

Ger x

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hand Made Flowers at Craft for the Craic

Hope you're all enjoying the fine weather!  For July at Craft for the Craic the challenge is to use handmade flowers on aniything but a card.  I've recently discovered Foamiran - sheets of a special foam which makes lovely petals when heated.  

I cut a tag shape from some white card and used texture paste over a Tim Holtz stencil.  I wet the card then added Worn Lipstick distress ink, watered down and picked up with a brush, letting it run down the card and over the brick effect.  I then added my flowers,a die cut, muslin, lace, pearl trim and pink pearls.  I finished with some dabs of glue before sprinkling some glitter.

How do you like to make flowers?  From Foamiran, paper, fabric, cake icing, beads, crochet?  Let us see at Craft for the Craic.

Ger x

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Green and Glittery at Craft for the Craic

Green and Glittery is the theme for this month's challenge at Craft for the Craic, in honour of St Patrick's Day.

I tipped out some Brusho Watercolour powders onto the craft sheet and picked them up with Spectrum Noir sparkle pens and a little water and painted the flowers and leaves.  The shimmer is lovely, I hope you can see that in the video

I then used some Turquoise Brusho powder and water to paint all around the flowers and used a computer generated sentiment.

Let's see how you interpret the Green and Glittery theme this month.

Ger x