Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tea Dance Collection

Morning! Spotted some Craftwork Cards packs when I was in Crafty Angels on Saturday, this card is made with papers from the Tea Dance collection.  I added Waltzingmouse Stamps frame die cut with Labels 18 and added jute mesh, sparkly bead trim, pleated ribbon, pearls and flowers from The Ribbon Girl.  The sentiment is computer made.
Can't seem to take good photos lately, the colours all seem so insipid.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Oh Scrap!

ABC Challenges are getting us to use up our scraps this week!
I know you all have tons of scraps of paper and card and some are so precious that even the tiniest strips are hoarded!  That was the case with the Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye papers we were using at a workshop with the lovely Sandie Dunne I went to on Saturday at Crafty Angels fabulous shop in Newbridge, Kildare.  The shop is so well stocked! Gorgeous selection of dies and embossing folders, too.
But back to the card.  I paper pieced the rainy day Anya image from one side of the beautiful double sided paper, and die cut clouds from the other side, inking the edges with Broken China.  Another hoarded piece of paper was fishtail-cut and put along the bottom of the card - it reminded me of raindrops.  A piece of kraft card was embossed with dots (raindrops again) and layered onto the red side of the paper, then everything was placed onto some blue Adorable Scorable cardstock.  Anya was coloured with Copics.
So come on, here's your chance to use up some of that stash of scraps and enter your cards over at ABC Challenges!
Ger x

Monday, July 22, 2013

Double Embossing Challenge at ABC Challenges


After taking last week off we are back in swing with a new challenge this week at 'ABC' Challenges.  The challenge this week is technique based - we want to see your Beautiful Cards made with two types of embossing (Doubly Embossed).

Adding texture through embossing is a great technique to use.   We thought it would be fun to challenge you a bit and ask you to use both on your cards this week.  What we would really like to see is your cards using both dry (texture) and wet (stamped and heat set) embossing.  But if that doesn't work for you then please use two different types of dry embossing patterns on your card.  We'll be happy with that as well. 
For my card I used dry embossing - a Tim Holtz folder - and used Frantage powder as a bit of a cheat but oh boy that stuff can be tricky!  Every time I snuck up on it with my heat gun it all blew away!  In the end I used an embossing pen to put dots on the tree for the powder to stick to.

Come on over to ABC Challenges, see what the rest of the Design Team created, and enter our fun challenge!

Ger x

Monday, July 15, 2013

Inspiration Monday at Crafty Bloggers Network

It's time for another Inspiration Monday at Crafty Bloggers Network where this month the challenge is to add metal.

I've used one of our sponsor's images - Lacy Sunshine 'Maddie and Clover Groovy Hippie Music' LOL reminds me of the sixties flower power stuff.  I coloured with Speccies and Copics and added some embossing - docrafts Me to You embossing folder, some Tim Holtz tattered florals, an LOTV sentiment and lace and a flower charm from The Ribbon Girl.

Thanks for visiting. Ger x

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tilly Kraft

Hope you're all lazing on this Sunday afternoon.

Been playing with the Tilly Daydream range again, using some Kraft card and an EK success border punch as well.

Thanks for visiting. Ger x

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tilly Swing

Wow it got sooo hot here yesterday and today looks to be heading in the same direction! No I'm not complaining!  We see plenty of rain and cold days.
I'm still playing with my Tilly Daydreams A4 Ultimate pack.  I also bought a roll of Tilly Adhesive Fabric and I've had fun with that.  It die cuts beautifully, in fact I had to use my nails to fray the edges of the hex shaped frame.  I stamped the leaves and little squirrel from the stamp set and coloured with Papermania brush markers and water.
I'd like to enter this into:
Thanks for visiting. Ger x

Monday, July 8, 2013

Christmas in July at ABC Challenges

Morning, more glorious sunshine today!  Despite the wonderful summer weather, over at ABC Challenges we're celebrating Christmas in July!  It does creep up on us though, and we need so many cards made by December why not get one out of the way and enter our challenge.

I'm still playing with the lovely Tilly Daydreams range from docrafts so I used decoupage, papers and ric rac ribbon from Tilly Daydreams and added some die cuts, pearls, stickles and a LOTV sentiment. 

Thanks for visiting. Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

CHNC Challenge Extra for July - Christmas Anything Goes

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Gorjuss Bag

Good morning!  This morning's card is one I made for a docrafts photo challenge, I used a Papermania handbag card blank, Gorjuss papers and embellishments and a crochet flower from docrafts Vintage Notes.
Yesterday was a Very Happy Mail day for me - at 08.40 a.m. the courier van arrived with the brand new Powder Blue and Teal Big Shot machine which I won from the fabulous Crafty Angels shop in Newbridge!  What a generous giveaway, I'm sure you all heard me squealing wherever you were!!
Looks like we're heading for a barbecue weekend, enjoy it! Ger x

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tilly Daydream

Afternoon! I couldn't resist the new Tilly Daydream range from docrafts.

The papers and die cuts are really lovely.

Ger x

Monday, July 1, 2013

Anything Goes at ABC Challenges

This week at ABC Challenges it's  Anything Goes (as long as it's a card!).

I love Wee Stamps and this wedding couple are so cute! The paper is Prima, sentiment LOTV and flowers, lace, ribbon, pearl trim and pink hemp are from The Ribbon Girl.

Come on over to ABC Challenges and show us what you're working on this week!

Ger x

Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps Challenge - Love is in the Air
Addicted to Stamps #59 - Gorgeous Lace
Totally Papercrafts - June Bride
Sentimental Sundays #161 - All Things Digital

Supplies: Image - Wee Stamps
Paper - Prima
Sentiment - LOTV
Flowers, ribbon, lace, pearl trim, hemp twine - The Ribbon Girl
Spectrum Noirs, Copics

Metal Magic Challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network

Morning! July already, and time for a new challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network.  This month we are sponsored by the very talented Heather at Lacy Sunshine Stamps:

Lacy Sunshine  offers  beautiful original and imaginative  digital stamps  for all your papercrafting needs.  All images from Lacy Sunshine are  hand  drawn and designed by  myself, Heather Valentin, a professional artist, muralist and  illustrator  and my dad, professional artist, G.P.

"I am one  who loves creating timeless pieces from my heart and  soul, creating an extraordinary world filled with magic and whimsical friends.... one drawing at a time.  Come  journey with me now into my  world of pure imagination".

The theme for this month's challenge is 'Metal Magic' - just add something metal (or something that appears to be metal) to your card.

For my card I chose the image 'Molly Fishing' and coloured with Spectrum Noirs and Copics.  I used docrafts papers, LOTV sentiment and an angelfish charm and ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.

Looking forward to seeing your cards this month at Crafty Bloggers Network.

See you later with another card. Ger x

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sentimental Sundays - All Things Digital
Corrosive Challenge - Summertime
Crafts for Eternity - Heavy Metal
Creative Corner - Gone Fishing