Saturday, 30 November 2013

Eternal memories

Creative time again, this week the theme for Drunken Stampers is METAL.
Gone a bit off the wall on this one. I haven't actually used metal on this card, I wanted to experiment with achieving a metal effect. Here's the result

The frame is a 'Gorjuss' stamp (Docrafts Gorjuss range), but i wanted a more aged effect that just stamping and heat embossing, so I liberally applied bronze gilding wax all over the top. I love the way the detail of the frame hasn't been lost, if anything I think it may have accentuated its features. I've used the same technique with the sentiment.
For the background, I had fun with microbeads. I laid strips of double sided tape on black card carefully, making sure no gaps were left between each strip. I then took of the protective layer on alternate strips and covered in gold micro beads, ensuring complete coverage on the tape. I then did the rest of the strips in black microbeads. The finish looks fab and gives a really tactile finish. Just to give a little extra va va voom, I've placed some pretty little paper flowers on a branch in the corner, just a little feature.

Why not have a look over at Drunken Stampers to see what the rest of the team have created.

 Drunken Stampers

5x7 white card blank (trimmed to size of frame) - Papermania
Frame stamp - Docrafts Gorjuss range
Sentiment stamp - Inkylicious
Embossing powder - Cosmic Shimmer, Olympic Gold Lustre
Gilding wax - Cosmic Shimmer, Cast Bronze
Microbeads - Pop by American Crafts
Branch die - Spellbinders, Cherry blossom
Flower dies - Heartfelt Creations, Sun Kissed Fleur 
Striped paper (flowers) - Docrafts Gorjuss range

I will be entering this card into the following challenges; - Autumn Colours - ATG - Shabby chic, vintage - Any sentiment

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Well hello there, fancy meeting you here again!
OK so this week for Challenges 4 Everybody we had the full range of Bugaboo digi stamps to choose from. I chose a silhouette image because I wanted to play with the brayer and try some of the new techniques I learnt at the Clarity workshop.

A lot of the Bugaboo stamps are contemporary in appearance, which doesn't necessarily fit with my usual style, but are a beautiful range of silhouette images, including snow globes which are all the rage at the moment. Take a look and see what they've got that you might like.

 Bugaboo Digi Stamps

And here's the card I came up with, have to admit it needed to be a quick one this week due to work commitments, but I don't think it's too bad.

The rest of the design team have come up with some gorgeous designs, take a look and leave them a little comment.

Challenges 4 Everybody

Happy Crafting.xx

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Claritystamp workshop

I've spent the afternoon today at a Claritystamp workshop run by Maria Simms. It's been a fab afternoon, had a chat with some other crafty ladies and learnt a few new techniques to boot.
Thought I'd share some of the work I did there. Quite please with them, even if I do say so myself!

Keep practising and them hopefully more to come.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Elvis is in the................ Drunken Stampers Challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As denotes by the title, this weeks challenge for Drunken Stampers revolves around Elvis, the King of rock and roll.
And with that, here's my card

My Drunken team mates have made some very musical creations too, pop along to the blog and add your contribution while your there, you may even be named Life of the Party.

 Drunken Stampers

6x6 Kraft card base - Papermania
Gold matting - Create & Craft
Brown backing card - Core'dinations
Music embossing folder - Embossalicious, Crafters Companion
Card toppers - Kanban (Discontinued)

Happy crafting.xx

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Beautiful Imagination

Had a great week this week, been to the NEC and spent rather too much money. But on the upside, I was customer #4 at the Crafters Companion stand and received £50 goody bag for free, found a few new crafty things to try, including MosaiCraft, bit like cross stitch but with tiny pegs clipped on to a board. The best thing though and admit to getting a little starstruck, was Barbara Gray demo. I asked about brayering and she did a demo to show me exactly how it was done and I got to keep the work she did. (will be framing and putting it on the wall in my craft area for inspiration!)

Right back to what we're here for, Challenges 4 Everybody.
Got a fabulous designer to work with this week;

 Sassy Studios

and here's what I came up with.............

I just totally loved this image, very vampish, very cool and I felt purple was the perfect colour to compliment her obviously fierce attitude. I've used Promarkers to colour this one in.
For your chance to win this weeks prize, come along to the blog and take inspiration for my team mates fab designs.

Challenges 4 Everybody

A5 black shimmer base card - Kanban
Matt silver matting - Create & Craft
Purple & Black card - Hunkydory Adorable Scorable
Wording stamp - IndigoBlu
Embossing powder (wording) - Cosmic Shimmer Silver Lustre

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Saturday, 2 November 2013

The Nuisance of Work

The challenge this week for Drunken Stampers is 'Workplace'.
I've gone a little bit left field on this one, slightly out of my comfort zone, but it is a challenge after all!

I just totally loved the sentiment for this topper, fits perfectly with the theme and feels very apt!

Hop along and see what other fab creations the rest of the team have made.

Toppers - Kanban
5x7 scalloped edge card - From my crafty stash
Stripy backing paper - Kanban
Cork letter tiles - From my crafty stash