Sunday, 29 March 2009

Free shipping offer....

over at Elzybells! Special summer offer ends tomorrow so for any elzybell fans now's the time to grab a bit extra for your money!!!

wooohooo I found the stamp :-)

After a lot of searching finally tracked it down - thanks to Clare's suggestion of Sir Stampalot!! I did try there initially and it wasn't in stock but decided to have another look as Clare said they had it in as a special order - and they had one left woooohoooo can't wait for it to arrive now. Thanks everyone who tried helping me track her down - I was just about to give up hope or buy the sitting tilda in the bunny suit which Mandy has - though I much prefer this one. so now I, like tilda, am a happy bunny :-)

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Searching for a stamp..........

and can't find it anywhere :-( I saw the Tilda in the bunny suit which was released last year and thought it would be perfect for easter cards - but nowhere has it - its either not in stock or they don't have it at all. Found one place with it but its quite pricey and in the US so probably wouldn't be here in time for easter anyway.

This is the one I'm looking for so if anyone sees her on their travels give me a shout lol!!

Friday, 13 March 2009

The other 2 cards for the gold mingle

Well, these were two cards I sweated blood and tears over lol. I've never struggled so much as having to stick to one colour!!!

The flower card was made using a piece of gold embossed card someone sent me a while ago thats been sat in my craft box for ages. The image was stamped, embossed with gold ep and layered up. The frame and the edge of the card were originally white - but I attacked them with the inkpad and gold ep lol - same for the flower button - that was originally pink!!! Sentiment stamp is one I've had for a while but thought it fitted the flower theme - ribbon & brads from stash!

The angel was stamped in gold and paper pieced with Laura Ashley papers. The gold backing paper was stamped randomly with a shamrock and 'luck of the irish' stamp from the dovecraft mini stamps - sentiment from same pack. oval was mounted onto a piece of the Laura Ashley paper to give a narrow edge to break the gold up. Ribbon & peel offs from stash.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Where does the time go????

I've just been looking back over my posts and realised that its nearly a year since I started blogging!!! Wow, seems like no time at all lol

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Some cards I received

For a change, I'm sharing some cards which I've received over the last few days, instead of boring everyone with cards I made :-)

The flower one is from Clare which she sent in with her blog candy I won, a really pretty card and some great goodies to play with, thanks hun x

The blue gothic fairy is a rak from Karen (Kaz-za) and I absolutely love it - its a fairy and its gothic - gorgeous!!!

The gold/green is from Germaine and this was the card she sent me for the gold mingle on England Stampers.

Thank you ladies for sending me such delightful cards :-)

Whiff of Joy Matthew

I love these stamps, and had coloured Matthew in a while ago but never got round to doing anything with the image. Matted it onto a piece of old gold paper, and added a couple of brads. Papers are papermania again, ribbon is from the local market, Matthew coloured with Prismas (no surprise there!!)

Been playing again........

This is definitely a bit busier and more fussy than I'd usually make, but I like it, it seems to work lol.

Tilda is coloured with prismas and coated with 3d glaze, papers are papermania, crochet flowers from the tin full my mum made and the lace is a strip I found hidden away in the bottom of my sewing box

My first of 3 cards for a gold art mingle :-)

Over on England Stampers, our lovely group owner Kathy set us another art mingle, this was what she wrote
St. Paddy's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a stamping swap. I know what you're thinking: you are assuming this is going to be cards with green and shamrocks.

But you would be WRONG!

You see, I am much more interested in the leprechaun's GOLD at the end of the rainbow. So here's how this swap will work.

As with the last mingle, you will be making THREE cards... The cards can be any size or shape. You can make three cards the same, or each can be completely different.

They must be predominately gold or have gold tones. You can use gold ink, gold embossing powder, gold twinks, gold colour mist, gold paper, gold embellishments, gold ribbon, etc. etc. etc. You can have other colours in the card, too; but gold should be the most prominent colour.

You do not have to make it a St. Paddy's card. You can use any kind of sentiment or stamp or embellishment that you wish -- please, no decoupage images or stickers on this swap.

Sounds easy enough but I have to admit I struggled with this one!! First off my gold ink pad doesn't like detail stamps - anything more than straightforward lines and it stamps a sludgy coloured mess - so not to be beaten I dug out one of my Tim Holtz distress pads (antique linen I think) its not gold, gold but coloured with a clear sakura glaze pen gives a nice gold hue which works perfectly with the vintage stamp I wanted to use - to show I CAN do something other than cute lol The gold flowers are just punched from a scrap of gold card, with one attached to the centre of a paper flower, ribbon is left over from christmas a couple of years back but as its covered in gold stars it looked just right!

I love the simplicity of this one, its soooo long since I just stamped an image - took a while to get used to not colouring lol. Thats one down, 2 to go.