Friday, 18 January 2008


Have been messing about with inky things lately and, as it is my daughter's birthday on the 23rd January, decided to make her some tags to go inside her Dragon card. I used everything, inks, Tim Holtz distressed ink pads and Adirondak inkpads too. Images were stamped with Stazon inkpad and ended up using Glimmer mists, in various colours, and Blonde Moments to finish them off. Added some fibres and will probably attach them together with some pretty ribbons.

Birthday cards for daughter

These two cards are entirely different so hope she likes them. The girly one is all black and white, apart from some pink glitter edging. The image is from Joanna Sheen's Dancing with Shadow and I really like the effect it gives. The paper used is handmade silver glitter which, unfortunately doesn't show up on here.

She particular asked for a 'Dragon' card so have been playing around with inks etc, and decided to make a tag with Linda's stamp again. Its getting plenty of use!!

Friday, 11 January 2008

Card for a friend.

Decided to make something a little different for my friend's birthday so the whole card is in gold. It is one of the quickest cards I have made for a long time but, in real life, it looks so impressive and expensive. All the stamped images are from the Tim Holtz range and I simply applied Versamark embossing pad to the stamps and then gold heat-it-up embossing powder and heat embossed them all individually. To finish off I used Rub 'n buff gold on the edges and between the gaps in the images. Hope you like it.

Take 3 Beer Mats.

I belong to a group of like-minded ladies called The Paper Dolls and each month we have challenges set to stretch our crafting abilities. We have now been set a bi-monthly challenge and Take 3 Beer Mats is the first in the series. The idea is to alter the beer mats into something completely different. I decided to make mine an Oriental book and I hope you will find this interesting.

Front Page.

All the pages are covered using the DCWV Far-East card stack and all images are stamped with black StaZon inkpad. I have used the same Dragon image on both the front and back pages. The image has been produced by a member of the forum I am on and her name is Linda. The dragon is coloured in acrylic paints and the 'fire' is done with red stickles. The edges are coloured in with Adirondak Cranberry inkpad and glittery gold peel-offs.

Pages 1 & 2.

Stamped with Geisha stamps. Highlighted flowers etc with Diamond and yellow stickles. Flowers and buds painted with Emerald Green Liquid Pearls. Pages edged with Adirondak Bottle Green inkpad and glittery gold peel-offs

Pages 3 & 4.

Stamped with 2 images from the Non-Sequitur range of Orientals. Painted with acrylic paints and glittered with yellow and orange stickles and green liquid pearls. Pages edged with adirondak Butterscotch inkpad and pages edged with glittery gold peel-offs.

Back page

Again using Linda's Dragon stamp and coloured in with acrylic pants and Xmas Red stickles for the 'fire'. Edged with Adirondak Cranberry inkpad. 3 Eyelet holes made in each page and tied with red ribbon to finish the effect!

Saturday, 5 January 2008

Egyptian fat book pages

I have been messing about with inks recently and have now completed a series of Egyptian fat book pages to swap on a forum I am on.
Instead of using backing papers, I have used various coloured inks blended to form the background to co-ordinate with the images. The images used are from Joanna Sheen's Egyptian cd. The embellishments I made from mountboard which I triple embossed and, when cold, coloured in with H2o's. When they had dried I then used a glaze which would give me a 'cracked' and aged look.