I was asked to make a birthday card for a little chap who’s birthday is on Halloween. Our sponsor over at the Crafty Bloggers Network this month is Stitchy Bear digital stamps and I found this really cool little guy to work with:
Cya there stamp by Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps coloured with Spectrum Noir pencilsPatterned paper
Stamps Away Alphabet stamps
Sizzix dies and stamps
The theme for the week this week over at the SplodgeAway blog is 2 masks 1 project. I have had this owl made up since I was down at my Mum’s house in the summer but never got around to doing anything with him. I found some dimensional glitter from Viva Decor in a craft shop down there and used it through the Ernie the Owl Disk, I thought it looked rather cool. The other mask I used for the embellishments and the card background is Leaf The Lot. I inked through the mask with perfect medium and embossed with gold embossing powder and then cut out the leaves. The background was made by simply embossing the card through the Grand Calibur and then applying distress ink over the top.
I know, I know and bit of a corny title but I really couldn’t resist it 🙂 The Freebie Friday this week over at the Gina’s Designs blog is a file to allow you to make a cracker. I made mine with an autumn feel but they would make super Halloween treats for the kids, just fill them with some sweeties and you are good to go.
The freebie Friday this week over at Gina’s Designs blog is some really cool printables that make these awesome concertina leaves, I made a banner with them to put in the window over at Cullen Crafts.
Freebie Friday from Gina’s Designs
Cheery Lynn rose die (large and medium)
Crafts Too flourish die
Scallop circle punch
Old book page
American Crafts twine
Hi to all out there in blogland! Today I have made something a little different and I am really pleased with how it turned out. You know when you suddenly get an idea in your head and you have to do it there and then? Well this was one of those, its a little different to the picture in my head but that happens to me all the time!
I started off with some white linen paper from Papermill Direct which I inked up with distress inks – Mustard seed, Wild Honey, Barn Door, and Vintage photo. I love the way the linen texture come up when the paper is inked don’t you? I then took my trusty “Autumn Gatherings die from Sizzix and cut me a “heap” of leaves and believe me, you do need quite a few (I cut 4 1/2 strips) Once the leaves were cut I set about inking the edges of them so they would stand out against each other a little bit and then stuck them fairly randomly onto a ring of brown card. The ring measured 6 inches on the outside and 5 inches on the inside, just in case you wish to know 🙂 All that was left was to stick on the scarecrow, words and corn which were all cut on my plotter. The corn was painted with liquid leaf copper.
Here is the result:
I am entering this into the Autumn challenge over at Papermill Direct (they are looking for a new design team too so why not pop over and have a go)
I fell in love with these little Toread characters as soon as I saw them, they are just too cute (so much so I ordered 3 more stamps). Here are 2 postcards I made for a swap using the stamps I got with the CD (when it was on Create and Craft). I sprayed some kraft card with a pearly mist spray and then cut some leaves using a cuttlebug die. I ran the leaves through various embossing folders to give them some texture and glued them randomly on the card around the cut out Toread character (who were coloured with Copic pens ).
Here is a card for this challenge, it has taken me ages to decide what to put as the embelishments here, I finaly decided on images printed and recolored using copics (my printer was having a funny five minutes!)
Papers from Breezy Design
Anita’s Square card blank
Wiff of Joy stamp, Sitting Farmer Oakley, coloured with Copic Ciao
Dovecraft Essentials Earthtone ribbon