Friday, 3 May 2013

Another Sherri Baldy challenge

This time the challenge is to use punches and/or dies...

I have opted for an easel card which was die cut from Spellbinders Grand labels 4. Then onto a pearl teale coloured card I matted paper from the new First Edition paper stack New Bloom. To reverse the layering for top mount and bottom mount I used Marianne Creatables Anjas Large Oval, cutting 1 white solid and trellis and 1 teale trellis and solid then switched the colours for effect.
I continued to embellish with die cut flourishes and butterflies (all Spellbinders) and the added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Once again I have found myself out of my normal bright coloured comfort zone..Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Looking forward to a break

Nothing to show card wise for this entry as I have been working and too tired to complete anything.
It was my birthday yesterday and spent the day with an old friend on relief at another branch of my work. It was lovely to see her again.
This week I have a whole week to myself, no work...and it has tagged nicely onto a bank holiday too so an extra long break.
My friend Sarah is coming to stay and we are going to have a few crafty days out..I will also take her to the Tuesday craft club..
I woke up this morning full of the joys of spring, which is something that I havent done in a long time. The sun was beaming through my bedroom window..a lovely warm glow.
Must also make sure that I treat my 2 lovely dogs to a doggy day out too..they give me so much love and I do feel sometimes that they miss their Dad...maybe a trip to the coast...

Photos to follow.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Not been on here as much as I would have liked..but the back to work lark is taking its toll on me...Not a lot of time to craft etc etc... I did manage however to make a card over the bank holiday.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Sherri Baldy Challenge- Make it Sparkle

This is another that I've really enjoyed sparkle!!! I coloured the little bumble bee with promarkers. Applied a little glue with a quickie glue pen to the wing and hearts..a sprinkling of diamond dust to finish.To give her eyes that little twinkle I used a Sakura clear glaze pen.
 Just to add more sparkle, she was mounted onto glitter card stock and some vellum flowers that were also glittered a little were added!!!
Whilst everything was drying I made a few little dangly charms from a few beads and covered the makings with a ribbon bow.
Liquid pearls were then dotted around the outside for extra embellishment.

The ribbon was attached with extra strength doublesided adhesive and liquid pearls dabbed in the centre of the flowers and the leaves had stickles added...
...and thats my sparkly bumble bee....

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Last weekend was Mothering Sunday..I decided on a twisted easel card and a Saturated Canary image..It was a little out of my comfort zone as I don not usually use pastel tones
My entry for the Sherri Baldy Challenge...
I did a little research for this as I wanted to do a different colour for the strawberry..and there is a white/yellow my strawberry may be different but is still indeed factually correct.
I used Spellbinders dies for making embellishment to the card, with a few crotchet flowers and button centres..


Well I can hardly believe it...My little strawberry won....thats the first time I've ever won anything for a card....Thanks soooooo much Sherri xxxx