my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Robbins For Rudolph Day

Hello, here I am very late again with my Rudolph Day card this month. We have been away this week and I made my card ready before we went and started to prepare the blog post but I lost the photos as I uploaded them from the camera and I just didn't have time to sort it out before we left. However we are home again now and magically my photos turned up again when turned the computer on!! So I think I might just get this posted before the close of play.The main stamp I used for this is from Crafty Individuals, and I stamped it onto white card with black Memento ink. I coloured it with Coloursoft pencils and Distress Markers, and after trimming it close to the image I brushed the edges with Tea Dye Distress ink. Next I mounted it onto a red mirri card mat cut with a scalloped Spellbinder Nestabilities dye. The base card is a white A6 size with the fold on the short side. I stamped the Chocolate Baroque corner stamp and sentiment directly onto the card with Olympia Green Memento ink, and then stuck the image panel in place. I added some Stickles to the corner berries and to the icicles on the main image to give  bit of sparkle.

I am now going to dash over to enter the Rudolph Day Challenge at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo.

Thank you so much for visiting here today and for all your kind comments on my last post. I am fine now and hope to get round to visiting all your blogs soon.


Friday, 15 April 2016

Birthday Snippets

Once more it has been ages since my last post. A little accident and nasty bug have left me with little inspiration for craft or blogging recently, so I apologise yet again for my lack of commenting and I hope to be back to normal soon.
I suddenly realised that I needed a birthday card to post for this weekend so set about to make something fairly flat and pretty, and this is what I came up with. I cut and folded a white 15cm. square base card, and all the other card used was from the snippets boxes. For the background colour swipes I used a stamp from a Paper Smooches set, stamped with three various ink pads. I just picked colours that I liked the look of together. The leaves and flowers and the tiny butterflies are all Stampin Up stamps. The centers are stamped with yellow ink and then prettied up with yellow Stickles. The sentiment stamp is from a Sheena Douglas set that came free with a magazine that I was looking at because it had some pretty fairy stamps and a flowery embossing folder with it and then I realised there was this fabulous SD set as well as an extra freebie with copies sold in Sainsbury's. It has two nice sentiments a lovely corner flourish and several nature, meadow flower type stamps. The layering card is from Papermania, and this was the last little piece of this particular shade and it was just big enough to cut both mats. All the squares were cut with Li'inkers stitched square dies. The sentiment square looked too white so I stamped some random dots in the same inks as the flower background. I stamped an extra flower and cut it out and fixed it where the panels overlapped, and stamped a further partial flower onto the card base, and the little flight of butterflies to the right of the main image.

Now I am popping over to link this up at Pixies's Snippet Playground.
I am also entering at Stamping Sensations - One For The Girls

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