Sunday, September 28, 2014

Colouring class update - September Kilkenny City

Hi everyone, the colouring class is now going to take place at the end of September, date tbc, either 29th or 30th.

The pencil colours will be available to purchase as single pencils from Marion in the Crafty Bride Shop in Kilkenny Retail Centre.  You can contact Marion on 087 654 4737 for more information / to purchase the pencils.
The full range of colours amounts to 120 pencils, and if you don't want to purchase the entire range, this list gives a good selection of those colours I have found I use the most.

... click on the photo below for Marion's facebook page for the shop.

Please email or text me if you are interested in attending, or would like to be notified when the date has been arranged.
Email -
Mobile - 087 274 9929

enjoy your Sunday and what's left of the weekend :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Wedding card - Lili of the Valley Over the Threshold

Hi everyone, phew am glad it's FRIDAY! My favourite day of the week, as it's the weekend. Just posting a few photos of a simple wedding card made this week.

Some of you may think you've seen it before and you would be correct - I made a card with a Magnolia TIilda bride and groom image a long  way back, and really liked the scroll arch / bridge die cut (an old 12 inch quickutz die), so decided to revamp with a 'new' Lili of the Valley stamp - I bought the stamp a few months ago..... and how scandalous that this is my first time inking the rubber!  I love this image now..

The Lili of the Valley stamp can be purchased HERE

Some close up photos - partial embossing using an old cuttlebug folder and the image was cut out after being coloured.

Will be back in a couple of days with more LOTV image cards and some other makes.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Di's Digi Downloads Hello Ladybird

So I am back with another card to share and it's not a wedding one LOL

This cute image is available from Di's Digi Downloads HERE, and was coloured with polychromos pencil crayons.

The card was made into an easel shape and I used a Martha Stewart punch around the page ladybird punch set, along with a cuttelbug embossing folder and an old quickutz ladybird die.

The inside of the card was punched the same as the outside, so there were LOADS of ladybirds!

The ladybird's body was cut using black funky foam and the wings from Craft Creations Glitter Board - great quality well covered board that doesn't disintegrate.

Hope you enjoyed this brightly coloured one!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Wedding card - Marianne Lord and Lady Silhouettes LR0211

Just popping in to catch up very quickly LOL. Been busy at work and at home, so this post is going to be very quick.

a wedding card using the first release of Marianne silhouette type shapes - the request was young and 'vintagey' with cream and lots of white.

Spellbinders labels and rectangles dies used along with Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry flowers, a Leone Em fern punch and those Marianne Designs rose leaves, all inked. Also used Magnolia Doo Hickey swirl flourish dies again - when do I NOT use them ha ha!!!

oh and I almost forgot the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch and the flowers were glittered with glamour dust.

That beautiful paper is from Nitwit collections but I can't remember which pack as I didnt keep in it's folder, silly me, .. which was stamped using a hero arts script stamp.

Hope you enjoyed the photos on this one. Will be back with more in a couple of days..

Monday, August 4, 2014

Another wedding card, with more colour

Hi everyone, am a little later posting this than planned, but was caught with an icky bug and felt rough over the last couple of days :(.  Hopefully this summer cold is heading away to someone else now!
this wedding card is different to my other boxed ones and a little more traditional, with a romantic, traditional feel - I used Fleur de Lis dies and accents from spellbinders dies for this effect.

Lots of pearls and swirly things!

The die shape for the aperture is a Go Kreate die..

The inside of the card also decorated with the same Papers from Nitwit Collections and those spellbinder dies again. The Nitwit Papers are from the Truly Madly Deeply range which I printed on cream card to get a deeper yellowish hue.

Some closeup photos of the mulberry flower arrangement, the Rose septa are also die cuts from Marianne Designs

and a side view of the card...
the bright red pearls were too bright so I 'coloured' them with a deep red promarker - handy tip for your own custom coloured pearls!

Wow that's a few posts and I am not neglecting the blog as much as before woohoo.
Will be popping back with another three new makes over the next few days, using some long neglected stash and punches LOL.
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Silver Wedding Anniversary

Just a quick post with another make and some more photo's to look at :)

This time it's and Anniversary card for a Silver Wedding celebration.

I made the flowers for this one and added touches of green, with a glitter encrusted bead for the centre of the large flower. Distress inks and memento inks used on the flower..

the papers I purchased from an Etsy digi seller as I loved them the first time I stumbled on them and they happen to go so well with one of my favorite cuttlebug flourish folders.

A view of the complete card, the champagne glasses are from Cottage Cutz and I used some heart confetti which has been in my stash for ages LOL

The inside of the card was decorated to match the outside..

closeup of the dies and little flower..
.. oh and gems for bubbles!!

Here's a photo to show the dimension of the flower.

That's all for today.

Will be back with a colourful wedding card this weekend.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

White Wedding Card with a hint of gold - Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles

Yes, it's the time of year for couples to share their happy day, and how blessed they are with the fabulous weather we have been having, imagine the photos of those memorable days!

I have been fairly busy with Wedding and Anniversary Cards and this is the first one to show you, more to follow next week.

Mostly white, with some aged gold type pearlescent card (centura), and thanks to the wax paper I can now cut those gorgeous spellbinder dies, which have been neglected for far too long!

The dotty paper is a neutral shade -  mixed antique linen and pumice stone distress inks for the inking, to get the color shade just how I wanted it.
Note how I cut away part of the die, in order to thread the ribbon through..

... a very subtle hint of glitter added to the image to make the rings shine...

Love the filigree effect of these dies!

 The inside of the card was decorated with simple layering and a verse, the rings carried trough to the inside as well.

Wishing the happy couple all the best for the future!

Friday, July 11, 2014

a Wedding card with a difference!

So it feels good when a challenge comes out well and this card was a challenge. As I was putting it together it changed several times and I kept thinking ' how is this going to work out'... ahem........

I didn't realise how popular Mad Hatter or Alice in Wonderland themed weddings were either until I did some reearch, there's loads of fantabulous quirky stuff on the internet, the pictures of grooms in hats and tea party tables and topsy turvy cakes have the wow factor that's for sure! I ended up looking at things for far too long.

I have added lots of photos on this blog post so you can see all the little touches. The first 3D film I saw at the cinema happened to be the Tim Burton production and the growing mushrooms and plants were a great effect, hence the flourishes on the card and the suggestion on the box!

That ribbon has been in my stash for the last 10 years, knowing I would need it for some special project and so it goes well with the deep reds and greens and black printing from the wedding invitation...

I have been using Etsy a while now as there are some fantastic digital products from various digi artists and you can purchase vintage artwork there too, so the rabbit and harlequin papers came from etsy.

A side view of the card - I used the 'time' and pocket-watch theme a lot for this special date and the embossing is mini hearts and zigzag lines, teamed up with harlequin papers so carry the theme through - I love all the patterns associated with this fairytale!

The lady who commissioned this card came up with three verses, two verses (for each spouse) and the centre sentiment - great idea!

While the centre panel was mounted on red and green like the front of the card, both of the two side panels of the inside of this trifold card were mounted on black.
The colours used for the Bride's wedding were bright and the bridesmaids were dressed in black, so it all came together.

The front of the card closed:

A side view to show the layering and the tab for opening it as it did fit the box without much room to spare and weighed a good bit LOL:

Now, can you spot the hidden creature?  Leave me a comment if you can and you think you know what it is.
For those crafters who do, I will draw a winner at random who can guess and describe where and what it is (in your comment) and send you a little something!

That's all for now, will be popping back with a tutorial in the next few days.