Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Grungy Poppies!!

Good morning!

Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog and especially to those who have left comments.  I am so thrilled to hear from you all. Just a very quick card today - I was having a play and came up with this simple idea.  Can't make up my mind about it so please let me know what you think!

I have used  a Visible Image  stamp (which Wendy has used before) called Grunge Flourish. I stamped the swirls at the top with Adirondack Red Pepper, then turned the stamp round to get the grungy bit at the bottom.  The poppy stamp and verse are from a Sheena Douglas stamp set called Poppies and Daisies. I have coloured the poppies with Promarkers.

Hope you like it!

Di xx

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Lavinia Stamps Challenge - Bright & Beautiful

I have finally managed to prepare a card for the Lavinia Stamps Challenge. This month the category is Bright & Beautiful so here is my entry!
The background is Pan Pastels in Phthalo Blue and Magenta Shade.  I have used various shades of Versafine dye ink for the wonderful Lavinia  stamps and finished off with Jones Tones silver glitter which is also available from Lavinia Stamps. 
Enjoy what's left of your weekend.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Fairy Pretty!!

I am going to make a big effort to keep my blog up to date now. Have not been able to dedicate any time to crafting over the last few months but fortunately things are improving and I should have more "me" time hopefully.  I made this card for my friends birthday this month.  She loves fairies so thought she would like this.

All the stamps are lovely Lavinia except for the Happy Birthday which is Chocolate Baroque. For the background I have used two shades of Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Ocean Sunlight and Mallow Blush.It has been finished off with clear glitter on the flowers, fairy's hair and wings and stars.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Happy 90th Birthday

It was my Aunt's 90th Birthday yesterday and I decided to do an Iris Folding card for her.  This is not a technique I use any more but it just seemed appropriate for the occasion.  She was delighted so it was well worth the time I spent on it!!
The Iris Folding design and papers are DeeCraft.  The flower and leaf punches are an assortment from my stash and the butterfly one is Artoz.  The gems are Docraft Papermania. The greeting is computer generated.