Friday, 25 October 2019

My Last Spooky Card For This Year

Hello there on this Friday morning,

It's almost the weekend and I hope that you've got some nice things planned.  I intend to make a start on my next lot of CI samples but before then, I thought I'd share another spooky card that I've made using an older CI stamp and a Visible Image stencil, here it is:


I created my background using Brushos and then I stencilled over to create the skull.  Next, I stamped the fabulous Crow stamp by Crafty Individuals (CI-500) and used a sentiment by Visible Image.  The tree, flying bird and barbed wire stamps are all by Craft Individuals (CI- 361) and I think that they work really well with the main focal stamp.  I don't celebrate Halloween in any way but I have really enjoyed creating something that I wouldn't usually make.  I think it's given me the chance to be quite creative and in an arty sense and I'm pleased with the result.

Take care and have a great weekend x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Try It On Tuesday - Witches/Wizards/Halloween
The Male Room - Halloween







Sunday, 20 October 2019

A Little Bit Spooky

Hello there,

Just a quick post from me today as I'm playing catch up again, so apologies if I haven't had a chance to visit your blog yet.

I'm here today to share a couple of card using two new stamps from Crafty Individuals, both drawn by Maria Kitano:

I made my background using Brusho inks and VersaFine Claire Nocturn ink.  The stars were created by splattering with white acrylic paint.  I'm really happy with how this one turned out, especially the glow around the moon.

CI-528

CI-529

The background on this one was again made using my trusty Brushos, a CI background stamp, a Spider's Web stencil and black acrylic paint, which went everywhere!  The blood was made by adding a drop of water to some Adirondack ink to create the drips.  The sentiment is by Visible Image and I was really annoyed that I didn't stamp the first bit a little lower as it's quite difficult to read but hey ho, what's done is done!  I have to say that I'm not into Halloween at all but I do seem to enjoy making Gothic type cards.

Both of these fab stamps are on offer for a short time on the Crafty Individuals web site.

That's all from me for today, so I'll wish you a very happy, peaceful and relaxing Sunday x 

I'd like to enter my second card into the following challenges:

Try It On Tuesday - Whiches/Wizzards/Halloween
The Male Room - Halloween











Friday, 18 October 2019

Mid Month Inspiration - October 19

Hello there my crafty friends,

It's time for some mid month inspiration over at Stamping Sensations and here's the card that I've made:


The stamps that I've used are by Inkylicious and I created my background with Brushos.

Don't forget that we are very generously sponsored by:
'Stamp Addicts'
 who are kindly offering the lucky winner a £25 voucher to spend at their online store.

There's still plenty of time to enter our challenge, so why not take out your stamps and inks and get creating.

We would really love it if you could join us with a piece of your artwork featuring this month's theme but please remember that Stamping Sensations is a 'STAMPING' challenge, so we must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork, this means: Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest.

All the details of our challenge rules can be found here





Sunday, 13 October 2019

Stamp Magic and a few more samples

Hello there my crafty friends,

I've been to Stamp Magic at Doncaster today and it was lovely to catch up with some of my crafty blogland friends, Sally and Lynne from Stamping Sensations and also lovely Kath from Allsorts.  I have to say that I was surprised as to how quiet the show was, both in terms of exhibitors and people attending.  I just hope that this isn't the beginning of the end of craft shows.  The craft shops have all gone, one by one and I hope that craft shows don't go the same way.  It's possible that it was just the weather as the rain was pouring down and driving conditions were horrible.  Anyway, all that said, I now have enough card to last me for a year and a few new stamps to keep me happy for a while, so I'm a happy bunny!

I'd like to share a few more of my latest samples for Crafty Individuals:





These new stamps are fabulous and quite different too.  I've really enjoyed working with them.  Jean mentioned on the Hochanda shows that the Designer, Ellie Mulligan is working on some Christmas designs, so I can't wait to see them.

That's all form me for today as I'm off to play with my new stamps.  Take care and I hope to be back with you soon x 


Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Lion King

Hello there on this beautiful sunny morning.

I'm here today to show you one of the samples that I made for Crafty Individuals latest shows on Hochanda.  Their latest stamps are fabulous and they were designed by a young lady called Ellie Mulligan.  The shows were a great success and I'm sure that we'll be seeing more of Ellie's work in the future.  Here's my card:


Now I have to say that I wasn't sure where this card was going when I stated, other than I was going to use the lion as the sun.  Once stamped, it reminded me of the 'Lion King' and so I then decided to add more animals and to use a stencil to create the sun's rays.  It was great to use the older stamps with the new and it just shows how well they can all work together.  I have to say that I was blown away by the samples that my teamies have created and they are all so very different.  Jean has quite a big Design Team but they all have their own individual style and it's always great to see what the come up with when the new stamps are released.

That's all from me for today and I wish you all a very happy and colourful day x

I'd like to add this card into the following challenges:

Try It On Tuesday - Animal Magic  

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Trees, Leaves or Autumn

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge over at Stamping Sensations and this time, our them is 'Trees, Leaves or Autumn,' so there's plenty of scope there to get your creative juices flowing.  Here's the card that I've made:


I have to say that I've had great fun creating this card.  No leaves on this one but plenty of trees and Autumnal colours too.  The stamps that I've used are by Visible Image, Crafty Individuals and Inkylicious.  I started by stamping the face and then using masking fluid on the eyes.  I then used a blending tool to add the colour then I stamped the various trees around the edge using VersaFine Clair Nocturn.  Finally, I added the sentiments to complete my card.  

We are very generously sponsored by:
'Stamp Addicts'
 who are kindly offering the lucky winner a £25 voucher to spend at their online store.

We would really love it if you could join us with a piece of your artwork featuring this month's theme but please remember that Stamping Sensations is a 'STAMPING' challenge, so we must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork, this means: Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest.

All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x