Wednesday, September 22, 2010

card overload

oh wow where did the last week and a bit go?
Ive been so busy with work i haven't had much time to update on here, i have still been able to make a few cards in the evening, but i haven't took pics (thats what i find time consuming)
so hence the title card overload. I could of just kept some of them for another time but who knows when that would be?
next week we are having some building work done, a new place for my crafting, a cupboard in the hall way and we are having the boys bedroom partitioned so they have their own spaces we cant afford an extension so this is the only alternative until they fly the nest.
All the cards have been coloured using distress inks, i think I'm addicted everything in sight is getting inked including my hands.
the tilda is coloured with distress inks, the flowers are all from wild orchid crafts, lots of stickles and lots of inking.
here are some more of this weeks creations

the skull has been inked using barn door distress ink, the flowers are a mix of prima and sarahs blooms, the small metal skulls were an ebay purchase a few years ago


Monday, September 06, 2010

Inky fingers

Ive rediscovered my love for distress inks. Last year i bought some lovely Christmas stamps and i never got around to using them until now, i got myself a tim holtz ink applicator and i spent a couple of days inking everything in sight, i also donned my rubber gloves and made myself a batch of distressed layered flowers which i inked and spritzed till the card went soggy LOL, so im sure you will see one or two on my future creations.
all my above cards were created using distress inks and perfect pearls, the stamps are inkadinkadoo, then just simple layering with mirror card to enhance the shimmer, my favourite is the autumnal thinking of you and blue Christmas one, i like how the stamps are meant for Christmas but ive managed to use it for other occasions as well.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Back to School

Well thats it, the summer holidays are over 2 of my children return school today (although they are not happy about it)My youngest doesnt go back untill Monday so he is revelling in the fact that he has 2 days longer than the other 2.
Im quite sad that they have gone back i think the time this summer had flown by so fast and as always the weather hasnt been great for them but now its time to go back the sun is out shinning Typical Huh!
The good thing to come out of it is i get to have some routine back and time alone for some undisturbed crafting, i will be able to do dayime crafting instead of only evening crafting Yipee!
Martin has been off all week so he has been catching up on a little DIY i love it when i dont have to get a paint brush in my hand too :)

So onto todays card its a thankyou card, the stamp is hero arts inked with chalk inks, ive random stamped and stickled the background, the paper is MME and layed ribbon a very simple but stylish card, the font is a scriptina, a download from dafont.