Monday, 2 October 2017

Just one layer


This card is a perfect design for mass production!
It's for the one layer CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers  
Stamped using my MISTI so that any missed spots of ink could be over-stamped in exactly the same position... the sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers and the holly spray from Paper Smooches.
It was coloured with watercolour pencils, blended with a little water and  twinkled with Glamour dust.
We are just enjoying spending a week with my son and his family in Cornwall.



I am having problems trying to get my printer (which can or should be able to print card) to actually print anything!
Don't you just love technology!
I've tried both wirelessly and with a USB, but to no avail.
Hey HO!


Saturday, 23 September 2017

Happy Anniversary

The challenge at CAS on Sunday is to use a die cut!
Using dies is one of my favourite techniques... but then so is heat embossing... so here is a card which combines both.
I looked online to discover that the 8th Anniversary can considered to be the Bronze anniversary, so I used a combination of metallic embossing powders for the heart stamp from Indigo Blu (I think)  and also to emboss the Memory Box die cut!
The sentiment was computer generated. 
This week we are spending in Cornwall with our son and his family. Let's hope the rain stays away!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Still busy

We seem to still be busy in the Stokes household at the moment and so here is a quick card for the challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch

I never seem to start early enough with Christmas cards and every year I think I will be more organised, but it hasn't quite happened yet!
I really don't remember the make of this conifer stamp, but it had a clear picture stuck to the back of the cling stamp, which I find very difficult to adhere to acrylic blocks, so I took it off and now I can't get rid of the sticky residue. I've tried a variety of solvents but it seems to want to stay!
I just repeat stamped the image in a couple of Distress Ink colours. I then added the layered sentiment die cuts from PTI., which I twinkled slightly with Glamour Dust.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

At last!


It seems ages since I have managed to sit in my craft room and make a card. The summer has been spent with our own holidays plus several weeks of looking after grandchildren. We have also had a new staircase fitted, followed by new carpets...so the house has been in turmoil for quite a while.
This card is for a couple of challenges
Apples from Addicted to CAS
Using the sketch from 
I found an old stamp from Unity, which I really love, but don't think have used previously, coloured with Copic Markers. The background de-bossing was done with a Sizzix die, but sadly I don't remember the make of the sentiment dies.. they were from a large number of useful words, I have a couple of sets, Crafter's Companion comes to mind but I couldn't verify this fact on the internet.
I'm struggling with a new pair of specs at the moment and my eyes are aching somewhat, but I have an appointment with the optician this afternoon so we'll have to see what he has to say!