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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 57 Heat Embossing

Our challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers is hosted by Josephine and she chose Heat Embossing.  You can do anything you want as long as it includes heat embossing.

We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stamp Man (and Lady, of course!) who are offering the winner the wonderful prize below:

Sadly I'm not eligible to enter, but you can, so why not give it a try?  There's nothing to lose and some delicious goodies to win!

Here is the card I came up with for this challenge:

For my creation I used a wooden stamp that I found whilst rummaging around for something else!  I used Versamark to stamp onto Clarity cardstock and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold embossing powder. I then layered the image onto some plain black cardstock and another layer of gold card I had in my stash.  For the base card I used an A4 sheet of plain black card folded in half.  I then embossed one corner in the same powder using one of my favourite La Blanche foam stamps.  To finish off the card I added a pink satin ribbon tied in a simple bow.

Here is a close up of the embossing:

I really like the finished card and I hope you do too?

One more thing, we are running the DT call again for this challenge.  If you wish to be considered (and I encourage you to try as we have a fabulously friendly DT) please add DT after your name when you enter your submission.

Good luck everyone, and have fun!

Beth. xxx

I have entered this card in the Fashionable Stamping Challenges - #9 - I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Playing with my Promarkers

Good morning, bloggers!  I hope you're having a lovely Saturday?  The weather here is grey and damp, so I thought I'd have a play with my Cool Grey Promarkers as I don't use them as often as I should do.

I was inspired to make this image by the lovely Nikky Hall over at Polka Doodles and used her Be Neighbours clear stamps for the image.  I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  My colouring is definitely improving and, whilst it's not up to Nikky's amazing standards, I'm very pleased with this.  My only problem now is what to do with it!  I expect I'll eventually make a card from it, but for now I've propped it up on my shelf in the hope that it inspires me to do more and better things using my Promarkers.

I'm off now to have another play.  I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend and hope to see you soon.

Beth. xxx

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Simply Gorjuss!

Hello everyone.  I hope you are all feeling good and having a great week?

I've got a couple of days off work so thought I'd have a play with some new Gorjuss stamps I bought but never had time to use.  These beauties are truly gorjuss to use!  I'm not someone to whom stamping comes easily.  I seem to spend most of my time throwing images into the bin and getting very frustrated, but these stamped like a dream.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black and stamped onto the lovely Barbara Grey's stamping card.  I then coloured both images with Promarkers and even I was pleased with the result!  Now that's a miracle, especially as they were both first attempts.  Whether it was the stamps, the ink or the card that helped, I've no idea, but I will definitely use this combination again.

Anyway, here are the cards I made.  The first one is called Gorjuss Ruby:

and here is the stamped image in closer detail:

The second image is called Gorjuss Waiting:

and again here is the stamped image in closer detail:

I apologize for the quality of the photos.  I took them in artificial light this evening and they aren't as good as I would have liked them to be.

If you have a moment to spare, please pop over to Crafty Cardmakers.  They have a fun challenge going on right now and you could win a £10 voucher to spend in Joanna Sheen's on-line shop!

Anyway, I hope you like my efforts and that you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thank you for looking.

Beth. xxx

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Blog Candy Winners

Thank you to the 8 people who entered my blog candy giveaway!  I can now announce the winners!

Drum roll please ...............................

Entry number 8. Claire wins stamp set number 1
Entry number 1. Lin wins stamp set number 4
Entry number 7. Joanne wins stamp set number 3
Entry number 2. Carole wins stamp set number 5 and last but not least
Entry number 3. Annd wins stamp set number 2

Please email me at the link on the left hand side of my blog with your snail mail addresses and I will get your stamps posted off to you as soon as I can.

Thank you all once again for having a go and I'm sorry that you couldn't all win.

Beth. xxx

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 55 Colour

The challenge this time is hosted by Vix and it is to make an item (card/tag/altered thingy) using ONLY the colours brown/cream/pink.  You can use other colours for faces but otherwise please only use just brown, cream and pink.

We are sponsored this time by ONE STOP CARD CRAFTS who are offering a £10.00 voucher for their store as a prize.

For this challenge I used a selection of papers and an adorable image from the wonderful Polka Doodles A Double Sprinkle of Kraft CD which I printed out onto the lovely Ultimate Graphic Paper again from Polka Doodles. Before anyone says anything, no, I'm not employed by them, I just love their products! I chose to make an easel card as I adore them. The main image has been decoupaged although you can't see that from this photo.  I have also used a very pale cream coloured cardstock, but for some reason it looks as though it's white.  I guess photography ain't my strong point LOL!

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous voucher, please pop over to Crafty Cardmakers and show us all what wonderful creations you can come up with!

Good luck to you all and I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Beth. xxx