31 Oct 2011

Last week of Autumn

This week is the last week of the Autumn theme over on Make My Monday, I don't know if anyone who reads this blog has been over and had a go this last few weeks, but I have really enjoyed this theme.

For this last card I have gone back to the stamps I used at the beginning of the month.

I used the same technique we used then but this time I cut out the extra stamping and added that to my card with foam pads, I also added a rosette that I had coloured to match.  I do hope you have a go and join us on Make My Monday, its a great blog with some amazing people showing there work.

If anyone was waiting to see what I bought when I went craft shopping the other day, you will be disappointed to know all I got was a large acrylic block for my clear stamps! I know its just not me at all, will have to sort out an order online instead.

Thanks for reading,

24 Oct 2011

On Make My Monday this week,

We are going Black and Orange, with the theme being Halloween or not.

For my card I started off by covered white card with ink from my Big and Juicy pad with a brayer, and used the outside of a Tim mask as a stencil to add my witch. I then added my trees masking off the witch with the mask, added a sentiment , matted on black then onto orange base card. Hope you like it.

Do go over to the Make My Monday site to see what the rest of the team have done and join in.

Just a quick post today as I am off shopping with my mates, will let you see what I get when I get back.

Thanks for reading,

18 Oct 2011

What a week......

this has been, we have had family over for a few days from Hong Kong and have had to do the whole touristy bit, but at top speed as they were only here for 5 days. Here is a quick photo run down of what we did.

Notice anything missing from this photo? It was a Cathedral but is now a Mosque so has had all figurines removed.

I put these two in just to show how the inside has been changed and also to show how the locals pray and the tourists just wander about! The photo of the carpet is for Elizabeth as I thought she would be interested in the whole carpet of individual prayer mats.

In this one you have Venetian walls, cannons from the 13 hundreds with there cannonballs, a Roman sculpture and a Coca Cola bottle!

This is one of the hotels at the dead city of Verosha, its been like that since 1974.

And then at lunch today before they left we went out for something to eat and found the large umbrella at our table was held down with 4 containers of snot!!! Sorry about the sense of humour.

Just a quick look at my week, sorry about the state of some of the photos but I have just downloaded them and haven't had time to edit them yet.

Thanks for reading,

17 Oct 2011

This weeks card

Looks like I will be getting this on my blog on Monday for a change, lol

This week over on Make My Monday we are doing Inchies, still with the autumnal feel to them, this is what I have done for my card for this week.

For this card I used the same leaf stamps that I used for the embossing the other week, but this time used them with Versamark ink and then brushed them over with red Perfect Pearls. I stuck with the Orange, Green and Beige colours as I think of them when I think of autumn and they go so well together.

I did this close-up to show the Perfect Pearls but I just don't seem to be able to catch the shimmer.

Do go over to Make My Monday and have a look at the great cards the rest of the team have made this week and have a go.

Thanks for reading,

12 Oct 2011

This week on Make My Monday, very very late...

I cannot believe that this is so late this week, I thought I had it scheduled but I was wrong on that count, and then we have had problems with the internet for the last few days so I didn't even notice that my post was not up!

Anyway enough of my moaning you came here to see my card not listen to me waffle on.

This week the theme is Trees and this is the only set of stamps I have with trees on. I tried to photograph this a few times but each time it looked off, it isn't in real life. The stamp is from a set by Kanban stamped with black archival on to beige card then attached to the brown card base.

Will do better next week promise.

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3 Oct 2011

A new month so a new theme

Over on Make My Monday we have a great new theme for this month, its Autumn. With this weeks challenge a great resist technique brought to you by design team member Cazro to see the instructions for it go here.
Here is my card using this technique.

I used a few leaf stamps inked up with a Versamark ink pad and embossed with clear embossing powder on white card stock. I then took a Big and Juicy ink pad in Foliage and using pieces of foam rubbed the different colours over the embossed card. Trimmed this to size and added ribbon before sticking it to a white card blank. I then added a flower in the same tone's in the corner to finish.

Hope you like this and nip over to Make My Monday to have a look at what the rest of the team have done.

Thanks for reading,