Wednesday, 30 March 2011

'Less Is More'

I've never entered a blog challenge before and have been keeping an eye out for one that could start me off. Through some other blogs I came across the Less Is More challenge blog - week 8 is a sketch challenge so I'm having a go!!!

My card uses some of the products I used in my previous card so I won't list the details. Now off to see if I can link to the challenge!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011


I bought this Stampavie stamp (A Magical Christmas) from a stand at the SECC - this is the first time I have had a go with it. 
The background paper is SEI (Winter Song) layered with a piece of red velvet paper. I coloured the image with Promarkers - I will probably add a touch of glitter later! The white snowflakes were from Imaginisce and the red one is a felt one purchased at John Lewis - all held together with a big red brad. Sentiment and Card Candy from Craftwork Cards.
Thanks for looking.
Fiona x

Monday, 21 March 2011

Simple Christmas Card

I made this one last night but the light wasn't good enough to photograph. It's a very easy Christmas card for Snoflake's challenge over on Docrafts.
All the stamps (including the snowflake background and sentiment) are from the 'Christmas Characters' set from Inkadinkadoo - a bargain in Hobbycraft's sale in January! Coloured with Promarkers then punched out and mounted on red card cut out with nesties.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

My FIRST EVER Tilda card!

When I first started card making I have to confess to not liking the Tilda stamps .................. but then I saw this stamp in Teresa's gallery over on Docrafts and I decided that I quite liked it. Teresa helped me track it down and this is my first attempt using the stamp.
I stamped her in Memento black ink and coloured her with Promarkers. The 'figgy pudding' sentiment and Christmas Pudding are stamps from a Woodware set I bought a couple of years ago. Backing paper and circle greeting (doesn't show up very well in the photo - it's gold with red writing) from Craftwork cards. I bought the flowers in Florida - think they are Prima ones. I coloured some of them with Promarkers and left the others white - secured with a brad.
Love to know what you think.
Fiona xx

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Christmas Card

Finally got round to playing with some of my SECC goodies. I made this card for Snoflake's challenge over on Docrafts.
I used the Woodware Patch Christmas clear stamp set - lovely stamps with lots of little extras like parcels, bows, stars, greetings, edges etc.
First of all I used my new nesties to cut the aperture in the card. I then stamped the tree, parcels, bows, star and coloured them with Promarkers before cutting out. I stuck the tree and some parcels on the inside of the card and the remaining parcels around the aperture on the front. I added some faux stitching around the aperture.

Not sure whether I will put a greeting on/in the card - don't want to make it too cluttered.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Glasgow SECC

What a lovely day my friend and I had at the Hobbycrafts show in Glasgow. It literally took us the whole day to walk round the stands. Lots of lovely ladies doing demos - Barbara Grey was amazing - and everyone was so helpful when asked questions.
Here are my purchases (didn't think I'd bought so much!!).
We managed to get a great deal on the nesties (4 for £50) as I needed two sets and my friend needed them too. Lili-of-the-Valley also had an offer when buying four stamps so again we clubbed together.
Quite a few £1 bargains too - the circular Christmas brads, gemstones, frames, Craftwork Cards diecuts and Dovecraft swirly stamps. Off for a play now! Results will follow soon.
More close up photos........

Friday, 4 March 2011

Flowery Birthday Card!

This morning I've been making a birthday card for a fellow Docrafter (can't say who!!!). I've been using Paula Pascual's 'Filled with Flowers' stamps with Memento Inks.
I don't do 'random' very well - I like straight lines and everything lined up - so with this one I was trying to achieve a random background (think I achieved this?) and the larger flowers were meant to be random but I couldn't help myself and put them in a block of four with the sentiment.
Looking at it now I think I may add a couple more of the tiny flowers in the top right and a couple of gemstones.
Have a great weekend - I'm off to Glasgow SECC tomorrow for the Hobbycrafts show. Will report back.