Sunday, 29 January 2012

Festive flourish and Baubles

Yesterday I was having a look around Pinterest and I found a lovely card here on a blog by a lady called Julie (Thoughts that Stick blog).
I had some Holly Flourish stamps that I have never used so I got them out and this is my version.....
The flourishes are from Dovecraft and the papers and sentiment are from Stampin' Up.
My stamping is a little bit messy in places but I quite like the finished card.
Fiona x

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Less is More Challenge - week 52

It's been a while since I entered this challenge and as I was needing some inspiration to get me going again with my Christmas Cards I thought I would have a shot.
I try and make one Christmas Card every week (as part of a Challenge over on Docrafts) which in theory should mean that I avoid any last minute rush (worked last year!)
So here is my card ............. it is a sketch challenge this week.
Details of the challenge can be found on the Less is More blog.
I masked off an area and, using Memento ink and a brush, coloured the area. As I was doing this I realised that the brush still contained some gold perfect pearls powder but I think it adds a nice effect - maybe not too clear in the photo. I then used a darker ink to stamp the snowflakes and greeting.
Finally I used the paler ink to lightly stamp a snowflake over the greeting.

Friday, 27 January 2012

First Post of 2012!

I'm back! 
Can't believe it's been so long since my last post but with Christmas etc it's been a busy time.
Finally got my craft stuff out today and this is what I came up with......
It's a white on white card - the light is not great today for the photo!
The tree was cut using a Memory Box die which I bought at SECC in October - first time I've had it out and was a bit of a pain to use. Had to use my craft knife in the middle section.
I still love it though - will just need a bit more practice.
The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and the flat backed gems from Kars.