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Monday, 28 October 2013

Harlequin


Another day, another dollar and the week starts all over again.

Did you survive the terrible wind last night and this morning? Nooooo not the after effects of the curry, the wind outside!!!!! We managed to avoid the gale force winds here in Peterborough although we did have torrential rain and a few areas that were flooded on the roads into work this morning.  I dread to think how much damage has been caused in other areas, hope you're all safe wherever you are!

On a brighter note, here's something to cheer you up.  It's another of my cards from the Clarity weekendathon.  The diamond within the new Clarity shapes gave me the idea of a harlequin so I set to with a piece of scrap paper to create my design.  This is how all of my designs start out so that I can perfect the design before putting it onto card.  Well that's the idea anyway!


Materials used:

Background
Dylusion ink - fresh lime, white linen,
lemon zest & after midnight
Adirondack ink - denim
Stamp - shape set

Masks
Stamp - Mask (NDC)
Cocktail stick

Thanks for popping by to view my artwork, there's plenty more to come!




xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Dream...


Welcome to the weekend!

I don't know about you but I have all good intentions of blogging more frequently and then it just doesn't happen.  Mind you looking at Barbara Gray's new blog - One Day At A Time - it makes me think where does she find the time with such a busy schedule.  Maybe that should give me inspiration, let's see...

The card I have for you today is another one from the mammoth Clarity weekendathon showcasing several Clarity stamps.


Materials used:

Background
Bakers twine

Centre Piece
Nestability - labels 18
Stamp - butterfly
Adriondack ink - stonewashed
Distress ink - spun sugar
Pearls
Liquid pearls - silver pearls
Glamour dust - crystal

Thanks for stopping by to view my project and hope to see you again soon.



xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Friday, 18 October 2013

Swirls and curls


WOW that week went quickly didn't it?  I blinked and Monday merged into Friday, how does that happen?
At least it means that it's craft time again - yeah!

After the busy Clarity shows last weekend I'd like to show you another of my cards.  Now I wasn't sure about this one and nearly threw it away but I'm so pleased I didn't.  This was using the curly strip stencil which has both an "inner" and an "outer" part to it.  Here's the picture which shows it much better:


Materials used:

Stencil - curly strip
Adirondack inks - sunshine yellow & citrus




xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Clarity Clock


Welcome to the weekend and this one is rather special as it's a Clarity weekend.  Barbara Gray is on our screens for an extended weekend full of fun and craft for the launch of her new DVD as well as her normal shows.  So come on join in the fun and grab some inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Artful Crafting DVD
(click on the link above to take you to the Clarity website)

This is one of my cards that was shown during the show yesterday using the:

(click on the link above to take you to the Clarity website)

Here's the project I made using this kit:


Materials:

Stencil - curly swirl
Embossing folder - pocket watches
Sentiment - yesterday
Card candi - regal gold


xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Winter Wonderland


As the nights are closing in and getting darker, we start to think about switching the central heating on (if it's not on already) and this gives us a reminder that winter is around the corner.  But there's no need to start looking for your top coats, scarf and gloves yet as I'm just talking about this months Clarity Stamp challenge where the theme for October is:

(using Clarity stamps only)

We'd love you to join in with our challenge where the winner is chosen at random and receives a £50 voucher to spend on Clarity goodies.  So come on over and join in the fun!

Here's my inspiration for the challenge:


I don't normally explain how my cards are made, but several of the DT have already asked about the panel on the left so I thought I would let you all know how it was done.

I took a piece of black card and covered it with versamark then randomly applied perfect pearls before adding UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel), then heated.  I repeated another 2 layers of the versamark and UTEE and then in the final layer I stamped the snowflake whilst it was still hot and applied perfect pearls to complete.

The squares on the right were produced using versamark and perfect pearls misting around the edges with distress ink.

Materials:

Perfect pearls:
Distress ink - antique linen
Twine



xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx