Sunday, 31 January 2010

playdate 14

The Playdate Cafe challenge 14 has a colour scheme of lilac, dusky pink, orange, dark green and white this week - not one I would have chosen! However, I suddenly realised that these were ideal for the Elusive Images peacock stamps when looking for a bp for something else on the Artylicious Peacock Summer Party cd...........I found this orange/pink/lilac paper, so dug out my stamps.

The peacock was stamped onto dark green card, embossed with Ranger seafoamwhite ep, then coloured with orange mica powders and a sakura pen also orange. Matted onto white card, then onto lilac card folded to make an easel fold - the narrow 'ribbon' is leftover from another sheet
printed from the same cd, also matted onto white. The 'stops' for the easel bit are acrylic flower stickers I found when making a start on tidying up...................

This card also fits for the fancy folds challenge 48 on Corrosive Challenges

Wednesday, 20 January 2010


Rainbow Lady's current challenge is teatime -well, I don't drink tea, so have gone for the coffee option! I couldn't think of anything I could use for this challenge originally, then remembered the sheet of Murray and Ethel stamps I received as blog candy from Sue at Particraft..... they had been waiting to be mounted and cut out along with a few others.... and there was the ideal stamp! I would like to think I look somewhat better than this first thing, but the coffee is an essential. Image stamped with versafine, coloured with my new Promarkers, background paper from Artylicious.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

patchwork butterfly

This birthday card for a friend uses stamps from the new Elusive Images patchwork butterfly plate, and backing paper from the Artylicious decadent brocade cd. The flourishes and words were stamped and embossed in silver, and the huge butterfly was embossed in denim blue on acetate, then coloured with promarkers - had intended to glitter it, but ran out of time before the birthday! The butterfly is only stuck down along the body, so the wings can flutter a bit.
This card fits the challenge for Playdate Cafe (blues) and also for Crafty Ann's challenge (embossing)as well as Gingersnap (also embossing)

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

silver and gold

My first crafty effort of the year - the snow and cold have driven all inspiration away, despite having new goodies to play with, crafting wearing fingerless gloves just doesn't have the same attraction somehow! Anyhow, thanks to Chrisf for the link to the Play Date Cafe - the idea of gold and silver just seemed to be right. The stamped flowers are from the Elusive Images butterfly poppy plate, stamped in black versafine onto gold and silver card - some embossed in detail black, some in clear EP - funnily enough, the clear powder made the stamped image seem a deeper shade of gold/silver rather than black....the multi flower is just layered and held together with a brad. The single colour ones are my version of grungepaper roses, although they don't look very rose- like! This is also entered for Rainbow Lady's challenge, which is 'recycle' - the backing paper is from rescued gift wrap, as is the ribbon - the embossed card is cut from a chocolate box, long since empty.
Apologies for the rather poor photo, would have been better in daylight!