Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Playing with Distress Inks...

I keep saying I will try and do more with my distress inks, but never seem to get round to it. So....Today I had a little play. I used 3 colours to create a marbled background and tested the effects on Smooth White card and Watercolour card.....just because I could really!

The one on the left is the smooth white card and I like that it gives a brighter finish, but I also like the textured effect the watercolour card gives too!

I am still playing with the fizzy moon stamps that came in last week and thought the colours I've used would make a nice Man card. 

I wanted to stay with trying new ideas, so I coloured the images using Promarkers, but selecting colours I don't normally use.....

I think I prefer the Grey image (though I can't explain why!) 

Think this is a little project for the Thursday Coffee Morning, see how many different variations we can come up with.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

It's Challenge Time again....

The Valentine's Card Challenge was won by Ruth Haigh. Ruth won 5 Flexmakers in Reds and Pinks. Congratulations!!

For the next challenge you get 5 weeks to create and submit your designs. This is Sketch Challenge #4

All you need to do is follow this layout, but the colours, theme and embellishments are up to you!

As usual, entries can be submitted through facebook, linked to a blog, or emailed to me to add for you. The winner will be the person with the most likes and comments(instore and online). This months prize is a selection of Kanban Toppers and Backing Card.

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

There's still time...

With only 2 days left until Valentine's Day, you still have time to submit your entries for the Valentine's competition. Just post your card on facebook, share the link to your own blog or email the pic and I'll post it for you.

I've been making a few 'lovey dovey' cards for some of my customers which has been a stretch as I'm not a 'lovey dovey' person (just ask my husband!!) Still, I have to say I have enjoyed using lili of the valley's love stamps and giving them a vintage feel:

Happy Crafting