Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Introducing Candyfloss (I think)

Isn't he a cutie!!!

I made this for my little niece's birthday!!

I'm not sure that this stamp is Candyfloss or Marshmallow!!! There are two bunnies and 12 other stamps in this set for £5.99 in Running with Scissors from the Daisy and Dandelion collection, who give all their stamps cute names. In the set this one was placed near the top so I am assuming it is called Candyfloss. Perfect for little ones, get well cards, birthday cards, thinking of you cards, etc. The list is endless really.

They stamp beautifully, very easy to stamp with and very easy to colour, even though I'm not happy with my colouring!

I coloured it with distress inks and added a butterfly and ladybird from the set. The Hugs and Kisses sentiment is also from the set.

Added some ribbon! A very quick and easy card!


New Whiff of Joy Stamp -

mmmmh Dreamy Willow, isn't she beautiful!

I made this for a niece's birthday card also for a Card Challenge on Tracey's new site Running with Scissors, this challenge is open to everyone, so please come and join us here!!!!

It is from a sketch that I designed myself and very easy, but I have warned everyone these challenges will get harder as time goes on!!!!

Just simple matting and layering! As I don't have a sewing machine and was too lazy to do hand sewing so I just used my green Sakura pen to do some "sewing"!!!!!

Image is coloured in using my Distress inks


Dandelion Clock

Aimee loves to blow Dandelion Clocks, but she calls them wishes, love that!!!! Manged to get a few photos of her blowing them.

A few close ups!

I started the layout by using a die cut 12 x 12 paper, tracing around it onto other paper and cutting it out. I then measured around the edge and cut out the inside and then curled back the edges, I saw Tracey demonstrating this one day for one of her scrapbook ladies. Wet the edges lightly with a baby wipe and then curl them back on itself. Quick and easy distressing.

I then used a distress ink pad and cut'n'dry foam to colour the paper doily.

I used a cuttlebug die to make the beautiful vine.

I made the hat pins by threading some beads, chains and charms unto a stick pin, as they already had some beautiful pearl tops.

I stamped clocks onto acetate and cut around them.

I cut the title from cuttlebug dies and coated the letters in diamond glaze.

I also sprayed the big cluster of flowers with Glimmer mist

And I raised two of the photos at different heights to give more live to the layout.

What I used

The list below was bought at Running With Scissors unless stated otherwise

Cardstock - Green and pink Bazzill
Paper - Sandylion - Meadow
Die Cut - My Mind's Eye - Sun Kissed "only smiles" Flower Girl Paper
Flowers - Bazzill - Paper flowers, Prima - Painterly Petals and a collection of flowers
Leafs - Bazzill paper leafs
Cuttlebug die - Floral borders - Die 2
Cuttlebug Alphas - Borrowed from Tracey (thanks)
Childhood tag - was bought at Running with Scissors but long since lost the packaging
Inks - Staz on black - Tim Holtz distress ink pads - Worn Lipstick
Crystals - Mark Richards
Diamond Glaze - Ranger - Glossy Accents
Cut'n'Dry foam - Ranger

Doily - Sanisburys
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels - Old Lace - Hobbyhouse
String of beads - Freebie from Papercraft Inspirations
Aceate - Staples - think they are supposed to be used for fronts of CV's
Charm with heart - "borrowed" from a pair of children's jeans
Beads - Netto


I'm back ............... with a Beautiful you! layout

Over the next few posts I am showing you what I have been making lately ..... to start off, a beautiful layout of Chloe, YES I got another beautiful photo of her!

Just lots of matting and layering! I made the flourish my self!!!! I have two ways of making flourishes, the backing on the flourish isn't as visible IRL!
first one is a brush on photoshop that way I can make the flourish as big as I want! Second is to use the back of the acetate sheet from Prima's say it with crystals flourishes. Once I have used the flourishes, I use a permemant marker to place dots where the crystals were. You can also place this into a scanner or photocopier with a white sheet at the back and enlarge it to what ever size you want.

The for both ways I place some acetate over this dots and place my own crystals (either loose or the Mark Richard crystals, a little tip for the Mark Richard ones, very gently peel the whole row of crystals off, stick the first one down on the blank acetate and then hold it in place with a tweezers or pokey tool, and you can bend the crystals to what ever shape you wish!

I got the most beautiful paper Bo Bunny's that was double sided, so I decided to gut it and use one side for a frame and the other as a matt for my photo.

I usually ink all edges in sight, but decided not to as the distressed edges with the white showing looked nice.

You can also do this with liquid pearls and the Mark Richards self adhesive pearls. Next time I shall take photos as I am doing it!

What I used

Cardstock - Black Bazzill
Title - Bazzill cardstock and cuttlebug die (Thanks Tracey)
Paper - Bo Bunny - A Gift of Love - Unforgettable - Back to Back
Crystals - Mark Richards and my own from stash
Flowers - Bazzill Paper flowers -Prima Paintables and a collection of flowers
Chain and flowers
Pen - Sakura while glaze gel pen

All bought from Running with Scissors