Monday, 30 July 2012

Still out of action

The camera that is - not me!  Well good evening, peeps - the sun is shining and all is well except I could do with it being a bit warmer since, despite the sun, it's quite chilly out there!

Since a new camera has still not been purchased, I thought I might show you one or two oldies but not yet seen on my blog-ies....oh yes, all has not yet been revealed!

Today, I've been working on some Clarity samples ready for the shows at the weekend but I don't think I showed you some from the last show:

The challenge from Barbara was to take an 'everyday' kit and make it into a Christmas scene and this is what I did with the Harbour Kit yes, it even snows at the seaside!  The snowflakes on this were made with a Whimsy die called Winter's Jewel 1.

This one was a little easier because it just involved making a Christmas scene from the Village Stamps and the Church Stamp had to be included for this one!

Finally, here is Puck sitting under the Mushrooms in the snow.  The lights weren't very kind to this card - I used Stampendous Shaved Ice to make it look really frosty but the fragments turned pink when photographed.  Maybe the camera was already on the blink.

Well I hope that all these frosty cards haven't got you shivering too much and thank you for looking today.


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

A little sneaky peek

Good morning, peeps!  Have you all grown webbed feet yet?  Isn't it getting boring?  Maybe when we've all given up hope of having a lovely sunny day, the sun will put his hat on and come out to play, just to surprise us.

Anyhoo, enough of this gloom about the weather, our Sheena is on the telly again tomorrow with her new stamps and other goodies, so make sure you're watching at these times:

8.00 a.m. on Create and Craft
12.00 p.m. on Ideal World

Apparently, Ideal World are having a double discount day so it could be a good time to buy, that's if they haven't all sold out on the earlier show, of course!

You're probably wondering by now how long I'm going to keep typing before I show you the pics.  Well, I have to warn you that my camera died last week :-( and the pics were taken with my phone in the absence of a camera yet to be bought (ouch!!) so what you're seeing is not truly representative of the cards as they appear IRL but it's better than nothing!

This card was made with the Highland Silhouette set using Distress Inks and a white Prisma pencil.  The Celtic corners are part of the same set and are embossed with WOW embossing powder.

This one uses the Silhouette Grasses stamps and Pan Pastels - I love the vibrant colours but the butterflies look dreadful - the phone definitely didn't cope well with the bit of bling I put on their wings!

.... and here's a final one for today that uses a mix of the two stamp plates and one of the Luminarte backgrounds I created.  There were quite a few of those but my phone camera really wasn't up to the job of capturing the effect so do tune in tomorrow and maybe you'll get a better view of them or maybe they'll make the gallery on Sheena's website.

Hopefully, I'll see you soon with some better piccies.  Thanks for looking at the not so good ones today.


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Has it really been that long?

Good morning, peeps!

Well, I know I'm a bad blogger but even I couldn't believe how long it's been since I lasted posted anything here!  Note to self:  MUST do better!!

Anyhoo, I thought I'd just pop in and show you the main card for my workshop at Samuel Taylor in Roseville Street, Leeds next Tuesday morning:

You're probably thinking that it doesn't look very exciting and I don't blame you but, look what's hiding inside:

Yup, it's a fairy in hob-nail boots!  I thought it would be fun to hide her inside a concertina card waving her magic wand to decorate the Christmas Tree (it's a Marianne die really - did you guess?).  This little fairy is coloured with Copics (of course!) and her wand is sparkling with Stampendous Gold Halo Glitter.

We'll be making another card as well to explore layering images - here it is:

Apologies for the poor photo.  It features the Frosted Baubles image from Indigo Blu firstly stamped in Peeled Paint DI and then over stamped and embossed with gold.  I love this Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die as well.  You've probably noticed that I use it quite a lot but  thought it was perfect with the shape of the stamp image.  Anyhoo, It's a good way of making a fairly quick Christmas card.

I'll be back a little sooner this time - promise!  Thanks for looking today and please leave a comment so I know that you've visited and that I'm not actually talking to myself here!