Friday, December 24, 2010

Seasons Greetings to all

Hi all


just a quick note to wish all my friends who celebrate Xmas a wonderful day tomorrow. May you enjoy all your wonderful family and friends around you and lets hope there are lots of crafting goodies under the tree....


looking forward to being more active on my blog in 2011. I made some quick Xmas cards and will post some pics soon


hugz
shamela

Saturday, December 11, 2010

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Friend ATC

So I think by now all our participants in the "my friend" ATC swap should have received their cards... as you can see its quite similar to the card I made for Barbara's birthday... and of course Barbara's card evolved from this ATC.


Main image is from Crafty Individuals inked with Memories art print brown ink





The word friends is actually 2 different stamps... I used the F from one word and then used the rest of another word friends... I like mixing things up a bit... to add additional interest. These stamps come from a really old clear set from paper Inspirations which I bought about 5 years ago.. and finally had a chance to use it... LOL 

Background is tea dye distress inks with my new hero arts background stamp... is so huge it fills a full A5 card... amazing if you are in a rush... I overstamped that with a penny black harlequin ribbon stamp also in tea dye ink. and of course the wording friends over that again...  the wording in the circle is also from Hero arts which I first punched out and then stamped in art print brown... I found that easier to do. I layered it with mirror tape and a gold chord underneath..




to finish a bit of bling... a tiny rhinestone on the "I" of friends

Thanks for taking the time to look... I loved the color combination I used... I found it lent to the old world charm of the image.

hugz
shamela ;p)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Turning 80!



I made this card for a friend who ordered it last minute!! Now alot of people say I work better under pressure, but I thought I was stuffed since I hit such a desert of ideas... and nothing wanted to work.. I ended up kinda lending an idea from Hero Arts and came up with this..... the lady loved the card... so it was a success...LOL...
flower stamp and background stamp both from Hero arts. 


Vertical Happy birthday stamp from stamp n stuff stamped in versa watermark and embossed in gold

A close up on the flower reveals... my all time favourite... stickles in the centre and the flower colored in with my watercolor paint wheel.

I ran out of stickers... so  used the template of the stickers to trace the 80 outlined it in gold pen and filled it with "glossy Accents" and covered with hero arts glitter... a wonderful fine glitter which works on any color imaginable!

Finished off with a gold and cream bow!

Thanks for popping by... hope you gained some inspiration for the weekend... I just finished another calendar page which I will load later this week after they have been distributed to our club members...  and also the T U V W Artist trading swap still needs to be loaded...

hugz
shamela ;p}