Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Birthday Card

This is for a friend at work. I was on a drive to use up my scraps of paper so the backing strips are cut offs from some ATCs I was making. I used one of all time favourite Paperbag Studio stamps-it's impossible to get a bad print from this (always a bonus!) I sprayed the background of the card with some Glimmer Mist through an old tangerine bag. I quite like the effect so may just have to do it again!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Le Chat Blanc ATCs

The theme for the ATC swap over on UKStampers (link in sidebar) this month is Black and White-with a hint of colour allowed. I decided to use my freebie Craft Stamper stamp of Le Chat Noir and embossed the cat in white. I love this stamp but for some reason don't use it enough!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Art Journal CJ

This is my entry for an Art Journal CJ I'm doing on UKStampers (link in sidebar). The title of the journal was Now Is The Time... We had to finish the sentence and I couldn't think of anything that fitted better than these two stamps! I especially love the sentiment 'Change the world or go home.'

I'm linking this over at Handmade Monday- please pop over and check out all the fabulous crafting there! 

Friday, 11 May 2012

My son wanted a magic based card for his birthday and as he's mad on card tricks I'm afraid they were the obvious choice! I just pinched some of his cast-offs and used them to decorate the card. 

 Then I decided to have a play with my new toy, my Bind It All, which I love and made him a little notebook to keep in his magic box. I'm hoping I don't keep finding scribbles on scraps of paper all over the house now but...like mother like son!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012


These two ATCs were for another swap I did on the ATC Trail over on UKScrappers.

 Couldn't resist the fairy stamp again and stamped it over a Distress Ink and text background before colouring with Promarkers.

I found this stamp at the bottom of a drawer. It's the first Tim Holtz stamp I ever bought! So I thought it deserved an airing. The background was Distress Ink with Glimmer Mist sprayed on,but instead of letting it dry I rolled a kitchen roll over it which gave the shimmer a vintage-y look.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Long time no see!I don't know where the time's gone this month but I thought it was about time to play catch up!

This ATC is one of three made for the monthly swap on UKStampers (link in sidebar). The theme was Faces and I chose this Art Journey stamp on a whim! I stamped the text background with Big n Juicy ink then sprayed with water to give a rain effect. After stamping the text, I added Glossy Accents to try and make the words look like raindrops.
I'm posting this over at Handmade Monday-nip over and check out all the fabulous crafting!