Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Contest Winner!!

Hi all,

I had 3 crafty submissions for the contest, which is a good start for my first giveaway I think. Thanks Dom, Leslie and Jason/Tina (who submitted on facebook). It  was a tough decision, but the winner is..............Leslie!! Her creation is shown below.

Lovely eh? I will be sending her 3 EZ Mounted Sweet Pea stamps. Thanks for participating everyone.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Strange Coincidences

Well Boys and Girls tonight I would like to show you one of my recent cards. Now here is where the coincidence comes in... I first saw this stamp coloured with blackish hair on the Sweet Pea site and there seemed to be something familiar about it. So I bought it, stamped it out and it hit me that it looks like my friend (and model) Heather (well except for the whole being a mermaid thing...).
So the first picture is Heather in all her glory (taken by Shari Tucker). The second is a picture of the card I sent her... thanks for the leopard print sweetie!!

So I coloured the image with chalks, as per usual. It is cut out using a spellbinders, the base was a pair of Fiskars corner rounding scissors, as were the two mats. The paper is Close to my Heart "Wicked". The flowers are made using a Cuttlebug die (that is my new FAV!! and unfortunately they aren't making any more) then rolled using a quilling tool. There were brown pearls in the center of each flower, but Canada Post sorta knocked them off. I think that it still looks ok though.

Thanks Heather and Shari!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Little Ray of Sunshine

Well Boys and Girls,

I am having a pretty crappy week. Can't seem to be healthy enough to get to school, bad news. Especially since no work= no play (a self imposed rule, but needed to be done). So I thought I would share some cards I had done the other night with you.

This first one is done using a dry emboss technique on pergamano paper, then painted it with Twinkling H2O's. I made the bases fairly plain to let the embossing stand out. I think I like the smaller one better though....

The second one features an image from Sweet Pea (you knew there had to be one). I love the imagery in  the picture. The love between Mom and babe. The image is coloured with chalks. Used a Spellbinders die to cut the image and the mat. The paper is CTMH, as is the border and the pearls. I sprayed the border with Chocolate Cherry Glimmer Mist. You unfortunately can't see the deepness of that spray in the picture, but it is really a great effect with the brown base and this beautiful red sheen to it.

Have a good night, and don't forget the contest....