Friday, 17 January 2014

WHM #126 Creating Custom Background paper

Today, I am entering my first challenge of the year over at Inspired by Stamping. It is hard getting back into the swing after the holidays and all the Christmas cards I had to make. But if you want to play along have a look here:

              What fun getting my water colour paper out again from the depths of my cupboard and having a go. This is my creation using all IBS stamps.
 The stamps used were from the following sets:
Delicate Doilies II, Spring Lilacs, Fancy labels 18 and the sentiment is from A lovely Birthday.
Staedtler Aquarell pencils spritzed with water and painted over with an aqua brush formed the basis of the background. I used Memento Inks in Toffee Crunch and Morroco to stamp the images and the butterfly was embossed with Ranger 'Seaform' embossing ink so that it wasn't brilliant white.  

I am off to do another card,
                                  Hope you are having a creative day,

                                                                             xx Liz

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Creative Backgrounds

On Thursday I spent the day getting into my paints and ink along with Gesso to make beautiful backgrounds for my cards. I have been watching a lot of you-tube videos and felt very inspired to have a go.

               Yesterday it was a day of using what I had created on Thursday. Here's the results:



                                   I hope you are having a creative day too.

                                                                                   xx Liz

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year 2014

My goodness! Where did 2013 go and now I want to wish everyone a very Happy 2014. May you all live life to the fullest this year and not waste a moment.

 December just flew past last year and although I was busy in my craft room I didn't get to post anything on here. I made lots of cards and presents for family and friends. I didn't have time to enter any challenges and today I am cleaning out my craft room so hopefully I get to be more productive in the next few weeks.

Here are some pictures from my Christmas and some of the presents that I made.
My wonderful husband and his 2 daughters.
Cupcake Apron

A lunch bag for my lovely stepdaughter. It is covered in plastic so that the fabric doesn't get dirty travelling on the train and I used insulated wadding to keep things cool or hot depending on what she puts into it.

It is back to craft room now to clean up and get ready for a creative year ahead.