Saturday, 10 September 2011

Catch Up

Well, I've had a lovely day today - I went to an impromptu demo over at Just Tracys, she's just had the new Wild Rose Studio Christmas stamps in and was showing them off brilliantly.  I didn't manage to get everything I wanted as they had already sold out of the snowflakes, but I have got these on order.  I did manage to get one of the gorgeous penguins, some circular sentiments and a lovely snowflake tree.  Tracy was also showing off the lovely WOW embossing powders - have to say they were very aptly named, could also have been called OMG as they are totally amazing they are incredibly fine and emboss to a fab shine.  I also bought some 5x5 card blanks in white and black to replenish my stocks - really must start trying to sell some of my cards, I have made so many and while I do use some up for family and friends, I have loads just waiting to be given, suppose while I think my cards are fab, not sure I handle the rejection of people not buying them well & take it very personally.


Anyway, some more cards to add to the stash ready to sell at some point, these first two are almost like twins and I made them using my new snowflake tree and the sentiment stamp that came with it, on the black on white one, I used the new WOW embossing powder I bought (I've got the snowflake embossing powder on order - that one is sooo lush!).  The white on black I used a white embossing powder from my stash, both of these cards are really simple to make and look fab, just what you need at Christmas when you have so many to make.
These next two are just catching up on some I have made recently - the fall blessings one I'm not entirely happy with, I really liked the idea but I'm not sure it's turned out as well as it could have.  

I took a single leaf stamp and stamped it onto scratch paper twice and cut out, then I put repositionable tape on the back so that I could use them as masks.  Then I drew a circle on the card very faintly with pencil and stamped the leaf using versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder, once this had cooled down I then masked these off and did a couple more leaves and used the same technique until I had the entire circle covered - only it doesn't quite look like a circle.  The leaves were coloured using a shimmering watercolour paint (would like to say it was H2O's but these were the cheapy versions).  The sentiment in the middle is from Waltzingmouse Stamps and I stamped it using the gingerbread colourbox chalk ink.

This last card was made using a lovely digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil - her images are just so amazing, I love them all!!  The backing papers are from my Clare Curd Signature range paper pad (still working through those 200 sheets), but I actually managed to alter them slightly.  The green paper with the spots on, was actually originally black and white, but I changed it using my spectrum noir pens, I also used the pens to change the white dots on the brown backing paper to green as well.  I used some of my candi dots in gold in the corners and the circular sentiment is one of my LOTV stamps.  Hope you like

Anyway, that's me caught up a bit with some of the cards I've made recently - Off to Exeter in a couple of weeks for my annual birthday jaunt to the craft show.  Always come back with loads of goodies, ideas and very sore feet, usually soo tired after the show it takes me all weekend to recover (go on Friday).  Hopefully I will be putting in some more posts before then, I really want to ink up my little penguin tomorrow if I get a chance, but with Charlie back at school I've got a weeks worth of School uniform to get washed, dried and ironed before Monday! (no rest for the wicked!).


1 comment:

Cards by Alison said...

Rachel, wow love all your cards hope to meet up with you next week. slowly recovering after the weekend.