Wednesday, 31 August 2011


A card for  challenge:
Crafty Creations #133 - Your inner Animal

Well, as you can see die cuts abound in this card. Spellbinders were used to cut the main oval and scalloped oval, the flowers and leaves and the sentiment.

This is based on an A5 white card base which had the edges tinted with two tones of green distress ink - Shabby Shutters and Pine Needles.

The main image is a beautifully large and colourful butterfly from a stamp by Chocolate Baroque which was stamped with black archival ink and coloured with Promarkers.

The white oval was embossed in a large floral embossing folder and then coloured with Milled Lavender, Shabby Shutters and Broken China distress inks which match the colours of the butterfly.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Vin Rouge

A card for just one challenge: Totally Papercrafts #79 Food and drink

This is based on a tall thin card made by folding an A5 piece of card the other way (so you don't end up with an A6 card!).

I have both Food and Drink here as the background features the grapes and the bottle contains the drink!

The large background mat is made from hand marbled card.

The Grape vine mat was from a Stamp by the Stamp Man. This was stamped with black Stazon, coloured all over with Shabby Shutters distress ink and the detail of the vine and grapes painted in with Adirondack inks.

The bottle was created from a piece of white card and I drew the bottle shape before colouring with distress ink. The label was cut from white card and edged with a small leaf stamp by Sheena Douglass. The Cheers stamp is also by Sheena and the Vin Rouge by the Stamp Man.

A bow was added as a small embellishment to complete the look.

Quite a simple card, but fun to make none-the less!