Wednesday, 31 October 2012


Today's card is made with the butterfly stamp this is a large stamp but a little bird told me they are hoping to make a small stamp too. I love butterflies my darling husband tells me they are flies with posh coats but i don't believe him lol. I have taken a shaped card and stamped butterflies in melon mambo. First and second stamping and even third to give the feeling of depth to the card. The main focal butterfly I stamped on white card  first and second stamping then on embossable acetate and embossed in a clear glitter embossing powder. to mount it up I cut out the dark butterfly then the light bottom wings which are mounted on silicon glue then topped it off with the acetate.
I then went around the outside edge with  tempting turquoise ink, to give the whole card a feeling of depth i drew around the shaped card on white paper cut out the shape and tore pieces off to let it look like the butterfly was escaping. I then re stamped the butterflies and re inked in turquoise. I flat mounted the paper nearest the butterfly and 3d foamed to the edge of the card. The verse is a favourite of mine from the clock stamp time after time stamp set. Its a very apt verse as butterflies only live a short time. Thanks for looking let me know what you think. i do get lonely in blog land Tx

This card is entered into Get in shape Simon Says Stamp Challenge and Anything Goes from totally stampalicious

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Christmas Eve

Hi its Sunday again and here is my card, this week I have decided to do Christmas again. DON'T FORGET You still have chance to get the stamps with 25% off as long as you facebook Helen today (Sunday 28th).
So what have i done this week. I have used the great Christmas Eve poem stamped in versamark and embossed with black embossing powder I also used the same technique on the Sleigh Silhouette. I used green ink on the Trio of trees smallest tree to make my forest (I love this set its so versatile don't think its just for Christmas, I used it for my Autumn Card too) and embossed in clear embossing powder. The moon is  circle punched from a stick note(Sticky side) and this acts as a mask. The snow flakes are a versa mark pen that I then embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I dusted over with my brushes to add an assortment of blue distress inks, creating a evening scene. Once the ink is dry I then buffed it up with a dry tissue this removes the ink off the embossed area  and gives it a more gloss finish , I used whisper white card from stamping up but any quality stamping card will be fine.Finally  I used a clear star gelly roll pen to add  glitter to the moon and I also  used it to highlight the sleigh and reindeer s
. I then mounted the images on Snowy Acetate. Dont forget to cover the back of the image when its mounted.
Thank you for joining me in blog-land  please don't forget that the team at visible image are now running monthly challenges starting on the first of the month, they also have a new stamp launch on the 3rd.
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Thanks for visiting please let me know you have been , as i say its lonely here on my own :) Txx
card entered the 'Silhouettes' challenge from JoannaSheen
and Anything Goes with Card galore challenge blog.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Two for the price of one

Hi folks here is my card/cards for this week. I first made the black and white card then decided to try it out in a different colour :).I cut a 4inch(12cm) square of whisper white card. Then I stamped the wrought iron corner 4 times in grey to form a frame.Secondly  I stamped the verse and  pocket watch in the centre of the card. I then used my blending pad to add a little black ink.  I also stamped the watch again onto spare card and glazed the face with glossy accents waited for it to dry ,think that's why I like embossing powder, its so much quicker ,once dry I  mounted the watch on 3D foam.
 The topper  was then mounted on black card.To make the backing paper I used  cheap computer printing paper and stamped it with the small polka dot and gingham background stamps . I then went over with black ink  to blend the paper in. Mounted again on black card and finished on a 6inch(15cm) scalloped card. To finish off i added clear dew drops I coloured on the bottom with promarker. I then used a spellbinder banner and stamped Happy birthday  .
 Then because i enjoyed making the card I did the all thing again but used raspberry ripple ink and card stock from stampin up .
The raspberry ripple one was finished off with red pearls.
So here they are together which do you like best ?? Thanks for stopping by, if you need any more information on any of the techniques , just ask. Please let me know you have visited it gets very lonely here on my own . Or you could join us on facebook or blog hop  for all the latest offers and challenges Txx

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Time flies

So its back to Christmas for me this week, I love the Christmas Collage its so useful . This time I have used an 8inch square card and added  stamps from time after time. I first stamped the snowy background stamp with versamark and dusted it with  silver Mica powder. I then used the grunge flourish to create a boarder around the navy card. I embossed it with white embossing powder mixed with silver mica powder. I did the same with the collage stamp and these are mounted it on pearlescent card.
I then stamped the clock face, wings and time flies and embossed them all in the same way. I then  mounted the clock and wings on 3d foam.

The time flies is mounted on pearlscent card just to finish it off. I hope you like my card, if you want anymore information please don't hesitate to get in touch.
thanks for stopping by, please let me know you've called Tania x

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Colours of Autumn

this is my card to promote the  inspired by Autumn challenge. I thought I would struggle because I always associate Autumn with the falling leaves, but after looking at my Visible image stamps I used the small and top of the medium tree from the Tree Trio and an assortment of inks, I used the beautiful butterfly stamp which I double stamped to get the two tone effect , with Visible image clear stamps you can match them up perfectly, I then mounted it on mustard card. I stamped the live well... verse and the back side of the grunge flouish for my sentiment topper I embossed it in clear white embossing powder then brushed over with inks to give an aged effect, all mounted on co-ordinating card from stampin up to match the inks

I mounted the butterfly on 3D foam and also the sentiment panel.

The butterfly was finished off with pearls.
Thanks for calling by if you like my card please let me know, If you want any more information on how I made the card please ask. Thanks Tania x

I have entered the Try it on Tuesday challenge, Fashionable Stamping Challenge
also the Allsorts challenge blog  and Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog hope they like my card Txx