Sunday 31 January 2010

Hummingbirds No:2

Here we are then, the second of my hummingbirds and fern stamps, this time made into an easel card. I haven't put on a greeting as I've left it blank to add something when I want to use it. I love the colours, the purple with an olive green, they go together well. The easel part of the card is held up with 3 buttons and this gives it stability. The patterned paper has been edged with Tim Holtz distress ink called 'Pine Needles'. My first easel card, hope you like it. Bx

Saturday 30 January 2010

Snow days and new creations

Due to the amount of snow we have had this month, I found myself at home with more time to get back into crafting. This has resulted in my re-newed enthusiasm and all my family birthday cards (and more) made for the year. I have taken photos of them today and started to tidy them up in Photoshop Elements. So over the coming weeks I will be able to show you what I have been doing.
Today you can see one of five cards I have started to make using the same stamp but printed in different colours and made into different style cards. We are mostly girls in our family, so pink is a very predominant colour and this one fits in well. I am just waiting for my birthday in March and will be asking for some Justrite stamps so that I can make up sentiments and use names on my cards. These are Clarity stamps of hummingbirds and fern and I saw Barbara Gray demonstrate how to use them in this design. I think they work really well. The scroll in the top right corner and the fern at the bottom have been heat embossed in silver. I have just bought some borderabilities and used one for the edging on the silver mount. I used the masking technique to sponge on the pink ink (which is actually Aged Mahogany in the Rangers distressed range). Bx

Friday 29 January 2010

Uploading photos and wedding card

Ok so I am going to upload a photo of one of the cards I have made this week. I have experimented with taking it in different lights but I am not too happy with what I have achieved at the moment. Practice makes perfect so I will keep trying until I succeed in producing something of good quality. Wish me luck.
The card is for Matt and Sam's wedding in March. I used general items from my 'craft stash', cutting the hearts on the Cricut using the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. The topper I stamped and heat embossed in gold (the picture doesn't do it justice). The insert also has flourishes heat embossed in gold and a lovely message done on the PC. Hope you like it. Bx

The start of something new

Well today I have started to blog - how did that come about? Its because I have been reading so many craft blogs recently and been inspired by the fabulous designs that have been published, I thought I would have a go and see what happens. Bumblebees and Butterflies - BB - thats me. So here goes, the blog is set up and I am learning new skills, where will it take me? Exciting or what? I will try to post fairly regularly and upload pictures of any of my creations as I finish them. Lets see what happens.