Wednesday, 29 May 2013

More Inkylicious creations

 Here are some more of the cards I made using Inkylicious stamps for create and Craft. The first is done with Adirondack inks in peach bellini, Mountain rose, Denim and eggplant and my ink dusters.

 Here is a one layer card using 'Winsdswept', crushed olive , Tea Dye and broken china distress ink. The background is created with ink dusters. I then sprayed with walnut stain to get the grainy effect.
Two more one-layer cards using spring Distress Inks, Meadowlands stamp, some sequin waste and tiny script stamp.

 And finally two cards using the Daisy fields stamp. The first is done with tumbled glass, shaded lilac and chipped sapphire Distress Ink. 
The panel on this card was brushed with peacock feather, dried marigold and black soot Distress ink. The base card was stamped with aqua Adirondack and the delicate vine. I love all of these stamps so much I have still been playing with them, despite not needing to do more samples! Again, they all work in black and also in colour. Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

What a difference a day makes!

 As promised here are the photos from yesterdays walk, just to remind you that the lovely bank holiday weather wasn't a dream! We walked along the Teversal Trails - old railway tracks, now public bridleways.
Blue sky, bird song, lovely new leaves on the trees and fabulous wild flowers!
 Arum Lilies or lords and ladies,
 Ramsons - a type of wild Garlic,
 Wild strawberries,
Dog Violets

 and lots of Cowslips
 We also saw butterflies, like this speckled wood
and a Dingy skipper (That is it's name, but I think it is rather beautiful!)
This is such a great place to walk as there are also lots of places to sit and watch nature too...
 Can you see the bench just beyond the big tree on the right? Because you are level with the tree canopy, the birdsong seems extra loud! Hope you enjoyed the walk! Thanks for looking.

Monday, 27 May 2013

The Vintage collection from Inkylicious

The four vintage stamps from Inkylicious featured on Create and Craft on Sunday were Vintage Butterfly,
 Vintage French Rose,

 Vintage Birds
 and Vintage Voyage.
Almanac also features in the background with three of these too. I stamped the images in Archival ink onto Inkylicious satin silk art card and coloured them with Distress Markers before using the ink dusters to add background colour. If you want to know any more details about what I used please ask and I will do my best to remember!
I hope you have had a lovely bank holiday. We have had a lovely walk along the Teversal Trails. The wind was still a bit cool, but we had a great walk and enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air. I will post some photos as soon as I get round to downloading them.
Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Get the TV on!

Hi There!
Hope you have got the TV on ready for the Inkylicious show on create and Craft at 11 am this morning.  Just to tempt you I am posting just a few of the samples I made with some of the gorgeous stamps I have been playing with.
Firstly there is Meadowlands...
Next we have Daisy Fields...
I've also had a good play with Windswept...
Aren't they gorgeous? So versatile too, as they can be used as silhouettes or coloured like I did with the last one. There are lots more too, which I will share with you in due course. Anyway, I won't keep you from the Telly. If you want any details about these please leave a comment and I will expand on what I used to make them.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, 24 May 2013

even more sneaky peeks

A few more tantalising peeks that will be going with me up to Batley tomorrow when I take my samples to Inkylicious. Hope you will tune in to the show on Sunday - Create and Craft at 11 am. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

More sneaky peeks

Here are a few more peeks at the things I have made for the next Inkylicious show which will be on create and craft at 11am on Sunday.
 lovely silhouettes...

 gorgeous vintage stamps with masculine and feminine themes...
Hope you are finding these glimpses tempting! Inkylicious will also be at the Doncaster Dome on Sunday 9th June as will I so let me know if you are going.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 19 May 2013

A sneak peek and True blue

Hi there. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. I am enjoying a cuppa in the garden in between playing with new stamps from Inkylicious. some gorgeous scenic stamps and vintage stamps too. I will treat you to a couple of sneak peeks.

Hope you will tune in next Sunday (26th) at 11 am to C&C to watch.
Now, onto my true blue creation. 
I was having a little clear out of paper and found some that I had sprayed with crafty notions colour sprays in shades of blue. I then over stamped it with music and notes before stamping and embossing the guitar in white. Main image stamp is from the Stampman. It was pure chance that I spotted the theme at Allsorts this week was true blue, so I am entering this card there. Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments. I will be back soon with more sneak peeks and inkyness.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Three commisions

I have been asked to make some unusual cards recently, and thought I would share them with you. My first card was for the wedding anniversary of one of my colleagues, for her to give to her hubby. The request was for a scene like Wells-next-the-sea, strawberries, champagne and a caravan! The caravan was a clip art image on the insert, and the scene was a Sheena stamp, along with a seascape created with my ink dusters. I was quite pleased as I created the scene from memory and then did a Google image search for Wells. Not a bad likeness! The champagne bucket is from Digistamp Boutique and the strawberry was a freebie from here.

Next I was asked for a wedding card with skeletons on it! The invitation was black with a pair of skeletons on the front which said 'Till death do us part', and my friend wanted a card following the theme, so this is what I came up with. Not something you get asked for every day!
Finally a very plain more mainstream wedding card for a male colleague. The sentiment is one from the Inkylicious set call 'Simply Said'. This set is just so useful, I haven't put it away since I got it! I must make an effort to use some different embossing folders  - I do have more than one, honest!
I am busy making samples for the next Inkylicious show. The stamps are absolutely gorgeous, and I can tell you it will definitely be worth tuning in to Create and Craft on Sunday 26th May to watch Deby demonstrating with the new stamps. I am still pinching myself that I am so lucky getting them before they are released!
Thanks for all your lovely comments. I hope I will manage to visit you all very soon. Thanks for looking! 

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Some quick masculine cards

I needed a couple of cards for male birthdays and there were none left in my box, so I settled down with some Inkylicious stamps and Kaleidacolor Creole spice and came up with this:
The cogs stamp on the background is one of the twinchie stamps that Inkylicious have just started selling and I can see it is going to get loads of use! It goes so well with the vintage car, too.
Next I needed a birthday card for my nephew, who really loves his football. My Hubby supports Mansfield Town, and as they have just been promoted, it seemed only fitting that the card should have a bit of a Mansfield theme to it!
The footballer was a freebie stamp from a magazine (Creative Stamping) and the footballs used for the background are from a Daisy and Dandelion set. I am entering this into the challenge at Allsorts this week where the theme is any sport.
Finally here is another card using Inkylicious stamps and Kaleidacolor ink pad, this time 'Fresh Greens'
Skeleton Leaves and Simply Said were the stamps sets used here. There is another Inkylicious show on create and craft coming up on Sunday May 26th, so make sure you tune in!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, 6 May 2013

A lovely walk and a bit of extreme lying down!

 We had a fabulous walk today. The weather was glorious and the wild flowers were breathtaking. We went to Linacre reservoirs near Chesterfield again. I have always visited there in the Autumn, but never in Spring before. A friend had said there were lots of bluebells there, so we thought we would check it out.

First of all we came across thousands of wood anemones, and this was where I started my extreme lying down. I am using a phrase introduced to me and Meg by my niece. For those of you who aren't familiar with the pastime, it is where you lie down with you camera to get a real close up, but show the surroundings out of focus (depth of field comes into it somewhere! - Thanks Faith, was struggling to find the words!). I'd better show you some of the pictures.

 What the photo doesn't capture is the way they seem to shiver in the breeze. Such beautiful delicate flowers.
Next we saw dog-violets.
Judging by the number we saw and the number in our garden I think it must be a good year for violets!
 There was a carpet of wood sorrel on the north side of the reservoirs, and quite a few lesser celandines as well.

 By one of the inlets there was an abundance of Marsh Marigolds too.
We saw some places where there were blue bells coming but not out yet, so I took a photo of some new beech leaves

Finally we found some bluebells that were out.
  I will leave you with a very subtle portrait of my hubby,
and a portrait of Meg
Hope you enjoyed our walk as much as we did! Thanks for looking!