Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Stampbord !!!!!

Hey Peeps,

Hope everyone had a cool yule ha ha !

I've been playing with Stampbord for a couple of days {thank you Santa} Also Glimmer Screens and mists.

I took some advice from Glenda Waterworth and allowed myself two pieces to ruin......... anyway 6 ruined pieces later {and a re-run of a certain craft show for inspiration} I managed to make a couple of cards {I even salvaged a particularly dodgy piece see below}

Its good fun to play with and I've found a few cheats already ....

1) If your not to good at scratching back to white {One failed attempt, gave up, will try harder next time} use an inkssentials white pen and colour in instead ..... they are excellent.

2) If you accidentally scratch into your stamped line re-colour it with a matching gel pen !!!!

3) If you really make a mess turn it in to a very distressed piece, I have 3 grunge works in progress ha ha. {Stick with paler colours till your use to the 'soak up' of the surface}

I really need some UTEE to have a go at stamping into it, as I have a few ideas for jewelry but no one's open {Graphicus that mean you} till the 5th of Jan so I shall practice my scratching until then ha ha.

Very Goth !

This is gloss card spritzed with silverbells and black Glimmer Mists and 'cling-filmed', stampbord blacked out with black soot distress ink, stamped in white Stazon with and Elusive Images stamp (WIGL theme plate) (thank you Santa) I tried a bit of scratching but made a mess ! So I re-coloured it in with a gel pen, then added couple of punched flowers and a bit of stringy stuff.

Sunny Days !

This one is lemon card stamped with an EI stamp (flora bella), smudged up with some chalk eyes. Same goes with the stampbord but I coloured the bobbles in with the white gel pen this time. (too chicken to scratch)

Edged it with a dark brown chalk pad to give it a bit of contrast and layered it over the stamped image.

And just to prove that you can make something out of nothing, here's one I made a mess of and saved !!!!

Just a ruined bit of Stampbord further distressed , a bit of twine and an odd button, stamped with an EI stamp from the WIGL theme plate, mounted on glossy card splodged with a Tim Holtz distress ink and spritzed with Glimmer Mist and a flourish stamped for good measure.

Please feel free to leave me tips, I need them ha ha !

Hope you all have a great new year ! See you in 2009 ! Be Good x

Kath x

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Bored Sunday Afternoons


Been a funny day today.....cant seen to get going with anything (still in PJ's)

Have done a bit of brayering and made a couple of cards for my Dad-in-law, done minimal housework in case anyone pops in ha ha.

Anyway here's a few bits Ive managed ! Constructive criticism only please ha ha !!!!

Ive used Graphicus stamps (Damask and Daisy script) and a brayer with Tim Holtz or Marvy inks and a Versamark for the resist.

The one below is for a friends birthday card
[Bit of torn velum in corner with a smudge of the blue ink on torn edge] May add 'happy birthday' in top corner not sure yet!

Sorry about quality of the photos the flash was having a bad day to ! Kept leaving me an orb on the image. Got fed up and just uploaded the better ones.

Told you its been a funny day !

[Note to self: must read instruction books before filing under B]

Be good x x

Tuesday, 2 December 2008



What a day today......... started at 5.30am when hubby went to work, the snow was unbelievable There I was Uggs and fluffy dressing gown {stunning} admiring the beautiful whiteness, fluffy stillness, crisp clean air, laughing at Fred who put one paw in and out like he was doing the hokey cokey ! I was full of christmasy goodness

Then it began to dawn on me I had to drive to work in the stuff !!! no sign of gritters !!! 5 inch deep and counting. Needless to say my trusty Cleo got me in safely with only a couple of scary moments. Then I sat at my desk worrying about everyone else for an hour till they got in !

Needless to say I haven't got half the stuff done I should have today [wanted to do some brayering an show ya all my attempts] and so my blank spaces are my digital snow enjoy ha ha

Be good x