Saturday, 20 December 2014

Christmas cards

Here are some more Christmas cards I made...well actually this first one is Lee's birthday card, which is a Stampotique monster stamp slightly coloured with wink of stella pens. I added some inka gold in blue and also some ink through a stencil and some washi tape.

This one I used sparkle medium through a star stencil.....really love this stencil. Then I stamped snowflakes, the tiny snowman and Merry Christmas and added a little colour with promarkers on the snowman and then a little distress as well.

This one is two stamps with a touch of promarkers and some festive wash tape on the corners.

This one is a Hobby Art reindeer and the cool yule stamp (not sure which company that's from) mounted on some glitter paper and some washi tape on the top and bottom.

This one was the little robins also hobby art I think and the background was the same star stencil as above but this time with glitter embossing powder.

This one was a little leftover from the star stencil with the sparkle paste and then a robin and postbox stamp from Hobby Art with a little added snow and a craftwork cards greeting.


It's the last craft barn challenge.....this time the words are faith and harmony.....I found this quote by J M Barrie - All the world is made of faith, trust and pixie dust.

I wrote the words with paint pens and coloured in the sections around the edge also and drew a flower. I added some glitter and gilding wax also.

Edit: Inspired by the others who've created collages of all of this years challenges, here's mine....I forgot some of these were even this year!!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Well I was supposed to be making Christmas cards but I made this instead......

Sometimes I get an idea in my head and I just have to make it there and then otherwise I never will. So I've seen things in the shops that sort of look like little trees and then I saw these trees with bells on and I thought hmmm I could make something like that myself.

I got a twig out of my mom and dad's garden and painted it with viva decor and glitter paint basically just smearing it on with my fingers getting messy hehe!! I did try and invent a base but it wouldn't stand up so I had a rethink and went with a plant pot and pebbles instead.

So I knew if I left it I might not finish it, so there's me scrabbling around in the dark looking for plant pots and pebbles in the back garden.

 I also knew I had some gold pebbles somewhere and eventually I found them to use on the top of the pot. I hung mini disco balls and mini bells off the tree and finally wrapped some ribbon around the pot and voila!!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014


Here are some more Christmas cards....

Those are hobby art stamps, with a little added promarker and glitter

 This is a splodge away stencil using grunge paste dyed red and some sprays and ink in the background
 These are hobby art stamps again with a craftwork cards greeting and some fake snow
 Hobby art stamps again on this one and some fake snow and a craftwork cards greeting
 This one is sparkle medium through a tim holtz stencil and some distress spray stains in the background and the toppers are craftwork cards with a little added molotow pen


Helloo! The latest Craft Barn words are heart or risk......I found another Edward Lear rhyme that contains heart.

I used Paper Artsy fresco paints in the background and some texture paste and I used texture tools and a few micro bears to create some lines and scratches etc. I used some blue inka gold around the edge. I stamped on the cow and coloured in its horns and boots - my cow wasn't a horrible cow so this must have been after it's heart was softened hehe!! I wrote on the rhyme in a posca pen and then outlined the letters with a fineliner.