Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Red Velveteen Rabbit

Hello fellow crafters
I trust you are having a pleasant evening whatever you are doing?

I just wanted to share a little something with you that I have been working on this evening, while watching an old Doctor Who episode with my son, Lewis.  I really miss David Tennant, although I do like Matt Smith as well.  We were watching the episode where the Doctor and Martha go back in time to visit William Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre, called 'The Shakespeare Code' and my son showed me where he sat when he recently visited the theatre in London, with his school.  Bless him, he's really excited.

Anyway, I think I might have been a little bit inspired whilst watching as I came up with this dark and ever so slightly, eerie card. Maybe it also has something to do with Halloween coming up too. Who knows??? Anyway, I really quite like it.

The digital image is from the Saturated Canary, she's called Honey and she can be found here.

The background papers are from DCWV The Madly in Love (12x12cm paper) Stack but the red paper is just a piece of scrap that I cut to size and ran through the BigShot with my Cuttlebug embossing 'Spots' folder.

I then added some ribbon that I cut into strips and stuck behind the main image and added a Craftwork Cards sentiment to finish it off.

I hope you like my card and thank you for taking the time to visit.

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs, Fae xxx

Friday, October 26, 2012


Hi there, once more I return this evening (this is the last time, I promise...) I have made one more card that I would like to share with you.

This is not being entered into any blog competitions or blog hops etc. its just something I have made this evening for a friends birthday while I was watching TV.  I plucked two 'ideas' from my Inspiration Jar and they said
  1. Use two colours from a paper pad that you haven't used before (even if it looks like they wouldn't go together); and
  2. Use a digital stamp that you have purchased in the last month.  I recently purchased this stamp 'Starla' from the Saturated Canary.
I hope you like my card and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. Your visits are much appreciated.  If you like or dislike my card, please feel free to leave a comment, all comments are gratefully received.

Good night, for now... until tomorrow, when I will return with more inspiration for you (I hope).
Hugs x

Fifty Shades

Hi 'fifty shades' fans. I thought I would share this little card I made earlier with you all. I just love this image.

It's a digital stamp called 'Grey Tie' from Saturated Canary and you can find it here.

I have read all of the Fifty Shades' books and I just think this would be a cool card for a male or a female.

I hope you like the card and thanks again, for stopping by to visit my craft blog.

Hugs, Fae xxx

Little 'Blue' Peep

Full version of the front of the card
Well I can't believe another Friday is here already... where does the week go?

I have been convalescing at home for the past month due to health reasons and I can't believe that we are turning the clocks back this week and November is practically upon us. I'll have to get out my book of spells for next week and my broom could do with an airing. Maybe I'll take it for a pre-Halloween (hypothetical) spin this week to blow out any cobwebs.

Anyway onto today's card... I have decided to enter this card into the following challenges:

Fashionista Challenge - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Pets Theme

Close up view
I started with an 8" by 8" white base and then added some papers from my Grace Taylor 'Blossom' 12 x 12cm scrapbook pad.  The blue paper with the text I am not sure the origin of... sorry! I layered the blue and the circle of brown directly onto the base card and then used a nestie and my Big Shot to cut around the image.  I used my Promarker pens to colour in the digital image (Jules from the Saturated Canary) and then I mounted that to the front of the card too.  I then added all of the embellishments; gemstones; flowers; brad; pins and coloured adhesive pearls, not to mention the Craftwork Cards Happy Birthday Sentiment which seemed to match the shape of the nestie (well...almost).

Hugs Fae xxx

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Autumn Days

Hello Fellow Crafters...

Been busy this morning, I realised I was running behind on making a card for Mo's Digital Challenge and so I have made a cute card for the following blog challenges:

Mo's Digital Challenge #157, Autumn Fun
Fashionista Challenge, Anything Goes

I started with an A5 white base card and made it landscape. In I then merged a Mo's Digital Pencil digi stamp with a sentiment from Create with TLC digi stamp.

I coloured her in Autumn colours and stamped the leaves in copper ink to the base (the stamp is PSX F-2781).  I also stamped one more onto plain white card and cut the additional leaf out.

After printing and colouring the image I then cut it out and mounted it onto brown and then white card. I added some brown ribbon to the corners and some clear adhesive diamante gems.  I then added the leaf I cut out earlier to the bottom right corner of the card.  To make the clouds in the background I die cut a scalloped circle with my BigShot and then sponged blue ink over the template to make it look like clouds.

Hope you like the card and thank you for visiting my blog.
Hugs, Fae xx

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Yosemite Sam... SAM

Hi guys and gals

Just thought I would share this little project with you all.

On 26th October it's my daughter's boyfriends sixteenth birthday. He's a strange one to buy for so I'm just gonna give him some cash but equally I had a hard time trying to think of something to use as inspiration for his card.  He loves tattoo style text and images and his name is Sam so I thought it would be fun and a little bit different to make a Yosemite Sam card.

I drew the image freehand, copying an image I found on Google images and the text style is my own.  I then coloured the text so that it would look like it was on fire, as Yosemite is firing his pistols. Job done.

I hope you like the card and thanks for visiting today.

Happy Halloween

Hi guys and girls
I have something special today.  My passion for everything Halloween has been on an all time high today as I have been combining a few Blog Challenges to make something special.  I am entering this card in the following challenges:-

Passion for Promarkers 'Bee Happy' (Yellow and Black)
Songbird Challenges 'Build Me Up Buttercup' (Yellow)
Tiddly Inks 'Halloween' (using a Tiddly Inks image)
Divas by Design 'Something Spooky'
Cutie Pie Challenge Blog 'Halloween'

Firstly, I took a 20cm by 20cm (8" x 8") white base card.  In Publisher I had a 18.5cm x 18.5cm square and inserted the Tiddly Inks spider web (freebie) from a while back, into the box.  I then layered another box over the top and added the 'Spooky Birthday' image (but only part of it).  I stuck this to the base card with double sided adhesive tape. I then added a Halloween sentiment, a ribbon and three yellow card candi.

On the inside, I created a similar background and then added a verse that I made up. It says:

From our house to your house
on 'All Hallows Eve'
may your Hallowe'en be a restful one
from Fae, Lianne, Lewis and Steve

I then reprinted the first image and coloured the cake in. I then cut the cake out and added it to the verse on the inside.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today.

Just a quick addition to the previous entry... my card got the Passion for Promarkers TOP 5. Yay!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Frosty Autumn

Hi guys and girls

Here's another card...

I started making this card yesterday after my doctors appointment and then I lost the plot slightly and didn't know what to do with it.  I stamped the white base card stock all over with the Stampendous D112 Sketched Butterfly stamp in black.  Then, I picked two specific areas on the stamp, and coloured those areas in two different shades of blue.  This was when I got lost...

This morning, I woke up and knew how to finish the card.  I stamped the butterfly again on white card and added a sentiment (another unmounted grey sentiment stamp from the bargain bucket at Alexandra Palace 2010) that simply says

"Sing in the Rain, Dance in the Sun, Dream by the light of the Moon"

Then I mounted that onto blue Papermania card stock and mounted the whole thing to the left of the base card.  I then coloured in the same two areas with the same two shades of blue and added some adhesive diamantes.

Hope you like it?
Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

All Boy...

Another card from me today is for the following challenges

Mo's DP2 Challenge '"B" is for...' and
Come and Get It Challenges using the colours Olive, Razzleberry and Pumpkin

First of all I printed off one of Mo's gorgeous images, 'Fixer Boy' and you can get it from her shop here because "B" is for... BOY, then I proceeded to colour the image using the three colours given above.

I love the overall finish of the card (the photograph doesn't really do it justice) and I was really pleased with the end result. I think I shall give this card to my nephew next month.

I then added a verse that I got out of the bargain bin at Alexandra Palace a few years ago and a charm.

Hope you like it,
Thanks for stopping by today,
Hugs, Fae xx

Best Day Ever

Hi guys and girls
Long time no see...

I have been a bit busy lately and that's why I haven't been actively blogging. I have problems with my health and I have various other things going on in my life that crafting has had to take a little bit of a back seat I'm afraid, but here is a card that I have made, this week, for the Cupcake Craft Challenges 'Two's Company'

I wanted some inspiration for my mother-in-laws birthday card and the Cupcake Craft Challenge was the first challenge I came across on Monday (as they set their new challenges on Mondays). 'Two's Company' seemed to be a fair goal to aspire to so I set to work on this.

I loved the background papers on this card and these were just a few scraps I had laying around in my scraps box so I tried to tie all the colours in together and added some white spots with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen to the dress. The stamp used is 'Best Day Ever' by Sugar Nellie. The sentiment is silver embossed white card and was a freebie with a craft magazine.

Hope you like it.