Wednesday, 24 December 2008
From the base up...
1. Chocolate brown Stardream pearlescent card
2. Backing paper was a freebie I got from a magazine, it was green originally but as usual I scanned it and changed the colour to brown through my graphics program. I then stamped round the edges with an Inkadinkado Snowflake flourish stamp, first with Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink pad then stamped over again with Brilliance Coffee Bean ink pad. The corner frames where made with three different width gold peel offs layered on top of each other.
3. The main image was first layered onto gold hessian paper, then onto gold silk Mirri card.
4. The snowflakes are from Heidi Swapp (Ghost Shapes) which were covered with Sparkle N Sprinkle Champagne glitter and some gold rhinestones.
Well I'm off now to finish wrapping my Son's Christmas presents, then I'm going to kick back, relax and wait for Santa :) Hope you all have a WONDERFUL Christmas.
Take care, keep smiling and don't eat too much :P
Sunday, 21 December 2008
From the base up...
1. Stardream copper pearlescent card
2. K&Co Amelia Blocks Flat paper, with basic grey flourish stamp stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.
3. Raspberry Ribbons Gold organza ribbon from their new December kit.
4. Silent night rubber stamp from Magnolia, stamped onto K& Co Antiquity Tan Parchment flat paper and the edges were distressed with my very own finger nail :)
5. The main image is from Joanna Sheen's Victorian Christmas CD Rom that was mounted onto gold silk mirri card. The label is one I bought, which was just cream to begin with but I printed the merry Christmas back ground onto it from Joanna Sheen's CD Rom again and sponged the edges with Versafine vintage sepia ink. The Cherub/Angel is from Dress It Up.
6. The swirl/flourish is a Tim Holtz grunge board element that I heat embossed with gold EP. I don't think Grunge board is really made for heat embossing (it feels like it has rubber in it), but I though I'd give it a go. All I can say is you're OK doing it as long as you keep the heat gun at quite a distance away. It takes longer for the EP to melt, but if you hold the heat gun to close the Grunge board starts to curl (I think it might melt if left on to long) but I liked the end result so it was worth the extra time.
7. Dress It Up snowflakes.
Inside the card I printed onto K&Co Antiquity Tan Parchment flat paper, the following poem
Sitting under the mistletoe
(Pale-green, fairy mistletoe),
One last candle burning low,
All the sleepy dancers gone,
Just one candle burning on,
Shadows lurking everywhere:
Some one came, and kissed me there.
Tired I was; my head would go
Nodding under the mistletoe
(Pale-green, fairy mistletoe),
No footsteps came, no voice,but only,
Just as I sat there, sleepy, lonely,
Stooped in the still and shadowy air
Lips unseen - and kissed me there.
~ Walter de la Mere ~
I like the poem, and my Dad likes ghost stories, so I thought it apt. I like the way this card turned out, and as you can see I'm getting a bit more adventurous with the embellishments.
Got to go now, got to make a card for my Son.
Take care & keep smiling
Friday, 12 December 2008
From the base up -
1. Stardream Mars red pearlescent card
2. Base DP is from the new K & Co "Christmas Cheer" 12x12 pad
3. Top DP is also from the K & Co pad but mounted on to gold silk Mirri card
4. The stamp is called "Choir Practice" and is coloured in with Derwents Coloursoft pencils and sansodor. The berries where gone over with Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze real red pen. Then mounted on to Gold silk Mirri card. And of course Fluffy Stuff for the snow.
5. Old gold eyelets from Making Memories and gold organza ribbon threaded through and bowed.
Not overly happy with the colouring on this one as I'm a bit out of practice, but I'll get better once I get back into the swing of stamping again.
Thanks for looking
T C & K S
PS. Used the sketch from the HM challenge on Paper Craft Planet from a couple of weeks ago.
Sunday, 7 December 2008
1. White pearlescent white card
2. DP from Artylicious Seasons Greetings CD (colour changed to suit)
3. Main image mounted on to white pearlescent card that was double edged with thin silver border peel offs.
4. Corners made with Cuttlebug die from white glitter paper and rhinestones added.
5. Blue organza ribbon with a Dress It Up crystal snowflake.
6.The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Kodomo Inc, stamped using Brilliance Mediterranean Blue ink pad.
Kept it simple as the picture is so delicate I didn't want to overwhelm it. Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend.
TK & KS
PS. I've got another card scheduled for later (17:00 GMT)
Saturday, 6 December 2008
Friday, 5 December 2008
I think if I did this again I might put some of the snowflake layers through an embossing folder or maybe stamp with a background stamp and heat emboss. But I must confess I'm not that impressed with either die. The Wizard one because I had so much trouble trying to get the pieces out I bent the die, not to bad that I cant use it, but I shouldn't have had that problem. And the QuicKutz, well all you get is two arms of the snowflake and you have to build it up,
Thursday, 4 December 2008
that cold I thought I was coming down with on Sunday hit with a vengeance Monday. I've ached in places I didn't know you could ache, I've been hot, I've been so tired it was untrue and now I've got a sore throat and am losing my voice, but apart from that I feel great! When I haven't been asleep I have made some cards the first of which I decided to enter into the Cupcake Challenge, which calls for a vintage card. You will notice that the main image, the DP and the sentiment stamp are ones I've used recently on other cards, my excuse is my brain has been too tired to come up with anything original, plus I like them...
OK from the base up...
1. Stardream bronze pearlescent card
2. DP is from Artylicous Seasons Greetings CD Rom, again I change the colour and coloured the berries in with Sakura gold stardust gelly roll pen, then sponged the edges with Versafine Vintage Sepia and Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink pads.
3. The label/tag was just plain but I found a picture of some Christmas sheet music and printed it on to the tag, again went round the edges the same as I did with the DP and added a gold organza bow and loop.
4. The main image is from Joanna Sheen's Victorian Christmas CD Rom, mounted onto a gold silk Mirri card die cut Nestabilites.
5. Prima flowers that were sponged with Brilliance gold galaxy ink pad. The red stamens came from my Blooms to Go set, they were yellow, but I rolled them around a Brilliance Rocket Red ink pad (as you do) and then added the sentiment to the largest flower. The sentiment seal is from Magnolia Rubber Stamps. Last but not least some little leaves that I actually left alone.
Not sure about the flowers, I could do with some holly leaves, but I haven't found any I like...yet.
Thank you for popping by and I'll be seeing you again real soon.
Take care & keep smiling
Sunday, 30 November 2008
The challenge lasts for two weeks so there's plenty of time to get your entries in. They also sell ribbon kits of which there is a new one every month, their shop can be found at http://www.raspberry-ribbons.com/. I have all six of their kits and they are gorgeous, trouble is I've only used a few of the ribbons because they are too lovely and they come so prettily packaged, I always feel it's a shame to open them! So you know what to do, make your card submit it to the website (not the shop) ,post it on your blog along with a link to the challenge and you could be on your way to possessing some GORGEOUS ribbons and some embellishments. So here's my entry...
6. The sentiment is computer generated and stuck on with foam pads. And of course some gold organza ribbon.
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
So here's the list of ingredients from the base up:
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
The blue card was made (from the base up) with Stardream white pearlescent card, silver Silk Mirri card and the DP is from Doodlebug. I cut a circle out the middle of the DP so the silver card would show through and also I cut the DP a mm smaller so as to get a border. I used a Cuttlebug die to cut the snowflake and added some rhinestones. The outer and inner of the circle has had silver peel offs added ( I had to cut it by hand as the paper was to wide to go through the Cuttlebug, DOH) to hide any flaws. Then using a snow stamp I got from eBay I stamped round the edges of the DP with Encore metallic Silver ink pad, added some blue flat back pearls and some ribbon.
The red card was made using Mars red Stardream pearlescent card. The DP is from Artylicious Seasons Greetings CD ROM, that I altered on my computer as I wanted it to be more red. I coloured the berries on the DP with Sakura Gellyroll Stardust clear pen. The bookplate was made with a spellbinder die and the sentiment is computer generated and the metallic red brads are from Dovecraft.
The poinsettia is actually from a Christmas garland I found in a shop, the poinsettias were strung together with red wool, so they were easy to pull apart. I added some Stardust pen to the poinsettia as well. Then last but not least some 3mm red ribbon. Nice easy cards to make, but tomorrow I'll show you a Victorian Christmas card I made today and I actually used some embellishments (swoon), nothing on the scale of Emilie's masterpieces, but I did take the bull by the horns and went for it. I've even put some little leaves on ! See I'm getting braver LOL. Any way no more posts today (unless I find something REALLY interesting)So until tomorrow..
Take care & keep smiling
PS. Why does my signature keep disappearing? Very strange.
Sunday, 23 November 2008
Friday, 21 November 2008
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
I've been watching my Feedjit with great interest, it looks like most of my international visitors are hitting my blog thinking I'm into the spells, magic and potions stuff, ooops, WRONG.
Well just to set the record straight many years ago when I was in my early teens there was a children's program on called Willow the Wisp (click here to find out more), and in it was a witch called Evil Edna and my friend started calling me that name. So when I started using the Internet and needed an alias, that's the name I chose. And my email name badjelly is also a witch, taken from the children's book called Badjelly the Witch by the late great Spike Milligan. And the name of my blog is a play on words, witch and which, as one day I may make something other than cards.
My nickname at school, which I was called constantly (in fact for four years I was never called by my real name) was Smurf, remember them, the little blue elfy looking things. NO, I'm not blue, just a little vertically challenged, 5 foot/1.5mtrs to be exact. So, there's the reason behind my names, nothing sinister, (though witches weren't evil just the originators of today's alternative medicines) just a little fun, some people like fairies, I like witches, I think they're cool.
Take care, keep smiling and bonne nuit
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
what a miserable day (well it was here), rain, rain ,rain, rain and a bit more rain. I feel like a duck. Well yesterday saw me starting on my Dads cards (the ones he'll be sending out). He doesn't do cute, so no Tildas or house mouses....
Well the Santa image is from Joanna Sheens Victorian Christmas CD ROM ans I was going to mount it on a Nestabilities die cut oval but decided to use the waste bit instead. I layered the DP die cut waste onto some gold Silk Mirri card (sorry before doing that I put the ribbon round the DP) and then put the image into the oval. I cut the Mirri card a mm wider than the DP so as there would be a border running down the sides. That was then layered onto some more DP and then some gold snowflake border peel offs down the sides. The sentiment is from Crafty Secrets vintage die cuts "Christmas Time". You can't see it but I did triple emboss it, not with the ultra thick stuff, just normal clear embossing powder. I never seem to get a nice smooth finish with the thick stuff, I mainly use that if I'm going to stamp into it. Anyway that's the finished card, I'm now going to attempt a silhouette Christmas card. I saw a scrapbook page on Emilies blog that was just black and white, and it reminded me of a monochrome card I'd done a while back and how difficult it was, well not difficult but black and white can be a bit boring if you don't do it right.
So take care, keep smiling and stay dry and if you can't stay dry, waddle :)
DP's used - Creative Imaginations and Prima
Sunday, 16 November 2008
long time no see, been rather busy but here I am again with another Christmas card...
I bought this Cuttlebug folder back in March and thought it about time I used it. Once I embossed, I then went over the raised pattern with Art Glitter Glue (designer) and sprinkled with Sparkle N Sprinkle “Sparkling Snow” glitter. The sentiment is by Kodomo Inc, and was stamped with Brilliance Rocket Red ink pad. Both were then mounted onto red Silk Mirri card. The base card has two embossed lines on either side that was done using my Scor-Pal. All the white card is Stardream pearlescent white. Oh and lets not forget the mistake...the red ribbon. It's a mistake because I wanted the tails to run down the card,but I forgot and stuck the the Christmas tree on before I did the ribbon. Oh well never mind. My Dad liked the card and asked if I could do it with green glitter, so I'll be doing it again in green and maybe I'll remember to do the ribbon before I start sticking anything else down.
Anyway I'll be posting quite a few Christmas cards over the next few days as I'm going into mass production for my Dad. So until the next time...
Take care and keep smiling
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Background Stamp – alota rubber stamps
Sentiment – Third Coast Stamps
DP – Doodlebug
White glitter card
Snowflake Die cuts – Bosscut
Crystal Snowflakes – Dress It Up
Woodware – Fluffy Stuff – (snowflakes)
Sparkle N Sprinkle “Sparkling Snow” glitter – (Edwins’ hat)
Stardream Pearlescent card – base card
Derwent Coloursoft pencils
Foam pads (both stamped images)
Thank you for looking.
Take care & keep smiling