My name is Clare I live in Nottinghamshire and work in education supporting students as my full time job but like to make cards, craft and plan as a hobby.
I have recently taken up arigurumi crochet, the perfect autumn/winter hobby.
I have also decided after a number of years off to pick up my guitar and learn to play again so due to metal strings and crochet hooks the ends of my fingers are slowly toughening up.
I'm a little behind on my blogs altho my fb page is up to date...tut tut, so here goes. I'm also on holiday so cant do proper links but will try. This image is a Saturated Canary image called Spritz. I love Krista's images. I've coloured him in a number of colours, this one being the more traditional one. I used my usual FS1&3 for his skin, TN1&2 for his hair, LG1&2 for his wings, pants and boots. The hat and candy stick were
The Recipe of Christmas stamp is from Dreamees, a local company I purchase from quite regularly. I believe they have deal where tou can purchase a bundle of different 'recipe' stamps too at the moment.
The background star paper and green n white card were in my stash. I made this card A5 landscape my other Spritz's I've made 5 x 5 square xx
Here's a recent card made for some friends who had a little boy last Tuesday morning.
I used blue heart paper from my stash and coloured in a stamped image by The Inky Printy Stamp Company (www.justinklined.com) which I'd purchased at Summer Crafting earlier this year. I coloured it using spectrum noir pens. I made rolled roses from the same blue paper and added a nice deep blue button from my button pot!
I forgot to take a final photo but I tied red butchers twine through the button and added a "congratulations" sentiment in the circle xx
Inside I used the same blue heart paper and die cut a scalloped circle so I could write in my message.
I started layering the card with some natural paper and a little gold lacey stuff then added a piece of red glitter card and a couple of homemade crochet flowers in glittery red and green cotton. I added a button to finish the flower off.
The image was coloured in spectrum noir pens: FS1&3 for her skin, EB1 and CR8 LG1&2 for her pj's and the stockings.
I decided to give her a dotty background on advice from another crafty lady as I thought there was too much white showing behind the image. Above I had used FS1,2&3 and the LG1&2 but it needed to pop. I added a few CR8 and here's the result. Hope you like it.
To make the card up, I started off with a brown background and layered the two embossed pieces at angles with a piece of lace which I had purchased from Dreamees a little while ago in between and a Tim Holtz tag through which I tied a small piece of velvet ribbon. I slotted the watch and the compass behind the card.
The mannequin is from a die cut set Delphine Card Toppers by Kanban which I purchased from the Craftstation in Kirkby in Ashfield.
I'm really quite pleased with the result. Thanks for calling by, please feel free to comment.
Love this Kenny Kiernan image "Lady Victoria" and decided to have a go at a Steam Punk card.
The card itself is just short of 6" square. I then used a Darice embossing folder to create the cogs on the dark grey piece of card and layered both it and a piece of lilac corrugated card at angles. Using the embossing folder I created some white cogs, I cut them out and distressed them with spun sugar distress ink.
I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir pens PP1 and LV1 for the dress and cape and used BGR2 for the boots and cane. I added a Tim Holtz tag which I'd purchased from one of my favourite suppliers Dreamees to finish the card off.