Friday, 26 October 2012

Stamp Camp Cards

Today I am back with some of the cards that was made for the stamp camp cards. As said before our theme were cards for men. I don't do too many male cards, but have enjoyed doing these.

This stamp is from a local company called Great Impressions. It was the owner, Blanche, who gave me my first stamp lesson. Thanks Blanche! Colored with Spectrum Noirs.

This stamp is also by a local company and is available at Country Crafts. I've used about the whole grey range to color this car but do love the outcome.

This stamp is from Micia. I don't see this on their website any more but I bought this locally. This was my very first image that I colored in with my Spectrum Noirs!

Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you will have a weekend full of lovely crafting!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Spectrum Noir October challenge

Today I am doing a post to enter a challenge. I have not done that in ages. A while ago I spoilt myself  and added Spectrum Noir pens to my coloring medium collection. They are having a challenge over on their blog and for October the theme is 'Flowers'. I have done quite a few cards already seeing that I am enjoying my pens so much. But for this challenge I will enter these cards. It is an image by Flourishes called From the Desk of. Not sure if I am allowed to enter two, please do tell me if not and I will remove the one card. Unfortunately I do not remember which colors I used. The pinks were probably PP5, 3 & 1 and the greens were more than likely DG4 and CG3. The greys would have been a whole selection of the greys. For the purple card the purples were more than likely HB3 and HB1, but there could be some LV2 with it. The greens could be DG4 & CG3 again.

A little feedback: Stamp Camp is something of the past - boohoo!! It was great, as always. I will now use products of mine that has just been sitting on the shelve most of the time, more often. Thanks to all the teachers, all the organiser as well as the people/shops that donated goodies. You have outdone yourselves again. Sometimes I wish it could rather be a week than just a weekend. I will post some of the Male cards we had to do for charity at a later stage.

Hope everybody is having a wonderful day with lots of  time to craft. We are having horrible weather for summer so I am staying indoors and doing lots of crafting.

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

More Prick-n-Stitch Cards

Even though I have not posted anything in a long, long time, I have been rather busy. I have done quite a bit of Prick-n-Stitch cards. I love doing this in front of the television at night and then when I have a whole pile of them, I would take some time out of my day and put some cards together.

A while ago I bought some beautiful patterns from Ann's Paper Art. Here are just three of the patterns I have already worked:

I've got another pattern with champagne glasses, but this one just looks so 'alive' with the bow and the twisted stems. In stead of working the sparkling bubbles, I added some gold flat-back pearls.

I have also done the pram in blue, but that was snatched up by a friend before I could do a scan of it.

I loved this tree pattern the moment I saw it. Just something different! Thanks Ann! I enjoy working your patterns. There are a whole stack more that needs to be put together.

 Then I have also done some patterns I got from Pin Broidery:
I loved doing this tree and have done more of it. So easy to work and such a lovely picture.

These two patterns from Stitching Cards also attracted my attention immediately and they were also 'had to have's'.

 There are plenty more, but I will leave you with these only.

Friday it is off to our annual Stamp Camp! Jippee!! My cards for the competition is done and some of my goodies are put together already. Guess what I will be doing over the next two days? Next week after camp I will show you some of the cards I made for camp. Our theme this year is - Cards for males. I had fun doing them as I trying out a new coloring medium. But more about that next week.

Enjoy what is left of the week and have a great weekend! Thanks for popping in for a visit!