A warm welcome to all my visitors,

Thank you for taking the time to come and look at my blog, I really do appreciate it. I would love you to leave me a comment, even if it’s just to say Hi. It means I can come visit you!

All my designs are original, so copyrighted to me. If I have been inspired by someone elses work, I have named them in the post, and where able, I have provided a link.

Please feel free to use my designs for inspiration, I just ask you to credit me, and provide a link back to my blog.

Thanks, Shaz XX

Friday 31 December 2010

2011 is almost here

                          I hope everyone had a Wonderful Christmas,
                                 and I'd like to wish you
           all a Peaceful, Prosperous and very Happy New Year.

I had  a couple of brilliant 'finds' in the Christmas Crackers this year:

a miniature set of playing cards, and half a dozen mini dominoes.      
           These went straight into the crafting stash, lol.
I am starting on my cardmaking now- I've been stamping images & backgrounds for a couple of days, so now to begin the assembly!

Sunday 19 December 2010

The Last Batch of Christmas Cards

My final batch of cards use a variety of images,all stamped onto alcohol inked backgrounds using Black Staz-on.  All mounted on a base card embossed with the Papermania Baubles embossing folder, using the Cuttlebug.

              The image on these two is from Hero Arts,K4829, Collage  Merry  Christmas.
   The baubles were accented with sticky gems to match the colour of the image.



The stamp images are:
    Santa & Girl, Inkadinkado 93146.X,
     Seasons Greetings, Hero Arts, Collage Seasons Greetings, K4827,
        Christmas tree collage, Inkadinkado Illuminata,91277.Y and
         St Nick, Butterfly Kisses clear set, which includes sentiments.

Monday 13 December 2010

More Christmas cards

 These are cards ordered by a work colleague for Christmas, this first one will be for his wife.The backing paper is from Craft Creations, and the Rubber stamp is from Elusive Images,Mistletoe Script .Stamped first onto a silvery blue card, then onto inkjet film with Stazon Black, then glittered. I cut out the glittered image and mounted on top of the stamped image with silicone glue. The heart is made with triple embossing, as I did on my Anniversary card.
 This card is for his son, and teen boys are not easy to make for!This image was stamped on inkjet film with Black stazon again and glittered. I trimmed it square and mounted onto a piece of holographic card with brads.It doesn't show well scanned, but the colours change on the background, almost like reflections of the candle flame. This stamp was from The Stamp Man, unfortunately I think it is retired now. I have scanned the image with white paper behind it so you can see the wording.
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This one is for his daughter, who is much younger, again stamped on inkjet film and mounted onto holographic card with silicone glue behind the glitter. This backing paper is also from Craft Creations, and I used a scoring board from The Glitter Girls for the 3 squares, and snowflake table confetti in pairs, one silver & one holograhic, joined with a brad The snowman stamp is by Funstamps, Scribble Snowman, F-M131..

Sunday 12 December 2010

Christmas 2010

These are the cards I have been working on lately. My mass produced batch for friends, workmates & my Beloved Husbands forum friends.The Stamp used is Santa Collage, by Rubber Stampede,3408F, and the vellums were stamped with a large u/m snowflakes stamp,origin unknown, sorry.It was stamped in clear embossing ink then embossed with Stampendous 'Stardust' powder.I used a mix of inks to stamp with: Encore silver, gold & metallic blue and Distress Cracked Sapphire, Aged Mahogany and Forest Moss.Each image was matted onto a matching foil paper, then onto white card embossed with the Snowflake Cuttlebug folder, then onto foil paper again. A matching narrow ribbon was wrapped around this, then a bow added.The sentiment was stamped in matching colours and matted onto foil.  All elements were stuck down with silicone glue, due to the glittery vellum. Normal tabs don't always hold very well on this surface, but silicone glue will.

  I trimmed the card front with a fancy edged blade, then stuck a matching strip of foil onto the rear of the card with DST.       

                     The insert is from a CD, called Thomas Kinkade, from Joanna Sheen  
       I will be posting some pictures on how to batch-produce cards on my Tips & Techniques page during the Christmas break.     

An End of an era

An end of an era

I write this with a broken heart, that only time can heal My beautiful, wonderful wifelet Shaz (Silverwolf) passed away peacefully in the ea...