Saturday 23 June 2012

My New Blog

As you have probably guessed by now, I've not made any cards for a while.  I've been very busy moving house, job hunting etc
I have started a new blog over at Wordpress based on my addiction to nail polish lol.  So if you want to pop along and see my reviews I would be very happy.
Here's the link Jen Nails It!
I would just like to thank all my followers here at Phoenix Crafts for your years of support and friendly comments.  Some of you have become very dear friends and I love you all :D

Sunday 7 November 2010

Ladybug & Friends DT Card

It's my turn today to present a design team project using the amazing products from Ladybug & Friends.
I've made yet another hexagon easel card, I just love these!  
The paper is from the "For Someone You Love" collection, this has been overstamped with a flourish stamp and coffee bean by Brilliance. The edges have been inked with tea dye and vintage photo distress inks.
The rose image is also by Ladybug & Friends from their vintage collection. 
I've used the coffee bean ink pad and a script stamp to stamp onto a label cut with Nestabilities no. 11.  This has also had a rose lightly stamped onto it.
Finally, I've added a gardenia from Ladybug & Friends and some pearls from my stash.

Friday 22 October 2010

Sweet Pea Stampers DT Card

This weeks theme over at the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge is to make an easel card.
I've used the Sweet Pea stamp The Moth which comes with the text stamp.  This has been coloured with Copic markers and I've also used distress inks.  The hexagons have been cut using the Accents Essentials cartridge for the Cricut.  The butterfly is a die by Marianne Designs.
This card also fits the first challenge over at the Crafty Purple Frog

Saturday 16 October 2010

CES Challenge - Male Birthday Card

This week's theme over at the CES Challenge is to make a male birthday card.
I've used a Lili of the Valley stamp which has been inked with Memento and coloured with Copic markers. The papers are from CES and I've overstamped them with some text stamps.
Sorry for such a quick post but I'm off up another mountain this weekend :D

Friday 8 October 2010

Ladybug & Friends DT Card

It's my turn to present another project for the Ladybug & Friends blog. These crafty goods really are a pleasure to work with :)
I've made a hexagonal Christmas card using papers from the Julefryd collection. The stamp is also from Ladybug & Friends, this has been coloured with Copic markers. I've also used Antique Linen and Tea Dye distress inks.
The poinsettias have been die cut with a Quickutz die using cardstock from Ladybug & Friends and gems from my stash.

Sweet Pea Stampers DT Card

This weeks theme over at the Sweet Pea Stampers challenge is "Brads and/or Bows".
I've used the Sweet Pea stamp "Holly Night" by Ching Chou Kuik, this has been coloured with Copic markers and Derwent pastel pencils.
The papers are a mixture of scraps from my Christmas stash.
I've also used a "punch around the page" set of punches from the Martha Stewart range.
The brads and ribbon are also from my incredibly massive stash :D

Thursday 7 October 2010

Ladybug & Friends Sketch Challenge

It's time again for a sketch challenge over at the Ladybug & Friends Blog and this time we would like you to use the colour lilac.
Here's a list of all the wonderful products I've used to create this card:

Stamps - Ladybug & Friends For Someone Special
Ladybug & Friends Follow Your Heart
Papers - Ladybug & Friends Light A Candle
Flowers - Ladybug & Friends Mini Gardenias
Punch - Martha Stewart Frond Leaf
Mediums - Copic Markers & Distress Ink

I hope you can find the time to join in with the challenge and are inspired by this wonderful sketch by my teamie Inge.
I'm rushing to get out on the hills as the sun is shining and I simply NEED to get out with my camera lol!
Bye for now :)

Saturday 2 October 2010

CES Challenge - Get Ahead, Get A Hat!

This week's challenge over at CES is "Get Ahead, Get a Hat". Now this might seem a bit daunting at first but have a good rummage through all your stamps and you'll be amazed how many actually feature hats!
The image I've chose for this theme is Little Witch Cat by Elaine Cox for Sweet Pea stamps. I've coloured this with Copic markers and inked the edges with distress ink. The moon has been sprinkled with glamour dust.
The papers are from the Prima Fairy Flora 6x6 range available at Crafty Emma's Store.
I've also used a Martha Stewart border punch and some clear Halloween stamps from Hero Arts.

Saturday 18 September 2010

CES Challenge - Baby Bonanza!

This week's challenge over at the CES Challenge is "Baby Bonanza".
I really enjoyed making my hexagon easel card last week so decided to make another one for this challenge.
The image is from Lili of the Valley, this has been watercoloured. The gorgeous papers are from Prima's Fairy Flora 6x6 collection. These plus the Tim Holtz Adage tickets are available from Crafty Emma's Store.
I've also used distress inks - tattered rose and brushed corduroy.
All the shapes were cut on my Cricut using the Accents Essentials cartridge.

Tuesday 14 September 2010

Encaustic Landscape

I've just created this landscape using my encaustic art iron and just a few basic colour waxes. This is one of my favourite mediums to use so I really enjoyed making this piece which will be framed and given as a surprise present (John, if you're reading my blog again, shut your eyes quick lol!).