Sunday, 23 November 2014

Personalised birthday card

Another recent order.

Liquid pearls are one of my favourite embellishments as they add great texture and dimension.  This lovely tree was covered giving it a warm summery feel. or pop along to my facebook page for more great cards and ideas.

Thanks for dropping by :)

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Personalised Birthday Card

As you all know my speciality is personalised birthday cards for all occasions and this was an order for a customer for her daughter's birthday.

In soft greys and reds with some silver die cut butterflies it makes a gorgeous card.

As always just drop me a line or visit my facebook page!/amethystarcrafting

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Stampin' Up! Remembrance Day Poppy

Remembrance Day on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is a time to remember all those brave souls who lost their lives during the 1st World War.  This year it is 100 years since the start of the 1st World War 1914.

Today with our carefree lives it is almost incomprehensible to imagine what not only the brave soldiers but their wives, children and families had to go through.

I wear my poppy with pride to remember and have been moved by the ceramic poppies which have been laid round the tower of london.  There are 800,000 to represent the number of lives lost.  This number is difficult to imagine but the sight of the sea of poppies in the moat surrounding the tower gives an idea.

I decided to make a poppy using various stampin' up punches whilst making  a donation.

So wear your poppy with pride and take a moment on the 11th to think about all those who lost their lives.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Lavinia stamps Fairies

A two toned christmas card using the lovely lavinia stamps fairies which is one of my favourites as it is so versatile.

Covered with lots of sparkle and liquid pearls in a variety of colours makes this a different but special christmas card. or!/amethystarcrafting to order any of my cards.

Thanks as always for supporting this blog :)

Friday, 31 October 2014

Stampin' Up! Ornamental Pine.

The smell of pine whether from the tree or wreaths or ornaments is a real christmas sensation and this stamp set really sums christmas up.

I used stampin' up! smoky slate ink which is a lovely soft grey for the sentiments rather than black which I really like. or!/amethystarcrafting for ordering any of my cards.

Thanks for dropping by :)

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Stampin' Up! White Christmas

I'm dreaming of a white christmas a classic christmas song and this stamp set is nothing like a classic which is why I love it.  Polar bears are one of my favourites and this is a gorgou scene.

I used some icy blue card (pool party from stampin' up!) and some silver coloured card for the mount.  With some sparkles and liquid pearls I just love it. or!/amethystarcrafting to order any of my cards.

Thanks for dropping by :)

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Lavinia Zen Ophelia Stamp

I just love th details in the lavinia stamps and this gorgeous lady is one of those.  Fantastic for colouring and shading with some lovely zentangle details

These are two different versions, one in orange/pinks and the other in blues.  I have done these sentiment free but could be used for any occasion.

As always my cards are all for sale and are reasonably priced from £2.50 plus whatever royal mail postage to get to you.

Drop me a line or go to my facebook page!/amethystarcrafting

Happy crafting :)

Cat Christmas Card

Another lovely card using the lavinia cat and stampin up stamps

 I love masking off an area then sponging it to give the evening sky with a moon.  With this gorgeous cat just looking up watching santa making all his deliveries it is truly magical and a totally different and unique card.

As always just drop e a line to purchase one of these cards or pop along to my facebook page for more ideas.  Any of my cards can be personalised for whatever occasion or name required.

See you all soon :)

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Lavinia Cat Christmas Card

I just love the lavinia stamps and one of my favourites is the cat silhouette.  With christmas fast approaching I like to make some non traditional cards so have made some using this lovely cat.

I used a variety of stamps, the lavinia cat, stampin' up! holiday home set for the father christmas and sentiment and the lovely as a tree for the little fir cone border.  With a little sparkle it makes a gorgeous card and of course can be made with whatever sentiment required.

Drop me a line if you would like to order this card or visit my facebok page.!/amethystarcrafting

Cards are reasonably priced from £2.50 plus whatever postage costs to get to you.

Thanks for dropping by :)

Monday, 27 October 2014

Stampin' Up! Holiday Home

There is one stamp in this set that I just adore. Father Christmas and the reindeer flying through the air.  I think I will probably use this stamp in various guises in so many of my christmas cards.

This card used this lovely stamp over a sponged background with a masked moon. Finished with a piece of ribbon it is just a gorgeous christmas scene and I love the sentiment with this set too, from our home to your at christmastime.

With christmas just around the corner, if you would like to order any of my cards then just drop me a line or go across to my facebook page!/amethystarcrafting

Thanks for dropping by :

Friday, 24 October 2014

Stampin' Up! Curvy keepsake box tealights

Well hallowen/samhain is nearly upon us and so I have made some little boxes using the curvy keepsake box with vellum, embossed and stamped and then put a little battery tealight inside to create lovely little lanterns.

I used the stampe set tee hee hee and when they are lit up with the battery tealights they look absolutely gorgeous.

If you wish to order any of my cards/crafts just drop me a line or have a look at my facebok site!/amethystarcrafting

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Viva Inka Gold wedding card

I have just got my hands on this wonderful product.  It is a glimmer shimmer paint with beeswax in so that it can be buffed when dry to give a really gorgous shine.  It can be painted, rubbed, mixed to create some wonderful looks.

I was asked to do a wedding card so used some of the inka gold to give this card a real wow factor.

It is fantastic on embossing and I used some wet and dry to apply the paint.  I used three colours, platinumn, copper and red, building up the layers and buffing inbetween each coat.  The results are fantastic and was really pleased.

As you know you can purchase any of my cards and have them made especially for whatever occasion and personalised with names of choice.

Contact me or visit my facebook page for more ideas!/amethystarcrafting

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Embossed Peacock Card

Sometimes it great to sponge over and embossed imageand create a lovely 3 dimensional card.  This is a pretty peacock embossing folder which i sponged using a variety of inks of get the desired effect.

With a few liquid pearls to give some sparkle this is a lovely card for a friend.(although the sentiment can be changed to whatever you would like.  Drop me a line to place an order or drop along to my facebook page!/amethystarcrafting

Have a good day :)

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Stampin' Up! Curvy Keepsake box

Morning everyone!  I just got hold the the new curvy keepsake box by stampin' up! and  I must say I am very impressed.  It makes a lovely little curvy box really easily with the bigshot and is a simple close so can be filled with goodies and stays closed safely.

There are endless ways to decorate this box and I started with a gorgeous grunge decoration, with some silver embossing and some petite petals flowers.

These would make lovely favours for a party or wedding.  If you would like me to design special boxes for any up coming events then just get in touch or go to my facebook page!/amethystarcrafting

Thanks for stoping by :)

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Lavinia Stamps Fairy Houses

Just love this stamp set so here is a simple card showing all the details of this lovely stamp set.

 The card is covered with liquid pearls which never show up very well on photos.

Check out my new facebook page for more lovely cards!/amethystarcrafting

Friday, 26 September 2014

Lavinia Stamps Cat

This is a lovely card using the lavinia stamps cat stamp.   I have a gorgeous black cat and like all cats when it is dark he likes nothing better than going out by the light of the moon.

I sponged the background in various tones of blue and masked out a moon.  With some liquid pearls and some glitter this makes a really pretty card.  All it is waiting for is a sentiment.

All of my cards are for sale so just drop me a line to let me know what personalisation or sentiment you would like at or check out my facebook page for my cards for sale!/amethystarcrafting

Have a good weekend :)

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Indigo Blu Bare Forest

I just bought this gorgeous stamp on ebay and couldn't wait to have a go with it.  I sponged a background in oranges and yellow with the edge sponged in a deep purple.  I asked off a sun and then stamped using versafine black ink with this gorgeous stamp.  The effect is stunning and I am so pleased with this stamp.

This card is awaiting a sentiment, so if you would like to purchase this card (£2.50 plus royal mail postage to wherever you are) then just drop me a line  or go to my facebook page!/amethystarcrafting

Whatever sentiment or personalisation, name, event, date can be added to this card.

Thanks for droping by :)

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Male Birthday Card

Another little order for a birthday card for a husband. The brief was has a couple of dogs which are their life and love the outdoors and are always off walking and hiking with the dogs in tow.

So this card has some cute dogs travelling along ready for the next adventure.

I specialise in personalised cards for any event and enjoy making them tailor made for the individual. Check out my facebook site for more ideas and just private message to order!/amethystarcrafting

or just drop me an email

Thanks for dropping by :)

Friday, 19 September 2014

Little Girl Birthday Card

Well exciting events.  I have just started my own facebook page full of all the cards that I have made for customers, friends and family.  This is another umbrella for me to sell my own personalised cards and papercraft.

Please if you could follow the link and like for me it will help to grown my little business and help me in my crafting journey.!/amethystarcrafting

Todays card is my first order for a little girl's 2nd birthday.  She has a stuffed elephant which she takes with her everywhere so I made a little elephant and put her name on the card.

I decorated the card with lots of liquid pearls in pink and white and embossed the edge of the card.

Hope you all have a great weeknd and enjoy the last of the warmth and sunshine and hot temperatures as the forecast is for cooler weather next week.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Stampin' Up! Blending backgrounds technique.

Blending backgrounds is a great way to co-ordinate the colours exactly with the cardstock and mounts that you use.  This technique starts by cutting a mount (I used a square from the square framelits) then take a selection of inks and start by blending thelightest colour first and then building with tones until the desired effect is achieved.  I tend to then go over the whole area with the lightes colour again to ensure a smooth finish with no blotchy or uneven edges.

Then take a stamp set and using black ink print the image partly in the background and partly out.  This gives a lovely symetry to the card while leaving some lovely white space around for a really professional look. The image can be coloured or left depending on how you feel it looks.

Have a look back on the past few days of this blog for some other examples. 

This card I used smoky slate, wisteria wonder, rich razzleberry and blushing bride.  My camera is not the best quality so the picture does not do it justice but the blending is quite vibrant.

Have fun and enjoy your crafting :)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Stampin' Up! Wetlands

Another card order for a customer for their son's birthday.  They wanted a nature card but wanted "son" on the card.  The Wetlands stamp set is lovely and I used the canadian goose which I stamped just outside the masked sponged square. I really love this technique of blending a square and then stamping inside and out to give a beautiful centre piece but with some lovely white space around.

Blending is so satisfying as by combing several colours the bacjground can take on a lovely water colour effect.

Personliased cards are my speciality so if there is a special event that you want to celebrate then just drop me a line and I'd be hapy to help.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Stampin' Up! Holiday Home

I was asked to make a card for a customer whose friends had just moved into their new home.  They were both avid gardeners and had bought the house because it had a lovely garden and greenhouse.

I really enjoy making personalised cards for people as they can be tailor-made specifically for the individual.

If you have would like a personalised card made for whatever event then please get in touch and I'd be happy to oblige.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree

Autumn is truly upon us now and the trees have started to change colour to those lovely rich hues.  The weather is still lovely and sunny and warm by day but there is a nip in the air and that fresh feeling and smell.  With this in mind it inspired me to make an Autumn card and I took the lovely oak leaves from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set.

I masked a background and then sponged and then stamped the leaves image and coloured with alchohol inks.

All the cards I make are for sale so if you fancy something handcrafted then get in touch

Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Hare Card

I just love hares in all shapes and forms and my home is filled with lots of bronze hares, plaques and ornaments and I have a hare tattoo on my wrist.  So when I came across this little fellow I just had to get him and make some cards.

With some spirals round the edge of the card and the hares coloured in various hues, added a bit of sparkle on one (so many different variations can be achieved) and a fab sentiment hoppin by to say hi, this card would be cool for almost any occasion or just a quick "hi" card to cheer someone up.

If you like this card (or any of my other cards on this blog) then just me an email and I'd be happy to post one out to you.

Have a great weekend :)