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Thursday, 15 December 2011

My December Commissions

A 21st Birthday A5 card made using a download from MCS called Mystical Sunset. The printed background was matted and layered using silver Holographic card and pink Glitter card cut using Spellbinder dies - Scalloped Rectangles. I used a corner punch to round the edged of the pyramaged image. A simple printed Sentiment Tag was layered onto Holographic card to finish this design.
This 21st Birthday A5 landscape card was designed using MCS The Artist Collection - Dressing Up Dolly Divas cd. For the background I colour matched a plain base colour and then using MCS Papercraft Library - vol 7 Finest Filigree cd, I overlaid it with a scroll baclground and merged them together. For the matts I used glitter card and gold mirri board and then layered the main image on top with elements of decoupage. The printed sentiment tag was cut using Spellbinder die - Twisted Metal Tags and Accents. I highlighted areas with Crystal Glitter and used 3d Crystal Lacquer on the glasses to complete the design.
This 21st Birthday A5 card uses elements from MCS Fab Glam Fifties cd by Nancy Watt. The background to which I added faded images of the gress dress and the main image was printed on Cryogen White card (Craft Creations). I then decoupaged elements to give depth and added glitter and gems to embellish, and 3d Crystal Lacquer on the sunglasses. The printed Sentiment Tag was cut using Spellbinder die - Labels Twenty - once using a piece of main background card and another on white glitter card. I then cut the glitter card tag in half and glued it to the back of the front tag to give an added edge.
A 16th BirthdayA5 card from MCS The Artist Collection - Dressing Up Dolly Divas - which features a matt of pink Glitter card and a printed "Happy Birthday" matt with the figures were both cut using Spellbinder dies - Labels Twenty Three. I decoupaged the central figure and used Crystal Glitter amd gems to embellish the design. The printed Sentiment Tags were cut using Spellbinder die - Labels Twenty.
This 80th Birthday A5 acetate bow fronted card is from MCS Papercraft Library - vol 7 Finest Filigree. The printed backgrounds are layered images and effects to create a vignette which was then glittered using Crystal Glitter. The acetate was cut to fit and wrapped around. The printed Sentiment Tag was cut using Spellbinder die - Grommet Tags - and the gold mirri board flourish cut using Twisted metal Tags and Accents. Paper flowers from my crafty stash were layered up and glued and a gem added to complete this design.
This contemporary A5 landscape Christmas card was made using deep blue cardstock and silver mirri board. The matts were cut using Spellbinder dies - Grand Labels Four - from a white satin card and the blue card. The snowflakes and flourishes were cut using Spellbinders - Create A Flake Three and Floral Flourishes from white satin paper. The printed Sentiment Tag was cut using Spellbinders die -Labels Four. White satin ribbon was pleated along the front and Ice from MCS Embellishment Attic was added to complete the design.
These 3 A5 traditional Christmas cards were designed as a set to complement each other using various Spellbinder dies and images from MCS cds.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

My samples for MCS Floriography POD 6th Dec2011

Hello, my blogging friends from a very gusty and wild December afternoon in North Ayrshire - I do hope you are all safe and sound where you are!
Well that will teach me...lol! I have just spent the best part of a hour uploading these photos and detailing materials and methods under each one, without saving as I was going along, and the website booted me out! So, I'm afraid that it's only the images for now as I've run out of time!
If, however, anyone would like to know what dies etc I've used, please feel free to ask and I'll happily reply to you.
It's always a thrill for me to design my samples and share them with you, so I hope you enjoy what you see enough to leave me a comment...please!
Happy crafting to all,
Sheenagh x

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

From My Craft Room

Hello, everyone, from a dark and dismal wintery day in the West of Scotland.
It is some time since I've blogged as I've been so, so busy (haven't we all?) with samples and commissions. So, as time is limited for me at the moment, I thought I'd take time out to quickly share with you some photos of my commission work for November without the materials list that I normally attach.
Normal service should be resumed as soon as possible...lol!
So here goes...
Every year I make my Mum "special" Christmas cards for her to give to her close friends - this is it for 2011. This year I made 24 of this design.
A Birthday card which had to have Golden retrievers on it.
A 21st Card for Daughter A 21st Card for Sister A 21st Card for Niece
A 60th Card for Granda
A 60th Card for Dad
A 5th Birthday card with karaoke machine for Nephew
A 5th Birthday Card with Lightening McQueen for Grandson
A 5th Birthday Card with local football team for Nephew
A 65th Birthday Card for a Special Friend
I do hope you enjoy looking at them, and if you would like to know about any of the materials, please feel free to ask.
So sorry it's such a short visit - enjoy!
Hugs, Sheenagh x

Thursday, 17 November 2011

A Very Important Date

Here are my latest MCS samples. These were featured on 15th November 2011 Pick of the Day on Ideal World and Create & Craft TV. This square card was created on white Super Smooth card matted and layered with red card behind the printed background to which I added the heart and the diamond shapes. The club and spade were decoupaged on top and glazed using 3d Crystal Lacquer. The playing cards were printed individually and layered and decoupaged. The printed sentiment tag was made using Spellbinder Dies - Grommet Tags - and feathers and gems added to complete the design.
Another almost A4 sized card printed on to Super Smooth white card and matted and layered with Gold Mirri board and a printed background that I created from the artwork on the cd. I used a corner punch to round the corners on the layers. The images and characters were all decoupaged to give depth and dimension. Again, the printed sentiment tag was created using Spellbinder Dies - Scalloped Circles. A generous helping of glitter on Cheshire Cat's grin completes the look I wanted to achieve.
This 8 x 8" card was created by printing a card background onto Super Smooth white card. A plain cream card was inked using Distress Inks - Wild Honey, Tea Dye and Antique Linen. The top printed layer was cut using Spellbinder Dies - Grand Labels One - and the main images distressed and decoupaged. I used Gold and Bronze Metallic Rub Ons to highlight the gilding effect on the book. Then, using the same distress inks, I stained a length of antique ribbon and paper flowers to tone in. A gemstone completes this distressed look design.
This almost A4 size card was created using Spellbinder Dies - Grand Labels Twenty Three.
The tea cup, saucer and spoon are individually decoupaged and glazed using 3d Crystal Lacquer to finish the design. The printed sentiment tag was inked using Distress Inks - Wild Honey.
These chocolate wrappers were simply created by printing scenes onto Premium Glossy photo paper.
This gift bag was made from an MCS Advanced Encyclopaedia cd template (slightly enlarged). I took the image from the gift card from the A Very Important Date cd and enlarged it to use on the front panel and printed a co-ordinated background for the back and side panels. Tip...I always print on both sides of the card so that the inside of the bag is in a toning colour and not just white. A matching gift tag is attached with ribbon and a paper flower made using Spellbinder Dies Daisy Flower Topper. A gem in the centre of the flower completes the look.
This large card (almost A4) was printed on A3 card and cut down to finished size using Spellbinder Dies - Grand Scalloped Rectangles. The printed backgrounds matts and layers were placed on Silver Mirri board, using Spellbinder Dies - Grand Scalloped Rectangles and Grand Scalloped Ovals - and the image of Alice decoupaged on the front. The small bottles were decoupaged and glazed using 3d Crystal Lacquer. The printed sentiment tag was made using Spellbinder Dies - Scalloped Circles. Small butterflies were glittered and placed to embellish. The design was finished off by a spotty grosgrain ribbon.
For this card, I created the background using images and artwork from the cd and printed on to Super Smooth White card. I then wrapped a sheet of acetate around and decoupaged the March Hare onto the front. To embellish, I pleated black fabric ribbon and added black silk flowers and feathers to hold the printed sentiment tag which was cut using Spellbinder Dies - Scalloped Circles.

Monday, 7 November 2011

My first samples for Elegant Inspirations

These samples are all from The Rachelle Anne Miller Collection double disc set and this first one was created by printing a background from the cd onto white cardstock. I then used a toning plain printed background for the base layer, which, along with the image layer and sentiment tag were cut using Spellbinders Grand Labels One dies. The flower was made from another background printed on to white paper and cut using Spellbinders dies Carnation Creations, while the flourishes were made with Spellbinders dies Floral Flourishes. Toning satin ribbon and wooden ladybird embellishments complete this design.
This sample was made using A3 card printed with a background from the cd and cut using Spellbinder dies Grand Scalloped Rectangles to give the basic card shape. A toning background was cut using Spellbinders Grand Labels Twenty Three onto which the twisted decoupage image was layered and tucked under some narrow satin ribbon which was laced around it. The sentiment tag was cut using Spellbinder Scalloped Ovals die. The flowers were Prima paper flowers which I coloured with Distress Inks to tone in. Small red heart gems and a large central gem in the flower complete the embellishment of this design.
This card was assembled by printing a background from the cd onto white cardstock, matting and layering the main image section onto bright yellow glitter card which had been cut using a Spellbinder Grand Scalloped Square die. The printed topper was rounded at the edges using a corner punch and the image decoupaged. The glass cockpit was glazed using 3d Crystal Lacquer and the planet and earth were attached using coiled wire to let them bounce around. A printed sentiment tag and blue gems were added to embellish this design.
The insert of the card above shows a matching bookmark and envelope which were printed from the cd and constructed as per instructions given. I created a pocket from another sheet of printed background card and added a blank insert for a personalised message to be written.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Jem's Designs Steampunk - The Age Of Steam cd Samples

This was created by printing the background onto white card stock and then the decoupage elements onto premium glossy photo paper to give a contrast. The paper flower was created using a piece of the skirt paper and cut using Spellbinders Carnation Creations dies. The sprockets were made using Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets and the large one was embossed to give a dimpled effect as was the sentiment tag which was made with Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die. Some black and white fine organza ribbon and a couple of black pearl hat pins finish the look.
Again a background was printed onto white card and then matted and layered onto gold card and the main image decoupaged. Both clock faces have been highlighted with Metallic Rub-Ons in Bronze, Copper and Gold. I used Spellbinder Scalloped Circle die for the sentiment tag which was edged with Distress Inks and glazed the driving glasses with 3d Crystal Lacquer. Spellbinder Doodle Parts dies were used with gold mirri board for the flourishes and ivory striped organza ribbon, gold fabric flowers and ivory organza flowers complete the embellishment of this card.
This twisted decoupage design was printed onto white card and matted and layered with orange glitter card on to a printed background to create this acetate bubble card. Spellbinder Sprightly Sprockets and Grommet Tag dies provide the embellishments and the sentiment tag. Orange satin ribbon, paper flowers and gems complete this creation.

Jem's Designs Steampunk For Him cd Samples

This was created by printing out the backing paper on premium glossy photo paper which I then glued to white card using spray adhesive (Crafter's Companion Stick & Stay). The twisted decoupage was also printed on premium glossy photo paper and I used a piece of matching paper to create the sentiment bar with Spellbinder Edgeabilities Classic Postage Stamp. The greeting peeloff was coloured with black marker pen and brads, Tim Holtz sprockets and bulb were added to complete the design.
This gatefold design was printed onto white cardstock and matted and layered with backgrounds from the cd. The twisted image design was inked using Distress Inks and layered on to gold mirri board and then backed with matching background paper as it is visible when the card is opened. The large clock face was glazed using my favourite 3d Crystal Lacquer to give a glass like finish. The sentiment tag was made using Spellbinders Grommet Tags. Gold chain peeloffs and gold brads complete the design.
This decoupage design was made from printed images from the cd. It was matted on to old gold checkered cardstock. This was also used to create a sealed down side edge which had brown leather thong wrapped around and decorated wire coils and card candy. The main elements have been highlighted with Metallic Rub Ons in Copper, Pewter, Brass, Ruby and Blue. A gold peeloff sentiment completes the design.

Monday, 24 October 2011

New Designs

A commissioned 2nd birthday card for a young girl who likes dancing. This is made using MCS The Collector's Edition - Kids cd. I made the background by layering up several backgrounds and tiling the main image which had been reduced in size. The silver mirri board oval and the sentiment tag were cut using Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Ovals. I printed the image on the reverse of the printable acetate wrap round cover, glittered parts of it and cut around the edge of the image to let the ballerina "dance" freely against the mirror effect. Blue spotty grograin ribbon and gems complete the design.
Another commissioned 2nd birthday card for the same young girl made using MCS Papercraft Library - Violet cd. This time I combined two backgrounds and printed a lace and heart border across the centre of the card and two heart shapes as sentiment boxes. The main image was decoupaged to give some depth to the card and decoupaged paper flowers added as embellishments. Some gems and glitter were added to finish the design and I used nail polish to coat the shoes to make them shine like patent leather.
The third card for this young girl was made using MCS The Collector's Edition - Kids cd - Vera Lennox design. A background was printed and a toning matt layer was created and printed with the main image on and layered onto holographic silver card. I used Spellbinder dies - Grand Labels Eleven for the matting and layering elements and Scalloped Circles for the sentiment tags. The image was decoupaged and embellished with 3d Crystal Lacquer and glitter. To complete the design I punched some small flowers out of the holographic card and added small pearl gems.


Hi, everyone! Well what a mixed bag of weather we've had here over the past few days...wind, rain, glimpes of sun...oh well, I think winter is definitely on it's way and the sun will be a sight for sore eyes if it graces us at all over the coming months! However, if ever we needed an excuse to stay warm and cosy at home, crafting is it...lol! So I thought I'd share with you what has kept me indoors for the past day or two...apart from starting a mahoosive clearout of my craft room, I've made 3 cards which are posted below. My crafty stash is taking over the space I have, so it's a "crafty cleansing" BIG TIME! I should know from experience that tidying items away in drawers and boxes to me means they will never see the light of day again and when I'm looking for them, I never know where to look first! So filing cabinet and desk drawers are being emptied and the contents being ruthlessly disposed of, either to a good home or the hospice charity shop, but in the process I've "lost" my dining table. How did all that fit into one drawer, I ask myself? Truth of the matter is I have ordered a Black Cat Cougar cutting machine, and I need to make space on my work area for it...now that's what I call an incentive to have a clear out...lol! Anyway, here are my latest cards and I do hope you like them. Take care! Happy Crafting! Sheenagh x

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Today's creations...

This is an 80th Birthday Card for which I used the very latest MCS cd, Tinkering With Steampunk. (A genre about which I knew little or nothing). However, I must say that I am loving what I've seen of it so far, so I suspect you will see more of it as time goes on. I used plain white cardstock for the main card, printed a matching coral background and then constructed the background using elements and images from the cd. The lady, I decoupaged to bring depth to the design and I trimmed the coral background with black peel off borders. I used a Spellbinder die, Parisian Accents, for the sentiment tag and a piece of black satin ribbon beneath it completes the design. I am pleased with the result.
This is a 70th Birthday Card I have made using, again, MCS Tinkering With Steampunk cd, and I think this image shows that it's not all weird and wonderful images on this cd, so if you want the more traditional artwork, there are elements of it here.
I used cream linen cardstock and printed the image onto Glossy Photo Paper to contrast it and matted and layered it onto gold mirri board. I then printed the train image out slightly larger than the background image and decoupaged it so that it overhangs the main area for a different look. To finish the design I used gold peel off borders and corners and, finally, gold card candy was put on to the sentiment tag (Spellbinders die : Grommet Tags) after this photo was taken (camera battery ran out!).

Thursday, 13 October 2011

My latest cards

This is a commissioned 80th Birthday card made using MCS My Stencil Studio cd for the main image and tag. I used Distress Inks Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar on white card for a marbled effect background then matted and layered Gold mirri board and the image using Spellbinder dies : Grand Labels Four. I printed a sentiment onto one of the tags from the cd and embellished the design with card candy and organza ribbon.
This is a commissioned card for new Grandparents made using MCS The Collector's Edition - Kids and Spellbinder dies : Picot Edge Circles and Scalloped Rectangles. I threaded narrow organza ribbon through the base circle and embellished with gems and a paper flower.
This is a commisisoned Engagement card made using MCS Enchanted Romance cd for the background and the image. I decoupaged the image, glittered the raindrops and wrapped it in an acetate bubble. Grograin dotty ribbon, gems, a paper flower and a printed sentiment complete the design.