Monday, 1 May 2017

Monday with Seth Apter stamps and dies.

 Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
 
I'm here today to show you a card made with these samples:

 
I've been having fun with this stamp by Seth Apter which might be obvious from the samples above.
 
 
 It's called 'Universe' by Impression Obsession and is one of their 'cover.a.card' stamps.
 
I kind of got a bit carried away once I started and made far more samples than planned but how much did I enjoy doing them!
 
 
I used Tim Holtz distress inks for this and applied the pad direct to the stamp with various colours.
I would advise applying the lighter colours first or using something like the Misti which allows you to stamp one colour at a time or the colours could be applied with a brayer too.

 
With some of these prints I sprayed the stamp lightly with water which also gives another interesting effect.
 
 

 
The next two look quite faint but are gorgeous in real life and were the second push of the stamp.



And I know you will be asking "what did she do with them!"
So here is the first card I made.
 
 
I started by stamping on some spare pieces of card I had coloured earlier using more Seth Apter stamps.
 
 
 
Then cut these out using some of Seth's dies which are great as they fit well with many of the stamped images. I edged them with black distress ink ready to use.
 
 
Next I took one of the samples done earlier and used part of the stamp below to apply the word 'TIME' and heat embossed it.
The circles in the centre are one of Seth's stencils and a die called 'Broken Maze', the circle to the left is a die called 'Ring Around'.


 
Now it's time to start layering the die-cut pieces and I mounted the finished design onto coloured card and a black card blank. 
This is how it looked when complete.
 
However it's not quite what it looks here!

 
 Because when you stand it up this happens.....

 
Hope you can see that the layering in the centre has moved and yet again here.
Wonder if you've worked out yet how this works!

 
More repositioning again.

 
And a close-up.

 
Have you worked it out yet?
 
The diecut pieces are all attached to one another with brads which allows them to be moved in different positions.
I think this card fits really well with the industrial nature of the stamps and dies.
 
Don't ask me where the idea came from as it just arrived in my head when I was trying out the positioning of the pieces. I just could not decide where I wanted them to be placed so now they can be almost anywhere you like!
 
I finished the card by stamping on the inside too.
You can see the dimension here but it's not so much that it wouldn't fit in an envelope so that's good too.

 
I hope you found this interesting.
I would love to hear your comments and
more cards with this technique will follow later this week.
 
 Many thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,
 
Angela x
 
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey Challenge: The Magic of three and in this case I've added three very similar circles attached to the centre image.
Frilly and Funkie challenge: 'Put On Your Inking Cap'
 

Friday, 28 April 2017

Friday Fun Day with Smiles.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Angela here again to show you what I've been up to this week.

I have a photograph to show you from the park.
They are putting the roof on the band stand!
So things are coming along there.


Sorry about the graffiti, it's not even very artistically drawn Lol!

A few of you were interested in my bottle collection too so here are a few photographs.

 
I make no apologies but you may get fed up with this as I do have a few scattered around the house!

 
These did not all come from the tip near us as my hubby dug some of them out when he worked on an Open Cast Mining site as a student.
 

Just the last few now.

Have a great weekend everyone and
 thanks for stopping by.
 
 And if you would like some more smiles you just need to pop over to see what our other friends have been doing this week at Annie's for
"This Week's Smiles" and you can also share your  smiles too.

Angela x
 
 

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

WOYWW 412 # What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi Workdesk friends. 
Here we are for another Wednesday!!!! at the Workdesk. 
I am here again to show you:

"What's on my Workdesk this Wednesday".

If you don't know what this is all about then please visit the
 
Stamping Ground, our host Julia will explain.


So here is my desk!

 
Never let it be said that my little box is not ready for explosion!
 
Because it is!
Well not quite but couldn't resist that.

Back to normality.
I seem to have a bit of spare crafting time so thought I would have a play with some new stuff.

 
The dies on the left are by Seth Apter, can't wait to play with those.
The pile of cards are Seth Apter stamps by Impression Obsession, their Cover-a-Card stamps.
Just got started on one of them using his stencils and another of his dies. You might have guessed Seth's stuff is one of my favourites at the moment.
 
Now these little beauties arrived this week though there are still a few to come yet.
 
 
They are re-inkers for the new Oxide inks pads but I have other ideas for these.
Sorry to tease again but you will just have to wait and see!

So that's me done for today.

 Thanks for stopping by and hope you will pop over and join in the visits around the other desks.

 I'm off now to see what everyone else is up to.
Have a great woyww 
and 
happy crafting,

Angela x

Monday, 24 April 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 187 # Pearls and/or Gems.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Hi! back again to tell you that it's time for another challenge over
at Crafty Cardmakers.


   Josephine is hosting today and our challenge is Pearls and/or Gems.  

 As usual you can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule! 

Hope you will join in.
And here is my project for the challenge:

I made this with some left over Masterboard which had been coloured with Oxide inks and embossed using Tim Holtz stencils and gel medium. The dies are by Memory Box which were then decorated with gems to match with the colours in the Masterboard.
The card blank was stamped using Oxide inks.

 
The card was completed with split pin brads to match.

 I hope you will pop over to see what the rest of the DT have been up to and maybe join in the challenge.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with too.
 Happy crafty card making.
Angela x 

Friday, 21 April 2017

Friday Fun Day with Smiles.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Angela here again to show you what I've been up to this week.

Remember this?

 
Well when trying to get you a photograph of the new plaque that they have put up I'm afraid I ended up with a photo of me instead. Not sure you can even read what it says Lol!

 
More work going on in the new visitors centre, the roof has gone on now.


And they've fenced all of this off so I guess something else is about to happen.


 As the weather was nice we decided to do a bit of gardening this week and I thought you might like to see what is over the fence.

 
We don't go through here very often as it's a bit wild.

 
There is an old Victorian/Edwardian tip/dump and sometimes we get bottle diggers. I used to come in and collect the stuff left behind and we do have quite a collection of bottles.
I could show you sometime if you like.

 
This is the view looking back towards the house.



 
Somebody thought it was funny to shut the gate before I got back in the garden!
Very funny I'm sure!


Anyway we're back in now!
'Him Indoors' who is actually out of doors today even got the ladders out to do some tree pruning!


 I decided while the sun was out, to clean the Bonsai tables and pots.


 
And here they are all back where they belong.


 
 Guess that's it for now, off to see what everyone else has been up to.
 
 Have a great weekend everyone and
 thanks for stopping by.
 
 And if you would like some more smiles you just need to pop over to see what our other friends have been doing this week at Annie's for
"This Week's Smiles" and you can also share your  smiles too.

Angela x

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

WOYWW 411 # What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi Workdesk friends. 
Here we are for another Wednesday at the Workdesk. 
I am here again to show you:

"What's on my Workdesk this Wednesday".

If you don't know what this is all about then please visit the
 
Stamping Ground, our host Julia will explain.


So here is my desk for today!

 
Desk just as I left it yesterday after finishing a project.
 
These are nice coloured skeleton leaves and there's one of my little rollers and a blank jigsaw waiting to be decorated.
 
 
I'm in-between projects at the moment so not much going on though the stuff left on the desk might be a clue.
Sorry to be a tease again but the boss wouldn't like it if I show you too soon however, I can show you some a card which is now live at The Craft Barn blog which I made a while ago when I first started playing with the Oxide inks.

 
 
There are details on the post below relating to this and where to find the tutorial that goes with it if you want more details.
 
So that's me done for today.

 Thanks for stopping by and hope you will pop over and join in the visits around the other desks.

 I'm off now to see what everyone else is up to.
Have a great woyww 
and 
happy crafting,

Angela x

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