Sunday, 31 August 2014

Hobby Art cards from Create and Craft on Friday

Hello there,

scared you? Yes, it's really me! I won't promise I start blogging regularly again as I know it might not happen. But as I am posting on the Hobby Art blog, I might as well do it here too ;-)

You might have seen the lovely Jenny on Create and Craft on Friday showing you some of the fab new stamps and sets. If you have you will have seen some of my cards as well and as I thought it might interest some people how I did a few things I took some pics while creating them.

Firstly I made this little number with Otto, the Owl. He can be found here.

I stamped and coloured the image plus a holly sprig from Berries and Birds and coloured them with Copics. Then I looked for a paper that would give the impression of falling snow but when I couldn't find anything I liked I decided to make my own.

I randomly placed some small round labels I had lying around (I use them to mark my Ciao pens with their numbers on the end of the caps). Then I used a sponge applicator to rub Memento in Paris Dusk all over the sheet.

When I was happy with the colour I peeled off the labels...

It then looked like this:

 Not perfect, but I liked it and the card came out nice, I think.

 Next I had promised some people to show how nice the 'no-lines technique' would look on the robins from the  Berries and Birds set, so I coloured this little fella and I LOVE him! Quite proud of how he turned out...

I wanted to put him on a card that would showcase him without distracting too much so I just stamped the little branch with berries under him and coloured (again in 'no-lines) and used a die to trace a circle around to frame him.

I then used a craft knife to cut that circle out. Bit of a job between his tiny legs but I managed it.

I placed some coordinating coloured card (die cut this time!) around the cut out and finished the panel with some strips of the same card and pearls. Then I just popped the whole panel up on foam pads and stamped the sentiment through the circle onto the card blank. Voila!

There were a couple of other cards I made, that are quite simple and straight forward so no blurb about them from me... ;-)

Hope you like them and thanks for sticking with me!!!

Friday, 6 July 2012

Sneaky peeks...

Hello lovely bloggers...

thanks if you haven't deserted me after the long silence! My camera charger hasn't turned up yet but I got fed up of waiting and bought a replacement. Now I can finally use my beloved Canon EOS20D again! 
And to start off I took some pics of a couple of samples for the Crafts U Love birthday where I'll be running workshops! If you haven't booked your place yet, be quick, it's gonna be a fabulous crafty day!

I loved creating with those wonderful Memory Box dies and the Gorgeous Girls. 

Will keep this short and sweet as I want to play some more ;-)
Hope to see some of you there!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Loving my iPhone...

Hello everyone, missed me? Sorry for not blogging for ages again, just so many other things vying for my attention... And to boot my camera is out of juice and I can't find my charger :-(
I have however managed to take pics of some stuff on my beloved iPhone but only for putting things onto eBay! I have only discovered the other day how easy it is to sell stuff via my phone rather than the computer and I can honestly say, I love my phone! *hehe*
I'll try to take some pics of my cards as well soon, but for now I'll have to leave you without project pics.
If you want to get some crafty bargains however, you are most welcome to check out my stuff on ebay. It's only a fraction of what I have for sale at the moment but I had to start somewhere ;-)
Hope to be posting soon again!
Bye for now!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Some Demo Day cards

Hello bloggers,

today is such a beautiful day, I am going to go out soon to enjoy some of that sunshine! But not before I share some (hmm, a lot really) cards with you, that I made for the Demo Day in the Glitterpot on the 3rd of March.
I was demoing Copic Markers again, which means all colouring on these cards are with Copics. I won't go into any details as there are so many and as always, you can ask any questions you might have in the comments section or send me an email. I'll do my best then to answer every question you have!

I got to work with the sweet new Bella range from Wild Rose Studio and the new designs from Imagination Crafts and to showcase a Copic Background technique I used Floral Sketches set by Hobby Art. If you want to see more detail, you can always click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Bella first:

Isn't she the cutest? And let me tell you, she is much easier/quicker to colour than those balloons! God, they  take a long time to get right!

On to the Imagination Crafts:

Sorry for the poor pictures on some of these, I never seem to have enough time to take them properly...

And last but not least, the backgrounds... the blue green one is my favourite!

Hope you like my offering today, I am off into the garden now! Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Just a quickie...

Hello bloggers,

it's a bit late tonight but I feel like I want to share some crafty makes with you before I hit the sheets.
I didn't have the best start to the week with our car going into the garage for a weird noise only to find out it's gonna cost us mega bucks to fix and it's not really an option to keep going regardless. Broken bearings in the gearbox apparently, whatever that means, all I heard was "no holidays for us this year". To top it all off it had to happen now, when my hubs is away for the week and I am home alone with the boys, who got a stinking cold that they seem to be swapping...
So tonight I treated myself to some girly movie watching (The Ugly Truth with Katherine Heigl -love her!- and Gerard Butler) and a Coca Cola on the sofa to unwind. Guilt-free watching as well, as I doubt my husband would have wanted to watch that with me... but it was surprisingly good, even if it was predictable. 

Right, sorry for the diversion, I am back now to crafts *lol* I have quite a few cards I made lately that I haven't had a chance to share yet. I'll make a move on one now and hopefully get to share some more over the next few days.

The gorgeous flowers are called "Scabious" and are by Ruth of A Passion for stamps. I coloured them in Copics and fussy cut them dragging a black pen around the edges to make them pop more. I tied some cream seam binding around the stems into a pretty little bow.
The lattice I diecut from lilac card is from Papertrey ink and I think it's really pretty, my only gripe is that it's made for american card sizes and hard to fit to european ones. I simply glued the lattice to my card base and popped the flowers on with foam pads. The sentiment (PTI) is stamped onto a strip of white card that I cut into a double sided banner and stamped a gingham background (PTI) on the reverse that you can just about spot. Easy peasy card to get me started again. Hope you like it!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Craft room clear-out has started...

Hello bloggers,

just a quick note from me today to let you know I have started to clear out my craft room and put a few things on ebay, just in case you want to check it out and grab a bargain or two. If you do bid on anything and win the item, let me know you are a reader of my blog so I can include a little thank you gift in your parcel!
My ebay name is maceisbaer and you can find my items here.
There will be more -much more...- added as and when I get the time.

Monday, 27 February 2012

My cards on telly...

Hello there,

today had me quite excited as for the first time some of my cards for Hobby Art got shown on telly! Whoohoo! :-)

I am desperate to go to bed, so I'll just share some pics with you tonight.

Spring set cards:

Floral Sketches card:

Time for tea cards:

Fawn and Flora cards:

Hope you like them, night night!