Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Distress ink card

I have to admit I got very inspired by Tim Holtz on the TV yesterday and it made me get my distressed inks out. I love all of his products and really enjoy using them. For this card I used Distress inks, Tim Holtz Masks and Tim Holtz stamps. The Buttons are from woodware and the little ticket in the corner is Tim Holtz adage tickets. The colours of the distress inks that I used are Shabby Shutters, Peeled paint and brushed corderoy. The stamp set is called Flights of fancy and is a clear set. I also used Versafine Vintage Sepia and Archivel Black ink on this card.

I then mounted the whole thing onto Gold miri card and Brown card before sticking it onto the card blank. I also distressed the ticket with some distress ink to blend it in with the card.

Hope everyone is having a good day, The rain hasn't stopped here yet, which explains the dark photo!!

Bye for now

Maria x

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Another post!! 3 in one day

Well 3 posts in one day, Can hardly believe it myself lol. I have had this stamp for over a year and only just inked it up about two weeks ago. I coloured this image using my Pro Markers.

The sentiment stamp is Hero arts clear stamps and the image is Penny Black. the edge on the paper is a Martha Stewert edge punch.

Have a great evening

Maria ;0) x

Tidy for 5 mins!!

I thought I would take a picture of my desk work space as I have spent the day tidying my craftroom and thought that I would take the picture to remind myself what it looks like when it is tidy!! lol. I am used to having about a 6 inch square of space clear to work on so this will be luxury while it lasts!! ha ha. My craftroom is only 6ft by 9.5 ft so not a lot of room to work with! It will have a nice new window when my hubby takes out the door and replaces it! hint hint!!I still have a few things to sort out but not much. The photos are a bit dark due to the fact it has rained here most of the day.
This second picture shows how I store my Tim Holtz Paint dabbers. This caddy is great as it store them upside down so the paint is ready to go when you want to use them. I bought this on ebay. If you would like to ebay I.D email me and I will look it up for you.
Right, back to the tidying and then will be back with more pictures!!
Maria x

Newton The Bear

This is a card I made with a digistamp from the Digishack he is called Newton the bear and I think he is very cute!!

I have coloured him with my Pro Markers and then added him to some Chocolate chip cardstock by Stampin up! The Greeting has been printed on my computer and then punched out with the SU word window punch.

Hope everyone is having a good day

Maria x

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Punch and Ink pad Storage

I thought I would share a few photos of how I store my punches and ink pads. My larger punches are stored on Ikea Bygel rails and this works perfectly as this is to the left side of my desk so they are within my reach when I am working.My ink pads are stored in this unit. You can take the little shelves out if you need more room for taller items. I have a large spac at the bottom at the moment but my Tim Holtz distress inks are usually homed there!
The only ink pads that don't really fit are the stampin up ones but not to worry as it gives me an excuse to buy the storage unit for them!! ha ha.
Hope you have all had a great weekend. Back to work tomorrow. I have a Pro Marker colouring class tomorrow with 9 ladies.
Hopefully be back with a card really soon.
Maria x