Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Santa's little helper par deux!!

Hi Everyone. Today I wanted to share with you a card I made using the other image from the Lindsay Mason Stamp set "Have an Elfy Christmas".
Both characters in the set are great, but this one has to be my favorite.. If nothing else because he looks like he's as drunk as a skunk!! Me thinks he has been enjoying the Christmas Spirit a little too much..So, that's what I decided to do with him on this card.Firstly, I stamped, coloured and glazed himand then cut him outso that I could prop him up against my wall card stock.I then punched out some bottle shapes,coloured them in with a Copic Pen (Mignoette YG11)and then glazed them with some Glossy Accents.Positioning them around him so it looked like he had had a few!!..
I also wanted him to look as though he had stumbled out of the "Santa's Workshop" Christmas party so I decided to make a pub sign.I cut one of the shapes from the Spellbinders Large Labels Nestabilitie Setsand added my text using Peel Offs,before applying it to my card to which I had already added a shape cut from the Spellbinders Elegant Posts S5-032 to form my pub sign..
Looks like someone had a very good time at the crimbo party!!
Thanks for checking us out, see you soon.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Santa's little helper.....

Hi Everyone. See, I said it wouldn't be too long before I was back! Although I don't want to set a precedent!!I've been lucky enough to have a chance to play with some of Lindsay Mason's stamps before she comes to visit us on the 09th October for our Demo Day with her..
Now, I've done a bit of stamping in my time and am always a bit dubious when using a new stamp, and in particular a resin or polymer clay (clear) stamp, as you can never be quite sure if they will bleed or even bead the ink when applied to your card stock. I have been disappointed on many occasions..
However, I am pleased to say that these stamps ink up and stamp rather darn well in my opinion!Which makes the colouring and glazing of the image much more pleasurable..This Elf image is from Lindsay's Stamp Set "Have an Elfy Christmas" (PICSA6260) and comes with not One but Two cute little characters and some Sentiments..Once the image was dry, I matt and layered it with some Red Mirror card and some White card stockbefore mounting it on to my base card and then adding a whopping great big ribbon to finish the card off...This was such a fun image to play around with that I have made a few more samples which I will share with you in the next few posts...
Thanks for checking us out & see you soon.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Time to catch up...

Hi Blogland, how are you doing? I know, I've been a very bad blogger of late. These past few Months have been extremely hectic.. The Summer Months are usually our "quiet time", but not this year! Perhaps due to the fact that we really haven't had a summer to speak of Weather wise!! Anyway, in between all of the day to day runnings of Pinnacles I have been kept rather busy finishing off some Wedding Stationery!! No, not for my wedding!!
You may recall back in March that I finished off the Invites and RSVP's.. Well, now it's time to share with you:the Menu's,All 22 of them! I just love how these came out.The order of Service..All 110 of them!The Place Names..Another 110..The Table Names..I knew I'd find a use for the Tim Holtz Small Easel stand!!The couple's Wedding theme was Tea, hence the choice of table names and the shape of some of the stationery...And the Table Plan...
Well, they have all been collected now as the Wedding is this Friday.. So, here's hoping the couple have a great day and a very happy future together!!
In between making all of these I have been "normal" crafting too..
September is a very busy Birthday Month family wise.. With my Dad's, Mum's, Nan's and of course MY Birthday..Here's the card I made for my Dad's Birthday last week...
It was great to get away from the Tea theme of the wedding stationery just for a few hours to put this card together for him.I started off with a Fern Leaf Stencil and some 290gsm weight card stock.I placed the Stencil directly onto my Cuttlebug A plate.. I know, a Green one! Posh eh!!I then placed a Square of 290gsm card stock on top of the Stencil,followed by my No Shims Mat,a couple of Shims of 225gsm weight card stockand finally my Cuttlebug C Plate and passed the whole "sandwich" through the Cuttlebug machine.Not much to see here,but with the addition of a few Distress Inks... the background and the now embossed Fern Leaves come to life!For the base card I took a piece of text paperand coloured it with some of the Distress Inks used to colour the Fernbefore mounting it onto some Gold Mirror card and adding some Leaf embellishments.Finishing off by mounting the Stencil image in the middle of the card..Nice and Autumnal, which is pretty apt for the kind of weather we have here today!! Yup! It's raining!!..
Anyway, have a great day whatever you're up to.
See you soon, promise!!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Happy 8th Birthday Pinnacles.....

Hi Blogland... Well, that was a weekend and a half!! We have just celebrated our 8th Birthday here at Pinnacles..
We always try and do something a little bit special for our Birthday and this year we had the wonderful Lynne Gilbert from Creative Expressions demonstrating for us... Now, we have had demonstrations before, I myself have even been known to don my demonstrators hat.. But, I have never before seen a demonstrator hold their audience in the palm of their hand like Lynne did on Saturday... She was demonstration techniques using Cosmic Shimmer Mists, Mica Powders, Stamping and Embossing... Perhaps products that we have all got but never realised their potential and how to get the most out of them?! Well, Lynne certainly pulled out all the stops with what she decided to demonstrate.. I myself learnt sooo much from her as did many of those who turned up to celebrate our Birthday with us.. If I heard "My head is buzzing with ideas" once, I heard it dozens of times.. And the empty shelves of the products Lynne was using is testament to her enthusiasm and creative skills..
Here are some pictures of the day...Sorry ladies, standing room only!!It's a messy job, but someones got to do it!!Someones lost their marbles..(You'll know what I mean if you saw this part of the demo)...Spritzing a Mask,Roll with Kitchen Towel,Eh viola!!This has got to be one of the funnest techniques ever!.. Shaving Foam..Adding some of the Cosmic Shimmer Mists,and a few more colours,mixing the colours with a tool from Maccie D's (McDonald's),In goes the card stock,and out it comes again,a quick clean,
and look what you get...
Thank you so much for coming Lynne and sorry that you didn't get a break all day!! I hope that you were able to get your "Inky Fingers" clean enough to hold your new Grandson for the first time on Sunday!!!
Thanks also to everyone who took the time to come and see us on Saturday. Thank you also for all the kind Birthday Wishes, Cards, Ballons, Cakes, & Prezzies. We look forward to seeing you all again at our next demonstration day on the 09th of October with..... Lindsay Mason.. Yep! She's on her way to Pinnacles...
Thanks for checking us out.. Back later in the week with some crafting..
See you soon.