Saturday, 3 July 2010

She DOES make cards after all!

Hooray! I actually have a card to share today... I'm entering this card into the Compendium of Curiosities challenge over at Studio L3 and Macabre Monday at Haunted Design House. My card isn't particularly gothic or, indeed, macabre (taking a pic of it in the bright sunshine doesn't help), but it is grungy so I'm entering it anyway...

The main image is stamped on some card which has been covered in alcohol inks using the Alcohol Ink Monoprint technique from Tim's book (and the challenge for this week at L3). The background was masked and inked with Distress Inks. Some extra bits and pieces, Stickles, gems and brads finished off the card. I must say I love Tim's products and what he does with them but reckon I still need some practice to achieve something that looks anywhere near as a good as his stuff...that's an excuse for more craft time if ever I heard one!

As you may be aware, I'm currently slightly addicted to buying cupcake and muffin cookbooks. There are a glut of them out there at the minute though so I'm having to be very good and peruse a book carefully before buying to make sure it actually has something new and different in...I recently bought the following, on recommendation from my mother, enabler extraordinaire...

and last night I made the Lemon and Ginger Cupcakes...

Very yummy, though reckon I need to chop the crystallised ginger a bit more finely next time.

Oh, and I think I've solved my acetate problem. I was scoring the fold, thinking it would help it to crease better, when it fact, it was just helping it snap. I just folded it and it looks much better! Serves me right for thinking in the first place! My first proper, fully functioning, acetate card is for Kirsty's new CD, which now doesn't air on C&C til 19th July but you can buy it from her website here and see some sneaks and Kirsty making some handcrafted flowers on Ustream here.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and a happy 4th July to any of you from across the pond!


  1. Love the card. Well done on your cards article in Creative Cardmaking Birthday cards special edition. They are super.
    Wasn't I right about the book it is such a good read as well.

  2. Love what you have done with the mono, and the cupcakes look yummy as well..mmmmmmm Annette x

  3. Beautiful card, Maz! Love the colors and the grunge-look is my fave :) Thanks for playing along with Macabre Monday!

    btw... the cupcakes look delightful!

  4. Fabulous card, your stamps look terrific on your alcohol ink background & love your addition of the filmstrip - cheers!

  5. Maz, your card is spectacular! I love that Einstein quote, and your alcohol ink monoprint is fabulous!

    I'm so happy you joined in for the challenge, and I very much hope you'll be back for more next week!

    By the way, your "pests" are adorable!


  6. Love your card.... and the buns!

  7. Love that card girl! Thank you for the sweet comment! Hope you can play along sometime in my challenges!

  8. I LOVE your card, it's just fab! Those cupcakes look darn nice too - care to share? ;-)


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