Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Dear Santa

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas....dare I say. Especially with this new release digital stamp from The East Wind
Here is my Instagram sneak peek

And here is my reveal. Isn't she darling?
As you can see below I have made an explosion card and adhered my coloured image to the lid. i figured she looks as though she was dreaming and going with the title I thought... . . .
                                                                  why not pop a 3D santa in the middle :)

I coloured the stamp with polychromos pencils and inktense pencil for the red edge. I glued it to the lid of the explosion card and then gold heat embossed the edge. I decorated the card with some kaisercraft christmas papers i had lying around and a little green whimsy farm twine. i also used a tim holtz alteration die to die cut out some snowflakes. i stuck those onto the side tabs on the inside of the card(they are a little hard to see though in the pics).
It will be a sweet little gift to give to someone at Christmas don't you think?

The East Wind also has a challenge blog. The link is on the right hand side of my blog. Just click on it and you will be taken to it. 
Don't forget you can follow me on Instagram @ericabruton
Thanks for dropping by, Erica xx

I will be entering this card into the following challenges - 

Saturday, 14 November 2015

DT inspiration for Lil patch of crafty friends

It is the start of a new challenge over on the Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog.
I have some inspiration for you using one of our wonderful sponsor for the challenge, Ching Chou Kuik.
She has kindly donated a prize of 3 of her fabulous images to a winner.
I have used her image Snowflake angel for my christmas card creation.
Here you can see my card closed

and here is the card opened and on display.

I used polychromos pencils to colour in the image and mounted it on kaisercraft, frost, cardstock. The patterned paper is 'baubles' from the kaisercraft Silver Bells collection. I love the paper as it is covered in silver tinsel and blue and pink baubles. 
The snowflakes are a tim holtz alterations die.
The 'Merry Christmas' sentiment is a clear polymer stamp from kaisercraft also. It was a Christmas stamp set from last year.
The card design is called an easel card. It is an easy card fold to make and quite effective too.
So I hope you have gained a bit of inspiration from my creation. Please join in the anything goes challenge on the Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends blog. Pop on over and have a look at all the other DT makes. They won't disappoint you :)
p.s you can also follow me on Instagram @ericabruton

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Friday, 13 November 2015

Aurora 'sharing autumn'

New release for The East Wind. 
This is my Instagram sneak peek....

 and here is the reveal :)
I loved colouring this digital stamp. It is called Aurora 'sharing autumn' and you can purchase the stamp from The East Wind etsy store
I used polychromos to colour the stamp and then inktense to watercolour the background. I was aiming for sunset clouds to keep with autumn colours throughout. The leaves are cut using my cameo and the cardstock is from kaisercraft.
I love how my creation turned out.
Go grab the stamp and have a go colouring her up. you can share your make over on the facebook fan page of The East Wind or you could even take a look at the current challenge on the East Wind challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget you can follow me on Instagram @ericabruton

Erica xx

I will be entering this card in the following challenges

Monday, 9 November 2015


A cute card I put together for my daughter's little friend who loves frogs. Do you know how hard it was to find a cute image with a frog? It was pretty hard but I found this one over at Tiddlyinks. 
This digital stamp is called 'Wryn' and was perfect for the card.
I have coloured the stamp with polychromos and added a little clear kindyglitz to the stars to make them sparkle.
All papers and cardstock are from kaisercraft and the flowers are from I am roses.
The die is also from kaisercraft.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges.

thanks so much for dropping by. 
You can follow me on instagram too @ericabruton
Cheers, Erica