Sunday, 31 August 2008
I made this Jacob's Ladder (and the box) using lots of the fabulous Christmas images available here by using the tutorial on the Charmed Cards and Crafts website here . I used the coloured images for this project and highlighted some areas using Sakura Stardust pens which are fab for detail work. This would make a great Christmas wall hanging or a special Christmas card or gift.
Don't be daunted by this - it is a little time consuming, but really easy to do and the results are worth it!
Hope you like...xxx
Friday, 29 August 2008
Dabs of Stickles and Cosmic Shimmer Iced Crystals to finish.
Looking forward to the weekend and a visit to the GMex show - anyone else going?
Thanks for visiting, xxx
Thursday, 28 August 2008
The challenge is for Cute Card Thursday which is 'In The Water'......
"In the water!
As always a little flexibility is allowed in the theme, it can be in, on or beside water and the water can even be frozen i.e. snow or ice! We always look forward to your own interpretations!"
Papers are Basic Grey, the stamp is Cuddly Buddly 'Penguin Post' coloured with Prisma pencils, the snow is Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels 'Iced Crystal' and the metal Christmas trees are 'Craft for Christmas'.
Off to catch up on some of my blogging buddies now - can't wait to see what you've been up to!!!
Sunday, 24 August 2008
( Tilda & Edwin with their Hands does not count) we would love you to produce some work showing “ hands”
Some ideas are: Hand charms, Hand Shaped Chipboard, Hand Shaped Card, Clock Hands, the possibilities are endless
I found this really difficult this week, but I suppose it IS a challenge! Anyway, after much thought I went for the clock hands and came up with this creation using a mix of stash, most of which I have forgotten the brand (sorry). It was supposed to be a bit 'collagey', but I didn't really achieve that, I do like it though because it's different for me! Going to enjoy the beautiful evening sunshine now ....... it's gonna rain again tomorrow! :-(
"I want to see arrows on your cards - whether big, small, staright, curly, lots or just one arrow."
I used Basic Grey 'Two Scoops' papers, Prima Flowers, Papermania brads and a gorgeous sparkly heart bought from Dawn Bibby's Design Studio. Sentiment is a MM rub-on and I used the waste from the scalloped border to add detail.
Thanks for visiting xxx
This tag with Christmas Fairy Dotty is inside an acetate sleeve backed with red flock paper, but it makes it soooo difficult to photograph!! Papers are mainly Basic Grey (available from Charmed Cards and Crafts) with various rub-ons added and a bit of doodling here and there.
I have to say that the card looks much better IRL.
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Papers are Papermania, the chipboard elf is ATD and the Christmas tree is from the Dottie downloads from Charmed with a little Doodlebug glitter added!
Speaking of Dottie, don't forget tomorrow is Sunday Challenge day - check out Dottie's Wonderful World
Thanks for visiting - love to hear your comments!
Papers are K&Co Berry Sweet, the cupcake is from a Bigshot die and the rub on is Imaginisce. Berry Sweet strawberry and felt hearts to finish.
Had a couple of days away at my son's in Birmingham this week - he lives in the city centre and it's manic, so I'm very relieved to be back in my craft room.
Have a great, hopefully sunny, weekend.
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
"This week's theme is a recipe: on your card you must add the following '1 ribbbon, 1 flower, 2 buttons and some glitter'. You can do what ever else you want on your work as long as these things are used. "
Papers are K&Co and Heidi Grace, the chipboard bird is covered with Doodlebug flock, the branch is painted with Adirondack 'Lettuce' and the flower is Prima 'Painterly'. The ribbon is holding the two button balloons (from Scrapagogo kit), and there is glitter on the branch.
Thanks for visiting - your comments are always welcome!
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Why not have a go at the challenge.
Another rainy day here in Yorkshire ..... will it ever stop?
Have a good day and thanks for visiting xxx
Monday, 18 August 2008
"The sun is now drifting away very fast and soon it will be as cold as ice....
Using the colours Blue & white Only . Show us how cold your projects can feel this week."
I can't believe I have been humming 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' whilst I was making this card!!! In August!!!!
Paper is Rayher, I used plentiful amounts of Cosmic Shimmer which is the best snow effect I've found so far, and the sentiment is from the 'Christmas Dottie' download from Charmed Cards and Crafts.
Another Christmas card off my list - how organised am I? LOL xxx
Sunday, 17 August 2008
This card uses one of the free circle sentiments from Karen which I enlarged in Word, and 'Salon Dottie' from the 'Dottie at Home' Collection. Her dress is paper pieced, the rest is Primsacoloured, and a giant Prima. The card is edged with stickles and there are a few gems dotted about.
Hope you're all having a restful Sunday. xxx
Saturday, 16 August 2008
This week's challenge is to use colour on your card.....
"So this week's challenge is “Colour is my obsession” a quote from Monet . So you can work in your favorite colour or colours or just make something really colourful. We will also accept pieces inspired by Monet."
I made this very colourful card the other day using 'Hippie Dottie' and the free circle sentiments from Karen - papers are DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies.
Going to check out X-Factor now (sad or what?)
this week we would like to see ribbons on your project.As always its entirely up to you what you make - card, atc, altered art etc..as long as it features at least on penny black image."
This ballerina image is so easy to work with (because there isn't much colouring to do!!) and I decided to go for a girly pink and lilac theme using Blonde Moments papers. The slide in panel is in fact a bookmark as you can see in the second photo.
I just need to say a huge thank you to my lovely friends Sammi, Lea and Sarah C, who all gave me an award this week. I will put it in my side bar later and pass it on.
Have a lovely weekend and TFL xxx
Friday, 15 August 2008
Thanks for looking and leaving a comment - I really appreciate all your opinions, good or bad!
You can see from this photo that the wrap opens to reveal a place for a message. Thanks for stopping by - I would love to hear your comments.
Thursday, 14 August 2008
"Soft Furnishings -
you can use fabric, ribbon, stitching, buttons etc, anything you can find on the soft furnishings in the home ie curtains, cushions, sofas etc."
I received these beautiful new Heidi Grace papers and the fab stamp today from Scrapagogo and I just had to use them for this challenge. I made the house to echo those on the paper and I thought the journalling stamp looked like a puff of smoke!
Hope you like and thanks for visiting xx
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Please Create anything as long as it is Christmas Related,
Maybe your already starting your Christmas cards for this Year already!
( You don't need to have Christmas Magnolia Stamps to join in this week, As You Can see by the Design Team below they have all used different ones)."
It's true - you can make any Tilda stamp into a Christmas card. I used Papermania papers, covered a chipboard frame, a 'Colour Collection' handcrafted rose and an ATD sticker. I used Cosmic Shimmer for the snow, which is fab to use, and Tilda is coloured with Prismacolour pencils. I love these colours for Christmas cards.
Off to sort my 12x12 papers into their new shiney acrylic trays. Have a good day xxx
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Not at all sure about this card, but I did enjoy making it.....paper is Prima 'Harmony', the journal block and bird stamps are also from Prima as is the jewel flourish. The buttons are from stash.
Done a couple more projects for Dotties-Wonderful-World which appear later this week as well as a card for the ABC Challenge on which I have a guest designer spot next week - check it out on Wednesday.
Had the worst toothache ever the last couple of days so had to pay a visit to my dishy dentist this morning *swoon* - my knees were already weak with the pain, but it's all gone now thank goodness!!!
Have a great rest of the day - can't believe it's actually sunshining here in Yorkshire.....it won't last :-(