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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Fussy and Fancy Friday a sketch

The challenge over at Fussy and Fancy Friday challenges at the moment is a sketch and I used this as the basis of my card and thought it would work very nicely with an image I won recently from Tickled Pink Stamps of  Lil Victorian Luca who I decided to colour with my wc pencils for a change and I'm quite pleased with how the image turned out as I dont use the pencils very often (love my copics too much! lol)  Well the papers are all from the Neutral stack from DCWV, I love how some of this stack is foiled it is a great effect.  I also used a fiskars texture plate to add some feather texture to a piece of the paper and then cut some cogs using my new nesties (lovin' those dies!)  Finally added some cream ribbon threaded through a metal clock button.  (Can you tell I'm still trying to get the hang of this Steampunk lark! lol)
I would also like to enter this card into the followng challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life  #51 ~ Something for the men
One Stop Crafts #146 ~ Anything but a square
Crazy 4 challenges #102 ~ Male Themed
2 Sisters #54 ~ Boys and their toys
Fab 'n' Funky #88 ~ Go mad with embossing
Thanks for stopping by. xx

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

TGF Heart Journal ~ week 6 ~ Text Me

Time for week 6 of the TGF Heart Journal and this weeks title is 'Text Me'  so Ria and I decided to cover our page in different uses of text, such as word search, stamps, lists etc so we collaged the page and then I added some handwritten journalling asking how we got from decorative and descriptive writing to txt spk? and asking if our children will be able to spell words with vowels in them!  lol!!  Well once the page was finished it just didnt look complete so I ran a red ink pad over it, not sure now if that was the right thing to do but its done! but then I suppose that is the purpose of the journal to try out new and different techniques.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:
Creative Inspirations #126 ~ Text Me
TFL

Saturday, 27 August 2011

a bright & cheery card

At long last I got round to treating myself to the new collection of digi stamps 'Let It Shine' from Charmed Cards and Crafts, I've loved their digi from the begining and they are what got me started with blogging and this new collection is not disappointing.  One of the great things with these collections is that they also come with pre coloured images for when you are in a hurry!  Well todays card uses a pre coloured image not because I was in a hurry but because I was looking for inspiration and when I looked at their dresses I knew what card I was using!  The card is from the glitter stack from DCWV and it sparkles wonderfully which doesnt really show in the photo.  The quote is from Sentimental Sundays and I thought it worked well with this image, then I coloured the chipboard flourish with copics and added some gems and ribbon from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays #69 ~ Birthdays
OSAAT #76 ~ Bling it up
Truly Scrumptious #64 ~ Rocked Up Pink 
Totally Gorjuss #95 ~ As you like it
TFL xx

Anyone For Anya ~ Vintage Vibes

This week over at Anyone for Anya the challenge is Vintage Vibes so with that in mind I decided to keep my colour pallette to the E colours with my copics.  I found a suitable piece of paper from the DCWV Neutrals pad and then I heat embossed some leaves on it using versamark and clear powder, I really like this effect but dont do it often enough.  As this is going to be for my September page of my calendar I went with a back to school theme and thougt that the Anya image from the Spotlight collection looked a bit like she was in school unifrom.  I used my new triangle punch to make the flag from a scrap of paper and stamped 'back to class' on it and fixed it to a 'berry pin'.  I distressed the edge of the paper which doesnt really show that well in the picture and then added a folde flower and a little wooden flower to one corner and finished off with a wooden button rucksack to which I added 3d glaze.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crazy Challenge #81 ~ Back to school
Fab 'n' Funky #87 ~ Mono madness
Stamp Something ~ Back to school something
Totally Papercrafts #81 ~ Back to School
Allsorts #118 ~ Back to School
JUGs #99 ~ Back to School 3d

TFL

Friday, 26 August 2011

Another attempt at Steampunk

I really like the look of Steampunk things so when I spotted the Nesties Sprightly Sprockets while on holiday I just knew I had to have them and they just happened to be next to the Tim Holtz Gadget Gears Bigz die and that just happend to fall into my basket as well!  So todays project has put both of them to good use.  So I started off with a mountboard background and covered with Papermania Regency papers, various cogs cut using the papers too.  Also cut 2 gears from mountboard and coloured them using versamark and Ranger Perfect Pearls powders then I added a TGF image coloured with copics then some brads and a slider from my stash and a couple of old keys that Ria collected from Grandad while we were away oh and a piece of lace which I inked.  Hope you like it, Ria does and I'm pleased with how it turned out.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes #83 Sundae Bar (green & Twine)
PTW ~ Dies to die for ~I used loads on this one!
Try It On Tuesday ~ Wild card week ~ Hang it up
Crafts and Me #49 ~ Lace
Crafty Catz #97 ~ Metal & Lace
TFL

Thursday, 25 August 2011

TGF Heart Journal ~ week 5 ~ Pieces of Me

Yep week 5 of the Heart Journal with TGF and this week Ria and I chose 2 of our all time favourite images and we paperpieced them then added various text in the way of stamping, peeloffs and stickers which says things about us as individuals but more about us as mother and daughter.  We are enjoying this joint project, I just hope Ria will still find the time once she is back at school next month.



The 'Top Chef' up in the corner isnt actually a compliment its referring to the fact that I usually end up burning the sausages! and Red Z and Sassy are our Mii characters!

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
MTTC #154 ~ Here come the girls
Digital Tuesday #125 ~ Cute & girl ~ Audrey is a TGF digi stamp

TFL xx

Summer of Fun release day AND a Blog Hop

Good Morning, its challenge day at Crafty Sentiments BUT we have something else for your enjoyment too a Blog Hop to celebrate the release of the amazing Summer of Fun Stamps.

You can be in with a chance of winning the 1 of the 4 New Main Summer of Fun Character stamps from us. They are amazing. Four of you will receive 1 each of the stamps. So you have a great chance of winning.

The Rules are simple.

1 Post the Summer of Fun Banner on your sidebar with a Link to the Crafty Sentiments Store.

2. Comment on the Design Teams Cards Previewing the images for Thursday 25 August.

A full list of the order of the blog hop is over on the Crafty Sentiments Challenge blog but you should have arrived here from Jans blog.

Now the challenge for this week is Ribbons & Bows one I'm sure you will all enjoy and for my card I have used Primrose 'A Good Book' and 'Kitty on the Fence' which are both from the Summer of Fun release which are available from TODAY over at the Crafty Sentiments Store,  I have used copics to colour my image and my papers are all from a new pad called Daydream by First Edition Paper,  I embossed the small plain piece and then highlighted it with some soft grey ink, the ribbon and little bow have all been in my stash for a very long time! 


So thats my card for the hop, hope you like it and it inspires you to pop some of the stamps in your basket, they really are a dream.  Now you should be hopping over to Kims blog but just before you go there is just one more important thing I need to let you know and that is

Crafty Sentiments challenge day is moving!  We will posting challenges on Tuesdays from now on so this weeks challenge is slightly shorter and your cards will need to be in by Monday 29 August ready for a new challenge on Tuesday 30 August.

I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Stamp Something ~ Thank You something
Tuesday Throwdown #63 ~ dimension & Texture lots of layers and texture plus tag is added on a foam pad

Ok get hopping and have fun and good luck. xx


Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Summer of Fun preview day 3

Ok time for another preview of these wonderful stamps that will be available for you all to buy tomorrow over at the Crafty Sentiment Store and in celebration of this we will be having a little blog hop along with our weekly challenge over at the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog and giving 4 of you the chance of winning 1 of the new stamps so be sure to pop in again tomorrow. 

Anyway back to today and for my card today I have used Primrose 'Ride the Wave' and the fish from the Coral Reef set 1 to make another little scene and I used the out of the box technique for this.  Image is coloured with copics cs and paper is all from my stash as are the flowers then I added the stamped sentiment.


So be sure to check out what my other teammates have been up to today by checking out the challenge blog and remember to come back tomorrow for our blog hop.

I would also like to enter this card in to the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity  #33 ~ use at least one of flags/ticket/tag
Totally Gorjuss #94 ~ Cute & Cuddly
TFL

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Summer of Fun preview day 2

Over at the Crafty Sentiments store Thursday 25th August see the release of our new 'Summer of Fun' rubber stamps, featuring Primrose & Billy, and they are adorable and great fun to work with.

Over the next few days, the DT will be treating you to a preview of the fab images! Then on Thursday we will be having a blog hop, where 4 lucky people will win one of the new character stamps each!

So here we are day 2 of our previews, did you check out all the awesome previews by the rest of the DT, amazing huh?  Well for todays project I have made a tent card and cut my aperture using the largest die of the Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets die which I bought whilst on holiday and by applying the technique for being able to have the images over the edge of the die I did a bit of fiddling and managed to cut my aperture with the cute Billy 'Lets Swim' over the aperture.  Mind you I did get a bit annoyed with the fiddly cutting out and Ria came to my rescue! lol but I am really pleased with how it worked out in the end.  I have also used 'Coral Reef set 1' to make up my little scene and coloured in with copics and I added some 3d glaze to his goggles.  The paper inside is from M&MBI paper stack.  Didnt add anything else as I thought it would end up detracting from the scene.  Now dont forget these wonderful new stamps will be available in store from Thursday 25 August.


So to see the fantastic projects the rest of the DT have made for you pop over to the challenge blog and from there you can pop to all the individual blogs.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mad for Markers ~ Create a scene copics used include R00, 11, 20, 35, 37, Y08, 15, 17, B01 & 05
SCSC #148 ~ Create a scene
Just Us Girls #98 ~ colours ~ choc chip (hair) deep Yellow (fish and flippers) Riding Hood Red (coral on the reef) Olive green (plant)
TFL

Monday, 22 August 2011

Summer of Fun preview day 1

Over at the Crafty Sentiments store Thursday 25th August see the release of our new 'Summer of Fun' rubber stamps, featuring Primrose & Billy, and they are adorable and great fun to work with.

Over the next few days, the DT will be treating you to a preview of the fab images! Then on Thursday we will be having a blog hop, where 4 lucky people will win one of the new character stamps each!

My project for today (and I am a bit late!) is a bookmark using cute Primrose blowing bubbles.  I have used some patterned paper from a new pad that I bought on holiday called First Edition Paper ~ Hideaway by Lauren Jung and this piece is glittered and I then matched up my colours for the image, added some sakura stardust then some 3d crystal lacquer to the bubbles and then found some clear epoxy circles for  more bubbles and finally added a Daisy pin by Creative Expressions (new! lol)  Now dont forget these wonderful new stamps will be available in store from Thursday 25 August.


So to see the fantastic projects the rest of the DT have made for you pop over to the challenge blog and from there you can pop to all the individual blogs.

I would also like to enter my project into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky #86 ~ A stitch in time 
One Stop Craft #145 ~ Bold & bright
TFL xx

Friday, 19 August 2011

Crafty Sentiments is sponsoring Sketches By Carly

Have you seen the wonderful sketches that Carly does? and she is only 12!  She has a challenge blog which you can find here at Sketches By Carly and this fortnight Crafty Sentiments is sponsoring the challenge so I thought I'd join in fun and here is what I have made.  I have used digi stamp 'Amy ~ Relax' and my paper is from MME Wild Aspargus then I added some lace and card candy, I also sponged some ink around the image before I removed the nestie die and stamped a sentiment.
So go on pop over to Sketches by Carly and join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning some adorable Crafty Sentiments images too!

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes #82 ~ Just saying hi
Creative Inspirations #125 ~ Your favourite stamp ~ I adore this image of Amy

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Thursday, 18 August 2011

A digi layout.

When I saw the challenge this week over at Stamp Something I thought it would be a good time to do a digi layout and I already knew the pictures I wanted to use!  I have used a digi kit called Down By the Lily Pond which was a collab kit by A Work In Progress and Mels Lightbulb Moments. 


I hope I havent missed the deadline for Stamp Something but I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge #144 ~ At The Beach
Try It On Tuesday ~ Anything Goes
Crafts and Me #48 Blues/Blues & Greens
TFL

Crafty Sentiments ~ No Sentiment

Well here it is Thursday so time for a new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments and this week its 'No Sentiment' and I have used the cute Primrose Splash , available from the Crafty Sentiments Store, the papers and elements are from a digi kit called Springtime Rain which I have stored on my pc from a long time ago.  So remember to go check out the rest of the DT work and then join us in the challenge, we'd love to come visit you and see what you have been creating, and dont forget the winner of the challenge gets to choose some free digi stamps from the Crafty Sentiments store.


I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sketch and Stash #68 my kit is an old one
Crazy Challenge #80 ~ Movies ~ Singing in the Rain
OSAAT #75 ~ Anything Goes
TFL

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Quirky Crafts GDT

Good evening all, well as you read this I am happily sat at my Mum & Dads place having spent a large part of the day travelling by train to get here (well ok 4 hours but thats a big chunk of my day! lol)  Ria and I are here for the week and its great to get totally away from work and know that they will not be contacting me (mind you they've done that before!)  Anyway on to my post ...  I have had the honour of being a GDT member over at Quirky Crafts,  now their challenge for this fortnight is 'Red Hat Society' and the DT had the chance of using some fabulous images by Robyns Fetish who are the sponsors for this challenge.  I chose the image called Red Hat and I coloured it using my copics, the hat band and brim are black glittered and the flower had a sprinkling of glamour dust.  I decided to keep with the colours of red, black and white for the whole of the card and added some check ribbon and a little hat charm from my stash.  the background paper is from a Joanna Sheen cd (Dancing with Shadows I think) and finished off with a peeloff sentiment.  So now its over to you check out the challenge and the fabulous work that the rest of the DT have made, you wont be disappointed then jump on in and join the challenge.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown  #61 ~ Birthday
Totally Gorjuss #93 ~ round and round
Thanks for stopping by.xx

Saturday, 13 August 2011

TGF Heart Journal ~ week 4 ~ The Girl Inside

Ok its week 4 of TGF Heart Journal and the theme is the Girl Inside and part of the class was to include a handdrawn image of a girl!  Now I am not an artist by any stretch of the imagination and this nearly had me running in the oppositie direction until Ria sussed the best way to approach the page.  Now Ria is a very capable artist so we thought the best way was for Ria to draw an image on one side of the page and mine on the other side so this is what we came up with!  and I have to say that we are pleased with the way the page turned out and I even did some journalling on this one too! lol

this is the page as a whole

This is Ria's amazing drawing (it is based on the character Max from the series of books Maxium Ride)


And then there is mine! (lol)

I would also like to enter this page into the following challenges:
Challenge up Your Life #50 ~ No patterned paper
Allsorts #116 ~ Anything but a card
Crazy 4 Challenges #100 ~ Monochromatic colouring (Ria's image is all in a drawing pencil)
Thanks for stopping by on our journey through our journal xx


Thursday, 11 August 2011

Crafty Sentiments ~ Punches & Dies

Whoo Thursday is here again and this time not only does it mean its time for a new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments but also I only have one more shift to go tomorrow and then I'm on leave for 2 whole weeks and boy am I looking forward to it!  Anyway the challenge over at Crafty Sentiments this week is to use punches & dies.  I have used my nestabilities for my circles and the flowers are Marianne Creatables which I have also embossed.  My image is from the recent mini Christmas release available at the Crafty Sentiments store and is Primrose dressing the snowman which I have coloured with copics and added glamour dust to.  The paper is from a papermania christmas pad from a couple of years ago and the ribbon and cs are all from my stash.  I also decided to emboss the smaller circles to wtih the swiss dots embossing folder.
Now dont forget to check out what the rest of the DT ladies have been up to they really have been working hard for your inspiration, and once you've check their wonderful projects out be sure to join in with the challenge, dont forget the lucky winner gets to pick 4 digi images from the Crafty Sentiment Store

I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges:
JUGs #96 ~ Sketch
Stampin' for the weekend  #14 ~ Spots and dots
Fussy and Fancy #42 ~ Christmas
Crazy Challenge #79 ~ embossing
PaperTake Weekly ~ Grow Your Own
Fab 'n' Funky #85 ~ Its Christmas
OK so there you have it, thanks for stopping by and hope to see you over at the Crafty Sentiments challenge blog. xx

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

TGF Heart Journal ~ week 3 ~ Gratitude

Ok, I'm not sure if I am doing this right or not but I'm having fun doing it my way!  This week the theme for the Heart Journal is 'Gratitude' now when Ria and I started thinking about it she says wouldn't it be cool to use TGF Jade and concentrate on the attitude part of gratitude (yes I know the spelling is slightly different but lets put it down to artistic licence! lol) and I thought it was a great idea and this is the page we came up with.  The background paper is some pretty floral stuff that I have had for a very long time and I wanted to grunge it up a bit so I took it outside and sprayed it with walnut ink and silver spray ink (by inky fingers) now I have had thses inks for a couple of years and never really got the hang of them but today they seemed to work in my favour! So we used Jade and I coloured her with copics and a little stardust.  The (gr)attitude lettering was also coloured with copics (same pink as her hair!) and is a sizzix alpha called Ransom (again I have had this for a couple of years and is from an alphabet swap I took part in) the 'say what?' sentiment is also a TGF one and then the other stickers are K & Co chipboard that I won a fair while ago over at Dotties World.  We are both pleased with the end result even if it is a bit left of field! lol

 

Thanks for stopping by. xx

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Anyone for Anya ~ No patterned paper

This week over at Anyone For Anya they have asked for no patterned paper, now usually I get the embossing folders out and start adding texture but this time I decided not to and chose a yellow cs for the background and then made my stamps the focal point.  I have used TGF Spotlight 'file' and Nahla from the Wild Sprout roll call 1.  Image is couloured in copics and the text I added in sakrua black stardust then I added various flowers from my stash. 

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday #122 ~ Friends are heaven sent
Sentimental Sundays #66 ~ Garden Party
Fab 'n' Funky #84 ~ Friendship
Creative Inspirations #123 ~ Yellow & White
One Stop Crafts #143 ~ Sentimental
TFL

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Just Us GirlS #95 ~ use fabric (not just ribbon)

Ok this week the challenge over at JUGS was to use fabric but not just some ribbon so I racked my brains (not there is a lot of them to rack!lol) and while I was having a bit of a tidy I came across some fabric that I had bought at a show with the intention of adding them to a bag or some such but decided they would work for the challenge so off I went!  I frayed the edge of the fabric for more texture and mounted it onto some mountboard, the paper is from Shabby Princess kit called two soon then added some green cs and yellow cs which I embossed with the sentiment, ribbon, brads and gems are all from my stash.


I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
2 Sisters #50 ~ Down on the Farm
Allsorts #114 ~ Free & Easy Juy
OSAAT #73 ~ Back to school/Job related
Crafts and Me #46 ~ Anything goes
TFL xx

Crafty Sentiments ~ Christmas mini release

Oh wow there are some more fantastic stamps to add to the Primrose & Billy Christmas Collection and they are wonderful additions.  Just wait till you see what the rest of the DT ladies have in store for you.  These adorable new additions are available now over at the Crafty Sentiments Store, and to celebrate their release the theme of the challenge over at Crafty Sentiments this week is 'Christmas'.  Never too early to start!   I have used Billy sledging from last time but this time I have teamed him up with Primrose who is enjoying the ride, she is just so cute dont you think?  I have coloured them with copics and added some glitter.  I have then used the 'out of the box' technique with my frame which I am pleased to say was so much easier than I expected!  My papers are all from my scrap drawers and I debossed the dark blue piece and embossed the white then rubbed a blue ink pad over it, added a little organza ribbon and made the flower using a cuttlebug flower quilling die which until now I havent been able to get to grips with but realised I was making my centres too small!  so I hope to be making a few more of these now lol! 
So thats what I have to offer you for inspiration, go check out the rest of the DT ladies, their work is fantastic and if you want to get hold of some of the wonderful digi images that Crafty Sentiments has to offer then you are in luck as the winner of the challenge from now on will get to choose 4 digi images as their prize - how wonderful is that?!

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz #93 ~ Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss #91 ~ Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' ~ Christmas in July
Mad For Markers ~ Bron's Sketch copics used include B93, 95, 97, R29, E OO, 11, 47, 49, 57 YG63

Thanks for stopping by. xx

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

TGF Heart Journal ~ week 2 ~ Sandy Sunshine

Well here we are at week 2 of TGF Heart Journalling course and I have to say that after struggling with this at first, my page actually came together quickly and I feel happy with this one.  They sky is inked andthen torn papers for the sea and sand and I was actually looking for some beach themed stickers that I thought I had but instead I came across the word stickers and felt that they worked my better for the page.  No idea where they came from but I do know they have been in my stash forever!


I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity #30 ~ Anything but a card
Paper Sundaes #80 ~ Clouds & Sky
Crazy Challenge #78 ~ The sun is out
Tuesday Throwdown #60 ~ Summertime
TFL