Thursday, 29 December 2011
I hope you are all having a lovely Christmas and finding time to craft. Over at rainbow Lady's challenge blog this week the choice is yours, so do join us. My choice is my daughter's birthday card. She was never thrilled with a December birthday but as grown up does not mind so much. She requested a mask on her card so here it is. The two background papers are from Booland designs and the mask is from Crafty Ann. It has been glittered and a jewel added. This is an 8 by 8 card. Do let us see your choice of design this week.
Thursday, 22 December 2011
This is a shaped card from JS Thomas Kinkade CD. It has been decoupaged and glittered. The lovely glow is down to the artist though. I do hope you will join us to celebrate a White Christmas over at Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog.
Monday, 19 December 2011
On reflection this may be end of 40's start of 50's but I was so moved by the story and wedding photo I heard on The Antiques Roadshow that I could not resist this image on the MCS Cd A Carousel of Classics- The 40s and 50s. The backing papers and embellishments were all printed from a Digilicious digikit called Vintage Wedding. I layered up the papers, distressing some and decoupaged the tag. I also distressed the photo. Thank you for stopping by to look. All you comments are much appreciated.
Thursday, 15 December 2011
My musical angel and backing paper is from Artylicious CD "Season's Greetings". I stamped and embossed some music onto the backing paper in silver pearl and also in black. The angel I decoupaged. Do take a look at Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog and I hope you will feel inspired to join us this week.
Thursday, 8 December 2011
Had lots of fun selecting images from the Dover Steampunk CD to create a background and some elements to add later. The tag is distressed with DI Vintage Photo and my real stamp is my chap from Personal Impressions. Thank you for coming by to look I know how busy everyone is at this time of year. I do appreciated your comments.
I had fun decoupaging and decorating this tree from Jayne Nestorenko's CD Winter Tales. I also had a bit of a play creating a card digitally and thought I would show you the results. I worked in Serif's Craft Artist and made a background paper using a topper of a decorated tree. I added a Christmas tree bauble and added the original topper inside the bauble. The rest are serif embellishments which I coloured and glittered to match the paper. Lots of fun. I hope you will join us over at Rainbow Lady's challenge blog and show us your Christmas Tree.
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
My whiskered friend is the dormouse from the MCS CD "A Very Important Date". He is decoupaged and mounted on a gold mirri mat edged with a Martha Stewart punch. I added some flowers to echo the ones in the background. The card is 8 by 8.
Thank you for coming by to look, all your comments are greatly appreciated.
Friday, 2 December 2011
I have chosen Ribbons & bows/Baubles/Gold for my combination. The baubles are from Crafty Ann's metallic set, in silver, and I added some gold glitter. The backing paper is from her Poinsettia papers and the ribbon and pin from my stash. Choosing the elements for this challenge is such fun do take a look at what the rest of the design team have chosen and be inspired to join us over at Crafy Ann's Challenge blog.
Thursday, 1 December 2011
I decided to use one of the lovely photos John took of our local park, last winter. Hence my Carol choice of "See Amid The Winter's Snow". This is an 8 by 8 scrapbook page designed with elements from Pam Lefors Aquaflurry kit and sheet music from The Graphics Fairy. Our walk that day was cold but quite magical as we got there before anyone else had left their footprints!
I do hope you will join us this week over at Rainbow Lady's and share your choice of Christmas Carol with us.
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
I bought a book "The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci" by Charles Gibbs-Smith at my local charity shop with the intentions of altering it. I have got as far as reducing the number of pages, which of course I kept and one of them is my background here. The Man was very fond of pully and geared systems and flight so they are the theme of my tag. The stamp is by Andy Skinner and was stamped with Versifine sepia on card, cut out and attached to the tag . It was distressed with DI Weathered Wood, as was the main body of the tag. Thank you for stopping by to look, all your comments are much appreciated.
Monday, 28 November 2011
Thursday, 24 November 2011
I used a Kraft card base as this seems to suit cards for men. I embossed a piece of white card and distressed it with a variety of DI. The topper is on silk art card and the background is the same mix of DInks used to completely cover the card. The stamp is from Papermania "Nostalgia - Classic cars". I stamped with Stazon and added highlights with an Inkssentials white opaque pen. Do have a look at Rainbow Lady's challenge blog where you with find lots of inspiration from the DT. I hope you will join in.
Sunday, 20 November 2011
Lovely challenge topic this week. I used JS's Cottage Garden for my paper and topper. I made an easel card and added some ribbon and leaves from my stash. I had trouble photographing it so that it looked straight this is the best of the bunch. Thank you for coming over to take a look, all your comments are much appreciated.
Friday, 18 November 2011
I am totally loving Crafty Ann's metallic range so I have once again used the gold butterfly as my central image plus a frame and individual flowers from the same range. The background paper is one of her mottled papers. Do join in with us this week over at Crafty Ann's Challenge blog for your chance of winning some of Ann's lovely digis.
Thursday, 17 November 2011
I have been inspired by dragons this week. My two stamps are from Kodomo Inc. I stamped on the reverse of a piece of embossed card with Versamark and embossed with Stampendous ep "Vertigre" one of my favourite embossing powders. I added a torn piece of vellum which has bamboo leaves on it, they do not so up very well. I stamped a happiness coin which features a dragon and laid a dragon coin on top. Thank you for stopping by, all your comments are much appreciated.
Have not used this CD for the longest time, it is Artylicious "Filigree Fusion" and both background papers are from there. The topper is a Graphicus stamp stamped into wet toilet paper and allowed to dry. A technique I saw Sheena Douglas do ages ago. When dry I distressed with DI Tattered Rose and Dusty Concorde. The punch is Martha Stewart.
Thank you for coming by to look, any comments you leave are much appreciated.
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Last minute this week as I just got back from Canada. Such a lovely challenge though I had to join in. I stamped my main image which is from Inkadinkado, as a resist then covered the tag with DI Spun Sugar. I stamped again over the image using Worn Lipstick. The words are from "Love letters straight from the heart" stamp plate and are stamped in Spun Sugar. I distressed around with Worn Lipstick.
Thursday, 10 November 2011
I made this A5 card using a background paper and topper from Monika Designs. I decoupaged the topper and the little humming bird and added some glitter to the flowers and leaves.
I do hope you will join us this week. Pop over to Rainbow Lady's challenge blog and show us how the lovely picture inspires you.
Friday, 4 November 2011
I used Crafty Ann's lovely papers from the Crinkle collection in pink and purple to create my flowers for this A5 card. I printed the paper one side pink and one purple and one both, one on top of the other, an accident but I loved the look. I used a TH die to cut the larger flowers and a small punch for the smaller ones. All were glued as three layers and squished into shape. The embossing folder is Sizzix and the stamp a Craft Stamper freebie. The ribbon from my stash. Such fun going over board with flowers. I hope you will join us this week.
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Had to get my act in gear quickly this week as busy getting organised for the Canada trip hence the sentiment on my tag. I used TH embossing folder for the background and stamped over it with stamps from Technique Treasury. I stamped on vellum and added that to the bottom left. I added some gear wheels from my stash and a shrinkies pot of gears from The Artistic Stamper.
Thanks for stopping by, any comments you leave are much appreciated.
Once again Rainbow Lady's challenge is being sponsored by the generous Joanna Sheen and I have used her CD " The Royal Horticultural Society" to create this poppy card for Remembrance Day. I think this CD has some gorgeous flower drawings and paintings. I hope you will join us in this challenge for your chance to win a voucher from Joanna.
Monday, 31 October 2011
Had to use my favourite Puss cat image for this challenge from JS Pamela West CD. I used the two backing papers from the CD too. The darker one as a background and the lighter one I pasted on to card and cut out with a Sizzix big die, Fanciful Album. The ribbon and metal sentiment are from my stash.
Thank you for coming by to take a look, all your comments are much appreciated.
The background to my tag is a piece of scrapbook paper that is a world map and I distressed this with Vintage Photo, All the stamps except the compass are from a small set of stamps I bought on sale at Hobby Craft. I stamped using Versifine Sepia. The compass from Creative Expression I embossed in gold. The postcard and money are cut from a Tim Holtz Distressabilities and Doo- dads sheet.
Thank you for stopping by, all your comments are much appreciated.
Friday, 28 October 2011
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Over at Rainbow Lady's this week we are asking you to do spooky. I hope to inspire you to join in with this 8 by 8 card made using the elements of the Serif digikit" Spooktacular". I designed my card in Craft Artist.
Do join us for your chance to win a prize from our lovely sponsor Caroline.
Monday, 24 October 2011
Friday, 21 October 2011
I just love Crafty Ann's butterflies, this one is a gold one printed onto vellum. I cut it out and added it to a card that I put through a Sizzix embossing folder called "Butterfly migration". I went over this lightly with a Brilliance ink gold.
Thank you for coming by. I hope you will feel inspired to join in with us on this week challenge on Crafty Ann's Challenge blog.
Thursday, 20 October 2011
As I was stamp hunting for this challenge I came across the wheel of fortune which made me think of gambling then cards. Hence my Queen of Hearts and her bad Knave! I went with the red and black theme of the cards distressing half the tag with Fired Brick and the other half with Black Soot. I used a torn piece of paper to get the wavy line where the two colours meet. I have the good and the bad, sorry about the ugly. Thanks for taking a look, all your comments are much appreciated.
In Cynthia's honour a silver anniversary card. The background papers and embellishments, except for the butterflies, are Pam Lefors "Always In My Heart" and the gorgeous silver butterflies are from Crafty Ann. I put the design together in Craft Artist and made a 6 by 6 card.
Hope you will join us this week for Rainbow Lady's challenge to use silver.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Had JS Faye Whittaker CD for my birthday and just love this scene of the children visiting London, so London is my destination for this around the world challenge. I made a DL easel card using the backing paper which matches the topper on the card base. Thank you for taking a look any comments you leave are much appreciated.
Friday, 14 October 2011
Think my stamps this week are originally from Creative Expression but bought them as individual stamps on a bargain stall at Ally Pally. I stamped and embossed the rails with clear ep in the background then distressed the tag with Weathered Wood and Ant. Linen DI. The locomotive was stamped with black Stazon and embossed with clear ep. I stamped the loco number randomly round the tag. The ticket collector and loco number were stamped and cut out, distressed then added as shown. Thanks for taking a look, all your comments are greatly appreciated.
Thursday, 13 October 2011
I used "Oak Leaves" by Chapel Road stamps for this square card. I stamped the background with a number of distress inks, Antique linen, Forest Moss, Aged Mahogany and Wild Honey. The leaves were cut with a TH die from old book pages and inked up.
I love Autumn colours so I enjoyed making this one very much. Thank you for taking a look and hope you will be inspired to join in with us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog.
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Monday, 10 October 2011
My tag this week was inspired by the phrase I see the moon the moon sees me, I know it is a song but do not remember the rest. I used the page of a book which I painted with gesso for my background. The images are stamped in Archival black. The moon is a stamp by Seascapes and the lady a stamp by Indigo Blu. I added the phrase using my Xyron design runner. Thanks for coming to take a look, any comments you leave are much appreciated.
Friday, 7 October 2011
Inspiration for this challenge is the Slade song "Merry Christmas Everyone" and in particular the line "Are you hanging up your stocking on your wall?". Inspiration too from Ann's metallics. I have used a gold backing paper overlaid with the red Poinsettia paper as my background. In MCS I added the gold garland and used a digital punch to create two stockings using the same gold paper. The sentiment is the line from the song.
Hope to see your crafty take on your favourite Christmas song over at Crafty Ann's challenge blog.
Thursday, 6 October 2011
This week Rainbow Lady's Challenge is once again sponsored by the very generous Joanne Sheen. I have used an image from her "Enchanted Dreams" CD for my topper, adding just a touch of glitter and a peel off. The backing paper is printed from a Serif kit "Sweet Dreams" and I cut a border along the bottom with my new Martha Stewart punch and then mounted it on silver mirror card. I added a strip of silver mesh from my stash and some rub on letters to spell "dream".
Do take a look at Rainbow Lady's challenge blog and join in for your chance to win a voucher from Joanne.
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Thought my grumpy girl stamp from LOTV fitted the bill for boots made for walking! The background stamp is "En Vogue Shoe" by Stamp Happen embossed with silver pearl and then covered with Bundled sage D Stain. I added Dusty Concorde round the edges. The girl is coloured with Promarkers. Thank you for stopping by to take a look, all your comments are greatly appreciated.
Another new sponsor over at Rainbow Lady's this week. My lovely flower digi is from our sponsor Glitter Babe Digis. It is a Columbian Daisy and I coloured it with Promarkers. My A5 card base is covered with a paper from Cosmo Cricket and then with a design cut from a K & Co. scrapbook paper. I thought the colours were just right for Autumn. I added a sentiment using the Xyron Design runner. Do join in with us this week for your chance to win a prize from our sponsor.
Sunday, 25 September 2011
This week I have made a 5 by 7 card using a scene from Ooh La La Dreams of Tranquillity. The pearl blue backing paper was edged using a Martha Stewart punch and I added a crystal bead trim given to me by my friend Janet. Think I took the photo at an angle as my braid is on straight, honest!
Thank you for taking a look any comments you leave are much appreciated.
Friday, 23 September 2011
My lovely Mum taught me to embroider, daisy chain being our starter stitch which is why I have included it on my tag. The body form is TH die cut using Grunge patterned board coloured with Fired Brick. I crocheted the flowers and stitched on the ribbon. The tag itself is stamped using Anna Griffin stamps and distressed with Worn Lipstick.
Thanks for stopping by to have a look, any comments you leave are much appreciated.
I decided to travel round the world to the Orient using three of Ann's gorgeous Oriental digis. I combined them with the Mail Art stamp template from Chocolate Baroque and a lovely backing paper from my stash, called Japan Journey and made by "Dove of the East". I do hope you will join us over at Crafty Ann's Challenge blog.
Thursday, 22 September 2011
The challenge from Rainbow Lady is sponsored this week by Card Mad Fairy and I have used one of their fabulous digis for my design. I have coloured with Promarkers and simply added a gem to each flower and a sentiment. I do hope you will check out Rainbow Lady's challenge blog to see the other DT creations before joining in for your chance to win some digis from our kind sponsor
Monday, 19 September 2011
I thought I would try a technique I use in my scrapbooks on my card this week. My image is from Joanna Sheen's Patience Strong CD and I split the image unevenly and pieced it together again with some pieces higher than others. I added the small version of the image to show how it looks whole. The backing paper is from Anna Griffin and the gems from my stash. Sometimes on a scrapbook page I use three separate photos of the same scene, the centre bigger picture always being the main point of interest.
This is a page where I did that from some photos of the Godrevy lighthouse in Cornwall. Thank you for stopping by, I do appreciate all your comments.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
This week Rainbow Lady's challenge is being sponsored by Whimsy Stamps and I got to play with this fabulous cupcake digi from them. I decoupaged it adding frosting and glitter. The holly was treated with Crafty notions Rainbow glaze. The backing papers are all from Hely Cuppleditch's " Pepper's Christmas Party" set and they were distressed with DI Vintage Photo. I think I would like a giant cupcake like this instead of a traditional Christmas cake this year!
Do join in with us this week for your chance to win a prize from Whimsy stamps.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
I decided on black and gold as this week's fashion colour combination. I cut a tag from American Crafts black card stock and stamped my dress using a Versamark ink pad. I coloured it using Perfect Pearls gold with a little blue at the neck and hem. The stamp is from Stamp Happen Inc. I also stamped a sheet of black shrink plastic with a swirl background stamp from Impression Obsession Inc. and coloured that in the same way. I cut the dress form out with a TH die and shrunk it down plus a button. The flower I made from a piece of blue double sided scrapbook paper left over and after making it I painted on gold Perfect Pearls leaving some blue to show through. I added it with a dress pin and button plus a piece of black tape measure. The gold does not show up so well in the photograph but I could not get a better one. Thank you for stopping by to take a look, all your comments are greatly appreciated.
This is my tag for Frankie's bird cage tag swap. My inspiration came from Mozart's Magic Flute so have included some clip art from a past production of the opera and a music stamp. The background paper is a download from Chocolate Baroque. The Bird Cage is the Tim Holtz die cut in grunge paper and embossed with Stampendous ep "Vertigri". The little bird and metal feathers are from my stash. Lots of distressing with DI "Vintage Photo".
Really enjoyed doing this and it is very exciting waiting for my swap to arrive. Do look on Dragon's web blog to see the other fabulous swaps.