Monday, 29 August 2011

CD Sunday - Just Because

I decided to look at a CD I have not used for a long time and chose Rob Addams Art Deco Delights. The two backing papers, frame and decoupaged lady are all printed from the CD. The punch around the page is Martha Stewart and the ribbon punch is Anna Griffin. I added some glitter to the lady and a sentiment using Xyron Design runner and the rose from my stash. Thank you for coming over to have a look. Your comments are really appreciated.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Crafty Ann's Challenge # 48 - It Will Be All White On The Night

Thought of a special occasion for this card. I used Crafty Ann's mask and printed it on melt dust paper and embossed it with white pearl melt dust powder. I added some glitter, a jewel and some feathers. The backing card is embossed and distressed. I hope you will join us over at Crafty Ann's challenge blog and let us see your creations in white.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 167 - Faux Postage

Over at Rainbow Lady's challenge blog this week we have a new sponsor, the lovely Glenda from Chocolate Baroque. The design team have been playing with her Faux Postage template, available as a download and her Mail Art stamps.As my background I have used a sheet of Love Letters paper also available as a download. I love this paper, a genuine love letter written by a soldier to his wife in 1861. I have added the stamps made using the template and stamped with Glenda's stamps from the stamp plates Patchwork Butterfly, Sing Your Song and Harlequin Rose. The sentiments and frank marks are from the Mail Art set of stamps.
Do have a look at the lovely work of the other members of the DT and why not join us for your chance of a prize from Chocolate Baroque.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Dragon's Dream TIO # 93 - "Travel - Time to Make a Get Away"

Paris is my travel destination for this week's dream. My background is tissue paper from 7 Gypsies which I adhered to the tag with Golden soft gel, gloss. I distressed it with DI Vintage Photo and stamped a couple of travel stamps on top. They were freebies from I know not where. The main stamp is Crafty Individuals and is coloured with DI Faded Jeans and again Vintage photo. I added a French coin coloured with alcohol inks. Thank you for stopping by to take a look, any comments you leave are much appreciated.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

CD Sunday - Nursery Rhymes

Jack and Jill are a topper from Flower Soft and I decorated it with various colours of flower soft. The background paper is from a Kanban CD "The Wobblers" I raised the topper off the background with foam tape and added the matching ribbon.
Thank you for taking a look any comments you leave are much appreciated.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Dragon's Dream TIO #92 - Child's Play

I loved playing hopscotch as a child so this tag pays homage to that childhood memory. The stamps are Jayne Nestorenko's Summer Adorables. They were stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and coloured using DI.
Thank you for coming by to take a look, any comments you leave are much appreciated.

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 166 - Your Song Choice

This week's challenge at Rainbow Lady's blog is being sponsored by Stamping Boutique and they have provided the DT with some lovely digis to work with. I have chosen this sweet fairy and the song Garden In The Rain. Around my digi stamp I stamped a garden scene using Jayne Nestorenko stamps from her Summer Adorables sets. The whole is coloured with Promarkers and mounted onto matching mirri card. I added some music to the background and the song title as a sentiment. Do join us this week for your chance to win some of the lovely digis from Stamp Boutique.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

CD Sunday - Only Ovals

Thinking Christmas I used the Papermania Christmas Past CD 2 which contains artwork designed by Stephanie Dyment. I used Docraft Digital Designer software to create this A5 card. Thank you for dropping by to take a look, all your comments are greatly appreciated.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Dragon's Dream TIO # 91 - It's A Horse's Life

I recently read War Horses and that was the inspiration for this tag. The work horses that went to the front during World War One. The background is stormy sky and I added Deco Art Perfect Paper coloured with Walnut Stain to create the feel of the mud of the trenches. The barbed wire is a TH mask with Black Soot. The writing is a genuine Love Letter from Chocolate Baroque, written in 1861 by a soldier to his wife, printed on vellum. Finally the wonderful horse is a stamp from Artemio. He is stamped in Stazon. I added a faint echo of him to represent all those other horses. It is a book for children but as you may be able to tell I was greatly moved by it. Thanks for coming by to look, all your comments are much appreciated.

Crafty Ann's Challenge # 47 - Scallops or fancy Borders

So enjoyed using this lovely Morning Glory digi flower from Crafty Ann's. It is coloured with Promarkers to match three colours of paper from Ann's Abstract 2 range. I cut the papers with a Martha Stewart punch and layered them on 8 by 8 card stock. I added matching ribbons and bows and a sentiment. I hope you will feel inspired to join in with us over at Crafty Ann's Challenge blog.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 165 - Stamp It

We are sponsored this week over at Rainbow Lady's by Chi Chi Memories and I have used their cute boy with a stamped teddy bear to make an easel card. The teddy is from Elusive Images, as was, and he is stamped in DI Wild Honey and water coloured in the same ink. The boy is coloured with Promarkers and both are mounted onto a piece of paper from a Joanna Sheen CD. and then onto a piece of gold paper edged with a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment is from the same set as teddy. Do pop over to the blog and enter your design for a chance to win this week's prize.

Monday, 8 August 2011

CD Sunday - Buttons

I used From Me To You Cd starring tatty Ted for the card. I printed the dotty background paper direct from the Cd and designed the button background to match, easy with the CDs new paper making tool. I printed the decoupage page A4 size and layered the card up.
Thank you for stopping by to take a look, all your comments are much appreciated.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Dragon's Dream TIO # 90 - Nature's Bounty

What else would I dream of other than my allotment. After a slow start it is now yielding Nature's Bounty a plenty. So in honour of that I have stamped veggies from A Stamp In the Hand Co. I used watercolour paper and Adirondack inks. I water coloured the background first them stamped the veggies in the corresponding colours on top. Colours used were Currant, Meadow, Lettuce and Sunset Orange. The tag and sentiment were tied with garden raffia. I did enjoy making this just as we are enjoying eating the beetroot and carrots, Asparagus unfortunately finished for this year. Thank you for taking a look, all your comments are so appreciated.

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 164 - Island Paradise

This is my Island Paradise as an A5 card! It was designed in Serif Craft Artist using digikits from Serif and American Crafts. Hope you will feel inspired to let us see your Island Paradise over at Rainbow Lady's challenge blog and then you will be in with a chance to win a voucher from the lovely Joanna Sheen who is our sponsor again this week.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

CD Sunday - Bling It Up

I stamped my main image and corners using Chocolate Baroque Flora Bella stamp set and the backing paper is from Artylicious CD Fantasy Floral. It is hard to see the bling but after colouring the flowers and corners with Promarkers and distressing the background, I added stickles in Crystal and Purple then mounted it on holographic silver card. The backing paper I glittered and also mounted on the holographic card. Quite a lot of bling for me!
Thank you for taking a look, all your comments are much appreciated.