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Saturday, 30 June 2012

What's Cook'in



Vintage Children is our new challenge theme this week over at Sugar Creek Hollow.
As always we would like you to use a vintage/shabby chic style.
Our sponsor this week is TlcCreations    and have a generous store voucher for this weeks winner.
Please pop over to SCH for all the details and see what we have all been making.
This card I made using a digi stamp provided by our sponsor. She looks so at home in the kitchen, bet her mum thought she was a great help.


The image was coloured with watercolours and promarkers.
All the papers are from the  Graphics 45 ABC Primer Collection.
Extra shading was Vintage Photo distress ink.

Challenges also entered-
Totally Paper Crafts -Use a digi image
Creative Inspirations -Anything Goes


Thank you for stopping by to take a look, I realy appreciate your comments.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

2 Cup Day


I just got a photo of this card before we lost our daylight here in the N.E. of the England
 It was only 3.30 in the afternoon,  and pitch black, it stayed that way for nearly 3 hours. .The storms and rain have been so bad we even were mentioned on the National News together with other areas who also suffered.

 This was fairly  simple card  to make following a sketch, the latest  theme set  CD Sunday Challenge Blog.
It took longer to choose which CD  to use,  first came the sentiment, then the image from the Sugar Plum Daisy CD from Polka Doodles.  I know just the person to send this one to, as a just because card.
Like myself it takes her  two or more cups  to get going most mornings.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, I realy appreciate your comments.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Tissue Flowers



Week 10 into the journey of exploring new  techniques found in  Tim Holtz's new  Compendium of Curiosities  Book  2,
 Linda at  Studio L3  has challenged us to make Tissue Wrap Flowers all the details can be found on page 37 of this super book. This week the sponsor is Funkie Junkie Boutique.
As always I cannot explain how the flower was made.
The photo on the left is before  I trimmed  and opened it out more.
The background of the tag is embossed with Stampendous powders, using Stampers Anonymous stamps.The images were cut from a Graphics 45 paper.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, your comments are always appreciated.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Make your own Flowers


Challenge 71 at Crafty Cardmakers and we would like you to 'Make Your Own Flowers'.
Once again we have two sponsors who are offering generous store vouchers.





One Stop Card Crafts





                                                      and  Digi Doodle Shop
Please pop over for all the details and see what we have all been making.


All the papers and image are Grahics 45
The leaves are a memory Box die.
I made the rose with a die cut sent to me by a friend,  The base of the flower I made with waxed string on a Flower Loom. The extra shading was done with one of my favourite Distress inks, Vintage Photo.


I realy enjoy making my own flowers, here is a small selection of my latest ones.

Challenges also entered -
Pile it on Challenge Make your own embellishments
Frosted Designs  Fabulous Friday Challenge- Make your own embellishments

Thank you for stopping by, your comments are always appreciated.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Circles at Sugar Creek Hollow





Circles, is our new Challenge  theme over at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Please pop over and see what we have all been making.
Remember we like your entries to be in a Vintage/Shabby chic or Primitive style.






First of all, sorry these photos may look a bit random, I just couldn't get them to go where I wanted them
As you can see I chose to make a hanging.
I covered the  black base  with  a piece of open lace material.
The doilies were  sprayed using a Glimmer mist and a Dylusions spray.
They have a lovely sheen to them , which doesn't show so well on the photo.
The Ladies with hats are from one of Debbie Moores Shabby Chic CD's.
Extra shading was done with Vintage Photo distress inks and the trimmings came from my stash.

I will also be entering these challenges
Crafty Anns Challenge No 68 Memories are made of This.
The Sisterhood  of Crafters -Going in circles

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

I love you Mum


We have another 'Anything Goes' challenge this time at Try it on Tuesdays.
We did enjoy visiting you and seeing all your fantastic entries.
I hope you will pop over and see what we have all been making this time .

I decided to make an Easel card, something I don't do very often, but this stamped image from  a Joanna Sheene set is a favourite of mine and I wanted to use it in a different way.
Little did I realise how difficult  it would be to photograph.
Papers I think are Prima, I used Vintage Photo distress inks to shade and age them a little.
The layer behind the image is also brown.
The image is coloured using  various shades of brown watercolours.
Other additions came from my stash and flower box.

I would like also to enter this at-
Simon Says Stamp and Show  'A bit of Brown'.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, I realy appreciate your comments.


Sunday, 17 June 2012

Nature




This week at Fashionable Stamping Challenges  our Theme is 'Nature'.
This could be, flowers, animals, a scene, just let your imagination fly.
Please pop over for all the details and see what my team mates have been making.
Remember we like to see stamping on your project.

For this card I used stamps   by Indigo Blu.
The Poppy was embossed in black, then fussy cut  before positioning.
All the colouring is Distress Markers, I found them so easy to use and  to blend the shades.
Ribbon, lace and gems came from my stash.

I would also like to enter this card into the Craft Your Days Away  Bingo challenge. I chose the diagonal line Flower,Ribbon/Lace, Gems.


Thank you for stopping by, I realy appreciate your comments.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Millie


Our new Challenge theme for this week over at Sugar Creek Hollow, is
'More is Better'. So, you can add as much as you like to your work  embellishing, papers etc. .
Remember we like your entries to be in a Shabby Chic, Vintage or Primitive style.
Please pop over and see what we have all been making.
I hope you will join us this week.




My card began with choosing an  image from the Paintbox Poppets CD by Crafter's Companion.
She is a little sweetie, Christine Haworth is such a talented artist.
I used a pretty pink paper for the base layer. Next a couple of embossed papers.
All the colouring  is Victorian Velvet Distress  ink.
Other additions are Memory Box die cuts , gems, ribbon, lace, flowers and some pins.
At this stage I stopped adding, although there are still a few things that I could add sitting on my bench, but I resisted the temptation.

Challenges I would like to enter are
Diva's By Design Challenge 39 Summer theme.
The Shabby Tearoom Week 18 Shabby Beautiful [ inspiration from the Photo].

Thank you for stopping by, I realy appreciate your comments.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Pocket Watch

Linda at StudioL3 has guided us to Page 35 of Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2. This weeks  challenge is, Technique 9.- Pocket Watch


As always we cannot sat what we did.
But the embellishments came from my stash and the Papers are Graphics 45.  The Pocket Watch is from the idea-ology range by Tim Holtz.
I took the photo on the left before adding the glass.

Simon Says Stamp is this weeks generous sponsor.








I would like to say hello to my new followers and thank you for joining me on my crafty journey.

Thank you for stopping by, I realy appreciate all your comments.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Bookmark.



  Challenge No 70  this week  over at Crafty Cardmakers is hosted by Carole.
She would like us to make anything that is NOT a card, tag or an ATC.
Please pop over and see  the fabulous examples my team mates have made for this theme.
We are again sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads, offering a   $10 store voucher for this challenge's  winner.





As I love reading, I decided to make a Bookmark, they also make a  super small gift as well.
The base is stamped  with a variety of stamps. I then added some strips of print from an old French book.
The other additions all came from my stash, shading was Antique linen and Vintage Photo distress ink.
The bird on the ribbon is weighted so it will hang over the front of the book when keeping the place.

I would like to enter these challenges-
Moving Along with the Times - Anything but a card.
Papertake Weekly  -Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, I realy appreciate your comments.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Make your own background papers.

Can you guess from this posts title what our new theme this week  is, over at Sugar Creek Hollow .
 As usual we want to see you using a Shabby Chic, Vintage or Primative style, but we would like you to make your  'Own Backing Papers'.
Please pop over and see what we have been making and get all the details.
Also please welcome our Guest designer Kimberley and visit her here



My backgrounds were made with my favourite well used Script and Rose stamps.
The  base card was  stamped with the Script using Tumbled Glass Distress ink, this colour was also used for shading  the card.
The next layers, I  heat embossed the  roses using a pale lemon embossing powder by Woodware. The script is very feint in the backgrounds.
The main image  is a piece  I made  a few weeks back at the  craft workshop, with Jill .
The stamp if I remember is by Stampendous , we added Frantaage embossing powders and some guilding. This was coloured with chalks.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, I appreciate your comments.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

What did you do for the Jubliee

Well after a week with no internet, I am still in caravanland but back to a more civilised location. We have spent the previous week with our two sons and hundreds of folk who love ''off road Landrovers''. to my family these are , 'big boys toys'. Needless to say our weather has been very unpleasant. Even had to give the new Wellies and outing.
But the menfolk and some of the ladies are hardy types. A bit of  rain and  fields of mud can only add to the skill and enjoyment of these events.
These are the my lads two toys, much loved and pampered, both not road legal so are transported on a light truck and trailer. They are now on there way home mud and all.
So a little different post to crafting , thank you for taking time to read it.






Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Jubilee


Gosh where are the months going to this year,  June already and we are celebrating the Queen's Jubilee.
This is my  next Fat page swap.
Once again I got most of the elements from  my Debbie Moore Shabby Chic London CD.


I used material to cover the other side, I was so pleased  to find a small piece in a bargain bin, it took seconds to jump in my basket. Only wish I had bought more of the Guardsmen ribbon.

Sorry I haven't been able to visit you all  lately, once again we are away in Caravanland and most of my recent posts are scheduled. I will be catching up soon.
Thank you for stopping by to take a look, I appreciate your comments.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Magical for FSC



This time at Fashionable Stamping Challenges  we are asking you to be 'Mystical and very Magical'.
Please pop over for all the details and see what we have been making. I hope you will be joining us this time but remember we do like to see your stamping.


I found a leafy background paper in my stash to use as the base, if you look closely you will see a few fairies stamped onto it
The arches were cut using a Sizzix die cut set.
Here I used  Coffee archival ink for the stamps by Lavinia and Indigo Blu.
My main Fairy image is from a Fairyopolis set by Crafters Companion, sshe was coloured with promarkers.
Some cut up pieces from a Memory Box corner die and other trimmings came from my stash.
All the other shading is distress inks antique linen, and tumbled glass.

Thank you for stopping by, I realy appreciate your comments.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Fathers Day at Sugar Creek Hollow



This week at Sugar Creek Hollow  our  new Challenge theme is Father's  Day.
Please pop over for all the details and see what we have all been making, we hope it will inspire you to join us this week.
Remember we like your projects to be in a vintage/Shabby chic or primitive style.
Sadly I don't have my Dad to make cards for, so I have made a general card that could be sent to a fellow, maybe a birthday or just because I care.
I stamped the base layer with Cogs and Wheels by Paper Artsy.
The next couple of layers are Kanban.
Once again the favourite script stamp was used, then the paper cut and torn into the shape I was looking for.
The old Jalopy is from a stamp set  from Chocolate Baaroque.
Twine etc came from my stash.
All the shading is Distress inks, tea dye, vintage photo and walnut stain.

thank you for stopping by to take a look, I realy appreciate your comments.