Friday, 7 October 2011

R#40 over at Crafts 4 eternity

Hi all,
It's time for another fab challenge over at crafts 4 eternity this week we want you to make your project based on the below sketch. Pop over to the blog to check out the wonderful creations from my teamies on the crafts for eternity DT, and maybe get a little inspiration! 

I love having a sketch to follow, it takes a lot of the planning out of making a card I think, and leaves me plenty of time to have fun colouring my image and decided what embellishments I want to use!
At the moment I'm having lots of fun making my own embellishments using... yep you've guessed it Tim Holtz tissue tape! I love making this flowers/ rosettes with it!

The cute little image is from Pollycrafts digi images and she is called Trix, I coloured her using a mixture of copics and flexmarkers.
Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Recipe #39 Anything goes

Hi all,

Well can you believe it another week as gone by and we are at the end of September already! But it does also mean that it's time for another challenge over at crafts4eternity.

This week the challenge is anything goes, so go crazy make whatever takes your fancy! Us lucky girls who are members of the C4E DT were given some images to play with from this weeks sponsor Sassy studio designs.
 I think we may have all chosen the same one so your gonna see a lot of this bathing beauty if you pop over and have a look at what my other teamies have come up with. Its quite amazing how many different and beautiful creations you can get from just one image!

I created these cute little rosettes/ flowers with Tim Holtz tissue tape, there is a tutorial on his blog, it is mega easy and very effective!

I look forward to having a look at all your fab creations this week.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Friday, 23 September 2011

R#38 Autumn

Hi all,
Another week has gone by so it's time for another challenge at C4E. This week we are asking to see you creations inspired by autumn (in the UK it is really feeling like autumn now).
My little card has this cute little image from cuddly buddly isn't he the sweetest little squirrel!
I coloured him with my copics, and used some leaves that I cut out using my cricut.

Please pop over to the blog and see what fabulous things the my teamies have done. I can't wait to see what you all come up with.


Friday, 16 September 2011

R#37 Embellishment

 Hi all,
This weeks challenge over at crafts4eternity is an embellishment recipe:
1. Birds
2. Leaves
Well when I saw this challenge I knew I had just the stamp to fit! I haven't used it for absolutely ages! It's one of my very few (now I mostly use digi images) wood mounted stamps. I  coloured the image using a mixture of copics and letraset flexmarkers.

I decided that I would try a different style of card for this one and made a gate fold card. I can hardly believe it that in all the years I have been crafting I have never made one of these!
Oh yes and I decorated the inside of the card using my new Tim Holtz stamps (I'm addicted to his products!)
Look forward to seeing what all you guys do with this challenge, do have a look at all the fab work the other DT members have done.


Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Thanks..... Beep Beep

Hi all,
Please see the end of this post for the list of challenges I'm entering this card into.
Well I think I am sort of getting back to 'normal' I have a card in the middle of the week!
I had great fun with this really cute little image from Pollycraft called tin rose!

When I was recovering from my recent operation, I didn't manage to do any crafting for over 3 weeks but that doesn't mean that I didn't do any craft shopping! (on-line and on the shopping channels). So for this card I decided to try and use things from my stash, so all the papers are ones that have been in my stash for ages and I have neglected.
I will have to finish the inside of my cards in a similar way to the front more often, it really does add the finishing touch!

Please leave a comment to let me know what you think, I do love hearing what you think.

Desert island Crafts challenge= at least 3 items from list, 1.Kraft paper 2. Twine 3.Buttons 4.Sentiment
Truly Scrumptious Challenges= Decorate the inside of your card
Paper Sundaes= Finishing touches (decorate the inside of your card)
Crafty boots challenges= Anything goes
Crafting when we can challenges= Do it your own way


Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Cricut expression for sale

Hi all,
I'm clearing some space in my craft space! I have a cricut expression for sale, it is in very good condition. If you are interested please send me an email via the email address in the side bar.
Even if you just have a question please feel free.

Friday, 9 September 2011

I'm back! C4E challenge

Hi all,

It is great to be back in the crafting world! I'm feeling tons better even though I'm still recovering really (tonsilectomy few weeks ago, AWFUL).

So I'm back to DT duties, and this is for a fab challenge that is going on today over at crafts 4 eternity . The inspiration comes from a pretty little bracelet. The challenge is brown and blue, mine turned out more brown and greeny blue. That is mostly cause I took my inspiration from the picture.

When I saw this little digi from lala land crafts called dress up Marci, she just fitted prefectly! She  is so cute and the oversized necklace ties the bracelet into the challenge. I did a little paper piecing with her hat to add texture, also I cut the flower out several times to give it extra petals and again texture.

I look forward to seeing what you guys create with this challenge, do try and pop over to the other DT blogs (details in the sidebar) to see their gorg creations.