Friday, 31 October 2008

One Stop Craft Challenge - Challenge 1

Just in time for this weeks challenge here !!
Great DT work and fabby prize! Sorry pics a bit glarry taken at night!!

Tanda stamp
Brilliance crimson ink, funstamps plum EP
Sakura pens
Deco Art Glamour Dust
Dovecraft papers
Mirri board, card, snowflakes and greeting from stash

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Pollycraft Challenge 2 Stripes

A new challenge is Pollycraft. Great Dt work and prize!I used a free Mortimer download for the main image to create my card - WHICH WAS SO QUICK AND EASY

Free download from here
Background paper Jennifers printables
Card from stash
Flower punches

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Friday Sketchers - Sketch 25

Great Sketch DT work and prize here . Here's my card....

Tanda stamp- winter wonderland, Encore silver ink and stampendeous fine clear embossing powder.
Pearl paper- big shot and cuttlebug dots embossing folder
Handmade paper
Card and snowflakes from stash


Saturday, 25 October 2008


A huge SORRY HUGS to Chris who so kindly gave me the award above - if you haven't seen Chris's blog please drop by here THANK YOU CHRIS


A while back the lovely Debbie gave me an award - THANK YOU Debbie!Check out Debbie's blog here .

I will return later to nominate blogging friends = I seem to have so many who are kind enough to stop by and leave messages which I really appreciate!


Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Awfully Big Art Adventure - Fabric


I'm sure I read this as a fabric and stiching challenge - and I didn't notice the Arch bit ... sorry, since it took a while to make I thought I'd share it with you anyway and you can giggle and note that I will try and take all the info in!!LOL
The material is a piece of bandage so quite textued!This was after, (trial and error)misted the bandage first gave better results than misting with water after applying Adirondack colour wash. Abstract pattern free hand design.

Adirondack stream colour wash
Embroidery threads
Fabric flower, pearl bead, base card, peel off letters and acrylic butterflies from stash.

This Thursday - Challenge 18 Art from the Heart

This week was Art from the Heart - create any thing you love .... well I love trying new techniques - well techniques which are new to me so I tried PAPER MOULDING. I saw this techniqe here - Paul's great blog!!THANK YOU Paul.

My paper Moulded topper!!I chose to decorate the outside as it was textured whilst the inside was smooth I presume it's a personal thing as to which side you choose to decorate!! However the twinkling h20's soaked through so I can use either side!

This maybe a better photo as the sun came out!! Debossed side

To join the challenge click here

Stamp - Inkadoo Decor stamps 4807
Toilet paper - single sheets
Twinkling H2o's


Friday, 17 October 2008

Sarah Kay Weekly Challenge 15 Doodles

I seem to be making lots of ATC's at the moment - this weeks challenge was doodles. I doodled a leafy backdround onto a scrap of texturized pearl paper mounted my Sarah Kay stamped and coloured image added a punched flower here is the result

Mirricard and textured pearl paper from stash
Sarah Kay stamp
Watercolours Flower punches small pearl gem from stash


Wednesday, 15 October 2008

This Thursday - Spooky Season

This thursday challenge 17 was spooky season

I've only just made my ATC in time :) - The spder is glued onto a bead threaded onto beading wire so it can crawl over the ATC!! Web hand drawn.

Silver gel pen
Halloween sheet by Gaby Braun
House Template by Wanda Hentges for the Created by Hand Challengelast week
Card, bead, peel off letters and beading thread from stash


Monday, 13 October 2008


I was lucky enough to win "This Thursday Challenge" and able to choose a sheet of Tanda stamps.... YIPEE ... being the indecisive person I am I was too spoilt for choice and so just had to buy some too.... so a HUGE THANK YOU to both THIS THURSDAY and TANDA STAMPS .

I just needed to play and have been very patiently waiting until today - as I wanted to make a real inky mess!!
I had spotted a new challenge The Awfully Big Art Adventure site and this weeks challenge allowed me to play!

I tried using Tim Holtz adirondack alcohol inks direct to the surface of my tin - but wasn't pleased with the result. So thought I'd try acetate, which was better then came up with the idea of stamping and designing onto paper and then using the acetate as a wrap...

Adronidic ink direct to tin

Acetate wrap

Stamped card

All angles of the completed tin

Tin Can
Card and acetate from stash
Tanda stamps from Native American Indian Set 1
Tim Holtz adirondack alcohol inks Terra Cotta and Denim - acetate with blending solution
Tim Holtz Distress inks Pine Cone, Old Paper and Weathered Wood
Versamark black ink
Crop-o-dile and eyelets


Saturday, 11 October 2008

Friday Sketchers - week 32

This weeks has a great sketch by Beatrix to join the challenge click here

Stamp - Papercraft for you
Dovecraft Fantasy paper
Assorted card from stash
Greeting - QVC

Inch By Inch - Water

I have at last managed to make this weeks inchies - I'm not good at free hand drawing but all I came up with were drips so I've sketch 3 little characters drip, splash and splosh I hope they make you smile!

Blue card from stash
Blue pen
Tim Holtz Gloss


Friday, 10 October 2008

1 Project 3 Challenges Papertake Weekly Challenge, Lots To Do and Rainbow Lady's Weekly Challenge

Papertakes Challenge is to create something with no stamping (click here) as is Lots To Do challenge click here. While Rainbow Lady's Challenge is Your Own Choice click here to join the challenge.

This is my first memory book and it is for my Neice's 21st Birthday - I can't show you the pics as they are of my gorgeous Neice and I can't ask as she then wont have a surprise LOL

As I was running out of time I decided to wrap a matching card strip around a matching tag and slide in the cheque - which I have not seen before and thought maybe of use to someone else and On the lid disguised the brad again not seen before and thought maybe of use to others!!

Memory book in box

Memory book front cover

Inside lid decorated to cover brad back

Tag with band to dress up cheque!!

DB box,papers, acetate and card
Ribbon, gems and metal key from stash

Tuesday, 7 October 2008


The Metal sheet is a hairdressers foil (when dying hair several colours), run through the Big Shot with sissix Texturz plate further metal are the brads in the larger flowers.

Magnolia stamps - leaf border Autumn O8 and Wine bottles Spring 08
Twinkling H2O'S
Flower punches
Big Shot Sissix, Texturz plate one from #2 and flower
Peel off pens, peel off greeting and wasre for flower dot centres
Card from stash


Monday, 6 October 2008

This Thursday - Challenge 16 wave the flag

This ATC took a while to come up with ...... sometimes I find this does anyone else have a real vancancy where inspiration should be??

To Join the challenge click here, as always terrific DT work and fabby prize.... do check it out!!

Gaby Braun collage sheet (girl and flags from waste)check out her blog and sheets here
Colorbox inks
Stamps HOTP Swirls and Chair Papercraft 4 you


Sunday, 5 October 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 17 Sketch #3

Great sketch, DT work and prize to join click here

Penny Black image part of ABC Challenge win - Thanks again Vicky
Water colour pencils
Fiskars star punch, circles waste from sissix flower dies, Nestabilities die for circle main image and cutting out greeting
Cardsock from stash
Greeting HOTP stamp


Sketch Saturday # 17

Great sketch and DT work this week and the chance to win a Whiff Of Joy stamp
Here's my card

To Join the challenge click here

Base card and mirricard from stash
Stamps HOTP greeting and swirls Stampendous Couture Trio Francois Reed
Sakura pens
I Kan Dee Glimmer chalks
Flower Punches


Saturday, 4 October 2008


This week was a sketch I decided to make an ATC

Paper Funky Fairy
ATC card mirricard and ribbon from stash
Woodware Giant oval punch
Twinkling H2o's and water colours
Magnolia stamp
HOTP faux stitch stamp


Cute Card Thursday- Challenge 30

Christmas Animal Images is this weeks theme

Stampendous Fluffles rubber stamp
Inks - Versafine, and color box
Sakura pens
Papers -Funky Fairy free download available HERE


Friday, 3 October 2008

Rinbow Lady's Challenge 33 - Bandana Challenge

This weeks challenge was set by Christine and is a chance to try something new - I'd just made a background sheet as luck would have it so this was a great way of cutting into it!



To join the challenge click here

Tim Holtz Adironcac colour wash sprays and Water
Sakura silver pen
Encore silver and Versafine Onxyx ink pads
Card stock from stash
ATC1 - All Night Media B42OO 88580 stamp
ATC2 as above and Rubber Stampede Moonliit Fairy


Wednesday, 1 October 2008


Well try as I could I decided to stick with card making and decided although we're all into stamping to do iris folding for a change :)

Hope every one is well and busy creating!!