Sunday, 8 November 2009

Tic Toc Tag

This is for the Tanda Teaser and Lots to Do Challenge .

Metal - Spellbinders
TSS - Embossing template, tools
Glimmer Mists
Big Kick and Tag die
Crop-o-dile and eyelet
Terra paste
Tanda stamp - clock


Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Tag Challenge

Louise has a fabby Tag Challenge this week.

Having visited the Ringwood craft show with my dear mate Zoe I did not need much enticing to join in!!

Big Kick, Tag Die and Chipboard
Nick Bantock Ink Pads -Damson Plum and VAN Dyke Brown
Cut n dry foam
Glimmer mists - Irridescent Gold
Autmn Leaves - stamps


Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Cupcakes galore!!

My friends Daughter was celebrating her 21st Birthday yesterday and as our children are the same age we spent many happy days out with them when they were younger....

We were lucky enough to be invited and attend her great pudding party yesterday - it was fun :)
Since cupcakes were high on her favorite list a cupcake card seemed ideal....

Cupcake digital download from ChrisThank You :)
Martha Stewart Punch
RIbbon from Crafty Ribbons
Nesties and Cuttlebug embossing folder
Cardstock, sentiment,bow and key from stash


Monday, 26 October 2009

Pollycraft Challenge

Great sketch this week and DT work on Pollycraft Challenge

Pollycraft Rubber stamp- Mo having a Ball
Twinkling H2O's
Glitter strips
Do crafts snwflake punches
Cardstock, sentiment and ribbon from stash


Friday, 23 October 2009

Lots To Do - Challenge 42 -card and Theme Thursday - Faces

This is a card for a close family friend who is a talented drummer celebrating his 18th Birthday this week!!

It was digitally created so no ingredients other than photos and card stock :)


Friday, 16 October 2009

Long time no posts ......

Evening all, sorry not to have posted in ages the horrid cold/cough/ high temperature and dizzy head bug has smitten the household. We're all in various stages of infection / recovery :(

Have managed to craft today this is an ATC which fits several challenges ...
Theme Thursday WINTER

Papertake The darker Side - my ATC has halloween colours and who knows who the bird is calling.........


Inks- Memento Tuxedo and Versafine Onyx
Stamps- Autumn Leaf
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons sneak peek new glittered range
Clear gloss EP
Card from stash


Saturday, 26 September 2009

ATC Holder

Yesterdays peek was the front cover of an ATC holder

I wanted to try something new and found this holder.

I decided to have a go at one and this is what I came up with for Ali at Crafty Ribbons as she has received some gorgeous Christmas ATC'S!

The tag punch allowed me to see a larger area of the ATC than if I just used an envelope with the closing flap removed, you could try nesties, sisix dies ...
I stitched the enveloped to the front cover - you can add more pages easiily by cutting the beading thread and re-stitching you could use thin ribbon, embroidery thread.....

I've made anoother for Caz - when she's got it I'll reveal it to you :')

3X white envelopes
3" tag punch
Colourbox inks
Sissix stamps
Ribbons - Crafty Ribbons
Pokey tool
Clear beading thread
Hammered cardstock from stash


Thursday, 24 September 2009

Sneek peek

Busy making family cards so haven't had much my messy play time, I have been fiddling and making 2 of these

Hopefully Ali has hers so I will sneek peek the front of her ??? - hope she liked it!!

Snowman ribbon Crafty Ribbons
Inks - Colour box
Card from stash
Stamps Autumn Leaves Flourishes


Sunday, 20 September 2009

Lots To Do - Challenge 38 Tag and Tanda Teaser

To join this weeks challenge at Lots to Do here
To join Tanda teaser click here
I haven't made a tag in ages so really enjoyed this and it gave me a chance to use my new stamps :)

Paerartsy Nut and Meg stamps
Sissix Big Shot and tag die
Crackle Paint
Distress inks
EP, cardstock, from stash


Saturday, 19 September 2009

Paperartsy 12 Days of Christmas - DAY 10 Win !!

I was lucky enough to win the Day 10 Blog win Nut and Meg plates 1,2 and 3 and a pack of delicious Rum and Raisin paper WOOHOO

THANK YOU SO MUCH LEANDRA they are all yummy!!

If you need inspiration the Paperartsy blog is well worth checking out FAB DT work

The papers and plates are yummy off to play for the LTD challenge now :)


Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Lots To Do - Challenge 37 Watercolour

This week LTD challenge is watercolour, I made this side step card for the Imag-e-nation forum challenge so it's not been blogged until now :) A huge thanks to Karen who did the measuring :)

Derwent watercolour pencils
Twinkling H2O's
Cuttlebug folder
Sarah Kay stamp
Flowers ribbon, greeting,brad.card stock from stash


Friday, 11 September 2009

Free Friday


September 11, 2009 11:02 by Crafty Ribbons
Friday FREEBIE!!!

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Click here for link

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Pollycraft Challenge

This fortnights Polly craft Challenge is Furry Friends
Great DT work and prize - check it out!

Ribbons - Crafty Ribbons
Milo and Friends Decoupage
Cardsock from stash


Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Lucky Me!! Postie came.....

With a gorgeous book from Caz who had decided SHOCK HORROR to use some of her strokeable papers!

They are gorgeous never received or made one and feel inspired - once I have caught up with all the family makes to have a go so MANY THANX CAZ you've inspired me and made my day :)

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Tanda Teaser - 113 Floral Fantasy

A nice easy challenge over at Tanda Teaser this week Floral Fantasy

Tanda Summer Stamps Set 1
Ranger Big and Juicy - Spice
Big Kick and Nestability Labels
Card stock and ribbons from stash


Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Crafty Christmas Selection Box

Woohoo these GORGEOUS CHRITMAS RIBBONS have now gone live and they are sooo scrummy , click here for direct link Bargain price too!!

I was thrilled to be lucky enough to receive challenge #8 Ribbon Challenge Ribbons - details are on the crafty ribbon blog.
so I can now show my decorated box sleeve!! This was such fun ..... square ribbon boxes ( a quality cardboard gloss effect box to decorate and store own ribbons in) at just £1 are here

This weeks challenge at Lots To Do is papercraze.....
Whilst Penny's Challenge is swirls
My fav ribbon was the gingerbread man hence my sleeve design which I hope the Crafty Ribbon team approve of :)
As the ribbons have a red and green theme I decorated 1 gingerbread man with green ribbon and the other with red and my fav bit on them each are the eyes :)

I thoroughly enjoyed making an inky mess too :)

Box Sleeve and ribbons Crafty Ribbons
Sissix Ginger Bread man, Big Kick machine
Paper - Papermill
Autumn Leaves Rhonna's christmas Stamps
Ranger Big and Juicy Spice ink pad

TFL and the only problem is I NEED soo many of these to!

Friday, 21 August 2009

Back but wishing we were still there!!

We had a brill time and all chilled and enjoyed ourselves in sunny Cyprus

I hope to get back into crafting next week....

TFL :)

Friday, 31 July 2009

Bye for a while

It's that time of year when I search for the sun and family fun :)

TC all!

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Alphabet Challenge - R and Theme Thursday

I know this is a bit of a cheek but I have so little time at the moment so my ATC for the alphabet challenge R is for ribbons and as the Theme Thursay is an ATC this week I combined the 2 :)

I used the Next Level Challenge tutorial to create the ribbon frame

Stamp = Anitas Daisy
Copic pen
Ribbons - Crafty Ribbons
Base card and faux gem stash

Friday, 24 July 2009

Tanda Teaser - 108 Easy Elegance

This is a simple basic card but hope it fits the brief!!

Backing paper Artylicious Peacock CD rom
Stamp- greeting HOTP
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons Gold edged Pack
Flower - Dies to die for
Base card and brad from stash

TFL :)

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Then there were dragons

This weeks Tanda Teaser is a dragon theme . I enjoyed making an inky mess.

Glossy inked cards are difficult so I took this one with flash to compare :)
With flash and greeting.

Dragon rubber stamp - Tanda stamps .
Big and Juicy Inkpad and brayer.
Peel off
Glossy card, mirricard from stash.


Crafty Ribbons meets Popcorn Bear

The new daisy ribbons will soon be available from Crafty ribbons they are sheer with embossed almost painted daisies - very delicate and have a scalloped border - YUMMY they were ideal to use with Popcorn bear for the new crafter's companion weekly challenge.
Card front


Popcorn Bear CD from crafters companion
Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
Rubber stamp greeting - Daisy and Dandellion PMI
Mirricard, Brad, Flower and base card from stash

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Created By Hand - Challenge Summer

Great challenge over at Created By Hand .
This is an altered box I created for Crafty Ribbons Challenge 6.
I first painted the box with white acrylic paint with a dash of Pearlescent pearls powder added X2. Sprayed with Crafty Notions Lustre Aubergine colour spray and brushed several times. Buyetflies cut from ribbon and with Faux gems box decorated.
Another view

Cardboard box
Acrylic paint with dash of Perfect Pearl Powder
Crafty Notion color spray
Ribbon from SummerFizz colllection at Craft Ribbons
Faux Gems - stash


Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Summer Fizz joins Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge - Summer

I couldn't resist joining this weeks challenge at Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge - I made it for Ali at CRAFTY RIBBONS so unfortunately it may not be a surprise now :(

Ribbon base/ flower in hair Crafty Ribbon Summer Fizz
Rubber Stamps -Anya from the Greeting Farm, Glass from Summertime by Hero Arts
Sakura, copics and Stickles
Base card and brad from stash


Friday, 5 June 2009

Crafty Ribbons Summer Fizz

Crafty Ribbons have a new range due for release any day and here's a sneek peek....

The sketch at Friday Sketchers is great and gave me an excuse (as if I needed one) to use some of the new Summer Fizz ribbons and Anya :). click photo for cleare image of those scrummy ribbons.

All ribbons from Crafty Ribbons Summer Fizz colection
Anya Summer stamp(Rain, Sun, Snow) - The Greeting Farm
Stickles, Saua pens, Copic pens, Pepers download from Funky Fairy.
Card, embossed sparkly card, greeting and Mirriboard from stash


Saturday, 30 May 2009

Dotties World - Buttons

A little late as hectic week and awful cold :(

I hope you have all enjoyed the party games to celbrate Dotties world's 1st Birthday - thanx all I've enjoyed them all appropriately my card is a quick thank you card!

Holly and Maddison download
Derwent water pencils
Funky fairy cherish download backing paper
HOTP Thank you stamp and colorbox fluidchalk red ink pad
Ribbon and button embellishment made by me :)
Base andmirricard from stash


Tuesday, 26 May 2009

A new challenge Stampin for the weekend

Stampin For The Weekend is a new challenge site starting 5th June and to celebrate just click the link to see the yummy candy on offer !!

Not had crafting time as family on hols.Still lots getting done and great to have them home :)

Hope to get some crafting in soon!!Although .......

On the major oops front DS3 has managed to break his speech machine so he's more than a LITTLE FRUSTRATED, have to wait til monday to see how and when repair work can be done.He's not a happy bunny, but I know school has a spare so hoping they will loan it and also have a backup coz we don't have the backup gadget they do :(

Trust everyone had a great Bank holiday we got stacks done in the garden and are doing the snaggy repairs today :)


Tuesday, 19 May 2009

New Challenge site comming 1st June

The Next Level challenge begins 1ST June and to launch has some yummy candy - click the link to chaeck it out!!

Today's been windy but mainly dry - don't you hate it when the weather forecast was for heavy showers and the laundry basket is threatening to explode :)

Hope it stays dry for tomoz as I've a crafty shopping day planned :) with a crafty friend!


Sunday, 17 May 2009

Cherry Kisses and Friday Sketchers

This image sooo reminds me of my DD whose passion is to shop!! So I had to print and colour her quickly!!

This is for 2 challenges Pollycraft (where the digital download can be purchased along with delectable others!); and the fabby sketch at Friday Sketchers .

Digital download - Cherry Kisses from Pollycraft
Copic pens
Papers Digital downloads from Pollycraft, Funky Fairy and stash
Sissix Big Kick and die
Flower Punches and embossing tool
Basecard, spacer beads, ribbon from stash

TFL, enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

Something Completely Different - Challenge 1 Twinnchie Wings

Great new challenge site here

Enjoyed the challenge!! Great DT work too!! Sorry the inks are glitzy and sooo difficult to shoot - also noticed DS3 has smudged the image :)

Looking foward to next weeks challenge!!

INKS - Ranger Big and Juicy, colourbox metallics and versamark
STAMPS - Inkadinkado
Sakura pen
Black peel off letters


Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Tanda Teaser - 97 Cracking Up

Just in time ... this week I merged last weeks challenge (yellow and Blue )with this weeks cracking up challenge as last week time escaped me :)

Tanda Stamps - Advert plate
Tim Holtz - Crackle varnish
Veramark ink, Colorbox ink, Copic Markers and Glimmer Chalks
Bearly Mine paper
Card stock, greeting , adhesive lace, mirricard and ribbon from stash


Sunday Sketch and Stamp - blog hop win


I was lucky enough to be one of the Sunday Sketch and Stamp Blog Hop winners........


Unfortunately I have no name to post a personal THANK YOU,I hope whover sent me the goodies reads this message ....THANX


Friday, 8 May 2009

Friday Sketchers - Sketch 51

Great sketch,DT work and prize at Friday Sketchers.

Stamp - Gorjuss Girls from Funky Kits and greeting by Autumn Leaves
Papers download from Bearly Mine
and stash
Copic Markers
Mirricard, ribbon, flowers, and brad from stash


Monday, 4 May 2009

New Challenge site comming 15th May

Dawn of Crafty Rambling fame has announced her DT post on a new weekly challenge site HERE .

Sounds interesting!
Good Luck

Alphabet Challenge - F

This is the first challenge I have entered for the Alphabet Challenge
I managed 2 F's - Flowers and Friends quote!

Friends ATC

This is an ATC for a monthly swap by Chriss The Artist Trading Club - details if you to wish to join are top left side bar of Chriss's blog.


Sunday, 3 May 2009

Zentangle - links for inspiration


Several peeps were interested in more info for the Zentangle, so here I the 2 you tube short videos which inspired me to have a go!!

Milliande Zendalas How to Draw a Manadala Zentangle style

Milliande Art Journal

I enjoyed this and may well have another play soon - I stamped mu image first then doodled!

Hope everyone's having a great Bank Holiday

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Week 1

New challenge blog with great DT work and FABULOUS ribbon prize can be found HERE

Magnolia Tilda stamp
Copic Pens
All ribbon from Craty Ribbons
Crafter Companions Summer Stories CD
Mirri card, Card stock flower and brad from stash


Monday, 27 April 2009

Tanda Teaser - Going around in Circles and Zentangle!

This weeks challenge at Tanda is going around in circles!. I had seen some articles re Zentanles and thought that looked fun to try so combined new technique for me with a challenge!

Card Front showing zentangle background


Card front

Native American Indian stamp available here
Sakura copper coloured pen
Big Kick and corner dies
White peel off recovered
Greeting PC generated
Cardstock - Papermill


Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Dotties World - Christmas

A quick easy card for this weeks challenge for the Dotties World challenge this week .
I love this Holly and Madison download pack and have used a pre- coloured image this week - so handy when time is short!

Holy and Madison download available from Charmed Crafts
Sentiment and Santa hat PC generated
Card and pearlescent paper from stash


Saturday, 18 April 2009

OCC - Recycle

Card Back

Card Front

I had a few mins. yesterday so visited Moo Vision created by The Crafty cow . I had to have a go at the diorama card! All techniques and insructions are at the link!

The OCC challenge this weekis recycling , I cut buttons from an old school shirt and stiched them to the centre of my flowers!

3 X recycled buttons
Metallic thread
Stamps all Anitas
Big and Juicy ink pad (primary colours)
Clear ink pad
Glossy card stock and card from stash