Monday, 26 September 2016

No Patterned Paper

Hi, welcome to my blog. Today begins a new challenge at
Fliss will be choosing the winners from the entries for
No Patterned Paper
The DT have excelled in producing their creations, please pop 
over to check them out.
My card seemed to slowly evolve from scraps and items amongst 
the mess on my desk from either previous projects or laziness.  
There was an embossing folder which hadn't found it's way into 
my E.F. storage system from Crafter's Companion. With this I embossed
the black card. I rubbed over with Gold Wax Patina, also on my desk. 
The piece on the side is a leftover from another project. The colours have
been built up with various ink sprays. 
The flowers are stamped with Leonie Pujol - Everlasting Love stamps.
I had intended to use these to decoupage but changed my mind.
The sentiment - Crafter's Companion. again , left from another project.
The card finished, some of the items have now been put away.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Anything BUT a Card

Hello and welcome to my blog, today sees the start of a two week challenge at
My Time To Craft (MTTC)  The challenge is 
Please take a look at the amazing projects created by the DT.
I have been playing with my Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Paper pad.
I first painted my little wooden chest of drawers with an orange
Acrylic paint. I then covered the drawers, both sides and back with
papers from my Rare Oddities paper pad. 
Here is the back.

Watch The Birdie

Hi, welcome to my blog. Today is the start of a two week challenge at 
Fantasy Stampers.   The challenge is 
Watch the Birdie
Please check out the blog for the amazing creations from the Design Team.
Getting ahead I have made another Christmas card.
A scalloped circular card from Kanban,
A circle for the stamped image via a Spellbinders die.
The robin is from Tall Tails from Katy Sue Designs.
I love these stamps there are four main ones, the robin, an owl, 
a reindeer and a mouse. Lots of little extra stamps.
I used Distress inks to colour the backgound and Promarkers for the robin.
I decoupaged the robin's body and scarf for extra dimension. 
Quickie glue pen and Glamour Dust glitter to crete the icy snow. 

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Wheels (2)

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today I am entering two cards into the new 
challenge of Wheels at CD Sunday Challenges.
This being my second card from the  CD 
The Best of La Pashe 2012.
I have added some stamped cog like wheels with a stamp I bought 
at Hobbycraft some time ago, I keep it with my steampunk stamps, not sure 
of the make etc. I added varied black gems to the centre of the wheels. 
The main image is decoupaged  in several areas. 

Wheels (1)

Hi, thanks for your visit. Today I am entering two cards into the 
new challenge at CD Sunday Challenges . For the next two weeks
the challenge is 
I have used my old faithful CD from La Pashe, The Best of 2012.
My first entry is of the army tank.
Parts of the tank are decoupaged, I cut the front sheet at an angle to
allow the inside sheet to be parat of the design. 
Thanks for another super challenge ladies. 

Tuesday, 20 September 2016


Hi everyone, thanks for your visit. The challenge which 
starts today at Cardz 4 Guyz was chosen by Jane and it is
Any type of car will do, a classic, or vintage, sporty, futuristic,
racing or pedal car. As long as it is a car. 
Please pop over to see the wonders from the DT. 
I saw a different shaped card on Pinterest, the measurements were 
from the US, which is smaller than a similar card in the UK, so I have 
made it to measure the standard C6 - 6" x 4" when closed.
Papers used are from LOTV Father Knows Best paper pad.
Greeting label from my stash. 
Stamped embellishments from Papermania.
The car is from Tandastamps (sorry they are no longer trading).
I embossed the car with black EP.  Coloured some engine and tyre areas 
with a grey pencil . I paper pieced the car's body. 
It took longer to make the template than the actual card. (smile)

Friday, 16 September 2016

O is for Oval

Hello again, hope your well and thanks for the visit.
Today is the start of another two week challenge at 
Silvi has chosen for us O is for OVAL 
Please check out the Ovals from the Design Team.
I thought  maybe I should be adding another Christmas card
to my list of to do's.  I used a 5 x 7inch card, added some mirri card
around the edges. I first stamped the greeting with an old stamp in my stash.
I then die cut my oval onto the white card.
It was then dry embossed with a snowflake embossing folder.
I added crystals to the centre of the snowflakes.
The  Inkadinkado Santa stamp is one of my favourites, he was so popular
 a few years ago but is rarely seen nowadays
  Coloured with Promarkers.
Santa was added to the card then the embossed piece added with foam pads. 
Have fun.