Monday, 28 February 2011

Postcard Tag

I made this tag for the challenge at Kard Krazy which is a tag with a postcard theme. I used the new Creative Expressions french set postcard for the base and then over stamped with a Crafty Individual image of the the girl and a postcard text stamp. I added the flowers and glazed them with Glossy Accents Crackle Glaze. As a final touch I added the flower and lace.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Michelle Perkett DT Call Entry

This is my entry for Michelle's DT call. I used one of her fairy digi stamps, coloured with Promarkers and embellished with gems and glitter. I embossed the base card and added a handmade floral decoration. Fingers crossed!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Inspired By Nature

I can't believe I've achieved so many postings this week! Here is my entry for the Allsorts Challenge - Inspired By Nature. I used Crafty Individuals tree stamps and Distress Inks and thats about it! The sun was done by masking and applying ink over the top.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Hearts for the Stampman Challenge

The theme at the Stampman Challenge this week is Hearts. This is my entry. I used a Crafty Individuals stamp as the main image. I created the backgrounds from an embossed piece coloured with distress inks and I hand embossed a piece of metal and a metal heart. I made the embellishment from a button and lace.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Magical Fairy Garden

This is the first digital scrapbook layout I have ever entered for a challenge. I had the Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 for Christmas and have finally found a bit of time to play with it. I used one of the DaisyTrail kits for this as well as one from the Digital Scrapbook Place.

Challenges I am entering :

4 x 4 Friday - tiny fairy

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Steampunk ATCs

The last couple of weeks have been a bit of a nightmare with both my son and I a bit under the weather so I've got a bit behind on the blogging and crafting - so apologies to all my followers!

So today is a day of catch up, firstly here are my three ATCs for the Stampman Swap, which this month is Steampunk. Its something I hadn't tried before, so I raided my Dad's old meccano box for cogs and metal.

One is stamped with a Crafty Individuals stamp, Craft Stamper clock image and cogs added. The second one I used the petroleum jelly technique on. I stamped the image first, rubbed on the jelly and then painted over with gold acrylic paint. I then rubbed of the jelly to reveal the under layer. By the third ATC I was struggling a bit for ideas but I think its ok.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Feeling the Love!

I want to say a big thank you to Karen at Stamprr for giving me a Love Blog award. I am honoured.

The idea of the award is to bring unknown good blogs to the attention of the crafters world. So we ask you not to blog those who have more than 3000 followers.

If you have been tagged and want to participate, create a post where you display the logo.

Blog the person's link that gave you the award and then choose 3 - 5 blogs which you also link to in the post. Then inform each blogger they have been tagged. Spread the love!

My awards go to :

Netty's Craftings

Zoe at This Little Place


Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Altered Matchbox for Craft Stamper Challenge

This is my first ever altered matchbox I've made for February's Craft Stamper magazine challenge.

I painted the box with gold paint, stamped the torn paper with Crafty Individuals text stamp. The embellishments were stamped and made from shrink plastic. The tags were stamped with various images and a mica tag included. I used alcohol tags on a mica sheet and cut out.

Monday, 7 February 2011

And the Winner Is..........

So its time to announce the winner of my blog candy- randomly drawn with eyes closed and a pin is................Hilda from Crafty Creations! Well done Hilda and thank you to everyone who entered.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Hearts in a Row

I have really enjoyed making this piece. I have used different techniques on the hearts including - clay moulding, foil transfer, stamping, triple embossing. All the tags were stamped first with a Crafty Individuals text stamp. I added gold thread, buttons and vellum to finish.

Challenges I am entering :

Artistic Stamper - Love is in the Air
Allsorts - Love Love Love
Lets Ink It Up - Romance / Valentine's Day
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - All about Love

Saturday, 5 February 2011

What's been happening this week?

Just one more day to go before I draw the blog candy,don't forget to enter if you haven't already. I've been really busy this week altering a matchbox and making romantic cards for challenges. I hope to have pictures of these very soon.
Over at Jen's Inspirations she is also giving away some great Candy to celebrate her 50th birthday, and her blog has some great fabric inspirations.

I bought .........the fantastic book Teach Yourself Visually Collage and Altered Arts by Roni Johnson which is an amazing book. She is also running a charm swap at the moment.

I found......a great website for vintage images at FromThe

Anyway I'm off to finish a corsage as instructed in Crafts Beautiful this month.

Good luck with the Candy draw!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Going Au Naturelle!

I posted a few weeks ago about a lovely shop in our town which has just opened - The French Knot Studio, the store to complement Simply Sequins. Its a great website too, which has some really useful links for fabric craft. I was lucky enough to have some of my textile cards accepted for sale and thought you might like to see my new fabric cards.

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!