Friday, 22 April 2011

Easter Bonnet Challenge

Well the Easter holiday is here at last and what wonderful weather we have in the UK. I hope you all enjoy a wonderful Easter break. Over at Bella Creations the April Oh La La challenge was to decorate this image of a lady in her easter bonnet. I used My Craft Studio package to create the image and used moudable flowers and pearls to decorate.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Grungy Monday Entry

The theme at Grungy Monday this week is texture fade with distress. Here is my entry. I used the patchwork texture fade by Tim Holtz and the Sizzix Birdcage die. I created the rusted effect on the grungepaper key using Vintage Photo Distress Powder.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Textile Fiesta!

On the spare of the moment I decided to visit the Brockenhurst Textile Fiesta. I came home with lots of goodies which I can't wait to start crafting with.

There were some great suppliers there: Ario, Mulberry Silks, Simply Sequins and more. So it was an expensive trip!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Tim Holtz Tags Swap

I have finally finished my four tags for the Lots to Do Forum swap. Here's what I did :

Top Left - This was made by embossing silver mirri card and then colouring with Alcohol Inks

Top Right - Distress Inks background and Tim Holtz Stamps

Bottom left - Embossed card, distress inks and grunge shapes which I painted with acrylic and crackle paint

Bottom Right - Embossed tag, and Birdcage Die.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Birds of a Feather

I made these three ATCs for the Stampman Challenge Swap which this month is Birds and also will be entering them into this week's Saturday challenge which is Our Feathered Friends.

The first one is stamped and then watercoloured with AquaMarkers, the second is a Crafty Individuals Stamp and the last one if of course Mr Holtz's stamp and distress inks.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


I can't believe where the time is going, Easter seemed such a long way off but now its just round the corner! On my desk today are a lot of Crafty Individuals products! I have been making ATCs for the Stampman Challenge and enjoyed playing with some old favourite stamps. Jean at Crafty Individuals sent me some gorgeous freebie stamps with my order which I can't wait to try. Thank you so much Jean!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Crafty Individuals - Squares Challenge

Crafty Individuals are currently holding their first blog challenge, which is squares. For my entry I distressed some Crafty Individuals backing paper by painting it with a thin coat of white acrylic paint to fade it. I then stamped and cut out the vintage ladies images (CI-065) and coloured them with pastel Promarkers. I embossed the edges of the squares with silver embossing powder. Finally I added a small silver heart on a ribbon to decorate.

Other challenges I am entering:

Friday, 8 April 2011

Bookmark Swap

This is a simple bookmark I made for the UK Stampers Swap. I covered mountboard with versamark inks and then overstamped the foliage in clear embossing ink and embossed with white powder. I added some glitter glue to highlight.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Stampman Blog Candy and a Great Day Out

Morning all, and what a lovely spring morning it is here on the South Coast. I hope all you Mummys had a fantastic Mother's Day - I know I did!! First up today is to tell you about The Stampman Blog Candy.There are newly released products included, plus a few of the items are from way back, some of Tim's first design products! So go along and join in. Closing date is 26th April 9pm GMT Secondly, nothing to do with craft but wanted to share a photo from our lovely weekend. We went to watch some live lambing at Gaston Farm in Slindon. What an amazing time we had!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Mother's Day Card and 50 followers!!

I was amazed to today to see I have 50 followers! So thank you to each and every one of you for showing and interest in my work. I hope to have a blog candy giveaway soon to celebrate!

In the meantime, of course it is Mother's Day tomorrow so there are plenty of challenges around on this theme and I have been busy making cards. This one I made for my Mum to give to my Nan, who is 90! I used My Craft Studio to create the image and sentiment and added Klever Konstruction Flowers. These are fantastic when you heat them up you get a beautiful pliable glossy flower!

Challenges I am entering :

Delicious Doodles - Something for Mum

Paper Play - For Mum

Papercrafting Journey - For the Ladies in your life

Just for Fun - Anything Goes

Friday, 1 April 2011

Grungy Monday Entry

The first challenge at Grungy Monday is to used Tim Holtz's Tag 2008 12 Tags of Christmas, Tag 10, as inspiration. This was a tricky one for me as I like to freestyle rather than follow step by step instructions so I hope I on the right track with this tag.

I didn't have all the Tim Holtz elements so had to improvise! I used the TH flourish mask and various distress inks to create the background. I used a fairy stamp and a TH crown stamp embossed and coloured with Perfect Pearls. I used a pressed stud as did Tim for the flower fixing. The FLY letters were taken from one the Seasonal Stack.

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!