Thursday, 25 August 2011

ATC Challenge - Wings

I have just found time this week to squeeze in an ATC for the ATC Challenge Blog. I stamped the Inkadinkadoo image, coloured with Promarkers and then used different colours of Stickles on the wings and highlighted areas with a silver gel pen.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Summer Sunset

I made this card using Creative Expressions Lost Garden set of stamps. First I created the background with Distress Inks and Cut n dry foam, then stamped the images and highlighted areas with Promarkers and a white gel pen. The poem extract is from The Coming of Night by Emily Dickinson.

Challenges I am entering :
The Stamp Man - Summer Colours
Saturday Challenge - Create A Scene
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Vintage Christmas

Sorry - another christmas card I'm afraid! This time its a vintage card. I used a Father Christmas image from Crafters Companion Vintage CD which I decoupaged. The background paper I highlighted areas with a glue pen and glitter. The embellishments are by My Craft Studio Klever Konstruction which you heat to mould into shape. Lastly I added a piece of bakers twine.

Challenges I'm entering
Sugar Creek Hollow - Vintage Christmas
Ooh La La Creations - Oh Christmas

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

I'm on the DT!

Well what a week I have had, one of the most exciting pieces of news was being selected for the Alphabet Challenge Design Team - my very first! The theme this week is O for Only Three Embellishments, so this is my card. I used a digi stamp from The Paper Shelter store and the three embellishments I used are bakers twine, a butterfly and a button. I can't wait to see everyone's take on this theme and I will be visiting your blogs to comment. So do join in!

Christmas Lights

I LOVE Christmas and can never wait to get into Christmas crafting! At Winter Wonderland this week, they wanted you to make a card featuring Christmas lights. I used a My Craft Studio Winter Whimsies digi stamp and coloured it with Promarkers, added glitz to the lights with Stickles and added buttons too. Along the side I twisted a piece of wire and again added a greeting from the My Craft Studio CD.

Other challenges I am entering :
Saturday Challenge - Christmas is coming
Jingle Belles - Bling on the Holidays
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas Cheer / Any Christmas card

Saturday, 13 August 2011

A Tag with Trees

This weeks's theme at Try It On Tuesday is a tag with trees. I created mine by stamping the image and embossing with white embossing powder. Then I used Cut n Dry foam to rub Distress Ink over the top. The stamps are by Crafty Individuals. I stamped the sentiment onto old music paper and cut out. Finally I punched a hole in a scrap of paper and added more Distress Ink through it to created the sun.

Other challenges I am entering:
Allsorts - Anything but a Card

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

WOYWW and other things!

Its a while since I have entered WOYWW, not a lot as changed still a "creative" mess and lots of Tim Holtz techniques going on!

I also have a couple of mentions today - firstly to my two new followers Twisted Witch and Miranda from Mir'acle art Inspirations. Pop along and see what they are creating!

Secondly I wanted to mention Raeven Nest who from next Monday is starting an Art Journal group on her blog. Looks like it will be fun.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Travels in Italy

Italy is one of my most favourite places in the world - the views, the language, the people and the food! I used a Crafty Individuals stamp set and paper to create this card. I cut the stamped images into individual squares once I had tinted them with Distress Ink. I then edged each piece with gold UTEE.

Challenges I am entering :
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Sir Stampalot - Whatever you Fancy

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Tag with a Face

There are two challenges this week asking for tags - Tag Tuesday with the theme of using a face and Simon Says Stamp - A Tag. I created the background for this tag using watercolour card and Glimmer Mists. I then stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with silver embossing powder. This powder is from Papermania and I love it as it gives such a metallic shine. The face I created with air drying clay and a mould from Crafty Notions. When it had dried I painted it with Stamps Away Mica Paint.

Friday, 5 August 2011

In a Garden of Friends

With the summer holidays in full swing, I am snatching precious moments for crafting! I used my new stamps from The Paper Company to make this card. I stamped the image and then coloured the flowers with Promarkers. Then I highlighted the flower heads with Glossy Accents. I tore out the image and distressed the edges before mounting it onto card with the sentiment.

Challenges I am entering with this :
Allsorts - Anything
Make It Monday - Anything

Monday, 1 August 2011

Less is More - Feeling Fruity

The challenge at Less is More this week is "Feeling Fruity" I really enjoyed the freedom of making a simple card! I used Adirondack Espresso Ink to stamp the Hero Arts grapes and coloured the image with Distress Inks.

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!