Monday, 28 May 2012

Join the street party on Pilkington Parade!

Gosh, it seems to have been a long time since I updated my blog, its been so hot here I've been spending time lazying in the garden instead!

So here is a new project...
I have had this Pilkington Parade stamp set from Stamps Away for a while and had never got round to using it. That is until I was looking at old pictures of street parties and thought the stamps would be perfect to create something similar. I stamped the houses and coloured them with Promarkers. I stamped the bunting separately, cut it out and stuck it to the card with 3D foam, then finally printed the sentiment and mounted it onto blue card. I hope you all enjoy the Jubilee celebrations!

Challenges I am entering are :
Craft Your Days Away - Red, white and blue
Glitter Geeks - Jubilee
One Stitch at at Time - Red, white and Blue
Joanna Sheen - Remember When

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Red, White and Blue

Red, white and blue are THE colours of the moment here in the UK. I made this card to celebrate that and also as the challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenge at the moment is Cities of The World. This stamp by Penny Black is my current favourite as London is one of my favourite places too.

I used an accordion fold card as the base for this card and covered it using Papermania Portobello Road papers. From some papers from Crafts Beautiful magazine I cut the bunting. The London stamps were stamped using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and then mounted onto red card.  The crown stamp is by Papermania/ Docrafts too.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :
Fashionable Stamping Challenges  - Cities of the World
Penny Black  - London Celebrates
Just Keep on Creating - Anything / travel stories
Sir Stampalot Challenge - Medals and Monarchs

Friday, 11 May 2012

Vintage Powders at the WOW! Blog

Today it is my turn at WOW! Embossing Powders Blog to share my project with you. The powders we had to use this month were the set of Earthtones powders which are some of my favourites and to create a card for a man. Visit the WOW! Blog to see how I created this card and also to join in the challenge with us.

Have a great weekend!

Challenges I am entering with this card :
Craft Room Challenge - Emboss It
Crafty Cardmakers - For The Boys
Ooh La La Creations - Make it Manly
Come and Get It Challenges - For The Boys
Sparkles Forum - Men Only

Friday, 4 May 2012

G is for Garden

Oh what a joy technology is! First my internet went down this morning and then I kept getting a virus notice on my blog (as did quite alot of others!) It seems to be if you are using Chrome and not Internet Explorer as a browser. Hey ho!!

I am also busy preparing for my craft stall at The Unique Makers Market at The Spring tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

Anyway back to the reason for this post which is to tell you about The Alphabet Challenge this week which is G - for Garden. I created my card using Creative Expressions Stamp Set Lost Garden and butterflies from a WOW! Embossing Powder Set. I used Distress Inks to create the background and stamp the foliage, using a wet brush to move the colour. 

Do come and join us and I look forward to seeing your entries.

Other challenges I am entering :
Creative Expressions - Summer
My Time To Craft - Gardening

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

I do like to be beside the Seaside!

Well as the title of this post suggests I do like to be beside the seaside, but not in Britain at the moment with this continuous rain and cold! So dreaming of warmer days and flicking through the current issue of Crafts Beautiful magazine where there was a similar project I was inspired to make this card.

The card in the magazine used fabric, but I decided to try a similar card with paper. I used a variety of background papers which was great for using up all those scrap! I have never tried doodling or using my own handwriting on a card, but I am quite pleased with the results.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :
Crafters Companion - Summer
Crazy Challenge - Summer / Beach
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

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The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!