Sunday, 22 July 2012

Less is More - Sewing

At last summer seems to have arrived in the UK - its very hot in the South today! Also my new Embellisher machine arrived yesterday - can't wait to have a play with that!

Today I am sharing a card I made for LiM Challenge, which is sewing. I haven't entered this for awhile and just had enough time yesterday to do this one.

I used a set of stamps from Debbi Moore and stamped them individually to create a collage using Adirondack ink. 

Challenges I am entering:
Crafty Catz - Monochromatic

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Be True To Who You Are

Never a true word said ! A couple of months ago I was so lucky to win three stamp sets from Sam Poole through Creative Expressions. I love the art journal style of these.

To make this card I created a background with Cosmic Shimmer Mists. I stamped the fairy onto different papers and paper pieced the final one. I stamped on the dress and overstamped the background with a texture stamp from the set and the quote.

Challenges I am entering:
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Lets get Inky and Messy
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - Include a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday- Uplifting sentiment
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Card Cupids - Wings

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Christmas in July

Ohno I hear you all say! Not Christmas already!  I love Christmas and could happily make Christmas cards all year - or though I never do and end up rushing at the last minute. So this year I have made a start!

I used the new decoupage kit from Papermania to make the topper and then wrapped snowfall acetate around it to create a bubble. The paper is from a selection from my stash as well as the greeting. I know its not my normal stamping style, but thought I would have a change!

Happy Christmas! :)

Challenges I am entering:
Crafters Companion - Ho Ho Ho Christmas
Creatilacious - Christmas in July
Crafters Cafe - Christmas in July with non traditional colours
Cards for Men - Masculine Christmas
Hooked On Craft - Christmas in July
Quirky Crafts - Christmas in July
Card Caravan - Christmas in July

Monday, 16 July 2012

A Summer Twinchie

Another miserable and wet day here in the South of England. Fingers crossed it improves for the summer holidays next week.

I decided to join in with the new Twinchie Challenge this week - the theme is Summer.

To make this I used WOW Powders and the Make a Wish stamp set. I embossed the images with clear powder and then rubbed Distress Ink over the top. I finished the piece by embossing the edges with gold powder.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Dreaming of Summer

Well here on the South Coast and the rest of the UK we can only dream of summer - although at least it stayed dry for my son's sports morning today.

Here on my blog today are 3 ATCs I have made for the Stampman ATC Swap. I haven't done ATCs for a while, but it would be good to do some swapping again.

The theme is summer, so to make these I used the fabulous free stamps from the artist Emma Ball which came from Simply Homemade magazine. The three beach hut ATC was made using a stamp from Docrafts by Michael Powell. All have been coloured with Aquamarkers to give them a soft look. Two of the ATCs have been decoupaged and the deckchairs stamped onto coloured paper to give some depth.

I look forward to seeing the ATCs I will receive in return!

Other challenges I am entering with these:
Everybody Art Challenge - Summer
Paper Crafting Journey - Summer

Friday, 6 July 2012

Something Completely Different!

For the last couple of weeks I have been at my local college one afternoon a week to study machine embroidery. I struggle with M.E and had to sleep a lot to be there, but have really enjoyed it. This is my first piece of applique stitched on the machine. I hope you like it! I just have to get my own machine up and running now!

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!