Our village church in the mist

Our village church in the mist

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Creata Challenge - Colour Inspiration

Here's my entry into the above challenge, and here's the link http://creatachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
I used the Creata jigsaw embossing stencil on the blue and orange mirror card, then cut out sections to join it up, and then cut out some spare pieces as added embellishments.


 
Items Used
 
Creata mirror card
Creata Kraft card
Creata Jigsaw embossing stencil
Shoes Pyramage (Nancy Watt)
Stamped sentiment, heat embossed
Gems
White card blank

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Handbags Galore !

This is a card I made for a "Handbags" challenge.  I used Creata kraft card and backing papers, and paper pieced the bags using a selection of stamps.  I also used a doily from Wild Orchid Crafts and an EK Success border punch.


Zentangle Owl

This is one of Sam Poole's stamps, which I embossed with two bright colours, and teamed up with Creata backing paper.


Scrapbook Stamp Society "Purple" Challenge

I entered this card into the above challenge.  The decoupage flower design is from one of Creata's decoupage books.  I had some die-cut butterflies (from Lakeland...shame they stopped doing crafty stuff !), and I doubled them up and added corresponding coloured gems along the body.

Stamps by Phill Martin

I made this card using a Kanban topper, and tore some card to get a waves effect.  It was for a friend of my husband who was in hospital, he owns his own boat so this was just right.  I used one of Phill Martin's new stamps for the sentiment, it was perfect as I didn't want to just put Get Well Soon. 



Three quick challenges

There were three 24-hour challenges on the Carley and Creata FB group this weekend.  The themes were "Something Scottish", "Bells" and "Saucy".  Here are my entries....it gets you thinking when you take part in challenges like this, for instance, for the "Saucy" one, I knew I had some Mary Rahder decoupage somewhere, so had to have a rummage to find it, otherwise it would have stayed where it was, not totally forgotten about, but not being used either !

I apologise for this, I hand drew the thistle as I had nothing else that fitted the bill !

This one got me doing iris folding, something I haven't attempted in a while...

And here's the Mary Rahder decoupage...I didn't layer her up as time was against me, but I think the designs work well on a single layer, and it will go through the post at no extra cost !

Monday, 16 September 2013

Creata Challenge - Special Occasion

Here's my entry into the above, maybe not a conventional Special Occasion like a birthday or anniversary, but I took the idea of a certain time when you need a special few words from someone so you know you aren't on your own, hence the sentiment. The link to the challenge is http://creatachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/




Items Used
 
Creata Easel card
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink
Creata metal embellishment
Dotty ribbon
Various flowers, including some punched from Creata kraft card
Gems


Monday, 9 September 2013

My Besties UK Challenge and 4kraftygirlz Challenge

The theme this time for the My UK Besties challenge is to use three things starting with the letter B.  I have chosen brads, buttons and bows.  The link to the challenge is
http://mybestiesuk.blogspot.co.uk/
I have also entered it into the 4kraftygirlz "Anything Goes Challenge"...the link to that one is http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/


 
Items Used
 
Bo Bunny backing paper
Lil Muffy Mopsy Bestie
Whisper pens
Copper mirror card
Brads
Buttons
Bows
Gems
Sentiment tag


Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Katie

Here's my first use of the Katie Kisses stamp from Visible Image.  I used promarkers to colour her in with, and here's something I shouldn't admit to....when I stamped it, there was a cat hair on the stamp which left a fine line on her hair on the right side as you look at it...so I stamped an extra couple of butterflies, and layered them up, and stuck them on the line !  There, now you know :o)

Monday, 2 September 2013

Tulips from Amsterdam

I made this card using Creata decoupage and stamp, with tulips as the theme, and as Creata is a dutch company I thought I'd throw in the Amsterdam link !  I coloured the stamp with Whisper and Promarker pens.

Design a Postcard

I belong to a few groups on Facebook, and one of them does monthly swaps, where you pair up with another member, and then swap an item you've made, following a theme set by the Admin of the group.  The August theme was to design a postcard you would send, and this is what I came up with.



I used Hunkydory Adorable Scorable card for the card blank, with My Mind's Eye backing papers, Kanban stamps and Faye Whittaker chipboard shapes.  I made the little windmill using a cocktail stick and a design cut from a magazine freebie, and added a splash of colour using Whisper pens.

Creata Challenge # 9 - Sketch

Here's my entry into the above challenge.  I decided to go for a musical theme and cut some little musical notes out to try and give a sense of movement while Phoebe is dancing !  Here's the link to the challenge: http://creatachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

 
 
 
Items Used
 
White Card blank
DCWV backing paper
Creata mirror card
A piece of card coloured with distress inks
Glamoureyes digi stamp (Phoebe)
Creata metallic purple rub-on
Bazzill border strip
Peel Offs
Glamour Dust
Promarkers
X-cut multi punch
Faded Jeans and Spun Sugar distress inks
 
 
 
 
 
 

The view from our field

The view from our field

Decoupage Delights

Decoupage Delights

Moonflower

Moonflower

Faery Ink

Faery Ink

Lunagirl

Lunagirl

Digital Scrapworld

Digital Scrapworld

Nikki Burnette

Nikki Burnette

Lemon Shortbread

Lemon Shortbread

Julia Spiri Designs

Julia Spiri Designs

Paper Nest Dolls

Paper Nest Dolls

Polkadoodles

Polkadoodles

Sweet pea Designs

Sweet pea Designs

The East Wind

The East Wind

Lacy Sunshine

Lacy Sunshine

Art by Miran

Art by Miran

The Paper Shelter

The Paper Shelter

Toni Arthur logo

Toni Arthur logo

Monogram

Monogram

Tribe quote

Tribe quote

Vince

Vince

Great Challenges to be found here !

Great Challenges to be found here !

Shades

Shades

Awarded this for my Sewing Machine card

Awarded this for my Sewing Machine card

Lazy

Lazy

Ditzie Designs logo

Ditzie Designs  logo

KKK Christmas decoration badge

KKK Christmas decoration badge

My challenge entry got Top Pick rating !

My challenge entry got Top Pick rating !

Trimmies Rule !

My card featured on Little Claires Blog

My card featured on Little Claires Blog
Mr Darcys Christmas Post !

Another card featured on Little Claire's Blog

Another card featured on Little Claire's Blog
Embossed and distressed !

Used Lili of the Valley image sheet for this one

Used Lili of the Valley image sheet for this one
One for the cattery

More cute kitties

More cute kitties

Non-pyramage pyramage !

Non-pyramage pyramage !
What a cutie this little chap is !

Patchwork Kingdom rocker card

Patchwork Kingdom  rocker card
Made for Mollie on her first day at secondary school

My first shaker card

My first shaker card

A little book I made at a workshop !

A little book I made at a workshop !

Adjustable photo frames

Adjustable photo frames
Made using one sheet of 12 x 12 paper, some brads and a piece of ribbon