Our village church in the mist

Our village church in the mist

Monday, 20 October 2014

Christmas decoration

The recent challenge over on Kerrie's Kraft Korner has been to make "Anything but a card for Christmas".  I remembered I had a free gift of two wooden hearts from a mag which I hadn't used, so I got the larger heart, coloured it with a red Whisper pen, then decorated with red and white poinsettias and mulberry paper reindeers, with a few gems, glamour dust and a piece of ribbon.  I was rushing to get it done and loaded in time, and just found out this morning that I won Top Pick #2 !  As I am feeling a bit unwell at the moment it has cheered my Monday up no end :)  I got a blog badge too which I will add to the side bar section.


Monday, 13 October 2014

Visible Image "Halloween" Challenge

Well it's not long now till Halloween and here's my entry into the above challenge.  I used a Tonic frame, and before assembling it I dusted the back section with Forest Moss and Faded Jeans distress inks, then I stamped the castle, cut a circle for the moon and dusted that with ink, adhered it and stamped the bats, then the trees. I got my water brush out and just dabbed it around on the grass hill to bring the colour out a bit more.  I then assembled the frame, stamped Edward on a separate sheet of card, coloured him in and cut him out.  I stamped a couple of trees on the outer edge of the frame, then some chain links and I then placed Edward on the right hand corner, and gave him a couple of little fangs !  After adding the webbing in two corners I stamped out some skulls and dusted with ink, then cut and placed them in both corners, then stamped two large bats, cut them out and stuck them in the top right hand corner. I added a couple of charms and a stamped out padlock, with a sprinkling of glamour dust to finish.  I dare you to enter the castle !

Here's the link to the challenge http://visibleimage.co.uk/2014/10/get-spooky-with-visible-image-stamps/

 
Items Used
 
Tonic square edged frame
Once Upon a Time stamp set
Max Rocks stamp set
Edward/Immortal stamp set
Faded Jeans and Forest Moss distress inks
Black and Brown Memento ink pads
Promarkers (Prussian, Maroon, Cardinal Red, Black, Ivory, Cool Grey 4 and 5)
Black webbing ribbon
Clock and key charms
Glamour dust

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Strawberry Tea tag

Here's a tag I made using Craftwork Cards "Al Fresco" papers and bunting.  I added some dual colour ribbon and glamour dust to finish it off.

Flowers in a row

I made this card for a friend who has recently had surgery.  I used a beige DL card and made it into an easel card, covering it with Craftwork Cards Kitsch collection papers and bow, with a sentiment from one of the pads in the Mini Mania 4 Day Deal on Create and Craft, together with flowerpots cut from kraft card using the templates supplied in the deal.  I used cocktail sticks for the flower stems, colouring them green with Whisper pens, and the flowers are Prima. I cut the leaves myself and scored a few vein lines in them. I also added a piece of jute string and a card candi to each pot.  I sent the card to the recipient in a Craftwork Cards box from the Potting Shed collection, which I also decorated with kitsch papers.


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Sisters of Craft October challenge - "Anything Goes" theme

Can't believe it's the 1st of October already, where does the time go ?  This time I made two projects for the above challenge, using the Ditzie Design digi image "Hello Sweetie".  I saw the idea for the notepad and pencil holder on a Create and Craft show, and I tried to give my card a "Cruella de Vil" theme from the film "101 Dalmations", except this time with kitties instead of puppies !

Here's the link to the challenge http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

 
I cut a piece of white card 10 x 26 cm, then scored at 1 cm and 9 cm in, and folded the card up to make the base.  Then cut another piece of card 10 x 16 cm to form the easel section on which the image is attached.  I coloured her in using Promarkers and added a feather for a bit of fun !  Bakers twine was used to edge the card base and easel section, with a couple of gems to finish.

 
I cut a piece of card large enough to form a tube in which to place the pencil, (including placing a small strip across the bottom of the tube so the pencil didn't fall through) and stuck it to the back of the image, and then stuck this to the easel section of the card.  This section was then attached to the 1 cm scored flap of the white base card.  Once the post-it notepad is in place you have the "stopper" for the easel section.

 
I covered a kraft card with black and white patterned paper, coloured the images using Promarkers, matted and layered on to black and red mirror card and placed onto card.  Then I stuck a peel off of kitties to a piece of card to give it more support, cut around it and placed in the centre of the card.

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