Our village church in the mist

Our village church in the mist

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

A touch of "Tres Chic"

Here are a couple of cards I made using elements from the "Tres Chic" kit I bought from one of the Create and Craft "Creata"  TV shows last year ....shame they aren't on anymore, I used to enjoy watching Carley.  The backing papers are from a paper pad I bought from Little Claire....the name escapes me at the moment, but it went well with the kit.  I also used some Glossy Accents on the flowers and the birds wings, together with some glamour dust.



Saturday, 16 May 2015

Wall Art and Smiley Faces

I entered an "Anything Goes" challenge recently, and made a little hanging plaque and a fun card with Smiley flowers....to my amazement the flower card won !  Funny thing was I was tight for time and quickly put them together between helping my husband to mow the lawn, which goes to show that sometimes the less time you have to make something, the better it turns out, as you haven't got time to dither !  Here they are...

 
Items Used
 
A cardboard apple shaped cut out
Forest Green distress ink
Craftwork Cards flower die cuts
Whimsy stamp
Bows, gems and glitter



Items Used
 
Blue card base
Sticky ric-rac ribbon
Foam flowers and stems (The Works)
Tiny flower beads (Debbi Moore)
Googly eyes (The Works)


Friday, 1 May 2015

Sisters of Craft "Anything Goes" May Challenge

Here we are again at the start of a new month, let's hope the weather starts to warm up now we are into May !  Of course, the start of a new month heralds another challenge on the Sisters of Craft blog, and our sponsor this month is Art by Miran, and the prize is 3 Digi Images from the Store.


I used the 1920's Flapper Girl image, it's an era that I would have liked to have lived through, so any images from this time always appeal to me.  I used a Hunkydory Art Deco style card blank and coloured the image using Promarkers.  I added a couple of real feathers, with nailhead stickers and a large gem for her head-dress, coloured a cream flower blue (with a promarker) and stuck it on her dress, with some glamour dust sprinkled on top, and then brought her necklace to life by sticking tiny gems in clear, blue and pink, for a bit of added "jazz" ! 

The silver mat is cut from a Spellbinders "Tileworks" die, and the silver feathers are cut from a Joy die.  I couldn't think what kind of sentiment to use until my husband mentioned the word "Party", and I remembered some peel offs I had, and he is also the mind behind the musical notes die cuts (which were some "Happy Post" from a friend).  So, thanks to David for the finishing touches....I'll get him into card making  and crafting yet !!  Hope you like my project, please come and join in with the challenge, it's good fun, the prizes are always great and we love to see your creations !

 
Items Used
 
Art by Miran digital image
Hunkydory Art Deco card blank
Craftime Lace effect sticker borders
Spellbinders "Tileworks" die
Joy Feathers die
Gems, Nailhead stickers, feathers, flower
Peel off banner sentiment
Promarkers (Royal Blue, Ivory, Cinnamon, Pastel Blue, Pastel Pink)
Glamour Dust
 
 
Don't forget to join in and check out all the other DT creations and entries !http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Time for tea

Here's a card I made for a swap with a fellow group member.  I used a pink card blank for the base and cut down a pale green card from the same pack to make the mat layer.  I then used Phill Martin's tea stamps to create a background using Stazon ink and added a Creata decoupage design for the main image, with a touch of glamour dust on the teapot.  I added a strip of hessian across the middle with some dotty green ribbon for a bit of texture.  Hope you like it !

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