Our village church in the mist

Our village church in the mist

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Home from home

I bought these little birdhouses and have painted this one with "Mulch"  and "Pumpkin"eco-friendly acrylic paint, then added some candi from Craftwork Cards and drew in some stems with a promarker.  The little bird embellishment has been painted with the pumpkin paint and finished off with a promarker.  I also added some gems across the front.





I am entering this into the "Anything Goes" challenge at LC Designs.

Sleeping kitty

Here's a card I made using a Little Claire stamp on a pre-embossed card.  I coloured the image with Whisper pens and added some glamour dust, then a selection of Craftwork Cards candi which I covered in glossy accents.


I'm entering this into the "Anything Goes" challenge at LC Designs blog.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Graphic 45 easel card

I just made this card for my sister's birthday, I used Graphic 45's "Raining Cats and Dogs" collection, some vintage lace, Tonic Nuvo drops and the little charm is an astrological one for the sign "Aries".  I told her she was highly honoured as it's the first time I've cut into this collection !!



I'm entering this into the "Anything Goes" challenge on LC Designs blog...here's the link:

http://littleclairesdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/

....http://littleclairesdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/monthly-blog-challenge-67-anything-goes.html

Monday, 11 April 2016

Give a big Welcome to "The Huggables" !

Here's what I did with Craftwork Cards "Huggables".  I coloured the insides of the chicks' and rabbits' arms with promarkers so that when they folded over they weren't stark white, then I added some matching gingham ribbon and bows, orange and yellow for the chicks, and red and pink for the rabbits.  I attached Cadbury's chocolate mini eggs in a little bag tied with twine to the chicks, (with the help of a stripey paperclip), and Bassett's Jelly Bunnies to the rabbits (3 sweets per bag on each). They were fun to make !



Here they are with my Hunkydory bird boxes....

My colouring exploits

It's been a stressful few months as my husband has had health problems.  Hopefully he is on the right side of things now, and I have to say that doing some colouring in the evenings did stop me from stressing out too much.  They are all from the My Thyme Book No. 1 (I haven't started on the other books yet !), and I used a combination of Sakura jelly roll pens, (sparkle, metallic and glaze), plus watercolour pencils too.  The owl is my favourite !




 This is my minimalist effort !!....




Hunkydory bird boxes

I had forgotten about these to be honest, and decided to have a go at putting them together.  I sell a few of my cards and thought these might be handy for little easter egg gift boxes.  They were easy to construct and I still have another set to make, so they were good vfm.  I threaded either ribbon or bakers twine through the top and added the little tags provided.





In four different colours, pink, purple, brown and green, I used red liner tape to secure the edges and Cosmic Shimmer glue to add the little extras.   Here they all are together.....

Warren the rabbit

I don't often make Easter cards but after getting Craftwork Cards "Warren and Lola" pads I used two of the designs to make a couple of cards.  I distressed around the edge with Squeezed Lemonade ink, then used some of my little tapestry flower and leaf stamps, also using distress ink, Faded Jeans and Forest Moss.  I used my corner punch to round off the edges of the topper just to give it a softer look. I added some glamour dust just for a subtle bit of glitter and then I used a rabbit punch on the insert, with a strip of gold mirri card behind where I had punched the rabbits, and I put three little dots of ink between each one to try and give a bit of momentum to them !



I did also make a couple of other Easter cards, one using Creata 3D stickers and a Craftwork Cards sentiment, which I coloured with a promarker to blend in.  I am so glad I bought the Book of Sentiments from them as it has come in very handy !  The other card is made using a Hunkydory design, again with a Craftwork Cards banner.




Friday, 1 April 2016

Sisters of Craft "Anything Goes" April Challenge

Hi all, it's the start of a new month and this time we are being sponsored by Moonflower... the prize is $10 worth of digital stamps.




I chose to use the "Gypsy Flower" image...




Instead of colouring everything, I decided to use some adhesive fabric to create a "proper" dress for her, and cut small patterns so I could get the sizes correct to fit the image.  I then added some vintage lace trim, with some resin and paper roses in her hair.  I used promarkers to colour the remaining areas, and the backing paper is from a First Edition Pad. The word stamps are from Craftwork Cards. I was quite pleased with the outcome (even though I say so myself !) and hope you like her as well.

Come and join in the fun !  www.sistersofcraft.blogspot.com.

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