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Sunday, March 27, 2011

How distressing!!

I have had a lovely messy time at clas, learning how to use Tim Holtz distress inks. I made several backgrounds, but rather liked the colour combination of the one. The image is stamped in black, and I have layered it onto some pretty green vellum that I have had for a long time. I also used it to punch out 2 scallop circles to make the flower. I folded it just off centre and attached it to the corner, finished off with a shiny star.. I can enter the following challenges
using anything Tim at
http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.com/
Make your own embellishment at
http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/
and
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
and go green at
http://www.sarahhurleychallenges.blogspot.com/

Monday, March 21, 2011

birthday card

My eldest grandson is turning 20 soon, so I have been making this card for him. I have used a Penny Black sticker for the image, layered on black,and raised over the background layers of a scalloped edged strip, a cream embossed (in my c/b) strip and a black strip. Finished off with a black bow.
I have used the sketch from
http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/
Something for the boys at
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/
Embossing at
http://www.sarahhurleychallenges.blogspot.com/
and at
http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Concertina Flowers

I almost forgot about this card I had made for
the craft barn
They have had some lovely ladies demoing different flowers and I was quite taken with the concertina one. The flower is 2 layers, and is finished off with a matching button. The card itself has been embossed in my cuttlebug, and I printed the lovely vintage image onto photo paper and then matted onto blue paper.
I am also entering it at
http://thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com/ 
as I have used a tie on the button

Monday, March 14, 2011

Going green now!

This is a change from my last orange shades!
I have used the sketch from
http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/
What a lovely layout. I used my Penny Black stamps  and green colours to enter at  http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
And because the tag is a lovely metallic vellum I can enter at
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/
flowers are required at
http://www.sarahhurleychallenges.blogspot.com/
also at
http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.com/
and Welcome Spring at
http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Amother one in orange

I seem to have a 'thing' for orange at the moment. This one uses a piece of patterned card from my stash, which I stamped with acouple of the flowers from my Daekroom door set. The butterfly is made from metal using a nestie die and the run through my c/b to emboss it, then swiped with the same colour as the flowers. I have used the lovely sketch from
http://icsketches.blogspot.com/I can also enter the following challenges -
use some metal at
http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/
use flowers at
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/
and last but not least - butterflies - at
http://samueltaylors.blogspot.com/
where the prize is not one - but four lovely stamp sets from Crafty Individuals

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Orange and Yellow

This is such a great sketch - I couldn't resist using it in these lovely bright colours. I have made it for the sketch challenge this week over at
http://ssdschallenge.blogspot.com/

A favourite card

I started from scratch with this one, by using some of my own handmade pale mauve tinted paper. I then stamped the images on to white card and coloured the lovely cherry blossoms with fabric paint - it has a pretty pearl-like sheen. Matted on to pale pink card and finished off with a peeloff butterfly stuck onto acetate and glittered. I am able to enter the following challenges - Make the card you would like yourself-
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.com/
use a stamped flower at
http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/
Anything goes at
http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/

Friday, March 4, 2011

A new pendant

I have made this pendant for the challenge over at
http://thecraftbarnblog.blogspot.com/
I was so impressed with the ones shown.
I have actually used a red bamboo tile from a table runner that my lovely friend Colleen dismantled and gave several to her friends.
Because I do not have all of the items in the demo's I had to compromise using whatever equipment that was in my stash, so hope this still qualifies for the challenge.
I used a silver pen to paint it, and then went over it with Inca Gold (silver) Then, using Dimensional Magic I applied the torn out cat image, added some silver beads at the bottom, then using a dismantled earring, I threaded the jump rings onto wire and through the already drilled holes, and finished off with another bead at the top, and a jump ring so that it can be threaded on to a chain.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

lace and pearls

I am really pleased at how this card turned out. I have managed to combine several challenges with it. I edged the blue papers with a darker blue ink pad, and also the nestie scalloped oval which I cut on my lovely cuttlebug (however did I manage without one!) The stamp is a Penny Black one called Constellations, and I have added a little sparkle with a Sakura pen. I made the hat pin by adding some pretty blue beads and pearls to a long pearl headed pin. Also added pearls to the bottom strip.
First up for Pearls and Lace    
http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
Next - using hatpins
http://thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com/
The layout is a sketch from
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/