Friday, 31 October 2008
" So onto this weeks challenge
Bump In The Night
As Halloween is approaching we would like to see your spooky cards/projects this week.
As always it's entirely up to you what you make - card, atc, altered art etc... As long as you use at least 1 Penny Black Image. "
At first look, this card is not 'spooky' or particularly 'Halloween'. I decided to take the 'bump in the night' as the basis. Stay with me because you will see the PB image.
When you open the little door of the house you find.......
Everything else is from my stash
Thursday, 30 October 2008
You must visit Elaine as she has some beautiful and sweet cards on display. Be sure to take a look at her Tilda step card as it is fantastic.
Elaine's blog candy is open until 15 November.
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Monday, 27 October 2008
*Week 17* Animals
Jay Jay chose the theme for this weeks challenge which is Animals.We would love to see your creations.Many of the Sarah Kay stamps already feature animals so this should be a nice easy challenge.Please remember your work must include at least one Sarah Kay image.
I have even decorated the inside with the fancy stitching too ( although it did go a bit wonky - just shows it's handmade though, doesn't it?) ;o)
I thought this inside just finished the card off better.
Papers: Making memories multipack Olivia, Floral Lattice and Baroque. Brenda Walton designer papers. Pink card.
Prima flowers, pearls, pearl flowers, swirl and sentiment from my stash.
Sarah Kay image gifted to me by my friend Pauline. Anita's Happy Birthday stamp.
Cream sewing thread.
Watercolour pencils and black stayzon.
I just had to make the fancy fold card again (see yesterday's peacock card posting) because I love it so much. This time I've added wobbly balloons on coiled wire to add movement to the card.
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Something For the Birds. Make a project using bird images; any types, sizes, shapes, and colors.
But then I saw the Basic Grey Challenge is all about getting
shapely by using squares, circles, rhomboids, triangles, etc on your creations.
I think this does qualify for both challenges because there are a few rectangle shapes in the folding and layering of the card, and I added 2 triangles as well as having the bird stamp. I hadn't intended to double up on challenges with this card but I really wanted to use the BG stamp. I bought the Basic Grey 'Birds of a Feather' stamp set a couple of weeks ago and was waiting for the right opportunity to use the magnificent peacock stamp in that set. Isn't it stunning?
Bright Blue Card, Papers: Making Memories multi pack 'Lauren' (actual papers are 'Houndstooth' and 'Box Flower'), and DCWV Pocket Full of Posies.
Basic Grey 'Birds of a feather' stamp set
Bright Blue Ink it up Ink!, clear embossing powder and heat tool.
Blue Papermania buttons.
Prima cream flowers, inked with brown and bright blue Ink it Up Ink.
Mother of Pearl confetti, Blue raffia type threads gold brads and pale blue gems from my stash.
Swirly bits are Sizzix Flower Parts #2 Set #1
Saturday, 25 October 2008
Anyway, it was my turn to host the the very first challenge (Woo Hoo! What an honour) and I thought that it would be a good start to give everyone one of my sketches to work to.
These are the 2 items that I created for my DT creations.
Firstly my little goodie bag.
I think this is so sweet....and if you're posh enough to be invited to a dinner party, what a lovely gift it would be for the hostess. I made this to show that we're open to other crafty items; not just cards.
The items I've used in this creation are:
Creative Expressions Ball gown stamp (available from One Stop Card Crafts - I will put the direct link in as soon as I find it)
Black and white vine paper
Silver lurex ribbon
Kanban Blings 3mm stick on gems
Computer printed sentiment
Black Heat it Up! embossing powder
I also made this little card. I just love that stamp that shouts out 'lie back and enjoy yourself' . For this one I rotated the sketch by 90 degrees to show that it is okay to do that too.
Blue Fern Paper
Blue Pearlescent card and white card with little blue circles
Jolly Nations Rubber Stamp Luxury Bath Woman
Water colour pencils
Cream thread ( Pricking Tool used to create holes for the sewing needle)
Ink it Up ! Bright Blue Ink
StayZon Black Ink
Hope you like them.
Oh, and I almost forgot. This is my sketch.
Pop over to Pauline's blog candy par-tay to see what you have to do to be in with a chance of winning. While you're there, look at all her recent posts ( make sure you stop at Spoon Full Of Sugar post because that card was sent to me and it is GORGEOUS) then make sure you scroll down to her slideshows. She makes some amazing cards in very different styles. So inspirational.
Friday, 24 October 2008
Red, Green and Gold
I was determined not to make a christmas card because those colours are used for Xmas a lot. .....well, that turned out to plan, didn't it? Yes, the card made itself as a Christmas one. lol.
I also took the Mojo Monday sketch as inspiration for this one. It is a fab sketch to work with. I did take a little liberty and just used the die-cut instead of another matted square.
Items used. Papers: Green snowflake paper and sentiment is a freebie with a magazine and the gold sparkly paper was recycled from one of my granddaughter's christening presents. Red paper from OneStop Card Crafts. Green and gold card from stash.
Brads: I think are dovecraft.
Die cut: Lili of the valley - Scarlet
Glamour dust added to wings.
I can't tell you how excited the design team are. We've all been busy making things for the first challenge this week. We already have a few people who are following the blog to make sure that they don't miss out on the start. Why not pop over there now and follow as well to make sure you don't miss out.
Remember, it will be:
- a weekly challenge
- open to everyone
- open to all crafty things, not just cards
Hope to see you there tomorrow.
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Papers: Making Memories Simply Fabulous Collection - Meg.
Lilac card and white card
Stamps: Whiff of Joy Willow with umbrella and sentiment
Inks: Ink it Up! Purple ink, watercolour pencils
Anita's 3D clear gloss
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Also, I'VE WON!!!! Woo Hoo! I've won my first ever challenge on the blogs. Thank you so much Crafty Creations (formerly SBS18). Why don't you all pop over to see this week's theme. They have a new challenge every Wednesday and if you get in quick you may have a good chance of winning something before the whole world learns about this challenge site. Go on, you know you want to!
Finally, here's a couple of pictures from my granddaughter's christening. (My daughters are the 2 closest to the priest)
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
I can't wait to get started. Of course, having some inside information, I can tell you that we're in for some really great and exciting challenges. The One Stop Craft Challenge designers have come up with some wonderful themes to work to. It should be a lot of fun. Hope to see you at the challenge and don't forget to bookmark or follow the site so that you don't miss out.
Basic Grey Challenge 6 is all about stitching on cards this week....Yay! This is right up my street. I'm still hand stitching my cards when I can. For this one I also had a go at doing some hand stitching on the flower I've added too. If you're not into hand stitching then the challenge is also open to faux stitching too so pop over and have a look.
I've used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday. This sketch number 21 is a dream to work with and I can see that I'll be creating more cards this week using this layout. Why not have a go at this one yourself and enter it into Sketch Saturday challenge?
Basic Grey Eva papers,green and pink card.
WOJ Willow with cookies stamp - water coloured
Making memories pink hydrangea flower,
Threads and leaves from my stash.
The rules of the award are that I can pass it on to 6 crafting friends. Well, I don't know where to start because there are so many blogs that I love to visit. But 6 people it must be so I have chosen:
I know Maggie and Babs are both on holiday right now, so they'll have a surprise when they get back.