30 October 2010

Noel Hanging Decoration for Simply Create

Morning all

If  Mr Blogger is working this is my first scheduled post - wanted to try it out really!  So as promised yesterday here is my next completed project for Simply Create. Again the images are not something I would normally work with - but I had four of them and the idea just popped into my head to do this hanging Noel decoration!

You can't see it in this photo but it is quite sparkly - well you know what I'm like and my sparkles!

29 October 2010

Altered Book for Simply Create


Hope you are all enjoying your Friday - roll on the weekend - I'm off to a craft show with my crafting buddy Shirley on Sunday and can't wait - you know how we all like craft shopping!

Anyway here is my next project for Simply Create out of my second kit!  It was a little tricky for me as I've not worked with these kind of images before - but I guess that is all part and parcel of a challenge!  You can't see it in these pictures but it is actually a mini book which had an aperature in the middle of it.  I wasn't brave enought to cut out the square with a craft knife to cut my strips of paper and covered the front that way!  I also distressed the edges of the paper with inks and my craft knife as wanted to try and make it look as vintage as possible.

I'll post up tomorrow my next completed project!

Have a great weekend.


26 October 2010

Simply Create DT kit # 2

Hi everyone

Just thought I would post a couple of photos of my next DT kit from Simply Create.  The papers are gorgeous so are the ribbons, buttons and pin - the images I've got are not something I would ususally use and also I've got a blank book to decorate too - so it really is a challenge!  Soon as my creative juices start flowing and I make something I'll post it up!

22 October 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #52

Second post of the day, (did you see my little visitor on post below..?) and today I'm enterning the Play Date Cafe challenge here is their inspiration picture:-
The colour combo is orange, pink and yellow (any combination)
and here is my card:-

The papers are from Craftwork Cards and fitted the colours needed perfectly.  I die cut a scallop circle from the middle of my card blank I then lined the back of the aperature with acetate and the cut out scallop I stuck to the inside of the card.  I then stamped the image (from Craftwork Cards) on to their patterned paper and die cut this.  I made the shabby flower from die cut scallop circles and a lovely cream and pink rose that I had in my stash.  I then added the pink toile in a bow shape behind the flower and finally finished off with two butterflies layered up in the coordinating papers.

Right off to make a birthday card for a friends birthday.  Have a great weekend.


Had a little visitor today...

I came upstairs this morning to find this little fella flying around my "craft room"  As I opened the blind and a window for him to fly out he flew to the shut window and knocked himself out - poor little thing.  It took about 10 mins for him to properly come round and another 5 minutes before he flew out the window - much to my relief - I had visions of taking him to the Vets!

The picture is not great but I didn't want to get too close and frighten him anymore that he already was.  I think he is a little blue tit - but I'm terrible at recognising birds - how people do it from a distance I just dont know - so I'm sure someone will put me right!!!!

20 October 2010

Kaboodle Doodle Design Team

I can now share with you all that I was lucky enough to get a lovely e-mail from Christine who runs the Kaboodle Doodle Challenge Blog asking if I would like to join her DT - how cool is that!  I'm chuffed to bits to be asked to join and so excited.  My first challenge card is now on their blog.  The challenges are every two weeks and this challenge is called "Lets go Batty" - you have to include a bat on your entry.  The DT were supplied with images from Fairy Knoll Digital Stamps who are this weeks sponsor.  Here is my DT card! 

Do you like my little spider and web - I'm not an artist by any stretch of the imagination but I did draw him myself - I know its easy but I still think he is sooo cute (and actually in real life I'm so scared of spiders!!)  My bats are made from foam and I just had to add crystals for that added sparkle for their eyes!  You can't tell in this photo but the purple mat layer was created from some lovely velvet paper I had in my stash - you know its in that pile at the back of your stash that you bought years ago and have never used.........  For extra texture and dimension I added some gorgeous black ruffled ribbon, some black feathers and my flying bat attached with acetate here is a close up:-

I hope that you might be able to join us with this challenge!

Have a great day.


15 October 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #51

Hi everyone - its been a while since my last posting - but you just get weeks like that don't you.  My mojo had gone today so I started to surf blogland and was inspired by this photo on the Play Date Cafe Challenge 51 and decided to have a play!

Here is their inspiration photo:-

and here is my card:-

I was quite pleased with the result and feel that Mr Mojo is on his way back! 

Hope that you all have a great weekend and catch up with you next week.


6 October 2010

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #41

Afternoon everyone - hope you are all well - the sun is shining here in my little corner of Essex this afternoon - when the sun is out it makes me happy :)

I'm joining in the fun again over at kaboodle Doodles challenge-41- with their colour challenge.

Here is my entry:-

and close up detail:-
I've dusted off this wonderful tree embossing folder which I haven't used for ages and coloured the leaves with my "Autumn" set of promarkers.

I've seen this embossing folder also used with an Xmas theme so watch this space as I no doubt will try it too!

Happy Autumn!


4 October 2010

Shabby Tea Room Week #30 Vintage Halloween

Morning all its a grey and rainy old day here in Essex this morning - so perfect excuse to craft I think....!  So I set about making a card for The Shabby Tea Room challenge #30 Vintage Halloween.   You must have a look at their DT's work they are all fabulous. 

Anyway this is what I've come up with:-

A close up

The whole card:-

I've used some gorgeous vintage black lace across the middle of the card and I think it looks great against the bright orange!  Hope the Shabby Team like it!


1 October 2010

Craftwork Cards Sketch Challenge 8

The Craftwork Cards Sketch Challenge 8 is:-

And here is my entry:-

Have a great wet and windy weekend!

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