Wednesday, 28 January 2009

6TH Folder 6th Picture

Debbie set me a challenge - was not sure what it would be and if it would have any pics in whew I was lucky, it was a folder of college work and so a mock party invite in the theme of Art Deco I it in Feb. 2007, the wording is PC generated as was the template and the stamps are Creative images and Hero arts - brown ink type can't remember sorry!!

I now need to challenge 6 others do off to stalk :)

Monday, 26 January 2009

Crafty Pad Challenge 6 - Mixed Media

I really enjoyed this challenge and created an ATC. To join this weeks challenge click here , there is also some great DT work to inspire too.

Stamp - Faith looking Coy (Craft Pad)
Derwent Watercolours
ATC background free donload from the talented and generous Gaby
Flowere punches
Papers,letter peel -offs,lace and gems from stash


Sunday, 25 January 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 18 Frame It

Penny Black have Frame It for this weeks challenga again check for details and great DT work

The Greeting is attached soley by the ribbon ties.
PB - Image from Vicky for ABC Challenge Prize
Paper Cherish download from Funky Fairy
Glimmer Chalks, Sakura Pens, Derwent water pencils, and Sickles to colour image/
Greeting QVC
Sissix Big Kick and frame Die
Crop-o-dile and eyelets
Flower, brad, ribbon and base card from stash


Friday, 23 January 2009

Rinbow Lady's Challenge - GD Challenge - Peel Offs

This weeks challenge gave the opportunity to use up some of my stash and make a quick card! Check out the details and Hazel's lovely examples here /


Crafty Pad win

I was lucky enough to win one of the srafty pad challenges and the lovely Debbie sent me these lovely silk ribbons and papers by Dovecraft Lara Ashley range, and a beautiful handmade card.
Check out the gorgeous Faith stamps and great DT work here .

Many thanks - work in progress for this weeks challenge hampered by DS2 schools heating failing :(


Thursday, 22 January 2009

Tanda Teaser - 82 Rainy Days

This shot is a bit shiney... the hazzards of pearlescent and mirri card :)there's one that is a bit dull - not sure which is the better!!

This is my take on this weeks theme set by the lovely Wendy to check details and see her inspirational card click here .
Wendy had suggested colour and /or image, the backing paper is grey cloudy effect.

This could be altered for valentines day with a quirky "Would you like to be my Knight in shiny armour" .....

Stamps - Medieval type Knight and Lady and square decoration Tanda Medieval Set 1, ribbon effect stamp HOTP
Base card, mirricard, and cloud effect card from stash


Penny Black Saturday Challenge 32 and Sketch Saturday Sketch 34

This weeks PB challenge is spots, to join click HERE and the Sketch Saturday challenge is HERE


PB - Image from Vicky for ABC Challenge Prize
Greeting stamp - HOTP
Derwnt water colours
MS punch
Papers, bow with charm, faux pearls,mirricard, vellum and card from stash

Friday, 16 January 2009

Rinbow Lady's Challenge 43 - Fashion and Sketch and Stash - Challenge 1

This card fits 2 challenges this week Sketch and Stash who have a fabby sketch and Rainbow Lady's Challenge which this week is fashion.

New CD Art Deco made by Card Creations
New Martha Stewart Punch From Dies to Die for
Sissix Big Kick and embossing folder (gold matting paper)
Greeting PC generated
Flower punch
Gold pen
Card, gem and paper stock from stash

My Attempts at Sooting

As detailed below I sealed with a varity of mediums to see which I preferred.... although they all look rather messy :)).

For my ATC I chose to use the packaging tape as the effect is crystal clear and completely sals/protects the sooted image.

I rubbed off the excess soot and inked the remaining card with blues and the fish with green and blue ink.Inked and stamped a key, crystal embossed the whole ATC. stuck a shell embellishment in a corner and added notes stamped from golden textured paper.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

What a day..

Well I decided to join in Saturday's Workout .

I prepared what I thought I needed and set to sooting my card....... well it seemed to be taking an age I tried blowing the flame, using a flame in a container all I did was scorch the card and not have too much soot... not one to give in I persevered and caught a corner of card alight!!

I wrote on a forum - seeking advice and they all giggled and thought - or rather, for some it confirmed that I really am a nutter...

I returned to the instructions on SCS mmmm..... should have spent more time reading them before......... it really is a quick thing to do and the results are great now I have no Matte spay so am trying several things to protect ny soot stamped images... will photo and explain tomoz in daylight :))

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Sugar Bowl - Challenge 1

A new challenge started called the Sugar Bowl. Fabby prize and DT work.
I dusted off my Sugar Nellie stamps and pretended it was summer (some wish)... here's my card.

Stamp - Flowers by Elizabeth Bell
Drawing inks, Derwent water colours
DCM papers - part od Tanda stamp prize
Card, flowers, ribbon, brads and greeting from stash.