Sunday, January 31, 2010

Blog Hopping

I have had such a wonderful few days travelling around the world on a Magic Carpet Ride, and as the song says it is "A whole new world". This has all come about because of a wonderful blog event called 'One World, One Heart', which encourages people to check out an array of fab crafting blogs all over the world. If anyone is interested got to the founders blog on this link, The idea was started in 2007 by Lisa and has grown as the years have gone by. Everyone listed on Lisa's blog is giving a prize to all bloggers who leave a comment on their posting. I must say I have been astounded by all of the stunning works of art from across the globe and am on a mission to visit as many blogs as I can in the time of the event. I have two more weeks left. So thank-you to all of those generous bloggers out there who have given of their talent to us all. I will definitely be taking part next year.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Creative Scrappers Challenge #88

This is the LO which I did using this weeks sketch. I always mean to do this challenge, but the week gets away from me. So this week I sat down first thing and didn't get up until it was done. I am really happy with it. I like to work with sketches because the take all of the worry about composition away.

I used Sassafrass Lass Papers on Coredinations Chocolate box cardstock. I then added some trim from my stash and some twine to the top of the LO. The buttons were also from my stash.

I distressed the edges of the cardstock and papers and did some Faux stitching around all of the pieces.

Bah Humbug Challenge #3

This is my entry for the latest challenge from Bah Humbug, 'All that glitters'.
The image is stamped in black and then glittered using my Quickie Glue Pen and some ultrafine glamour dust.
I have inked the edges of the card with worn lipstick and peeled paint distress inks. The papers are I think Fancy Pants from last year.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Christmas Joy

My sweet daughter (8years old) only wanted a Nintendo DSi and 'Christmas Joy' from Santa. I think the joy was there on Christmas Day, but I made these letters for her as a reminder of that special feeling. I bought the letter blanks from Hallmark and covered them with papers from K and Company. The little gingerbread people are cut from some ribbon from my stash.
She really loved this and it has pride of place on her bookshelf along with a couple of angels and fairies which she also got as presents.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bah Humbug Challenge #1

For my entry to this great new challenge Blog, I decided to do a layout. I used some Christmas paper bags and some ribbon which came wrapped around pyjamas that my daughters got as Christmas pressies.

I used Core-dinations Chocolate box papers as my base. The word 'Festive' was done by placing chipboard letters under the cardstock and sanding over the top. It turned out quite well.

The image was triple embossed and then edged with mica powder and embossed again.

I just loved the paper gift bags with the gnomes on. They came from Ikea and the other paper bag came from a local shop.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Wishing House

This is my "Wishing House"
I got the template from a website and finally got around to making it over the last couple of days. That's the beauty of being snowed in, you can craft away without feeling like you should be out somewhere doing something else.

This is a close-up of the eaves and roof tiles. I used the 'Bloom and Grow' papers from My Minds Eye. They were perfect for this project. I doodled around the opening and added a rub-on around the doodle.

This is the side of the house.

This is the back.

This is a close up of the roof tiles. They are individual hearts layered up.
The site that I got the template from was 

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A card for a teenage boy

This is a card which I made a while ago. I had a few scraps of paper left over from a LO and thought that they would be perfect for a boys card. I can't remember the name of the Paper Company but the papers were; Factory, Warehouse, Cog, Market street and Industrial Loft.. I also used some cream cardstock which I distressed with 'Mustard Seed' and 'Scattered Straw' distress inks.

The numerals are from the same range and I also used a rub-on for the wording. The envelope which you see in the background was distressed using   'vintage photo' ink and the fab Tim Holtz masks.