Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Piece of Jewellery

This is the first piece of jewellery that I have ever made. I used the 1.5" memory glass from Ranger. The image on this side was stamped onto an alcohol inked background on glossy cardstock.

The image on this side was stamped directly onto the glass with olive stazon and then triple-embossed.
I didn't have any of the lovely memory glass frames so I had to improvise a bit. I backed the second image with glossy cardstock as for the first image and then stuck them together using glossy accents. I then embossed a couple of layers of gold around all of the edges to finish them off. I stuck the jump ring on with glossy accents too (not so sure how long it will last) and hooked another couple of jump rings through that. I finally added the chain. I don't think it's too bad for a first try. I do wish we could get Tim Holtz supplies here in Ireland more easily, then we wouldn't have to make do.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesday Taggers -Time

This is a tag I made for the Time challenge over on Tuesday Taggers Blog. The background was an experiment with some distress ink re-inkers in tattered rose and vintage photo mixed with water in mini misters. I sprayed them onto my craft sheet, then pressed the tag on top. I then stamped lots of clocks all over in Frayed Burlap and edged the tag with Walnut stain. 
The pocket watch was stamped onto kraft cardstock and triple-embossed. I then tried to dust some mica powder onto the edges, but as you can see it ended up being blown across the surface. The cogs are ideology and the little flower is from the stash, (of course the flower also got a quick spritz with the mini-misters too).

This is a better angle on the flower.

Monday, February 15, 2010

One World One Heart

I can't believe it! I have one two fab giveaways from two wonderful artists on the One World One Heart world tour of blogland. The first was from the lovely Julie over at, check her out her work is a-maz-ing! The second is from a fantastic digital artist called Mendy over at Art Adventures. Thanks to you both. I am thrilled.
But this event was about connecting with other crafters across the world and it was fantastic. I will definitely take part next year.
Edit to post: I have just been notified that I have won another gift, from Alicia at Altered Bits Altered Blog ( It is a fantastic sheet of collage images.
I have been so lucky!
Another Edit to post: The lovely Angie from Texas,, just contacted me to say I had won some goodies in her giveaway too. This just gets better. As my yummy goodies arrive I will post them on the blog. I know that those of you who didn't get involved this year will be itching to get involved next year.
Yet another edit to post: I have won another gift. This one from She creates wonderful Blog backgrounds, headers and buttons. Watch this space for my prize.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Using up those paper scraps

I have been inspired by Deanne over on Quirky Boots, ( to use up those scraps of paper that are lying around. As I have a big thing for Tim Holtz and his Grungepaper roses, I thought I would use the scraps to make some of these.
The cherries and orange tinted one are grungepaper covered with Jenni Bowlin paper and edged with distress ink. In fact I distressed all of the edges. The other flowers were old K & Company papers.

I can't remember where the reddish papers came from. I have lots more flowers punched out ready to be assembled.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

My Funny Valentine

This is my entry for the Creative Scrappers Challenge sketch #89 and Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge. I have used the 'Bloom and Grow' papers from My Mind's Eye and some free My Mind's Eye papers that I got with a magazine last week. The image is stamped with Vintage Photo distress ink and lightly water-coloured using the same ink.
I have added a little lace trim here and there. The little wooden hearts are coloured using Tattered Rose distress ink and stamped using Vintage Photo. The paper hearts are cut out using Nesties and my Cuttlebug.
I have distressed all of the paper edges to give it a more vintage feel.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Amazing Blog Candy

This is an amazing candy from a super Blogger called Jacques. Pop over to his blog at and take a look around, you will love what you see. The candy is available until 22nd February.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Pastel Green and Blossom

This is my entry for this weeks Passion for Promarkers Challenge. I am new to the whole promarker thing, so I thought I would do the challenge to get used to using them. Other than Blossom and Pastel green, I used spice and cinnamon for her hair and ivory and blush for her face. The boots are lilac. The papers are Melissa Frances.
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