Saturday, 1 November 2008
Saturday, 25 October 2008
Sharon set the first challenge and has designed a great sketch, here is my DT card using the sketch
Square Navy card blank
Silver pearlescent card
White christmas tree vellum
Stickles glitter glue
Ribbon from my stash
Rubber Stampede Santa Collage stamp
Saturday, 18 October 2008
The challenges we run will be open to everyone. You'll be able to submit Cards, Scrap Pages, ATCs, Fat Book Pages, boxes, tags, anything you want to, as long as it's crafty. There will be prizes and winners too.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Friday, 17 October 2008
I used various papers, including K&Co, DCWV, a printed picture of "Ophelia", an orange prima flower and a little glitter glue.
Monday, 13 October 2008
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Sunday, 12 October 2008
Instructions for how to make this will appear on One Stop Card Crafts project page shortly.
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Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Here is my second DT card, for One Stop Card Crafts, which I made today.
I think I might have found a "new love" medallion cards - they do look so Christmassy with all the glitter.
As you will see there are two versions of the same card as when I first made the card I added some ribbon and then I wasn't sure about it so took it off and added snowflake brads - still not sure which I like the best.
One Stop Card Crafts project page - along with several other lovely card examples and instructions
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
The front and back covers were made using chipboard which I bought from The Artistic Stamper, they are 4" x 6". I used a brayer and a Big and Juicy birthday ink pad to colour the chipboard and then gave them a spray of gold Glimmer Mist. On the front I added a Papermania wire word Friends. I then stamped various stamps using black ink. The back cover was made in the same way and I used one of my new Tim Holtz stamps nibs.
The pages/pockets were made from a piece of A4 card, which I coloured using distress inks in various colours. Before I attached the covers to the concertina pages/pockets I added some blue ribbon so the book could be kept closed.
The tags are again chipboard from The Artistic Stamper. I used various stamps again, stamped in black ink. I then used distress inks and an ink blending tool to colour the tags. I then added some fibres to the tags and they were finished.
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I have also entered this into Caardvarks Challenge, which this week is to use scoring
Monday, 6 October 2008
This is the pyramid book I made on the workshop - I have to admit that it still isn't quite finished as I've not completed the front cover yet - the covers are on, but I need to put something on the front.
I love this shape of book and can see me making more very soon. I used four pieces of 6" x 6" scrapbook paper to make the inside of the book (2 sheets of 2 designs). I used various stamps and inks, and embellished it using slide mounts, buttons, brads and tags.
This weeks challenge on Caardvarks is to make something with scoring.
Friday, 3 October 2008
Thursday, 2 October 2008
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
They have an online shop which can be found here and also a blog which is here. Why not pop over and have a look, the shop has lots of goodies and there is also a discount scheme so the more you spend the more you save - and you even get free p&p within the UK.
Congratulations also to the other DT members:-
Donna Ferguson - Luvocardz
Sharon Traynor- Cards n Greetings
Nikki Austin - Its the day to ....
Thursday, 25 September 2008
Monday, 22 September 2008
Thursday, 18 September 2008
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
I used a thick white piece of card and cut it following the instructions on Hels blog. I used various stamps and adirondack & distress inks and of course a bottle cap into which I put a fabric flower with gem centre.
Sunday, 14 September 2008
Well earlier this week was my Birthday, so I just wanted to say a huge thank you to those who sent me cards and handcrafted gifts. I will get some photo's of the cards etc. on my blog soon.
So big thank you's to the following people:-
Alison, She, Bee
Andrea, Jo, Claire
Hels, Vanessa, Gillian
Jacqueline, Debi, Rachel
Nicky, Shaz, Wendy
Shazza, Tracey, Hilda
Monday, 8 September 2008
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
I received my new Alota Rubber Stamps from the USA and just had to use some of them straight away. This stamp I just had to buy as I thought it was so cute and could be used for many occasions - it is quite a large stamp too, approx 3 3/4" x 4 1/2".
Sunday, 17 August 2008
This first card I made using a great sketch which Claudia put on her blog - Pretty Pressings. If you haven't visited Claudia's blog, you really must as her cards are so beautiful.
For this card I used brown bazzil cardstock for my base card and made a 6" square card. The papers I have used are from K & Co and the lovely cowboy/girl stamp is from Alota Rubber Stamps. I only have this one Alota stamp, but I love it so much I've ordered the Western set and a few others from Helene at Alota stamps. I used my cuttlebug swirls embossing folder on the pink cardstock. The button flower, ribbon and ribbon slider are from my stash.
This weeks challenge over on One Powerful Hour Challenge Blog is feathery friends.
The stamp I used is from Artistic Stamper and I stamped it onto white card using black archival ink and coloured using my prismacolour pencils. The papers and button flower were from my stash.
I decided it was about time I made a start on Christmas cards and this sketch was the ideal opportunity to do so. The papers I used are by Hot Off The Press, the stamped image is Scribble by Funstamps. The brads, snowflake stickers, white fibres and little joy tag are from my stash.