Saturday, 25 October 2008

New Challenge Launch

Today sees the launch of a brand new weekly challenge over on One Stop Craft Challenge Blog. So what are you waiting for, pop over and have a look at the fabulous prize that is up for grabs this week and then join us in this, our very first challenge. You can make anything at all crafty, cards, ATC's, Fat Book Pages, Scrap book pages, skinny's etc.

Sharon set the first challenge and has designed a great sketch, here is my DT card using the sketch

For my card I used:-

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

Only a week

Yes, there is only a week left until the launch of a great new Challenge Blog:- One Stop Craft Challenge. Why not pop over and bookmark the challenge blog ready for next Saturday?

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

TMTA - Ophelia

This weeks challenge on Think Monday Think ATC is "Ophelia". I made this ATC the other day, but have only just found the time to blog it - still, better late than never I guess :-)

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

Another Match Box

This is the match box with tags I made for a "Me to You" swap I'm involved in - every month we have to make something and post it off. I used distress inks, Hampton Art stamps, some script background paper, black archival ink and Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Crystals. I tripple embossed the outside of the match box and stamped using black ink into the UT crystals, whilst they were still hot - this gives a lovely texture to the box.

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Sunday, 12 October 2008

Christmas Match Box

This is a match box I have altered. I used a blank match box, 4 tiny chipboard tags, distress inks, Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Crystals and various small Christmas stamps. The match box measures 2" x 1 1/2"

Instructions for how to make this will appear on One Stop Card Crafts project page shortly.
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Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Another Medallion Card

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.

My crafting area looks nice and Christmassy too as that and everything else seems to be covered in glitter LOL
Instructions for this card are now on One Stop Card Craft projects page

First Design Team Card

Last Friday I received my first lot of DT goodies from One Stop Card Crafts and they included a lovely Morning Star Medallion stamp. I was busy over the weekend so I didn't get chance to use the stamp until yesterday.

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.

Instructions for how to make this card are now on One Stop Card Crafts project page - along with several other lovely card examples and instructions

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Tag Book

This book I made for a swap I'm involved in "Me to You" and I sent this to my dear friend Claire.

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

Pyramid Book

On Saturday I went on a workshop arranged by Cath from Katy's Corner and I had a great time :-)

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

In my pocket there is a leaf

This weeks challenge over on Hels blog is to make a pocket with leaves inside and also to use rich Autumnal colours.

I used distress inks on the outside of my pocket and the front of the flap I put a couple of mulberry paper leaves and then mounted a picture which I got off the internet. Inside my pocket I used Crafty Individuals papers. Inside the flap I used another picture off the internet, again mounted onto some leaves. The main part of my pocket has a photo which my OH took of a tree with lovely orange leaves - I mounted the photo onto some gold card and added it to my pocket. I stamped the word Leaf and added a couple of punched out leaves. To finish it off I added a photo turn so the pocket could be closed.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

No Crafting Today

Well I haven't managed to do any crafting at all today, but I did call in a local craft shop. To my amazement they had some Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous stamps in a bargain basket at 60% off. Well it would have been rude not have bought some :-) I managed to get approx £68 worth of stamps for £27 - not bad I thought. I may have to go back again and get some more when OH isn't with me LOL These are what I got. Just need to use them now - or are they too nice to use?

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

My Final Houses

At last I've finished all ten of my houses for a swap I'm involved in. These are the final three, so they are all ready to be put in Royal Mail's hands tomorrow.

For the left house I used some Tim Holtz/Stampers Annonymous stamps, the bird and the flowers. The background is inked using distress ink and the roof and chimney is some scrapbook paper which I cut out to fit the house. I stamped a Paper Artsy stamp onto a piece of the scrapbook paper and cut out the image to make the zig zagged edge.

The middle house is covered using some DCWV papers and the image of the children is one I downloaded from the web, and I added a hint of pink to the image with distress inks. I added a HOTP ribbon word "share" and a little faux postage stamp with a heart.

The right hand house is again covered with DCWV papers and another piece of the scrapbook paper for the roof and chimney. The doorway image is printed from the pc and the little key and saying is a rub on.