Sunday, 21 November 2010

Christmas decorations


These decorations are for a swap over on UKS. I used my trusty microscopic slides (as usual LOL) to create these. 3 are traditional (hence the reds, greens and golds) and the purple one is my token modern one LOL
Hope your all having a fab Sunday. For those who have been wondering I've been moving house unexpectedly so had to wait to get my internet back. Then my hard drive decided to take early retirement!!!! What is it they say, it never rains but it pours! LOL

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Sketch Saturday

This card follows this weeks sketch over at Sketch Saturday, this week you can win a £15 gift voucher to spend over at Quixotic Paperie.

My card uses the gorgeous Ocean Wavedancer digi stamp.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :o)

Art Raffle

This piece is for 3djeans art raffle. This months theme is orange, red and yellow. If you have a bit of free time why not join in? This month's theme is open till the end of September, so plenty of time.

Im on a bit of a beading roll at the moment so thought I'd make a bracelet. The red beads were from Cassandra's bead swap that I took part in last month. The charms and bells were all from my stash box, you know, stuff that you have and you never know what to do with. I mean, what kind of card would call for a gecko charm? LOL

Anyhow, hope your having a fab Saturday. Once the rains passed I'm off out in the front garden. The post lady called the other day and said she didn't think I was in, I think that was a metaphor for 'I thought the house was derelict', that give's you some idea as to how bad the garden is LMAO

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge


This spooky little Halloween card is for this weeks Digital Tuesday challenge. I love Halloween but we don't (I'm not sure if celebrate is the right word LOL) do that much with it over here in the UK.

This weeks challenge is to combine 2 images from different companies on a card. My card uses a cute little witch from Sweet November stamps and a cool background from C.C. Designs.

Thanks for taking time to stop by! :o)

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Bring on the bling!

This highly sparkly penguin is one of Mo Manning's fabulous digital stamps, and because he's a Mo image I can enter this card in Mo's challenge which is Christmas!!!

Seeing as how it's a Christmas card this also qualifies me for the Winter Wonderland challenge. This week it's to use no design papers - hence the plain monochrome. I did glitter up the penguin though to add a bit of interest LOL I've no idea where the sentiment stamp came from,, I purchased if from Ebay a few years ago.

The black theme also fits in with this weeks Tuesday Taggers too!!

Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday and thanks for looking! :o)

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

C 0f C Week 8!


This piece covers 2 challenges. This week over at Linda's challenge is Inking Grunge - page 39 of your Compendium.

My flowers are made from grunge paper and the foliage is grunge board.

I then stamped the words onto a postcard and embossed them, then over-stamped a scratched wood background.

The beads on this piece also qualify me for the All Things Crafty raffle. I won last months so had to pick a theme so I chose - beads LOL

Have a fab Tuesday :o)

Monday, 2 August 2010

Something old, something new....

So my 'phase' this month is jewellery making LMAO! I made this bracelet from bamboo dominos which I purchased from the Artistic Stamper.
I printed some old Japanese woodcuts onto card, stuck them onto the tiles and coated them in diamond glaze. Pretty much the same deal as the domino pendant I made.

I then joined it all together with elastic and added some pearls.

I'm entering this into the Artistic Stamper challenge which is 'Something Old, Something New'. So I made a 'new' bracelet out of new tiles using 'old' Japanese woodcuts. LOL

Anyhow thats me done for this evening!!!

Ooooo just noticed, how hairy is my arm!!! Apparently that's a sign of good circulation LOL :o)

Challenge after challenge LOL

Now the school holidays are upon us work had quietened down so I have more free time - yay!!!!

This card is for a few challenges. Over at Club Anya Monday's theme is to 'alter' your images. I used Prince Ian's body, Edwards head and Flutter Anya's wings to make a gruesome flying boy LOL

This mean I can enter him over at Macabre Monday's challenge which is 'Foul Flutterings'.

The card sketch is from Mojo Monday. Not sure who's birthday this will be for, someone who's a bit 'alternative' that's for sure LOL

Enjoy the rest of your Monday! :o)

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Nothing special

just a notebook for a friend. I found out he writes songs but does it on an Ipod - how boring!!! Thought I'd make him little note book to write them in instead LOL

It's simply a cheap ASDA notepad that I've covered with black card and a piece of music. I then stamped the words 'Absolute Beauty' and embossed them in black. Covered the whole piece in velum and added a flower. I chose a monochrome theme as it's for a bloke.

Thanks for looking. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday
:o)

Friday, 30 July 2010

Domino Pendant

I made this after being inspired by my blogging buddy Jo who showed me one she had made at her last craft class.

It's simply a normal plastic domino that I super glued a bale onto. I then stamped a piece of card and glue it to the domino, gave it a coat of clear embossing power then finished it off with diamond glaze.

This pendant has gone to a much deserving blogging buddy Nicky, who hosts the best swaps over at UKS


Wednesday, 28 July 2010

A couple of challenges

This 'happy' card uses the digi image 'end of summer' from Mo Manning. I love this image!!! She fits me in with Mo's challenge this week which is paper piecing .


The sketch is from Mojo Monday. All the paper/card is from Stampin' Up, which is why it all co-ordinates LOL

Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday :o)

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Cant think of a catchy title!!


This card is for 2 challenges!! The sketch is from Winter Wonderland and the theme over at Christmas Stamping All Year Long is buttons and bows.

The background paper is from Dovecraft, as is the little tag that says 'frosty' at the top. The stamps are Elusive Images ones.

I also added a bit of ink around the edges to give them a bit of definition.







For those who have been asking here are some more pictures of the ducklings. As you can see they are now more 'duck' than 'ducklings' LOL They are now living down at the allotments as my garden pond was begging for mercy!!!!! And my goodness they are smelly little things!!
:o)

Monday, 26 July 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Week 7

This is the first time I've had time to join in with Linda's fab challenge blog.

This week we are up to page 55 of Sir Tim's Compendium of Curiosities. Again, I've used my beautiful mermaid stamp to make a sea inspired hanging.

Only a quick post because my dog Wilma is sat next to me on the sofa and she keeps trumping - eeeewww!!

Enjoy the rest of your Monday, im off into another room!! LOL

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Ta daa!!

Yes, Im actually blogging something that I made!!! This is for July's art raffle for All Things Crafty (see link on side bar). This months theme is 'Seaside'. I've made a canvas using a fabulous mermaid stamp. I painted the canvas using adirondack dabbers, stamped the image on velum and glued it onto the canvas.

To hide the seams I've glued all manner of beach finds around the velum, shells, sea glass and a few pearl beads.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday :o)

Sunday, 11 July 2010

More duck pics

videoCan you believe how big they've got in just over a fortnight!! They're a right load of monkeys too LOL

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Crazy challenge!

This weeks theme over at the Crazy Challenge is 'up in the air'. As you can see, my reverse canvas includes both birds and an angel lol

Only a short post today, im having major internet problems so can never be sure how long I can get a connection for!!

Have a fab weekend whatever your up too
:o)

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Happy Tuesday


Well, no Eastenders tonight so thought I'd do a challenge instead!

This card is for the Winter Wonderland challenge which this week is to use your punches.

The sketch is from Mojo Monday. As (always it seems LOL) the papers and cards are from Stampin Up.


More duck pics too!! they've been outside most of the day today. looks like it's worn them out! That's their food bowl lol

Enjoy your Tuesday evening everyone
:o)

Sunday, 4 July 2010

More duck pics


These are for you Sam LOL


First time outside and on the pond. Admittedly only a small garden pond, but it's pretty big when your only just over a week old!!

They are so funny to watch, they are always in a rush!

Thursday, 1 July 2010

A mojo and macabre monday!!!

This card is for the Macabre Monday challenge, which is masking. As you can see, my gorjuss girl is sat infront of a creepy purple wood LOL

The sketch is from Mojo Monday. The papers and card are from Stampin Up, as is the flower punch. The ribbon is from my scrap bag.

Have a fab Thursday everyone :o)

Monday, 28 June 2010

Duck bathtime!

video This is there first time in the big bath. As you can see they've taken to it like a duck to water LOL You can see there are only 5 in the video, unfortunately we had another fatality today :o(

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Burtonesque Dolls challenge


So this weeks challenge over at the Burtonesque dolls is to make a toe tag inspired by Beetlejuice!

I used Betty from Simply Betty stamps. Seeing as how toe tags are usually on corpse's I coloured her using grey and greens so she looks a bit, under the weather shall we say LOL

the background to the tag I created by swiping some distress ink in Walnut and Dusty Concord over my non-stick mat. I sprayed it with water and pressed the tag into it.

The vine stamp is from Stampin' Up. The little coffin is left over from Halloween and the beads and black ribbon are from an old corsage.



To finish off, here are some more pictures of my babies!! 6 altogether, out of 12 eggs, which isnt that good really! We did have 7 but his legs were disabled so unfortunately ............

Anyhow, enjoy the rest of your Sunday. England are out of the world cup (yay!!) so OH has gone to bed for a lie down after swearing that he will never watch football again - until next time LOL

:o)

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Busy busy busy!!!


and not crafting either!!! As you can see from the pic's I am now a mummy!!!


We've had 5 duckling hatch up to now, out of 12 eggs. There are another 2 just starting. It's so exciting (but a bit slow LOL)

Another England game tomorrow so might actually get some crafting done! Although my new babies are in in a box in my craft room so I think I might just be giving duck cuddles instead LOL

Hope your enjoying the good weather where you are!! Have a fabulous Saturday night :o)

Friday, 18 June 2010

A Burtonesque birthday!

Another card for 2 challenges! This one is for The Burtonesque Dolls, which is to Create a card/project fit for a Burton Birthday! The sketch is from Midnight Madness.

The papers and card came from my scrap drawer. The boarder piece is a Stampin' Up roller 'Forever Flowers'. The main image is London from Simply Betty stamps.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Macabre and Mojo Monday

This card is for Macabre Monday which is inspired by the TV show Tru Blood! I tried to focus on a southern belle/Gothic/vampire twist LOL

The sketch is Mojo Monday.

The image is an Elusive Images stamp. I love her but haven't used her in ages!!

The papers are called Paris Nights.

Thanks for looking!

Farm Fresh Friday!

Ok so not joined in FFF for a while! This uses The Greetings Farm Hope and Grace set.

The papers are from my scrap drawer. Another flower, yup, that Stampin Up punch is gonna be a fave I can feel it LOL

Thanks for looking and have a good Monday! :o)

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Another quick card!

as I am off to work again in a bit! This is for this weeks Winter Wonderland challenge which is to use traditional christmas flowers. I've used the poinsettia.

I was totally inspired by Janet's card! The flowers are punched from card and vellum using a Stampin' up punch. Infact, everything but the sentiment is Stampin' Up!! The sentiment is a PSX stamp that is about 14 years old!

Anyhow, no rest for the wicked. If footie is on tonight I may be back LOL

Have a good Sunday! :o)

Friday, 11 June 2010

Are you a WCW?

What's a WCW? A World Cup Widow. My hubby informed me a few weeks ago that he would only be watching the England matches (of which there would be at least 3!) 'No probs', Im thinking, I'll just go round to my friends.

When I got in from work this afternoon the South Africa and Mexico game was on. 'I'm watching this cos it's the host nation playing', was the cry. Then tonight the France and Uraguay match has been on. Apparently I've misunderstood the phrase 'Im only watching the England games', I guess by England he actually meant 'all countries playing!

On the upside it means I can craft away to my hearts content without him complaining LOL Anyhow, I made this piece for no other reason that the football was on!! It started off life as a large jigsaw piece. The skull is Tim Holtz grungeboard that I painted with white acrylic and swiped over some perfect pearls. I made the eyes by using beads threaded through some wire.

The backing paper and silver 'things' are from Stampin up. The heart and wings are also grunge board that I've glittered for a bit of added bling.

Anyhow, enjoy the rest of your Friday night! :o)

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

A couple of challenges

So I couldnt sleep so I thought I'd get up early and make a card. This is for 2 challenges. Over at Winter Wonderland the theme is love at Christmas, so this image from the fabulous Mo Manning covers that.

The sketch is from Mojo Monday.

The card is Stampin up and the papers are Dovecraft.

Anyhow, no rest for the wicked, off to work. I have a 12+ hour working day today - dont you just hate bad management LOL Have fun whatever your up to
x

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Quickie make





















So I made this little Friends book for no other reason that I just felt like it!!! Im pretty pleased with it too!! I also embraced my embossing powders, something I've been getting into again of late!

I was going to save it for a birthday but have decided to give it to someone very close to me who's as nice as pie!!

Have a great night! :o)





Saturday, 5 June 2010

Another cute card!

I think it's all this warm weather LOL Although I have had toothache the last few days, that's made me feel pretty dark I can tell ya!!!

This card is for the Allsorts challenge which this week is to take inspiration from Strawberries and Cream - YUM!!! The backing paper is from Stampin Up. The images are both freebie digi images, I thought Strawberry Shortcake and the 'sweet' sentiment fitted perfectly for this challenge!!

The flower I made following a tutorial on the Whiff Of Joy site. Hope your enjoying the good weather, looks like it's all set to change tomorrow. Luckily (or not!) Im working so the weather wont bother me lol
:o)

Friday, 4 June 2010

Crazy Challenge

This card is for this weeks Crazy Challenge which is to use white, pink and black. I embossed the background and used my nestabilities for the focal image. The stamps are called Elegant Birds. I finished it off with some black ribbon and a charm. Only a quick card but I think it's pretty cute!!!

Macabre Monday!

Over at Macabre Monday the challenge this week is 'Vile Vintage'. ?!?!?! Ooooer missus and all that!! I decided to use a 50's style pin up to create my vintageness. She actually reminds me of Bettie Page!

The spiders web is actually some halloween paper. The flourish is Tim Holtz grunge board that I coloured with Adirondack pain dabbers and purple ink. I also added some TH Rock Candy, but the camera dosent really pick it up,

I hope it's vintage and vile enough for the challenge!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Tea anyone?!

Well it's the final day of the Sassy Studios relay. Did you join in? They've given away some fab images, this one being the 4th. The smaller images are from The Greetings Farm Alice in Wonderland digi set.

The sketch is from Midnight Madness, which I haven't joined in with for ages!!!

Anyhow, enjoy your Tuesday evening! :o)

Monday, 31 May 2010

2 birds 1 stone!


This card is for 2 challenges. The sketch is from Mojo Monday and the image is for the Sassy Studios relay!

The image is called Bewitched. Isnt
she fabulous!! I was totally inspired by the image on the SS blog, hence the purple and green colour scheme.

The sentiment is from a set called Party Girl.

Hope you all had a fab Bank Holiday!
:o)

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Sassy relay day 2


This card is for the 2nd day of the Sassy Studio's 1st Anniversary relay. It's uses the fab digi image of Princess Penelope. I thought she'd go well with some of my DCWV Once Upon a Time paper.

I think this card might find it's way to my friends for their wedding anniversary next month!

Have a great Sunday evening! :o)


Saturday, 29 May 2010

Sassy lady!!

This very quick! card is made using a freebie from Sassy Design Studios. Tomorrow is their 1 year anniversay and to celebrate they are giving away this image as a free digi!!!

Infact, they will be giving away a free digi over the next 4 days!!! You just have to create someting before the deadline using your free image.

So hop on over!!

:o)

Burtonesque challenge

This weeks challenge over at the Burtonesque Dolls is to be inspired by the film The Corpse Bride. (hence the gravestone LOL) The image is a digi stamp from Tiddly Inks, as is the sentiment.

The background paper is from DCWV Once Upon a Time pad. I love the mix of colours on it!

Anyhow, hope you have a fab bank holiday weekend. My mum is here which means no crafting for me! :o)

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Much cooler Tuesday!

Looks like the end of our mini heatwave! At least it will be cooler at work!!!

This card is for 2 challenges (look at me combining again!!) The sketch is from Mojo Monday. The theme is from the Crazy Challenge which this week is Girl Thing. What can be more girlie than shopping!!!

The image is a freebie from Amber Ink.

Anyhow, no rest for the wicked. Off into work for a couple of hours. I fell down the stairs on Friday and tore my ligaments in my ankle so am now on crutches. On the upside, I am getting lots of sympathy from work LOL (more than Im getting at home anyhow LOL)

Have a fab Tuesday!

Monday, 24 May 2010

Macabre Monday!

Over at Macabre Monday the challenge this week is to create a beautiful, beastly butterfly piece.I thought black and red would be quite a gothic combination! The butterfly is a Marianne Design die. I added a bit of ribbon and a bead and made it into a wall hanging. You probably cant tell but I dabbed some Rock Candy distress stickles on the outside of the wings.

Quick and easy, but hey, it is nearly time for Eastenders LOL