Thursday, 31 December 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Mmm... what else have I done, oh! yes my first project was a candle tin.
Phew! I think that's enough for today, hope to see you again soon.
It must be old age, it's taken me half an hour to find the picture I uploaded.
More stuff to follow.
Monday, 13 July 2009
This piece was done following a tutorial from the Encaustic.com website. I feel abit like Rolf Harris here... Can you tell what it is yet?
It's a simple landscape, with a dodgy bird flying above (havn't got the hang of birds yet) lol.
After having a good play I wondered what they might look like in a frame. So...
This morning I got my DH to drop this landscape into one to see the effect. I just used plain white card cut on robo for the frame and a piece of K&Co paper behind that, I must say I am quite pleased with the look of it.
BTW as usual the cock-eyed photo was taken by me... Sorry about that.
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Our garden seems to be shades of pinks and yellows at the moment.
The pink base card is a hammered finished cs, which I cut a swirly window out of with my robo. The yellow paper inside the card is K&Co Que Sera. The pixie is my download of course with added pearlidoodles, glitter and pearls.
Saturday, 4 July 2009
The base card I used was from a decoupage set from Ideal world, which once I received I didn't really like (i'm sure most of you have been there, done that!). I stitched over the design with bazzill cs and matted my topper on top.
Topper - CCC digital download,This pixie is Dreaming. Paper is from K&Co and every thing else is from my stash Pearlidoodles, Pixie dust, ribbon, flowers, thread.
Friday, 26 June 2009
I hope you all have a fab Friday.
Take care and TFL
Thursday, 25 June 2009
The holly wreath was from a free template by Dan - of My Crafty Life Blog, which I cut on robo using Bazzil Bling cs (used both ways for matt and bling effect). The paper behind Holly is a dovecraft christmas paper with a bit of laquer on the poinsettia flowers. The outer paper behind the wreath is a Basic grey - cupcake.
Although it's hard to see from the pic Holly also has some laquering on her wings and outfit. Ribbon and berries are from my stash. This card was great fun to do, I can see Holly being very popular this Christmas can't you?
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
I'm back again with another pixie/fairy card made from the Charmed download set, using the sketch on Mojo Monday's challenge.
This time I have used Forget-me-not as the card will be for my friend Anne who will be leaving work next Friday. I hope she likes it.
The papers are Dovecraft floral collection with a little glamour dust ( or should that be pixie dust) and yellow pearlidoodles added. The background paper that Forget me not is looking out of is a digi paper fron the digital scrapbook place. The sentiment is part of the charmed download set and the ribbon and butterfly is from my stash.
I think I will have to leave it there for tonight cos' my fingers seem to be typing there own letters, it's likely my brain has already gone to sleep Lol.
Night, night don't let the bed bugs bite.
Monday, 22 June 2009
have you got your Pixie download images from Charmed Cards and Crafts yet? I got mine early this morning and I couldn't wait to play. The images are just fantastic as are the sentiments to go with them. Well done, Lou and Karen you have come up trumps again!!!
So, without a challenge in mind (but now luckily it fits the bill for the Papertake Weekly challenge)I made a card from my new set (you will be spoilt for choice). This is Thistle...
I coloured her with copic markers, wc pencils, pearlidoodles (on the wings) and erm... glamour dust too.
My papers are LLB wild Rose cut with scalloped scissoors and an unknown sheet from my stash layered onto cream embossed paper. I made the flowers from oddments of paper layered up and pearlidoodled. The leaves were cut on my robo onto textured cs. Oh! and I dotted a bit of colour onto my lace with the copics too.
I hope you like her, have fun with yours.
Sunday, 21 June 2009
George, is from CCC Bumper Christmas download set and as I was pushed for time I used the coloured image. The tools were cut on my robo using a template from the UKScrappers forum created by Sugar and Spice (thank you!). My backing paper is from K&Co's Que sera sera (just gorgeous). The circle sentiment is the fab work of Karen who kindly gave all CCC challengers free sentiments to use for these special cards (many, many thanks for that Karen!).
And my second quickie card is for my Dad. Again using Que sera sera paper (the same sheet as the card above), as the main image. Some times I think these papers are just too gorgeous to cover up, so I only added a little fisherman stamp, some ribbon and another of Karen's circle sentiments.
I hope all the fathers out there loved the cards they received and had a great day.
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Over at Mojo monday the challenge was another fab sketch to work with. This is my take on it.
I thought it would be good for my DD2's teacher, he has given her so much confidence this past year. I first had the idea to do a class of children, Lol but it was way too hard to get that many images masked and arranged.
Adorable Annie is in front, offering her gift with a Kars boy image and a Gorjuss girl stood at the back.
The whole card is a cut down A4 card so it is pretty big. Backed with some Basic grey paper, Bazzil bling CS cuttlebugged with swiss dots. As you can guess my mats and the apple were cut on my robo with a little ribbon to finish it off.
Hope he likes it...
Thursday, 4 June 2009
this is another two for one card challenge piece.
OOOOh! Have you ever worked on acetate?I love the look but OMG isn't hard to keep clean!
The Copic colour challenge asked us to use the colours RV11Pink, YO6Yellow and E39Leather. I didn't have the exact colours but used RV21,YO2 and YO8 with E35 for the leather.
The CCT challenge is nip and punch. you have to get your die cuts and punches out to use in your creation.
I don't have many of those so...I cut my own frame on the robo and matted it with some bazzil bling underneath.
As you can see I have used my Elegant Annie stamp (from Charmed cards and crafts), part of a Kars stamp for the swing seat and pearls for the ropes. The papers are K&Co wild raspberry with flowers and ribbon from my stash.
Monday, 1 June 2009
Lift the flap to see the adorable Annie stamped image.
Sunday, 31 May 2009
Can I just thank those of you who left such kind comments, they really are appreciated.
So,I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I came up with during this past month and if you are given the chance to become guest designer yourself Go For It!
Anywho, enough of my jabber!
The challenge this week is set by Karen.
The theme for this challenge is to use Coffee and cream on spots or stripes and of course, a Charmed download.
I think I may have got the lot on this card( if you use the term stripes loosely lol!).
Here it is....
The lovely Holly has been paper pieced(in a way, I printed my Holly then traced the bits I wanted in different paper). The shells were cut on my robo onto coffee and cream coloured cardstocks, then cut again using Basic Grey - Pods from the Archiac collection.
Take care all, TFL
Saturday, 30 May 2009
The swirly jig was designed in inkscape and cut on Robo, the chick is from a colouring page off the net and the papers are K&Co.
Apologies for rushing but, you just have to make the most of the good weather when you get it don't you?
Have fun in the sun!!!
Sunday, 24 May 2009
I bet you have all been enjoying the fun and games over at Dottie's World celebrating the 1st year birthday. All that candy to be won, it's fab, i'll certainly be keeping my fingers crossed.
Anyway on with the regular Sunday challenge...
This week the challenge from Adele is to incorporate any buttons or beads from your stash into your artwork to compliment one of the wonderful Charmed Downloads.
Here is mine...
The original idea was to cross stitch Holly and use my beads to decorate her dress and add to the shading,however it turned out I that the beads I had looked too big for that.
So, I made a shaker card instead.
Thursday, 14 May 2009
The re-launch begins on Sunday 17th and will run for the whole week. You won't want to miss out, coz there are tons of games and prizes on offer...
Just look at this lot....
Who could resist???
Drop by and see for yourself, you won't be sorry.
I have only been a Dottie follower for a short time really, but it has always been fantastic. The DT are brilliant and give so much inspiration as well as kind comments.
COME ON!!! You know you want to. Just click the title above!!
Monday, 11 May 2009
Create a card to cheer someone up or make their day!
I hope it manages to raise a smile to it's recipient.
The Lillypad and sentiment are K&Co Margo elements. My cs is Making Memories Simply Fabulous and Bazzil bling, the stars are papermania or Anita's.I made my frog based on a clipart image in inkscape and cut him out on robo.
TFL, take care
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Here is my contribution...
..with the charm being the lucky coins dangling on the 'rope'.
Bazzil bling cs, black marble cs, my charm ( 2 'coins' cut on my robo from gold mirri card then cuttlebugged, threaded onto twisted x stich thread and tassel made from the same), a Chinese rubber stamp onto red mirri card. With the lovely Madison, coloured with copics and wc pencil.
The backing paper is actually the front cover of a new paper pack designed by Laurence Llewelyn Bowen, cos when I opened the pack the paper I thought would be great for this image isn't included. Duh! How dumb am I?
I really loved making this card, thanks for looking.
Thursday, 7 May 2009
it's a new sketch over on Mojo Monday this week. Again I have used one of my Annie stamps.
This is what I made from it.
I have used various papers and card for this in peach and pink tones including Brenda Pinnick and create and craft. The scallop edge was cut on my robo from peach marble card which doesn't seem to show here, lol.
The ribbon and pearls are just from my ever growing stash.
TFL, take care