Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Arty Girlz challenge 14 WORDS

This is the last challenge of 2007 over on Arty Girlz challenge Blog it will run for 2 weeks . The challenge is WORDS so pop on over there to check it out and join in all are welcome.

I would also like to wish EVERYONE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. And hope you all will continue to visit my blog in the new year as its been a pleasure getting to know you all in Blogger Land and seeing all the amazing and inspiring work you all have done.

Here's my words challenge. oops you can see the camera in the glass.LOL

I found a pack of ikea picture frames in a charity shop it had 2 this size 2 small squares and a larger rectangle in it and wait for it guess how much i paid ........ 60p what a bargain.

so i painted one white when it was dry i stamped a script stamp on to it in black, then i cut a piece of white card for the inside and stamped the script stamp on that. next i found a photo of my son on with a side profile scaled it down printed it cut his face out and used it as a template to draw round it on to black card cut that out, and stuck it to the insert piece . Its something a little bit different but its growing on me.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Arty Girlz challenge #13 Hand cutting

Over on The Arty Girlz challenge Blog the challenge we have set this week is hand cutting, check out the blog to find out more and join in all are welcome what ever craft your into

Here's mine.
I folded a piece of white paper in half drew round the template found it in an old file must have photo copied it from a book any way i cut the design out with scissors and a craft knife then repeated the process so i had 2 then i laid them flat one on top of the other and pierced holes down the center on the fold line and stitched the 2 piece together making a loop at the top to hang it from the tree, i left it white as i was going to have a white theme on the tree this year but that's kinda gone out the window now .

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Gothic Arches challenge Friends

The challenge this week on Gothic Arches is Friends

I used the fabby Butchers Block papers these have the script of the song wonderful world kind of based on that (you know the song Louie Armstrong sings it ) and the image is from crafty individuals

Here's mine

Arty Girlz challenge #10 ribbons and fibres

The challenge we have set this week over on the Arty Girlz challenge blog is ribbons and fibres.

pop on over there to find out more .

Here's mine it's a simple Layout of my Dad.

I have used Basic grey papers, ribbon's, a colour chart from the DIY shop, skeleton leaves, and a piece of plastic.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Arty Girlz Challenge #9 Hearts

This week the Arty Girlz challenge is HEARTS

Julie and I set each other a little challenge the other week to sew something as Julie is using her machine alot lately and i just cant sew LOL so i made her a Heart hangie thing LOL and this is what im using for the challenge

Sunday, 11 November 2007

4x4 Friday challenge Faces

This weeks theme over on 4x4 Friday is faces.
Mines another simple one as you might have gathered buy now i love Black and white

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

TMTA Birds

The challenge over on TMTA is Birds

Heres my Birdie

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Gothic Arches challenge "Birds"

This week over on Gothic Arches the theme is Birds

Here's Mine .....I used Basic Grey paper, Paper Artsy, and cherry pie stamps, the bird image i printed of from a CD and cut it out.

Arty Girlz challenge #8 Bling

The challenge this week on Arty Girlz is .....Bling so we'd like to see anything sparkly or shiny on your project - so you could use glitter, gems, metal, anything at all as long as it shines :)

Here's mine sadly the photo makes it look like there's no sparkle but the jems are and the silver thread is and there's silver glitter on the card which isnt showing up LOL.

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Arty Girlz challenge #7 Rainbow Colours

This week on Arty Girlz we have a guest Designer the lovely Cynthia Rainbow lady she kindly agreed set this weeks challenge for us which is to create a work of art using just THREE colours from the Rainbow spectrum which are RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, INDIGO AND VIOLET.

I chose Yellow Green and Blue, I made a set of 4 ATC's using jut these 3 colours.

I just dabbed my ink pads over my ATC blanks in random order for my background, i must admit this is one of my favourite ways of doing a background , then stamped the image in dark blue with a Paper Artsy stamp then added some gems and flowers on the ATC's

Monday, 29 October 2007

I'm back from my Hol's

I'm back from my Holiday on the Norfolk Broads. I wont bore you will all the details but a good time was had by all and i would defiantly go again. Its such a pretty place and the people are so friendly.

Heres a couple of pictures.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

you make me smile awad from Julie, louly and Debbie

I had the you make me smile award from Julie yesterday and everywhere i went everyone seemed to have one, (Didn't want to post it on someones blog that i don't visit what's the point in that) so didn't want to make you have to do another ten peeps, Then Louly and Debbie gave me the award today so I'm in the same boat LOL
so what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna give the you make me smile award to every one that visits my blog because you make me smile because you take the time to visit and leave a comment and that gives me a BIG smile, so take the award and put it on your blog and say i make crissi smile and forward it to ten peeps that make you smile or do what i have done.

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

woohoo nearly time to go on my Hols

These are what i will be spending next week on I'm off the the Norfolk Broads . I think i will be in the second boat but not sure. we will sort out who's going where when we get there . I'm really looking forward to getting away but would have been happy in something that was on land LOL. Hopefully the good old British weather will be kind and it will be dry if nothing else but in not holding my breath. We are starting out at wroxham and i dont have a clue where were going from there.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Arty Girlz challenge #5 stitches

Our theme this week on Arty Girlz is Stitches xx---xx Go check it out

I cant sew to save my life so i made some simple cards with very simple faux stitching,

Here they are.

Julie and i will be away from Saturday for a week , I wont have access to the internet but Julie will have limited access so Julie will be uploading next's weeks challenge. we will catch up with every one when we get home im looking forward to doing that LOL a week with no crafting (shock horror)

Monday, 15 October 2007

4x4 friday numbers

This weeks challenge on 4x4 friday is numbers here's mine
I used assorted Paper Artsy stamp and studio G for the flower, added blue gems to the flowers and cut up a blue skeleton leaf and added it to where the foliage is to help cover the ladies Modesty although they don't seem bothered about it at all LOL

Im getting excited now as im off on my hols on saturday so after about wednesday i wont be doing any more challenges :-( (she says) as i really will need to get on with tha packing and what have you. so be warned after wednesday ish i will be rambling on about my holiday and i will show you some pick's of where im going .

Oh and dont forget theres a new challenge going up on Arty Girlz tomorrow as there is every tuesday hope to see you there

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Fluffy fatbottom's Twisted Tuesday weekly challenge

This weeks challenge over on FFTT is.... wheres me head

This is what they had to say "Well, it's that time again....time to think twisted! Sure hope you are up for the challenge again. This week's theme is "Where was my head?" This could mean "what was I thinking" or could be asking the location of a missing head. Interpret it as you like and be sure to link your blog so that we can have a look. Happy creating!"

This was a real hard one for me then i thought of a conversation i had with my son the other week when we were looking at photos of when he was younger, He said what was you thinking dressing me in that as he looked at most of the photos hes now a COOL 12 yr old well he thinks hes cool he has so much to learn,,, but to be honest i was thinking the same(tehe) why on earth did i put him in them stripy trousers and them coloured shoes LOL. He also called me mama when he was little to ah BLESS/

heres my take on the challenge

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Wednesday Stamper "Inchies

Todays challenge on wednesday stamper is inches

Heres what they said "The Moo cards were very popular so we thought we would try INCHIES this week. I don’t think you can get any smaller; so the challenge is to create your smallest masterpiece this week and let’s see them! (Inchies are 1×1 inch squares.)"

Here are my inches .. i just stamped different colour ink pads over my squares for the back grounds and used cherry pie art stamps .

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

I've been Taged

I have been Taged by sharon

Here are the rules which you must abide by if you are tagged:1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Ok 7 thing about me.

1. I have a tatoo on my shoulder

2. I love the feel of wax on my fingers and picking it of when it's cold (you did say weird lol)

3. I hate my hair being played with

4. I dont like feet only little babies there cute

5. I never reply to chain letters

6. I love lavender

7. Im a list maker and i always loose them

Heres's who im gonna tag








Arty Girlz challenge #4 Glueless

I cant believe we are at challenge 4 already with Arty Girlz just want to say thank you to every one that has joined in so far and for sharing your Amazing work with us.

Fot this challenge i made 3 waxed ATC's using house hold candles and a travel iron,
all i did was tear the images and attach them to my Atc blank by dripping the wax over the image and just repeated and when done buffed witha cloth i reall like the effect you get as the images go translusant. Although my photo is a bit dark and you cant really see they are better in real life Honest LOL,

If anyone could tell me the proper technique for bees wax i would be greatful , i have herd of people using this technique but not sure with the who's whats when and how 's in other word i dont have a clue.

Monday, 8 October 2007

Gothic Arches challenge Flowers

This weeks challenge on Gothic Arches is Flowers

This is what they said......"This weeks theme at Gothic Arches is “Flowers”…what do you think of? a bright spring day with tulips blooming? a summer field of sunflowers? autumns harvest of mum plants? whatever comes to your mind we would love to see it in the form of a gothic arch."

I really wanted to do something different today, i have lots of paints pencils and all sorts and never use them mainly because im .....Afraid... LOL. so i got some acrylic paint and bits of sponge and swiped and splodge the back ground. used various paper Artsy stamps and the flower image is from a fantasy cd (just love this flower) so printed and cut that out. the butterfly is from crafty individuals miniatures book, i cut the butterfly out and rolled the wings over my fingers so it has a 3d effect but it's stuck down as well. I quite like the background and will defiantly use my paints more

Saturday, 6 October 2007

4x4 friday challenge... Men

This weeks challenge over on 4x4 Friday is men

I thought i would do the Rat pack as i love big band, swing and of course the RAT PACK.

Friday, 5 October 2007

Daring cardmakers dare

Today's dare on Daring Cardmakers is to design a post card

This is what jane said "Hello Happy Darers !!! It's Jane here ! It's my turn to dare again .........and I'm still on the postal theme ......yep thats right - I want you to design a post card - and whats more I want you to actually post it! Aren't I mean ? Honestly, its not as bad as it sounds- just a bit more thinking 'outside the square'.....excuse the pun :0)."
I stamped the background with the free stamp in this months craft stamper mag, stamped the image (home and heart stamp from create it) cut her out gave her a dusting with chalk and a smidge with my brown cats eye ink pad couldn't live with it LOL, and stamped the friendships are the garden of life sentiment in the brown as well , run round the edge of the card with the cats eye pad and drew the little L in the corner's in brown.
Forgot to say im sending this is for my friend Julie shhhhhhhhhh dont tell her .......LOL

Thursday, 4 October 2007

MAGICKDIVA challenge In the pink

MAGICDIVA'S challenge is In the pink

This is what she said.........The clue is in the title IN THE PINK - show us anything you like, a layout, card, atc, with the main colour being pink!

So here's A Simple card i have made for the challenge, the card is baby pink the ribbon a darker pink and the the mat is a dark pink so i hope there's enough pink LOL

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Fluffy Fatbottoms Twisted Tuesday Weekly Challenge

This is the challenge over on Fluffy Fatbottoms Twisted Tuesday weekly challenge

This is what they say

The rules are very simple–the challenge has to be on a 3 1/2 X 5 1/2 OR a 4 X 6 inch (postcard sizes) piece! You may use any medium that you choose–painting, stamping, chalk, collage, drawing, ink–anything!! We hope you enjoy these challenges and come back every week. You can add as many as you want of one challenge though!
Post your piece on your blog, Flickr, website, etc…and then post a static link to it in our comment section. Don’t forget to link back to us too!!OK–THE FIRST CHALLENGE OF FLUFFY FATBOTTOM’S TWISTED TUESDAYS POSTCARD CHALLENGE IS:

Here's mine.. The fish is defiantly me i was born in London but we moved away and now when i got to visit family or go to London, I feel like a fish out of water, people seem so busy flying here and there 24/7 ,,, takes me forever to cross the road LOL

Arty Girlz challenge #3 Tags

This weeks challenge on Arty Girlz is Tags

we at Arty Girlz want everyone to come and join in with our challenges and share

your lovely work with us what ever your craft may be. you can find us Here

Here's mine 3 fridge magnets

I cut my tags with my sizzix using glossy card and also chip board, i inked the background of my tags with 3 shades of whispers ink i used a sponge to apply the ink, stamped my image in the darker blue ink randomly on the tags (the stamp is crafty individuals c1-001) then edged them in silver, I cut scraps of glossy card and stamped the words on and taped over the ink and edged them in silver and stuck them to my tags , then i attached the glossy card tags to the chip board tags and added ribbon and magnets on the back. Im going on my Hols soon so have luggage tags in my head.

A tag note book

I cut the tags with my sizzix. Rubbed 2 shades of orange and a yellow over the front and back covers, then stamped my image (cherry pie art stamps) in the darker Orange , punched my pages with my Bind it all machine and added the ring wire attached ribbons to the ring wire and through the hole of the front cover.

Monday, 1 October 2007

Gothic Arches challenge .. vacations/places

This week Gothic Arches challenge is vacations/places

Here's mine I used the postcard paper from The bitty scrap pads, i cut out the image and i used my dymo label thingie for the words and added a little metal suitcase.

Sunday, 30 September 2007

Auntys Design Team Acetate Pop Art card

We (the DT Team) up loaded our designs yesterday over on Auntys the theme was to use Acetate this is one of the things i did. I made a Birthday card for my son.
I folded a piece of A4 card in half and randomly stamped the Happy Birthday on it. Then folded a piece of A4 acetate in half, printed a picture off of my son on to plain paper and placed it inside the acetate and drew round the picture with a permanent marker on the front of the acetate not picking up to much detail keeping it simple.
Then turned it over and painted on the inside of the acetate with acrylic paint using bright colours like in pop art, when it was dried i cut the photo out that i printed and attached it to the area that i painted on the inside of the acetate to tidy it up. I used stretch magic (a clear elastic) to attach the attach the acetate to the card at the spine.

Saturday, 29 September 2007

4x4 Friday Black and White

The challenge over at 4x4 Friday this week is Black and white.
I used a copy of Vivian Frances from my cigarette card collection, and cut her out, paper artsy script stamp and beauty is from Tanda stamps, I wanted a old tatty effect I think i got it LOL

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Wednesday Stamper "moo Cards"

Over on Wednesday stamper this week the challenge is moo cards no i have'nt lost the plot well not yet anyway. This is what they said

Kathy does it, Joyce does it … This week we challenge you to create a MOO CARD (or more). A moo (mini)card measures 2,8 x 7 cm (ca. 1,1″ x 2,8″) and you can read more about it here. Let Kathy’s fabulous Moo cards inspire you …

so here are my Moo cards (tehe makes me laugh that does moo cards)
I used various paper Artsy and cherry pie art stamps and used chalks to colour the images the coulurs are more vivid in Real life and run round the edges with silver krylon pen.

A big Thank you

I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to every one for the fantastic support you have given Julie and I with our Arty Girlz challenge blog, We have had some fantastic E-mails to.

Thanks Everyone

I will be back later with my Wednesday stamper challenge i didn't get time yesterday as i was looking after my nephew Jake boy cant 2 years wear you out LOL

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Arty Girlz challenge #2 flowers

This week the Arty Girlz challeng is Flowers.

I bought the little draw set on Saturday at my local boot sale for 75p it was painted yellow blue and green YUCK, so i sanded the whole thing then pained it cream covered the top sides and draw front with Basic Grey Oh baby Girl paper. Took the handles off, and cut some chip board and covered in sassifraslass in stiches paper and cut the flowers out for the handles added a big pink brad in the center and mounted them on little blocks and stuck them to the front of the draws for handles.

Monday, 24 September 2007

Think Monday Think ATC challenge

Toady's challenge on TMTA is SMILE'S this is what they said

"This week’s challenge is ’smiles’. What makes you smile. A circus clown, a funny face, flowers from your sweetheart, or the smile of a child. Share your smiles with us"

so here's my ATC I know mines not very original but my son Makes me smile so i printed a picture off and cut it out, i covered my atc blank in S.e.i paper paisley and pearls. printed you make me smile and inked it blue and cut it out and stuck everything to my base and then stamped the flower.

Sunday, 23 September 2007

4x4 Friday "France"

The latest challenge over on 4x4 Friday is France!

so here's my take on the challenge. I used part of a black and white image form the net for the back ground , stamped my lady in black Tanda stamps, then cut her out and stuck her in place punched 3 Daisy's in white and inked them with ink black, and added purple gems to the center and stuck them in place, printed the text remembering Paris cut and inked it stuck that in place,and inked round the whole piece in black

Saturday, 22 September 2007

It's In His Kiss

Today i have made a set of ATC's called "It's In his kiss," i so love all these wonderful vintage images of the 1920/30's that are available now, I love the glamour of this time the fashion and architecture. If you would like to do a 1-1 swap please contact me

dont forget to check out Arty Girls Challenge Blog

Friday, 21 September 2007

Caardvarks Challenge

Over on Caardvarks the challenge is chip board this is what they said,

Make a card using chipboard on your card front! Have your designs linked to us in the comments section of this post by October 1st. We'll upload your creations into the Chipboard Gallery along with the DT's cards.

I used paper from my Bitty scrap pads by Provo craft Heritage post, I covered a piece of chip board with patterned paper, and cut the 2 hearts out with my sizzix die cutter, folded my A5 brown leather look card in half then wrapped the pattern paper round the front and back and glued it in place. Then cut another piece of the brown card and matted the planer paper to that, I got some silver elastic with beads and sequins on and wrapped this round my hearts then added them to the card mat with foam pads and stuck this to the front of the card, then cut a smaller pieces of card matted the planer paper to it added happy birthday and stuck that to the bottom of the card . Aw just noticed the silver bits on the card are picking up the colours around them.

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Wedneday stamper challenge

This week challenge on wednesday stamper is Fish

This is what they said. FISH come in many shapes and colours. It is one of nature’s most colourful creature. Let all those odd, funny, gorgeous shapes and colours inspire you.

so here's mine i did an Atc was in a colourful mood at the time lol

I used my scraps i think the paper is Blond Moments? I covered the Atc with the paper, then stamped 3 fish from my see D's stamps Boys Toys on various other blond moment papers cut them out, the used my see D's morsel whimsical garden stamps to stamp the weeds and the bottom then dabbed tiny bits of glue around the bottom and added flower soft for a little bit of depth, then smudged a bit of orange ink round the side, and edged with a green marker

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Arty Girlz challenge #1

The Arty Girlz challenge blog new Tuesday challenge is stamping, where you can make what ever you like as long as it involves stamping.

This is what i made a Honeycomb Tag book which was make using money envelopes (the kind you put the kids diner money in)

I cut the flaps off 4 of the envelopes, then glued them together with the fronts facing each other this is where the honeycomb bit comes into play you glue in an oval from top to bottom so the side's are not stuck together. see pic 2.

Then i cut 2 piece of card the same size as the envelopes but a tiny bit longer the font and back stamped my design on them and inked the edges in brown.(these are the front and back covers), then i glued them to the front and back of the envelopes, then a strip i cut of pattern paper to wrap around the spine inked edges and glued this in place.

For the tags i cut brown card to size (to fit inside the envelopes) and sniped the corners for the tag shape added ribbon on the ends with a stapler, and cut a thin strip of the pattern paper inked the edge with brown ink and added this to the ends and stamped the flower with brown ink

Check out the Arty Girlz challenge Here

TMTA challenge

The challenge on Think Monday Think ATC this week was Coca cola

so here's my ATC.

I used BG paper for the back ground, ye i know BG again but i just love it, i used 3 different images from 3 different pictures, i cut the lady and dog out, then the coca cola bottle and then the coca cola logo, assembled them so the lady was sitting on the bottle, she was originally on a bench, and put the logo at the top

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Monday, 17 September 2007

Gothic Arches challenge "Gold"

The challenge this week over on Gothic Arches was "Gold" create a Gothic Arch using gold

so here's my take on the challenge.

I used Basic grey paper for backing (no surprises there LOL) printed and cut a flapper image (don't ya just love those images) i added a different piece of paper at the top then added a piece of brown ribbon , inked round my image to add a bit of depth then added foam pads to the back and stuck it on my arch so she stands outs. i wrote the words worth her weight in GOLD on a strip of paper cut it into strips and inked the edges and stuck it on , added a GOLD key at the bottom and a GOLD plaque at the top which says Dream , then went round the edges of the Arch in GOLD krylon pen.

Sunday, 16 September 2007

Daring card makers challenge

This is for the challenge over on DCM this is what the challenge was.

"This week I dare you to use a Word as the main focal point to your card. It can be a name, a greeting or just a word that inspires you. You can use other text but only one word as a main embellishment. So dig out your dictionaries, die cutters, alphabet stamps, rubons or download a funky font and show us what you can do! The design team have come up with some fabulous creations to inspire you".

Here's my attempt (I'm still trying to get over my fear of making cards LOL)
I used a pattern paper no idea what it is , stamped the word LOVE and cut it out, cut a couple of flowers out from the PP paper layered them up with foam pads to add a bit of 3D, cut out the tiny dragon fly and bent the wings for a 3d effect, inked round the edges of the paper flowers etc in black and stuck everything down.

Saturday, 15 September 2007

caardvarks micro mini card

This challenge is from caardvarks this is my first caardvarks challenge,

This is what they had to say: Make a micro mini card where your card front measures no bigger than a standard ATC -- 2.5" x 3.5". Deadline for creations is Midnight on Sunday. Post a link to your minis in the comments section of this post.

I used Basic Grey paper. I cut a thin panel and attached to the left hand side, cut a larger panel which was wide enough to slightly over lap the thinner one, printed off a transparency of a butterfly and attached it to the larger panel then added foam pads to the back and stuck it to the right hand side of the card also inked all the edges in brown. Then added a transparent Best wishes sticker.

4x4 Friday challenge

Think I'm going challenge crazy but loving every minute of it, this is this weeks challenge over on 4x4 Friday......... This is what they said......

This weeks challenge is : Flourish! Use a flourish somewhere on your 4×4!

I have a bit of trouble with this one as i don't have any flourish stamps so had to improvise.

If anyone out there in crafty blogger land can point me in the right direction of an online shop that does them i would be greatfull please email... I love the HOTP ones so if you know of any please let me know. would prefer UK

Any way back to the challenge, I used BASIC GREY paper, an image from crafty individuals Christmas book, and See D's morsels stamps.

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Wednesday stamper Tryptich ATC

Today's Random word is: stamen: pollen producing part of a flower

This is my take on the wednesday stamper challenge.

This is what they said ....

Carmel Trigwell from Australia inspires us this week with her gorgeous and glamorous ATC Tryptich which is the new challenge. (Read here what a tryptich is.) We’re looking forward to your interpretation!