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

Check out our new challenge blog Here

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!

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Gothic arch challenge

This is my take on the Gothic Arches challenge over on Gothic Arches

This is what they said .... This weeks theme is “Family”. What do you think of when it comes to family? Your siblings and parents? A special grandmother? Cousins that made growing up fun? We hope to see your beautiful creations in gothic arch form here.

so here's mine the picture is of my Greats Aunt's Lou and Liza

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

TMTA challenge

Todays Random word is Repose: peace: composure: sleep, lie or lay at rest

This is the challenge that i did for TMTA this is what they said,

This week it’s all about slide mounts. You can use the original ones, glue paper on them and stamp on them. There are also paper ones available or those made of plastics, they are coloured and monochromic, so just go ahead. No matter if they are original, stamped or punched - show us your slide mounts.

I did a random collage with a stamped slide mount.

4x4 Tuesday

Todays random word is butterfly:
insect with brightly coloured wings;swimming stroke in which
both arms move together in a foward circular motion

Today i did the 4x4 challenge on 4x4 Friday the challenge was TIME, so here it is

Monday, 10 September 2007

monday muse

Today's word is: Antler branched horn of a male deer.

I'm still feeling under the weather today , but you just have to get on with it dont ya.

Today i have been making my projects for this months Design team on Auntys
all i can say is this month is Acetate, I can't up load yet as we cant upload till the end of the month on there.

I have also made some ATC's for a buttery fly Act swap on but again cant' show them yet.
not doing very well am i not being able to show anything LOL, but the day is young so i might be able to do something later that i can up load so bye for now

Saturday, 8 September 2007

sat on my bum saturday

Today's Random word is Breeze: gentle wind, move quickly or casually.

well that's about all i have done today apart from popping to Sainsbury's food shopping.

so i thought i would show you a jewellery box that i altered a little while ago, I can honestly say hand on heart that this is the only thing i have ever done and it has turned out exactly how i hoped it would.
I normally have loads of idea's rattling about in my head and they look really cool in there LOL but NEVER turn out how i thought they would .. The first picci is before and the next 2 are after i got my grubby hand on it.

I sanded the box down to the bare wood to get rid of that horrible stain, i also sanded the handled to get rid of the gold guilding, then i took the lid off and scanned it for a template, also the little draw on the front then the rest of the box for templates.

I cut them out and drew round my paper which were K&co i wanted a romantic feel to the box and thought these papers were perfect for the job. I then glued all my paper in place when it was dry I sanded the edges of the paper into the box for a nice smooth finish. I didn't seal the box because i liked it as it was

Friday, 7 September 2007

Another card "shock"

Today i made a card for the cmu challenge which was to recycle so this is my take on it i used 2 old beer mats and the wrapper from my Daz soap tablets

I cut a circle in the middle of the mat and put a photo of my dad in the center, out lined the circle with silver krylon. I used my sizzix alphabet and cut the letters Dad from the daz wrapper its silver on the inside, stuck the letters to one side of the photo, then run the krylon round the edge of the mat also round the edge of the card blank, then cut out a label from the spare mat popped a foam pad on the back and stuck it to the bottom right over the one that was already there.

I have also altered a couple of Dominos today they are drying at the mo i will add a picci later here they are , i just tapped some brown stazon on the doms the used versmark to stamp the little trees and embossed them with gold powder, im not going to put ant glaze on these as they have a lovely shine to them which the camera isnt picking up.

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

I dont Believe it

Today's random word is Believe; accept as true or real; think, assume, or suppose.

I don't believe it i made wait for it 2 cards yesterday, one is for the monthly challenge on auntys forum, we had to make a card for a female family member and it had to have flowers on it, i don't normally do the card challenge because of my fear of them LOL there must be a name for it, ************* a fear of making cards lol. The other one i did as i was on a roll something that does'nt happen for me where cards are concerned, LOL.

The first one for auntys i used the Anita's scribble stamp (thanks Julie) i made a bi fold card laid it flat and stamped the flowers in an upwards direction in black and and embossed than with clear embossing powder, cut round the flowers folded the card back up then used chalks to colour the flowers i also stamped embossed and chalked flowers on the back as well so when its opened you can see them.

For the second card i made a tall card blank covered it with Lilly Kate paper (BG) cut the shape with fancy scissors then added a piece of parchment card to the inside front cover to make it rectangle again and stamped happy birthday at the bottom on the inside i stuck another piece of parchment card to the inside back cover and added the pattern paper that i cut from the front i trimmed it so it wernt so wide,to it to add something to the in side it a simple looking card.

so here they are.

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Thats it!!!

Todays Random word is: Amity: friendship

Well today's the day my baby boy has gone up to big school (seniors)he looked so grown up in his uniform. I feel quite jittery today worrying, that he's ok.

I was going to start my cj today but i'm just not in the crafting mood, so i will post a picci of a pendent that i made using a Len's from an old pair of glasses and a key ring they were an experiment so a bit on the dodgy side but i have the idea now hopefully i will be able to do them better next time (if there is a next time LOL)

Monday, 3 September 2007

Times flys

Todays random word is Holiday; time spent away from home for rest and recreation; day or other period of rest from workor studies.

where have the days gone, the kids are going back to school tomorrow here in in Essex,

so that meens lots of craft time for me,woohoo. This is a picci of a domino wall plaque i made the other week.

I used 16 dominoes to make it first i used alcohol inks on them, 8 in one colour and 8 in another then randomly stamped images on them. when everything was dry i cut a piece of mount board and glued the domino's to it adding a little bit of glue at the sides that were attached to each other, then added a picture hook on the back and now its hanging in my craft room.

Saturday, 1 September 2007

Bind it all saturday

Todays Random word is Bicycle: vehicle with two wheels, one behind the other, pedalled by the rider.

I have been playing with my new Bind it all machine today its so much fun, i have made a gift set for a friend using it.

It's so easy to use i have punched thick beer mats, card, paper so far I'm going to try Cd's tomorrow fingers crossed it works like they say.

The frame was plain wood so i gave it wash of white acrylic paint used Basic Grey Lilly Kate papers (Don't ya just love BG scrummy papers) I drew round the frame on to the back of the paper making the top half shorter then the bottom as you can see i used 2 different papers then added sticky ribbon at the joins.

The note book i use card that was 2.5x3.5 for the inner and outer pages i covered the front and back cover in the lilac paper and used the other sheet of BG paper to cut a part of the pattern out and added that to the covers front and back then punched everything with the Bind it all added the wire and that's the note book.

I chopped a pencil in half and covered it in the lilac paper to match the note book and added a piece of sticky ribbon round the center.
For the box i used 5 beer mats covered 4 of them with white card then on the other side i covered 2 with the lilac paper and the other 2 with the patterned paper and the 5th beer mat i covered both sides with white card as this was for the bottom. I punched the sides of the beer mats with the Bind it all then threaded ribbon through the holes and knotted them, glued the edges of the 5th beer mat and attached it to the bottom, and that's the box.

I will put the note book and pencil in the box and anything else i come up with.