Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Arty Girlz challenge #23 Circles

This week the Arty Girlz challenge is circles so heres a Lay out that i did of my Hubby, the photo is from a Holiday we had in lanzarote. wonderful place by the way.

We also have a fabby prize up for grabs this week so why not pop over to ARTY GIRLZ to find out more .

Also there's another freebie image on crissi's swap shop for you to snag.

Heres my LO for Arty Girlz

Its a 12x12 lay out i used Bazzill cs for the base and center city papers or is it city center from the sutton place collection.

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Am I lucky

Am I a lucky gal or what ?

I receieved a stunning ATC and some beautiful ribbon from Emma

and 5 yep 5 Ancient page ink pads from Jane

Thank you so much Ladies xx

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Another image to snag on crissi's swap shop

I have added another image on crissi's swap shop for you to snag

look what i got

Look what I got ,my stamps from paper Artsy I made good use of that discount that we had on Arty Girlz .. I had a tin full of change so took it to morrisons to the change thingie and i had £30 so thats what paid for my stamps so it pays to put ya change in a tin and im talking 1,2,5 &20 p's here LOL

Monday, 18 February 2008

Arty Girlz challenge # 22 GREEN

Thank you to everyone that took part in last weeks challenge to find out who won all them gorgeous stamps from paper Artsy click HERE

This weeks theme over on Arty Girlz is Green.
we also have Fabrizio as our guest designer you can find his blog here
so why not pop over to Arty Girlz to see whats going on and go Green.
Heres mine, A Lay out of my son when he was ikkle LOL. I used Bazzil card stock and Junkitz papers, I cut the paisleys out from one sheet and the smile letters from another, then punched small flowers from the paper and added little red and green Jems, and mounted the photo on to red card stock

Look at his little face Bless hes trying so hard not to smile LOL..

Thursday, 14 February 2008

so much to do so little time

I can remember saying about 6 weeks ago i have loads of time to get the house packed up for the move, well i just cant believe how fast its creeping up on me i still have packing to do and keep thinking to myself im gonna run out of time.

My mum has been poorly so im worried about her and what with moving and general day to day stuff all i can say is i think i need a holiday LOL

Im so missing not doing the challenges and not having time to craft properly i just cant wait to be all settled in the new home so i can craft my little heart out and get back to the challenges and blog hopping, i havent even had time to visit many blogs either :-(

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

3 ATC's on crissi's swap shop

I have 3 Atc's up for swap on crissi's swap shop

Edited to say they have now been swaped

Arty Girlz challenge #21 STAMPING

This week the challenge we have set over on the ARTY GIRLZ CHALLENGE BLOG is stamping this challenge has been sponsored by Parer Artsy the lovely Leandra from Paper Artsy has offered our partisipents some gorgeous stamps and also has given julie and i a set of all the stamps for us to play with how generous is that, but thats not all paper Artsy
are also offering Arty Girlz blog readers a fabulous 15% discount that will run from the Feb 12 - 19th you will need a code to get the 15% discount when you place your order so pop over to Arty Girlz to find out what the discount code is.

Here's mine

This piece measures approx 4.5" x 5.5" i used paints for the background in blue, green, orange a touch of white and yellow i applied the paint with bits of sponge and when it was dry i used gesso over the top, then stamped the swirls with the squiggly nini 08 stamp then i cut the image out of the oriental lady, i did add flowers but it just didnt look right so i opted for the simple look .

I painted this papier mache box with lovely bright red paint stamped the images from the swirls & curls 2 plate in black then clear embossed over the top, I added a piece of black ribbon round the lid and the diamonte charm is infact from a pair of flip flop type shoes that MIL was trowing away and the whole shoe had these fab little charms on them so i offered to take them off her hands and cut all the charms off think there was about 20 of them LOL


With this card i folded A4 acetate in half then cut it to 5.5" square , I stamped the verse with the squiggly mini 07 stamp on to a Atc blank in brown and inked the edge. Then cut a piece of dark red card for a mat and stuck this to the inside of the acetate behind the verse, then cut some PP the same size as the card and put it on the inside of the acetate and used 1 staple to attach it to the acetate. Lastly I used a piece of sticky ribbon on the front and added little primas flowers and jems.

With this card i used an apature card stamped the verse with the squiggly mini o7 stamp on to acetate and glues it to the back with clear glue to make the windwo then added pp to the inside of the card and finished with a couple of rub ons

This was a little papier mache frame which i painted with various paints and stamped the image from the swirls & curls 2 plate and then added Gesso to finish

Monday, 11 February 2008

Freebie picture on crissi's swap shop

I have up loaded my first freebie image for you to snag on my new Blog crissi's swap shop

This is where i will be adding freebie images for you to snag , freebie links i find on my travels , and also any art work i have to swap/trade IE: Atc's Arches 4x4's Tag's and what ever else i make along the way. so if your into swapping ATC,s , archs, 4x4 tags and what have you please keep popping on there to see what on offer or better still add it to your Favourites ;-)

I must admit it may be a little slow at present due to me moving i have packed all my Atc's and work that i have for swap away but come mid march i will be in full swing again but in the meen time i will be adding images and other bits and bob's SO KEEP CHECKING

Thursday, 7 February 2008

FREE papers from the siggi shop

Just thought i would let you all know that JO from the siggi shop is offering papers to download that she has designed herself, they really are gorgeous so go check them out you wont be disapointed.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Im a Guest woohoo

I have been contacted by chriss who runs an ATC club and was asked if i would like to be a Guest for there ATC club in March with the Theme being Tranquility how cool is that.

The web site is under construction at the moment It's called The Artist Trading club and can be found HERE

My ATC's are now done and i will be sending them off i hope they will be ok as my craft stuff is limited at the moment so fingers ...

The Arty Girlz Are looking for GUEST DESIGNERS

The Arty Girlz are looking for Guest designers for our challenge blog

so if you would like to be a Guest Designer on ARTY GIRLZ go check it out .

Arty Girlz challenge # 20 Frames

This week over on the Arty Girlz challenge blog we have set the theme as FRAMES.

so you could use cardstock to make a frame, do a stitched frame, a buttoned frame, alter a frame, doodle a frame.... there's so much you can do for this challenge and we can't wait to see what you come up with.
As usual you choose the format so you could make a card, atc, scrapbook layout whatever you decide it is up to you. so go check it out.

Heres mine

I bought theses papier mache frames from Hobby craft befor christmas with the intention of making something for the tree but it never happened.

I covered them both with Gesso and then inked them with purple blue and green whispers ink pads you get a lovely effect with the gesso which the camera aint showing. I cut the string of one and tied it into a bow and added it to the frame , cut the image out which is from crafty individuals and a piece of acetate for the the window and poped a magnet on the back and it now on my fridge and the other one i left as a hangie.