Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Arty Girlz challenge #32 Open Theme sponsored by Trimcraft

This weeks challenge on Arty Girlz is is an OPEN THEME so you can create what ever you like,

This week Arty Girlz has been sponsored by who are launching a fantastic new web site on the 1st of May you can pre-register now for a chance of winning £1000 worth of craft vouchers so get yourselves over there. (click the banner)

This is the fab prize you can win this week over on Arty Girlz which Trimcraft have sponsored, 2 packs of 8x8 Laura Ashley papers Traditional and contemporary with 2 packs of matching ribbons and a set of 4 Traditional wood mounted stamps.

Julie & I were also lucky enough to receive the same as the prize to use in our examples for this week.

Here's what i did

Form the contemporary paper pack I covered a card blank with the mixed background paper, cut out 2 large circles from card stock and 2 from 2 different sheets of paper, slightly offset my card stock circles behind the Patterned Paper ones, and glued them together on the outer edge I used glitter glue to make dots and added some to the Patterned Paper in various places . Added the ribbon from the contemporary pack and a happy birthday rub on.
From the Traditional pack I used a sheet of the paper to cover my card blank then cut 6 large circles from 6 different sheets of paper to make my flower petals by fan folding the circles, and cutting the folded paper in half each half makes a petal so there's enough to make 2 flowers if you want.
Glued them together to make a flower. I stamped a large white brad with one of the stamps from the set in black and also a small circle that I cut from the scraps, cut out a leaf and stem from the scraps to make the stem for the flower then glued it all to my card, then used ribbon from the tradition pack and stuck it to my card in staggers and placed the small stamped circle on top.

I painted a paper mache plant pot white then in lilac I stamped the image on the bottom of the pot 3 times around the bottom then used parts of the flower stamp to randomly stamp around the top of the pot, inked around the edges and base. when the ink was dry I added a coat of crackle medium all over the pot for a cracked effect which isn't showing to well in the pic. In all honesty a paper mache plant pot is about as much use as a chocolate tea pot so i put my pens in it LOL.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

I've been Tagged

I have been Tagged by carol craftgirl these are the rules

I have to write six little known or quirky things about me. Tag 6 others and leave comments on their blog. That's the rules bit.

but i never play by the rules LOL plus i cant decide which 6 people to tag to if you want to be tagged by me consider yourself tagged LOL

1. I don't want to be like everyone else i just want to be me
2. I have ambitions way above my station lol or are they dreams
3. I love Jelly Tot sweets yum
4. spiders don't bother me
5. I collect cigarette cards with vintage images on people mainly 20's 30's etc
6. I cant stand proper Jelly yuck yuck yuck

Aw this was hard ....

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

sandys blog candy

Go check out sandys blog she has some fantastic blog candy up for grabs this is what she had to say..

My dear blogging-friends…I would like to celebrate - YES ! You´ve made it: 10.000 comments regarding my creations - you´re awesome ! That´s the reason why I would like to announce a kind of little different Blog-Candy. I will pick out two winners who will get everything which can be found in my paper-box (different sizes, up to 6×6 inches). What should you do to win this ? It´s so easy, please leave a comment to this post and set a Sandy-link on your blog concerning my Blog-Candy. On Sunday, April 27th, 2008 I will draw two winners. Winner no 1 will get the box with the pattern paper, winner no 2 will get the cardstock-box. And you can be sure - I will deliver international - no question. Thanks again so much for being my blogging-friends.
Pattern Paper.. so go check it out HERE

Art girlz challenge #31 Make your own backgrounds

The challenge this week on Arty Girlz is make your own background we also have the very Talented Paula as our guest designer check out Paula's blog HERE.

We also have a fantastic sponsor this week the lovely Jennie sent Julie and myself some Gorgeous stamps and some of white chipboard shapes to play with

The stamps are deeply etched and stamp beautifully, the white chip board shapes include tags flowers wings etc . and are just fantastic.

Here's what i did .

An 8 x10 canvas

I used acrylic paint for my background randomly stamped the images , printed my image and attached her to the canvas and applied gesso over the whole thing ,painted the chipboard flowers and gesso'd over the top and added tiny little clear Jens to them.

A Tag

I used one of the large white chipboard tags for this i water coloured the background then stamped with the circle stamp. printed my image which was black & white and used water colour paints over the top i love doing this at the moment you get a picture that looks like a real water coloured painting i have not added any ribbon to this at the moment as i didn't have the right kind.

Altered Domino

I used alcohol inks for the back ground stamped the key image highlighted in silver krylon and edged the side in silver as well.

A medium Tag

I'm not sure what i was doing with this one LOL i covered the tag and wing with a gold oil pastel crayon used alchole inks over the top then rubbed the gold off its got a lovely shimmer which the camera isn't picking up then i used the stamps and randomly stamped the watch,key and words, i punched a hole through the tag and wing and secured with ribbon , told you i wern't sure what i was doing with this LOL

A card

I made the card just to throw in the mix and before you all tell me off i know its not my own back ground LOL but i liked it LOL i covered the card blank with freebie paper from a mag used a chipboard flower and threaded the ribbon through used foam pads to attach then added the same ribbon on the card and a rub on on the bottom.

Monday, 21 April 2008

Topper's Tag's & ATC's

This weeks challenge on Toppers Tags & ATC's is faces and stitching

Here my ATC which is up for swaps if you would like to swap just let me know.

I stamped a lace patterned background on to my Atc blank cut out my image and words added them to my background and added faux stitching.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Inspirational blog swap

The inspirational craft blog are hosting an international craft swap if you would like to join in then click the banner in the side bar for more information or visit the blog.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Arty Girlz challenge #30 Ribbons

This weeks challenge over on Arty Girlz is Ribbons and we also have the fabby Molly Day Dream sponsoring the challenge this week with a beautiful selection of ribbons and embellishment as a prize so pop on over there to join in and have a chance of winning some goodies to.

The Lovely talented Jane is our Guest designer this week, thanks Jane, you can find Jane's lovely work on her Blog Here

Here's mine its an ATC called my blue shoes and is up for Trading if anyone is interested please let me know . The ribbon was an RAK from Emma

I used a small rose corner stamp for the background and randomly stamped it over my base in blue then aded a little gold. Mounted the picture on blue card stock and added it to the base then added my ribbon using staples.

The ATC has now been traded thanks Fiona..

Friday, 11 April 2008


Ok I'm addicted to them LOL I started doing these a while ago and I'm still doing them so according to my son I'm addicted and really must stop. Although he like this one and wants me to do a bigger version to hang on his wall.

I am also entering this in the step out side your box saturday challenge,the challeng is to show us your doodles.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Arty Girlz challenge #29 BLACK & WHITE

This weeks challenge on Arty Girlz is black and white.

we also have a fabby prize sponsored by Fiona from fiona stamping up blog pop over to Arty Girlz to see what it is.

Also we have the talented Rosie Rowe as our guest designer this week so check out her fabby work.

Here's mine
It's a 12x12 layout of my DH's mum when she was younger a bit of a stunner dont you think LOL, i used black and white card stock, punched the flowers and doodled the stems, the flowers at the bottom i punched out and drew the leaves and stems and cut them out. The white letters were in my stash

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Toppers Tags & ATC's

The challenge this week on Toppers, Tags & ATC's is Glitter

so you have to have Glitter on your Topper, Tag or ATC.

go check out the challenge.

HERE'S MY ATC which is up for swaps if any one wants it.

I used basic grey paper, stamped my image's on white card stock then cut them in to circles then added glitter to the star at the back 3 dots at the side and on the dot of the i

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Arty Girlz challenge #28 Triangles

The challenge this week over On Arty Girlz is Triangles and we also have a fantastic sponsor this week to which is StampAttack. And you can win a gorgeous plate of rubber stamps by joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge so go check it out .

Carol from StampAttack also sent Julie and I a plate of Gorgeous stamps to play with so here what i did with mine.

I cut a large piece of mount board into a triangle shape and used distress inks for my background stamped the image's with brown stazon and added little blue flowers and tied cream ribbon round the stems and for the hangie loop.

For this card i cut a triangle shape from card stock to make the blank covered the front with K&Co papers (think that's what they are ) stamped the image on to the front twice and the word joy which is also on the stamp, then cut a square of card in cream stamped the image again added brown ribbon round the edge and the charm and stuck it to the card.

For this hangie I cut a large triangle from mount board again and used whispers inks for the background. stamped the image added spotty brads and wound paper string around them and used more paper string for the hanging loop.

For this set of 3 ATC Triangles ( you used a standard size ATC and find the center and cut the sides off) I used blue green and orange for the back grounds stamped the image added the little dome stickers and words and run round the edge with silver krylon pen .