Thursday, October 31, 2013

Christmas Reindeer

I'm still in Christmas mode after yesterdays Christmas Pud .

Incy Wincy - Red and White challenge .
Tuesday Morning Sketches -  222 shown above -
ABC Christmas challenge - Add a Reindeer

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Plum Pudding

Crafting With Dragonflies- challenge 13 - Card with Nature/ Trees or Leaves -With Christmas just around the corner I couldn't resist a festive feel with holly leaves.
Creative Craft Cottage - challenge 8 - Anything goes.
Christmas Cards All Year Round- October challenge - Getting Ready For Christmas - Making the pud.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Teacup just for you

I'm always surprised that people ask if I have any cross stitch cards - the answer is usually no so I've been busy in the evenings and this is the first one made up and ready to go.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday quick post

After last weeks disaster with the glass paint I thought I'd have another go with this little bird . I left him overnight to dry so no mistakes this time.

Friday, October 25, 2013

A happy accident

Disaster averted -I spent some time carefully adding glass paint onto acetate -the finished results were like shiny fruit drops -not an air bubble in sight . Being my usual impatient self I decide to clean the acetate with a baby wipe and accidentally touched the paint on the pink flower removing the top layer which had almost set. Trying to add a second layer of paint is not a good idea so I used the baby wipe to dab over the surface on all 3 flowers. Once it was dry and this time I did wait I added a coat of gloss to bring back the shine.The colours may not have the depth but I'm still happy with end result.I cut out the panel myself on the base card and on  a second piece so that the acetate is sandwiched between.

Southern Girls -  challenge - Shine

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Krafty Christmas


I quite like Kraft and red together . I covered the whole card first and then using 3 snowflake stamps and one star stamp I did  a  random pattern on a separate piece of paper. I used silver peel off stickers coloured red with a Promarker pen for the edges and then added a little bling . Merry Christmas stamp from Kaisercraft .Very Nordic.

Feeling Sketchy - challenge 72 - sketch above
Perfectly Rustics - challenge  - Use Patterned paper -

Friday, October 18, 2013

O'Christmas Tree

The paper is from Pebbles and called sparkle ,it's had to see but some of the stars have glitter on them . The sequins are the same colour as the paper.The tree was easy to make and it's a great way to use up scraps .

Lets Create and Craft - challenge 81- Trim the Tree
C.R.A.F.T - challenge 229 -Christmas
Crimson Cloud -  Christmas Card in traditional or contemporary colours.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Stitched Stems

Stitched stems ,mandala flowers( a magazine freebie I've had for ages ) cut out and stuck to chipboard ,a sprinkle of glitter and a bow .

UnstampaBelles challenge 28- Stitching - you can still join in as the challenge is open until November 1st.
Everybody- Art - Challenge - 249 -Ribbon
Craft-Dee-Bowz - October - 06 - must include a bow .

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A bit of Scottish Tartan

Wow ,this photo looks nothing like the real thing . The flower and red on the ribbon are dark cherry red  not this bright tacky colour .  The camera hasn't picked up on the white background paper of swiss dots ,it's just visible below the bow.Down the spine of the flowers I popped some glitter and lots of bling in the middle. I may try and take another photo when the sun has gone in ,it's very sunny today ,all the rooms bathed in sunlight.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

More Flower Power

I really liked how my card came out yesterday so here is one more in different colours .I have a feeling this won't be the last .I've been trying to decided what sort of flower it is and I'm thinking poinsettia so a red Christmas flower would be good.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Flower Power

I love this patterned paper ,sadly I don't remember who makes it . It has faux stitching ,glitter and some clear embossed flowers .

Crafts 4 Eternity - challenge 145 - Clean and Simple
Happy Campers - challenge 22 - Show Us Your Flowers
Papercraft Stars - challenge 165 - Photo Inspired -I've used all the orange  and beige tones from this pic.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

hello kitty

The Lollipop Ladies- challenge 77 - Macaroons and Ribbon -I've picked this paper as it shows all my favourite macaroon  flavours -lime,lemon,lavender and strawberry .I added self adhesive spotty ribbon and a felt cat to complete the challenge.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Just for you


I love all the colours in this paper ,sadly the design is a bit big and it's not really suitable for card making.

Just Inspirational -  Feathers - real or stamped .

Birthday Stars

Feeling Sketchy - sketch 71 - Shown above with the option of using just  one colour or two .I went with grey and white.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Just little bugs

Papercraft Star - challenge 164 - Inspired by pic at top .

Parade Your Crafts - challenge 5 - Fall

Monday, October 7, 2013

Christmas is coming

I made the chipboard shapes myself as I don't a fancy machine to do all the hard work. You will need some chipboard and paper of your choice . My shapes are 1cm at the widest end and  a 1/2cm at the narrow end ,cut them in lengths of 5cm , 4.5 , 3.5 , 3 ,2.5 . I cut an extra shape at 2.5 for the trunk. Cover all the pieces with paper and decorate .The sentiment is a sticker.
If you have a machine Simon Says have some lovely Christmas dies, here is Lucy's creation.

Creative Craft Cottage - challenge 7 - Cardboard or Chipboard .
Totally Gorjuss- challenge  204 - Anything with a Star .

A stitch in time

I'm guest designer over at UnstampaBelles for October and challenge 28 is all about stitching . The top one is hand stitched  from a pattern by Erica Fortgens the bottom one  is done on the sewing machine and a great  way to use up scraps.

Come along and join in the fun ,the prize this month is from Blue Edge Crafts.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Be mine

I used sequin waste and a  cherry red stamp pad to create the background . I used a square aperture card,the punched hearts are on the inside. I used 2 different stamps for the box and the sentiment.

Lets Create and Craft - challenge 80 - Ink Technique.
Challenges 4 Everybody - challenge 30 - anything goes.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Christmas gift tag

 back of tag

Papercraft Star -challenge 163 - Inspired by the photo - metal or shapes - I used hobby foil in bronze and 2 shades of gold . ( I know the bottom crown looks green but trust me it is gold. ) to make my tag.