Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy halloween

Just a little pumpkin picture to say


Took about an hour to carve, but well worth the work and the kids are pleased.
Is pumpkin carving classed as craft?????????????

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Little acorn with Lacy Sunshine Stamps

Blog time again, this week for Challenges 4 Everybody, we have been given stamps by Sunshine Lacy top play with. I totally love the design of  the stamps, on the website there's a really good mix of cutesy characters, ones with attitude and I, to the detriment of my bank account, just had to invest also in one of the Curiosity characters. As they would say on Towie, totes amaze!!!!
I absolutely loved colouring the image in and am quite pleased with the progress I am making in using Spectrum Noirs. Make your own judgement.

The rest of the DT have made some amazing creations, take a look and while your there, why not take part, you could win some of Lacy Sunshines amazing digi's.

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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Victorian Lady Notebook

This week is Drunken Stampers turn for the challenge. Good broad subject this week

Decided to try something different this week and have a change from doing cards. I have instead done a notebook.

I've never had much success with gilding flakes, but after watching Indigoblu on C&C I thought I'd try again and was quite pleased with how it worked out. As should be the way with crafting, I did get quite messy, but what 's glue for if not to get messy! 

Why not take a look and see what the rest of the DT have done and while your there, have a bash at becoming this weeks Life of the Party.

Wood grain card - Kanban
Victorian image stamp - Indigoblu Elizabeth Bennet A6
Gilding Flakes - Indigoblu Autumn Blaze
Glue - Indigoblu Flitter glue
Corner die - Spellbinders Gold Elements One
Hat pins - Home made by me!
All other embellishments - From my crafty stash

I am entering this into the following challenges

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Little Ladybugs

As one challenge ends, another one begins. This fortnight on Challenges 4 Everybody we've had the privilege of having some Oak Pond Creations digistamps to play with. They have some fantastic images, and what the rest of the DT have done with them is fab. I chose an absolutely gorgeous image of some little ladybirds hiding behind a flower.
This week I went a little bit mad and spoilt myself with a new set of pens. I've been wanting to try Spectrum Noirs for some time and there was a fab offer on in the local garden centre which was just too good to miss. This is the first time I've used them and I'm quite happy with how it turned out. They are very different to use to Promarkers and I've found the colours to be much richer.

Image - Courtesy of Oak Pond Creations
Alcohol pens - Spectrum Noirs
Black Core'dinations card
Scalloped die - Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large
Mini Flag die - Spellbinders 'Charmed, I'm Sure'
Wonderful day stamp - My crafty stash
Red card - My crafty stash

I will be entering this card into the following challenges: - Anything goes - All creatures Great and Small - Colouring Skills - Animals - Animals - Anything goes

Happy crafting.xx

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Drunken Stampers Space challenge

Morning all, little bit of confession to make, I'm a bit late on publishing this blog post for Drunken Stampers, to be honest no excuses I just purely forgot to write it!
Anyway this week the challenge is centred round Neil Armstrong or anything to do with an astronaut or space.

I actually found this quite difficult and really did have a few problems coming up with something, but here's what I ended with.

I ended up using some toppers from hunkydory, together with some of their card and arranged on a shaped card.
I wanted to try to do a shaped card, as I tend to get stuck in the rut of doing square all the time. Quite happy with how it cam out in the end.
The rest of the DT at Drunken Stampers have done some amazing creations, pop over and have a peek and while you're there why not have a try at the challenge, you never know you might the next 'Life of the Party'

Backing card and toppers - Hunkydory, Something for the Boys
Shaped card - Creative Crafting World, 5x7 Elegant Ribbon card
Ribbon - From y crafty stash

Happy crafting.xx.