Monday, 31 March 2014

Stunning steampunk

I'm afraid I'm scribing this rather hurriedly, as I'm in the process of trying to get my youngest to sleep in a bed rather than a cot. Trying is not the word, so far she's lasted 3 1/2 hours! Therefore please excuse any missed spelling errors, I purely blame my daughter!!!!!!!!!!!
But hey down to business. This week at TTPH it's steampunk week. Always a challenge but really interesting to see every body's  interpretation of it. To make our cards, we have the fab sponsor this week of Rick St Denis. An absolutely awesome designer, who's images are a real pleasure to work with. And here's mine.

Done on a basic cream 8x8 card, I started by randomly stamping text stamp and a clock stamp around the edge of the card, overlaying the blue matt paper, with added paper curls for pizazz and tore a strip of the burgundy paper to tie it all together. I coloured the image in sepia tones using Promarkers and added a couple of gilded wooden keys, some lace and made flowers by crumpling up paper and lightly inking over using an ink duster.
Join us at TTPH and have a go.

Through The Purple  Haze Challenges

8x8 cream base card - Craft UK Ltd
Image - Supplied by
Blue & Burgundy paper - Docrafts Gorjuss range
Promarkers - TBC
Inks - Ranger Adirondack Caramel & Cappucino
Dies - Spellbinders Persian accents & TBC
Keys - Santoro Docrafts
Gilding flakes - Indigoblu
flower centres - Craftwork cards Candi

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Monday, 17 March 2014

TTPH Challenge #33

I've tried something a little different this week. Our sponsors were Digital Delights & Time for Tea Designs and with the Time for Tea image I've attempted paper piecing for the first time.

And a close of my paper piecing,

All the papers for the image were taken from various Serif Craft Artist graphic programmes.

Have a look at Through The Purple  Haze Challenges to see what the rest of the team have come up with and to join in.

Image - 
Backing card - Hunkydory
Die cut frame - Spellbinders
Flowers & Butterflies - Hunkydory


Monday, 10 March 2014

Freebie time!

Don't we all love a freebie and this time we got to play with some freebie digi images from Crafts U Print.. We had to choose from and I chose this amazingly vintage style decoupage girl.

This, along with some other fantastic freebies are available to everyone, just click on the link below.

We also had some fantastic digi's from Milk Coffee Stamps.

Two very different images, but equally wonderful to work with and get the creative juices flowing.
The team have come up with some amazing creations, which hopefully will give you some great inspiration to make a card, enter our challenge and may be even win some digi's.

Through The Purple  Haze Challenges

Vintage girl card
Image free from Crafts U Print
8x8 card base
Background stamp - JustRite Cling Sweet Lace
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye
Brown matt card - Papermania Colourstack
Burgundy ribbon - Hobbycraft

Milk Coffee Stamps card
Image - 
5x5 Kraft card base
Green doily - Xcut doily punch
Rainbow doily - DoCrafts Vintage Notes Filigree Heart die
Promarkers (oops forgot to note which colours used)
Pearlescent lilac backing card - Create & Craft
Green ribbon - Hobbycraft
Branch - Spellbinders Cherry Blossom die set
Flowers - my crafty stash

I am entering my cards into the following challenges:

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Anniversary cards

Wedding anniversaries are like buses in my house, nothing for the whole year then both my parents and my boyfriends parents are within the space of 3 days! So to make life a little easier I've basically done the same card for both, just in different colour tones. I've kept the designs quite simple, simply because I love the February Clarity club stamp and wanted the focus to be on that.

Here's a close up of the stamp 

And great news is, both sets of parents loved their cards!

8x8 card base
Cream & Green pearlescent card - Create & Craft 
Ribbon & Flowers - my crafty stash
Stamp - Clarity Stamps (February club stamp)
Embossing folder - Crafters Companion Embossalicious Elegance folder
Scalloped branch & flourish dies - Spellbinders

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Challenges 4 Everybody - Bugaboo

Wow, March already! This year is already going so fast. On the positive side, new month means new challenge and this month we have the wonderful opportunity to work with Bugaboo stamps.

I'm still kinda in my alternative project mode and have done another tag this time. 

To join in this months ATG challenge go to:

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Bugaboo Butterfly Tag -Image supplied by sponsor
Spectrum Noir pencils - Background 56, 58, 47
                                     Butterfly 15, 66, 27
Backing paper - Docrafts Gorjus 12x12 paper pack
Glossing accents for bubbles 
Spellbinders Persian Motifs border die
Core'dinations Black Cat card
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
Birdcage - My Paper Stash Country Garden Die cut Decorative Elements
Ink - Ranger Tim Hotlz Distress Ink Tea Dye

I am entering this tag into the following challenges: