Sunday, 28 August 2011

Oriental Dreams

Hello everyone,
 Well I was certainly put to the test for this weeks blog challenge over at the Glittergeeks!  I decided to step outside of my comfort zone for this one!  I too generally stick with what I love doing which is stamping and colouring images from my  favourite stamp collections, and always using pro markers  The theme was “all around the world” and so  avoiding my stamp collections and locking away my pro markers  and paper stash I looked though my craft stuff to see what I could find! here it is! This project is a 6x6 inch Oriental Picture Frame, I have used Kraft card for the frame, used a rectangle nestie die to create the window and embossed it to give a subtle effect, edged with faded jean s and spiced marmalade distress inks, the image is from the Sharon Duncan’s oriental dreams CD which I thinks certainly captures the oriental culture, to make the oriental fan I have used the paper from the CD , scored at 1 cm lines,  using Martha Stewart border punch i have created the decorative effect , pinched at the bottom and i have glued a brad here to finish it off. At the back of the frame I decided to use the piece of kraft card from the die cut centre, however you can also use a mirror hanger (local diy stores) to adhere with a Brad if you wanted to display it on a wall!  I translated “oriental dreams” using Google translate for the sentiment on this frame.....have I visited china? it is a dream that maybe one day I shall visit....I hope you like this project and get a little inspiration from it too.....have fun crafting and I’ll be back soon Bloggers....X

I have entered this project into Glittergeeks weekly challenge

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

My first Blog challenge!

Hi everyone,

i was encouraged yesterday to enter a blog challenge! (you know who you are he he ;-).... couldn't sleep all night thinking shall i? can i do this? ....of course i can i thought when i awoke this morning! ... so here it is!
the Glitter Geek theme is a sketch challenge, i have turned the sketch at an opposite angle, i used a lili of the valley stamp, coloured with pro markers and matt and layered onto a die cut shape, cut a tag shape by hand and embossed and distressed it using dusty Concorde and walnut stain distress inks, with a little lace edge trimming (couldn't resist) glitter and gems to accent this card. The small sentiment is also a lili of the valley stamp and i wanted a subtle greeting so i think its quite fitting for this card ....I really enjoyed taking part in this weeks challenege and  i hope i've met the requirements...wish me luck Bloggers ....X

Sunday, 21 August 2011

cupcake crafting....i think i am addicted!

Hi All....Just a quick post of another Cupcake .....I absolutely love making these, I just cant stop !!!! ...:-) ....X

Sunday Cupcakes!

Afternoon all,
Wow I have I had fun today :-) as I was preparing vegetables from my garden earlier today (oh yes I have green fingers too lol) I thought when I’ve done this little job I want to have some fun! My mind wandered off to my child hood days when  Mum and I would spend Sunday afternoons making  butterfly cakes, then it came to me, make paper craft cakes, my regular magnolia magazine had come yesterday and that's where I got the inspiration from! is the finished cupcake, however I have more ingredients on the go and I will add the pictures as I go along! You can be sure....I am entering this cupcake into this months Sir Stampalot's blog challenge’ this will be my second ever Blog challenge entry .....wish me luck....I'll be back soon Bloggers have Fun crafting! ....X

Monday, 15 August 2011

Happy Birthday !!

Hi All, 

A special posting for a friends 40th Birthday ! and a little message for you chick, You're not 40, You're 18 with 22 years Experience!!! ;op .... .

and here is the card i made  its 8x8 easel card and once the ribbon is untied at the side of the front top panel it opens to reveal a special message... what it says is a secret! ..... lol....

back soon bloggers ...X

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Saturday... another wedding card !

Morning everyone,
Well it Saturday and my day off from my full time job! is another 8x8 wedding card to show you all , well it is the season eh!  i love this lilli of the valley stamp, very apt for the occasion i think, the heart and doily border is a Martha Stewart punch, and the champagne flutes are  a sissix die ....hope you like this card as much  as i enjoyed   my crafty attack moment he he ...Back soon Bloggers....X

Friday, 12 August 2011

Ruby Anniversary with Tilda!

Hi all,
just a quick posting...this card was a request for a Ruby anniversary card with two Tilda's  on from the grandaughters! ....well im not too sure about this card so popped it on here for you thoughts? Hubby always says "its nice" they collecting it tomorrow!!!! yikes ...not much time to do a second one lol....back soon bloggers..X

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Tilda with Polkadoodle !

hi everyone!
well cant you tell i love Polka doodle stamps! ...Yep here is another card using stamps from the  Christmas neighbours collection (Tilda sneaked onto this card by the way ...;-)) ! .... I have used my new flex makers on this card and i adore them, work very well with my pro marker collection too ! one more completed card to add to  my growing Christmas card "to do list" ... no time to hang around must get back to my crafting!....back soon Bloggers ...X

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Polka doodle Sunday!

Hi everyone.... oooh what a lazy Sunday i have had! don't you just love it when you can stay in your Pyjama's and play all day? :-) ...that is exactly what i have done today and loved every minute ....well  below is a commissioned baby girl card card.... i was inspired by Nikki Hall on create and craft this week when she was demonstrating the Lushy Flex Markers ( alas awaiting my delivery so printed the ready coloured image)  i have put together this side stepper circle card, the image, papers and sentiment  is from the fabby Sundae of seasons cd ..... absolutley delish! ....the stepper card is 8inch and was inspired by paperpapillon .... hope you like this card as much as i loved playing with my crafty stash today...back soon Bloggers ....X