Sunday, 28 September 2008

Tilda & Co Challenge 38, Use a sketch

This is my Tilda and Co card for this week where we had to follow a sketch.

I have totally run out of thank you cards so under the watermark is a thank you sticker.

Sarah Kay Challenge *Week 13* True Blue

The theme for the Sarah Kay Challenge blog this week is *True Blue*. What with the daily battle of trying to get my Daughter settled in college I am so behind with everything. Normally I have all my Christmas cards made by the end of September, this year I have three so I thought that I would take the opportunity to make another..

The paper is from Dovecraft, flowers are Bazzill Bling, Cardstock Bazzill, the brads I can't remember and the ribbon is from Poppicrafts.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Tilda & Co ~Challenge 37~ On A Budget

The theme this week on the Tilda & Co blog is ~On A Budget~. Great challenge this one for getting the old grey matter working and actually thinking about how much our hobby costs, and that you don't have to throw loads of money at a project to get a fantastic end piece...don't believe me??? Check out the awesome creations from the DT this week!

Here's the break down of what I used and how much it totalled.
Cardstock - Papermania - 1/2 a sheet = 15p
Papers- K&Co - 2 sheets = 14p
Buttons - local needlecraft shop = 16p
Glitter Glue - Craft Tonic = 2p
Recycled Ribbon = 1p
Foam waste from sticky dots = 1p
Total cost = 49p

Sarah Kay Challenge *Week 12* Creative CD Cases

The week on the Sarah Kay blog the challenge is *Creative CD Cases*.
I went into slight panic, no-one wants to see how I store my Nestabilities, I have some calendar cases lying around left over from storing clear stamps when I only had a few. I really wanted to use one of those neat little tins that bands chuck out as promos because I have decorated SO many plastic cd cases.
A plain metal case cries out to be altered, out came the good old black spray paint which I thought would look fab if it was dry brushed with silver. Then I had a complete nutty notion to use hot foil but my poor old foil pen just couldn't cope with the size of the tin so I reach for the iron! It wasn't the best idea that I'd ever had, the iron burnt the spray paint! I am so glad that you're unable to smell my project (actually it's fine now but the stench of burning plastic was overwhelming, don't try this at home kiddies). The idea I think would have worked had I not used the spray paint. The tin was gloss lacquered to protect the foil.
Anyway, this little tin come with a foam self adhesive insert which I though would be perfect to poke earrings into as a stocking filler.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Cute Card Thursday *Food*

The theme this week over at CCT is Food so I thought that I would dig out one of my favourite House Mouse stamps (it has nothing to do with me loving doughnuts!). I also took delivery of my new Copic Markers yesterday so it's only natural that I used them to colour this image. Generally I tend to colour like a toddler with pens so this was a huge, risky investment for me but I am quite pleased with the results.
I used:
Paper - K&CO
Cardstock - Bazzill
Flowers - Prima
Brad - Papermania
Ribbon - Poppicrafts

Monday, 15 September 2008

PTW challenge Katharina's Sketch #11

With my eldest Daughter at college and the youngest at school I found some time to actually take part in the PTW challenge where the challenge was to follow another of Katharina's wonderful sketches. I also indulged in some retail therapy but you'll have to watch this space to see if I made the right decision or not! I have promised myself that I will master (or should that be try) a new technique within a month. I have been distressing papers for a while but normally with chalk or chalk based inks, but this month I have decided that I really should get more out of my distress ink pads so this is what I'm trying here.
This card uses one of the new stamps from Kadoodle, little Leo, he is just so adoreable. The papers are Basic Grey, the buttons and ribbons are from my stash. Little Leo has been coloured using a mixture of Prismacolors and H2o's.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

~Tilda & Co Challenge 36~ Chocolate Delight

The theme today on the Tilda & Co blog is chocolate, pink and white. I went for a collection of cards in a mini pizza style box. These are to say "Thank You" to my Aunt for the gifts that she brought us all back from her trip to Australia.

I Used:
Cardstock - Papermania & Bazzill
Paper - Printed on the PC
Tags- Nestabilities
Ribbon - Stash

Sarah Kay *Week 11* Trio of Papers

This week on the Sarah Kay Challenge blog the theme was a "Trio of Papers" wjere we had to use three patterned/designer papers. I really love the feel of this card, it's not my usual style but I think it works. I'm not really sure why the blue on the image is showing as a different tone to that of the papers, photography isn't my forte I'm afraid.

I Used:
Paper- K&Co
Cardstock - Papermania
Flowers - Prima
Brads - Queen&Co
Ribbon - Poppicrafts
Buttons - Crafty Crafts
Sentiment - Making Memories

Saturday, 13 September 2008

No Internet Connection.

Apologies again for not being around, my back is feeling completely better now but my internet connection went down...typical!

Tomorrow I will be late posting my Tilda & Co and Sarah Kay DT challenge blog cards as I will be at The Craft Barn (train at 6.30am to arrive at 9.15am....eek!) but I am really looking forward to the day.

Oh and the new Kadoodle designs are out so I had a play. Isabelle is so thoughtful, she sent mine and my Hubby's zodiac signs with my DT kit. I adore them both. The papers are Basic Grey, the cardstock is Core'dinations (Cuttlebug embossed) & Bazzill, The sentiment is Craftworks and I made the faux buttons using Nestabilities & an eyelet tool. All items on this card are available from the Craft Barn.
I hope that you check back tomorrow evening to see the Tilda and Sarah Kay cards.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Tilda & Co Challenge

I'm so sorry for the delay in posting my Tilda & Co work. I have had a very intense week, anyway here is last weeks embossing challenge piece.
And moving swiftly on to this weeks challenge where the theme is envelope art. This is a pockelope! I love these as they have three pockets for you to stash tiny goodies and send to your friends.
I have used K&Co double sided 12 x 12 paper to create the pockelope. The tag is made using nestabilities and I have just layered up a couple of prima flowers to hide the join.
On the reverse of the tag I have used a stamp from Catslife Press rubber stamp company. I do like their seals and altered art stamps very much.